Newcastle Striker Nile Ranger Arrested

Bad news tonight that 20 year-old Newcastle striker Nile Ranger has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

Nile Ranger – arrested and then released on bail

The news is in the Daily Mirror and the report says that Ranger has been put on bail awaiting the results of a blood test,  after he was stopped by police.

Two weeks ago the Londoner was arrested on suspicion of assault,  after a 33-year-old man was found unconscious outside a pub in the Newcastle city center, and in that case the youngster was also put on bail.

Nile Ranger had been expected to go out on loan to another club in the loan window that opened last week, and seems to have no future at Newcastle.

That’s because of his reported unprofessional attitude on the training field, and the fact that he has been late to training too many times.

This is not good news, and we have to hope things turn out for the better, but there’s no doubt the youngster has been under stress over the last couple of months, with his Newcastle career seemingly at an end.

Comments welcome.

40 comments so far

  • Robbanufc

    Sep 11, 2011 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #1

    Enough for me, ship out!


    Sep 11, 2011 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #2



    Sep 11, 2011 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #3

    If he keeps on fkn around lyk dis beta throw him out of da club.

  • Andy

    Sep 11, 2011 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #4

    Nothing surprises me when it surround this lad. What an idiot. P!ssing away his career. Why on earth did we give him a 5 year deal!

  • Milner

    Sep 11, 2011 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #5

    he began with mugging someone at knife point at 15, in london, since then its fighting, gun posing, drink driving and more fighting…..

    if only he put the same effort into target practice*

    *nets, not silhoutttes with numbered margins rising towards the heart.

  • i Toon

    Sep 11, 2011 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #6

    total ass he should pick up MMA

  • ross armstrong

    Sep 11, 2011 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #7

    More money than sense!!!!!!!!! He doesnt respect newcastle united from th way hes going on so its time to go im affraid!!!! We need to stop players like this ruining our club , its a joke!!

  • G

    Sep 11, 2011 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #8

    The sad thing is, I rate this lad as a player. As a useful member of society I rate him less than zero. A waste of natural talent, whom I now believe should just be discarded onto the charva scrapheap of obscurity he belongs in. If he can’t be bothered to knuckle down and sort his own affairs out, I can’t be bothered to cut him a break. I bet he even speaks with that quasi urban generic accent that the London boys speak with now (watch Adulthood / Kidulthood if you don’t know what I mean), which they believe makes them sound a bit yardie, but those in the know actually recognise as a poor impersonation of ‘stupid and from Leicester’. Chuck him out AP, he isn’t worth the hassle.

  • gonufc

    Sep 11, 2011 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #9

    Seriously not talented enough to warrant these let offs- he’s never actually shown any class except that one goal for the reserves. Loan O’clock?

  • G

    Sep 11, 2011 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #10

    @ post 9. I think that ship has sailed. I am thinking more UB40 o’clock mate.

  • Spike

    Sep 11, 2011 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #11

    He’ll end up in 20 years time in some dead end job after coming out of jail wondering where it all went wrong.

    Grow up you prat.

    If someone with half the talent took the same opportunity you have they wouldn’t waste it like you are doing

  • Milner

    Sep 11, 2011 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #12

    i hope he does go to jail, and gets celled up with a big hairy gay = maybe its just the tonic to get him back on track.

    and he would have finally scored!

  • G

    Sep 12, 2011 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #13

    @ post 12, whilst I wouldn’t ordinarily condone that sort of wish, I have to admit I found myself nodding at that one.

  • GS

    Sep 12, 2011 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #14

    A lot of people gave Andy Carroll the benefit of the doubt.

    Ranger seems like an idiot, but has he even been charged yet?

    He’ll get a second chance somewhere, Joey Barton got many.

    Aren’t there some double standards at work here.

  • gonufc

    Sep 12, 2011 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #15

    @10 loan so he can go out straight away. Has never looked up to it regardless of this stupid stuff he’s done.

  • t00ntime

    Sep 12, 2011 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #16

    the problem with the player is he needs someone to set him straight… and so far no one has stood up to the job… yes its his fault he should grow up a bit… BUT
    some of our best players over the years have been trouble makers, but we always had a manager capable of telling them whats what, think of sir bobby and king kev.

    beardsley is trying his best and if u watch reserve games he plays extremly well under peter yet he cant produce under pardew. not blaming pardew but he does need to be stricter towards nile and not just saying well i give up he doesnt have a place in our team… thats not good motivation.

