Alan Pardew Still Doubts Nile Ranger’s Professionalism


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.

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27 comments so far

  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 14, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #1

    You say what blad?!?!?!

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  • toonfan76

    Aug 14, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #2

    Think there’s a little bit of double standards there. Joey Barton doesn’t exactly shower himself in professionalism at times but still held in high regard by Pardew, In fairness to Joey in yesterdays game he was targeted by a few Arsenal players to see if they could get a reaction but it backfired on them to a certain extent. Thought Gervinho deserved to go and if diving is part of his game then i’m glad he didn’t come to us. P.s Arsene Wenger is so full of it, never sees his own players wrong doings but quick enough to point out the other teams.

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  • dmac

    Aug 14, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #3

    The biggest problem is not that he is constantly late it is the fact he is a terrible player.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 14, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #4

    I think ranger is better than ameobi

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  • toonfan76

    Aug 14, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #5

    Can aqnyone tell me, if Arsenal appeal against Gervinho’s red card and fail does his suspention extend or is the three matches the maximum he can get?

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  • toon-crazy

    Aug 14, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #6

    who gives a toss , nile couldnt hit a fish in a barrel never mind finding the net !

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  • I think Song will also get a ban. Pity we couldn’t play Arsenal next week.

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  • cla5hb0y68

    Aug 14, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #8

    If a 13 year old can get up early and deliver papers every morning, in all weathers and for far less wages, then words fail me as to why an adult can’t make it into work for 10.30am, in top class facilities and for huge wages. Ranger’s an arrogant prick, get rid!

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 14, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #9

    If his attitude was so bad,
    why did they give him a new 5 year contract not so long ago??.

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  • KillyMansGiro

    Aug 14, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #10

    @5 They won’t appeal, they will lose! They can appeal but if it is regarded as frivolous they could increase it by 1,2 or 3 games! In this case it would be 3, as it would send out the wrong message. You can’t raise your hands or strike a player, no matter how soft it was, it’s intent!

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  • kilcline

    Aug 14, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #11

    The type i would expect too see out looting

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  • Nufc-83

    Aug 14, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #12

    Harsh opinions by some people on Nile hes very young and scores regularly in the reserves i think its just about hitting the net in a 1st team game and getting confidence. He has changed games for us when he has come on with his pace and power just needs that confidence to start finding the back of the net. On anothe note Phil Airey is on the bench for hibs live on ESPN not sure if he will get on like.

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  • KillyMansGiro

    Aug 14, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #13

    You are right Belfast!
    By the way he is a 1st grade prick, who stops out into the small hours most nights. He can’t or won’t get rid of his bad ass gansta boys from the smoke, they are up here and hanging on!

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  • BelfastMagpie87, 5 years seems to be Ashley’s standard contract. Probably saves a fortune on lawyers bills.

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  • pardew no 1

    Aug 14, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #15

    he is a prick and not a professional we changed his life and he carnt come in on the rite time wat a prick

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  • pardew no 1. Hi Alan, must be really nice for you to be able to come on here and vent your frustration.

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  • bills-son

    Aug 14, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #17

    Pardew No 1 has got it spot on.

    Ranger gets paid a few grand a week, training starts at 10am and he can’t be ar$ed to get in on time???

    What the f%ck is he doing to be late? It’s not as if its a 6am start ffs. Ranger’s attitude is obviously abysmal, just like his performance at Villa last season when he started on his own up front.

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  • FatmanJoe

    Aug 14, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #18

    Difference between Barton and Ranger is commitment. I agree Barton is trouble, but he shows up on time and performs on the pitch.

    Apart from getting Squillachi sent off last season I can’t remember a single good thing Ranger has done for the club. If I was him I’d be embarrassed – not only am I the worst of an average group of strikers, but not showing the intent to improve is disgraceful. Get rid!

    ps. Young? Old enough to show up to work on time I’m afraid.. most of us have had jobs since 16 so you learn very quickly to get there on time!

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 14, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #19

    What a spoilt twat Ranger is. He has the chance most of us will die for and still can’t be bothered. He is still better than Lazy Strolla Ameobi-then again which forward isn’t ??? Really I would like to know.

    Ranger has been unlucky not to score for the first team as many of his shots were cleared off the line last season.

    I really hope he becomes a success with us but a season long loan will do him wonders especially with Hoots. That’s a win-win situation and the club is daft not to see that.

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  • jamesnufc86

    Aug 14, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #20

    Ranger pppfffttt……attitude stinks , Im glad Pardew has ruled with an iron fist, Ranger reminds me of a super chav , no respect , ship him oot!!!

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  • Expat MAG

    Aug 14, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #21

    An exciting prospect who with the right attitude could be our regular No. 9 in the not too distant future. A shame if we are forced to let him go because of his carefree attitude…..

    Oh, to be young again!!!

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  • Vinicinhos

    Aug 14, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #22

    I have doubts about his professionalism and his quality too.

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  • jamesnufc86

    Aug 14, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #23

    Expat MAG- a strong player than can play .but he cant finish, you’ve either got it or you dont , look at shearer , when he was niles age and got the oppertunity to shine he took it , minus the hand gun

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  • UpTheRoad

    Aug 14, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #24

    Would anyone be interested in Matty Fryatt of Hull? Scored loads over the years in the champiosnhip worth a punt?

    http://www.toonarmy1892.blogspot.com/

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  • Marty-Toon

    Aug 14, 2011 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #25

    One word!
    GOBSHITE
    If ya get a chance to be a pro and are throwing it away cause ya canny get outa bed in the morning

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  • liddz

    Aug 14, 2011 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #26

    I follow him on twitter and he seems to be bone idle, crying for his bed at 14:00 ….??

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  • Sav

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:50 AM

    Comment #27

    Think ourselves lucky Pardew didn’t get the chance to blow what little transfer budget Cashley affords him on a waste of time like Gervinho.
    Lucky escape.

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