Nile Ranger At A Crisis Point At Newcastle

Newcastle United are close to giving up on 20 year-old striker Nile Ranger.

Nile Ranger – crisis point for the youngster

Nile was let go by Southampton in the summer of 2008, after he got in some trouble with the law, and now within the last couple of weeks he has been arrested twice in Newcastle.

Once was after a man was found unconscious on the sidewalk in the city center, and Nile was also was stopped for a potential drunk driving offense in his new Range Rover.

Newcastle have even thought of cancelling the younsgter’s contract, but think they can still get a decent fee for him, and Alan Pardew is even leaving the door just a little open,  for Nile to see the errors of his ways:

“Nile needs to understand what the responsibilities of a professinal footballer are. It is not just about what you do on a football pitch.”

“These incidents keep coming up and I am not going to accept them. They need to stop happening and then I will start thinking about considering him.”

“But he has a responsibility as a role model to younger players and to people in the city. There is no one else involved. He needs to sit down and have a good talk to himself because everybody else has talked to him.”

“We are at that stage.”

Those are good words from Alan Pardew and words that the London-born striker should pay full attention to.

Pardew hasn’t even played Ranger in the Reserve side recently at Newcastle, and things are up in the air with the player at the moment, unless he can knuckle down, and start living the life of a professional footballer.

This is a crucial time in both Nile Ranger’s life and career, that seems certain, but there’s still time for him to turn it around, and take the right fork in the road.

We have to hope he does that, and soon too.

Comments welcome.

29 comments so far

  • kenzie

    Sep 18, 2011 at 4:52 AM

    Comment #1


  • kenzie

    Sep 18, 2011 at 4:54 AM

    Comment #2

    I dont think Ranger is even a good championship player, let alone a PL player.

  • Expat MAG

    Sep 18, 2011 at 6:02 AM

    Comment #3

    Loan him out; Houghton needs him at Brum with an option to buy; a real talent who is wasting his talent and career…..

  • ~~San-Toon~~

    Sep 18, 2011 at 6:05 AM

    Comment #4

    “He needs to sit down and talk to himself”

    Aye. Lock him up in solitary confinement.

  • Willo

    Sep 18, 2011 at 6:11 AM

    Comment #5

    If Hughton wants Nile the troublemaker at BC then in my view he can have him. If Nile can turn around then maybe we take him back if not he has more first team experience and his fee could go up when we sell him. Anyone ever wonder if the players ever read these blogs?

  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 18, 2011 at 6:20 AM

    Comment #6

    Just look at Leon Best and Nile Ranger and comapre their professionalism. Maybe Ranger can learn a thing or 2 from Best.

  • dbeeio

    Sep 18, 2011 at 6:29 AM

    Comment #7

    moneymayweather. dnt get caught slipping

  • ginkoh

    Sep 18, 2011 at 7:17 AM

    Comment #8

    Ranger is not only one striker in the world of football. He should realize that. If he’s not stop thinking he’s the center of the world, leave him out. I don’t think any problem for us at all.

  • toonarmy1986

    Sep 18, 2011 at 7:29 AM

    Comment #9

    When you compare Ranger’s tweets to that of Sammy Ameobi then it’s easy to see why one is knocking on the first team and the other on the way out.

  • clinton

    Sep 18, 2011 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #10

    does sky hate us

    listen to this mindless drivel,,16497_7186092,00.html

  • Graeme

    Sep 18, 2011 at 7:48 AM

    Comment #11

    Ranger needs someone who can instil some discipline into his life to get him back on the straight & narrow again. He would be far better off with Ian Holloway at Blackpool that with Birmingham!!

    Holloway would sort him out man to man – or maybe Tiote could have him in a closed room for 10 minutes – Just for a chat of course!!

  • alec6247toon

    Sep 18, 2011 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #12

    just quickly, in the post match interview with AP, the reporter said something about “between now and wednesday” and then mentioned Erik Pieters? Anyone know what he’s on about?

  • phantom santon

    Sep 18, 2011 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #13

    I used to like le tissier before this. Talk about talking a load of crap. We penned them in their half for the last 20 mins, and given saved them. # completebiasedarses

  • Klatoon

    Sep 18, 2011 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #14

    No one likes us and we dont care,we are 4th!!!

  • Chaz

    Sep 18, 2011 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #15

    The lad is p***ing in the wind. IF ever there was an example of giving a youngster a long-term lucrative (relative to previous) contract who didn’t deserve it – this is it. This boy needs to be sent for long-term re-habilitation to the same ‘sporting chance’ clinic that Joey Barton attended. One of the problems is that you can take the boy out of the ghetto but you can’t take the ghetto out of the boy…


    Sep 18, 2011 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #16

    Lets just forget about Pieters from PSV ! The player signed a new three year contract at his club a few months ago!

    Any approach for him will cost us a lot of money! I will be really surprised if we get him! Still a Roy Berens fan who moved to AZ Alkmaar in the summer and made an instant impact at AZ when he did!

    If we want to go for a total unknown, who none of you have ever heard of! 100% guarantee!

