Nile Ranger Could Still Stay On Tyneside


It seems that Nile Ranger would like to stay at Newcastle, but that decision is now almost out of his hands.

Nile Ranger – could stay on Tyneside

Ranger signed a five year deal at the club only last October, but that was more to protect Newcastle so they could get a fee for the player if he was moved out.

Nile’s agent is Nick Rubery, and although there have been lots of inquiries for the London-born striker, no firm bids have yet come in – but the transfer window still has eight full weeks to run.

Rubery told the local Newcastle press corps today:

“Perhaps it would have got to the old Nile but he’s taking it in his stride. He could still stay at Newcastle although the situation has changed there,”

“Newcastle have signed a striker and they’ll sign another one so he won’t start games next season, and he needs to play to help his development.”

“As of yet, nothing has moved forward but if the right club comes along with an offer that Newcastle find acceptable then of course he’ll be interested because it’s first-team football.”

“Nile feels like he’s improved, you’re hearing less and less about him for the wrong reasons. Yes, he put himself in a bad position by posting an ill-advised photo on Blackberry Messenger but he’s sorting himself out.”

“He’s kept himself in good shape over the summer, and he’s eager to get started for next season.” “I’m sure he can be a great asset to a club in the future.”

“We could be talking about a 15-20 goal striker next season if he gets those games.”

Nile looked good last season, and he has made 58 appearances but with only 3 goals scored, and it may be that inability to put the ball in the back of the net that persuaded Pardew to put the lad up for sale this summer.

We wouldn’t mind seeing Nile loaned out this coming season to a Championship club, to see what he can do with regular first team football.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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92 comments so far

  • Nevermind the B0110cks

    Jul 6, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #1

    DL: “None of them have been cheap, we’ve paid good prices for them”
    Can someone explain Lambias proclamations to me?
    I bloodywell well confused now.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 6, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #2

    We were seriously lacking bodies last season.. why are we ‘clearing out’? confused.

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  • JohnnyBrookes

    Jul 6, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #3

    Yours is as as good a guess as anybodys!! I also if Nolan’s wages are off the wage bill, and we received a fee for him how is it that we have to factor in wages for new signings.

    Andy Carrolls wages left the wage bill when he left, so why is that not taken into account. The most baffling part for me, is that yeah the 35m we should be spending, but had we not sold AC would that have been all we had, NO transfer budget, no money for “wages and undersoil heating”?!!

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jul 6, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #4

    they are talking about agents fees and signing on fees at what point did they think that successfully runing a football club would be cheap, and since when was the money raised by carrol sale they only money in the club a smokescreen i fearfor our future with this fat f**k in charge i really do.

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  • Wait a minute… ! Nolan sold, Ashley Players not targeted, Ashley,

    “Nile looked good last season, and he has made 58 appearances but with only 3 goals scored, and it may be that inability to put the ball in the back of the net that persuaded Pardew to put the lad up for sale this summer.”

    One minute Pardew is a puppet the next he has the say. Howay man.

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  • toonfan76

    Jul 6, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #6

    Sky sports telling us what KK said all along

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_7022442,00.html

    By the way if Erdinc is not interested we better get moving quickly to the next target.

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  • sweendog

    Jul 6, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #7

    Liam As*’es proclaimations are that if we didn’t sell Carroll we couldn’t afford wages or undersoil heating .. complete shambles .. I don’t care if they spend the 35 mill, as long as the players they get in are good enough..

    Striker – we still need a top striker (this is a must)
    RW – we don’t have a natural pacey RW, also so that Burnsie etc can’t argue that Guti can’t play as a RW.
    DM – either cover for or 1st choice alongside Tiote.. must be pacey, defensive foremost, hopefully with a good pass ability .. Matuidi etc.

    The rest LB,RB,CB are cover for the 1st teamers RB is debatable but maybe Simmo will be better if we had a better RW to compliment him.

