Nile Ranger Leaves Newcastle By Mutual Consent

Nile Ranger has left Newcastle by mutual consent, and here is a case of a lad who had lots of football talent,  who will never make it big, and of course he had no future at Newcastle United, and he is now a free agent if another club wants to sign him.

nile ranger - in court yesterday

Nile Ranger – leaves Newcastle by mutual consent

No official reason was given for Nile leaving the club, but he did sign a five year contract back in October of 2010, so that contract still had two and a half years to run.

Here’s is Newcastle’s statement on Nile:

“Newcastle United can confirm that Nile Ranger has today left the club by mutual consent.”

Ranger had some problems in London when he was a juvenile,  and he was essentially fired by Southampton in the summer of 2008, and Newcastle picked him up in August of that year,  just before Kevin Keegan left the club,  and at first Nile  seemed to have altered his ways and did well for Newcastle in the first team for a while. He kept saying at that time that the move to Newcastle had saved him.

But then about 20 months ago he started to get into trouble with the police again, and he was involved with the police three of dour times for various infractions – and it became clear he had absolutely no future as a Newcastle United player.

Newcastle will have got his wages off the books, and in a way they have done him a favor too, because he will now cost nothing and is essentially a free agent.

Nile Ranger is a case of a youngster blessed with a lot of football talent, but it seems he will never take full advantage of the skills he has – and that’s always a pity.

Nile made a total of 62 appearances for Newcastle, including four this season when the Newcastle squad was down to its bare bones, and the Londoner scored three goals.

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99 comments so far

  • geordiesteve520

    Mar 1, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #1

    Pardon my French but about effing time!!!!!

  • geordie157

    Mar 1, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #2

    Excellent news!!! He’s had more than enough chances.

  • yo-yo

    Mar 1, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #3

    couldn’t have happened to a more deserving guy

  • Owldman

    Mar 1, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #4

    When the reality of what he has thrown away sinks in and all he has left are photos of twenty pound notes scattered on the floor & his bank account starts to dwindle he may realise Toon were more than tolerant, had he been employed in any other industry he would have been sacked .The stupid prat

  • Harley

    Mar 1, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #5

    Fantastic news!!!!
    This pathetic kid has thrown everything back in the faces of those who have offered him the greatest opportunity any young man could ever dream of.
    I have absolutely no sympathy for him at all!

  • toonincheek

    Mar 1, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #6

    By mutual consent?
    He would hardly have walked away from his contract and salary unless we were able to put pressure on him.

    For once, WE were the ones holding a gun – to his head!

  • Harley

    Mar 1, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #7

    Just out of interest does anyone know what happened to that other bad boy youngster we were linked with from Man U?
    I can’t remember his name but I think he went to west ham on loan maybe.

    Also does anyone know how that prior guy who had a trial with us is getting on?

    I thank you in anticipation.

  • nick_9

    Mar 1, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #8

    Harley you’re right there. He tweeted to say “I’m happy” just before the news broke, not as happy as us fans. I think society wins on this ones, begs the question how he can be paid more than nurses and doctors.

    Ravel Morrison is the kid you are talking about, hyped up but I haven’t heard much about him since he left Manchester United other than when he got in trouble for a homophobic tweet.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 1, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #9

    Can anybody say who else that Dennis ‘ Cryuff ‘ Wise brought to the club.

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Mar 1, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #10

    Thank God we eventually got rid of the waster. Guy is a complete bum and I wouldn’t be suprised if he is flipping Big Mac’s within a month 🙂

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 1, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #11

    Apart from Xisco, who also left by mutual consent.

  • Mr Random

    Mar 1, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #12

    He had a good record at newcastle. Every time he scores, we win the game!

    2-0 vs Coventry
    2-0 vs Crystal palace
    4-3 vs Chelsea.

  • Owldman

    Mar 1, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #13

    Apparently Pards gave him an ultimatum a few weeks ago that he had to turn up for training on time for 6 weeks if he didn’t he would be on his bike! So we have to assume he has lapsed back into his old ways & the club have had enough

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 1, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #14

    I think WW…s thinking on the previous thread is the more plausible answer.

