Good Move By Kinnear To Hand Lovenkrands A Trial

As we’ve reported this morning, Peter Lovenkrands is on a week’s loan at Newcastle and Joe Kinnear has talked about the potential signing today.


Peter Lovenkrands – on a week’s loan on Tyneside

The Horsholm, Denmark born Lovenkrands – who was supposed to be joining us under Sir Bobby Robson before suddenly moving to Rangers at the last minute, as released from his contract at German side Schalke 04 by mutual consent, and he is now looking for a new club, and it looks like we are the first club in for the Danish International.

With his wife Scottish, Newcastle would be a convenient location for the player and his family, and we’re sure he’s very keen to join the famous Tyneside club, with the best fans in the game.

Kinnear talked about Peter today:

“I met Peter over lunch yesterday and he started with us on a week-long trial today.” “He’ll be with us all week and then we can make a decision.”

“But he’s a player we are pleased to have with us and one with a vast amount of experience to offer us.”

“He is still a player who has so much to offer us.” “Pace wise he has bags of it and I think that he is the sort of player who will get fans off their seats.”

“He’s keen to join us and still has the hunger to play well at the top level.”

Lovenkrands started his career with Danish side Akademisk Boldklub before joining Rangers where he made 182 appearances, scoring 54 times and winning two SPL titles, and also got some good experience in the European Champions League, since Ranger and Celtic qualify for that every year, with so little competition in Scotland.

We’re pleased to hear that Peter still has some pace, because that was one of the highlights of his play that had Bobby Robson keen to sing the youngster in 2000.

In fact we’ll be pleased whatever happens to Peter, because if we sign him we assume he’s good enough for the club, and if we don’t then he hasn’t impressed enough , and better to learn that before we sign the player.

It’s a no lose situation for Joe Kinnear and the club, and we’re pleased Joe want to take a look at Peter this week before deciding – it’s a sensible move.

Comments welcome.

37 comments so far

  • Kash

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #1

    Hopefully he still has his legs. I remember Geremi used to be quick, but look at him now!!!

  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #2

    Its a good move to have a look at him first. He cant be any worse than what we have.

  • Pons Aelius

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #3

    Are there any Gers fans available to comment on this one.? I really don’t know what to think about Lovenkrands.

    So far I’ve felt distinctly underwhelmed.

  • Micky Toon

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #4

    Decent player, but has a whiff of has been about him. Still if he comes at the right price then he could be a decent asset to the team, especially considering our current position.

  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #5

    Good luck to the lad!

    If it works out it works out and if not – nothing ventured etc. We have been screaming out for depth. Might not be for the priority positions but its a option isnt it.

    Will sit back and see what happens.

  • beyethegreat

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #6

    is any1 else’s comments not showing

  • bowburnmag

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #7

    Pardon my naivety but can he partake in competitive games? I know Ali Dia infamously played for Souness but wasn’t sure if there were any rule around it?

  • Mark_S

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #8

    Pons… Feel the same way mate..

  • Tom

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #9

    Well if he can offer something on the right wing, and have Jonas on the left, we could have some pretty good wing options!

  • Will I am

    Jan 12, 2009 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #10

    Ed Harrison I wish u would put a tool on the blog to see were the fans of NUFC come from because it seems am the only ugandan on this blog.

  • Dragonera

    Jan 12, 2009 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #11


    I agree, we need a threat on the right to equal Jonas on the left. Whether Lovenkrands is that threat, i don’t know. However, if he impresses in the trial then he will be signed, if he doesn’t, he wont. No risk here at all.

  • pdidy

    Jan 12, 2009 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #12

    How about Jonas on the right and Nzogbia on the left? Arguably the best wing pair in the prem!Duff for back up isn’t bad.
    As far as Lovenkrands is concerned, gald to give him a trial but if this is the level of incomming players then its going to be a long five months!

  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 12, 2009 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #13

    Tom – lovenkrands is very left-footed and he isn’t anywhere near as good on the wing (he is poor there) as he is upfront.

    Mick Toon – Is a free transfer a decent price? 🙂

  • Mark_S

    Jan 12, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #14

    Tom_Toon… are you ZeTom on 606???

