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Midfielder Fails To Lure Former Newcastle Winger To Join Him At Loan Club

A couple of weeks ago it was reported that former Newcastle midfielder Callum Roberts had earned a trial with League One club Rotherham United.

Roberts, who was released from Newcastle this summer, had just scored a hat-trick with Blyth Spartans the day before the news broke. He had joined Blyth on a non-contract in late August.

However, Callum never made it to Rotherham due to an illness. Yesterday, their manager Paul Warne indicated that he was still willing to take a look at the 22-year-old.

Apparently, Newcastle’s Dan Barlaser, who is on loan at Rotherham, had suggested Roberts to his manager leading to the proposed trial.

Speaking to the Rotherham Advertiser, Paul Warne had this to say about his understanding of the situation with Callum Roberts:

“He’s had tonsillitis, he’s had something else. He was brought to our attention, He’s doing quite well at Blyth Spartans. Dan asked if we would have a look at him. We have a pretty open-door policy here so we didn’t mind.

“For now, we haven’t been able to make it work. Callum hasn’t been fit or well. Until he contacts us, nothing is occurring. The door is still open but at the moment I don’t see anything happening.”

However, Callum Roberts has decided to forego the trial with Rotherham and continue under former-Magpie Lee Clark. Late yesterday evening, Blyth Spartans announced that Roberts had signed a contract with them.

Roberts has been outstanding for Blyth since joining them. He has scored 9 goals in 9 appearances. His signing will provide a sigh of relief for Lee Clark as he looks to drag Blyth out of the National League North cellar.

14 comments so far

  • Trent1211

    Oct 11, 2019 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #1


    Oct 11, 2019 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #31

    Best comment I’ve read on here in some time. 83’s superiority complex when it comes to the accounts and his “I’m more financially literate than thou” needed calling out. Badly.

  • Trent1211

    Oct 11, 2019 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #2

    Let’s say I think people overstate Ashley’s malign influence (I don’t I think it’s far worse than we know based on the evidence actually available to us. But let’s say I did)


    Answers on a postcard to K.Bishop, 48 Dean Street, London, W1D 5BF

  • bettyswallocks

    Oct 11, 2019 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #3

    Munster is obviously nobody’s fool.

    Surely there must be somebody out there willing to adopt him.

  • JohnReese

    Oct 11, 2019 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #4

    Rob, from previous I wouldn’t say it’s a failure either, if he makes it eventually. Sometimes you need to get out of your comfort zone to be able to push on and I’m sure the same applies to a lot of footballers.

    I’m perhaps giving them credit they don’t deserve here as well but I’d like to think the club looked at him as someone who could potentially make it in another few years but as a club we wouldn’t be able to give him the opportunities so for the best for his career we let him move on.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 11, 2019 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Engerland looking pretty devoid of ideas up top, hopefully sort it out at half time. I thought I heard them say we haven’t won there in nesrly a hundred years?? I must have misheard!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 11, 2019 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #6

    The family that foes has to take geordietom and Jib as part of the bundle. It’s a non starter.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 11, 2019 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #7


  • Jib

    Oct 11, 2019 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #8

    The thing is folk regard kids not making it in the PL as a failure when in reality footballers can still make a decent career and secure their future in lower divisions
    Adam Armstrong is on 728k pa on a 4 year deal at Blackburn

    Not bad for a kid from West Denton

  • geordietom

    Oct 11, 2019 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #9

    jail is this you ??? …

    “Napoleon Complex” is a theorized inferiority complex normally attributed to people of short stature. It is characterized by overly-aggressive or domineering social behavior, such as lying about earnings, and carries the implication that such behavior is compensatory for the subject’s physical or social shortcomings.

  • geordietom

    Oct 11, 2019 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #10

    jail was told he has the perfect face for the Radio …

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 11, 2019 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #11

    No geordietom it’s not. Ask OP or Genjikai, as for earnings, I’ve never once mentioned my wages on here.

  • toon22

    Oct 11, 2019 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #12


    It’s never Jabbas fault


  • lesh

    Oct 11, 2019 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #13

    You don’t consider selling the club’s land to his son-in-law isn’t as bad as him setting up deals with his own companies? Selling land’s worse – once it’s gone and developed, it’s gone, lost whereas contracts can be cancelled. Ashley won’t be content till he’s taken everything he can from Nufc, leaving a carcass to rot.


    Cheers bonny lad

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 11, 2019 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #14

    From The Guardian
    “Geordie dialect gannin out of fashion”
    The Geordie sing-song tone familiar along the Tyne is likely to survive, according to academics, but the shite patter of geordietom is killing its unique vocabulary with alarming speed.
    Research into a previously unstudied archive of taped interviews with people who had similarly bad craic as geordietom and equally as shite patter in Gateshead recorded 33 years ago revealed words and phrases which few young contemporary Geordies would know.


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