No Bridge-Building For The Damien Thorn Of NUFC!

22 November 2012 12:50
Xisco scored a hat-trick for United's Under-21's against Stoke a few weeks back and the media jumped on the bandwagon.

"Why not give him a chance in the first team", were the reports in the local newspapers, but Alan Pardew refused to take the bait.

It takes a lot more than that to force your way into Pardew's thinking, especially for a player who has been nothing but trouble since he signed for the club.

Talking of which . the kid with 666 tattooed on his head . Nile Ranger, is back up and running at Newcastle United – but the striker won’t be involved against Maritimo tonight.

The 21-year-old netted a goal in Monday night’s reserve derby against Sunderland. Not a bad thing, may I add, but not enough to patch up his differences with the Toon boss.

It was Ranger’s first appearance for the club, at any level, since March.

Alan Pardew: “He’s fit for the first time.

"He’s been on time, and he’s beginning to hopefully put himself in order and be a professional footballer.

“At the moment, it’s good news on Nile, and let’s hope he stays like that.

“He’s got a lot of making up to do with me and the group."

Ranger hasn’t made a Premier League appearance for the club since May last year.


Source: Newcastle United Mad