Newcastle owner Mike Ashley and Managing Directer Derek LLambias are currently in Barbados, but when they return they will make a decision on Nile Ranger’s future.
Nile Ranger – has been charged with three different offenses
This news is bring reported in the Sunday Mirror today, and Newcastle will need to do something, since the 20 year-old seems almost out of control, having received two drink related arrests recently, one for drunk driving and another separate one for being drunk and disorderly.
Both were in the Newcastle City center and a third case is that Nile is being charged with assault, as a man was found with a broken jaw during the drunk driving conviction.
The Londoner is next due to face Newcastle magistrates on November 17th, which is a week on Thursday.
It could be that Newcastle will try to loan out the player in January, but he signed a five year deal 13 months ago at good wages, and those could be a difficulty if he were to go out on loan.
A Newcastle insider is quoted in the Mirror as saying:
“A decision on Nile Ranger will be made when Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias return.”
“They want to consider all the facts relating to the Ranger case and make sure that any decision is in line with the club’s disciplinary policy and employment law.”
The club may try to end Nile’s contract because of cause, since you cannot keep getting arrested and expect to keep your job – well not in the real world anyway.
They did not do that with Joey Barton, back in the summer of 2008, when Joey was convicted of assault and put in jail for six months, but they did consider that specific action of firing Joey.
Alan Pardew and the Newcastle officials have done their very best to put Nile on the right track with both his personal life and career, but as the saying goes – you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink.
It’s a sad case of a young player who has bags of skill and is full of potential.
But if Nile cannot sort out his personal life, and is unwilling to do what’s necessary to become a top class professional footballer, that God given skill will be wasted.
And sadly, that looks like what will happen in Nile’s case.