Newcastle United development manager Peter Beardsley has been singing the praises of a forgotten player at Newcastle – Curtis Good.
Curtis joined us from Melbourne Heart in the summer of 2012 for £400K and quite honestly he has had some horrendous injuries, which have kept him out of the squad for too long and he is only now back playing regularly for the U-23 team.
We had assumed Curtis would be one who would leave the club in the summer having failed to make it – but not if you read what Peter has been saying about the Australian International.
Curtis Good – playing for Australia
Good, who turned 24 yesterday and Stuart Findlay – our new signing from Celtic last summer – have both been outstanding in defense for the Reserve side this season.
This is what Peter has said about Good:
“If I take a look at Curtis Good he is on another level at the moment.”
“He got a boost from when he was involved with the first-team and I think that really has given him a massive lift.”
“He has been outstanding since then.” “Curtis is in the manager’s thoughts. He obviously trusts him.”
“The manager has spoken highly of him. Which is good for him.” “To think of where he was a year ago, with the hip problem, to where he is now, it is great.”
“He looks like he should not be on the pitch for us. He looks above this level.”
“To be fair I don’t make the decisions. “We are delighted to have him. “Being selfish I hope he doesn’t go anywhere.”
“To be fair to him he is a great example.”
Curtis played his first game for Australia against Ecuador on 5th March 2014, but had to come off in that game with a hip injury in the second half.
He was out injured until the beginning of this season with the injury, after a couple of operations on it.
So you cannot say that Curtis had been lucky during his time at Newcastle, but maybe he will go on loan next season and try to prove he is a potential Newcastle player for the future.
His six year deal runs out next summer, so it’s likely to be his final year at the club.
But what do you think?
Note: I got a personal letter from Peter Beardsley on behalf of the club last week on my health condition – and it shows the club have a heart.
Peter is a top man and it was very good of him to go out of his way to write the letter – I wanted to put it out there that I really appreciated that.