Ranger Gets Three – Aaron Spear Makes Appearance

17 year old Nile Ranger has now scored nine goals for the Newcastle club and he scored a hat trick in Newcastle United Under-18s’ 3-1 win over Barnsley yesterday.

Nile Ranger – impressing quickly at Newcastle

The youngster signed from Southampton this summer – but no official word ever came out of the Newcastle club that he had signed. But that just about summed up the level of communication from the Newcastle club during the summer – none.

And remember all the fuss about trying to sign 15 year-old up and coming sensation Aaron Spear?

There was also no official word of him ever signing for the club, probably due to the huge upset on the last day of the season that eventually led to Kevin Keegan leaving the club.

Aaron Spear – made 73rd minute appearance as substitute

But we must have signed Aaron too because he came on as a 73rd minute substitute on Saturday.

Nile scored two in the first half and then completed his scoring after 70 minutes. Kieron Scargill did get a consolation goal when his shot was deflected past goalkeeper Andreas Arestidou. Andreas had been signed on as an emergency last week following the injury to our 18 year old Swedish goalkeeper Ole Solderburg.

It was good to see manager Joe Kinnear, Chris Hughton and Joey Barton at the Benton grounds to watch the game – that will help the youngsters understand they are important to the future of the club.

Newcastle United: Andreas Arestidou, James Tavernier (Phil Airey, 68m), Darren Lough (Stephen Folan, 74m) Brad Inman, Callum Morris, Jeff Henderson, Conor Newton, Greg McDermott, Nile Ranger, Sam Ameobi, Michael McCrudden (Aaron Spear, 73m)
Subs not used: Dan Leadbitter, Dan Williams

17 comments so far

  • Toon

    Oct 19, 2008 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #1

    Reckon joe will give him a shot tomorrow?

  • Bill F

    Oct 19, 2008 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #2

    Toon, that would surprise me as none of our managers to date seem prepared to play the youngsters. I can’t see Joe taking a chance like that especially as there are quite a few first team regulars now becoming available again. Personnaly I would rather see him and some of the others getting a run rather than Smith or Viduka even if they were available. Sometimes injuries are a blessing. 🙂

  • Joey's going to get you!!(GG7)

    Oct 19, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #3

    joey barton, is trying his best, he is always watching the reserves and u18’s. fair play to him, none of the others do, cant wait for joey to come back he is my favourite player

  • neeraj

    Oct 19, 2008 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #4

    give the kid a chance as a sub

    better then giving ameobi a chance

  • Leo

    Oct 19, 2008 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #5

    yes injuries someitmes are a blessing, alan smith hahahaha

    we still lack central midfield youngsters

    well we lack many central midfielders

  • john b

    Oct 19, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Has everyone seen Nile Rangers goal from last week, it is our goal of the season so far by a mile.

    Check it out on youtube under ‘nile ranger goal’

  • Rupert Albert

    Oct 19, 2008 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #7

    I was just wondering how old Nile Ranger is as it isn’t quite clear in the opening two paragraphs….

  • shearer9

    Oct 19, 2008 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #8

    17 year old Nile Ranger has now scored nine goals for the Newcastle club and he scored a hat trick in Newcastle United Under-18s’ 3-1 win over Barnsley yesterday.

    17, Rupert Albert

  • SwedEric

    Oct 19, 2008 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #9

    Ole Solderburg Ed? His name is Ole Söderberg =) talked to him last week, and he will soon be ready to start training again!

    Nile Ranger seems like a huge talent! Hope he get some minutes in the first team soon!

  • Hadrian

    Oct 19, 2008 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #10

    future number 9 ?
    i saw the goal last week , jaw dropped .

  • dan

    Oct 19, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #11

    I hope Nile Ranger is on the bench against Man City. I would like to see him brought on for Ameobi after about 60 minutes. He certainly seems to be banging in the goals for the reserves.

    I think he could get a sneeky one. Can’t be worse than Ameobi and Xisco. Would they have scored 9 for the reserves by now?

  • Dom.

    Oct 19, 2008 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #12

    give him a run out 2moro! just 15 mins, to show what he can do

  • ronaldeano

    Oct 19, 2008 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #13

    I hope Joey Barton kept his cigars in his pocket!

  • skin d

    Oct 19, 2008 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #14

    here joe forget aboot slowla amdopi,an give nile ranger a game the morra neet ffs .
    ee knaas where the goal is cannit de nee worse than that slowla.

  • Ian

    Oct 20, 2008 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #15

    Give the lad a go in the first team, dont let him do an Andy Carroll and get far to settled in the reserves, we want this lad to keep imroving giving him a taste shows him the level he needs to be at to get a regular first team position.

  • dan

    Oct 20, 2008 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #16

    Sam Ameobi? brother of Shola? please god tell me its not true…

  • Will

    Oct 20, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #17

    “neeraj // Oct 19, 2008 at 12:16

    give the kid a chance as a sub

    better then giving ameobi a chance”



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