Two Strikers Who Have No Future At Newcastle


Newcastle are short of at one good striker, but we have two strikers on the books who have no future at the club, but are being paid good wages, but will never play for the first team.

Nile Ranger – outside Newcastle crown Court

The first one is 21 year Nile Ranger, who seems to have dropped back into trouble with the police, which he had in London when he was younger.

And today Ranger was given a 12 month conditional discharge after being convicted of assaulting two police officers in August of last year.

That was his first brush with police since he joined Newcastle in the summer of 2008, after being let go by Southampton.

The England U19 striker also ordered to pay £750 to each police officer, but was cleared of two counts of actual bodily harm.

The hearing was held in Newcastle Crown Court today.

Nile Ranger has no future at Newcastle, but since he signed a five-year deal back in October of 2010, he has every legal right to hang around and get paid by Newcastle, and there’s no way Newcastle can end his contract,

If Newcastle couldn’t end Joey Barton’s contract when he was given a six month jail sentence then we have no chance of doing that with Nile Ranger.

Xisco shown in training this season

The other striker who is getting good money at the club but has not future on Tyneside is 26 year-old Spanish U21 striker Xisco, who joined Newcastle just after Nile Ranger arrived, on the last day of the summer transfer window in the summer of 2008.

But Xisco just wasn’t good enough to play in the Premier League, and has been sent out on loan a few times, but is now at Newcastle and training every day with the squad and actually played a game for the Newcastle U21 side last Monday night at Aston Villa.

Xisco cost Newcastle £5.7M from Deportivo, and he’s appeared 11 times for the first team with one goal, but the Spaniard will not make any more first team appearances on Tyneside.

Xisco is reportedly getting £50K/week in wages, and Newcastle will have to pay that through the end of next June, when his five year deal expires, and then Xisco will leave Newcastle.

Whether he can get hitched up with another club after that time we don’t know, but he’s one of the worst signings ever made by Newcastle, through no fault of his own.

So we have two strikers at the club, being paid very good money, but neither one of them will ever be used by Alan Pardew in the Newcastle first team – ever again.

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88 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Oct 15, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #1

    Wow it actually worked.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 15, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #2

    Wow new article! Oh its about ranger
    Nile ranger what a tw@ not much more than that to say on the lad

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  • beefman13

    Oct 15, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #3

    Ranger is just a complete waste of space, has a great contract at NUFC, but continues to mug the club off, i really dont think he knows how privilaged he is lost for word with him.

    Watched all the younger players for quite a while now and fergie is the best imo of the younger lads adam campbell is the best by miles and miles, hes got a terrific football brain and is shit of a stick on the last defender as well, could play in the first team and look the part for me. remi is a good kid coming through but not yet.

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  • Carryingcoals

    Oct 15, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #4

    tads – agreed!

    We have the Demba’s and the Ameobi’s but I’d still like us to bring in another forward. Can’t see it though and I don’t think we will sign anyone in Jan unless somebody is sold. Derek’s got all his purples hasn’t he! sigh

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  • NUFC_LEAZES END

    Oct 15, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #5

    Anyone else think disco should be played in FA cup if we get a poor team?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 15, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #6

    Carrying
    Do you think some um non purple players might arrive maybe a few youngsters ala bigi?

    Beefman
    Does ranger even play in the reserves or train anymore no one seems to know!

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  • one Tony Green

    Oct 15, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #7

    Ranger is a fool to himself and posting a video on you tube of himself saying he is a gangsta first then a footballer is plain stupid.

    Having watched the development team I think Brad Inman should be given a chance he is better than Gosling and top scorer with 6 goals and 7 assists.

    As for Xisco I think Marcelino, Luque, Viana Boumsong and Owen are right up there with him.

    Bring on the SMB looking forward to waving my keys at the great unwashed on Sunday.

    HWTL

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 15, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #8

    I’m really surprised that there isn’t something in No Dangers contract that says we can sack him if he gets into bother again,especially after the Joey Barton carry on.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 15, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #9

    A good but challenging article would be to assess our top 11 players or purple team and see if it really makes sense to group them together in skill and wages. I think we will find that it doesn’t hold water. And Dekka’s claim that we have some brilliant cover is highly suspect as well. Personally I wouldn’t call Willo brilliant cover at CB, nor is Perch. Simpson to me is not a purple quality player and I’m not sure Santon is there yet either although he is clearly improving. What about Marveaux and Obertan? Where do they fit in? What about cover at striker? Beyond Shola what do we have? Surely Campbell is too young to be considered even as cover. An injury to Ba could be devastating when we have 2 strikers who can’t even be considered in Xisco and Ranger. Less talk and more action from Dekka would be greatly appreciated. And try to work with Pardew and Carr Derek not against them.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 15, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #10

    LEAZES
    wasnt there a story that if he played x amount of games for us we had to make a bonus payment to deportivo? Doubt will see xisco disco on tyneside again

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  • Carryingcoals

    Oct 15, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #11

    tads

    I really don’t know. I haven’t read anything that seems concrete. I think we might have a quiet January. None in, none out.

    If we do get a youngster I doubt it would be anybody ready for first team anyway, predicting no more bigi’s unfortunately. Hopefully Del Boy surprises me with a cheeky little deal though 😀

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  • mattyNUFC

    Oct 15, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #12

    has ed heard something we haven’t about Xisco? Where does it say anywhere he’ll never play?

    Imagine an injury to one of los dos dembas and shola….who would we put on the bench? sure, campbell’s the immediate thought, but you never know

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  • mattyNUFC

    Oct 15, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #13

    carrying coals

    agree, unfortunately. i can see us bringing one in January, but no more. then again, i could also see one leaving and last ditch effort for a less-than suitable replacement (by recent history, probably someone who doesn’t even play in the same position as the outgoing player)

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  • archaeomag

    Oct 15, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #14

    He even dresses badly – he looks like he has just been to the funeral of someone he did not really like.