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  • JohnnyBrookes

    Jul 6, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #8

    GG- Pardew most definitely does not have any say in it at all, I think thats been pretty much established. I.e “WE WILL NOT SELL ANDY CARROLL” – we all know how that turned out!!

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  • TenaciousToon77

    Jul 6, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #9

    Johnny Fordham Reading reporter claims that Best may be used in a cash plus player deal 4 Shane Long, Irish radio also reporting this, could be a possiblity if Erding deal goes tits up.

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  • sweendog

    Jul 6, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #10

    wonder can someone send on the net spent to LiamArse so he knows we’ve possibly spent around 4 mill this year … not 35 mill

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  • sweendog

    Jul 6, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #11

    toonfan76 .. exactly KK highlighted they would do this .. and true to form it happened .. does ashley and co think we’re thick??

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  • Klatoon

    Jul 6, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #12

    Hope we keep and send him out on loan preferably in the CCC

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  • Mark

    Jul 6, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #13

    We should loan him to Bolton who are interested, as then he would get better PL experience. That may also lower their interest in sturridge which is good for our chances, as I believe we may still go after him despite reports suggesting we won’t..

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  • sweendog

    Jul 6, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #14

    Klatoon .. .selling him will be a big mistake so loaning to CCC team is possibly, the only other sensible option.
    although I think we should give him a good preseason and see if he starts to fit in alongside Ba ..

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  • geoff777

    Jul 6, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #15

    @sweendog

    I think the answer has to be “Yes he does”.

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  • Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Hoping that this is just to play down the fact that we have a substantial amount to spend.

    Clubs know how much we sold Carroll for and therefore will ask for top Dollar for their player since they know we have cash to spend…

    So im hoping this Lamehearse Interview is a ploy to make others think we wont be spending a huge sum, and therefore not ask for a ridiculous fee for their player.

    Would you rather pay 20mill for Sturridge
    or
    15mill for him and enduring talk about not having $$ to spend….

    Im hoping im right…

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  • lesh

    Jul 6, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #17

    For crying out loud, will you £35m obsessives give it a rest, change the record. You’re doing nothing but wasting time, energy and space!

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  • sweendog

    Jul 6, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #18

    geoff777 .. sad really .. I think it highlights his and ashleys incompetence coming out with these statements ..

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  • Crawfordladd17

    Jul 6, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #19

    Sell Smith and Xisco they get about £110k between themselves

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  • GREEK TOON ARMY

    Jul 6, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #20

    One thing he has for sure is potential.Why sell him and not the dead wood in the team?!Loan him out somewhere and see if he develops.

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  • sweendog

    Jul 6, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #22

    lesh .. I’m more worried about the squad than the 35 mill .. hence the comment #7 .. still doesn’t hid the fact some of LiamArses statements are profounding b*llocks .. anyway moving on .. hope Ranger stays, good player, loads of ability, just his finishing needs to improve.

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  • elpaso_geordie

    Jul 6, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #23

    well i hope all the Ashley lovers on here are happy, i have always thought we would get shit on and it appears we are . Am not wanting all 35 million on fees for players just want more players and good players for a thin squad.
    For the club to ignore income from TV rights , Season Tickets and advertising new shirts sales etc staggers me , Ashley and Llambias treating us like mugs if they think we will accept that load of boll**ks

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  • cousto

    Jul 6, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #24

    Who cares what KK says? The guys a huffy loser. He’s won nothing as a manager, and with his PR stunt of suing newcastle, coupled with his “I’ll launch my toys out as soon as things don’t go my way” attitude he’ll probably never manage another club (at least within the top 2 divisions) again.
    Hughton got sh*t on much worse than KK and do you hear him bad mouthing us to the press? Sir Bobby got sh*t on too, did he every rip into the club?

    No, shows you all you need to know about the great KK.