    “Ismail Aissati”! Defending mid-fielder!
    Plays for Ajax and for Morrocco under 21!
    Been watching this lad after he moved from Arnhem Vittesse to Ajax Amsterdam in close season, although very young! He is deffo one to keep our eyes on for the future. The best thing is that there is no other Prem club who have him on their Radar!
    Go get him Graham Carr!

    As for Sky! Not really interested, Le Tissier is entitled to his opinion, the same as anybody else!
    If we want to prove them wrong we should do so next week on the pitch next week against Blackburn!

    We dominated for most of the game yesterday and almost came away with all three points by the end!

  • sirtoongospel

    Sep 18, 2011 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #17

    Le Tissier wants to take a look at this, for an away team to dominate possession with 13 attempts on target is deserving of 3 points in anyones book. The bloke is a prat.

    We were quality yesterday. If we win next week, 12 points from 6 games? That would be a brilliiant achievement. i think we will do it.

  • Dannyo

    Sep 18, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #18

    Le Tissier is lying, he never watched the match. Obviously, there’s a reason he’s a pundit and not a manager.
    What a load of crock, that just pisses me off. They should fire him just for being a dimwit.
    “Newcastle didn’t create many chances and didn’t have the ball that much”.
    We created 13 chances, 9 of which was on goal, and we had 58% of possession or something there around.
    Pff, someone put the man to sleep, it’s for his own good.

  • murvar

    Sep 18, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #19

    “…on a sidewalk in the city center…”?? Speak English, Ed!!

  • Burni

    Sep 18, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #20

    Well… Dont wanna comment regarding ranger coz im quite frankly bored…..

    However, just watched that vid about lepissier and saw the highlights on motd. Yet another instance of the southern media hatin on us. The last few games have not been to a good standard but i thought, yesterday, we were fantastic!!!!

    I was 100% wrong about leaving tiote off, he was excellent! Cabaye was amazing! Best was excellent! Ba was excellent!

    I can not believe that anyone could say we played for a draw OR that we played poorly! such a bunch o mongs daan saaf!!

  • Burni

    Sep 18, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #21

    Dannyo@18…… Withbu there bud


    Sep 18, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #22

    Klatoon @ 14

    Totally agree with you there!

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 18, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #23

    It’s annoying we are still hoying wages at ranger.
    need to make a decision one way or the other.

  • Daft_lad

    Sep 18, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #24

    It’s obvious from watching Sky’s match analysis that Le Pissier only watched brief highlights of the game….he stumbled his way through the report….Sky should find themselves a new pundit that can actually be bothered to do the job properly I think….

    Ranger’s an ungrateful and arrogant ‘wannabe’ gangster….kids like him make me sick, so much talent and no brain. I’d send him out on loan to some isolated football backwater in the lower leagues; somewhere like Scunthorpe to teach him a little humility and where there are no ‘big city lights’ to distract him….if he knuckles down then bring him back; if not then I’m sure he’d get a few goals down the leagues to lift his value for a sale…..maybe even a good thing if he gets a little jail time for his recent indiscretions.


    Sep 18, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #25

    Ranger needs to be loaned out or sold! End-of !

  • yorkshiremag

    Sep 18, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #26


  • cgrizzly87

    Sep 18, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #27

    It makes me sick that people like this get anywhere near great clubs like NUFC when the rest of us can’t even begin to dream of playing in the Premier League and earning £10k a week. This idiot needs a f***ing rocket up his…

  • cupiddstunt

    Sep 18, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #28

    Clinton @ # 10

    I think that just reinforces the FACT that lots of people that have talent in their feet often have nothing in their head.

    Natural talents like le’ pissier often show a remarkable lack of football brain, how come he has never really shown any ability as a manager sice he is such a great exponent of the game?

    You have to understand that football pundits are pundits for a reason, and that is generally because they are clowns.

    As for the home boy NUFC should stop his wages by way of a fine for bringing the club into disrepute then just leave him to fend for himself by not even letting him train with the academy but fine him every time he is late to the ground. After a season of doing nothing first time he complains put him out the door, his career will be down the pan he will not be able to afford flashed up homie motors.

    Maybe then realisation will dawn on him that the dream he was given to live is short lived and as such he should have made something out of it instead of playing the nigga.

    Before all the politically rightists start screaming racism the last comment is directed at his social attitude not at his origins, the attitude he displays covers all origins and skin colours, but does have its roots in the slums and ghettos of the usa hence the title.

  • ddmacker

    Sep 19, 2011 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #29

    I think the young man needs to change his life-style. He reminds me of myself years and years ago. The sudden change that professional football demands seems to be to much for him and the future looks bleak. For him the move north didn’t work the way it should have and events are dictating his life instead of the other way round. Clubbin & Pubbin are only getting him deeper and deeper into trouble. If he can overcome this obstacle he has the ability to become a major player for club and country I’m sure Alan can see that. At the moment he needs our support and it would be a terrible waste if he doesn’t pull through , do we only care about players worth 10 mil. I have full confidence he will realize that he and only he holds the solution to his future. GOOD LUCK KID.


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