Bradford City loan hero Curtis Good has heart set on Wembley date

Bradford City loan hero has heart set on Wembley date

Curtis Good gives a lift to fellow loanee Blair Turgott after City reached the Capital One Cup final

Leeds Bradford Airport's commercial director, Tony Hallwood, far right, greets the City team as they fly off on their four-day getaway to Tenerife

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Curtis Good admits that it would break his heart if he missed out on City’s dream trip to the Capital One Cup final.

The teenage Australian played his part in taming Aston Villa with two solid performances at left back and is desperate to see the job through against Swansea at Wembley on February 24.

But Good first has to convince boss Phil Parkinson and his parent club Newcastle to let him stick around at Valley Parade for at least one more month.

The 19-year-old’s loan, which has already been extended once, is up after next weekend’s trip to Fleetwood – so he is begging that his pleas do not fall on deaf ears.

Good said: “I’m going to have to soften the gaffer up. It would be heartbreaking if I wasn’t allowed to stay and ended up watching it on the TV.

“I don’t know if I could do that. I would probably come and support the boys anyway.

“But hopefully we can sort something out. I’ve played both semi-finals, so maybe there’s some rule in the back of the book saying that I’ve got to still be here!”

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew was in the Villa Park crowd, chiefly to watch the home side ahead of the Geordies’ visit tomorrow night. But it gave Good the chance to show the manager why the Premier League club took a punt on him last summer with a six-year contract.

Good said: “I wasn’t aware the manager was there at the time, my dad told me afterwards, but it was a pretty special moment for him to watch.

“It was hard to explain how I felt afterwards. It was probably relief at first when the whistle went because those four minutes when we had to hold on after the last goal felt like ages.

“But I’ve never been part of a team with so much desire to get a result. We wanted to rise to the occasion and there was such determination to get the job done.

“When I first came to Bradford I wasn’t sure how it would be. I’d not watched League Two before and I had no idea about the club.

“But I checked Wikipedia and read up on the history and really how big they are – and being here now, I realise what the support is like.

“Newcastle keep in contact and are always asking how I’m doing. I’m getting experience and I’m loving it here – for another month at least.”

Friends and family in Australia had watched the game live over breakfast and Good’s phone went “crazy” afterwards. His parents flew over for the Valley Parade first leg and are busy organising a possible return trip to take in Wembley.

For Good, the match was only the start of a long night of celebrations that eventually wound up at dawn.

He laughed: “It finished about 5.30am. I was so tired when I’d got back on the bus and probably needed to fall asleep first. But I just couldn’t and then it seemed to go on forever.

“But they were great times that I’ll never forget. Whatever happens, we’ve been part of history.

“Carlo (Carl McHugh) and I are only 19 and don’t realise how big it is at the moment.

“It probably won’t be for another five or ten years when you’re watching Man United and Man City in the final, then you’ll suddenly think ‘wow, we’ve been there’!”

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8:28am Mon 28 Jan 13

Dancinfeet says...

I hope good and turgott both get the chance, they really deserve it for their efforts.
I hope good and turgott both get the chance, they really deserve it for their efforts. Dancinfeet
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9:19am Mon 28 Jan 13

doneBD4 says...

Good and Turgott dont need to worry, bradford will do right you both.
Good and Turgott dont need to worry, bradford will do right you both. doneBD4
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11:53am Mon 28 Jan 13

Freddy says...

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City have always had great relations with Newcastle over many years. I feel that Alan Pardew will want Curtis to continue to not only gain valuable experience, but acknowledge his excellent contribution to the Squads achievement.
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What a great buy/transfer/loan all our City players have become. Newcastle will be very proud of their assessment and signing of this very talented player.
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How I wish City could sign these players permanently--for the Promotion challenge. As well as being able to contribute and sustain promotion in League 1.
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* City have always had great relations with Newcastle over many years. I feel that Alan Pardew will want Curtis to continue to not only gain valuable experience, but acknowledge his excellent contribution to the Squads achievement. * What a great buy/transfer/loan all our City players have become. Newcastle will be very proud of their assessment and signing of this very talented player. * How I wish City could sign these players permanently--for the Promotion challenge. As well as being able to contribute and sustain promotion in League 1. * . Freddy
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12:56pm Mon 28 Jan 13

lawsonio123 says...

