Blackburn’s Jason Roberts Linked With Newcastle


Newcastle are being linked with Blackburn Rover’s Jason Roberts today.

Jason Roberts – could add some experience to Newcastle strike force
And the player himself has admitted that he might have to leave Ewood Park if he wants to play regular first team football this coming season.

Jason is no doubt very experienced, but at 32 doesn’t fit the profile of players owner Mike Ashley wants to see at Newcastle, but we also need some experience up front, and it could be that Newcastle will offer him a one year contract to a player who has 410 first class appearances and 155 goals in his career.

Former Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce has invited offers for the player, and Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is being linked with a move to bring the striker to St James’ Park.

Roberts told Sky Sports yesterday:

“I’ve had four good years at Blackburn and been part of some good sides and played in Europe a few times and really enjoyed it,” “Sometimes you come to the end of a cycle at a club and maybe it’s time for me to move on to a club with maybe some different ideas about where they are going.”

“It was a good season last year to finish inside the top ten. I scored five goals in 15 starts and ended the season strongly.”  “I know there’s some interest from several clubs so hopefully something will come about and if not I’m still hungry to play.”

Blackburn are said to be looking for £2M for the London-born player – but they will not get that for a 32 year-old, and West Brom and QPR are also said to be interested.

Jason has played for a host of clubs, including both Bristol clubs, WBA, Portsmouth and Wigan, in addition to Blackburn Rovers.

Maybe a £1M bid would be worth it – but Newcastle will hardly offer him a contract of more than one year.

Comments welcome.


20 comments so far

  • Sir Erec

    Aug 12, 2010 at 4:59 AM

    Comment #1

    would rather go for james beattie.

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  • Sir Erec

    Aug 12, 2010 at 5:00 AM

    Comment #2

    if only if only we could get bellamy tho, that would be the pick of the bunch.

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  • henok ethiopian toon

    Aug 12, 2010 at 5:25 AM

    Comment #3

    sir erec…james beattie…really …any who get Bellamy…he is a good lad but he is probably going to Cardiff since they seem to have more money than us …actually every team in england have more money than us

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  • Raffo

    Aug 12, 2010 at 5:39 AM

    Comment #4

    Cardiff havent got any money, they are lucky to be in business at all. They need to get rid of players not sign them!

    I would love Bellers to come to us but I cant see it, wages would be an issue but also rumours are that ‘Arry wants him and can offer him champ league football, which is a massive pull for someone like him. If he had a small amount of affection for the club left then maybe we could get him but I doubt it.

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  • Darling27

    Aug 12, 2010 at 6:00 AM

    Comment #5

    No No No!!

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  • Ericles

    Aug 12, 2010 at 7:05 AM

    Comment #6

    With Best injured it is time to give our own Ranger more of a go on Tyneside!

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  • tynesidetommo

    Aug 12, 2010 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #7

    No thanks. Cry baby or not it has to be Bellamy. Sir Bobby knew what he was doing when he signed him up. I’d rather have a pacey firebrand scoring regularly for the Toon than Mr Nice Guy who finds the net just now and then.

    But if we really want to encourage the youngsters and if we are not prepared to spend the dosh on an established striker then I agree with Ericles. Ranger has got a lot of promise and an extended run in the first team would do him a power of good.

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  • chris6033

    Aug 12, 2010 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #8

    Roberts? really!! slola is just as good

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 12, 2010 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #9

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
    Don’t want these donkeys like Roberts, J lloyd samuel, Beattie etc.

    I would much rather play Ranger. Man U don’t mind playing Hernandez, Fabio and Rafael etc.

    What’s the point of our youth system. Blackpool want Ranger, but us with our injuries etc would rather go for Roberts. What’s wrong with us ?????

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  • JohnNUFC

    Aug 12, 2010 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #10

    NO WAY! I’d rather cut off my arms with an old rusty spoon and then try swim to France than see Roberts become a Newcastle player!
    When are we gonna spend some proper money on proper players in this transfer window? I’m worried

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  • Newutd

    Aug 12, 2010 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #11

    Come on Ed..

    Jason Roberts is shite, and you know it!

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 12, 2010 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #12

    exactly!! whats the point in ashleys policy of investing in youth, we have ranger, vuckic, kadar and krul who are all ready for the step up, bobby robson when he had injuries threw aaron hughes in against barcelona, did him no harm did it, if your good enough, your ready

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 12, 2010 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #13

    sorry i think it was gullit that give hughes his debut lol same point though

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  • mackems-hatem

    Aug 12, 2010 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #14

    one word … donkey !! do we really need another ameobi ?

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  • balubas1

    Aug 12, 2010 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #15

    mackems-hatem.

    WORD.. same type of player… and I would rather pick Ameobi over Roberts any day cuz of his long and faithful service. Alot of us toons hate him, but u cant say you dont enjoy his calm arrogance when he celebrates his goals:)

    Ameobi is s**t against the big 4 clubs though:P

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Aug 12, 2010 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #16

    hope it is not true. don’t waste money

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  • mackems-hatem

    Aug 12, 2010 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #17

    @baluba1
    agreed all of our strikers currently are these big immobile strikers we need some pace up top !

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  • mackems-hatem

    Aug 12, 2010 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #18

    agreed all of our strikers are big immobile strikers we need some pace up top !

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  • baro

    Aug 12, 2010 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #19

    We need to buy somebody younger.

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  • shearertodomorebigmacads

    Aug 12, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #20

    On a 1 YEAR deal LUCA TONI…………experience and free.

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