What’s Happened To This Newcastle Defender?


Curtis Good is one of our promising young defenders who we brought in a couple of years ago from Melbourne Heart for around £400K, and he made his debut for Newcastle about a year ago against Morecambe in the League Cup, and after the first 20 minutes or so of that game he settled down well, and had a good game at center-back.

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Curtis Good in action on March 5th for Australia

Curtis has progressed quite well in his two years at Newcastle, and he received his first cap for Australia against Ecuador on March 5th, and apparently had a great game.

But he was withdrawn after the hour mark in that games, because of what at the time seemed a slight hip injury – but he’s still out injured with it.

The injury caused him to miss the World Cup this summer in Brazil – and that would have been some great experience for him – and it even  looked odds-on he would make the final 23 man Australian squad, but he was not fit.

Since then,  he has had some surgery on the hip, and the youngster is currently recuperating, but no word from Alan Pardew or the club about a date when he will be returning to training.

It’s been six months since the 21 year-old was first injured, and with Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa having been sent out on loan last Monday, it could be that Curtis is our 4th best center-back for the season – and when fit he could be given a chance to show what he can do in the first team.

We don’t expect to hear from Alan Pardew until late next week in his press conference for the important game at Southampton a week today, but maybe we can get an update then on how Curtis is doing.

It could be an opportunity for the Australian that we have three experienced center-backs in the squad, because Alan Pardew may give him a chance – maybe.

When we’ve seen Curtis play he’s been a good steady center-back who is keen to learn and seems to have a great attitude.

We hope Curtis will be fit and well again soon, and be ready to do a job – possibly in the first team this year

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83 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #1

    The club would be loathe to tell us he was injured in case anyone was interested in buying him.

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  • JackButler

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #2

    Good has looked decent to be fair to the lad, but anyone whi isn’t Willo, Colo or Saylor stand little to no chance of getting game time under our confused manager.

    The fans should be really worried about the lack of improvement of our youngsters and serious questions need to be asked of the entire coaching setup at the club

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  • welshgeordie9

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #3

    Jail

    Don’t be like that, that’s not very nice.

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  • JackButler

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #4

    It seems that the Chronicle’s attempts to get back into bed with Ashley and co have gone t1ts up

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  • DanishToonArmy

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #5

    I am not bothered having him as 4 defender, every he has been, he has been very highly regarded.

    I hope he gets playing time this year, could replace Willo, would be nice.

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  • Thump

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #6

    Slow news day, Ed?

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  • DanishToonArmy

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #7

    Everywhere

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #9

    Still think there is a world class CB hiding inside Janmaat

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #10

    Jeffrey,
    You’re seriously weird !

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #11

    The MAG was taken over by makem WUMS months ago

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #12

    Curtis Good must be another one of our mystery picks up ‘slight’ injury/out for ages/no update/comes back and plays for the reserves/flops for the reserves/and then is moved on in the heat of the night.. type of players

    You know the type

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #13

    Jeffrey,
    I think you’re a mackem WUM !

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  • JamesToon

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #14

    REPOST

    Ethio

    We’re talking about Frank de Boer who set up Ajax to attack and control barca and Man city, and they absolutely dominated and outplayed then. If I remember correctly SDJ tore both barca and city apart.

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  • Ethiotoon

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #15

    jamestoon
    why is siem look quiet with us so far? I am not impressed by him yet!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #16

    JamesToon,
    As much as I’d like a high profile manager like FDB what makes you think he will come here, with his current CV he will be offered a top job in one of the best three leagues.

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  • JackButler

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #17

    Frank de Boer claims we are a sleeping giant!

    Comatosed minoes more like

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  • Belfast

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #18

    Jeffrey is definitely in a little troll circle. All controlled by one person.

    Who’s your master Jeffrey? 🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #19

    Ethiotoon,
    He’s been injured, played while not fully fit and is now out for four months.

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  • JackButler

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #20

    I smell an Ian lurking around this blog 😉

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  • JackButler

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #21

    Ethiotoon

    How many players have you been impressed with while playing under Pardew???

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #22

    Belfast,
    There has to be a certain person that can consistently troll, you’d think they would get bored or sober up !

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #23

    Why ?? Jail for Ashley he is tons better than Debuchy the same height as Saylor and his positional awareness is phenomenal

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #24

    Belfast,
    I think Jeffery is a nice person when dressed as Shirley, as soon as he puts his trousers on the anger starts seeping through and he takes it out on the blog.

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  • Belfast

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #25

    It all depends on how unhinged the person is jail.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #26

    Jeff,
    Pardew will have to play him there at some stage so we will see, a lot of Dutch people are very tall though and not all natural CB’s.

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  • Belfast

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #27

    I did suspect it was Indian at one point. I’m not so sure now.

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  • Ethiotoon

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #28

    JackButler
    A lot.Tiote,coloccini,ba,colback to mention some..
    why??