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  • FatmanJoe

    Oct 15, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #15

    I’d love for another striker to be brought in. I’m worried tho it’ll be as ba’s replacement, not his partner.

    Whilst I do think willo and Simpson get unjustified stick, we could do with a full back slash centre back in January to bulk our numbers.

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 15, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #16

    Nile Ranger will never play under APs regime. AP said that under that dinner a month or two back.
    Too bad AP just got an 8 year contract.

    Surely there must be some sort of contract breach things here so u can fire the lad?
    I would’ve thought DL has put his watchdogs on this already.

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  • archaeomag

    Oct 15, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #17

    Does anybody else worry every time our forwards get clattered by defenders?

    It is much ‘safer’ to play out from the back.

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 15, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #18
  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 15, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #19

    Geordie Two,
    I’ve never heard such sh*te from a chairman of a football club,I think it is an outrageous insult to our intelligence and support of our club to suggest to us that we have a full set of ‘purple’ players and don’t need any more cover,then why did we reportedly chase Debuchy and Douglas if we didn’t need any cover.

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  • archaeomag

    Oct 15, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #20

    @Dannyo 18
    Oh yes YES !

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 15, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #21

    Dannyo
    LOL

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 15, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #22

    *you’ll never shit alone 😀 lol

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 15, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #23

    @Jail
    I’m sorry if i’m being overly critical here bud, but there is no place in that interview where he says we won’t be buying players.
    That’s what the media has in their headlines on that matter, but it’s not true.
    Altho it’s a bit unclear who he thinks is purple (imo), he never says we won’t replace with better when sold, or that we won’t be getting backup.
    I think he has a price range on players in his mind which defines them as purple and not.
    Debuchy and Douglas was perhaps under that price range to start with?

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  • Carryingcoals

    Oct 15, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #24

    matty – ha yeah a good guess I think!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 15, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #25

    Spot on Jail for Ashley @19. Agree completely. His usual load of bollocks. Why does he bother opening his mouth? The big TV money deal starting next season should be incentive for us to strengthen the side this season to stay as high in the table as possible. We seem to be doing the opposite. Even with injuries to our 2 purple CB’s Dekka spouts the same load of nonsense.

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Oct 15, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #26

    There has to be something in a player’s contract when if the player cannot fulfil his obligations there is a breach of contract and it can be terminated. Barton’s period at Her Majesty’s Pleasure should have put him in breach of contract as her could not possibly be available to fulfil his side of the deal.
    If it is so totally one sided that the club can’t do anything about guys like Barton and Ranger then the pendulum has swung totally from when the players were exploited by the maximum wage etc.
    Areet they are still just tradeable commodities for guys like MA but surely the player has responsibilities too… bringing the club into disrepute ?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 15, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #27

    Agree magpiesflyhigh. We have had enough “troubled” players to know the modern contract should contain this type of clause (if it is legal to do so). Sad state of affairs with Ranger. Has he no family to grab a hold and shake some sense into him? Xisco is a different matter as he apparently has no talent to speak of with his record on loan.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Oct 15, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #28

    Xisco should be given a chance. He’s a decent player. He played very well against Villa 3 seasons ago.

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  • FatmanJoe

    Oct 15, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #29

    He played ok but not enough to justify being given a chance again. One game in how many years?

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  • John Tudor

    Oct 15, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #30

    comes on agin makems twats in 3

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  • FatmanJoe

    Oct 15, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #31

    Actually I take that back. I guess there’s no harm him being on the bench if he proves his worth. But point is – he obviously hasn’t proven his worth. I don’t take the viewpoint either that pardew picks his favourites. No manager would be that stupid, especially with our volatile fan base and trigger happy owners. I just think xisco hasn’t shown his worth.

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  • FatmanJoe

    Oct 15, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #32

    How many times in one post can I say ‘prove his worth’

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 15, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #33

    FMJ
    I think the fact he’s been overlooked by 4-5 mangers and has failed to impress over 3 seasons on loan says all it needs to about the laf whether that be his ability as a player or his attitude

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  • FatmanJoe

    Oct 15, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #34

    Tads. Or his worth?

    Yea he can’t be very good really can he. What do you think of hooper?

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  • WWYCD

    Oct 15, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #35

    Xisco to start against Sunderland hes the best striker we have

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 15, 2012 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #36

    FMJ
    Think hooper looks a tidy player but i’d like to see him bought in as an additional striker rather than a replacement than ba for me ba is a world class player and if sold he should be replaced by a world class player

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Oct 15, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #37

    So Xisco played well against Villa three years ago and deserves another chance.
    Cabs played well against Villa last year and should be replaced by Abeid.

    “I am special, because I’m the only one that talks sense on this blog.” You truly are “stating valid opinions” Kets …it’s just they are total drivel.. You’re the one who should be banned… You’re the one who wants players to get injured. Unforgiveable, irredeemable, unbeleivable

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Oct 15, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #38

    I nearly wet myself when I read that Llambias interview about the purple chip players…

    Biggest load off rubbish I’ve ever read in my life. lol

    Llambias should of been one of the main characters in that,Qpr the five year plan program.

    He would of fitted in well…

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  • APBWA

    Oct 15, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #39

    Is Jose Enrique currently on the injury list? He isnt getting a start at Pool, anyone reckon we should try to bring him back? Sure he would apologise to save his career!

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  • FatmanJoe

    Oct 15, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #40

    Yea me too. I am worried about ba. He’s a game changer and we need them now more than ever.

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