Carroll And Ranger Could Be Newcastle’s Future Strike Force


It seems that Bobby Moncur is a great admirer of our young and improving strike force of 20 year-old  local lad Andy Carroll and 18 year-old London lad Nile Ranger, who are both current England Youth Internationals.

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Bobby Moncur – likes the look of the youngsters

Former Newcastle captain Bobby Moncur talked to the Evening Chronicle today:

“I think that Ranger and Carroll could well be the future for Newcastle in the striking department.”

“You only had to see the ovation that Ranger got when he came off the bench against Doncaster to see exactly what the fans think of him.” (and he changed the game in Newcastle’s  favor too)

“Make no doubts, he still has a long way to go and is still learning his trade and the same can be said of Carroll to some degree even though he continues to make huge strides ahead each week.”

“But there is certainly a lot of ability to work with for Chris Hughton.” “It would be great to see that partnership start at Sheffield United but we’ll see what happens.”

On-loan Aston Villa striker Marlon Harewood has been disappointing to say the least at Newcastle, after a promising start, but he still has time to make an impact on Tyneside during his loan spell, but he needs to start  doing that rather quickly.

Bobby added:

“Marlon is still an option for Chris, but I understand he has only come in as back-up. “Chris will be keen to nurture the talent at his disposal and there is a lot of promise in the two lads.”

“It’s (scoring goals) not too much of a problem because Kevin Nolan has scored eight goals already this season.” “There are different types of strikers, of course.”

“I look back at Wyn Davies who made a lot of goals for others, while Malcolm MacDonald and Alan Shearer can only be described as goal machines while also doing their job elsewhere on the field.”

“Newcastle need a player that will get 20 goals or so this season.” “At the rate Nolan is going, it could be him.” “But it’s something every young striker should be striving for.”

We half expect Chris to start Nile and Andy together next Monday night at Sheffield United, and it will be more than  interesting to see how well they play together.

They’ve looked good in the past, and let’s hope Ranger can get that first senior goal for Newcastle, so that monkey’s at least off his back – and if he can do that just watch this lad go!

It may be that we have as many as 4 first team players returning for that game too – with captain Alan Smith, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini and Danny Simpson all set to start that game.

We need all 3 points at Bramall Lane, and then we can look forward to beating Peterborough United the following Saturday.

Comments always welcome.



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27 comments so far

  • ObaMartins

    Oct 29, 2009 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #1

    We need to play Carroll and Ranger Now…

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  • ginkoh

    Oct 29, 2009 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #2

    Imagine Shola come back and we play top three towel Carroll Shola Ranger. Do you think they can play together ?

    However both of them will only be better every game they get the chance to play. Just pray MA doesn’t sell them for 7-8m.

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  • RetroBiscuits

    Oct 29, 2009 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #3

    No doubt the Carroll & Ranger partnership is key to our promotion challenge, Harewood has been more than a disappointment i know he is capable of much more however we dont have the luxury of waiting for him to hit form. The negative side for us fans is they will be sold before season 2010/2011

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    Oct 29, 2009 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #4

    I see previous Newcastle United target Marlon King has been given 18 months at Her Majesty’s Pleasure.
    Wigan chairman Dave Whelan said King would never play for Wigan again.
    Only right too.
    Mind it’s a wonder he wasn’t on our books !

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  • Big Dave

    Oct 29, 2009 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #5

    would love to see the 2 younguns start but cant see it happen unless there is no other options

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  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 29, 2009 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #6

    You think that Arseley won’t sell them? The basket will sell everything that can kick a ball. Just you watch.

