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Newcastle Winger Wants To Be Noticed This Season

Callum Roberts played at West Brom yesterday in the 1-1 draw and he equalized in the second half for Newcastle.

The impressive local lad knows he has to get Rafa’s attention this season by scoring goals and getting assists too.

Callum will either stay at Newcastle this season but could also go out on loan to a lower division club to get some first team games.

Callum turned 21 in April and it’s now time for him to show he can become a first-team player at Newcastle.

Callum Roberts – in action in the preseason

This is what Callum said on nufcTV after the game yesterday:

“It’s always nice to start the season with a goal – but definitely I need to add more goals and assists to my game.”

“It’s goals and assists which get wingers and forwards noticed the most – be it to get a loan move, or to impress the first-team manager, because that’s what he [Benitez] is going to be looking for.”

“It was a really good experience (preseason), where I played in all the games, but I needed to get a full 90 minutes in for the U-23s, which I’ve done now.”

“Being away with the first team has been great; you play with better players, the standard is higher and the intensity is totally different.”

“You’ve got to up your game when you go up a level, and I think I did that really well during pre-season.”

“But now it’s about translating that back into the U-23 setup and helping this side reach the next level too.”

“This is my job, it’s my job to score goals and make goals, so you’ve just got to try and forget the occasion – it doesn’t matter where you’re playing, or who you’re playing against – and try to perform to your best.”

“We worked really hard in pre-season, both on the pitch and in the gym, so now it’s about translating it from the training pitch into every game. If I can do that, I’ll be really happy.”

Another local lad, 21-year-old Adam Armstrong, was sold to Blackburn Rovers this summer and that was a disappointment that Adam didn’t make it at his hometown club.

We hope that Callum can show some excellent form this season and make his way permanently into the Newcastle first team squad.

Comments welcome.

211 comments so far

  • Jib

    Aug 14, 2018 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #81


  • ShirebrookToon

    Aug 14, 2018 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #82

    Bastard! 😆

  • Jib

    Aug 14, 2018 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #83

    Ancient C you were saying ?

  • RobLeenio

    Aug 14, 2018 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #84

    Shire, it was never Jib’s comments I looked out for on page 3….

  • AncientC

    Aug 14, 2018 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #85

    Jib, your link didn’t disturb my layout. I am not sure which browser you are using. If that ever happens again and the blog gets stuck, say at night, just use google chrome.

  • Jib

    Aug 14, 2018 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #86

    The one thing for sure is – if it is the sporting pinks
    who are buying us – you will not know until it is a
    fait accompli – they are buggers for secrecy in their
    business dealings

  • Jib

    Aug 14, 2018 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #87

    I have Chrome
    prefer IE

  • Aces-of-Eights

    Aug 14, 2018 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #88

    Shirebrook, feel free to copy paste my suggestions I’m not on twitter, facebook of those forums.

  • Jib

    Aug 14, 2018 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #89

    hang on I’ll try chrome and go back and check
    well waddya know
    no pagination on chrome
    you learn summat new every day

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 14, 2018 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #90

    Ace of eights, nice thought but u sound more like 8ace from Viz. Lerruz in ya bitch! 🙂

  • Jib

    Aug 14, 2018 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #91

    Nowt wrong wiv Ace lager like – hic

  • lochinvar

    Aug 14, 2018 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #92

    Interesting point.
    Many reports stated that the ref had not seen the incident so in that case it’s entirely that FA’s decision and interpretation as to whether or not it’s a red card offence and violent conduct with a 3match ban.
    However some reports suggest that the ref did see the incident and had stated that it was not malicious .

    In reality what you have is that the Refs are furious that VAR hasn’t been introduced this season as they want to be the centre of attention and absolved from poor decisions and interpretation of the rules. That way there can demand more money for the job they do and at the same time build their own little personae with mannerisms and antics that will prepare them for being invited onto Strictly or Jungle minor celebrity programmes where they can continue to be the centre of attention after retiring from their refereeing duties.

    In these days of transparency how about the FA publishes the refs match reports ?

  • Aces-of-Eights

    Aug 14, 2018 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #93

    Munster Mag, nice to know you can relate 🙂

  • posada

    Aug 14, 2018 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #96

    I don’t like the sound of those buy out figures.
    Too much money for Ashley that he does not deserve.
    Would fit with a few things. I still feel something is going on.

  • RobLeenio

    Aug 14, 2018 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #97

    Was Charnley at the ground on Saturday? Or Barnes / Bishop etc?

  • Aces-of-Eights

    Aug 14, 2018 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #98

    If we are being sold why arent sky sources on it theyd pay for news like that. I dont think its true

  • ShirebrookToon

    Aug 14, 2018 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #99

    That’s because SkySportsDirect are up Ashley’s arse and won’t say anything until the fat controller says so

  • RobLeenio

    Aug 14, 2018 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #100

    Was Rafa’s visit mid-Summer to SJP ever explained? Why did he show up that day? Still seems odd….

