Nile Ranger On Target Again in England U19 Win


Nile Ranger scored his 6th goal for the England U19 side last night as they defeated Russia 2-1.

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Nile Ranger – 6th goal tonight for England U19 side

Noel Blake was in charge of the team for his first game as Head Coach, but ti didn’t get off to a good start.

It was Russia who took the lead after only 8 minutes, when from a Nika Piliev cross, Irakliy Logua was there at the far post to hit home past goalkeeper Declan Rudd.

Newcastle striker Ranger then had the ball in the net in the 39th minute, but Delfouneso was said to have carried the ball out of play as he set the goal up down the left wing.

But then in the second half it was Ranger, who scored the all important goal for England to put them on level terms.

Nile got the ball just inside the penalty box and then beautifully hit the ball into the bottom corner on 54 minutes.

Ranger then made way for his Newcastle team mate Ryan Donaldson on the hour mark, for Ryan to make his debut at the U19 level.

England’s winner came through Reece Brown, younger brother of Man Utd’s Wes, when he smashed the ball through bodies form all of yards on 65 minutes.

Russia attacked more after they went behind, but the England defense was up to everything they could throw at them.

Ranger and Donaldson now return to Newcastle, to join in preparations for this weekend’s important trip to Cardiff City, and we expect Nile Ranger to start that game, and maybe get his first ever senior goal for the Tyneside club.

This boy certainly looks the part.

Comments welcome.



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24 comments so far

  • Isaac Hunt

    Sep 9, 2009 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #1

    cooldj 🙂

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Sep 9, 2009 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #2

    Rodz 🙁

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  • Irish Toon

    Sep 9, 2009 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #3

    any highlight links?

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 9, 2009 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #4

    6 goals in something like 9 appearances for the U-19’s. Expect him to get a call up to U-21 at some point this season.

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  • Brisvegas

    Sep 9, 2009 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #5

    Off topic but important – to me anyway:

    I’m going to be in Newcastle for the Plymouth game. The last time I was in Newcastle on a matchday was November 1970 – a week before I emigrated to Oz. St James’ has changed a tad since then. So, where’s a good place to watch the game from? Where should I avoid?

    I first Newcastle game I saw was during their Div 2 promotion season in 1965 (was it?) and I stood in the Leazes end behind the goal and became an addict. They beat Northampton 5-0 that day.

    And where’s a good place to have a drink afterwards?

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  • DJG

    Sep 9, 2009 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #6

    Hi Brisvegas

    It depends how much you want to spend, I prefer the East stand which is level 2 pricing but you could also go in the gallowgate end which is slightly cheaper. The away fans are housed at the very top (level 7) of the sir john hall stand (leazes end).

    If you want to avoid the away fans and riff raff after the game, just stay away from the central station area and the cheapest promo drinks bars. There are so many places to drink in Newcastle it would be silly for me to say

    http://www.theburglarsdog.co.uk/

    this is a quite witty and informative website about the watering holes of the toon, hope that helps.

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  • Rangerman

    Sep 9, 2009 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #7

    Get in BOOM! with batty, that’s where he drinks.

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  • Darling27

    Sep 9, 2009 at 5:14 AM

    Comment #8

    Magpie Ranger!!!

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  • waddles millet

    Sep 9, 2009 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #9

    ranger ranger high voltage when we touch when we kiss……..

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  • Bigbadbob

    Sep 9, 2009 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #10

    Nile Ranger is an excellent prospect and i was very impressed with him against Leicester but it is a sad indictment of this board of management that our line is led by an 18yr old boy whilst last seasons fourth choice striker is injured.
    And if Nile has been injured last night, what then?
    Could Dragonera, Stardust and the rest of the Mike Ashley appreciation society please explain this in a positive light to me as it worries the hell out of me.

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 9, 2009 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #11

    Everyone os piling too much pressure on this lads shoulders.

    He’s 18 years old and he has the responsibility of leading Newcastle’s line.

