Nile Ranger Charged With Being Drunk And Disorderly

Nile Ranger’s career at Newcastle is almost certainly over.

Nile Ranger – charged with being drunk and disorderly

The 20 year-old was again arrested following a night out drinking with friends on Saturday night, and this comes just days after Ranger learned he will have to face court action for an alleged drunk-driving offence.

And the former Southampton youngster is shortly due to answer bail over an alleged attack in the Newcastle city center, that left a man with a suspected broken jaw.

Police arrested the striker in the city center the early hours of Sunday morning, and he was charged with being drunk and disorderly, and will now face Newcastle Magistrates later this month.

It’s a big surprise because the news was that he was getting his career back on track and had only recently been reinstated into the Newcastle first team, and was on the bench in last Wednesday’s 4-3 defeat at Blackburn in the Carling Cup.

It seemed in the summer that Alan Pardew had just had enough of the striker, who is often late to training and doesn’t show the necessary seriousness and dedication in his training, and he was told to find another club in the summer.

But nothing materialized although a loan move was almost set up for him to move to Blackpool, but the Londoner turned down the move because of the personal terms.

Nile just signed a bumper five year deal at Newcastle last October, and that seems to be one of the barriers to him moving to another club.

This is the second drinking offense that he’s been charged with recently, and it will be interesting to see how Alan Pardew handles this matter, but we just cannot see Nile Ranger making it in football, and certainly not at Newcastle, who are currently flying high in 4th place in the league.

It’s a waste of his talents, but that old saying about you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink is a good one and appropriate in Ranger’s case.

Nile has been told repeatedly what he needs to do to become a successful professional footballer, but he’s been getting himself into trouble this season, and we cannot see Newcastle having much more patience with this lad.

It’s a sad story to have to report about the youngster, especially when Newcastle are flying so high this season.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

37 comments so far

  • Stuart

    Nov 1, 2011 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #1

    Sack him already!

  • Toon_Tom

    Nov 1, 2011 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #2

    Get out of Toooooon Nile!

    Is anyone following him on Twitter (I am) and he is a complete TWAT to say the least, some of his “tweets” and comments are just cringe worthy for him.

    100% Tool and doesnt deserve the shirt!

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 1, 2011 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #3

    3rd place Ed,

    I know it hasn’t sunk in yet !!

  • geoff777

    Nov 1, 2011 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #4

    Leave Nile for the club to sort out.

    We don’t know him personally.
    We don’t know all the facts.

    If someone can counsel him and get him to focus on his football then that would be good for the club and Nile.

    No doubt the “Hang Him High” mob will be in the majority.


    Nov 1, 2011 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #5

    So bye bye mr gangsta boy,
    Drove ur rover to the levy but the levy was dry,
    The twatish boy were drinking whatever they could,
    Sing this’ll be the day Rangers sacked,
    This’ll be the day Rangers sacked

  • toonfan76

    Nov 1, 2011 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #6

    Totally baffled by Rangers behaviour, what would we all give to have the opportunity that he has at Newcastle, he just seems hell bent on wasting his chance. He must really think he is un-sackable, Beware Mr Ranger, it could happen sooner than you think.

  • TS -77

    Nov 1, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #7

    What a performance yesterday!

    Who could ever belive in August that Pardew would take us to 3:rd place today? who would belive that Raylor would keep his place at leftback?

    Hats of to Alan Pardew and the hole team and staff- so proud!


    Nov 1, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #8

    Do you not think the club have tried to sort him out over the years? And that everyone will of tried to counsel him? Christ he had Barton who has been there done that and came through but Ranger wont listen to anyone by all accounts

    He is a prospect nothing more, thousands more out there who would give anything to play in the PL unlike Ranger who cant even show up on time and stay out of the police cars

  • Toon_Tom

    Nov 1, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #9

    I cant see him being around much longer. We have an excellent team spirit at the moment and anything/anyone who disrupts that should be hung up and strangled with the number9 shirt in public.

    Send him out on loan, try to sell him, or simply release him (into the lions den) please AP.

  • toonarmy1986

    Nov 1, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #10

    Just wait till he is found guilty in court then he will be sacked. Before than happens they can’t sack him as they need something firm and concrete to avoid unfair dismissal claims etc. Players have way to much protection and power hence them having to wait.

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Nov 1, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #11

    Not adverse to the youngsters enjoying themselves, but FFS….liberty taking soft sh!te Gangsta boy??? My Ar5e!!

