Well, would you believe it – Newcastle United’s 19 year-old Australian center-back Curtis Good has caused his current club Bradford City to be kicked out of the FA Cup, because the Bantams did not receive written permission to play Good in the game against Brentford by the 12:00 pm deadline on the day of the match, which ended 1-1 at Valley Parade.
That’s not good.
Curtis Good – has unwittingly had Bradford City eliminated from FA Cup
Curtis joined Bradford City last week on loan but in a personal hearing today Bradford City found out about the charge, and after the meeting the FA issued the following statement:
“The FA has confirmed that Bradford City have been removed from the FA Cup after fielding an ineligible player in their second round tie.” Bradford City did not have the necessary permission for Curtis Good to play in the competition, while on loan from Newcastle United, by the 12:00 pm deadline on Friday November 30 prior to the fixture that evening.”
Bradford have until 5:00 pm today to decide whether they will appeal this ruling, but it seems somebody at Bradford messed up badly, and it cost the Yorkshire club their berth in this season’s FA Cup.
As we said before, that’s not good.
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