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This Player Can Still Come Good For Newcastle

9:04 am, Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 10 Comments

Two of Newcastle’s most injured players – two central defenders – Steven Taylor and Curtis Good both returned to training last Wednesday and both appear to be fit again – with Steve being out for six months with an Achilles injury,  and Good having been out since he made his debit for Australia in March of last year.

If both of them can keep fit, we may have two decent center-backs in the squad for the upcoming season.

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Curtis Good and Steven Taylor last week

Taylor has just one year left on his contract and there’s a possibility he could even be sold this summer.

Curtis will be trying to break into the first team this season, and at 22 years old, he will need to do that if he wants to have a future on Tyneside.

Curtis was highly regarded when we brought him in from Melbourne Heart three years ago for £400K, but injuries have affected his progress at the club.

But with Alessandro Schoenmaker now at the club in what looks like an excellent coaching staff, he could help to cut down on the huge number of injuries we pick up every season.

We hope Alessandro can do that, because it will be a huge positive for the first team next season.

6ft 2ins tall Curtis is a good player but seems injury prone – and if he has no chance of getting a game for the Newcastle first team this season, he may be sent out on loan again, but only after Steve McClaren has had a good look at him in training.

Curtis has been impressive in his two loan spells at Bradford City and Dundee United in the past.

He has just the one first team appearance for Newcastle in the League Cup at Morecambe almost two years ago,

It would be really good if Curtis can come through this season for the club – it’s possible – if the left-footed defender can just stay fit.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Curtis Good · Injuries · Loan Moves · Newcastle News · Premier League · Steven Taylor

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 WWSBRD // Jul 7, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    Steven Taylor can’t stay fit not sure what else he can do to prove that

  • 2 Jib // Jul 7, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    Is this Andy Carroll holding up next seasons shirt ?

  • 3 optimistic prime // Jul 7, 2015 at 9:24 AM


  • 4 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 7, 2015 at 9:24 AM

    They’re ganna have to stay fit – get fit – cos it looks like nobody’s coming in

  • 5 Toonfan8 // Jul 7, 2015 at 9:26 AM

    Jib it is AC, but that photo is at least 5 y.o.

  • 6 Jib // Jul 7, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Oh OK was getting excited for a mo’ there.
    I posted it yesterday and no one said a dicky bird
    I must have been the only one that hadn’t realised it was old – doh!

  • 7 Rotonda heights // Jul 7, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Re- last thread. No problem at all if Woodman leaves, the last part of the infamous failed pardew clan.

    krul went backwards, alnwick was badly unprepared and exposed and elliot is 2 stone overweight. Steele or Pav would be great and popular replacements.

    Re Cbs I have some faith and hope in Lascelles, Good, Satka and Dummet and i know it will be difficult to shift any of saylor, willo and colo.

  • 8 hibbit // Jul 7, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    charlie you and i both know s taylor can not do a full season………… good needs to be out on loan for a full season playing every week when i have seen him he looked ok

  • 9 Lindisfarne // Jul 7, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    Who wants a Penfold transfer:

  • 10 bladeuser // Jul 7, 2015 at 3:34 PM

    Ed u would.nt know a good player if it hit u in the face as usual u r talking bullshit

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