Who Is Nile Ranger? – Plays For Reserves Tonight


Newcastle United new 17 year-old striker Nile Ranger, will make his Reserve team debut tonight against North East rivals Sunderland at St. James’ Park.

Nile Ranger – 17 year old striker just signed by Newcastle

We knew Nile has been signed from Southampton a couple of weeks ago, but we have no record of the club having officially reported the signing.

Nile turned up on the bench for the Carling Cup 2nd round tie at Coventry, last Tuesday, which turned out to be such a great game for the fans, especially when we finally got through, after extra time.  😀

Nile played for Southampton’s Youth Academy team last season but was released in the summer.

The striker scored quite a few goals, including several doubles, but so far no hat tricks, for the Southampton side, and scored a goal in 13 seconds against the strong Arsenal Youth team.

He also played once or twice in the Southampton reserve team, and had a trial Swindon before the season began, and scored once for them.

We’re not sure why he was released by Southampton, but apparently he did spend some time in a youth offenders’ institute in Southampton.

So he comes with some baggage, and we have to believe that Kevin and his staff can get the young lad, who is apparently a very good player, back on the rails.

We’re confident Kevin can do just that, and he talked to the Evening Chronicle about Nile on Saturday:

“Nile will be on the bench tonight. We have had him around us for three or four training sessions.”

“It is still very early, but it’s an opportunity for him. He’s on the bench, and that means he could get on.”

That’s about all we know about him, but he will be on display tonight at St. James’ Park, and it will be interesting to see if Kevin can make it to the game, with all the transfer stuff going on – but we think Kevin will still manage to be there somehow. If he looks happy that might be a good sign for us.

Adam Sadler names the following side for the 7:00 pm kick off tonight;

Newcastle United Reserves:
Fraser Forster, James Marwood, Shane Ferguson, Mark Doninger, David Edgar, Ben Tozer, Jonny Godsmark, Ryan Donaldson, Nile Ranger, Fabio Zamblera, Frank Wiafe Danquah
Subs: Callum Morris, Ole Soderberg, Darren Lough, Patrick McLaughlin, Stewart Bath

Comments very welcome.



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51 comments so far

  • neeraj

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #1

    we didnt expect article abt nile tonight, but a gr8 relief from all transfer spec.

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  • 51times

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #2

    Might go and watch it seeing as it’s at SJP.

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  • azim

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #3

    keegan should played him against arsenal rather than slow, crap, and invicible ameobi

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  • 51times

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #4

    Keegan just doesn’t seem to like playing the kids. A foolish choice in my opinion, but there you go.

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #5

    I agree should have played against the arse! Then we would have had Nile Ranger instead of own as ‘The Lone Ranger’ !!!! 🙂 – Shola sorry son but you were sh*te !!!!!!

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #6

    I agree should have played against the arse! Then we would have had Nile Ranger instead of owen as ‘The Lone Ranger’ !!!! 🙂 – Shola sorry son but you were sh*te !!!!!!

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #7

    Ed – why can’t we edit our comments today – sorry for the double post 🙁

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  • ToonDaft

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #8

    this Citeh Abu Dhabi group WERE LOOKING AT US!!! just been confirmed on Sky ffs

    also, they are apparently just gonna buy anyone Hughes wants, simple as that
    why buy SWP then? JO?

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  • bruTOOOON

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #9

    at least we got backup….good player from the sound of it

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  • Graham

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #10

    Ed- you should defiantly do a post about the big tony blair news?

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  • Nev

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #11

    southampton sacked him coz he got put in young offenders institute … so we signed him lol

    i remeber hearing about that on SSN a few weeks ago

    abit of a link with the prison system of late lol

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  • Frankieboy

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #12

    SSN reporting more good news for the Toon yoday…..Apparently Shola is staying on Tyneside .

    JEEEEEEEEEEEEZZ ! what’s the bad news ??? He was dialbolical on saturday, the only time he got near the ball was to get in Owens way on the one clear cut chance we created.

