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What’s The Status Of This Forgotten Newcastle Defender?

8:33 am, Thursday, September 17th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 7 Comments

Newcastle have published the official photograph of the squad for this season, amid the team getting negative publicity after the poor performance on Monday night, when we were late arriving at Upton Park, but didn’t seem to turn up for the game.

And going through the squad has reminded us of Curtis Good, who hasn’t played for Newcastle since he picked up that hip injury on his Australian International debut a year last March.

Ecuador's Antonio Valencia in action

Curtis Good on his Australian debut

Curtis’ debut was on March 5th, 2014 against Ecuador, and he came off injured after 68 minutes, after having an excellent game.

Earlier this year, he eventually had some surgery but then broke down while on the American tour and was sent home, but not before seeing a specialist over here in the US.

There is no return date for what is called a hip/thigh injury on the web-site and they have this comment about the Australian:

“Seemingly unable to catch a break from injury, the young Aussie is still suffering with a troublesome hip problem.”

It would be good to get an update on what the situation is with Curtis from Steve McClaren.

Mike Williamson is said to be out with his elbow problem until September 23rd, and Steven Taylor has picked up a knock, so maybe the reason he wasn’t on the bench on Monday night is not too serious.

Hope so.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Curtis Good · Injuries · International News · Newcastle News · Premier League

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Sep 17, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    Zimmer frame for Mr Good. I think he’s fundamentally limited in mobility.

  • 2 lordjoesnow // Sep 17, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    I think Curtis will come good one day.

  • 3 Tsunki // Sep 17, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    The only elbow problem for Mike is that he should be given it. But it’s starting to shape up in the stars for him to once again become an immoveable regular. Déja vu. All over again.

  • 4 Tsunki // Sep 17, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    Cue tumbleweed….

  • 5 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Sep 17, 2015 at 9:15 AM

    TOON remind me very much of England.
    Got players, very good players but never seem to gel to play decent football huff and puff scrape by with scrappy wins.
    Get in different managers ends up same football.
    The only two times England looked a decent team was in Mexico when by a stroke of luck Beardsley was brought in due to a injury and it transferred Lineaker and England and in the Euro’s with Venables team and Gazza. Sadly we could not win anything.

    Newcastle, when Keegan was brought in transformed the City and club – but alas we still could not win anything and sadly the dream was destroyed when the Hall’s and Shepherds got greedy and floated the team on the stock exchange

  • 6 TikiTakaAcca // Sep 17, 2015 at 9:15 AM

    I CANNOT BELIEVE i’m seeing people on here say ‘Wijnaldum isn’t good enough’.

    Let me tell you this, Wijnaldum is the best player in our squad, that’s it. He is.
    He went missing for a game yes, but what do you expect when you have Colback & Anita playing alongside him, and Cisse up front. He’s fighting on his own.

    He has an amazing footballing brain, can pick a killer pass, he’s clever, intelligent, never loses the ball in tight spots as he can’t be hustled off of the ball, he’s a real player.

    Wijnaldum, Mbemba, Perez, De Jong & Janmaat are the top 5 players in our club.
    They should all be starting in a formartion to suit them.

  • 7 TikiTakaAcca // Sep 17, 2015 at 9:17 AM



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