Outstanding Nile Ranger Scores Two In England U19 Win


While Newcastle fans wait for some announcement on Alan Shearer, one of our brightest young guns, Nile Ranger, scored two goals last night in England’s 4-1 win over Slovakia. 

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Nile Ranger – scored England’s first two goals last night 
Nile and Crystal Palace’ Victor Moses celebrate Ranger’s second goal last night


One future star at the Tyneside club is making an enormous impact with the England U19 squad, as the 18 year-old has now scored 3 goals in his first two starts for the England U19 side, and if this lad continues like this, he could be in the England U21 sqaud soon, and in the Newcastle  first team next season!

Seems like our youngsters are doing their best to lift the gloom on Tyneside, with 16 year-old Haris Vuckic recently voted both palyer of the tournament, and top goal-scorer in the recent Newcastle Under-18 success.

England took another step closer to the European Championship Finals in Ukraine last night when they comfortably beat Slovakia, to set up their final game of this Elite Round next Monday against Scotland.

Two goals each from strikers Nile Ranger (Newcastle United), Nathan Delfouneso (Aston Villa) was enough to give Brian Eastick’s men a good win and set up a top game with Scotland, at Bramall Lane, on Monday to decide who takes their place in the last eight this July.

Scotland beat Bosnia-Herzegovina  3-0, and it all goes down to the final game with Scotland on Monday, with England needing only to avoid defeat, to  be in the Finals for a second successive year becasue of their superior goal difference.

That will see Magpie Nile Ranger travel to the Ukraine for the finals in July, and by the time this lad starts pre-training late, this summer, he could be an established England U19 star.

After 13 minutes of last night’s game, Danny Rose’s pass from within his own half, picked out the onrushing Danny Drinkwater in the penalty area, but Slovakian ‘keeper Matej Rondos was quickly out to collect the ball.

England came even closer after 16 minutes, when Drinkwater’s cross from the left picked out the impressive Ranger in the box, and the 6’2″ Newcastle striker got a header in, but Tomas Kosut was on the goal-line to clear.

Rose immediately worked the ball back out to Moses in the left channel and he waltzed around Ratislav Bakala before firing a low center across the box, and it was Ranger again, who was only inches away from scoring.

At the other end, Slovakia’s best chance came in the 28th minute when Peter Gal-Andrazy on the left placed a cross into the area but Filip Kiss headed over.

Then on 29 minutes a Moses’ cross from the left, picked out Ranger, who was tearing the Slovakia defense apart, and the youngster made no mistake, as he swivelled nicely to shoot home his second goal in successive games.

The 18 year-old Newcastle striker was proving a handful at the other end, and one of his impressive runs was ended with a cynical foul 25 yards from goal, and Drinkwater was unfortunate to see his resulting free kick brilliantly saved by Rondos.

But just 7 minutes into the second half, a Moses’ corner from the right was met brilliantly by Newcastle’s Ranger, who headed powerfully home to put England 2-0 up in this so important game. Nothing like scoring the vital goals when it matters.

Slovakia finally found their way back into the game after 58 minutes when Gal-Andrezly scored with terrific left-foot shot from the edge of the box to give them hope.

That goal seemed to bring the Slovakians back into the game, and they responded by bringing in another attacker to supplement striker Arnold Simonek.

Ranger, by now chasing his hat-trick, nearly had a memorable treble, when he shot narrowly over from another Moses corner, and then saw a powerful header saved by Rondos at the near post. The young Newcastle stirker Ranger was having the proverbial “stormer”.

While just 2-1 up, England always looked the more likely to score, with Delfouneso, Rose, Ranger and Moses all still proving to be just too good for Slovakia’s side.

And near the end, in the 88th minute, Moses played in a corner from the left to the near post, and Delfouneso headed home after a run across goal.

And Delfouneso got his second when Rose latched in stoppage time, drew the goalkeeper, before squaring a pass to the Aston Villa striker who tapped the ball home to give England just the result they wanted and needed.

An excellent display by these young Lions, and Monday’s game against Scotland should be some match.

Teams:

England: 1 Jason Steele (c), 2 Kieran Trippier, 3 Joe Mattock, 4 Matthew James, 6 Martin Kelly, 14 Gavin Hoyte, 12 Victor Moses, 8 Daniel Drinkwater (15 Dean Parrett, 88) 9 Nathan Delfouneso, 10 Nile Ranger, 11 Daniel Rose.

