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..
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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