Peter Lovenkrands So Happy At Newcastle


It looks like Peter Lovenkrands is more than happy at Newcastle United, and it also appears that the player and his wife have settled quickly in the North East.

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Lovenkrands scores Newcastle second goal yesterday – yes!!!!

And, with the family home just a couple of hours north in Glasgow, the 29-year-old has quickly adapted to Newcastle United, and of course scored his first goal for the club yesterday in the so vital 3-2 win against West Brom at The Hawthorns.

Peter Talked to The Scotsman late last week:

“When I came home after my first training session, my wife said, ‘what’s up with you?’ I was just so happy.”

“When I walked into the dressing room, everyone was so nice. It helped that I had the Scottish accent. I’m not like a lot of foreigners.”

“I can talk to anybody. And the way the team is run is much more relaxed. In Germany, you felt like you were constantly in handcuffs.”

“Here, you can eat lunch when you feel like it, not when you’re told to.”

The City of Newcastle of course, has all the emotion and intensity of Glasgow, and the football fans are renowned for their terrific support of their team.

Lovenkrands has represented his country in two major finals, and in his games room at home, he has 10 framed strips hanging on the wall, and one of them is that of new team-mate Michael Owen.

He acquired it at the 2002 World Cup after Denmark had lost to England in the second round. Despite not playing in the 3-0 defeat, he quickly sought out the man who had long been his inspiration as a youngster.

To now be in the same team as Michael is certainly something the Dane could never have expected back in 2002, when Michael was an inspiration to him.

Lovenkrands didn’t particularly like his time at Schalke 04 in Germany, and his Glaswegian wife just couldn’t settle in Germany.

But it now looks like Peter and his wife are more than happy at Newcastle, where they’ve been just 3 weeks, and where he is hoping to get a longer term contract in the summer.

Lovenkrands said:

“I want to do everything I can to help this club.”

Peter looked a class act yesterday, playing up front with Shola Ameobi, and he was unlucky not to get a couple more goals. He looked very sharp, and we expect him to keep his place against Everton in a couple of weeks time.

Certainly if Peter continues to play like he played yesterday, he should have no worries about extending his time at the Tyneside club in the summer.

And this lad was a free transfer!

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55 comments so far

  • Indian toon

    Feb 8, 2009 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #1

    wish kinnear a speedy recover. we need u joe kinnear. cmon get us out of relegation.

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  • shearer4pm

    Feb 8, 2009 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #2

    2nd hahahaahaaaa ruined it

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  • dougnufc

    Feb 8, 2009 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #3

    Good player, keep it up Peter!

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  • The Real Entertainers

    Feb 8, 2009 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #4

    Quite happy with the man myself.

    In a fully fit Newcastle Uited team, i cant find a starting berth for him.

    But what an impact he could have coming from the bench when legs are tired!

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  • Indian toon

    Feb 8, 2009 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #5

    heelo

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  • Nufc4Life

    Feb 8, 2009 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #6

    Just hope he can do it against bigger teams, should play him, viduka and martins upfront at home.

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  • Indian toon

    Feb 8, 2009 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #7

    we needed a right back and we have none. god save us. if ryan taylor can play at right back its fine. else we are doomed!

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  • Ile

    Feb 8, 2009 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #8

    Pete was excellent! Seems to me that he can be creative but unfortunately he had to play with Shola who had a poor game. And what comes to Ameobi, he’s passing and ability to create chances are not good enough in premiership.

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  • Toon_Sydney

    Feb 8, 2009 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #9

    petes the man , good goal and shoulda had assist wen ameobi scuffed it and f’d his ankle…wat a dropkik

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  • Guinea Mag

    Feb 8, 2009 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #10

    Sounds like he wants to play for Newcastle United and did very well yesterday.

    Still early days but could be a decent squad player for the next few seasons…..

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  • Toon Graeme

    Feb 8, 2009 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #11

    Having watched the full 90 mins on Sky Sports last night it was clear that Loven has passion to succeed with the toon. He was all over the shop (good way) and made Ameobi look like a static model. Not that he did (Ameobi) nothing, but didnt set owt on fire.

    The were a few times he (Loven) was in the right place at the right time – which is good that he is reading the game.

    Anyone know the words to the song our boys were singing about him??

    Went somit like:

    Peter Lovenkrandz
    Peter Lovenkrandz
    ???????????????????
    Peter Lovenkrandz

    Now to the mid field Butt. Christ if he keep loosing the ball to the wrong team!! So frustrating.

