Peter Lovenkrands has done well on Tyneside, and has been more than decent when he’s played for Newcastle United this year.
Peter Lovenkrands – doing well on Tyneside
Peter has 3 good goals at Newcastle, including the clincher on Monday night after 86 minutes, when he shot home with his weaker right foot, after Kevin Nolan brilliantly picked him out from the right.
Quite honestly Peter made it all look so easy, but that’s class and technique right there. And of course former Newcastle manager Bobby Robson thought he had signed Peter, before he suddenly ended up at Glasgow Rangers (from Akademisk Boldklub) in the summer of 2000, when the 6′ tall striker was just 20 years old.
Peter is probably regretting that if he had signed for Newcastle, he would now have a Geordie accent, rather than the Glaswegian one he now has, and of course a Scottish wife. 😀
3 goals from from just seven starts for Newcastle United is a good record, and we know there’s a few more goals there from Peter, as Alan Shearer starts to build a more attacking side at Newcastle, that will in the future score lots of goals. Well that’s what we hope, in any case.
Peter is already a firm favorite with the Newcastle crowd, and we are told the Dane is also very popular with Newcastle’s players, and we have also heard – from Rangers fans no less – that his wife is extremely beautiful (we’re still trying to find a photograph of Teresa, his Glasgow born wife, who is now 24). Peter wed the former Scottish model at Loch Lomond in the summer of 2007, and they still own a £1.3M home in Glasgow.
Following his Gallowgate strike on Monday night, the fans went crazy, as did Peter, because the 3 points were ours, and we could be saved after all. And tomorrow if we can get the win the same will be true, and we could even be safe tomorrow night – wouldn’t that be a cause for celebration?
And surely Peter’s performances will get him along term contract at Newcastle in the summer.
Peter talked about Monday njight’s game and tomorrow’s game against Fulham:
“It’s a great feeling when you see the fans like they were on Monday and when they’re singing your name,” “It does wonders for your confidence. I just hope it’s not the last time they sing it.” “I’d love to score again this season and hopefully after that I’ll stay at the club, I’d really love to.”
“We can leave my future until after we’re safe, my number one priority is helping to keep us up.” “It’s still very tight down there and we need a win on Saturday.” “We’re all desperate to keep this club in the Premier League and we’re confident now after Monday we will do that.”
Any player, like Peter, who responds to the crowd is at the right club at Newcastle United.
We can assure Peter, that if he gets another goal tomorrow afternoon, the crowd will be singing his name during the game. A hat-trick from Peter, and heaven knows – he may even be knighted by tomorrow night.
We like Peter a lot, both as a player and a person, and trust the club will do the right thing, and give him a nice new contract at the end of the season – that’s the least he deserves.