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Curtis Good Reaches Capital One Cup Final With Bradford

8:51 am, Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 33 Comments

Newcastle’s 19 year-old center-back Curtis Good helped Bradford win the two legged Capital Cup semi-final last night at Villa Park in front of over 40,000,  when Bradford lost the game 2-1 but won the tie 4-3 against Aston Villa, and become the first fourth division side in 51 years (Rochdale were the last team to do it in 1962) to reach the final of the League Cup.

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Curtis Good – in action last night at Villa Park

The Australian U20 International played the full game in each of the semi final games, including the the 3-1 home win on January 8th, and it was only a late goal from Andreas Weimann in the 89th minute last night that stopped Bradford from being undefeated in either game.

Former Newcastle winger Charles N’Zogbia played the whole game for Aston Villa, who are Newcastle’s next opponents in the league next Tuesday night.

Curtis joined Newcastle last summer from Melbourne Heart,  and he has been loaned out to Bradford to get some first team playing experience in English football, and he certainly seems to be making good use of his loan spell, and it’s a terrific result for Bradford.

The other semi-final second leg game is tonight with Chelsea at Swansea City, after Swansea surprisingly won the first leg 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on January 9th.

It seems a great start to his career in England that Curtis Good has done so well at Bradford – keep it up Curtis.

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33 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 23, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    Great experience for Good and so happy for Bradford.

    Did anyone watch the game, how did he do?

  • 2 Dannyo // Jan 23, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    Good struggled badly in both games against Zoggy, but he hasn’t always played LB and he more or less made a full debute against a good PL player.
    He’ll learn and get better for it.

  • 3 jimmysmith // Jan 23, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    So correct me if I’m wrong but Colo just wants us to annul his long term contract so he can go back to his boyhood club and not make a fuss despite being worth atleast 5 million.

    How do you negotiate with someone who thinks that’s a reasonable position to take?

    I can’t wait to see this pans out.

  • 4 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 23, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Dannyo….Thanks for the info. Zoggy can be a good player on his day though and Good is young so will hopefully adapt. As you say, he’s not a LB anyway, but all good experience.

  • 5 John Tudor // Jan 23, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    positioning ok good header throwins ok one dodgy miss hoof back to keeper 7/10

  • 6 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 23, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    Repost from previous thread

    Whether he(MYM) is a Colo replacement or not, the Colo issue needs sorting ASAP. If they can’t afford him, tell them to go whistle. If he wants to buy himself out of his contract, that’s 3 years at roughly 60,000 a week, that will be £9,360,000 please Colo. Otherwise get your head on the game, knuckle down and drag us away from this mess that we are in.

  • 7 Transfer Sage // Jan 23, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    I think Good did well over both games. Struggled at times but did enuough.

    For a young CB who was deployed at LB and for his first games in the cup to be up against some decent villa players he did well. Seemed great in the air too.

  • 8 TorqToon // Jan 23, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    TS – Yes but the word is a backer has agreed to pay the unpaid fee’s to clear the debt and lift the embargo.

    I’m not a fan of the player as a person – good footballer – but not a very nice person.

    TS – With the wage that Lambias brings in, you could employ 2 people for that role, somebody to work the business and financials and one person to act as public relations and an ambassador.

  • 9 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 23, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Also, saw Nobby’s name mentioned on the previous thread as an ambassador at the club.

    If we are looking to replace Pardew, and we know it will need to be cheapish. Nobby has cut his teeth in South America, done very well there, loves the club and would be great working with technical players. Spent a while here so knows the English game.

    Not sure it would be the best appointment possible, but a lot better then some of the names bandied about on here.

  • 10 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jan 23, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    Could it be
    That the toon will let Coloccini go after the Villa game if Mbiwa and Steven Taylor come through the game.
    Steven Taylor and Mbiwa central defenders – making Taylor captain till end of the season.

  • 11 nufc1984 // Jan 23, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    If we get our three other frenchies today do u reckon Ashley will get the bit between his teeth and stick in a bid for PEA? I know he said he doesn’t want to leave in jan. but I’m pretty sure that’s what carrol said shortly before Liverpool bid for him. And pea would finish off the side for me. would be an awesome addition. If we got relegated at end of season at least we could definitely say it was pardews fault then!!:-)

  • 12 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 23, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    Torq…great minds think alike ;)

  • 13 TorqToon // Jan 23, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Hearing murmurings of a new £10.7mil bid from NUFC for RVW?