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  • Tinman

    Jul 6, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #25

    Still think Hoilett should be bought

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  • sweendog

    Jul 6, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #26

    elpaso_geordie.. exactly we’re supporters that want a strong team .. we’re not accountants raving about how well financially our club is run .. if I was into that I’d watch the FT index instead of football ..
    I want to hear we’ve got the right players, we’re playing attacking football and the squad isn’t too thin ..

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 6, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #27

    if i were Ashley, look at the plan.

    All the debt that is there is held by a holding Company of ashley’s and interest free. so it will not be increased and ashley may count it as a sunk cost.

    Now Y -O -Y, NUFC makes profit a % of which goes into the club rest in his pocket. you can all see what is happening income could be revenue as in sales of tickets or merchandise or capital i.e. players being moved on.

    Looks a strategy to me that ashley is following.

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  • cousto

    Jul 6, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #28

    Another thing that I think some people talked about.
    If a club says it has £35M in it’s pocket, that £7M rated player suddenly becomes £10M when they come knocking.
    Going to the press saying how you’ve spent quite a bit of it could be a clever ruse to stop clubs trying to fleece us (risky one at that as the doom mongers will bite straight into it).

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  • elpaso_geordie, it has nowt to do with loving Ashley. It’s loving the Club. You Know NUFC? People just hope for the best and as they say here in Germany. “Hoffnung strebt zum letzt.” Hope dies last.

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  • Magforlife

    Jul 6, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #30

    @ Jonny Brookes, already asked the question ” what if we had not sold AC ” No money at all for replacements.
    AP is a puppet as we all guessed when he was brought in to replace Chris.
    KK got it right and come September he will have proved his point !

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  • TenaciousToon77

    Jul 6, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #31

    @ Cousto i had the same feeling my self, especially wiv the prices of players been banded about at the mo, it seemed like a good move on the clubs part.

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  • Magforlife

    Jul 6, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #32
  • Magforlife, if we hadn’t sold AC this would be a non discussion.

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  • lekech

    Jul 6, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #34

    I still feel that Nile is a good kid to keep. He could be bigger than Carroll in a couple of seasons.

    How much is his wages anyway? Why do we need to ship out every soul that is not cut out for the 1st team?

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  • sweendog

    Jul 6, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #35

    cousto .. I wish I was as optimistic as you.. but I’ve said this quite a few times .. this transfer window was the last before I judge ashleys ownsership .. they have money to buy a striker, and other positions .. if they don’t get the rid players its their fault .. and ashley in my eyes will be a gangster .. harsh but he’s proving me right

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  • dubzy

    Jul 6, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #36

    sick to the back teeth of these Muppets (MA DL),last couple of weeks its been ok with the signings we got,then he (DL) Gota come out in the press an tell us where the 35mil has gone,well i tell u where its gone…………NO WHERE SIMPLE AS THAT. IF WE DONT GET A TOP STRIKER IN,OR TWO,I WILL GUARANTEE U WE WILL NOT FINISH HIGHER THEN WE DID LAST YEAR

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  • Tinman

    Jul 6, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #37

    Fact is, you can all continue guessing what he is doing or going to do. But you will never know. How many people read in the media that he was going to buy those new stores? Exactly. Guy does everything behind closed doors and thats fine by me

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  • sweendog

    Jul 6, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #38

    #34 should be

    cousto .. I wish I was as optimistic as you.. but I’ve said this quite a few times .. this transfer window was the last before I judge ashleys ownership .. they have money to buy a striker, and other positions .. if they don’t get the right players its their fault .. and ashley in my eyes will be a gangster .. harsh but he’s proving me right

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  • Tinman

    Jul 6, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #39

    Dubzy, shut up mate

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 6, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #40

    i think the point is to all u moaning about the 35mill if the transfer window was shut u wud hav a point but the fact theres 2month still to do deals u havent.
    if come september 1st nothing has changed from now u will all b able to moan all u want n no one will b able to say anything but most of u r jumping the gun a bit

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