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Why Aren’t Newcastle United Sacking Him?

8 years ago
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Alan Pardew, has come out with all guns blazing at somebody who has so badly let Newcastle United and the fans down.

The likes of you and me just totally struggle to comprehend why Nile Ranger is still at the club.

Here is Alan Pardew letting rip to the Chronicle;

“This guy is late so often, it is unbelievable. He will not get back in the team unless he has a period of six weeks where he isn’t late, I don’t think it is going to happen.

I’m not going to let him train with my first team because he is letting the other players down.

The bottom line is we haven’t got 4 or 5 clubs queuing up, in fact we haven’t got one club queuing up for him.

That should be alarm bells in his head to get his act in order but maybe he doesn’t want to be a footballer”.

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I know that football players now inhabit a totally different world to us but I wouldn’t have thought that you needed to be an expert in employment law to spot why Newcastle United must surely be in their rights to kick Ranger out.

Never mind not scoring goals or even playing football for your money, surely in any job (factory, call centre, civil service…football club) turning up on time each day doesn’t even have to be mentioned. When Alan Pardew talks about the chance of Ranger getting involved with the team again if he turns up on time for 6 weeks – it is like your boss saying you’re in line for promotion if you can manage the same!

The facts are clear to me;

Ranger is a player with some ability but nowhere near enough for the Premier League.

His attitude towards club and fans makes him unemployable by any half decent club.

He is no use to Newcastle United.

Not even taking into account his regular court appearances, surely regular lateness means Newcastle are within their rights to sack Ranger?

We live in hope.

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