  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 12, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #15


  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 12, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #16

    Well if its on NUFC website Its official.

    We will probably hear by Sat (hopefully)

  • Mark_S

    Jan 12, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #17

    DazzlingTwoToes… at your service ha ha

  • Bowburnmag – Players on trial can only play in friendlies or reserve games. No offical first team games.

  • Mark_S

    Jan 12, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #19

    who else gets on here from 606..

  • bowburnmag

    Jan 12, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #20

    Tom_Toon – great shout but alas nothing in this world is free. He will cost us a signing-on fee, probably a decent wedge-per-week and a substantial amount of baby oil. Peter loves his pin-up posing. So we’ll need to assess the situation (provided he hasn’t become 2009’s Wayne Fereday).

  • bowburnmag

    Jan 12, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #21

    Cheers Ever seen etc…

  • beyethegreat

    Jan 12, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #22

    if he is a striker we dont need him if anything we would be best without him as he will just be another hinder the development of our youngstaers ie carroll ranger

  • Will I am

    Jan 12, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #23

    @Mark_S 606 sucks because of Davidmoyeswife bustard doesn’t like us.

  • Mark_S

    Jan 12, 2009 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #24

    Will… I learnt to ignore him.. thought it was funny though that everyone started to post recipes on all his postings though.. :-)..

  • a.l 9

    Jan 12, 2009 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #25

    pdidy it woudn’t be the anywhere near the best wing pair in the league as Charlie is over rated (by himself) and cannot cross.

    Lovenkrands is quick there’s no doubt about that, just hope he still has the touch to put his speed to good effect and take on defenders, and ofcourse hope he can put a decent ball into the box.

  • punk skunk...

    Jan 12, 2009 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #26

    Who knows, he could be our ‘new’ Sibierski?..

    …Which would be nice!..


  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 12, 2009 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #27

    He cant put a decent ball in the box, he is an almost OK striker, who is a poor winger.

  • Piers

    Jan 12, 2009 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #28

    But TT he’s got speed, he’s another Zogs if you ask me……gives us the ability to sell Zogs.

  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 12, 2009 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #29

    He is a massive downgrade from Zoggy and I doubt Lovenkrands has much speed anymore, he has been injured so much in the last 3 years.

  • Piers

    Jan 12, 2009 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #30

    I disagree…….its not like Zogs has progressed like we thought he would

  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 12, 2009 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #31

    Even if Zog wet backsard to when he was 16 he’d be better than Lovenkrands.

  • JonnyNufc

    Jan 12, 2009 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #32

    Realistically i think we all know we’re getting this lad because theres no transfer fee.

    Much like Gutierrez…tho he atleast bought out his contract and wasnt just let go.

    Surely anytime a player is simple let go by a current team they’re missing one of two things.

    A: Ability or B: The passion to prove they still had ability to that club.

    Doesnt look positive to me…hope im proved wrong.

  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 12, 2009 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #33

    He is missing both I am afraid.

  • The Real Entertainers

    Jan 12, 2009 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #34

    Ok another left winger wouldnt be any fans or even the coaches first choice to have through the doors.

    But, hes another player that we desperately need.

    The lad is very fast and although not outstanding in any other department, he still has enough to be a good squad player.

    I honestly think the lad could be an impact player coming off the bench, any one pace really has impact when thrown on late into games.

    Hey lets hope this is the start of the incomings

  • Doocey

    Jan 12, 2009 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #35

    Would be a decent signing IMO. Got speed and a heart. Hopefully, he’l add dimention to the team if he signs 🙂

  • Alex

    Jan 12, 2009 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #36

    The lad has a good pass and can cross the ball very well ,better than Nzogbia . If and its a big if , he still has the speed then this lad will give us options and we could give Nzogbia a try in CM . Peter can operate Left and right wing and although he sometimes plays as a striker that is definitely not his natural position . I have a good feeling about this lad .

  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 12, 2009 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #37

    He cant cross and his final ball is shocking! Where have some of you been all his career!

    Striker is his best position by a distance. Rangers fan say it is.


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