Words of warning for Ranger, again!

Ranger in danger?
Alan Pardew has given a further warning to Nile Ranger over the strikers Newcastle United future.

Ranger is widely known to be a bit of an idiot and has been warned many times over his conduct and punctuality by both Chris Hughton and Alan Pardew, both in public and behind closed doors. Neither option appears to be working as desired though according to Pardew, who gave quite a long interview to the Sunday Sun about the 19-year-old striker.

I think we all know that Ranger is a talent, and I think that when compared to Andy Carroll at a similar age that Nile is the greater talent. He certainly has more to his game than Carroll did at 19 years old in my opinion. If the attitude doesn’t change though it won’t mean anything and Ranger will end up on the scrapheap before he has even made it.

Being on time for work is something that we all have to do every day when we go to work. Granted there is the odd occasion where being late can’t be helped, but if it is a frequent occurrence then I would expect to be pulled up on it and given a rollicking. Ranger, who is in a far more fortunate position than many of us, would do well to remember that.

“We see him day-in and day-out, and I said from day one he needs to sort himself out as a professional footballer,” Pardew told the Sunday Sun. “He’s always on the cusp of being late – we’ve stopped him from being late but he’s always on the cusp.”

“We’ve only improved him five per cent on that factor. If we had improved him to 50% and he was here early and preparing himself – and the other players see him preparing himself – and when he trains he’s here on time to warm up and he’s doing the right things, then the other players will start to buy into him.”

“At the moment the other players are looking at him and thinking ‘You’re a young boy, you need to learn’. And he does. And that is reflected in his game. He’s had big opportunities for us, but to be fair they are opportunities he’s created for himself. And that is the point – he has got talent. We’ve got to just try and eke it out of him. It’s not going to be overnight, but it’s coming. He’s getting better.”

Pardew was also keen to rubbish Ranger’s poor upbringing and quite rightly pointed out that Ranger is not the only person to have come from a troubled area. He continued:

“I still have young players here who I haven’t got a problem with who are on time, who are professional and have similar backgrounds to Nile. So I’m not accepting that – I’m not accepting it from Nile, I’m not accepting it from any young player.”

“There are certain strategic things at a football club that need to be done. You need to practise on your weaknesses, the senior players need to see that. “Then they’ll buy into you, then they’ll ‘have’ you.”

The underlying tone from Pardew is that Ranger has enough to be a regular starter for Newcastle United in the future. He has had chances this season, and has impressed in his cameo appearances from the bench, but if his attitude doesn’t improve then that is all he will ever manage.

It’s time for Ranger to grow up and realise that he is paid a lot of money to do something that many of us would willingly do for free. Once he gets a grasp of that then he can hopefully move on and improve both as a player and a person.

We’ll see whether he can or not of course, but the amount of stories that we have heard about Ranger’s conduct is starting to get more and more worrying. Instead of getting twatty tattoo’s on the inside of his lip he should focus on his actual job first and foremost.

All in my opinion of course…..

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73 thoughts on “Words of warning for Ranger, again!

  1. He has the ability to be a great striker, I really like him.

    He needs to sort himself out, what example would it set the other young players when Nile’s coming in late etc then starting games?

    Carroll was nothing at 19, no where near the first team, Ranger is only going to improve. Going out on a season long loan next season would do him no harm, he needs to play games.

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  2. Andrew – It’s doubled-edged with sending Ranger out on loan though.

    If he is acting billy big bollocks now, imagine what he would be look with nobody looking out for him at a loan club?

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  3. I think we need to keep him, and if that means putting up with, or finding a way to manage this stuff then fine. There have been players who have had difficult streaks but it is the sign of a manager to get the best out of these players. I suspect players like Cantona and Di Canio were similar to Ranger in this regard. I am not comparing them of course, but just need to find a way to manage it.

    Why is he so late? Who knows. Get him to live with Pards for 6 months or something!

    I for one am happy with what Pards is doing and yes he wasnt my first choice but give him time.

    Willo was limited to first team chances due to other factors granted, all I am pointing out is that we need a first class striker in the summer but also a first class CB. I dont think we really replaced Woodgate to be honest. And all I was saying was that it is fine to say that the Collo / Saylor partnership was there when we went down, but so were 7 others that played yesterday. It doesnt mean anything to me cos we have moved on. Just want us to get better as a side

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  4. Send Ranger to Sheffield Utd. There is logic behind that specific deal.

