Nile Ranger Wants To Stay On Tyneside


Nile Ranger became the second Newcastle player to be refused a Visa for the US tour, by the American Embassy yesterday,  because of his previous criminal record.

Nile Ranger – would like to stay on Tyneside

Joey Barton was denied a Visa earlier this week, and both players will not now be on the plane to the US on Sunday.

Newcastle will play Sporting Kansas, Orlando City and Columbus Crew in America, but Joey and Nile will now join up with the Reserves tour of Holland, where they will play Hollandia, FC Utrecht and Almere City.

The reason Ranger didn’t get a VISA was because of his three month stay in a young offenders’ home when he was part of an armed robbery back in 2006.

It seems Alan Pardew has now seen enough of Ranger and wants to move him out of Newcastle, and earlier this week Blackpool met the asking price of around £1.5M for the London striker.

But Ranger was unable to agree terms, and it seems the loan deal that was being touted at the time was not true, and Nile is now back in training at Newcastle.

West Ham were possibly interested in the 20 year-old England U19 and U20 International, but no bids have come from Sam Allardyce, at least not yet.

Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston has said they had agreed a deal for Ranger:

“We have had a bid accepted by a club for a Premier League player that is significantly in excess of our previous highest bid, and it is now entirely down to the player and his agent to determine matters so that we can progress.”

The Newcastle Journal is reporting today that Nile would really like to stay on Tyneside, and fight for his place, but that may be very difficult.

Nile  has always said he loves it at Newcastle, and says the move potentially saved him from a life of crime.

But it’s very hard to stay at a club when they basically say they don’t want you, so we still expect Nile to move out this summer.

However, we still think this lad can make it, and we’d like to see him sent out on loan to a Championship club next season, so he can get regular games, and maybe finally get on the goals trail.

And Alan Pardew can then see how he progresses. and Newcastle would still have the chance of keeping the player, who has skills galore and could still make it on Tyenside.

That’s what we’d like to see, but we don’t think that will happen.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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80 comments so far

  • barryvenison

    Jul 14, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #1

    Just loan him out.

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  • Stuart

    Jul 14, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #2

    Id rather he was loaned out. If he comes back in a year with the same attitude and the same sh1te shot accuracy sell him then.

    He might come back class though, maybe.

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  • Drona

    Jul 14, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #3

    Loan him out. He’s class at times. Look how he changed the Arsenal game around. Brilliant hold up play. Even the Liverpool game… absolutely terrorized their defense with his pace.

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  • barryvenison

    Jul 14, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #4

    I’m sure Hughton would love to have him up front for Birmingham on loan next season, his wages can’t be that high surely and if he does well then we can integrate him back into our squad or sell him for even more money.

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  • Ill never forget his miss against West Ham (i think – its when he took a shot quite a bit away from their goal and missed)…. i was off my seat getting ready to cheer. Looked like a muppet in the bar when it didnt go in….

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 14, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #6

    I think if he wants to stay, having recently given the lad a 5yr deal, just loan him out for a year to somewhere he will get regular games and do well.

    Maybe avoid London, Manchester etc, I would say the best place for him would be with the Smoggies.

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  • P.I.

    Jul 14, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #7

    @~Vive la révolution de Châteauneuf~

    Aye i remember that one mate. Open goal at his mercy, keeper out the picture, 8 yards out, side foots it about 6 yards wide.

    Diana Ross would have scored that….

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  • Stuart

    Jul 14, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #8

    @P.I hahaha!

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  • niafron

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #9

    Bonjour messieurs.

    As expected, Pardew’s interview on Erding is not unoticed over the Chanel…

    PSG fans especially are angered. And the press is generaly amused by Pardew’s mistake about PSG in champions league.

    For those of you who still got hope, sorry, but this over for Erding. Well, in Football, never say never; but this time, only a miracle would change the situation.

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  • niafron

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #10

    American’s law…Is there some american people on the blog?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #11

    @9

    What about the fact that PSG want to bring in a couple more strikers??

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #12

    @10

    ED!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #13

    I suppose Liverpoo’s impending signing of Downing ends their interest in N’Zogbia, but at the same time opens up Villa’s interest in him.