    Nolan & Ryan Taylor – excellent additions.

    Well no more toon until 22nd Feb for Everton. That is gonna be an interesting game and if we can salvage something, that would be a great bonus.

    Our defense yesterday was questionable and the offside trap – needs works boys!

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  • toonarmyuk

    Feb 8, 2009 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #12

    The Real Entertainers – a fully fit NUFC squad? Chance’d be a fine thing!! Looking at the history of our games in recent times, you find it difficult to see more than a couple of occasions where both Owen and Martins have been fit at the same time.
    I certainly Lovenkrands will play ahead of Viduka, Ameobi and probably Carroll, so he should get quite a few games for us. Bearing in mind that we lost Zog as well, then he will also get a few games on the wing for us when Duff/Jonas are injured/banned.

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  • toonarmyuk

    Feb 8, 2009 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #13

    Does anyone know when Beye is back? Physioroom.com has “no date known” for a return to playing. I reckon when he’s back, it’ll sort out or defensive problems. Colo and Basson play well together, but only when they have sound full backs with them.

    Harper

    Beye Colo Bassong R.Taylor

    Jonas Nolan Barton/Guthrie Duff/Lovenkrands

    Owen/Lovenkrands Martins

    Looks like a solid team to be honest.

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  • oba_9

    Feb 8, 2009 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #14

    peter lovenkrands
    peter lovenkrands
    signed on a free from germany
    peter lovenkrands

    thats the song toon graeme
    great song

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  • Toon Graeme

    Feb 8, 2009 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #15

    Cheers Oba

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  • MarkO

    Feb 8, 2009 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #16

    Full strength team would be:

    Harper

    Beye__Colo__Bassong__Enrique

    Jonas__Nolan__Barton__Lovenkrands

    Oba__Carroll

    Looks like a very solid team apart from in goal.

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  • NE3 NICK

    Feb 8, 2009 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #17

    Someone posted yesterday that Everton lost a few players on their 5th yellow cards yesterday. Does anyone know if that is true?

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  • oba_9

    Feb 8, 2009 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #18

    no probz mate

    anybody know where oba was yesterday?
    thought he was meant to be fit

    i thought everybody played well
    even shola in parts
    in ryan taylo weve eventually got a player who can cross a ball, and can get corners past the 1st man.nolan was fantastic, and duff played one of his best games.
    WELL DONE LADS

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  • Brutooon

    Feb 8, 2009 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #19

    best thing about him is he cost us NOTHING.

    compare him with Owen..Owen cost 1.3 million per goals…

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  • aus_toon_todd

    Feb 8, 2009 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #20

    should have a few more players back for the toffee’s, could things possibly starting to look up?

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  • Alex

    Feb 8, 2009 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #21

    Maybe we should give the lad a long term contract now , instead of waiting until the summer . Missed the game yesterday but from what i have read the new signings all look like they will make a difference . 3 points against Everton will put a bit of day light between us and the bottom 3 . Cant see WBA or Boro getting out of trouble now and i think Portsmouth will join them

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  • Toon Graeme

    Feb 8, 2009 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #22

    NE3 Nick – oly Hibbert was booked. S wishful thinking.

    Gonna be a tough match. But with £50K supporters having two weeks off will be in fine voice!!!

    Good point brutoon

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  • alextoon

    Feb 8, 2009 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #23

    Think people should lay off Shola a bit like….he didnt have a bad game yesterday at all. He’s only about 60% fir if that and yet he was still out there like a battering ram…he’s not the best finisher by any meand but his link up play and presence was definately a part of the teams over-all performance..

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  • Toon Graeme

    Feb 8, 2009 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #24

    Pompey were the better team yesterday and the pool were all over the shop. Cant understand rafas tactics at times. But they showed their quality at the end and done we a favour. Pompey have a game in hand against Citey so hopefully Bellamy and Given can do we a favour.

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  • sahota

    Feb 8, 2009 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #25

    Peter did well …I hope he does same in coming games

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  • Toon Graeme

    Feb 8, 2009 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #26

    Alextoon – fair point and agree to a certain degree but he is still too inconsistant even when fit.

    Hopefull the next two weeks sees the fitness levels improving on Oba and Ameobi.

    Im more concerned about the back – again.

