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Newcastle To Discipline Nile Ranger Over His Tweets

9:39 am, Monday, January 21st, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 26 Comments

News today that Nile Ranger will be disciplined because of the Twitter comments he made after the game on Saturday afternoon, when he criticized fans who were booing manager Alan Pardew, and said if they only were to boo the club then they shouldn’t attend the games – or words to that effect.

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Nile Ranger – Newcastle not happy with his comments

But of course the fans have every right in the world to boo if they feel fit, and they pay the money and Sam Allardyce always said it was their right to boo him, and Sam got a lot of booing towards the end of his short reign at Newcastle.

The way the 21 year has shamed himself and the club over the last eighteen months or so, criticism coming from the London boy is hard to take, to say the least.

The Newcastle Journal is reporting the Newcastle Board are to look at club policies and see if he broke any of them – and if he did then he’ll be cautioned and probably fined – but the Board are not happy with his tweets.

Nile is ready to be sold in the summer, and he has no future at Newcastle, and he wouldn’t have even been on the bench yesterday, if we had managed to sign Loic Remy last week.

It was also interesting that Alan Pardew said he would have liked to have brought on another striker in the second half,  but he didn’t have that option available – but Nile was on the bench.

There will be a huge clear out of Newcastle players in the summer, whether we go down or not – and if we can offload this lad – Newcastle will only jump at the chance.

This is what Ranger tweeted after the game:

“Certain fans need to not come and support the team… coming out to boo us… stay at home… don’t need your boos… say no more!” “To all the fans. You are not forced to buy season tickets. Or pay our wages. Please remember that….”

“If you are loyal fans… be with us… when we are out there on the field. Be the 12th man… Don’t come and boo. That ain’t going to help anyone.”

One could also read those comments as showing that at least Nile cares about the club, but players are paid huige wages, as is the manager, and adverse criticism is part of their job.

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26 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Carpet Shark // Jan 21, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    1st

  • 2 cyprus // Jan 21, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Come on, leave him alone, he showed some passion, expressed an opinion. Looking for a scapegoat? How about the elephant in the room?

  • 3 Dannyo // Jan 21, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Ranger is partly right, but he did it ALL wrong.

  • 4 Tsunki // Jan 21, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    1st well done well done what an acheivement.

    Ranger saying I am not forced to buy a ST. Wrong. He is not forced to accept thousands of pounds a week to bitch about his wage payers. Get rid of this kid.

  • 5 Edd Case // Jan 21, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    What exactly has he done wrong?

    I’m split on booing. I mean, i’m sure it doesn’t help some players but what else are fans supposed to do? Rip the seats up in anger and frustration? That’s what fans used to do…

    Booing is a fans right and way of showing disatisfaction.
    The players wouldn’t be there without fans.
    Booing is centries old too…!

    I can understand Nile saying it doesn’t help but I dare say that if he was as passionate about the club as we are, he’d understand more.

    No exactly a big deal though….more bothered about who’s coming in this week!

  • 6 Hatem's better than Messi // Jan 21, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    I’ve always supported Nile … give him another chance … etc.

    Now I’m finished with him. Sell him, sack him, loan him out to the Mackems …

    … okay maybe not that but get rid as soon as …

  • 7 John Tudor // Jan 21, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    re ranger re advert on tv ;clean the bogs or sell peanuts

  • 8 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 21, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    …so who is it we are linked with! Gourcuff or Gouffran?

  • 9 Shane // Jan 21, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    I facking hate Nile Ranger. He has no right to even an opinion on the booing. Shouldn’t be at the club, isn’t fit to wear our colours!

  • 10 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 21, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Cyprus – Seriously? Leave him alone? I don’t particularly agree with booing during the match, but for this toerag who has done zip for the club since signing his long and handsomely rewarding deal to say it is ridiculous. If he wants to show his “passion” as you put it, maybe he could have kept his nose clean for the last 2 years, turned up for training on time, and done something on the pitch. It would have held much more weight coming from a player who has given something back to the club this season. Other than his regular fines for lack of discipline.

    He was only on the bench as there is little else. Turf the odious little gangsta out for me. 1 incident too many. Would rather see Campbell sat there then him.

  • 11 Hatem's better than Messi // Jan 21, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    lol Nile always gets it wrong …

    Just as he’s brown nosing up to Pardew with his “Don’t Boo” tweets.
    Pardew gives him the ultimate put down, “I didn’t have a striker on the bench”.

    Nile is a striker? Can’t remember any of his goals … he hasn’t scored any that’s why!! Booooo!

  • 12 JAMSHA // Jan 21, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Sell this idiot for free….we dnt need such clowns…..insted replace him with campbell

  • 13 Sir Braveheart // Jan 21, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Id ship him to the mackems. 1 goal in 50 app? He could do some serious damage (to them).

    @Cyprus
    If by elephant in the room you mean Pardew, an elephant in the room is something obvious no one wants to talk about and god knows people wont shut up about it on here so Id choose a different phrase.

  • 14 Tsunki // Jan 21, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Both apparently jesper. Gourcuff completely overrated.

