Peter Lovenkrands – A Motivated Man In Form


We’re hoping Peter Lovenkrands will start his second game in succession on Sunday at St. James’ Park against Everton.

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Peter Lovenkrands – second start on Sunday?

Lovenkrands told the Evening Chronicle today:

“It’s a good but difficult choice for Chris and Colin Calderwood.” “They’ve got so many quality players on the bench as well and coming back from injury.”

“It’s all good for the future and the competition is what we need ahead of these tough games coming up, beginning with Everton.”

“They have a lot of options, and we’ll see what happens, but I’m sure it’s all good for the coaches.”

Newcastle managed to pick up their first win of the year at West Brom 10 days ago, and that was only our second away win of the season and only our 6th win of the season.

So we are due some wins hopefully in the league.

Former Rangers striker Lovenkrands is not underestimating an Everton side who will arrive at Newcastle as one of the Premier League’s form sides, having just beaten Aston Villa 3-1 in the FA Cup.

The Merseyside team are currently 6th in the league, and probably the best team out of the top four over the last three seasons.

Peter continued:

“At home you should try and get points – no matter who you’re playing against.”

“Everton are a good team and good side, and have proved that over the last couple of years, and it’ll be difficult.”

“But we’ve got to be positive and take this win and use it to kick-start our season.”

Lovenkrands made his home debut in the 1-1 draw with Sunderland last time out at St James’ Park, and he then made his first start against WBA, and looked pure class all game. He scored one good opportunist goal and may have had two others with just a little luck.

And he seems to be a man in form, and certainly motivated to score more goals so he can secure a contract extension at the end of the season.

Peter can expect a terrific reception from the Toon Army on Sunday, after fans chanted his name throughout the game at West Brom, where he looked Newcastle’s best player.

Peter added:

“It was great when I came on against Sunderland and I’m just looking forward to the next game at St James’ Park.”

We’d like to see Peter start the game against Everton, probably alongside fit again Oba Martins, and there are certainly goals that can come from these two strikers.

Another goal from Peter will be just what the doctor ordered on Sunday.

Comments welcome.



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22 comments so far

  • dougnufc

    Feb 17, 2009 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #1

    lovenkrands and martins can easily cause disaster in the everton back 4

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  • lesh

    Feb 17, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #2

    Totally agree, betweem ’em, they’ve got quite a burst of speed and wonder if Viduka’d fit in as the man for to give them the knock-downs?

    Defence though is the worry as Everton’ll be up for it, I have no doubt about that!

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  • Doocey

    Feb 17, 2009 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #3

    Ed, you love Lovenkrands!!
    I could pick out at least 5 other articles you wrote about him lol!!

    Good player though, hope we beat Everton, would love it, love it!!

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  • benrgoh

    Feb 17, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #4

    ———————harper——————–
    —-jose—-colo—–bassong—-s.taylor—-
    –jonas—-smith——nolan—–r.taylor—
    ———LOVENKRANDS—–oba———-

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  • Tom

    Feb 17, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #5

    Martins-Carroll-Lovenkrands as the front 3 might be interesting.

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  • waddler

    Feb 17, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #6

    It will be tough and I hope martins isn’t running around like a headless chicken.
    Lovenkrands is hungry and may prove to be the match saver or winner.

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  • Pons Aelius

    Feb 17, 2009 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #7

    Ed – Lovenkrands a man in form? He’s played 1 game haha!

    But I love your enthusiasm.

    He does look like a good player so far.

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  • TORONTOON

    Feb 17, 2009 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #8

    who doesn’t love a man scoring for us on his debut 😉

    433 with martins on left, carroll in center, and loverboy on right. not sure about the midfield though…butt, nolan and geremi?

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  • Toon Graeme

    Feb 17, 2009 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #9

    Aye, signed on a free from Germany you know!

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  • Whumpie

    Feb 17, 2009 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #10

    Gotta love ‘im, indeed. Great start, but let’s not get carried away. I’m just hoping he can hold the ball up as well as go past players, cos Pieduka’s out of here pretty soon and we need someone to fee the likes of Martins and Owen, and I can’t see Carroll or Shola learning that any time soon.

    As for Sunday, I’m a bit more cautious – even though they’re missing their engine room man and should be a bit blunted without him.

    If we play with all that pace up front, we have to be more cautious at the back, and (sorry, folks) that means either Butt or Geremi in there to protect the back 4 with some experience and grit.

    And it means a 4-4-2; the 4-3-3, no matter how exciting, should wait for lesser opposition.

    Possibly Smith, who’s not afraid of the odd tackle but could get a red as a result.

    How about

    – Harps –
    R.Taylor – Colo – Bassong – Enrique
    Duff – Butt – Nolan – Jonas
    – Martins – Loverboy

    Then if we look safe, stick Lua Lua on for Butt and watch what happens 🙂

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  • workyticket

    Feb 17, 2009 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #11

    Great speed, excellent control of the ball, good shot. Shalke were wrong to give up on him after his injury. Well spotted Joe!

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  • big boomer

    Feb 17, 2009 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #12

    What a lot of crap. talk about getting carried away after a scuffed shot that fooled the keeper.
    He isn’t good enough for the first eleven. The front two has got to be martins wpartnered by either shola or carroll.

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  • NewManagerPlz

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #13

    big boomer- Thats a bit harsh but i agree to a point. I just look at what people post about him and i wonder is all the hype merited? Games will tell that answer

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  • Brutooon

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #14

    Next Season would should buy player that cost free to maximum of 2.5 million. we should buy 11 of them and we will win the premier league…

    our policy – cheap player are the quality one

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  • Duffman

    Feb 18, 2009 at 2:06 AM

    Comment #15

    Loven has been good, but the WBA defence was crap. I am thrilled with all the signings, with Ryan Taylors spot kicks probably the biggest aid to our survival quest.

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Feb 18, 2009 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #16

    big boomer,

    you can’t just judge the guy on one game. Yes I know people are doing that but all the same, I was at the West Brom game and he looked pacey and useful, as NewManager says games will tell.

    The fact of the matter is we need to support whoever pulls on the black and white. Premiership survival is vital!

    Ho’way the lads !!!!

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  • Toon_Factor

    Feb 18, 2009 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #17

    Tom

    Carroll is crap!

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Feb 18, 2009 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #18

    Toon_Factor,

    “Carroll is crap!”

    Please expand on this comment as it seems very cutting and you have not backed it up with anything.

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  • Toon_Factor

    Feb 18, 2009 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #19

    ……………………………Harper……………………………………………………………………………………………..R.Taylor…….Coloccini……Bassong……..Enrique………………………………………………………………….Duff……………..Nolan………….Butt………….Jonas………………………………………………………………………………….Lovenkrands….Martins…………………

    Everton without Cahill, Hibbert, Yakubu and hopefully Fellaini, Saha, Osman and Pienaar. I predict a 2-1 win.

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  • Toon_Factor

    Feb 18, 2009 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #20

    Born Again Geordie

    Ok a will change that Carroll is not good enough basically, we have 5 better strikers.

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Feb 18, 2009 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #21

    Toon_Factor,

    Fair play mate ! Sorry didn’t want to sound like I was having a go or owt !

    Carroll is one of these famous ‘has potential’ players we seem to get landed with.

    I have watched him this season and I agree he is, for want of a better phrase ‘OK’

    But has only been playing due to injuries / lack of faith in youngsters – would you agree ?

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  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #22

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