Nile Ranger Makes Debut For England Under-19 Side

The England U19 side were held to a 0-0 draw in their final warm-up game ahead of May’s Elite Round qualifiers, as Nile Ranger of  Newcastle made his debut, coming on and playing for the final 45 minutes.


Nile Ranger – now an England Under-19 International 

And with Newcastle’s Andy Carroll having moved up to the England U-20 squad, it has left room for the 17 year-old 6’2″ Newcastle striker, who was called into the squad earlier this week.

Brian Eastick’s side controlled the game from start to finish, but just couldn’t get that final winning goal, but they did hit the woodwork twice in the second half in a fluent display of football, but the crucial goal proved to be elusive.

In fact Nile Ranger was almost the hero last night, as he hit the post with a low shot with just 5 minutes to go, but the rebound was initially cleared before Nathan Delfouneso hit the ball way over the bar.

The young England side were led by Everton’s Jack Rodwell, in the absence of the injured Henri Lansbury, and after making a bright start to the game the home side dominated affairs.

Rodwell’s Everton team-mate Daniel Gosling also started, and of course both these players have been in the Everton first team of late, such is the quality of these England Under-19 players.

Ranger is quite young at just 17 years old to be in this England side, and it augers well for his International future.

Niles’ shot on 85 minutes that rebounded off the post, was England’s last chance of the night, and England now look towards May and their bid to qualify for the finals of the European Championship.

We expect Nile Ranger to be in the squad for those games, and we’ll follow his progress.

Nile was born in London, and has been a big success on Tyneside in his very first season, getting 15 goals for the Newcastle U-18 side, and 7 goals for the Reserves side,  having been signed from Southampton in the summer. He turns 18 next month, and if Newcastle can avoid relegation, the lad may make his debut late in the season.


England: 1 Jason Steele, 2 Kyle Walker, 3 Joe Mattock (16 Aidan White, 73), 4 Jack Rodwell (c), 5 Gavin Hoyte, 6 Martin Kelly, 7 Jordan Henderson (14 Andrew Tutte, 80), 8 Daniel Drinkwater, 9 Nathan Delfouneso, 10 Jonathan Obika (15 Nile Ranger, 46), 11 Daniel Gosling.
Substitutes not used: 12 Jordan Spence, 13 Alex Smithies, 17 James Wallace.

Czech Republic: 16 Roman Vales, 2 Jan Mudra (15 Jan Navratil, 46) 4 Martin Sus, 5 Josef Husbauer, 7 Lukas Hejda (6 Lukas Novy, 72) 8 Zdenek Folprecht (14 Lukas Motal, 69) 10 Josef Sural ©, 12 Filip Noval, 13 Milan Misun, 17 Milan Nitrianski (11 Dominik Kraut, 85) 18 Jakub Petr (9 Martin Dolezal, 46)
Substitutes not used: 1 Vaclav
Hladky, 3 Jan Matras.

Officials: Referee: Anthony Taylor, Assistant Referees: Darren England and Paul Tierney, Fourth Official: Darren Bond
Attendance: 3883

13 comments so far

  • Nick D

    Mar 26, 2009 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #1

    off topic but following Whelan’s rant at Ashley

    “All of the dignity has gone out of the club. Whatever you think of Freddy Shepherd, he had great dignity.”

    Freddy Shepherd Dignity Watch

    Shepherd and Douglas Hall were exposed by the infamous ‘fake’ sheikh. Their best quote was “Newcastle girls are all dogs. The girls are ugly and they’re dogs.” They also mocked Toon fans for buying shirts that cost less than a fiver to make and said Alan Shearer was as boring as Mary Poppins.. and they were in a brothel!

  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 26, 2009 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #2

    Ne wonder Whelan dropped season Ticket prices – he cant fill the b*stard!!

    Howay Ranger son.

  • workyticket

    Mar 26, 2009 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #3

    Nick D // Mar 26, 2009 at 9:58 AM

    “Shepherd and Douglas Hall were exposed by the infamous ‘fake’ sheikh. Their best quote was “Newcastle girls are all dogs. The girls are ugly and they’re dogs….”

    This is exactly what the ‘dignified’ Mr Shepherd said.

    “Newcastle fans are mugs … and the girls are all dogs! Me, I like blondes, big bust, good legs. I don’t like coloured girls. I want a lesbian show with handcuffs.”

  • RyanToon

    Mar 26, 2009 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #4

    good to see ranger get a chance for england! lets hope our coaches give him a chance ahead of strolla

  • batty

    Mar 26, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #5

    nick d whats up with brothels like

  • workyticket

    Mar 26, 2009 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #6


  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 26, 2009 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #7

    Ryan – like the ‘Stroller’ one mate. Made me chuckle. 🙂

  • RyanToon

    Mar 26, 2009 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #8

    😉 toon graeme

    i just cant believe ameobi plays ahead carroll,jonas,smith and ranger

    but id NEVER boo him, but when he comes on my head says. NOOOOOOOOOOOO lol

  • batty

    Mar 26, 2009 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #9

    just incase any body wants to check sky sports ive put it on me user name

  • RyanToon

    Mar 26, 2009 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #10

    nice one batty

  • batty

    Mar 26, 2009 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #11

    to think shola used to be england under 21

  • RyanToon

    Mar 26, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #12

    the thing is with shola, in kinnears first 5 games shola looked a different player but since kinnear hasnt been here its been the rubbish shola IMO

  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 26, 2009 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #13

    Good to have some England youth internationals, dont think we have too many, adds a bit of prestige to the academy and reserves.


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