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  • Toonmania

    Oct 29, 2009 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #7

    Arseley will sell his own mother and wife if he could get a good price for them, i don’t fancy our chances of getting back up i don’t believe a word he say’s and if any of you really believe that his supposied £20 million is going to buy more than 1 player you need your heads read, Ashley will be trying to sell the club again in the summer for an overpriced amount of around £200-£250 million so that he doesn’t have to spend any money, and the circus will all start again, this merry-go-round has more spin than gordan brown’s policy’s, i really think he will end up staying another 2 or 3 years just to really drive the nail through the heart of the club until we bleed, we as fans of the great club need to save it from this spineless creature who won’t even talk to us, he hides behind the prat of a chairman to tell us what he wants us to hear and laughs at us when we don’t like something, his lastest example is renaming SJP the only thing he could ever re-name it too for me to be happy would be the “Sir Bobby Robson memorial stadium” and then he should do it for free and not for profit.
    ggggggod rant over!! i’m nearly ready to become a hitman just to get rid of the incompetant idiot watch your back ash i don’t sit far from you 😉

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  • Big Dave

    Oct 29, 2009 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #8

    Toonmania the only problem is there is fu*k we can do about it

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  • komfort

    Oct 29, 2009 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #9

    toonmania…the fat boys wife divorced him…no friggin suprise there eh !…i think we should do the same on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour.

    GET OUT OF OUR CLUB YOU UNREASONABLE FAT GET !!!….

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  • Big Dave

    Oct 29, 2009 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #10

    komfort did batty get rid of all the big issues, I bet he didnt

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  • Dan4Toon

    Oct 29, 2009 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #11

    Haas to be:

    _______________Harper______________

    __Simpson___S.Taylor___Colo___Enrique__

    __R.Taylor___Nolan___Smith___Jonas___

    __________Carroll___Ranger__________

    Subs: Krul, Kadar, Butt, Geremi, Guthrie, Lovenkrands, Harewood.

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  • komfort

    Oct 29, 2009 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #12

    big dave..i’ve never heard anything from him today so i presume he has.so he’ll be off to spend his takings on a new donnay top & a pair of dunlop trainers.

    …if he turns up tell him i’m looking for him…cheers.

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  • Toonmania

    Oct 29, 2009 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #13

    Big Dave, i don’t agree there is nothing that can be done never say never is my moto and i believe that there is more than one way to skin a cat, the fatman has gone too far, now it’s time we should all stand together and show him that we will not stand for his antics, shambolic actions that have lead us into the position we are now in.
    the final straw for me is him saying the renaming of the stadium, if he wants £10 million for it i will personally pay that to him and rename it ST JAMES’ PARK or if i got enough people behind me i would name it as i said before the Sir bobby Robson Memorial Stadium these are the only acceptable names for our club, but i was thinking that the ground was owned by newcastle city council and was rented to ashley or is this not right?? someone please correct me if i’m wrong.
    anyway on to a lighter subject not surprised his wife divorced him and now you mention it i do remember reading that before, so who is the women that sits next to him during games (not his daughter) the lady in her late 40’s early 50’s she’s in one of ed’s regular photos of ashley sitting in the directors box think she wears like a fur coat or something so obviously not from up north lol!!!.

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  • Big Dave

    Oct 29, 2009 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #14

    komfort he isn’t in to donnay as much now he was helping stardust do some pr work for Ma so he give batty a years supply of Lonsdale gear so he is happy as a pig in sh1t mate.

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Oct 29, 2009 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #15

    Whats the general feeeling now that Arsely has put his cards on the table?

    I was previously all for a boycott of home games as I still think the fact that 43K were more than paying the running costs of the club, allowing the moron to pick his exit.

    As for the 20M that is promised – 1) Why tell the world what money is in the transfer fund and 2) Why think it will go on the team as none of the Milner, Zog, Given, Martins, Bassong money ot even the Sky parachute or season tickets have found its way intot hte team?

    So for me, the only option is to boycott all home games. I dont think it will damage the team as the wheels are already coming off the cart as the ‘team’ stroll around for another season believing they have a god given right to win. Even administration is a better option as the club could be picked up from the receivers for a song and the ten points deduction, wont matter as promotion will only come about if the other teams play worse than us !!!

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Oct 29, 2009 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #16

    Oh – and as for Bobbys rating of Carrol and Ranger – I just hope his assessment of the players is better than his assessment of the managements as I believe he has recently backed CH and to a certain extent Arseley

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  • komfort

    Oct 29, 2009 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #17

    aye big dave , but he’s still after a new pair of dunlops & i hope he has more luck than he did the last time he crossed big mike’s palm with silver….in exchange for a crisp £5 note he got a size 6 and a size 10 and was hobbling around for 18 months looking like a reet numpty….

