web analytics

Former Newcastle United Player Joins Blyth Spartans

Callum Roberts, who was released from Newcastle earlier this summer, had a trial at Middlesborough a few weeks ago. It seemed like a good opportunity for the lad born in South Shields as they were coached by former Newcastle defender Jonathan Woodgate.

However, the trial did not work out for the twenty-two-year-old and he was not offered a contract with the club.

Roberts will now get an opportunity under another former Magpie with Lee Clark and Blyth Spartans. Callum played under Lee on loan at Kilmarnock in 2017.

Blyth have announced the signing of Callum on their Twitter account. He will also join our goalkeeper Nathan Harker who is on loan at Blyth.

We wish Callum all the best and hope he can get his career jumpstarted at Blyth.

21 comments so far

  • Belfast

    Aug 30, 2019 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #1

    The current injuries could be down to pre season or a very ill prepared pre season. It was a bit of a circus with Bruce only turning up in the latter stages to be fair.

  • Belfast

    Aug 30, 2019 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #3

    Or it’s just bad luck.

  • hibbit

    Aug 30, 2019 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #4

    I personal think its a little bit of everything you mention with a large splash of our old friend bad luck !!!!!!!

  • toon22

    Aug 30, 2019 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #5

    Its not bad luck

    Jabba knew Rafa was leaving months in advance, did nowt
    We have a threadbare squad, its there for all to see.
    Jabba hasnt let any manager build a decent squad, he dont like the wage bill
    We dont have the facilities to look after our thin squad, take a look at the wheelie bins and paddling pools

    Every woe we currently face is all down to one guy and his colossal greed and ego

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 30, 2019 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #6

    The problem with Richie leaving is we lose his battling qualities and sometimes that has been enough to spur the team on to keep fighting to get a result!

    Willems now injured as well so nobody can just slot right into the formation who is comfortable!!

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 30, 2019 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #7

    Disaster re Ritchie but typical Ashley. Cnut.

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 30, 2019 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #8

    Shows how hard it is to become a pro. This guy was highly touted.

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 30, 2019 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #9


    On you below 15000 crowd prediction for the Leicester game and your response.

    You are, as usual, ignoring the point.

    The real point is your prediction was just another way of negging on, dissing the manager and team, adding to the supposed turmoil and desperation at the club and the apathy of the fans.

    It was a prediction you wanted to come true so that all of the above could be trumpeted triumphantly on the blog.

    And you call ME a sad old man?!

    Of course winning at Spurs helped – but is that not what we wanted as fans??

    The bigger the crowd against Leicester the better for the team – but is that not what we wanted as fans??

    And as for our record ÂŁ40M signing that you say helped – he didn’t play.

    And neither did Almiron or ASM – those three would have added at least 5,000 on.

    So, the bottom line is you (and OP) were wrong.

    And, wrong for all the wrong reasons.

    Slam Ashley as much as you want, he is fair game.

    But wishing doom and gloom and low crowds on the team is rank bad in my opinion.

    That is the real point.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 30, 2019 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #10

    A lot of bad luck imo but the way we have to play could be a contributing factor.

    Last ditch tackles and throwing yourself around on blocks plus the chasing around to close opponents down must be a heavy physical strain on muscles and ligaments.

    We need to hold the ball more and improve our passing game, sideways passing is boring but as Bill Shankly used to say they can’t score if they don’t have the ball.

  • Jib

    Aug 30, 2019 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #11

    R.I.P. Xana , Luis Enrique’s daughter taken at the age of 9
    by bone cancer – we now know why he left as manager of
    Spain in June , for personal reasons.

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 30, 2019 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #12


    Just noticed your cringing reply to me pulling you up for your wrong Leicester crowd prediction.

    Read my reply to Jail.

    What’s your excuse for being wrong??

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 30, 2019 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #13

    Shame about Callum, I thought he was one for the future with us.

    He is still in football however and at 22 can still go on to better things, hope he does and good luck to him.

    Mind you Blyth aren’t exactly setting their league alight, rock bottom at the moment, so he has a big challenge joining them.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 30, 2019 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #14

    As for Shelvey I’ve never thought of him as a lazy player, I reckon his own assessment is correct and if you watch him he is always on the move looking for space and the chance to lay the ball off quickly, which he does with great skill.

    He’s far from the ‘Hollywood’ attempting passer he is usually labelled as and most of the time the ‘Hollywood’ passes do succeed and they go to where he’s tried to put them, not his fault that they are often not anticipated.

    As for him not being able to play in certain setups and systems that’s nonsense people who say that ought to go back to watching ‘Netball’

  • Australian Pie

    Aug 30, 2019 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #15

    Shelvey isn’t lazy but is also not an engine like Hayden or Longstaff which is what we need from our 2 CM sitting.

    He just hasn’t gelled with this current starting group of players so well. I think if Shelvey plays Almiron really needs to start making runs in behind defenders and not collecting the ball short from MF which is how he has been playing this season

  • Australian Pie

    Aug 30, 2019 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #16

    Injury front is dire very unlucky with both Ritchie and Willems hurt, a real shame as right now is Willems chance to grab that position for himself, hopefully assessments today go well.

    International break has come at a good time for us to settle knocks and get our squad plumped up again

  • dougie

    Aug 30, 2019 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #17

    Bad news all round regarding the injuries situation,got to hope that the guys that will slot in to the squad tomorrow are up to the job.Typical Jabba planning this though,spend as little as possible and hope for the best.The squads light in key areas and a few injuries was always going to weaken us badly.If we show the same fight as in the last 2 matches I think we will win.Going for 1-0.Hwtl.

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 30, 2019 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #18


    Oh no, stop the press my guesstimation was wrong.

    The highlight of your day is to have a go at myself or jail and I find that hilarious.

    I hope you know I laugh my tits off every time you post, it makes my day knowing I piss you off.


  • Australian Pie

    Aug 30, 2019 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #19

    Krafth Schar Lascelles Dummett Manquillo
    ****** Hayden Longstaff ******
    ***Almiron Joelinton Atsu***

  • G

    Aug 30, 2019 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #20

    EGB, with regard to Blyth Spartans not exactly setting the league alight, I’m fairly certain Lee Clark knew he needed to rebuild the side fully as most of the established team had left at the end of the last season. I still think it’s a risky move him going non-league management, however, I’m also sure that once he has an established team their results will improve significantly.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 30, 2019 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #21

    Certainly hope so, Spennymoor and Gateshead are nearly as bad at the moment, the area could do with all of the teams picking up.


You must log in to post a comment.