Nile Ranger Should Be Sent On Loan To A Championship Club


News today that Hartlepool United may be interested in a summer loan move for Newcastle’s 19 year-old London-born  striker Nile Ranger.

Chris Hughton – Harlepool interested?

When Newcastle bought Leon Best in January, it meant that Nile dropped down the pecking order, even though he was still able to appear 30 times for the Tyneside club last season, with a couple of goals.

But his appearances since January were severely limited and Nile must go out on loan to get first team action next season.

We wonder whether signing Leon was a mistake, because Nile could have been the 4th striker next season, and he’s certainly good enough to appear in the Premiership next season.

Reports recently have indicated that Hartlepool manager Chris Turner is looking to for  loan players, after the club just managed to avoid relegation from League One on goal difference, finishing 5th bottom last season, one place above the relegated Gillingham.

Carlisle United and Leeds United are also said to be interested, but Chris Hughton isn’t rushing into any decisions, and left yesterday on vacation with his family.

For youngsters at Newcastle, the club  will want to give them the highest level of competition they can cope with – as long as they play regularly – and we have to think Hughton will want to send Nile to a Championship club.

Leeds United would be a great club for the youngster, and he could fill the void caused by the departure of Jermaine Beckford.

Nile showed in his appearances in the Championship last season that he is already a Championship class player, and if he can get a season long loan deal in England’s second division next season, he will progress in leaps and bounds.

Nile has already played 12 times for the England U19 side with 6 goals, and he could well be a big star of the future for Newcastle United.

Comments welcome.



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13 comments so far

  • geordie_india

    May 25, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #1

    He is a very promising lad.He should be sent to the club where he can get the most playing time.Hope he stays with the club for a long time 🙂

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  • Ericles

    May 25, 2010 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #2

    So, we send Ranger out on loan and then go sniffing at the tradesmen’s entrance at Man U for another forward not as good? How can we send such players out on loan when we do not have the faintest idea if we are even going to recruit anybody? This is not a silly season it is complete madness!

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  • tomlkier

    May 25, 2010 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #3

    He can’t progress without regular football, sending him on loan will give him that. Look what a year of championship football did for Carroll.

    Besides, my money’s on us playing a 4-5-1 next season, meaning that Carroll will be our first choice striker with Ameobi as backup and Loven as super sub allowing a change of formation. I think that’s the best tactic we can go for, allows us to crowd out midfield with Smith, Nolan and Barton and perhaps bring Vuckic through if there’s an injury.

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  • komfort

    May 25, 2010 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #4

    our complete front line should be dumped into the championship & blooper should be forking out sufficient funds for a proper centre foward or two aswell as a couple of other premiership qaulity players.

    …freebies & two bob loan jobs for us i’m affraid.

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  • toongloom

    May 25, 2010 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #5

    I agree ranger should go out on loan.

    But we need a goal scrorer! Carroll has not really had a chance in the prem although i think he cud handle it, lovenkrands has got the pace but wont chip in with many. Ameobi jst has proven overs the yrs tht hes not prem class and wont get many either. And for best well again unproven and not not exactly a threat from wat we have seen so far.

    Hope CH realises that these 4 wont do it, they jst wont! Priority should be to get rid of xisco and either ameobi and best cause then buying a decent striker. We need a striker, even someone around 30 cause without enough goals we are gonna struggle major and there isnt many goals in them 4 mentioned above!

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  • JSYproject

    May 25, 2010 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #6

    ericles just because you dont know if we are going to recruit dosnt mean the club dosnt, how can you say something is complete madness when you know nothing at all about it?

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  • G

    May 25, 2010 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #7

    FFS Ed, after all the grief I went through defending Best, then you go and post a comment like that… 4 letters Ed… 4 letters.

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  • Ericles

    May 25, 2010 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #8

    Well, well then JSY project – what do you know then? Surely the body language and the statements by the club hierarchy should tell us something. Tell us something despite their saying “no comment” in response to just about everything. We have enough experience of how Ashley does business to know exactly how we will get extra players. On the cheap and all too late – by which time our up and coming youngsters will be playing on loan for other clubs. One appointment so far – a media person. Gone so far – Terry Wharton – a Geordie, a good ex-player an academy coach. Not a good swap in my book. Complete madness? Do you honestly think the way things are that this is a sane way to run a football club?

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  • G

    May 25, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #9

    Is Terry Wharton related to Kenny?

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  • Ericles

    May 25, 2010 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #10

    Meant Kenny Wharton. Did think they were brothers but not so.

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  • G

    May 25, 2010 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #11

    Thought you did Ericles, had my doubts after I wrote post 9 and had to google it! Always dreadful memory for names. I still tend to refer to half of the toon squad by the first name Jackie! i.e. Jackie Carroll, Jackie Enrique etc…

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  • JSYproject

    May 25, 2010 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #12

    well, well then ericles i know for 1. Not to comment on things i know nothing about, and 2. Mike ashley is runnin the club much better than freddy sheppard ever did, for example gettin the club out of debt and away from bankruptcy rather than piling the debt on the club pushing it closer to bankruptcy. Real madness

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  • Brutooon

    May 26, 2010 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #13

    hope CH choose the championship club that guarantee him first team football, good for him and good for us

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