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Former Winger And Local Lad Gets Trial At Middlesborough


Ex-Newcastle winger Callum Roberts has been handed a trial with Middlesborough in the Championship. He will appear in their U23 match against Stoke City this evening.

Roberts is a local lad who was born in South Shields, and was highly-rated at Newcastle as a youngster. He never developed as Newcastle had hoped and was released earlier this summer.

The twenty-two-year-old had a disappointing loan spell at League Two club Colchester in January. He ended up making only 3 substitute appearances before returning to Newcastle. Prior to that, he had been on loan to Gateshead in 2015 and Scottish club Kilmarnock in 2017.

Roberts only managed two appearances for the Newcastle first team. He was, however, able to score a goal in the FA Cup match at Blackburn this past January.

This is an opportunity for Callum to get his career on track. He had been linked with Greek club Panathinaikos earlier this year. Panathinaikos’s technical director is former Newcastle defender Nikos Dabizas.

He will hope to get a chance to impress former Magpie and current Middlesborough manager Jonathan Woodgate.


19 comments so far

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 16, 2019 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #1

    Good luck lad

    2
  • RobLeenio

    Aug 16, 2019 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #2

    Callum Roberts is too good to have finished his career already. Whether he’s good enough for the premier League is another matter, but he could be.

    Sadly, he’ll have to prove that elsewhere, but good luck to him at the Boro, it could well be an ideal fit for both parties.

    0
  • RobLeenio

    Aug 16, 2019 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #3

    On a campsite in France, just seen a bloke in Speedos with a massive beer gut and skinny little legs sorting out the satellite dishes for three different caravans.

    Jib?

    😉

    15
  • Jib

    Aug 16, 2019 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Sounds like a perfect description

    3
  • Jib

    Aug 16, 2019 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #5

    Did he have a huge tattoo of Mike Ashley across his back ?

    10
  • Munster Mag

    Aug 16, 2019 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #6

    Always thought he was going to come through at nufc

    0
  • bettyswallocks

    Aug 16, 2019 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #7

    Jib regretting that he can’t urinate petrol. PMSL , LMFAO , spilt coffee all over the keyboard, laughed uncontrollably until I cried with my sides splitting. Some things just tickle the old chuckle muscle and that was one of them.

    8
  • bettyswallocks

    Aug 16, 2019 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #8

    Poor Jib does get some stick and deservedly so when he thinks Ki must have been injured to have been left out of the squad when he was quite clearly not part of the plan.

    5
  • Jib

    Aug 16, 2019 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #9

    bettyswallocks
    We’ve seen some of the pics aimed by you at Jesper
    No need to confirm you have a weird sense of humour

    Nope – sense of humour doesn’t quite cover it

    Any suggestions ?

    1
  • Jib

    Aug 16, 2019 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #10

    bettyswallocks
    Poor Jib does get some stick and deservedly so

    Remember when I sorted some boxing out for you
    when you were abroad ?

    Guess what ?

    5
  • martoon

    Aug 16, 2019 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #11

    Evening lads & lasses – final call for Blog Predictions and then I’ll close this tomorrow morning!

    I’m keeping the categories the same as last year – to remind you they are:
    Final League Position
    Final No. of Points
    League Cup Round (2:Entry, 7:Final)
    FA Cup Round (3:Entry, 8:Final)
    Player of the Season (Blog)
    Top Goal Scorer (League & Cup)
    No. of Goals for Top Goal Scorer

    When doing your prediction could you please put martoon in the post – then I can find it easily.

    So far I have predictions from:
    martoon
    Mrs martoon
    c-dog
    Mag:P
    The mighty wyn
    Nicky the ball tosser
    simon376
    Reilly
    Australian Pie
    Jail for Ashley
    danishmag
    DubaiMicky
    Nostradamus “MA Clown”
    The next Mike Williamson
    GeordieTwo
    dig-n-dig22
    ronaldo aarons
    NY Mag
    Shot Bru
    Sports Direct FC
    ChicoUSA
    SredniVashtar
    Mindshaft
    NezzaNUFC
    Mund
    one fine day
    JackBall
    Clasol
    RobLeenio
    Asi Fish
    Bills Son Is Back
    swemag
    giimps
    Paully
    Essex Geordie Bill
    #BoycottAshley ( OP)
    toon kk
    Jib
    jasper
    Lascelles sells sea shells 
    bettyswallocks
    Moonraker15
    Oldgit1
    Belfast
    MG-Man
    Cyrus Varten
    toonluvva
    ScoopSouthAfrica
    lochinvar
    Rob1971
    Budge123
    Charlie in the Gallowgate
    hibbit
    Goofy
    barkel
    Shoulders knees
    MadisonToon
    G
    cleveleysbob
    Mag52
    Munster Mag
    willowdalerez
    bill
    JohnJ
    cockneymafiaout
    thereallowickmag
    Bruce
    BenbulbenMag
    Markaccus
    Billy Whitehursts V sign
    Spellcheck
    droppy in Wallsend
    thatmatt
    magscar
    JohnReese
    DaveD1000
    welshgeordie9
    Dagwoodz
    Nufc 4ever
    The Newcastle Armchair
    Our Toon
    investinyouthtoon
    Mister Tuff
    jane
    wynsleap
    Lovem or Hatem
    Andymax
    catchy in norway
    SA Toon
    B1GSTEVE
    nufc13789
    GosforthMan
    jon
    Legolas