Freddy wrote:
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City have always had great relations with Newcastle over many years. I feel that Alan Pardew will want Curtis to continue to not only gain valuable experience, but acknowledge his excellent contribution to the Squads achievement.
*
What a great buy/transfer/loan all our City players have become. Newcastle will be very proud of their assessment and signing of this very talented player.
*
How I wish City could sign these players permanently--for the Promotion challenge. As well as being able to contribute and sustain promotion in League 1.
* .
Oh Freddy.They are loan players but maybe we can keep them till the end of the season. Curtis Good will not be allowed to stay long . Newcastle have a long term investment here. West Ham may give us there player at the end of the season they are changing things around so you never know However our own players are now returning as they recover and Mr Parkinson will no doult have his own plans. But Freddy I hope your wish is granted. Enjoy the Final and keep posting I like to read you
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * City have always had great relations with Newcastle over many years. I feel that Alan Pardew will want Curtis to continue to not only gain valuable experience, but acknowledge his excellent contribution to the Squads achievement. * What a great buy/transfer/loan all our City players have become. Newcastle will be very proud of their assessment and signing of this very talented player. * How I wish City could sign these players permanently--for the Promotion challenge. As well as being able to contribute and sustain promotion in League 1. * .[/p][/quote]Oh Freddy.They are loan players but maybe we can keep them till the end of the season. Curtis Good will not be allowed to stay long . Newcastle have a long term investment here. West Ham may give us there player at the end of the season they are changing things around so you never know However our own players are now returning as they recover and Mr Parkinson will no doult have his own plans. But Freddy I hope your wish is granted. Enjoy the Final and keep posting I like to read you lawsonio123
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1:20pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Whoisevans? says...

I think we will need all the players we have in for the remainder of the season the amount of games we have coming up. I would hope that Alan Pardew will see there is no benefit in bringing back Good and let him further his education at City. What better way than for him to be a Wembley winning finalist!!! (Back for Good ) theres a song in there somewhere lol
I think we will need all the players we have in for the remainder of the season the amount of games we have coming up. I would hope that Alan Pardew will see there is no benefit in bringing back Good and let him further his education at City. What better way than for him to be a Wembley winning finalist!!! (Back for Good ) theres a song in there somewhere lol Whoisevans?
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2:35pm Mon 28 Jan 13

SimonMcCabe says...

Best wishes and hope to see you at Wembley. Glad to see Curtis Good is doing well for you and I hope he sees out the season with you. If he gets to be half the player Peter Jackson was we mags will happy
Good luck in the cup and well played against villa
Best wishes and hope to see you at Wembley. Glad to see Curtis Good is doing well for you and I hope he sees out the season with you. If he gets to be half the player Peter Jackson was we mags will happy Good luck in the cup and well played against villa SimonMcCabe
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4:21pm Mon 28 Jan 13

bcfc1903 says...

I'm pretty certain both Curtis Good and Blair Turgott will be at the club come Sunday 24th February....been very impressed with Curtis Good...... Blair Tugott has shown glimpses of real quality...especially love Blair's enthusiasm. Would hope we can have both until the end of the season.

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We shout with pride...we'll never hide..Claret and Amber!!!
I'm pretty certain both Curtis Good and Blair Turgott will be at the club come Sunday 24th February....been very impressed with Curtis Good...... Blair Tugott has shown glimpses of real quality...especially love Blair's enthusiasm. Would hope we can have both until the end of the season. ** We shout with pride...we'll never hide..Claret and Amber!!! bcfc1903
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6:26pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Whoisevans? says...

Newcastle could book Good in for Night class at Bradford college for a course of "A level French lol
Newcastle could book Good in for Night class at Bradford college for a course of "A level French lol Whoisevans?
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6:30pm Mon 28 Jan 13

silverbantam says...

I can't believe City offered to split Wembley receipts with Villa between the 1st and 2nd leg !!


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I can't believe City offered to split Wembley receipts with Villa between the 1st and 2nd leg !! http://www.independe nt.co.uk/sport/footb all/news-and-comment /sam-wallace-going-f or-broke-is-a-risky- business-but-aston-v illa-seem-intent-on- backing-the-plan-846 9002.html silverbantam
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1:37am Tue 29 Jan 13

richbar62 says...

Curtis Good, loved watching you play for Melbourne Heart, now would love even more to watch you in a cup final.
A win for both clubs if he stays
Curtis Good, loved watching you play for Melbourne Heart, now would love even more to watch you in a cup final. A win for both clubs if he stays richbar62
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5:22am Tue 29 Jan 13

tyker2 says...

yes Good has the potential to be an excellent player an he should play in he final. Hopefully we can do well by him,enhance his game and build a stronger relationship with Newcastle so they feel able to let us have more of their younger players
yes Good has the potential to be an excellent player an he should play in he final. Hopefully we can do well by him,enhance his game and build a stronger relationship with Newcastle so they feel able to let us have more of their younger players tyker2
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