GOOD IS LIVING DREAM; Aussie Good already living the dream at the Magpies.Byline: LEE RYDER
NEWCASTLE UNITED new boy Curtis Good has revealed he is ready to turn his dreams into reality.
The Magpies' third summer signing of the season debuted in the 4-1 win over Gateshead last night for a Toon XI, and impressed watching assistant manager John Carver
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Good made a series of crucial interventions and showed he is a ball-playing defender with a steady 79-minute run-out against the Tynesiders.
But after analysing the Premier League and dreaming of one day playing in front of huge crowds in the top flight, the 19-year-old from Melbourne Heart is hoping to get his chance in the big time sooner rather than later.
Good told the Chronicle in his first big interview: "I watched the Premier League all of the time.
"So to be here as a Newcastle player in the black and white stripes - it is surreal sur·re·al
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"Me and my mates watched it all the time back home. It is an unbelievable feeling to be here.
"It has dragged on for a while but it has happened. It's about hard work now."
Indeed, Good's on-off transfer from the Aussia A-League side looked at one time like it may not happen. But the Magpies pushed on with the deal and handed the player a six-year contract. And Good - who had impressed on a two-week trial - confessed that the Geordie public's ovation for him last night had the hairs standing on the back of his neck. The teenager said: "It was good to feel so welcome. I was here for two weeks and I didn't know how it had went. "Then I was told they wanted me and it was a great feeling, I just couldn't wait to get over here.
"There were problems with visas and stuff like that, but we have got there in the end. "I came to Newcastle last Thursday so it has been some week. "I couldn't train when I first got here because everything hadn't been pushed through. "However, everything has cleared now. "I hadn't played since the end of the ALeague season." Now Good is hoping that his ball-playing style will fit into the Premier League well. And having had former Holland and Ajax star John van 't Schip as his coach at Melbourne as a youngster, he feels that he is well grounded.
He said: "I used to be a central midfielder
In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). but once I grew to 6ft they put me at the back. "I've played under a Dutch coach who are pretty keen on playing from the back." That was demonstrated in abundance last night against the Tynesiders in a fine performance for the Newcastle XI. Good reflected: "It was a good feeling, and to get a 4-1 win in your first game. "I just want to help the team get as far as they can go. Hopefully that will be a bit further than last year "It was a relief because I haven't played for a while. It was good to be out there again." Good also said that he was quickly becoming accustomed to the Geordie humour humour
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sense of humor, humor, humour is the same as in Australia and I've been listening carefully. "Once I pick up on the accent hopefully I can join in."