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Former Newcastle Youngster Earns Trial At League One Club

Former Newcastle United youngster Callum Roberts scored a hat-trick on Saturday to help Blyth Spartans seal a 3-1 victory over Telford United.

The Yorkshire Post are reporting that Callum has earned a trail at League One club Rotherham United. Rotherham is where Newcastle midfielder Dan Barlaser is currently on loan. He is said to be heading there this week to start his trial.

Roberts had a trial last month at Middlesborough but failed to secure a contract. He ended up joining Lee Clark at Blyth late last month. He has proven that he is at least a few levels above the National League North as he has scored 7 goals in his 8 appearances.

The 22-year-old made just 2 first-team appearances for Newcastle. He was released this summer after failing to get a new deal. It would be great if Callum could get a deal at Rotherham and play again with fellow local lad Dan Barlaser.

23 comments so far

  • Cathedral on the hill

    Sep 30, 2019 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #1

    Mark Douglas




    I spoke to Van Bronckhorst’s agent when the job came up. He really, really fancied it – said there was a detailed blueprint for how he could make it work. #nufc pretty much dismissed it out of hand.

  • Just a fan

    Sep 30, 2019 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #2

    Swamp scumbags and trailor trash.really Mr tuff.
    And we all thought you were a gentleman.
    Ps I’ve seen more drunken behaviour at royal Ascot than Newcastle races.

  • lochinvar

    Sep 30, 2019 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #3

    Ashley really needs to improve his decision making. Another piss take that was.

    Payday lender Wonga mis-sold loans to hundreds of thousands of people who will only receive a fraction of the compensation payments they are owed.
    Administrators for the lender, which collapsed in August 2018, have revealed that 389,621 eligible claims have been made since Wonga’s demise.

  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 30, 2019 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #4

    Repost. Bus missed.

    Sep 30, 2019 at 3:03 PM
    Comment #7
    Has the dust settled yet?

    What a bloody awful showing in the last 2 games (plus Norwich).

    At 1st yesterday, I thought we might be going to give it a go, but after Muto’s mixed up feet issue, we just went downhill and frighteningly fast!

    My big issue with the team at the moment Is that they don’t seem to want the ball, compare our efforts to reclaim possession with Leicester’s or Brighton’s and they were all over us to break up our play and get the ball back – we on the other hand just back off them all the time and give them space to play – we are simply frightened to have the ball, don’t know what to with it and when we lose it usually within seconds of getting it, don’t want it back!!!

    This, in a nutshell is the problem with Mike Ashley’s continued lack of investment over the years of his ownership, we now have a team that (in this league) are scared to take responsibility for their own (mostly limited) ability and avoid keeping the ball, which if my memory serves me right is the whole point of this game – it’s called football for Gods sake, you get the ball, pass it around between your team mates and try to get into the little oblong (netted) box at the other end!!

    Always felt we had a chance to do this under Rafa, in fact as someone pointed out earlier, we played “top 6” level football from Feb onwards last season, where the hell has that gone? Oh I know, MA wanted to make £28.5M profit from our top scorer and wouldn’t buy our 2nd top scorer, but he did bring back the perpetually crocked Geordie hero, so that’s all right then.

    I’m so bloody depressed with this shambles at the moment, glad to see most of the press now sticking the metaphorical knife into Ashley, it’s only about 9 years too late!! A holes!!

  • lochinvar

    Sep 30, 2019 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #5

    From Luke Edwards.
    Newcastle United’s players remained completely silent during a brutal appraisal of their dismal performance at Leicester City by manager Steve Bruce as he questioned both their desire and ability to play for the club.
    Bruce has been a largely supportive figure for the squad during his short reign at Newcastle, but his patience has snapped after Sunday’s humiliating 5-0 defeat.
    In an expletive-ridden outburst minutes after the final whistle, Bruce questioned the attitude of his players and accused some of them of trying to hide behind him since he was appointed as Rafa Benitez’s replacement…

    Supportive ?
    Of what exactly ?
    Accusing your players of hiding behind his skirt so to speak is not how to win friends or lead a team.
    On that surmise alone he’s lost the changing room.
    Charmless has lost any credibility
    Ashley lost the plot years ago.

    Where are the students form Hong Kong when you need them.