    The lad is a grade A waster charva Pr!ck.

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Nov 1, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #12

    Sell him to a London Club where he can play with his plakky gangsta pals!!
    He may get his comeuppance doon there with a bit of luck!

  • Toon_Tom

    Nov 1, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #13

    Ba number 9 🙂

  • gorgonzola

    Nov 1, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #14

    Ba number 9 been saying it whole of last nigh 😀

  • ToonDownSouth

    Nov 1, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #15


    Hey man, how you doing? Enjoying the season?

  • Klatoon

    Nov 1, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #16

    Ironic that im watching this Fergie tribute with Giggs talking about how SAF had total control over what they in and out of the club walls. Wonder if Fergie could change Ranger (if hes even talented enough that is)

  • Klatoon

    Nov 1, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #17

    *over what they did

  • ToonDownSouth

    Nov 1, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #18

    Whilst I’m sure we’d all agree Ba should be given the #9 based on these few games, I can still see the club giving it to a new signing.

    I’m fully aware it should be earned, but I’m not sure the people at the club are

  • Ben3arfa

    Nov 1, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #19

    what a shame with Ranger, if his character was half decent we could have sent him out on loan this season and had him come back next season challenging for a starting role.

    unfortunately though , there is little to no interest in any team taking him and his troubles on and I reckon the team will try their hardest in the next few weeks to activate a termination of his contract.

    Agains what a waste of talent

  • Toon Tang

    Nov 1, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #20

    i think we should give ranger a 7th chance

  • toonfan76

    Nov 1, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #21

    Demba Ba should maybe get that number 1 removed from the back of his shirt if he hits between 15 and 20 goals this season, which I personally think he will. Leon Best deserves some credit too, he may not be prolific but he works his socks off for the team and his Partnership with Ba is paying dividends. Who would have thought that players like HBA, Marveux and Davide Santon would be struggling to get into our team. P.S Pardew has shocked me with his tactical awareness, a man who knows he has picked up a dream job and is working really hard to keep it.

  • geoff777

    Nov 1, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #22

    I’m not sure he can be sacked.

    Joey Barton was in prison and couldn’t be sacked.

    The club is a team, a family and will deal with Nile privately and with compassion.

    If you were writing under your own names and not a anonymous collection of letters would you be so hard line?
    Because you’re coming across as “Daily Mail” reading fascist morons.
    I’m sure you’re all good guys who’d look after your own family if they were in trouble?

    We don’t really need to have such strong opinions on this.
    Leave it to the club.

    Enjoy last night’s win!


  • toonfan76

    Nov 1, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #23

    Do you really think that Mike Ashley sees it the same way as you, I very much doubt it, I wouldn’t be surprised if they were looking at his contract to see if there was some way that he had breached it, That way they could get rid and save themselves the rest of his wages. How many chances does this Kid need?

  • geoff777

    Nov 1, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #24


    I have no idea what Mike Ashley thinks about Nile or anything else.

    I’m happy to leave it to the club as I said.
    It’s an internal disciplinary matter.

  • ToonDownSouth

    Nov 1, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #25


    Fair play mate, fantastic call on the ‘family’ front. It’s true – although I doubt the club sees it that way.

    Looks like it was a good call to drop him to the reserves though. If he’d been around the 1st team then all this nonsense could have proved an unwanted distraction.

  • toonfan76

    Nov 1, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #26

    Ok, fair comment, like you say, the club will do whatever they feel is right, I have to say though, something has to be done to get him to take his job more seriously, The Kid needs to take a good look at the company he keeps in his own time.


    Nov 1, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #27

    There is so much there I want to argue with but tbh I simply cant be bothered.

    If you want Ranger in the club good for you. I want him as far away from it as possible and am pretty sure I will get my wish soon either he will be sold, loaned or in jail any option works for me.

    Oh and my name is Si….Rangers still a waste of space even though you now know my name

  • gorgonzola

    Nov 1, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #28

    I reckon AP should give more time for the likes of Obertan but at the same time needs more play time for HBA and marveaux…. surelly those playersa are gettin frustrated?

  • markmac

    Nov 1, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #29

    Sacking him would be easiest, but we lose out on a transfer fee then of cause, fine him the max amount n sell him in jan for what ever we can get, at least were not losing out then! p.s what a performance and result last nite lads!!!

