It gets a bit tiresome having to report on Nile Ranger’s altercations with the police.
Nile Ranger – has to shape up – and quickly too
Yesterday in the Newcastle magistrates courts, the 20 year-old Newcastle striker Nile Ranger finally admitting a charge of being drunk and disorderly, after previously saying he was not guilty of the charge.
And it’s the second time this week the lad has been in court, as he was charged with not keeping conditions of his bail, when he was found in the Newcastle City Center after 11:00 pm on Monday night.
On the charge yesterday, Ranger was handed a six-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £135 costs, after being questioned by police for four hours after his arrest at Newcastle’s Cathedral Square in the early hours of October 30th last year.
And he also admitted to failing to keep his bail conditions yesterday, which were imposed as he waits for his trial on four assault charges, which will to take place at Newcastle Crown Court this June.
The London-born footballer has been warned by Newcastle United that his career could be over if he does not clean up his act, but he may have already gone past the point of no return.
With over 2,000 votes in our poll asking our readers if Newcastle should unload Ranger this summer – over 78% have voted yes.
Ranger has recently told the local press that he wanted to return to playing for the first team:
“It would be some story if I did come back and get in the team, because I’ve been getting into a bit of bother now and again.”
“People think ‘This guy just gets in trouble week in, week out’, but it would be good to get goals and show people a different side.”
“The key for me is to make the headlines for the right reasons – people know me for the wrong thing. I just want to play football and keep my nose clean.”
Seems like Nile should go and have a good talk to himself, but it’s already some story, and we’d be surprised if he plays for the Newcastle first team in the last nine games of the season.
It’s time for him to shape up – but time is running out – it’s quickly running out.