  • beermonkey

    Aug 14, 2018 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #101


    ??? when did rafa go to the stadium
    could have met a potential signing

  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 14, 2018 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #102


    You can’t blame people for being a bit sceptical after all the ” it’s a done deal”, trust me it’s happening” and ”keep the faith a little bit longer ” etc etc comments that kept flowing on here. It wound everyone one up when nothing came to fruition. We’d all love this to be true, despite China’s appalling human rights record.

  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 14, 2018 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #103

    I urge everyone to listen to the Truth Faith podcast, what our owner managed to do at Rangers with only a 10% (and more) shareholding is shocking.

  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 14, 2018 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #104

    Kenedy might not be happy with a Chinese takeover… “wake up China!!!”

  • Thump

    Aug 14, 2018 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #105

    @Lindi: he’s a chicken hawk.

  • toon22

    Aug 14, 2018 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #106

    Dont believe the sale story
    Its just another lie to subdue an angry crowd
    If we believe its getting sold we accept the lack of investment
    Its a convenient lie from the fat greedy man
    Odd its resurfaced when people have started to organize opposition to him aint it

    Think about it

  • hibbit

    Aug 14, 2018 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #107

    Rotonda heights
    fair comment on the proceeding

    but i firmly believe that most posted in good faith.
    how many times are you going to bring it up, apologies were given and accepted by most, but you seem hell bent to raise it at every opportunity hence the total lack of any posters prepared to share a bit of gossip / rumour to the deprement of the blog

    the human rights record of some posters on here towards other poster isn’t far behind that of china

  • Just a fan

    Aug 14, 2018 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #108

    We know V.A.R.should be a good thing but it could be used unscrupulouly to favour the ‘big’ clubs.just a thought.

  • bettyswallocks

    Aug 14, 2018 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #109

    I really hope that Bambam’s nephew is on the money but as toon22 points out this could well be a ploy by the Ashley PR machine to deflect adverse publicity away from Ashley and SD , particularly during their HOF takeover.

    To have a net spend with the club still in profit surely tells us that this was a tighter transfer window than necessary even for Ashley. His pledge to give Rafa access to the generated money and with no statement from the club to justify him not doing so strongly suggests that something is going on. Let’s hope and pray.

  • Jib

    Aug 14, 2018 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #110

    You’re right by god !!!!
    That f@cker Bambams
    He’s a sneaky shill


  • Toonces

    Aug 14, 2018 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #111

    The thing with VAR is that it takes away almost all the excuses that were used to gloss over poor/questionable decisions made by the match officials. So if they want to misuse VAR to favor the “big clubs” it wouldn’t stand up to scrutiny.

    The decision by the FA to not charge Sissoko with retrospective action is laughable. They use the excuse that the referees saw what happened so it couldn’t be reviewed. So if Atkinson and his crew saw what happened but no action was taken, does this make it better or worse? Will he face sanction and told to stay home for a weekend because he blew the call?

    The whole retrospective action issue would be less required with VAR as the match officials (including VAR) would have looked at it right then and there. If a player should have been shown a red card, it needs to be handed down in the match that it happens in. If Sissoko should have been sent off, then the team he transgressed against needs to benefit – we should have been able to play the rest of the match against 10 men. Would we have got a point or three from the match? Possibly. At least it would have played out on the pitch.

    The world cup proved that use of VAR is beneficial to the game played at the highest levels. It helps the match officials and lets them look at match changing decisions a second time. The PL made a mistake not adopting it.

  • lesh

    Aug 14, 2018 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #112


    So you’ve thrown the blog to pot this time – just to make point.

    You’re an oaf of the first order.

  • Jib

    Aug 14, 2018 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #113


    Better to throw the blog to pot – to make thepoint.
    So it doesn’t happen again.
    To do it because you’re thick as a bulls lug and incapable
    of holding more than one thought in your tiny mind

  • lesh

    Aug 14, 2018 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #114

    Peter @51

    I agree with you that the Labour Party will never be a credible option for voters as long as Corbyn’s leading it.

    His policies and priciples, although laudible in sincere are unrealistic when it comes to attracting sufficient support from the electorate. He and his allies need to be less radical and temper the message to attract a majority vote to get rid of and keep the emerging right wing out.

    Anyway, enough of the P word and I, being hopeful, wish for Ashley out!

  • Tramp

    Aug 14, 2018 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #115

    Blog post about a young talent at Newcastle United and 114 comments in… 1 single comment in any relation to this.

    Rarely have time to thrash out something myself to add to discussion but always look forward to reading what everyone’s opinions are…

  • lesh

    Aug 14, 2018 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #116


    Have you thought about posting under the name of Hermes, the mythological fountain of all knowledge?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 14, 2018 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #117

    You don’t have to be a gynecologist to spot what you are 😀

  • Jib

    Aug 14, 2018 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #118

    Apollo was knowledge
    Hermes was the messenger
    shit can you get anything right

  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 14, 2018 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #119

    chicken hawk
    noun: chicken hawk; plural noun: chicken hawks; noun: chickenhawk; plural noun: chickenhawks
    a hawk of a type that is reputed to prey on domestic fowl.
    an older man who seeks younger men or boys as sexual partners

  • ShirebrookToon

    Aug 14, 2018 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #120


    More like Hermes the parcel delivery company.


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