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  • JackButler

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #29

    Ethiotoon

    You’ve been unimpressed with a guy who’s been here two minutes and injured for most of that, seems a bit early to form opinions on someone so quick

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  • Belfast

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #30

    Am I on the right track here Jeffery? Throw me a bone ?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #31

    Belfast,
    I would say on a scale of being unhinged they would have to be hanging in with an inch six flat head on a heavy oak door.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #32

    Jail for Ashley a lot of Dutch people are very tall though and not all natural CB’s“““““`WHAT“““`A lot of Africans are black but not all can play the noseflute

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #33

    Belfast,
    Now him and Low Full Meg, that could be a go-er, the anger, the name mmm

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  • toonincheek

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #34

    APs role as manager includes being MAs mouthpiece.
    It’s part of the job.
    You could be highly principled . . and walk
    Or you could stay and make the most of it.
    Life is full of compromises.

    Any new manager would have to accept the same job description, so it’s pointless knocking AP. He has to do his best to put a positive spin on club policy.
    No easy task.
    Shooting the messenger doesn’t get you anywhere.
    Doubtful if the next messenger will be any better.

    Take MYM’s departure on loan.
    AP was probably told that any players being sold would be replaced.
    But then the management tell him – Ah, but MYM wasn’t sold, he was only loaned for the season.
    Management playing games with words, and AP has to pick up the pieces, and the spirit of the team.

    NUFC a selling club – for sure.
    At a price.
    Transfer fees for AC, Cabaye and Debuchy were tops.
    Hard to refuse.
    Tiote was rumoured to be leaving if a high enough bid came in.
    £14 million was the rumoured asking price.
    Open to a bit of negotiation, perhaps.
    But doesn’t such a high fee indicate a strong preference to keep players unless an offer comes in that really cannot be refused?

    My main gripe with AP is that he doesn’t get the best out of players.
    That’s the No. 1 requirement for any manager in any business.
    Sadly, I see us in the bottom 6-8 all season, flirting with relegation.

    But childish exaggerations, bad/insulting language and blaming AP for everything under the sun reflect on the poster more than AP.

    The negative records that AP has recorded have been the turning point for me.
    Not that I have ever been all that happy with AP, but I haven’t felt the time was right to throw in our lot with a new mouthpiece. Stability does count for a lot.

    But now, his days must be numbered.

    I hope and pray AP can turn it around, but unless the new signings adapt to the PL and each other quickly, I see big problems.

    After 10 games or so, after the so-called “easyish” games, then Spuds and the ‘Pool, I reckon we will be staring relegation in the face.

    And that is when MA may act.

    Interesting to speculate who would be responsible for sounding out potential candidates. Can’t see it being Lee Charnley.

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  • Ethiotoon

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #35

    JackButler
    He is injury prone then,together with collapsed lung..
    very risky to play him under tense league like here..
    we should have gone for someone else.
    Now b/c of him,our season could go from bad to worse,even for the manager.

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  • Online Guy

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #36

    Stop me if I’m wrong

    Newcastle United are not a proper Football Club now , in the true sense of the word ” Football” and the winning of Trophy’s, or the league ..we don’t exist for that ..Correct ?

    We are part of a Retail Marketing Business and are “used” To promote that Retail outlet..That’s all we are now. Agreed ?

    Our Manager Mr Pardew is part of that bad ethos..

    and his real Job title should be ,
    by extension ,…

    …..Marketing executive of Sports Direct..

    .He is Complicit in the overall plan, and his Job title should be……… retail Shop assistant.

    We are no longer a proper Football Club that exists for Football

    I withdraw my support but live in hope that one day the Scheming Liar’s will Sell up.

    They own us for the wrong reasons .

    Pardew , By extension, Shop assistant to Sports Direct

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  • Belfast

    Sep 6, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #37

    He’s only Jeffery for a few days though, then he’s on his other account.

    Then he’s Jeffrey again.

    Enquiries are ongoing….

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 6, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #38

    Jeff,
    You said that Janmaat was tall and his positional awareness was phenomenal, and your point is, RVP is very tall and his positional awareness is also phenomenal, do you think he was played at CB, he probably was at one or two games before he started out as was Shearer in goal, but with nearly 200 professional appearances, I think his(Janmaat) best position has been worked out .

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  • JackButler

    Sep 6, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #39

    Ethiotoon

    No he’s not injury prone by any means, but he is like 90% of foreign players who come to this league in that they need time to settle and adjust, very few hit the ground running added to that he’s playing under a tactically clueless and inept manager, what the hell do you want miracles?

    Or maybe you have a better option for who we should have gone for???

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  • Sliema

    Sep 6, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #40

    toonincheek

    We don’t just shoot the messenger for being the mouthpiece… it’s cause he is utter w@nk!!!

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