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Ranger Could Have Had 6 Yesterday And Tends To Be Lazy

Both Peter Beardsley and Nile Ranger were interviewed on Newcastle United TV, following the amazing 3-2 win by Newcastle Reserves at Blackpool yesterday.

Peter Beardsley – Nile needs to be less lazy at times

Nile scored two good goals in the last 20 minutes to see Newcastle come from 2-0 down after 61 minutes to win the game, but the London lad thinks he could have scored 8 goals. Amble-born striker Phil Airey got the other goal.

Yes 8 goals, and as he said it was just one of those games, but he hopes the two he did get, and took very well by the way, will show Chris Hughton he deserves a place in the first team squad for Saturday’s important game against Wigan Athletic.

It seems obvious that Nile is starting to show through big time at Newcastle again,  and it was probably the right decision to keep him at the club, at least so far this season. The big lad has tremendous potential for all to see.

Peter Beardsley thought Nile could have sored 6 goals yesterday, and said one thing Nile has to work on is that he can sometimes be too lazy and disappear from the game.  Peter said that Nile needs to play for Newcastle like Newcastle want him to play every game,  and not particularly what Nile wants.

New boy Peter Richardson, a red-head made both of Nile’s goals yesterday, after coming on as a sub, and he has just joined the Newcastle club apparently, but there’s no mention of the lad yet, on the official web-site.

These are good lessons these young lads need to learn, and Peter didn’t say Nile was lazy in any vindictive manner, and it was interesting that Nile was well aware in the interview after the game, that Peter wants him to be less lazy during games.

And Nile would do well to take in what Peter is saying to him, because Peter has done it all in the game, and he’s a very straight talking person.  There’s nothing wrong with that, when you are coming from the position Peter Beardsley is, and trying to get these youngsters to keep improving their games at Newcastle, and Nile seemed to full understand that.

That’s good.

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • wadamja

    Oct 14, 2010 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #1

    It’s ace having beardo back at the club coaching…. Ashley’s infrastructure he has put in place is to be commended. Now lets build on it!

  • Toonarmy1993

    Oct 14, 2010 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #2

    *Michael Richardson, signed a 1 year scholarship with NUFC from Walker Central boys club and from what i have heard sounds a very promising youngster indeed, maybe the michael carrick we missed out on? (not that id want him in our team now)

  • BeeGuy

    Oct 14, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #3

    I hope what happened to Ranger was what happened to me in a few moments in an ice hockey game. Just playing my wing and suddenly there was the puck on my stick with just the goalie in front of me. I was so surprised that I fluffed both shots. Luckily one went in past an equally surprised goalie, the other over the net. From that moment on, I adopted a railroad safety rule to my game “Expect a train on any track, in any direction, at any time.” Hear that Nile?

  • Natureboy95

    Oct 14, 2010 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #4


    who you play hockey for mate, i used to play abit of rec hockey when i was younger and went puck chasin at durham, you go to vipers games?

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Oct 14, 2010 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #5

    I saw Richardson at the end of last season play for Walker Central in the Northern Alliance League when I was up visiting realitives. He looked a very useful propect good to see the local scouts are doing their jobs. Hope the kid makes it.

  • BeeGuy

    Oct 14, 2010 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #6

    Natureboy95, I’m in USA and used to play rec at Ohio State University, and then in various leagues in Cleveland. Even went up to Detroit one night to play in the (in)famous midnight pick-up game at the old Olympia. That Detroit game was one where you had everything from drunk ex-college stars to guys with a bad job and marriage looking to work off some hostility.

  • cupiddstunt

    Oct 14, 2010 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #7

    If nile is that lazy then maybe that explains why he is not just walking into the first team when he maybe thinks he should.

  • Brutooon

    Oct 15, 2010 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #8

    the lazy bit comes from Shola Ameobi

  • punk skunk...

    Oct 16, 2010 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #9

    Thought it was blatantly obvious that Ranger is lazy…
    Brutoon, why does it come from Shola, has he given him the ‘lazy fleas’ or somethin’?..
    …It’s Ranger!..
    He’s lazy, even a blind person could see that…
    If he sorts it out, he’ll get a chance…


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