Sunderland After 19 Year-Old Nile Ranger – Give Us A Break


The News Of  The World today are reporting that Sunderland manager Steve Bruce would like to sign Newcastle’s 19 year-old England U19 International striker, Nile Ranger.

Nile Ranger – 6’2″ striker going nowhere in the summer
London-born Ranger has made great strides since he was signed 21 months ago from Southampton by Dennis Wise, and he appeared 30 times for Newcastle last season with a couple of goals, and looked very good and certainly very fast.

Along with the slightly older Andy Carroll (21), 20 year-old center-back Tamas Kadar, and 17 year-old midfielder Haris Vuckic, Nile is probably the pick of the Newcastle youngsters at the moment.

And needless to say there’s absolutely no way Newcastle would let Nile Ranger go – and certainly not to Sunderland – even if they do have a Geordie and Newcastle fan, Steve Bruce, managing the Wearside club right now.

Newcastle’s new youth policy is starting to pay off with some great lads coming through the ranks, but the very last thing they want to do is to sell them. The Newcastle Youth team has reached the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup 3 times in the last 5 years and that illustrates the caliber of youngsters Newcastle have right now.

If Steve Bruce is looking for a future world-class midfielder – the word on the street is that’s what 17 year-old 6’2″ Slovenian U21 International Haris Vuckic will become in a  few years time, so he may want to also bid for Haris.

But there’s no way Newcastle will be selling any of their top youngsters this summer, and there’s certainly still a lot more to come from Nile Ranger next season.

We expect him to get regular games for the side by this time next year – and that’s at Newcastle and certainly not Sunderland.

Comments welcome.



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11 comments so far

  • Chris F

    May 9, 2010 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #1

    honestly, these rumours get stupider by the week.

    i honestly can’t believe newspapers actually pay these idiots to make this stuff up!

    the star are reporting we want john arne riise now!

    one thing i’ve noticed is that the majority of ‘rumours’ are just rehashed stories they made up for previous windows!

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  • Brutooon

    May 9, 2010 at 3:29 AM

    Comment #2

    Never going to happen mate hahah

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  • Newutd

    May 9, 2010 at 4:54 AM

    Comment #3

    Bruce better keep those fat greasy fingers for himself. Nile is going nowhere.

    How on earth do they come up with these rumors?

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  • baro

    May 9, 2010 at 6:12 AM

    Comment #4

    Keep Dreaming, Keep Dreaming 🙂 You fuuuuk headed mackems. 🙂

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  • baro

    May 9, 2010 at 6:15 AM

    Comment #5

    Hey Ed,

    You mentioned our rising star Haris Vuckic in this article like you want the Steve Bruce to come and take him. Take it a little easy their. He is our best youngster. Hope Haris breaks through like Andy Carroll did this year and last year.

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  • Solaidback

    May 9, 2010 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #6

    LOL… can’t you tell its Sunday again… LOL

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  • noir9

    May 9, 2010 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #7

    This is just more proof that those poor little journo’s havn’t a clue. It’s a pity there wasn’t a league table of rubbish stories.

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    May 9, 2010 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #8

    Tell that plastic f**king Geordie to f**k off the w*nker

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 9, 2010 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #9

    Just hope they’ll get playing time with hughton.
    If they don’t, they may well be off and sooner rather than later.

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  • alan shearer

    May 9, 2010 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #10

    go away sunderland…they dont have good young players and want to snatch our own young star..what the hell

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  • Newutd

    May 9, 2010 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #11

    Well, they’ve got Meyler and Henderson…
    Henderson is class.

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