    Everton will spare us no mercy and Bassong was like a wall yesterday. Always in the right place at the right time.

    Im well up for the Everton match already.

    When is the Llambiarse Q&A being released. Hope its in the journal tomorrow.

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  • valle

    Feb 8, 2009 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #27

    Peter Løvenkrands
    Peter Løvenkrands
    His speed is insane
    The pacey Dane
    Peter Løvenkrands

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  • Toon_Factor

    Feb 8, 2009 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #28

    After watching the whole match on football first, I thought Coloccini was are best defender, everybody was slating him yesterday for being terrible in the match, including myself but actually watching it on a 42in Tv rather than a 5in screen, he played really well!!!!!!!!!

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  • valle

    Feb 8, 2009 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #29

    Noooooo

    Javier Aguirre is our next manager… Do the club EVER learn?. Ofcourse they want someone who will accept working in their freakin setup. But a new manager who properly dosnt even speak a word of English and who got sacked from his last job is NOT the answer… Jeez, change the model, give the manager free hands with transfers and get a good guy in, perhaps someone who knows the EPL?.

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  • valle

    Feb 8, 2009 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #30

    Post 28…

    Javier Aguirre is our next manager

    It should say *AS* instead of *IS*… Nothing is for sure ofcourse.

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  • jim

    Feb 8, 2009 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #31

    i think he will catch owens goal tally up meeself like-maybe its owen who will be sweatin to get his place -serious-he wants away!-martins and peter lover lover upfront in a 3 pronged attack with viduka or owen anyway for now-then we have carrol and gangliobi for the bench which isnt a bad bench is it-or viduka on the bench and carrol in with martins and lover lover or owen-we have ok options when their fit that is-

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  • jim

    Feb 8, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #32

    we can murder everton if we play the 3 prong attack i reckon-weve drew at goodison so its ours for the takin!

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  • valle

    Feb 8, 2009 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #33

    Carroll ready to move on because he is unhappy with his contract offer… Its a 5 year deal ending on 10k a week but starting somewhere below that (4k a week?)… If thats the case we should let him go, the days of inflated wages should be long gone and he has played a few games and suddenly he wants 20k a week?… I would kill for just 4k a week doing what he does!!!

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  • kajman

    Feb 8, 2009 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #34

    morning all guys, sunday morning is so much better after a win, anyway about bamby,s performance,well yes he not fit, and at times looks good, well not the finnishing bit, my problem is that he simply does nott work the front line enough,he callenges for the ball if he loosers it , he just stops were hee is and fails to work the line?

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  • jim

    Feb 8, 2009 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #35

    collocini makes loads of mistakes as does taylor and butt-cant justify ten million for him but hes ok-we need a new set of defenders in man lads-a cple of mr dependables-every defender and player makes the odd howler but to be doing it as regular as our lot? their not top four standard-we need rid of some-buy or loan-come-buy young strong defenders like bassong and habib beye-thats the way forward-build the new defense round them 2-sell colo and s.taylor and thatll fund it-and why not try smith in defence? he cant score any less can he? lol

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  • valle

    Feb 8, 2009 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #36

    kajman… True… My biggest problem with him is that at times he just WALKS around the pitch and gives up chases, its the same with Butt.

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  • The Real Entertainers

    Feb 8, 2009 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #37

    Just watched the game again.

    Negatives :

    * We cant play offsides just yet. Taylor main suspect.
    *Butt great when defending, poor in possesion.
    *Shola, just not quick enough, either in body or mind.
    *Colo, not as bad as first thought yesterday, but still off his game.

    Positives:
    *Lovenkrands, great energy and running. Promising!
    *R.Taylor, greating crossing ability. Looks more of a defender than a midfielder.
    *Nolan showing that leadership again!
    *Enrique looking great going forward.
    *Duff, prehaps the best we’ve seen him
    *The Duke etc returning. Viduka could be the difference, just like last season.

    I thought there was more negatives than positives against The Mackems, this time there certianly more positives…………granted it was against WBA, but you can only beat whats in front of you!

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  • kajman

    Feb 8, 2009 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #38

    yep at least carrol works his socks off ,for the team,and makes it uneasy for the defenders

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  • stevep

    Feb 8, 2009 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #39

    unfortunately you can imagine carroll looking at ameobi and thinking he’s easily worth the same wages as him!

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  • square

    Feb 8, 2009 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #40

    bullcrap. play well first talk later!

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