Good – International Debut Is The Highlight Of My Career


Curtis Good has what Australian manager Ange Postecoglou described as a fantastic debut for his country last night in London, when Australia eventually lost the game lost 4-3 to Ecuador, after being 3-0 up at half time.

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Curtis Good – in action last night

Curtis was taken off after 68 minutes last night with a slight injury, but he described his first game for Australia as an unbelievable experience:

“You dream about it your whole life,”  “It’s the absolute highlight of my career. I felt so confident out there. Thought as a unit we were brilliant.”

“At 3-0, you should never lose a football match,” “When you go to 10 men it’s always hard. It’s not Mitch’s fault thought.” “It’s one of those ones he has to come, otherwise it’s going to be tap in.”

“It’s just unfortunate circumstances.” “But we’ve got to take positives from it. We were brilliant in the first half. We’ve got to build on that.”

“I did something to my hip,”\\ “Hopefully it’s OK. Personally for me having to come off was disappointing.”

This lad seems to be coming in leaps and bounds with first team games, and it’s now extremely likely, not only that he will make the Australian squad for the World Cup in Brazil in the summer, but that he will also be a starter in the side.

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9 comments so far

  • croftus5678

    Mar 6, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #1

    i’ve always thought good was overrated and always looked avg when i’ve deen him play but i really hope i’m wrong as the professionals rate him very highly and we do need some solid defenders.

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  • jimiley

    Mar 6, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #2

    I had a great night out at Wembley watching England. I thought I might as well go because I am not going to go there to watch the Toon unless we reach the play offs. It is almost worth getting relegated. 50,000 Geordies in Wembley watching us play Birmingham to reach the premiership. We might even win that final. Automatic promotion for a top two finish would have to be off the agenda.

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  • AusMagpie

    Mar 6, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #3

    Still mad at that red card from last night. It happened on an offside play that the linesman called offside.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 6, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #4

    After 28 games with 10 to go
    Asenal and Liverpool are on 59 points
    Spurs in 5th place are on 53
    we are 10 points behind on 43
    Having looked at our 10 remaining fixtures I can see us getting 16 more points taking us to 59
    When we got 5th place 2 seasons ago it was with 65 points
    However my points tally is quite conservative
    If we play as we did against Hull for the next 10 games it is not inconceivable we could achieve Europe

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 6, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #5

    jeff

    I think somewhere between 14-16 points is what we will likely get (knowing us though could get 0 or get 30) but i would consider than a good season given what has gone on this year.

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  • mag

    Mar 6, 2014 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #6

    It will be interesting to see how the Pardew, carry on affects the team morale for the rest of the season.

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  • Ciaran

    Mar 6, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #7

    Jeff

    Did that comment have to be reposted 5 times?

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  • Ciaran

    Mar 6, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #8

    Jimiley

    C’mon lad, let’s have standards here. If we’re going to have a trip to Wembley at least have it be a semi-final in the FA Cup or a League Cup final, not a playoff final after finishing 3rd in the Championship.

    This is what the chronic lack of ambition from Mike Ashley has done to our fans.

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  • mag

    Mar 6, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #9

    It’s about time that the 15th richest man in the UK, heavily invested in Newcastle United instead of pleading poverty.

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