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Newcastle United – Farewell To Nile Ranger

9 years ago

Is there really any point to Nile Ranger?

I think it’s lucky for us that he isn’t an oh so talented player but also a knacker. He might have some talent but it isn’t Premier League talent for which we should all be grateful because trying to somehow manage somebody who is constant trouble, just because you don’t want to lose that supposed potential, is a recipe for disaster.

Ranger came from a troubled background and when he landed on Newcastle’s doorstep he was probably already drinking (far too often!) in the last chance saloon.

Never mind embarrassing stunts like posing with a gun on facebook, on the back of previous arrests for alleged assault, drunk & disorderly and drink driving, Ranger is now in trouble for alleged homophobic comments on twitter along with Manchester United’s Macheda and another player.

Coincidentally (or not) this follows Ravel Morrison being fined seven grand by the FA for homophobic comments.

From reports and odd bits of video footage, Ravel Morrison definitely has talent but I still don’t believe we were in any way interested in signing him.

My take on it would be that Newcastle United were simply used as a means to move the transfer fee up a couple of notches and if there was one club who were going to take on such a liability it was always going to be West Ham. If only Ranger had some of Morrison’s ability the Hammers might have signed both of them.

I think it will be too much to hope for NUFC to score financially with Ranger as Manchester United did with Morrison and my best hope is that Ranger’s off the pitch actions will justify United kicking him out.

My final word, exactly who have we got to thank for Nile Ranger bringing shame to Newcastle United?

Dennis Wise – you couldn’t make it up.


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