Lovenkrands Deserves Extended Contract At Newcastle

Peter Lovenkrands has scored three vital goals for Newcastle United this year, and when he gets a chance he usually puts them away.


 Peter Lovenkrands – after scoring Newcastle’s 3rd goal on Monday 

And from some of the comments Alan Shearer has made about Peter, and his willingness to drop Owen at Liverpool so Lovenkrands could start that game, suggests Alan knows a good goal-scorer when he sees one.

We always thought Peter had that little bit of class, and while it must have been difficult for him this year, with 3 different managers in charge of the club, he’s produced when it’s mattered.

While he was at Glasgow Rangers he scored 37 goals in 129 games for the Scottish giants, and he still has his speed, and is a threat to any defense.

The 29 year-old 6 ft Danish striker joined the Magpies from Schalke in January on a deal that expires this summer, so the club could take a longer look at him. Apoapeently Kinnear wanted to sing him on a deal in January buit Dennis Wise tried to block that, as he didn’t rate Peter.

Well Dennis is gone now, thank goodness, and we have guys with a lot of common sense and dedication to Newcastle now managing the club.

There’s little doubt Lovenkrands has impressed during his time on Tyneside, and seems to have the knack of scoring in the big games, like he has done at WBA, against Manchester United and against Middlesbrough last Monday night.

This is what Peter told TV2 today:

 “It is a great club to be in, and I hope that we stay up and that I can be a part of that.”

“But you never know what will happen in the world of football – if they wish to keep me, or whatever will happen.”    

We know his Glaswegian wife, Teresa, is now pregnant with their second child, and would like nothing better than to stay on Tyneside for the next few years. That would be great for Peter, so his wife and family are close to the in-laws.  Well we think that’s good news for Peter. 😀

They have a daughter, Sophie who was born in March, 2007.

We feel sure Peter will be offered a contract in the sumer but a couple more goals in the last two vital games would help cement the deal, anbd we really need two excellent performances and two wins from the team, because we are still in peril of relegation.

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • DevonMag

    May 13, 2009 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #1

    without a doubt deserves a new contract. Id rather have him on the pitch than any other striker after martins and viduka. Extremely pleased with this signing, and for free as well! Quality

  • stevep

    May 13, 2009 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #2

    depends on what he’s expecting on the wages front – def worthwhile signing him up if his demands are realistic


    May 13, 2009 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #3

    be careful of missplaced loyalties.

    thats pretty much how were in this shit to start with

    with players and management

    shearer has to be the catalyst and turning point for a hell of a lot at this club and personally i still question his managerial skills but time will add to his experience and i have faith he’ll improve. but the other thing shearer has is his pig headed stubbornness, and he wont settle for anything less than full control, i just hope that he can be ruthless with the people he has around him at the club. he’s not their to cement friendships.

    as SAF said recently, the biggest problem in football management is you fall in love with your players, i think by that he implies you cant have favorites… like the england team used to be played as… you have to do whats right for the team and the club and not let personal emotions get in the way

  • Robby Bobson

    May 13, 2009 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #4

    Definaty worth keeping!! He missed a big chance forget who against but apart from that fault him. He works hard and took hsi goal vs boro exceptionally. Also can play up front or probably either wing.

    His wage demands wont be excessive as i think he just wants to play football. Proof of this is that he agreed ti terminate his contract at Shalke instead of sitting in the stand earning pay check.

    Also its been a long time since ive seen so much emotion and delight in a plyer after scoring a goal as he showed with his goal at boro.

  • Michael12

    May 13, 2009 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #5

    Great attitude, jury still out on ability, but in what is a ‘debatably’ poor side, I think everyone save Bassong has looked poor. 3 goals in 10 games is certainly good. The best striker in the league this season has 17 and that is Anelka in 30 odd premiership games. We must assume there is better service and quality of the service at Chelsea.

    I think he is good but wage demand is important and that must be considered.

  • Little Willie

    May 13, 2009 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #6

    Depends if he’s going to stand in the way of any youngster breaking through.

  • DevonMag

    May 13, 2009 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #7

    It was against Everton Bobby Robson, and yeah that what a gutting miss, such nice build up as well and he was agonizingly close to slotting it. His wage demmands definately wont be high, he’s an invaluble squad player and an asset for any team outside the top 4 coming off the bench. (imo)

  • Ross

    May 13, 2009 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #8

    a definite for next season like. His wage demands wont be high, its quite clear he just wants to play football for us and is thoroughly enjoying his time here. The look of sheer satisfaction on his face when he scored the third said it all, he wants to be a part of our team and he deserves to be i think. He’s still very quick and could be incredibly effective as an impact sub. A well taken goal on monday also, sign him up.

  • boater

    May 13, 2009 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #9

    DJMToon… very true, that said… IF we stay up.. my team for 2009-2010.

    Harper (Krul)
    Beye/ Bassong/ Taylor/ Enrique
    Farfan/ Saviola/ Duff
    Dembele/ Martins

    subs: tuncay, wheater, kadar, edgar, lovenk, nolan, butt, etc, etc.

  • boater

    May 13, 2009 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #10

    Robby Bobson… it was approximately 80mins earlier that I saw someone looking so emotional after scoring… wor stevie taylor.

  • JP...from The Rock

    May 13, 2009 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #11

    Lovenkrands has been a class act every time. I have looked closely at his play and believe me this guy is a natural goal scorer. He should be played with Martins every match imo. He is in form unlike Owen at the moment. I rate him really high and he is a modern professional. We shouldn’t hesitate to sign him up permanently under no circumstances. His positioning is excellent and at par with Owens’. I would sign him right now if I were manager. It must be said that his best position is as CF and not as a winger. Although at his age his pace has not gone missing and is a real threat to any team. SIGN HIM NOW!!! A great move by Joe Kinnear at the time- well done Joe 🙂

  • pearceet

    May 13, 2009 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #12

    He and Viduka both need to stay with owen gone and martins unsure who else id there?

  • Tom_Toon

    May 14, 2009 at 4:05 AM

    Comment #13

    2yr contract.

    boater – You have no clue judging by that team.

  • Brutooon

    May 14, 2009 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #14

    Lovenkrands is better than Owen

    interm of:
    Possession of Ball
    in conclusion EVERYTHING!

  • sahota

    May 14, 2009 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #15

    Considering how many matches he played and in fact how much time he has spent in those games on field, shows he has done well. I think he deserves the contract. And on face of it looks he is enjoying playing for us and feel proud, thats biggest thing. If shirt makes you proud you will do whatever it takes for your club. I think Shearer will sign him. As earlier mentioned by someone, other than one terrible miss he has always given his best. Guys deserves a contract. I think might be we can give him 2 years. I am sure if he plays 30-40 mins every game next season he will put 10-12 goals.

  • Sav

    May 14, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #16

    Kinnear’s best contribution.

  • Tom_Toon

    May 14, 2009 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #17



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