  • toon22

    Sep 30, 2019 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #6

    The traitor has no clue what so ever
    He’s picking that team
    It’s his “ tactics”

    He has had players run over to him to tell him “ it’s not working “

    If he honestly thinks it’s the players fault he’s got real problems

  • Mr G

    Sep 30, 2019 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #7

    Hi guys, been following this blog for years but this is my first post.
    Had an idea recently that would take a bit of planning and I’m not sure how feasible it would be but here goes.
    I doubt that the boycott will ever reach 100% but what if there was a way to make the gallowgate empty for a televised game and ask wor flags to produce a flag the same size as the one for the liverpool game last season that would let the media know exactly what is wrong with the current state of the club?
    Like I said I don’t know if that would even be possible or if anyone has suggested it yet but it was just a thought.

  • toon22

    Sep 30, 2019 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #8


    It’s a shame we’re all thick northerners


  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 30, 2019 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #9

    I’m not saying Joelinton is a waste of money he may well come good under a different manager, my point was that you’d have been slating him relentlessly had Rafa been in charge.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 30, 2019 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #10

    Bruce is out of his depth. Charnley won’t sack him and he won’t leave. This team is dead cert to be relegated in 20th place at the moment.

    Simply alongside with Derby and Sunderland, one of the worst teams to grace the Premier league.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 30, 2019 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #11

    He’s big enough for them all to hide behind him mind.

  • Mindshaft

    Sep 30, 2019 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #12

    Couldn’t make it up, Bruce tells them they are a f’ing shambles then gives them day off on Monday to reflect on how naughty they’ve been

  • Mindshaft

    Sep 30, 2019 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #13

    he should have fined them all a weeks wages and got them in 07:00 a.m for triple training session

  • toon22

    Sep 30, 2019 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #14

    That’s the problem
    He is taking training

    He’s clueless

  • Mindshaft

    Sep 30, 2019 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #15

    toon22 – It’s a catch22 situation

  • Jib

    Sep 30, 2019 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #16

    I think letting the players have their own meeting is good management.
    I wouldn’t like to cross swords with an angry big lump like Jamaal or Andy
    or a little terrier like Ritchie.

  • martoon

    Sep 30, 2019 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #17

    Mindshaft @12 – Bruce deserves criticism for a lot of things but for this I can see the logic. If they came in today when it’s all still raw there would probably be a lot of shouting and bad feeling. Instead take time out for a day (after all the Man U game is next Sunday) reflect on things and come in tomorrow a bit calmer,sort things out & regroup.

  • Ron Knee

    Sep 30, 2019 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #18

    “…reflect on things and come in tomorrow a bit calmer, sort things out & regroup.”

    I expect we’ll see a lot of that over the next months, martoon.

  • Oldgit1

    Sep 30, 2019 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #19

    Regarding Ki, I watched him, hoping he would get the team going, but for what ever reason he was garbage. His passes were all over the place and showed no interest at all.

    Isn’t he in his last year of his contract, with Shelvey injured and Longstaff not appearing match fit have we anyone in the squad who are either a DM or AM, I can’t think of one unless it is ASM and Matty. It just shows how short in numbers of midfielders we have, suppose it doesn’t help having 3 RBs.

  • Jib

    Sep 30, 2019 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #20

    Ashleys Florida properties in Miami beach which he sold for $45M
    this spring , are only about 10 miles away from General American Capital Partners’
    offices – the group which is supposed to be backing Kenyon.

    Was he not rumoured to be in Florida for a good while in January ?

  • toon22

    Sep 30, 2019 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #21



    Nobody believes that rubbish, he’s no intention of selling

  • Moonraker15

    Sep 30, 2019 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #22

    Still on the payroll I see!
    That brochure they provided was probably the one produced for the previously unsuccessful bid, hence the reference to European experience!
    It’s more relevant that fatso is a mate of Kenyon who is probably helping him try to placate the fans, but he’s pushing shit up hill on this one!
    35 thousand gate v Man Utd on the cards!

  • Munster Mag

    Sep 30, 2019 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #23

    No Jail , I wouldnt have slagged Joel yet under rafa. Needs more time. I didnt slag murphy for ages. Fair and balanced , balanced and fair. I did say Rafa was a fool to fancy that Dutch lump and Sturridge though. And he was.


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