Young Newcastle Player Sticks Up For The Club

When Curtis Good was omitted from the Australian World Cup squad last Wednesday because of his hip injury, the Australia manager Ange Postecoglou criticized Newcastle, because he thought the injury had not been treated correctly, and Curtis is now back in England getting treatment for the injury he picked up on his Australian debut on March 5th against Ecuador, and he had a fantastic first appearance for his country in that game – according to Ange.

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Curtis Good – in his debut for Australia against Ecuador

But Curtis in his interview over the weekend with Goal Australia has not criticized the Tyneside club, and this is what he
said yesterday about potentially playing in the Newcastle first team::

“It’s definitely an ambition, ever since I’ve gone to the UK,” “But if it doesn’t happen this year we’ll look for another loan and go from there. I’m always improving, every loan I’ve had, I feel like I’ve improved and experienced new things.”

“Newcastle try and keep in touch as much as possible,” “Hopefully it’s not usually about a fitness issue. I did my rehab back with Newcastle at the time. “

“When I’m playing I’m keeping in contact after the games and they try and watch you as much as they can, which is important for you because you obviously want to impress your parent club as well, where you’re trying to break into the first team. It’s good to know they’re watching.”

“I think the Scottish league is a good place to be honest,” “Players have come through and kicked on, whether that’s to the Premier League or the national team.”

“It’s a great place to learn your trade as a youngster, it’s completely different to the A-League. It’s important when you’re young to experience it all as well, otherwise you get a shock when you’re a bit older.”

“I think it’s always good to play at a high tempo, you get that in Scotland, where people put you under pressure,” “For me personally I think it was good to get up there and play those games.”

Curtis is now 21 years old and he seems to be a smashing lad, and it could be next season when he makes a break through at Newcastle, and he’s highly regarded in Australia as a potential future star of  the national side, and he’s also well-regarded at Newcastle.

He made his debut for Newcastle at Morecambe last year, and after a nervous first 20 minutes he settled down well and had a good game, and he has a very good left foot, and at the time manager Alan Pardew said it was good to have a left footed central defender in the squad.

And Newcastle need one of their youngsters to come though soon into the first team, and it would be great if the young Australian can do that.

That would be great.

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 2, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #1

    What have his comments got to do with the Aussie managers criticism ?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 2, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #2

    Even if we bring four or five in, it won’t be seen as moving forward just a begrudged necessity, it is widely acknowledged that we were five players short when that famous five were bought an eternity ago, would anyone care to count how many first teamers have left since then.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jun 2, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #3

    Got to look on the bright side supporting the TOON for the past 50 odd years.

  • firebug666

    Jun 2, 2014 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #4


    To be fair mate I don’t think we will ever bring in five players like we did that January. The club have made it quite clear to everyone that they do not want success just money. A profit is far more important than a trophy of Europe.

    At the end of August the excuses will fly, the team will be boosted from the development squad and Pardrew will spout “we are stronger than last year”.

  • firebug666

    Jun 2, 2014 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #5


  • Blofal

    Jun 2, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #6

    Charlie this is true. Being an Aussie I only atarted supporting the TOON in 2006 when I travelled to London.

    I didn’t want to be one of those people that just support the big successful teams. Instead I wanted to follow a team with passion and a great history.

    Since then I swear I’ve become bipolar.

  • Blofal

    Jun 2, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #7

    I just watched some video of Victor Ibarbo. Not prolific but strong and quick. Reminds me of Sissoko a bit. I think he would suit Pardew’s direct style of play.

    Not that I think we should play that way of course.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 2, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #8

    I haven’t included Remy, LDJ or Xisco but since Mikey spent on unprecedented 19/30M on five players depending on who you believe, a total of nine players who have been regular first teamers and bench warmers have left the club wigh more to follow, so in reality we are now nine players short.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 2, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #9

    You used to be very pro Ashley, have you finally seen the light ?

  • nufcursed

    Jun 2, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #10

    the most positive ambition for next season is to hope we get relegated again so ashley will have to sell up.
    all our overrated stars will leave and we will have to play young english players.
    only problem left then is to get rid of pardew!
    i’m so sick of this club and you Ed! (linking us constantly with players that will never sign for us!are you working together with ashley maybe??)
    we will sign no one decent watch this.
    we all think this transfer window is gonna be the best in recent years, as we did every window since ashley bought us!

  • firebug666

    Jun 2, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #11


    I agree with you, I have said in the past that we need to bring in between 5 and 7 players, but Newcastle will never do that. As I said earlier a profit is far more important to them than a trophy or Europe.

    They say they are working hard behind the scenes to bring in players, I say they are working hard behind the scenes on excuses as to why it never happened.

    I feel sorry for myself and all Newcastle fans every transfer window, because in all honesty you could write the script two months before.

    If we were to bring in 4 or 5 good players this summer I don’t mind eating humble pie, but in truth I think my diet is quite safe.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jun 2, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #12

    No not anti Ashley I have given him a chance to put us on a sound financial footing –
    BUT now with money in the bank and pays cash.
    NOW is the time to spend THIS SUMMER when we have the money.
    IF NOT then yes my patience will have run out.

    And add another forward to the list we are suppose to be after PAYET of Marseille.


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