Substitutes not used: 5 Jordan Spence, 7 Andrew Tutte, 13 Declan Rudd, 16 Martyn Waghorn, 17 Andros Townsend, 18 Matthew Briggs.

Cautioned: Gavin Hoyte 57.

Slovakia: 1 Matej Rondos, 2 Matus Conka (16 Denis Jankovic, 76), 3 Marian Kopca (c), 4 Juraj Hovancik, 6 Marek Bohacek, 8 Peter Gal-Andrezly, 9 Robert Valenta (7 Martin Guldan, 63), 11 Tomas Kosut, 13 Arnold Simonek, 15 Filip Kiss, 17 Ratislav Bakala.

Substitutes not used: 12 Martn Polacek, 10 Jan Vlasko, 16 Denis Jankovic, 18 Igor Paldan.

Cautioned: Peter Gal-Andrezy 58, Marek Bohacek 62, Filip Kiss 83.

Referee: Mihaly Fabian

Assistant Referees: Zsolt Varga & Jose Gallego Galindo

Fourth Official: Carlos Clos Gomez

Attendance: 3833

 

 

 

 

 

 


30 comments so far

  • Mags

    May 30, 2009 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #1

    Delighted to see Nile finding the back of the net again. he is indeed a promising young player for us.

    However, is it me being a pessimist or does anyone else fear one of the premiership boys coming along and trying to take him off our hands?

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  • Ericles

    May 30, 2009 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #2

    Looks like we have another member of next season’s first team squad up and ready. This player really does make one feel good again.

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  • sirjasontoon

    May 30, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #3

    I fear for the Toon if we rely on too many kids next year..great news that ranger is doing it on an international stage.

    If there is not serious investment in new senior players we are going to be slaughtered next season.

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  • Ed Harrison

    May 30, 2009 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #4

    sirjasontoon – we need both – yes – we certainly need to bring in experienced players – but mix it up by giving some of the bairns a chance.

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  • ArtyH

    May 30, 2009 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #5

    Should have been given a chance in the last two games of the season as Shearer indicated. I could not for the life of me see how Amiobi got on or how Martins et all remained on the pitch when it was obvious the way things were going. For me it was the same as ( analogy ) loosing something and looking for it in the same place over and over again. You get the same result. Without changing anything things remain the same! Thought Shearer would have worked that out and given Nile Ranger a chance!
    Has anyone heard of a teenager of Manure called Manchada or something similar, we should know him he scored 3 against our reserves and then got a cracker against , who was it again ,,, ohh yes VILLA.!

    Sorry for rant an just sick of the whole shambles going on at the club and I cannot see it getting better while Ashley is in charge!

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  • dougnufc

    May 30, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #6

    We should sign Moses or Sean Scannell from Palaces as well!

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  • reetpetite

    May 30, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #7

    good to see 3 spurs kids in the squad. Maybe spurs could loan them out to newcastle to get more match experience. You could be our feeder club!

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  • Johno Toon

    May 30, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #8

    I have said before i think we need to bring in 3/4 experienced championship level players and fill the rest of the 1st team squad with young players

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  • batty

    May 30, 2009 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #9

    reetpetite have u been watching britains got talent

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  • Oleg G

    May 30, 2009 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #10

    I wrote this to Ed, but I don’t think he reads mail.

    Do you know how much the top 5-6 Coca Cola teams spent last season on players?

    OK, maybe thats a wrong question.

    – How much the top 5-6 teams in the CS cost, in players value that is

    – How much the a player earns +\- and how much is the total year wages for the players.

    -how much money they make in the coca cola league. from sponsers, tv etc.

    Just to compare to our situation. because I really don’t understand and don’t know whats going on in the CS league.

    But I don’t see how we can be less then the team with the most financial stability and most money to spend. And of course that doesn’t mean 100% success, but it sure helps.

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  • reetpetite

    May 30, 2009 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #11

    batty- why, were you the old age pensioner who was doing the break dancing the other night?

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  • reetpetite

    May 30, 2009 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #12

    oleg- qpr are richer than you.

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  • batty

    May 30, 2009 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #13

    reetpetite // May 30, 2009 at 11:24 AM

    batty- why, were you the old age pensioner who was doing the break dancing the other night
    <<<<that lad with the high pitched voice souds like some 1 has got hold of his b0llocks but i think that little lad body popper will win it u know the coloured 1 my daughter has been voteing for him i hope he wins any way

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  • batty

    May 30, 2009 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #14

    Oleg G // May 30, 2009 at 11:24 AM

    I wrote this to Ed, but I don’t think he reads mail.
    <<<< he dus alway reply to me when i ask him to ban bennytoon lol

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  • reetpetite

    May 30, 2009 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #15

    batty- how many times have you asked for me to be banned?

