Nile Ranger Now In A Precarious Position At Newcastle


We put out a story earlier today that we expected Nile Ranger to be moved out on loan next week, when the loan window opens. That seemed fairly obvious.

Nile Ranger – Newcastle will not sanction a loan move

But rather surprising news in the Sunday Sun today that Nile Ranger will not be allowed out on loan, and the club would prefer to sell the 20 year-old, with the transfer price said to be set at £1.5M.

And don’t think this has anything to do with Newcastle failing to bring in another striker on Wednesday – no such logic seems to exist.

That’s because the representatives of Ranger were at the club last Monday, and were told that Newcastle would not sanction a loan move, and of course Nile was almost sold to Birmingham on Wednesday as a makeweight in having defender Liam Ridgewell come the other way.

The leaves Ranger is a precarious position at the club, because  it would seem he will be in the wilderness at least until January, with Alan Pardew unlikely to play him in the first team.

Indeed he is not even part of the first team squad at Newcastle and currently trains with the Reserve or Development squad, and Demba Ba, Peter Lovenkrands, Leon Best and the two Ameobi brothers are ahead of him in the striker pecking order at Newcastle.

Nile’s agent Nick Rubery had this to say about the situation:

“United have made it clear there will be no movement.” “It is frustrating for Nile he will not get that opportunity, but it is not up to him or us.

“He just has to get on with the situation and work hard.”

It’s now up to Nile Ranger to put his head down and work hard and keep himself out of trouble off the pitch.

The lad has the ability, but he will never be successful until he commits himself fully to his football career, and right now could be a very good time to start doing that.

Comments welcome.



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228 comments so far

  • fatmike

    Sep 4, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • niffnoff

    Sep 4, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #2

    “He just has to get on with the situation and work hard”
    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

    P.s Fat mike what do you want a medal?

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  • woodsee

    Sep 4, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #3

    If i here boycott on here once more im gonna do a Forrest gump and go for a little jog

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  • fatmike

    Sep 4, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #4

    if your offering

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  • Dannyo

    Sep 4, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #5

    Ranger will NEVER come good.
    But why they won’t take him off the wages and possibly increase his value just don’t make sense to me, even from a business perspective.
    Is there something we don’t know?

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  • CynicalasEva

    Sep 4, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #6

    Boycott – jog on

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  • CynicalasEva

    Sep 4, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #7

    Nile wont get kicked out – unless he tells hte truth on twitter

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  • will

    Sep 4, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #8

    Will he do a Caroll? I mean it is really dejavu. Won’t mind if he can come good as we are short of real striker and I always like to see ppl getting a 2nd chance, although for him would have been third or fourth.

    Btw Ed, you really like Tiote that much to put him in the banner twice, or is it Ba….

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  • CynicalasEva

    Sep 4, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #9

    Dannyo – how does take him off our wage bill increase his value (sounds like an Asbo solution – free)

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  • Dannyo

    Sep 4, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #10

    @CynicalasEva

    Loan mate, loan.

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  • CynicalasEva

    Sep 4, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #11

    Dannyo – but that leaves us 1 ‘player’ down and any wages will be put on RED by our leader

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  • david130nufc

    Sep 4, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #12

    10/11 Berbatov, Tevez 20 goals
    09/10 Drogba 29 Rooney 26, Bent 24, Tevez 23
    08/09 Anelka 19, Ronaldo 18
    07/08 Ronaldo 31, Adebayor Torres 24
    Don’t know where some people get this 20+ goals a season striker from all them from top 4-6 teams, we need a 10-15 goal a season striker and i personally think Ba and Best could get somewhere near that if they both stay fit. everyone should get behind the team especially at home! we have some very winnable game coming up in QPR, Villa, Forrest (Cup), Blackburn and Wolves we could be sitting very nice by the beginning of October

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  • CynicalasEva

    Sep 4, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #13

    david – I would prefer a 20+ player to a 15+ player – but Im probably just greedy.

    Which player do you think will score 15 EPL goals for us this season?

    Best is in pole – but has not been able to do it for a prolonged period – more of a hot and cold player.

    Admire your optimism, but what happens when we get lumped from Barton and co next week – pick up a few injuries and get knocked out hte cup ????

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  • david130nufc

    Sep 4, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #14

    haha yeah cynical, i’d much rather have a 20+ goal a season striker too but theyre pretty hard to find these days i think best will score the most if he doesnt pick up an injury and i think our midfield once gelled together will start chipping in too, hopefully this 35 million undersoil heating training ground prevents us from picking up injuries throughout hahaa!

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  • magpie6699

    Sep 4, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #15

    He must be on a knife-edge. Makes a change from guns!

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  • CynicalasEva

    Sep 4, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #16

    Still think he is ok – if only he could get his head out of his arse and start being a professional athlete

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  • CynicalasEva

    Sep 4, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #17

    CAnt wait for Bellend and Avatar to go out on the lash in Cesspool – will make Gerrard slapping looking tame lol

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  • wallsendken

    Sep 4, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #18

    That’ll lorn him

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  • PlasticGeordie101

    Sep 4, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #19

    I wish people would stop encouraging others to boycot the club. It is very simple: if you boycott you will destroy the spirit of the club and the spirit of the players. In short, you (not Ashley) will be responsible for destroying the club.

