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It’s Good This Youngster Playing So Well Out On Loan

9:37 am, Friday, February 28th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 11 Comments

Curtis Good has been doping very well at Dundee United on loan, where he scored his very first senior goal recently, and he’s been called up for Australia for the friendly game next week against Ecuador in London – at Millwall’s New Den..

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Curtis Good - playing well for Dundee United

This is what Good has said in the local papers today:

“So far I’m loving it,  “They’re a great bunch of players, and (I am) so happy to be here.”  “It was tough to get a first-team look in at Newcastle, so it was a last-minute thing.

“It was a day before the deadline. They called me on the Thursday, and wanted me to come up Friday and play Saturday, so it all happened quickly. When Jackie McNamara, Dundee United’s manager called me, he said he wanted me to play on Saturday, so I knew they were pretty short at the back.”

“It was a matter of trying to fit in as quick as possible really, and straight into the games.”  “I’ve been very, very happy with the standard of the Scottish league.”

“I hadn’t known much about it, I hadn’t watched much of it, but when I came here, especially Dundee, they try and play as much football as possible.”

That’s a surprising comment on the standard of the Scottish Premier League, especially when there is no Rangers to challenge Celtic at the moment, and they are ranked as the 22nd best league ion Europe at the moment.

At the end of every season the UEFA coefficients for each European league are statistics used for ranking and seeding teams in club and international competitions.

As of 26 February this year, the coefficients have England ranked second to Spain, followed by Germany, Italy and Portugal, and Scotland are ranked 23rd

Good joined Newcastle from Melbourne Heart for £400K in the summer of 2012 and he’s been improving at Newcastle ever since he arrived,  and already has made his debut for the Magpies in the 2-0 League (Capital One) Cup win at Morecambe last year.

We’d even like to see Curtis out on loan next season getting first team games regularly, maybe back at Dundee United, unless of course he can break into the Newcastle first team by then.

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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 catchy in norway // Feb 28, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    At the other end of the pitch Tim Krul won all the plaudits for his show-stopping, and Spurs-stopping, goalkeeping display last weekend, as he managed a Barclays Premier League record high of 14 saves in a single match. He is second in the total saves chart, however, 11 behind Cardiff City’s David Marshall, who has denied opponents on 51 occasions so far.

    BUSIEST GOALKEEPERS

    Player Saves
    David Marshall (Cardiff) 51
    Tim Krul (Newcastle) 40
    Simon Mignolet (Liverpool) 39
    John Ruddy (Norwich) 37
    Asmir Begovic (Stoke) 36

  • 2 Himanshu Dhingra // Feb 28, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Why is English Football lagging behind

    2 words, People Like

    Alan pardew

  • 3 70TWO // Feb 28, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    ‘doping’ – lol

  • 4 70TWO // Feb 28, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Good and Dummett, central defensive pairing of the future, coming to a stadium near you….Oh no, they’ve been sold.

  • 5 Himanshu Dhingra // Feb 28, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Mike Ashley could easily take out 20-25 Mill out of the club in the summer and could still leave the club a Transfer kitty of around 35 million.

    But I think that in previous seasons he would have been happy with that sum his GREED has increased and he would not let club achieve its true potential. Ever!

  • 6 The next Mike Williamson // Feb 28, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Krul made more than 1/3 of his saves in one match

  • 7 Himanshu Dhingra // Feb 28, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    The next Mike Williamson

    The stats I think are after that match.

  • 8 Harley // Feb 28, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Catchy

    What you doing on the blog this time of day you title muppet, shouldn’t you be at school?

    Do you know how offensive it is to be called a tool by the blog moron?!!

    I see you’ve got your little stat machine out again. Go on do a stat for how many of your spots you squeeze hit the mirror against how many dribble down you chin.

  • 9 RonVanDam // Feb 28, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    HD
    Thats 4 words :)

  • 10 Himanshu Dhingra // Feb 28, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    RVD

    Don’t get All technical

  • 11 croftus5678 // Feb 28, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    the scottish league’s a great starting place for youngsters but would like to see good toughen up as a cb as he still looks very fragile to me and a cb should be strong and solid imo !

    maybe somewhere on loan he will get battered and bruised next year to get him ready for the big boys.




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