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Nile Ranger Gets England Under-19 Call-Up

4:04 pm, Monday, March 23rd, 2009 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

It will come as no surprise to Geordie fans that Newcastle’s 17 year-old 6’2″ striker Nile Ranger has been added to the England Under-19 squad, for their friendly match with the Czech Republic at Walsall, on Wednesday night.

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Nile Ranger - England Under-19 call-up for Newcastle youngster

Nile has had a terrific first season on Tyneside, since arriving from Southampton last August, and he’s scored 22 goals for the Newcastle U-18 (15) and Reserve (7) sides this season. Nile got his 22nd goal last Saturday, although the U-18 side surprisingly went down 3-2 to Everton at Darsley Park.

Nile deserves his very first England call-up for his outstanding play this season, and it’s the England U-19 side, no less.

Nile recently also won the Wor Jackie Award given to the outstanding youngster at the Newcastle club, at this month’s SportNewcastle dinner.

We would expect Nile to be quite satisfied with a terrific first season at Newcastle, and he’s already said how much he loves playing for the club.

If only our senior players were as outstanding as our youngsters are. :(

A big congratulations to Nile, he’s deserved everything coming his way, and he’s certainly put his head down, and worked hard since arriving on Tyneside, and you cannot ask more than that!

Comments welcome.

Read Ed’s new report on the 3-1 home defeat against Arsenal last Saturday, in his News of The World Column.



Tags: England News · Newcastle News · Newcastle Youth



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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 DJG // Mar 23, 2009 at 4:16 PM

    Yes get in Nile.

  • 2 DJG // Mar 23, 2009 at 4:17 PM

    You are the only footballer at Newcastle worth his salt. I just hope you are not firing us up the CCC next year man.

  • 3 beyethegreat // Mar 23, 2009 at 4:37 PM

    seems like a great prospect a couple of years hell be in the u-21 then a couple of years later the possably the full england sideis the u 19s on telly

  • 4 sirjasontoon // Mar 23, 2009 at 4:45 PM

    Well done Nile…I have forgiven you for not knowing who Jackie Milburn is.

    Another Gem for Mike’s cash register…Kerching !

  • 5 Rodzilla // Mar 23, 2009 at 5:45 PM

    …very much doubt it’ll be on TV Beye. It’s just a U19 friendly. I just checked Radio Times site. It’s not even listed on Bet365.

  • 6 Tom_Toon // Mar 23, 2009 at 5:46 PM

    Some good news then.

    Its a welcome change.

    Well done Nile.

  • 7 RyanToon // Mar 23, 2009 at 6:05 PM

    great news! next step in the 1st team

    fans are right behind you

  • 8 DJG // Mar 23, 2009 at 8:50 PM

    I hope he can score for England u-19’s because thats what gets you noticed by the u- 21 coach and even Capello.




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