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Nile up the swanny?

June 5th, 2011 | 47 Comments |

Nile Ranger no longer required at Newcastle United.
Shown the exit?
It seems that Nile Ranger is surplus to requirements at Newcastle United.

According to a fistful of press reports, Nile Ranger is being shown the exit at St James’ Park as he does not figure in Alan Pardew’s future plans.

To be honest, he never really got properly started at Newcastle. He was used mainly as a substitute striker and goals seemed to elude him.

His tally of 3 goals in 58 games doesn’t really tell the whole story because for a lot of those he won’t have been on the pitch for 90 minutes (and was probably only on as a late sub for most) but it’s still not a particularly good set of stats for a striker.

Ranger showed some promise and seemed to be able to hold the ball up well, but he scored very few goals.

The 21 year-old was often criticised for poor time-keeping and not being disciplined enough and of course he recently attracted some bad press by posing with a (allegedly fake) gun at a party, after which a photograph of the pose – taken by one of his so-called friends – found its way into the public domain. (more…)