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Nile Ranger ‘I Was A Hot Prospect…How Did It Come To This?’

7 years ago

If you wanted a laugh this morning, have a read of these quotes from Nile Ranger.

The loser who was once on Newcastle United’s books, has now claimed that he has seen the light; sorry for upsetting hi mammy, doesn’t want to end up like Gazza, doesn’t drink and is a ‘strong character’ etc etc.

The interview with The Mirror is laughable, obviously the idea is that Nile Ranger is trying to come across all humble but sounds anything but.

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The cheek of mentioning himself in the same breath as Gazza just sums Ranger up.

Gazza was one of the most talented players of his generation, loved by millions of fans and nearly helped England deliver a World Cup win and European Championships. Paul Gascoigne sadly has issues that have caused him endless problems with an almost permanent self-destruct button – the problems he has caused were almost exclusively damaging to himself, not the police or anybody else who got in his way, unlike Ranger.

Nile Ranger is a very limited football player who might have made a decent career in the lower divisions if he wasn’t committed to causing trouble and mayhem, rather than trying to make the most out of the small bit of ability that he has/had.

With only two weeks to go until the Conference and other lower leagues kick off, and with Ranger still not having a club after Swindon binned him last season, we’ll have to see how this ‘strong character’ handles working in McDonald’s….

Nile Ranger speaking to The Mirror (that’s the newspaper not the thing he keeps checking his tattooed lips in);

“This is my last chance so I need to take it, I would be a fool to act again.

“The biggest killer for me is because it hurts my mum, people know I’m her son.

“I understand I’ve done a lot off the pitch but it isn’t too late, I don’t drink at all any more.

“People used to talk about how Gazza was the man at Newcastle but would do all the off the field antics. I’ve a proper slate now – in the past I’ve always had something on me.

“I was a hot prospect, I sat by myself and think, “How did it come to this’?

“I lost a bit of love for the game when all the cases were going on – it was never ending, one after another.

“Newcastle were making me train with the Academy, they were pushing me out of the first team – I signed a long deal and they wanted me to ask for a transfer.

“There was a stage when I was injured and coming in late, I’d often get stopped by the police. I’m a strong character though, certain people in my position would crumble.”


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