    Chris Morgan trying the hard man act on Andy Carroll last season literally morphed Andy Carroll before our eyes. Carroll stood up to him and even beat him, a notorious hard man defender in the Championship. When he won that battle, the belief in Carroll’s mind cemented and he went on and on to what he is now.

    Get Ranger there and training against Morgan every day. Either Ranger will wilt and fade away and we see he isn’t up to it or he does a Carroll and grows up.

    Chris Morgan is like a psychological barrier come into life. Ugly, not really that big a deal at the end of the day but you blow it all out of proportion. Just kick it in the balls and get past it.

    We need Ranger to either do the kicking or take it.

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  5. raffo….I reckon when Pardew sticks to talking about football, the games played, comments after the game etc, he normally tells it like it is. Usually his opinion is pretty much spot on, so he can blather as much as he wants, as long as he sticks to football. …however, as soon as he opens his gob about transfer investment etc, contract extensions etc…it just makes me laugh. This guy has NO SAY on the amount of expenditure which will take place in the summer…Ashley makes all the calls…

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  6. FJ – I see the logic, but I’ll suggest another club…… 😉

    Basically we play some decent stuff and generally create a load of chances each game that end up getting missed. Ranger’s biggest problem? In front of goal……

    With that in mind I’d be tempted to send him to a team that mirrors us and plays decent stuff whilst creating a load of chances. Someone like Doncaster or Scunthorpe for example…..

    The added bonus of going to either of those is that the night life is hardly good enough to entice Ranger into any trouble as it’s shyte. Mind you, I guess every town has a McDonalds and a car park to play loud music in and burn around :mrgreen:

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  7. We shouldn’t loan Ranger out…depending upon what happens in the summer we’ll probably need him .. I’m surprised the “senior pro’s” at the club haven’t managed to coerse some sense into him…

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  8. Munich – They disbanded once they heard I was born. They knew about it as white smoke started pouring out the top of Hexham General 😉

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  9. Toonsy I forgot you are one of Hexham’s finest sons…. 😆 ….all the more reson to have a Maccy D’s there….!

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  10. Hexham ey?

    I used to knock about between Ovington and Ovingham as a kid toonsy, you know that area?

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  11. Did I just compare myself to the pope 😯

    No comparison really 😉 Who is he? 😆

    Reet, off for beer with Marktoon. He says he is going to buy a round so fingers crossed.

    Hopefully I don’t get into another scrap with the local Man Utd/Liverpool supporting dickheads 👿

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  12. Moreno – I was literally born in Hexham then taken back to Crawcrook. It was Hexham as that was the first bus that turned up. Ten minutes earlier I’d have been born in Newcastle General. Damn bus timetables 😆

    You have mail 😉

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  13. Cool mate, enjoy the match, I am just watching it in the ken…..

    Anyone else watching Liverpool vs. Man Utd?

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  14. who the f’k is going to want to have him on loan if he is having these sorts of basic issues at his parent club?
    The kid is a grade A cock shaft, and i’ve said it before, if we got a decent bid for him the club would snap their hands off.

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  15. MORENO,@16,i knocked aboot there too m8 as kid,my mates dad had one of those caravan type things by waterside

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  16. Niles a dick, the main underlying thing is that the other players hate him and he continually takes the piss by just getting to training in the nick of time. He prob has more talent than carroll did at 19 but getting along with and assistance from your teammates is a massive factor in the development of a player
    Shame but if he can’t sort his attitude out then he’ll have to go

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  17. probably the same estate ice….me nan had a cottage, number 2 as you went down, many a summer swimming in the tyne mate, before it went green down there

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  18. Warren Barton on Fox – If you’re relying on Bendtner to score you goals you aren’t going to get maximum points……. haha spot on, maybe we could sell Ranger to Arse

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  19. Carroll makes the bench for scousers, bizarre that commentators are bigging Liverpool up as title contenders and a huge club, Liverpool are shite with no chance of breaking top 5 never mind top 4 – much as I hate manure I hope they thrash the theiving scousers and Carroll gets another thigh strain

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  20. If anyone is watching the match there is a thread in the forum under ‘All other football’ and then ‘Liverpool Vs Man Utd’

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  21. If Ranger doesn’t improve his attitude what about Soloman Kalou? It seems like there will be a clear out at Chelsea and he is exactly the type of forward we need IMO. Might be a bit ambitious but we have to test the water surely.