    …love you batts XX

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  • MacToon

    Oct 30, 2009 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #18

    BlacknWhite Barmy,

    I heard Bob Moncur say he couldn’t understand why CH was given another (different) contract as he was doing the job anyway and the contract length was the same. 18 month contract isn’t much and he’s getting alot less than some of our players who don’t even make the first team.

    As for a boycott, well it’s gonna be difficult stopping 40,000 people, the demo last year had thousands complaining but then most piled into SJP for the match and probably all lapped up the drinks and food etc.

    However renaming SJP seems to have hit a nerve with 11,000 signatures yesterday alone, this online petitions has over 1,000 signatures, please sign it if you wish:

    http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?nufc2009

    By the way, I’m not giving 1 penny to this guy, he continually lies and treats most people like dog dirt.

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Oct 30, 2009 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #19

    Toonmania: The stadium belongs to Ashley. The ground it’s built on is owned by Newcastle City Council. The ground is called St James’ Park. The stadium doesn’t have a name. It never has. Everyone refers to it at St James’ Park. The grounds name cannot be changed by anyone other than the council but Ashley can call the stadium anything he likes.

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  • MacToon

    Oct 30, 2009 at 1:49 AM

    Comment #20

    According to wiki:

    “Newcastle’s home stadium is St James’ Park”

    Maybe you should rewrite it Issac……

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  • Bao Zheng

    Oct 30, 2009 at 2:38 AM

    Comment #21

    Of course, we don’t have a choice.

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  • Bigbadbob

    Oct 30, 2009 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #22

    Anyone else bored with Hughton? I know hes talking in interviews cos his mouth is moving but he never answers a question or tells you anything, a bit like a politician.
    His signings have hurt the team but he is reluctant to accept this, yes Ed he needs to restore Ranger but he wont.
    20m cash injection is for the club not transfers, amongst Hughtons ramblings i heard him say that it was for the current wages, he is definitely onside with his pals Mike and Derek trying to explain and defend them in interview and thats probably why he doesnt make any sense at all. I had a bit of time for Hughton but not anymore, when he tries to convince me that everything is rosy in the garden at the same time as patronizing the fans and club, i smell a very big dirty rat.
    Most definitely a front man for a dodgy set up.

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  • SBR4EVA

    Oct 30, 2009 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #23

    Another total cop-oot by ash-hole.

    By accepting the job as “manager”, Chris Hughton has proved to us all that he is exactly what:-

    Sandie Shaw sang about.
    Brian Conley has a catchphrase about him.
    Sooty and Sweep are him.

    Punch and Judy, that stupid duck Orville – even Nookie Bear and Spit the Dog.

    Kermit the bliddy Frog and all the other stupid bliddy Muppets.

    They are all just puppets.

    Welcome to the biggest puppet show in football. Unless the puppet master is forcibly taken out, Newcastle will continue to be dangling on a string.

    …I’m in not favour of bringing back hanging but…

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Oct 30, 2009 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #24

    Fine article below:
    http://toon-talk.net/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=108:how-to-get-mike-ashley-out-our-club
    No doubt there is plenty people still willing to go along and sing the songs – but cash is surely all that Ashley listens to. The fact that he is there is probably a calculated move to put another few thousand on the gate !!

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  • SBR4EVA

    Oct 30, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #25

    Bed-sheet boyco”u”tting is not the answer man.

    FIGHT AND FIGHT TO WIN.

    The only person that has had the balls to stand up and fight (and win) against the fat Count of Buckinghamshire so far is Kevin Keegan.

    I’m not sure how to go about it but I’ve got some rope in boot of me car, 😉

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  • Chris G

    Oct 30, 2009 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #26

    SBR4EVA – No problem. Just give Mike Ashley enough rope and he’ll hang himself 😉

    ps. Thanks for reminding me about Sandie Shaw
    It brought back a few memories 🙂
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrs8CgpH980

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  • premier

    Oct 30, 2009 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #27

    Ranger and Carroll leading the line at the Steak Bake arena–now that has to be something worth going to!!

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