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  • batty

    May 30, 2009 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #16

    reetpetite // May 30, 2009 at 11:38 AM

    batty- how many times have you asked for me to be banned?
    <<<NEVERm8 ive been banned meself aboot 6 times lol

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  • geordie deb

    May 30, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #17

    Batty
    Sorry guys quick non footie question – you mentioned on here how to make peas pudding the other week so thought I would give it a go. You mentioned yellow split peas but what else do i need and how long does it take?

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  • simon376

    May 30, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #18

    Shame Ranger hadn’t been given a go. I’ve always been one to say that chucking a kid in at the deep end isn’t such a good idea when relgation is on the cads, but thinking abou it, he wouldn’t have been worried, nothing to loose, could hae just gone out and played. Just goes to show how being in charge is a hard job though, we all think we could do a better job, but I think I’m better off just watching

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  • batty

    May 30, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #19

    geordie deb // May 30, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    Batty
    Sorry guys quick non footie question – you mentioned on here how to make peas pudding the other week so thought I would give it a go. You mentioned yellow split peas but what else do i need and how long does it take?
    <<<<yellow split peas a bit of butter plenty of water and i put a bit of bacon or ham in it then just keep topping the water up and mashing it deb untill its nice and smooth oh in the oven u will get it right in the end

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  • geordie deb

    May 30, 2009 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #20

    Thanks Bats will give it a go

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  • Toon_Factor

    May 30, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #21

    batty

    Why you repeating peoples questions? Workticket has been a bad influence on you.

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  • batty

    May 30, 2009 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #22

    Toon_Factor // May 30, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    batty

    Why you repeating peoples questions? Workticket has been a bad influence on you.
    <<<<yep lol

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  • Toon_Factor

    May 30, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #23

    And dont forget the ” ” next time 😉

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  • Matt Lacey

    May 30, 2009 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #24

    Johno Toon – Some of our youth players are looking good, make no mistake, but we cannot rely on them. As a Southampton resident I’ve been watching the Saints this season – they’re a club that have produced plenty of Premiership players in recent years, they relied a lot on their youth this season with a few old hands (mostly because they couldn’t afford many experienced players) and now they’re in League 1.

    Because Southampton loaned out Rasiak, Saganowski, John, etc they had to rely on David McGoldrick, who scored something like 45 goals for their reserves the previous season and looked superb in pre-season – sure enough he scored a few early on in the season but it didn’t last, and bringing back Saganowski didn’t get them enough goals to stay up.

    Southampton always played very good football, their passing was superb but the inexperience showed, their form in front of their own fans was very poor for much of the season.

    I’m sure Ranger will be good, but the club will have to bring in players proven at this level otherwise we could face a difficult season. I know I’ve been banging on about this but you can bet your life that if Shearer comes in and doesn’t play Ranger/Vuckic/LuaLua regularly loads of people here will be on his back.

    We have experienced young players already, particularly Taylor, Enrique, Bassong (if he were to stay), Carroll… these are the sort of players we can build a team around. LuaLua has a few appearances for us, but has Ranger ever played in front of 52,000 expectant Geordies? No…

    We’re going to be a huge target for Championship clubs next season – pre-season should be spent heavily reinforcing the squad, then, once the waters of Championship league games have been tested, we can see if any of our youth are up to the task.

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  • Gunners

    May 30, 2009 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #25

    reetpetite // May 30, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    good to see 3 spurs kids in the squad. Maybe spurs could loan them out to newcastle to get more match experience. You could be our feeder club!

    >Save your inferior young players for your own club. You can perhaps have a good start by loaning Bentley out. Paid £15 million for him to warm the bench, outstanding!

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  • TheDan

    May 30, 2009 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #26

    I’m looking forward to the prospect of Nile, it seems him and Victor Moses are quite a force together. Maybe we should go for him? 😀

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  • Little Willie

    May 30, 2009 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #27
  • DJG

    May 31, 2009 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #28

    Ranger is pure class. He deserves to start for us in the first championship game. If we dont play him how will we ever know? Look at Rooney and Walcott. Did their managers wait till they were 20…no. Along as we dont ‘burn him out’ he will be fine.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 1, 2009 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #29

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 1, 2009 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #30

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