    Next thing is he was let off for the charge of beating the 33 year old up so innocent till proven guilty and he was not so he is innocent for that. also he hasnt even had the blood test answers yet to say he was drunk… until then dont moan.

    about the late training he is only late for senior team training and is bearly ever later for ressies training.

    all of this brings me to some conclusions
    1) he needs some one to take him under there wing and mature him
    2) maybe he has a problem with one of the seniors and that might be why he is late for training etc
    3) beardsley needs to point out that to become a great player like himself u have to push in the senior team

    all of this means dont give up on him until this is all proven and remember lots of our favorites had troubles of the field… last season alone : barton, carrol 2 best players first half of the season

    O i am ready for you critics 😉

  • Milner

    Sep 12, 2011 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #17

    @13, if Ranger gettin buggered in jail suddendly produced a match winning hat-trick performance from him, then like all footballers with their lucky rituals, we could see the changing room getting quite messy…And we’d have to bring back Sol Campbell.

    I’m getting images flashing into my head of that famous Hollyoaks episode were the other footballers bummed him over the bonet of his fiat panda (always felt that was an added insult), tho i think the guy went on to be quite suicidal….rather than goal hungry.

  • G

    Sep 12, 2011 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #18

    @ post 14. When on our books, Barton went on to produce the goods on the pitch. When on our books Avatar went on to produce the goods on the field. Where Nile Ranger is concerned, can you see what is missing from the scene? I wouldn’t call it double standards, I would just call it standards mate.

  • Willo

    Sep 12, 2011 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #19

    Birmingham can have him in my opinion. If Hughton wants him at St. Andrew’s then take him.

  • G

    Sep 12, 2011 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #20

    t00ntime is speaking some sense at post 16 btw. I feel some of the advice offered may be a classic example of closing the gate after the horse has bolted, but the nonetheless, I would agree with most of that. I feel personally that he has already blown it and had enough advice, but if he hasn’t had a mentor, perhaps now is the time?


    Sep 12, 2011 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #21

    Off topic but …football matter’s.

    Listen lads, this good start of our’s has papered over thing’s

    Seriously…God Help us with these two running a Football Club as they actually know nothing at all about football !

    Ashley and Llambias are money men, and that comes before the team and ambition, correct?

    The heart of the club is the football on the pitch ..

    To Ashley and Llambias it’s money in the bank…Really, God help us with two non football people running our great Club

    They have had 5 years coming up as owners ..won nowt

    And the way to make the club self sustaining is to never push the boat out for top players ..and maintain a steady place in the middle of the table ..that is all we are going to get ..Question ….

    Are you looking to another 5 years of that ?

  • hartoon

    Sep 12, 2011 at 1:19 AM

    Comment #22

    c’mon ashley he’s making a fool of the club just kurb him where he belongs.
    he’s not even a good footballer just a fast child; and we have plenty of pace now.
    but i wonder if he is fired via a court ruling then we wont have to pay his contract.

  • Klatoon

    Sep 12, 2011 at 6:41 AM

    Comment #23

    More arrests than goals scored?

  • bills-son

    Sep 12, 2011 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #24

    Online Guy says – They have had 5 years coming up as owners ..won nowt

    Fcuk me man , we’ve won nowt for FIFTY SIX YEARS in the League, and nowt at all for FORTY FOUR YEARS.

    What a fckn ridiculous way to slag Ashley.

  • redondo77

    Sep 12, 2011 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #25

    He needs someone to be mentor, someone to take him under his wings? What a joke!
    Look at his surroundings, look at his teamates, Krul, Vuckic, Ferguson, etc. They seems to be ok, they don’t behave like Ranger. It means that he is the problem or his family is the problem, not his senior teamates or the club.

  • geoff777

    Sep 12, 2011 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #26

    Not the first footballer to commit an alleged driving offence.

    C’mon Nile get it together lad.

  • toonarmy1986

    Sep 12, 2011 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #27

    Some people really don’t deserve to be pro footballers and millionaires. Just sack him and surely he can’t sue for unfair dismissal as he doesn’t have a leg to stand on? Footballers have it far to easy and get away with far to much these days.

  • Tiki_Taka

    Sep 12, 2011 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #28

    It is a shame to see a player with potential go off the rails like this. I don’t think that you can really criticise the player unless you know his background. We all have skeletons in the closet and sometimes those skeletons can haunt you. With that said I do not condone any of his actions but you have to remember that society is a very hard place for a professional footballer of his age to live in.

    I do not want to point the finger at the club but I feel they could do more for Nile. I think that clubs in England do not do enough for their players. AC Milan are a prime example of a club that looks after their player off the football pitch.

    He reminds me of Mario Balotelli. Misunderstood. He needs to feel loved and he needs the help of the club.

