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Ranger Scores For U-18’s – In 6th Consecutive Win

We may be disappointed at the play and form of our first team right now, but our Newcastle Under-18 side continued their winning ways yesterday, with a 3-1 win against Sheffield Wednesday at Middlewood Road, for their 6th win on the trot.

Nile Ranger – 16th goal for Newcastle yesterday

Newcastle got off to a decent start with center-back Jeff Henderson heading Newcastle into the lead from a 12th-minute cross from Phil Airey.

Then 17 year-old Nile Ranger, who is making lots of headlines for all the right reasons, superbly beat the Sheffield center-back Nick Wood to score his 13th Academy goal of the season. It was Nile’s 16th goal in total, for all Newcastle teams this season, when he beat keeper Aaron Pratt beautifully from 15 yards.

And then just before the hour, it was Conor Newton made it 3-0, after some excellent play between Newton and Sam Ameobi, the younger brother of Shola.

And Newton was denied the goal of the game in the 80th-minute, when his cannon shot, following a Shane Ferguson center, came thudding back off the cross-bar.

And then four minutes from time Henderson, who had opened the scoring, was sent off for a foul on Nathan Modest in the penalty area, and Liam Palmer beat 18 year-old Swedish goalkeeper Ole Soderberg, with the resulting penalty.

Newcastle United: Soderberg, Airey, Ferguson, Inman, Henderson, Tavernier, Newton, McDermott (sub Williams 39), Ranger (sub Bath 61), Ameobi, McCrudden.
Unused subs: Leadbitter, Bell, Johnson.

16 comments so far

  • Xsico golden boot

    Nov 16, 2008 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #1

    I think Nile should be more involved with the first team we dont give the youngsters doing well enough experiance to succeed with the first team come on you cannot ignore nile any longer joe

  • magpie6699

    Nov 16, 2008 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #2

    Very promising – but DON’T rush Ranger and others – we’ve seen some prolific scorers at that level or for reserves who ended up making a good career – but never at Premier League level. Offiong, Coppinger and Chopra (on loan to Cardiff) are examples. How long did Wenger nurse Theo Walcott and I think it was the right thing to do. Too soon in at the real deep end can throw them offcourse Maybe on as a sub later in the season IF we have the luxury of bringing him on.
    By the way, I see Barton’s 5 minutes earned him 1 vote as MOTM! Is that from his mum or a reflection on the rest of the team’s 90+ minutes?

  • Ganiyu

    Nov 16, 2008 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #3

    Exchange Newcastle under 18s with our first team

  • Spyro

    Nov 16, 2008 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #4

    Ed write an article about that dopey arse wipe who ran on to the pitch to confront kinnear yesterday. NUFC fans have NO RIGHT to do such nonsense. It is ludicrous that a man thinks just because he bought a ticket he can do that to a manager. Just because you do not like a substitution that was made it doesn’t mean you act like a spoilt brat. What fans of other clubs would do that? Not many, if any. Current NUFC fans are sending the good rep that has been built up over the years right down the drain.

  • UTD111

    Nov 16, 2008 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #5

    Ganiyu….this is real life, not a computer game!!

  • JoshNufc91

    Nov 16, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #6

    Ranger should at least be ahead of carroll on the bench, we should give him his chance in one of the cup games if we get lower opposition.
    oh and by the way how is martins top of the poll for best player? he was sh1te until he went onto the left wing. bassong was unreal and made colo look like the rookie.

  • james L

    Nov 16, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #7

    we should sign ricardo gardner perfect player to put in as left back.

    jonas–barton –guthrie –duff

    that would keep us up no problem.

  • Spyro

    Nov 16, 2008 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #8

    Ricardo Gardner is good offensively but way too inconsistent defensively

  • Nick

    Nov 16, 2008 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #9

    Long ball dinosaur Kinnear won’t play the kids.
    If only Wise could have stuck to his mandate and concentrated just on the youth, though sadly KK wasn’t a big fan of youth either.

    What is it with our club ? Man U, Arsenal etc can all bring them through, but we get old farts saying you never win anything with kids, yeah like we win so much with the likes of Butt and Duff !!!

    In my opinion Ranger, Kadar, Krul and possibly Edgar (as a DM) are good enough now to be given 20/30 /45 mins each match.

    We are so pathetic at the moment that against 10 men we can give a last minute goal away with Duff on the line !!! Kinnear is very poor tactically with no plan B .

  • sirjasontoon

    Nov 16, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #10

    The way I see it is this season will be a scrap and I am unsure judging by the season so far that our over payed prim donnas have it in them…we just lack fight.

    We need to beat the teams around us the fulham’s,wigans etc as we will be in a dogfight with them as the season rolls on.

    Congratulations Ganiyu…that is your 1000th post on the blog that I have both disagreed with and is utter crap.

  • Spyro

    Nov 16, 2008 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #11

    People on here talk some s**t sometimes just because they want to have a moan. No plan B? What do you call going from 4-4-2 to 4-3-3 then? Stop moaning. Yesterday wasn’t Kinnears fault. Jonas looked tired and needed to come off as he worked a lot harder than Duff during the game. We lost yesterday because we scored late and assumed we had it in the bag.

  • UTD111

    Nov 16, 2008 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #12

    Nick – I’ve never seen anyone in here say “you never win anything with kids”. I have seen people say that kids won’t get you out of a relegation scrap – you have to rely on experience. I’ve also seen people say that bringing kids through too early can cause problems – and “Old farts” like Wenger and Ferguson don’t do that.

  • Dondatta13

    Nov 16, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #13

    Personally, I think if there good enough, there old enough. We always seem to wrap these kids up in cotton wool and where does that leave them/us? (on loan at Cardiff/in the drop zone).

    If Rooney was a youth player at the Toon, he would have been a nobody at this moment in time. We need to start a conveyor belt mentality and roll these kids through to the 1st team squad. Arsenal anyone?

  • Craignufc

    Nov 16, 2008 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #14

    he’s class!

  • joe

    Nov 16, 2008 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #15

    I know that Conor Newton kid like, lives in my street, he’s one of me best mates cousin aswell. Went on holiday with them not long ago, at a party last night he was telling is he scored, drinking his Ribena like a good lad.

    Class little player!

  • Auschas

    Nov 16, 2008 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #16

    If we had of sold Shola it would be him or Carroll playing up front for us and I would like to see both of them given some more first team experience.


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