It is great when you have a situation like at present when in terms of senior players you have Krul, Coloccini, Cisse, Tiote, Cabaye and so on, tied down to long-term deals, especially coming off the back of expensive mistakes such as Alan Smith and the strange case of Xisco who is in his last season.
Unfortunately, Nile Ranger sums up exactly the kind of player that should never have been given a massive five year contract, with almost four years of it still remaining.
Ranger messed up his first chance of football stardom in his youth by getting into trouble away from football, so when Newcastle gave him what many would say is an undeserved second chance you would have assumed he would have given it his very best shot.
However, he has been nothing but trouble at Newcastle both in terms of his attitude to training and especially away from the actual football, clocking up any number of arrests.
Why on earth he was given a five year contract is anybody’s guess and it will take him right up to the age of twenty five if he decided to hang about, what incentive is there for somebody with such a shocking attitude?
Now it emerges he turned down the chance to go to Sheffield Wednesday in the summer and has now ended up injured, though that doesn’t mean a lot in the great scheme of things.
When Newcastle haven’t even been able to put a striker on the bench in the matches so far tells you all you need to know about Nile Ranger.