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  • alec6247toon

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #14

    I reckon that Nile has got a lot of potential and could be absolutely class in a few years time, he is young, english and I think the best business with regards to him is send him out on loan, get in and amongst the goals and then bring him back and try to integrate him into the way that we are going to be playing football, if that doesnt work then we ship him off for probably around £4-5million with the inflated english market either jan 2013 or aug 2013.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #15

    I read somewhere lastnight that we were readying a £12M offer for Bendtner, cant find the link now though.

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  • niafron

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #16

    @NUFC Richyg01

    You’re kiding, or ED is realy of american origin?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #17

    According to Le Gossip we have had a bid for Achille Emana rejected.

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  • Benton Toon Exile

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #18

    This US refusal to let barton in is daft….He was on holiday in the US last month.

    So he either did something while on holiday, or the club have held him back for a reason!!!!!!!!!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #19

    @16

    No, he is a true geordie, but lives in the big US of A

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  • Stuart

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #20

    @niafron – Ed is a geordie, just lives in america.

    @Benton – Barton was granted a holiday visa to go to america. A working visa is a completely different matter and he was refused that because of his criminal record.

    Theres no conspiracy.

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  • niafron

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #21

    @NUFC Richyg01

    Well, it seems PSG want to buy all the palyers on the market…And they will probably do it if you believe the rumours!

    Maybe not a couple, but one, it’s possible. They are mainly after Menez, Ganso and Matuidi for what i’ve heard.

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  • adamv

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #22

    Don’t think Pardew will be to bothered what PSG think of him to be honest, the fact is if PSG bring in another forward Erding will need to leave.

    He does not seem that great anyway, his goals/game ratio is not premier league standard.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #23

    @18

    Its on a technicallity

    He was on holiday with a travel visa.

    BUT
    To enter America with NUFC he nees a work visa

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #24

    @21

    They were linked with a £9m move for Anelka.

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  • niafron

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #25

    @Stuart

    So, he can go, but he can’t play football, cause it’s his work?

    What was i saying about american’s law?

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #26

    Benton toon….he wanted to work there didnt he.

    Im not too convinced about ranger…its lualua i dont get why we would let leave.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #27

    @26

    No more movement on LuaLua though is there?

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  • niafron

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #28

    @adamv

    To leave, yes, but not for Newcastle. If we add Paris don’t need money, good luck to the guy who will negociate the transfer price after that!

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  • niafron

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #29

    Oh, yes, i was forgeting the Anelka’s stuff…

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  • Stuart

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #30

    @niafron – makes absolutely no sense right? haha.

    @Richy – apparently Lua Lua posted on his twitter yesterday that he’d be in brighton today. I’d check up on it but I dont have twitter lol.

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  • cousto

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #31

    You can go into the US for up to 90days on a travel visa (green form you fill in on the plane) with “spent” convictions.
    But if you are there to work (doesn’t matter whether it’s a week or a year) you are subject to a stricter background check which, in Barton and Ranger’s case will not allow people with convictions spent or unspent (within a 5 year period) to work within their borders.
    We had this trouble when I was in the Navy, because we were there with work we had to get special dispensation off the US Embassy to let 4 guys set foot off the carrier when we berthed in New York.

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  • Davies

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #32

    Ranger is one of the most frustrating players we’ve had at the club in a looooong time. He has bags of talent, but seems to have no drive or determination. If the kid would just knuckle down and focus on his football, he could be a genuine contender and get himself into the England fold. As it is, he has all the will power to become Ameobi (and I feel that’s being more than a little harsh on Ameobi).

    If he’d thought about this last season, there’s every chance we wouldn;’t be looking for another striker now.

    What an absolute waste.

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  • liam85

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #33

    LOAN!!!! It’s the best option!

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #34

    Well i was jus going on reports that we were thinking of letting him go…anyone see.pictures of him pre-season…hes absolutely tanked and with his power shot, whipped crosses and pace csn be a great player.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #35

    @32

    Exactly, if he had focussed and given 100% then he could possibly be looking at the No9 shirt

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #36

    Davies..maybe us accepting a fee will give him a kick into gear

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #37

    Has anyone seen if Fergie has gained the extra pounds required and requested by AP?

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  • niafron

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #38

    And wath have done this brave neal Ranger to be in such a situation? Let me guess, he have punched someone in a bar?

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  • Eastander

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #39

    noooo niafron, ranger doesnt do things like that!! he was part of an armed robbery 🙂

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  • Stuart

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #40

    Nah niafron – he used to be a proper little gangster. Was involved with gangs, guns and robbery.

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