    Will all these neggers be happy when we’re down in the 2nd Division like Leeds? Perhaps then they’ll be sitting in the stands saying “Well, looks like we won”.

    That kind of victory will DESTROY THE CLUB.

    Please just stop calling for boycotts. Support the team, the players, the manager and the toon. Let’s all unite to keep the club alive.

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  • PlasticGeordie101

    Sep 4, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #20

    To all those that call for a boycott:

    Imagine those fellas trapped in the mine in Chile. One of them starts saying “were it not for the management of the mines being careless and not giving a toss about health and safety we wouldn’t be here at all. Let’s boycott the bosses by refusing to get in the rescue pod. That’ll show them.”

    Then, as the leader breathes his last breath he declares “Well, looks like we won.”

    Bollocks! This is our club. We should unite together and BE POSITIVE. Support the players, the manager and the toon. Forget about Ashley.

    C’mon lads.
    HWTL!

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  • CynicalasEva

    Sep 4, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #21

    Plastic – keep off the drugs m8 they are doing your heed

    “Support the team, the players, the manager and the toon” One Q – who owns the team / players and manager??? Oh yeah FatBoy – pays your money support the beast

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  • LGFUAD21

    Sep 4, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #22

    Shame because he has the potential if only he could commit to it.
    Need to take a firm hand with him. Sit him down and tell him “buck your ideas of f@ck off!”

    Send him on loan for a season i say. See if someone else can sort him out. See if he can mature as a person. Then if he’s not willing to come back here and behave and play then he can sod off somewhere else.

    Annoys the hell out of me because I always said at the beginning of last season that he has the potential to be great but never gets enough time on the pitch

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  • CynicalasEva

    Sep 4, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #23

    One question for the ‘support the team’ camp – Do you want rid of Ashely or are you happy as things are??

    If you are happy then fine – but to those that would like to rid the toon of Fatash – you cant expect to sit in the stands week in week out and get change. Sometimes you have to do something yourself!!! So many people are happy for others to affect change but its ‘not for them’

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  • PlasticGeordie101

    Sep 4, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #24

    You know what CynicalasEva, I don’t care about Ashley. He is just a variable. Our team and manager operate within a whole load of variables. I care about our team and our manager. I want them to do well. I don’t care if Ashley does/doesn’t do well. I just want the team to remain top flight and nurture talent. I want to enjoy watching the games against the big teams. The success of the team is tied to the fans. Santon came because of the fans, Cabaye came because of the fans. The fans SHOULD NOT BE A VARIABLE. That makes us as responsible and as unreliable as Ashley. Period.

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  • CynicalasEva

    Sep 4, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #25

    plastic – you are the first person that I have seen that is happy with the runnig of the club under FastAsh – congrats.

    Personally, I am sick of being lied to, let down and generally taken for a mug by the owner and wont be back until he is gone. Be that the EPL or 2nd Div – we can only start to compete once he is gone

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  • West_End_TooN

    Sep 4, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #26

    Dont no why we dont just for a deal out with birminham for ridgewell for jan then take Nila ranger now and we owe them a bit cash for him in Jan

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  • PlasticGeordie101

    Sep 4, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #27

    Not happy, just loyal!
    🙂

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  • CynicalasEva

    Sep 4, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #28

    As for variable – I suppose if you kept getting a bad pint from your local you would still go there becasue its not the barmans fault.

    Like it or not football is an entertainment and we are customers – who will vote with their feet

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  • CynicalasEva

    Sep 4, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #29

    @27 – so you are happy for other people to do your dirty work – boycott etc – whilst you sit in your seat applauding the team. Loyal – hmmmmmmmm

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  • TOONCHRIS

    Sep 4, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #30

    Plastic geordy you have defo got your name right son,stop off the wacky backy your talkin shite

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  • PlasticGeordie101

    Sep 4, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #31

    @ToonChris

    Mate, my name is a joke based on the fact that I went to uni in London but other than that have spent my whole life born and bred in the toon and North East. My mates take the mick because of the London thing.

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  • TOONCHRIS

    Sep 4, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #32

    Were bowts u from

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  • cyprus

    Sep 4, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #33

    Give the kid another chance. He’s like 20? How many people come good at that age? Think about how many chances other players get, even within our team

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  • PlasticGeordie101

    Sep 4, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #34

    Born in RVI. Parents live just outside Corbridge. I currently live in West Jesmond.

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  • TOONCHRIS

    Sep 4, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #35

    Hees got a 5 year contract so he is laffin wether he trains with the kids or not hees gettin payed

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  • West_End_TooN

    Sep 4, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #36

    Dont no keep goin on about Boycottin the stadium for do you really think fat mike is botherd about peoples £40s the bloke is a millionaire only people it would effect is the players

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  • PlasticGeordie101

    Sep 4, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #37

    Do I pass?!
    😉

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  • TOONCHRIS

    Sep 4, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #38

    @ west endtoon,hees a billionare n what do you sugest

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  • MacToon

    Sep 4, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #39

    Plastic, can I just ask your view on everything else apart from the team meaning things like half time pie n pints, buying new shirts, shopping in sports direct etc?

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  • PlasticGeordie101

    Sep 4, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #40

    @MacToon

    I’ve got to say I agree with West End Toon. It’s a drop in the ocean! But if it makes people feel better and stop calling for boycotting the actual games then I’m all for it!;)

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