    Anybody heard anything?

  • 14 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 23, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Oh, and I’m all for Llambias getting the boot, and Ashley being more hands on. Ashley has acheived more in a few days then Llambias all last summer and the first few weeks this window

  • 15 John Tudor // Jan 23, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    does taylor speak french?

  • 16 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 23, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Cheers John.

  • 17 Hebburn Mag // Jan 23, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    This just shows how right I was when I came on here a few days ago and was slated for saying, be patient and give Ashley time and he’ll turn it around. Ashley is the type of owner who has to see you doing really bad to pay up and improve the squad. We’ve brought 2 starting 11 players in and by the sounds of it maybe another 2 this week in Grouffan (who stated on his twitter account that he would be joining today) and Sissoko, if we bring these players in a dont loose anyone, even (williamson) this will have been probably the best transfer window in a few years for sure.

  • 18 WWYCD // Jan 23, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Doesnt Goods loan end before the final? Seem to recall early Feb being mentioned?

  • 19 WWYCD // Jan 23, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Now just stop right there dont get my hopes up for RVW

  • 20 foggonridiculous // Jan 23, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    IF it’s just personal issues with ‘Colo’ and money isn’t an issue wouldn’t loaning him to San Lorenzo be an option?

    ..if they can’t afford to buy his registration then it stays with us until someone can…?

    …or is that too simplistic….?

  • 21 Transfer Sage // Jan 23, 2013 at 9:08 AM


    I wondered why sky were reporting Rubin were in discussions with FIFA over that embargo.

    And that would be very good. I’m much rather we did what man city did and got a technical director/managing director (whatever different clubs call it) from barcelona.

    Maybe we couldn’t get that level of man in on a wage we’d pay, but somebody with experience to advise ashley on what is needed and when, and to be his right hand man in negotiations.

  • 22 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 23, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Torq…haven’t heard anything :)

    …is he really that good?

  • 23 John Tudor // Jan 23, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    i hope its extended to cover final expirience needed the guy he is covering has glandular fever

  • 24 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jan 23, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    John Tudor
    Neither does Colo.
    Taylor’s Geordie will be alreet soonds likeFrench ya na

  • 25 John Tudor // Jan 23, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    and i always thought footy was played in english

  • 26 Transfer Sage // Jan 23, 2013 at 9:12 AM


    not sure on good’s loan deal but sure it will be extended so he can attend the final.

  • 27 jimmysmith // Jan 23, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    And what’s with all this Jason Bourne type mystery and intrigue about why he is so “anxious” to leave.

  • 28 WWYCD // Jan 23, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    I hope so big experience for the lad which can only benefit us in the future

  • 29 Dannyo // Jan 23, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    No worries, i watched both games, and things were a bit overwhelming for him I think, but he showed glimpses. Think he was told to stay back, didn’t see him go forward much at all. Atleast not in the 2nd match.
    He’s done going forward well for the reserves though, so there’s more to him than defending I’d say.

  • 30 Hatem's better than Messi // Jan 23, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Lilonwe Geordie

    We don’t know what’s happening at board level.
    Perhaps Ashley is being more flexible now with transfer fees and wages, to get people in.
    Whereas Llambias had to stick to the “plan”?

  • 31 TorqToon // Jan 23, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Yo – Not saying it has happened mate but just what is going around here at the moment. Newcastle is VERY much the talk of the town in France.

  • 32 sirtoongospel // Jan 23, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Is Ashley still in bed? It’s almost 9.30 and he hasn’t bid for 7 players???!!! Ashley out!!! Lol.

    Hopefully we will progress new additions today, with Sissoko potentially being a massive signing for us on ridiculously small money.

    Also, Pardew did say that he warned Ashley that the striker to replace Ba would cost more than we got for Demba. So possibly Gouffran, Haidara, Sissoko and one more striker to come? That would be incredible. Surely we can’t bring all those in though?

  • 33 Ash toon // Jan 23, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    We should go balls out for Dries Mertens. The bloke is like a cross between Ben Arfa and Hazard but scores more than both of them put together. And then sack Parsnip and owl face. Get Blanc in and Shearer upstairs. Enough said.
    Right, back to sleep, bit early this.

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