    Why give him a 5 year contract and then throw him by the wayside when he struggles with the pressures of life? We all have testing times in life and we have probably all made decisions that we probably shouldn’t of made but that’s all part of the learning process.

    You do not have the issues that Nile has had unless there is some underlying problem. It is the clubs duty I feel to seek out the cancer that is spreading throughout him and ruining his chance to play at this great club.

    Any player that wears the iconic black and white shirt and is contracted to this fantastic club deserves all the help they can get in testing times. It’s at stages like this that people need to rally around Nile, not pull the trigger.

    He is crying out for help with these actions. Lets hope he is helped and not hung.

  • redondo77

    Sep 12, 2011 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #29


    @online guy
    What the hell is wrong with you?
    All the club in this world would love to be self -sustaining.
    Look at Sunderland, they bought almost everyone available including bendtner and how many wins they have so far?

  • redondo77

    Sep 12, 2011 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #30

    Nile needs Therapy.
    Everyone is tired giving advice.
    He needs to be taken away from his living environment until he can think and decide what is best for himself, being loaned away from home is the best solution for everyone in the club and Nile himself.

  • Davies

    Sep 12, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #31

    Problem child. Clearly not able to take advice – You think nobody’s tried to help him? Seriously?

    He’s got a five year contract, so he really doesn’t need to knuckle down. We’re stuck with him, no matter what screw ups she makes, unless somebody buys him. Would you buy him?

    Online Guy – We get it. You don’t like Ashley. This article isn’t about him. Give it a rest man. Jesus.

  • Benton Toon Exile

    Sep 12, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #32

    Tiki-Taka @ 28; How many chances do they give this Pr*ck?
    We are a football club for men. Not a nursery school!

    He has a reputation in the town as a “do you know who I am” and the bouncers have started to reply “yes, your that shite striker who keeps pissing off the fans”

    Arrested at 4.30am outside a pub. About says it all really!

    Sack Him!!!!!!!!!!

  • Eyeball81

    Sep 12, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #33

    “after a 33-year-old man was found unconscious outside a pub in the Newcastle city center”

    To be fair theres been many a time blokes have been found unconcious in the toon hahahah

    Obviously this is not meant to lower the seriousness of this idiots actions….Ranger what a b3llend!!

  • andyjazzz

    Sep 12, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #34

    Has he now been arrested more times than he has scored for NUFC ??

  • warwick

    Sep 12, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #35

    Gangster first….footballer second 😉

  • ronjohno

    Sep 12, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #36

    I have defended Nile Ranger over and over again to my mates saying what a player he could be. I still think that he could be.
    I have willed him to score when he has played.
    Over and over he makes my comments look stupid through what I think is just a total lack of dedication.
    I am told that Peter |Beardsley says Ranger has a god given talent but is the worst” professional “he has ever come across in all his years in football.
    Surely somebody can sit him down and find out just what it is that makes him give up a great opportunity to make it at NUFC.
    If he had only pulled his finger out maybe just maybe we would not all be crying over not having bought a centre forward.
    Also I suppose we should remember that he has not been proven guilty of these charges yet!!
    Yes I know I am very naive – but what the hell eh.

  • Lee Dodd

    Sep 12, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #37

    He should have been sent out on loan Last Month or was it Because of His Sick Attitude He was Not Fit to send out !!!!! If this had been Joey Barton he would have been booted out 2 weeks ago. Assault then Drink Driving !!!! Bloody Fool ……….

  • StewBnufc

    Sep 12, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #38

    I’m fairly sure that professional clubs include a ‘get out’ clause in contracts that allows them to cancel if the player is guilty of a serious misdemeanour. Perhaps it’s time to tear up his contract now before he brings the club into yet more disrepute – I thought those days were largely gone.
    His disregard for club discipline and now this, what can he expect – on yer bike son.
    You have to question Ranger’s commitment and mentality after his assault arrest. Just 2 weeks later and he’s arrested on suspected drink driving in the middle of the night.
    Sorry Nile, you’ve had your chance (and I thought you would make it) time for NUFC to give you a bike and tell you to get on it.
    I’d like to hear from Pardew and Fat Mick about their attitude – suppose innocent until proven guilty.


    Sep 12, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #39

    Knobhead first, knobhead second, knobhead always.

  • nopskazoid

    Sep 13, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #40

    Newcastle: Here Nile, here’s a massive opportunity to be a professional footballer, to live the life millions dream of, to play for a great premiership side. It’s yours if you want it.

    Nile: No thanks, I’m a massive c**k.


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