Defender deal imminent?

Good to go for NUFC?
Newcastle are looking to concluded a deal for 19-year-old Melbourne Heart defender Curtis Good according to his manager.

Former Coventry City and Portsmouth striker John Aloisi has revealed that Good is set to fly to Newcastle to undergo a medical before completing a move to St James’ Park. If all goes well it is expected that Good will link up with our development squad where he will have the chance to impress and work his way into Alan Pardew’s first team plans.

Good had been on trial with Newcastle United and it was said that Pardew and Co were impressed with the 6ft 2in centre-half although it seemed as though interest had waned in the youngster and talk of a deal cooled off. However rather than cooling off it would appear that our interest has been bubbling away and Good may finally get his move to England in the near future.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity for Curtis,” said Melbourne Heart manager John Aloisi. “Newcastle United is one of the biggest clubs in the United Kingdom, and we are absolutely delighted he has the opportunity to test his wares on such a stage.”

Good made his breakthrough last season with Melbourne Heart and made 25 A-League appearances for the club. He will be signed as one for the future so expectations shouldn’t be too high from the start, but players such as Mehdi Abeid, Sammy Ameobi and Haris Vuckic have shown that of you can impress then you will get a shot at the first team which is something I’m sure Good is aiming to do.

Nothing official as yet although it looks as though we may have swelled our defensive options by at least one in the very near future.

100 thoughts on “Defender deal imminent?

  1. you have to convince a club in lg 1 or whatever that the young player is good enough to compete for them,send a cd of a good game word of mouth etc….lg 1 clubs only want the cream of our kids,.newcastle cant just send young players wherever they want., to get a youngster a place in lg 1 or a championship side the kid has to have a special future ahead.the next step for street jj hooper n adam,c would idealy be a stint at gateshead if they would lets us .they do well there then ….hopefully league footy.
    then they mite earn a new contract with nufc….then the hard work starts

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  2. Stevo
    I agree, that’s why it’s good to have a strong relationship with the neighbouring clubs ie Gateshead, Carlisle and Hartlepool.

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  3. Speaking of Liverpool, Roma is giving them a proper lesson in football at the moment. Though they are a bit further into their preseason to be fair

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  4. Heading to The Milk Cup Final tonight to watch the NUFC youngsters take on Deportiva Brasil. Well done to the kids for making it to the final 🙂

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  5. Kirkyman…enjoy the game, and we’ll look forward to your full match report later 😉 good luck to the kids 😀

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  6. MDS

    I think Liverpool will finish below us again this year. They have two great players in Gerrard and Suarez but the rest of their team is shit.
    And Brendan Rogers is hugely out of his depth. Although he is better than KD if only slightly.

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  7. I was thinking “I wonder what subject matter Troyster will whinge about today?”
    Hey Presto – I have my answer @ 86 😆 😉

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  8. Richie – you can get tickets for the matches direct from SJP box office as of today so that may help with the crowds.
    Was thinking of going to one of the Brazil games myself.

    Did you see the ‘F’ up at Hamden Park yesterday? … 😳 😳 😳

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  9. The young uns game is on TV tonight for anyone interested…
    “Kickoff in our game is at 8.20pm – BBC2 Northern Ireland (Sky Channel 972) will provide live coverage”

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  10. Richie – Just a bit like 😯 We nearly kicked off World War III even before the opening ceremony!! .. still, it’s not like they’ve had 7yrs to get it right … and of all the Countries flags they could have got it wrong with. I’m sure they’ll all laugh about it one day 😆

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  11. [email protected] ,late reply ,sorry ,got called away last night with the lad. Yes mum is much happier to know she hasn’t got the big C after all ,but as you say complete circus like. So many people I have spoken to have had same experience as her it’s frightening .

    Troy @86 you never know he might turn out to be a total gem and then it will be a great bit of business. 😀 But I do agree we need some big guns in still.

    Aussie, Do you think Curtis is gonna cut it in the prem?.

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  12. Sharpy,

    Do you know how many events I’ve seen where South Africa plays sport in England and they play the old national anthem.
    “Die Stem” which is seen as a major symbol of Apartheid.
    Just makes you wonder who they employ to get this stuff right…

    I see Liverpool are offering for Joe Allen… I really hope they get him for the reported £15mil. He’s worth 4 mil tops.
    They love throwing cash away don’t they…

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  13. AMF – have you seen much of Curtis playing over there?. Of what little I have seen of him, he looks a steel!!
    I hope we have a scouting network set up over there, coz Curtis could be the first of many talents young uns we could pick up cheaply.

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  14. Prem @93 .God yeah ,was thinking the same thing 😆 Can’t work out how they managed to get it wrong knowing the situation between the two 😳 major fail that.

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  15. JJ – it’s ridiculous really, it can’t be that difficult to get it right?! .. And really it’s the most important things like, the flags and the anthems!!

    JJ – I read that report too, the lad did well last season and think the £15m is based on his stats from last season. Thing is tho, those bindipping gutter rats signed an agreement not to make a move for any Swansea players for 12mths – which they have managed to honour for a matter of weeks!!

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  16. Hey AMF do you have an opinion on how Curtis Good will go? Other than the half dozen you’ve already given 😀

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  17. Vegas 🙂 – Kim & Sharpy, Physically I would say yes, he is a solid lad. It will be the pace of the PL that will be the thing he will struggle with. It is to be expected tho, Collo and Jose struggled at first.. I am expecting to see him do well… in time 🙂

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