    Apologies if I’ve missed you – just repost and ensure you include my name!

    Also:
    Lascelles sells sea shells – you need a Final League Position
    toonluvva – you need a Player of the Season

    2
  • ctommo

    Aug 16, 2019 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #12

    Took a blog break, came back just in time for Martoons last call.

    Marton, top man for doing this each year by the way.

    Final League Position- 14th
    Final No. of Points – 48
    League Cup Round (2:Entry, 7:Final) – QF
    FA Cup Round (3:Entry, 8:Final) – Round 5
    Player of the Season (Blog) – Almiron
    Top Goal Scorer (League & Cup) – Joelinton
    No. of Goals for Top Goal Scorer – 15

    2
  • bettyswallocks

    Aug 16, 2019 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #13

    Jib……… I did appreciate your efforts to find me the boxing link even though it didn’t work. However that doesn’t make you immune from the stick you rightfully receive.

    5
  • Ron Knee

    Aug 16, 2019 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #14

    toonluvva, where are you-ou-ou…

    1
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 16, 2019 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #15

    Bleatin n Bruced – reckon you’ll top out at 4 hearts as usual Bills Son.

    CORRECT!!

    But your replies topped out at 2.

    So,

    Twice as many agreed with my opinion than yours.

    Hahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!

    3
  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 16, 2019 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #16

    Let’s try to pull together lads, like a great team. Remember the saying: the team that oonts together groonts together. I think that says it all really…..

    1
  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 16, 2019 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #17

    The team is decent. The head coach is terrible. Does any other club have that kind of setup? I doubt it. Presence in the Prem is just too valuable to take a chance like that unless you are an idiot. Sound familiar Mikey?

    4
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Aug 16, 2019 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #18

    I think Bruce is a capable enough manager, but no Rafa, and so it’s likely gonna be more the individual quality of the players that will dictate where we finish this season, rather than the way they are prepared, which was much the case the previous two.

    The group looks potentially very good, but the problem we’ve got is that he’s been given a largely unproven forward line. You’d have far more more faith in Rafa bringing them along and getting the best out of them over the course of a season. Guiding them through their inevitable ups and downs and giving them the mental toughness to battle on for every possible chance, goal and point, and getting them playing as part of a competitive unit both with and without the ball.

    We probably won’t get all that from Steve Bruce, so it’ll more come down more to simply how good the players actually are. A team that is the sum of its parts rather than more than the sum of its parts, as it was with Rafa, and of course if the crowd turns on him then it becomes very difficult.

    I like Steve Bruce, and wish him well, but he’s gonna have a tough job on his hands if St Max and Joelinton in particular don’t hit the ground running and if we can’t get Andy Carroll consistently fit to play.

    We’ve already seen a lack of preparedness compared to Rafa, who would never have overseen the sort of disarray we saw in the last 30 minutes v Arsenal. But it’s early doors in that regard. The greater concern is how his young inexperienced forward line copes in a very competitive unforgiving league. If their heads drop, we’re are in real trouble, because we very probably won’t stay up if their cover becomes first choice.

    4
  • The Wife

    Aug 17, 2019 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #19

    Martoon!

    Sorry to leave this ’til the last moment, and also no idea what I’m doing, but I will play! 🙂

    Final League Position – 17
    Final No. of Points – 35
    League Cup Round (2:Entry, 7:Final) – 4
    FA Cup Round (3:Entry, 8:Final) – 4
    Player of the Season (Blog) – ALMIRON
    Top Goal Scorer (League & Cup) – MAXIMIN
    No. of Goals for Top Goal Scorer – 15

    2

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