  • Toon Tang

    Nov 1, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #30

    im with geoff on this one, i think the best bet for ranger would be to at least try and loan him to a team willing to take a punt and get him back when the time is right as long as hes sorted out.

    He needs to loose the hangers on who have obviously followed him up from london. thats no easy task though as i know from experience

  • chris_g

    Nov 1, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #31

    toonfan76 // Nov 1, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Do you really think that Mike Ashley sees it the same way as you, I very much doubt it, I wouldn’t be surprised if they were looking at his contract to see if there was some way that he had breached it, That way they could get rid and save themselves the rest of his wages. How many chances does this Kid need?

    I think that’s a fair comment. I’m not a legal expert but I’ve done a bit of digging and it seems to me that there probably would be grounds for terminating his contract.

    Clause 10 of the standard Premier League contract says “the club is entitled to terminate the employment of the Player by fourteen days’ notice in writing to the Player if the Player:

    10.1.1 shall be guilty of Gross Misconduct;

    10.1.2 shall fail to heed any final written warning given under the provisions of Part 1 of Schedule 1 hereto; or

    10.1.3 is convicted of any criminal offence where the punishment consists of a sentence of imprisonment of three months or more (which is not suspended).”

    I imagine the club would be able to argue that he is guilty of gross misconduct, which is defined in the standard Premier League contract as “serious or persistent conduct behaviour activity or omission by the Player involving one or more of the following:

    (a) theft or fraud;

    (b) deliberate and serious damage to the Club’s property;

    (c) use or possession of or trafficking in a Prohibited Substance;

    (d) incapacity through alcohol affecting the Player’s performance as a player;

    (e) breach of or failure to comply with of any of the terms of this contract or such other similar or equivalent serious or persistent conduct behaviour activity or omission by the Player which the Board reasonably considers to amount to gross misconduct.”

    The relevant clauses here are probably (d) and (e). He’s been charged with drink related offences on more than one occasion, he’s been reported as having regularly turned up late for training etc, and it looks like this latest incident involved him breaking club rules:

    “The arrest could land Ranger in trouble with the club if it is proved he broke a curfew on consuming alcohol 48 hours before Monday night’s clash with Stoke.”

    If they want to get rid of him I think they’ve got plenty of ammunition.

  • Diggedydaws

    Nov 1, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #32

    It steps over the line of being an internal issue for the club to resolve when it becomes public domain. He has been arrested while on bail, I think he’s on bail twice, not 100% sure but if he is found guilty on the other assault charge he’s going to be hit with heavier and heavier punishment for each one.
    The lad has had his chances, too many now, forget what talent he may have, he is a bad apple and you don’t want his actions and stupidity to tarnish the potentially wonderful things to come from the batches of youngsters coming through the ranks of the club presently.

  • cupiddstunt

    Nov 1, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #33

    His behaviour over the last 12mths has certainly brought the club into disrepute and I believe the only reasons he is still with us is,
    1/ The club are looking for a way to realise something out of the investment.
    2/ There is an element of responsibility on the clubs behalf to try and get him on the straight and narrow, they are paying him the big wages and that money is exacerbating his behaviour hence they have that responsibility to him.

    Personally I think they have shown enough patience and effort in trying to get him right in the head so now should just tear up the contract and take the hit although that’s easy for me to say as it is not my money.

    A classic case of taking the boy out of the gang but not being able to get the gang out of the boy, he obviously values “rolling with his homies” more than building a career and making himself a very wealthy man.

  • jayphoto

    Nov 1, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #34

    @ 22 – Barton couldn’t be sacked as his misdemeanours came before he’d signed for us, we brought him knowing he had court cases impending! Ranger on the other hand, they will have a massive dossier on his unprofessionalism, id hazard a guess the only reason he’s not been sacked is his transfer value

  • toonincheek

    Nov 1, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #35

    I’m sure the club would be happy to give him a character reference when he appears in Court . . . .

    . . . . by confirming he’s a total waster.

  • Irish-Toon

    Nov 1, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #36

    As far as I’m concerned he’s had enough chances. If the club can legally cancel the contract then that’s what I think they should go for. They’re probably waiting to se the outcome of his numerous pending offences so they have the ammo to get rid

  • Rowan Milsted

    Nov 1, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #37

    A real shame. I’ve always stuck up for him, as I did Barton, but I think Ranger’s had even more chances than Joey did. It seems now that his bad attitude outwieghs his potential so it’s probably time to get rid of him… if we can.


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