  • estechco

    Mar 1, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #15

    JFA @ 11 Xisco was the handywork of Jiminez not Wise

  • pawl250

    Mar 1, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #16

    Hey guys been catching up with convo over past few articles for am going to share my opinion 2 things, summer targets and tomorrows team.

    First off Team :-

    ——————– Elliot —————-
    Debuchy – STaylor – Mbiwa – Santon
    ————- Cabaye – Tiote ————
    Jonas ———- Sissoko —– Gouffran
    ——————- Cisse —————–

    Benny to come back against Anzi, personally wouldnt risk him just yet and think he could do with a less tempo game for his return. Swanswa will most likely have 60-70% possession so we need to stay compact in defence, Jonas does that more than Arfa.

    As for summer targets, I love how Ranger is gone, club is clearly shifting the dead weight now! So my targets are quite simple really:-

    Free – Douglas
    8m – Belhanda
    3m – Guidetti
    7m – Siem De Jong
    2m – upcoming right back, similar mold Haidara with Simpson leaving.

    Coloccini – ? – hopefully not be likely
    Ryan Taylor – 500k
    Gosling – 1m
    Obertan – 1m
    Simpson – Free


    Backup targets –

    Remy? all depends on price if cheap why not?

    Carroll? Shola getting on Carroll can do a decent job holding the ball up, personally wouldnt mind seeing him return for a 6-7m price

    Benteke – Villa possibly going down the 20m price tag would be virtually impossible to demand.

    Alderwield – Personally would love to see him come, unlikely and would command a 8-10m price tag, yet I said the same about Mbiwa in the summer! I would personally cream my pants if we had Mbiwa, Douglas, STaylor and Alderwield as our centre backs, selling Williamson. We can dream!! lol

    Sakho – Potential french player, although would be pricey, yet if Colo leaves and Douglas does not want to come we need to replace Colo as STaylor is a walking biscuit!

  • check the toastie

    Mar 1, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #17

    Personally think it is a shame the lad cant give his head a shake and take some responsibilty for being a dick, think he has talent and hope he uses it, would be real shame if he ended up jailed. Pardew has gave the lad more than a few chances it appears, he has let himself down. Bigtime.

  • yo-yo

    Mar 1, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #18


    Whan Pards with his man management skills gives up then its probably too late for Ranga to take responsibility

  • mot7

    Mar 1, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #19

    Good glad he has gone
    Dont realy agree its a waste of talent as i dont think he is talented .
    And i realy hope no club takes him

  • estechco

    Mar 1, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #20

    @16 Guidetti for £3m seems rather optimistic!?!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 1, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #21

    Was Jiminez not the handy work of Wise.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 1, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #22

    The lass who’s pressing charges probably doesn’t think so .

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 1, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #23

    Ranger was bringing the club into disrepute -clearly they gave him an offer he could not refuse (sign this to cancel your contract or we will sack you).
    I think Rotonda mentioned in his last post – Xisco + Ranger gone, new players and youngsters out on loan.
    Certainly looks as if things are shaping up nicely -get things up to the best standard possible -ready for some additions in the summer and improving the development squad. Make you think if all this had been sorted out in the summer we would already be in better shape. Hopefully lessons have been learnt.

  • bollance

    Mar 1, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #24

    Working hard day in day out is a talent in itself.

    Happy that Ranger has gone because he is a bad apple. Glad he is away from the development squad who need a revamp in the summer.

    If we bring in ‘special talents’ (who won’t need papers etc) to sign for the club from places like eastern Europe then the u21 development squad will see some real hard work. These players from poor parts of Europe or the world will do everything in their powers to succeed.

    G Carr will be working over time in the next 6 months.

    We now pretty much only have players with the commitment / desire to play for the club.

    Ps the French boys have never stepped out of line unlike ranger, Carroll, Barton, Simo

  • Dondatta13

    Mar 1, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #25

    Glad he’s away… now that this plonker has shuffled off the football map, surely now young Adam Campbell can step up and be in and around the 1st team.

    P.S I’m surprised this thread hasn’t hit 500 comments… All of them, happy that Gangster first, footballer second has left the club and taken his ill mentality with him.