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  22. DJG, I think Kalou is a class act and massively under-rated, when you look at his stats he also scores a suprising amount of goals considering he usually starts from the bench

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  23. Simple.

    If chelsea doesn’t see Kalou,why would we want.

    In fact,i also have doubts on Kalou ability.

    And also like what toonsy mention wages?

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  24. I doubt it Toonsy, although I am an advocate of players coming to play for the team NOT the wages. I think if we offered him £50-60k he would come. And isnt he Tiote’s mate?

    I actually think he will end up at Spuds or somewhere like that. ‘Arry needs someone like him to push them onwards, and he would do well with VDV and Crouch as a front 3.

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  25. Also, I never wish anyone ill, but I really would like to see the big geordie get fucked up today. Shame Vidic isnt playing to break his dodgy thigh for him

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  26. Cos we arent at the same level as Chelski and just cos he isnt good enough for them, doesnt mean he wouldnt improve us. I would happily take Kalou, Alex, Zhirkov, Sturridge, Van the man and maybe even Ferreira.

    All of these would improve us and add quality, whether they would come is of course the better question

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  27. MM @12

    Usually ootside Pizza Pizza.

    What is it with charvers and fast food?

    I suppose it would dee nowt for their street cred if they were dossing outside Holland & Barratt!

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  28. I think Ranger is a massive gamble though. There is absolutely ne guarentee that he will make it. The thing I like about Best is his attitude. He is putting the work in and the goals are coming.

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  29. I just hope Pards can knock Ranger into line real soon,
    It sounds like the other players are having problems excepting Ranger, which dosn’t surprise me as if they can turn up on time and put the graft in at training so should he.
    Would love to see him sort his head out, but there is younguns that cant be helped no matter what you do so we will just have to wait and see.

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  30. If Carroll comes on I hope Scholes gives him a nice hard, dirty tackle on that thigh of his.

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  31. AoD,
    he looks nowt like a short Italian plumber though?

    and what’s he know about rescuing princesses and jumped on toadstools?

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  32. why not treat him like other apprentices ?…if he was a trainee boilermaker the “senior pro’s” would kick seven bells out of him….or maybe he’s rock hard and they are all scared of him !? 😆

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  33. Luis Saurez picks it up on the edge of the area, dribbles past 4 Man Utd players and squares it for a Kuyt tap in. Van Der Sar sprints over to the linesman to complain but Kuyt was definately onside!

    1-0 Pool

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  34. watching it on skysports 1. There will be streams no doubt….I would always recommend downloading sopcast then using fox sports in america if you can find it on myp2p.eu

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  35. 2-0 Liverpool, it’s all kicking off massively, there is a couple of sendings off on the way in the second half, get your money on it

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  36. 2 fightings.

    so fun. 😯

    ———–

    nani must be feeling terrible of assiting that goal,then he say to Himself,oh well i injured myself to save the disgrace. 😆

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  37. In this game I actually want Liverpoop to win for the first time ever, It will keep the title race open and it will keep Sunderland and Bolton away from Europe. Wouldn’t want liverpoop to get champs league tho.

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  38. I would have wanted Man Utd win,but meh.

    Two best CB’s of them gone,is falling apart. 😯

    Can’t imagine what will happen if carroll comes on later. 🙄

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  39. I hate liverpool and I hate Dogleash, he is doing well for them, he couldn’t give a flying monkeys’s when he was at Newcastle.

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  40. “AC may not play again this season”…eerrr……Judas……3-0 up against Manure…what a day for a debut…

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  41. Well Liverpool are gona win the league now, then the champions league next season too. Pathetic. I fucking hate liverpool

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  42. Also, nothing to do with us but how far off the top are Bayern?! Really one sided afair in that league

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  43. raffo…FC Bayern are poor this season… the only thing keeping Van Gaal in a job is the Champs League second leg against Inter…if that wasn’t the case he’d be fired this morning, three losses in 1 week, 2 at home…unheard of ….

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