  • 15 BigKirky // Jan 21, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    He got it wrong because it wasn’t directed at the team. It was directed at Pardew’s delusionary substitutions and general tactics. I didn’t boo, but was very angry.

    Nile, did you not hear the claps Which followed the boos for the substitutions as well? Probably not. That indicates the APPRECIATION for the players. Quite the opppsite to what he’s trying to get at.

  • 16 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 21, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    @10
    Spot on mate
    If he wants show some fcuking passion do it in training and on the pitch
    After all the sh1t he’s done he has no right what so ever to criticise the fans
    Get this little tw@ out ASAP

  • 17 Transfer Sage // Jan 21, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    I don’t boo in a game, not even after, but it is every fans right to boo, if you pay 30/40 a ticket you have every right to vent your anger with what you are seeing.

    how else would the board know you are not satisfied….season ticket holders are there all year, hardly like they can just not buy a ticket next week, they need to let the board know that what they see is not good enough.

    I could also take this from another player, no harm if cabaye. saylor, etc had said it but ranger?

    the guy who skipped training for too long, constantly in court, always acting like a gangster, thinking he is untouchable and just sitting their picking up a very good wage which us fans pay for.

    I have wanted him out of the club for over a year now, overrated player.

    Talentless and no work ethic….he will get no where.

  • 18 TorqToon // Jan 21, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Twitter – Emptying professional footballers pockets since 2006!

    Ok maybe not emptying! :-)

    On the ranger rant – cant disagree with the fact that I didn’t like hearing the boo’s, however given that it was for the changes and not aimed at the players – ranger clearing should’ve kept his mouth shut. He isn’t respected enough at this club to be the ‘voice of the players’ !

  • 19 TorqToon // Jan 21, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    TS – You spoke to your mate lately? This blog is in dire need of some positive news! :-)

  • 20 sirtoongospel // Jan 21, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    He is a prick for sure, but at least he has the bollox to say things and have an opinion. He did it in the wrong way, and is the one player at the club who should be keeping quiet, but I just wish that a few of our top players had as much fight in them. Ranger always tries harder than Shola and that’s a worry.

    We are in a position now where the players have to put their bodies on the line. The team is a good one but we lack a bit of English fight. Saylor and Raylor would have helped us I am sure.

    What I would give for a Frank Lampard just now. But I would settle for a few new proficient defenders with a point to prove.

  • 21 stuart no9 // Jan 21, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    ranger? what a joke . dosnt have the right to be at the club , nevermind have an opinion about it . he should be playing 5 a side for prison( he might even score in there )not playing for us . the worst striker, goals per game i can remember. apart from being stupid , and a sh’t player -hes wrong, we have every right to boo or say what we like about the team – it costs me £50 every time to have that right. as for ranger , shut up, f//K off coz your sh/t, oh and also youve played your last game for the toon.

  • 22 Owldman // Jan 21, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Other bloggers are right the boos were for Pardew & his substitutions.He has said it himself that he made a mistake when he brought off Cabye as for Shola,Harte that geriatric of a full back never broke sweat against him.We had pace in the shape of Obertan sitting on the bench.but Pardew didnt bring him on until it was too late,& as for moving Anita out to the wing beggars belief hence the boos aimed at Pardew & not the team

  • 23 Phil K // Jan 21, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    If the juvenile arsehole wishes to defend Pardew why not by proving us WRONG ? Oh no – that would mean working hard and applying himself. I don;t think Ive ever known any player so monumentally idiotic, moronic – most especially CHILDISH

  • 24 Phil K // Jan 21, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Cyprus – leave him alone ???? This idiot has dragged the clubs name through the mud, treated the club with utter contempt, been in trouble with the police frequently – never learns his lesson, lazy, stupid, childish, hangs around with violent thugs and identifies with them, so monumentally stupid, he takes a picture of himself cradling a GUN, and posts it,. both Hughton and Pardew have tried to get him pointing in the right direction, he’s too stupid to learn. He’s never learnt a damn thing. He couldn’t even cut it in Div 1 for God’s sake. He’s a liability, and how ! Kick him out, he’s broken enough rules to sack him ten times over. The club will be better for it. He’s too dumb to realize.

  • 25 Marzy // Jan 21, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    I don’t Boo at all through choice but I certainly don’t criticise those that do!! as we all have a right to voice are opinions/views/disappointment at those in charge especially as we pay good money to watch this……! I’m not a season ticket holder but I live 150+ miles away & managed to support my team through 30% of home games & 100% of every away game in the the North west of England & try my best to watch a good percentage of cup games too! So I have every right to BOO “even though I don’t!”. I would recommend that the Board to terminate Niles Contract as I feel the need to Boo him if he ever puts on our famous B&W jersey again!! The lads a joke & it’s even a bigger liberty coming from HIM!!!
    Rant over..!

  • 26 Lee Dodd // Jan 21, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    What we need ist o Get Ranger Out on Loan or Px Him . Would rather have Kuqui on the Benjch than him he is a Liability. He will be Getting a Smck next down the Town Centre and get locked up doing us a faver !!!!




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