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  • Oba

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #13

    Teams that are going to be higher than us definitely this season;

    – Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Arsenal, obv.
    – Man City, Spurs, Villa.

    So I reckon we’ll finish between 8-12. Fighting it out with the likes of Everton, Pompey, Blackburn and Boro for those positions.

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  • Frankieboy

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #14

    Any more ex cons on the books and it’ll be like watching the “dream team” but not quite what we had in mind.
    Vinnie Jones to replace KK ???

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  • amble_ball

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #15

    souhthampton sacked him because he slagged the club off on his myspace page. if you look at said myspace page you will see that he is indeed, a little prick

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  • Frankieboy

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #17

    Ed, What’s this pop up confirming a guaranteed prize in some US based lotto and all we need do is forward our e-mail address and home address
    Is it authoried by yourself and this site.can you verify its integrity
    My guess is it’s too good to be true, anyone else had it

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  • surey

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #18

    If Nile could only be Berba.:

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  • 51times

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #19

    amble_ball – Fair comment, really. I’m not sure this is the kind of player we want to have at the club.

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #20

    Looks like a proper charver acording to his my space site !

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  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #21

    Nile Ranger…heard he has done a bit of Jail…looks like a bad bwoi west coast gangsta rappa wid dem corn rows d’ya git me y’all 1

    Slow day Ed..this chump doesn’t really deserve a page..lets focus on WOW signings…or lack of them.

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  • Micky Toon

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #22

    He’s the black Alan Shearer!

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  • Frankieboy

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #23

    What a little prick

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  • ToonDaft

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #24

    hahaha, well Citeh are going daft and our man Ashley is being done for drinking!!! on SSN now

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  • Micky Toon

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #25

    Born again – All footballers are chavs.

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #26

    Micky Toon – LOL fair point – some are more chav than others though you would have to agree ?

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  • thelongshanks

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #27

    What is the story with aaron spear this wasnt on website either and its been months?has he actually joined if so pls show me a link.

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  • 51times

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #28

    It’s charv, short for charver, an old Geordie word for troublemaker. Chav is what they say down south.

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  • Beatski

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #29

    well according to his myspace page he’s “str8888 like a banana”

    It would also appear that he’s borrowed Michael Owen’s jumper

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  • TOONARMYTOM

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #30

    he was arrested for armed robery

    and he done time

    one my best mates plays for the academy he says he is incredible

    and quite a scary character

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  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 1, 2008 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #31

    Just looked on his my space what a bling bling twat…word up!

    Tony Blair hmmm wonder if he can do as good a job for us as he did for Iraq…he is a billderberg new world order puppet.

    Man city are going to nail Berbatov,Hughes reckons they are discussing terms later today..them abudabbidingdingboys are reported 10 times richer than Abramovich proper minted to buy world class players not loan dudes.

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  • 51times

    Sep 1, 2008 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #32

    Scary? He’s a cockney, can’t be that scary.

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  • Micky Toon

    Sep 1, 2008 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #33

    So, has anyone actually seen or heard Mark Hughes say this or is it just being “reported”?

    It’s probably one of Fergies mates on a wind up. Berba to ManU without a doubt.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 1, 2008 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #34

    Huges has just been on SSN live and confirmed he is meeting berbatov

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  • lesh

    Sep 1, 2008 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #35

    Nile Ranger…. rides a white horse, wears a mask and is best pals with Tonto,

    Nearly gote em all now eh? The Nile Ranger, Xisco Kid who’s next?

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  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 1, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #36

    Gangsta Pap
    His Rap name is Vile Ranger…he’s dangerous !

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  • dick

    Sep 1, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #37

    just seen huges on sky sports he said they made a bid , but ssn also say he is talking to man u at this very moment

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  • sean667

    Sep 1, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #38

    Yob Army

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  • London Toon

    Sep 1, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #39

    Nile Ranger scored for our under 18s only a week ago against Leicester City

    http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/Under18sFixtures

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  • sean667

    Sep 1, 2008 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #40

    why do talented kids f*ck things up so badly these days

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