Former Newcastle player Nile Ranger hasn’t played competitive football for almost a year now.

The striker wasting yet another opportunity when sacked from a long-term contract at Southend, where he couldn’t even be bothered to turn up for training on time.

It is a familiar story for somebody who has been given more chances than he deserves.

Newcastle United is by far the biggest club he has been at and he was given the push for taking liberties, particularly a dreadful record with time keeping.

Oxford United were the latest to give the now 27 year old a chance, Nile Ranger having been training with the club for the past month..

Under pressure from fans to add more goals, Oxford have only scored 21 goals in 19 league matches and are fifth bottom in League One (four clubs go down)

Oxford got a 1-1 draw at Sunderland in September and in February they host the Mackems, but Nile Ranger won’t be facing them.

Oxford have decided not to offer the out of work striker a new contract and so it is back to reality for Ranger.

Oxford manager Karl Robinson had previously said that the views of Oxford fans on whether he should sign the former Newcastle United player, would come into his thinking.

However, despite more than 60% of over two thousand Oxford fans voting to give Nile Ranger a contact in an Oxford Mail poll, Robinson has decided not to.

Though he was at pains to say it was a football decision rather than the striker misbehaving.

Not sure whether this is good news for Nile Ranger, as it appears to be a message saying that now on the pitch he isn’t good enough for League One, not just his conduct off it.

Karl Robinson talking to the Witney Gazette:

“Nile Ranger is not someone we want to take up the option on.

“We had a conversation and as a football club we felt it was right we looked more in January.

“I want people to understand that since he has been here he has been impeccably behaved in his conduct and his time-keeping.

“It’s hard because he proved to us that he was ready to be given an opportunity.

“And I do believe in giving people a chance.

“But I had a long chat with Nile last week about how he has to go away and start proving himself to people now.

“I do believe he will turn this concept around.

“He needs to stay strong in the next few months and as fit as he possibly can.

“But we just felt it wasn’t right for Oxford United to have him here in the short term.”

  • Toontaff

    Sunderland, next…………..

  • Steven05

    My next door neighbour has been to the post office

    • Realist

      Sounds like something people would post on that thing called fakebook I mean Facebook.

  • Steven05

    My cats have ran out of dog food and but my dogs are happy to share

  • Steven05

    sunderland have some Christmas deals in their club shop

  • Steven05

    Mitrovic used to play for us and he scored two the other day

  • Steven05


    • Peaky

      I’m kind of getting a message somewhere that you’re not too keen on this piece…??? 🤣😂

      • Leazes.

        Do you contribute anything….. you never criticise the motivation of an author who clearly isn’t a United fan just a jouro sticking in repeated claptrap……Ranger wasn’t a United player and never contributed diddly….

        • Peaky

          Do you ever remove your head from yourarse….

          • Leazes.

            You see you don’t do you?

            Ranger played two games at SJP….. I’ve been on the pitch more than him!

            So what is this author doing?

            Another article as an excuse to put up his favorite photograph?

          • Peaky

            Yes I’m fully aware we get the same stuff from the same ‘author’ time and time again but you really do need to lighten up at times….there’s absolutely no point in arguing with you as you’ll just hit the block button and encourage everyone else to do the same…hell I better go and check my birth certificate as I might be a long lost Lee brother nobody knows about !!!

          • Leazes.

            The club has a million problems and Nile Ranger isn’t one of them….. but whoever is putting up this rubbish is!

            Most of these article are an excuse for people to slag off the subject which is futile because we wouldn’t have been any the wiser without them….

            This is supposed to be the alternative voice not an echo of Ryder’s deflection tactic….

            ….what have we got?

            A chat room for idiots and trolls to write [email protected]@koff in big letters to whoever Simon Van Der Velde (really) happens to dislike, or hold a personal grudge with!

          • Billmag

            Ha ha love it Peaky.😀😀😀😀

      • Steven05

        We’ve had more articles on this site about Ranger and Mitrovic than we have had for Shelvey, Dubravka, Kennedy…

        And as soon as I see sunderland mentioned in the title – I know it’s Mr G Porter

  • Peaky

    Because nobody wants him anywhere is it not about time he renamed himself….Lone Ranger….me coats already on….

    • Kneebotherm8

      Hi ho silver…😂😂

  • Cockneytrev

    Stop writing articles about him, he’s a nobody who has little ( IMO no) connection to NUFC.

  • Garry Norman

    After reading all the comments, it makes you wonder if the author, or indeed the site moderators even read these comments.
    Problem is, we’ve all clicked on this article at least once, some more than once to check replies to comments.
    All adds to the click-rate, sadly.