Nile Ranger Has So Many Suitors


Blackpool have made a verbal enquiry to take Nile Range on loan to Bloomfield Road next season, but that’s as far as it has gone so far.

Nile Ranger – great striker in the making?

Blackpool, who are odds on favorites to be relegated this season have found it difficult to attract players to their club, and they have signed precious few players to build up their squad.

They are awaiting a reply from Newcastle, but the Tyneside club also have had numerous inquiries from other clubs, about taking Nile on loan next season, which doesn’t surprise us in the least because the 19 year-old looks a very good striker already.

And it’s still up to Chris Hughton to decide if he even wants to send the lad out on loan this season.

We think it will be in the London lad’s best interests to get regular first team action this season, and if he can get the games at Blackpool, then the Seasiders may provide a good option for him.

Maybe a loan through January would be a good option for Newcastle, so the club could then assess how Nile was doing, and how our own strikers are doing in the PL, and maybe recall him from the loan spell, if that is appropriate.

But we like to see that Chris Hughton will not be rushed when it comes to a decision on his young players, and he always puts Newcastle’s interests first – and that’s how it should be.

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has even turned to former Newcastle striker Marlon Harewood, who played with Nile in the first half of last season, to try to strengthen his striking options.

It seems that Newcastle and Ranger’s agent would rather he not return to London, and that would mean that Crystal Palace and QPR would be out of luck.

Of course with some concern over Andy Carroll’s back injury, that  means Nile will be going nowhere soon, until Carroll’s injury is fully assessed understood.

Ranger made 30 total appearances last season for Newcastle, with 25 of them being in the Championship and he scored two goals.

Things will get themselves sorted out by the end of the month – because they have to be.

Comments welcome.



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10 comments so far

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 10, 2010 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #1

    I think Ranger needs time on the pitch, which he just is not gonna get with us this season.

    Blackpool would be brilliant for him because he would get that all important PL experience

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  • Solaidback

    Aug 10, 2010 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #2

    We need to get rid of a couple of players too.. imo Shola should be sold, maybe get rid of Smith too but then we should loan out Ranger & Xisco, as we need a new, fresh striker who can hit the back of the net & from what Ive seen pre-season, we’re going to struggle with the players we currently have….

    The onlt one to score if Leon Best, so I would start whith him & Loverboy against Manc Usa 🙂

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  • carl nufc

    Aug 10, 2010 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #3

    The Ben Arfa deal might be off as OM are wanting him to stay according to French Newspapers. the meeting planned with Newcastle today has been called off.
    I hope this is not true but i thought i would let you’s know what it says

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  • Solaidback

    Aug 10, 2010 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #4

    It’s sods law if that’s true, as we always get pipped at the post but for some reason I dount OM want this guy to stay, they’ve been badmouthing him for weeks, so we’ll just have to wait & see again!!!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 10, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #5

    Ranger is in theory our best striker !!

    Carroll doesn’t have Ranger’s technical ability and pace and is fairly one dimensional, ie aerial

    Lovenkrands is quite classy but not prolific.

    Ameobi injury prone.

    Xisco is an unknown quantity but only 3 goals in 23 games in his own environment doesn’t inspire and ….

    Best don’t get me started.

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  • Wright

    Aug 10, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #6

    Ranger should stay i agree with Rotonda heights that he might not score goals but he works hard unlike shola and best and he would be my impact sub

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  • Wright

    Aug 10, 2010 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #7

    but if we get a robbie keane or a djalo i would loan him out

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 10, 2010 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #8

    If Ranger Stays, In all honesty, can you see Hoots using him.

    He always opts for:
    Amislowbi,
    (not the) Best,
    Xisgo

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  • Mags

    Aug 10, 2010 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #9

    If Hughton does decide to let him go out on loan, what prize fool would consider him going to Blackpool? They are potentially one of our relegation rivals. Lua Lua and Portsmouth spring to mind.

    I understand the club not wanting him to go back down to any London clubs, but as there seems to be a lot of other championship teams interested, it makes sense to me to let him go there.

    On the other hand it may be as well to hold fire and see how serious Carroll’s back injury is.

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  • baro

    Aug 10, 2010 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #10

    I still think CH should give him time to play. Nile Ranger is a star in the making.

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