  • estechco

    Mar 1, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #26

    @21 Perhaps, but by that logic they’re both the handywork of your Nemesis MA

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 1, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #27

    I hope so last summer was probably the most disappointing time in my life, I felt more let down than at the Christmas when I got given a Grifter instead of the Strika I had dreamed of.

  • weg

    Mar 1, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #28

    Its very good that they have discarded that talent-wasting cretin! His departure was finally sealed when he criticised the fans, and its now quite possible he will end up on the football scrapheap!
    He will not be missed!
    As for future signings, those players mentioned are all canny options, but we must remember there is a minimum amount of homegrown players we have to have in the squad. If we could bring in players like Nathaniel Clyne to replace Simpson for reasonable prices, or other british gems, we can keep within the ‘homegrown’ quota.
    Personally, I think Simpson, Williamson, (Collocini?) Gosling, Obertan, Amalfitano, (Harper?) and the now-departed Xisco and Ranger need to be replaced.

  • olivant

    Mar 1, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #29

    I guess it is not the “Texas Ranger ” proverb ” One riot one ranger” It is more like, where there is a riot, there is a Ranger, Niles Ranger hehe

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 1, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #30

    I hope MA and his crew have got more plans up their sleeves as that is now four strikers that have left this season and only one brought in, in what was a woefully deficient part of the team even befre Ba left.

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 1, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #31

    Jail – ref last summer -with the expectations/rumours rampant I spent loads on time on line checking out reports of players newspaper articles, player stats etc etc.In the event a complete waste of time without nobody of note being signed -Bigi the exception -probable future star. So all in all its good to see the Toon having a “spring clean”. I noted today that the Lille centre half Aurélien Chedjou is after a move in the summer -he’s 27. Toon might get Cabs to get him signed.

  • archaeomag

    Mar 1, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #32

    I am amazed he lasted this long, Comlpete waste of time.
    He’s 21 -Think of what Andy Carrol had done at that age [in terms of football]

  • sirtoongospel

    Mar 1, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #33

    To be fair, Sissoko has been playing the withdrawn striker role, and 3 goals and 3 assists in 6 games is a cracking return.

    Back up needed for sure, but they must surely have learnt from last summers mistakes??

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 1, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #34

    Mister tuff,
    That was the worsr part, being linked with all those different players and the funkin Debuchy saga, pardon my passive aggresiveness, when Leon Best got sold I thought, whoa we’re finally going places, little realising it was solely to help towards Anitas fee, that really boiled my pi $$ and left me hating the fat cockney t#at more than ever.

  • yo-yo

    Mar 1, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #35


    Masterstroke to fill in our striker shortage by playing our new formation and using Sissoko in that role.
    It’ll do till the summer but we seriously need 2x decent strikers then – unless we are going to play Gouffy more centrally and bring in a new wide left player – but we stiil need forward strengthening.

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Mar 1, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #36

    it’s a shame ranger had to go i thought he was better than all our players put together.

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha who the hell am i kidding im over the moon with this news what a belta, bye bye ranger and gomtake ya face for a sh!t wooo hooo

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 1, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #37

    Master stroke it may be but if the guy hadn’t of been willing to give up his signing on fee he wouldnt have been here.

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Mar 1, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #38

    sorry, go and take ya face for sh!t

  • TyneValleyToon

    Mar 1, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #39

    Most fans would sign a pact with the devil, to get the chance Ranger had. Pards has been forced to go the extra mile for Ranger but it wasn’t enough for our gangster striker. Pards & the club have moved on bur Ranger has the rest of his life to regret being a major league bell-end . . . . can’t help but feel sorry for the lad but having your head up your arse, will suffocate your brain 🙁

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 1, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #40

    Jail – one thing that became apparent in last summers research, it has been commented upon by other on here, was the vendetta by southern based papers against the Toon. Reading articles one after the other it was easy to spot themes etc. Clearly football journalists who support the likes of Arsenal/Chelsea/Spurs as well as Liverpool seem to have an agenda to stir up the s**t in respect of things about the Toon.


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