It seems the Newcastle manager Alan Pardew still has grave doubts about Nile Ranger’s professionalism.
Nile Ranger – still sloppy time keeping
And without being a good professionalism, it is very very difficult, if not impossible, to succeed in today’s modern football world.
And it’s not like Nile doesn’t have some great examples in the Newcastle squad such as Steve Harper and Fabricio Coloccini as just two examples, who are simply first rate professional footballers.
Ranger has been told to find another club this summer, but so far no takers, although Blackpool agreed a fee but couldn’t agree terms with the Londoner earlier this summer, and there’s news that former Newcastle boss Chris Hughton wants him at Birmingham, but only on a loan deal.
The Sunday Sun is reporting that Nile was relegated back to the Reserves because of some misdemeanors, which we suppose means he”s been late to training again.
Pardew will not bring him back into the first team squad until he sees an improvement, and this is what the boss said about the 20 year-old:
“I said that I very rarely shut the door on anybody, but Nile needs to understand the responsibilities of being a professional footballer,”
“That’s all he needs to understand. It’s not just about what happens on the football field.” “And he’s learning that lesson – sometimes you can fine a player and fine a player for being late and it just does not get through.”
“Unfortunately that’s where we are at the moment and when I see and learn from Willie and Peter that’s the line he’s on he’ll come back.”
“I have seen a little improvement but not enough yet.” “He won’t be considered for the first team until he does more.”
If only Nile would realize what Alan is doing is for his own good, and it takes two things to be a great footballer – the necessary skill which Nile seems to have, and the character and will to become a great player.
Argentine Lionel Messi is a wonderful example of somebody with the right attitude both on and off the field, and he is so modest and unassuming when interviewed, and he comes across as a pure team player. What a great example this lad is to other youngsters.
Barcelona signed Lionel when he was just 12 years old and brought his family over with him to Spain, and Nile could do a lot worse than if he looked at how Messi has become one of the greatest footballers to have played the game – and Lionel just turned 24 in June.