    Give the lad a break. He ain’t ready yet!

    He should be broken in slowly with appearances from the bench and slowly progress from there.

    But due to the totally inept and disasterous ownerhip of Ashoey were forced to play him in the first team. Not just that, but up front on his own for gods sake!

    Just hope it makes him and not breaks him.

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  • summerof69

    Sep 9, 2009 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #12

    stuart i agree but about the playing upfront on his own thing he could be the type that is better at playing upfront by himself i didnt see him play at hudder’ but i heard he wasnt that good but i watched him against leicester and he was brilliant where he played by himself or perhas that could be down to youthful inconsistency

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  • milburn

    Sep 9, 2009 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #13

    Stuart 79- I agree in theory with point 11. But this kid isnt a normal 18 year old. he has the strength and awareness up front which belies his youth. If your good enough, youre old enough. Agree he would probably break down if forced to play every game so should be used sparingly but it wouldnt concern me to give him a run in the team from what i have seen of him. Remember a certain Wayne Rooney ?

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  • batty

    Sep 9, 2009 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #14

    rangerman nah man when i used to drink it was normaly in the dolhpin doon north shiedls fish quay

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  • sahota

    Sep 9, 2009 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #15

    Guys…does anybody know when the away tickets are available for NON season ticket holders. Or any other website than NUFC box office from where tickets can be bought.

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  • premier

    Sep 9, 2009 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #16

    Sahota Try 2382081 as they are used to helping out Toon fans

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  • lesh

    Sep 9, 2009 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #17

    Re posts at 11 and 13, I’ve no worries about playing Ranger but and this is the sadness of our plight, he is it at the moment and heaping such responsibility onto a lad of 18 isn’t very bright.

    Why?

    Potential for:
    Injury
    Drawing the attention of clubs who’ll pay him more;
    Peaking too early;
    Confidence being shattered by some not-so-good performances;
    His ego boosted way beyond his ability to cope;
    etc etc.

    Consider the way Ferguson and Wenger manage their prodegies – they shelter them, protect them from over-exposure and play them in the senior games by picking the occasions to do so – thus minimsing the risks of the above.

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  • milburn

    Sep 9, 2009 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #18

    lesh- good point, well made

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  • nimo

    Sep 9, 2009 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #19

    summer he was up on his own till shola came on against hudds and then started to look half decent but was suffering with cramp by then

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  • Nick 69

    Sep 9, 2009 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #20

    At 18 yrs old Ranger is old enough to be playing regularly, but, we as fans need to not put pressure on him, and not give him stick if he makes mistakes as it is to be expected. But the fact that he is leading the line and playing up top on his own will mean that a lot of fans will no doubt expect too much from him and get on his back if he doesn’t score for a few games which could have a very negative impact on his development

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  • sahota

    Sep 9, 2009 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #21

    ‘Premier What is 2382081 ?

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Sep 9, 2009 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #22

    Stuart79 // Sep 9, 2009 at 8:02 AM

    Everyone os piling too much pressure on this lads shoulders.

    He’s 18 years old and he has the responsibility of leading Newcastle’s line.

    Give the lad a break. He ain’t ready yet!

    He should be broken in slowly with appearances from the bench and slowly progress from there.

    But due to the totally inept and disasterous ownerhip of Ashoey were forced to play him in the first team. Not just that, but up front on his own for gods sake!

    Just hope it makes him and not breaks him

    initially thats what i thought, but the lad obviously thrives on pressure, i seen it last night and he is superb, his hold up play was fantastic, his goal was good, he is quick, he is strong, and he is also one of the best headerers for a youngurn i have ever seen, not to mentionb his leap

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  • geordiedingo

    Sep 9, 2009 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #23

    well I am joining the Nile High Club

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  • alkinou

    Sep 9, 2009 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #24

    I’m jealous from all these posters who can actually go see Newcastle playing from the stand. I can’t wait for the day they’ll come in Belgium.

    As for Ranger, I trust Hughton to do what’s best for him.

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