Peter Lovenkrands Looking For New Club

As we had said yesterday, the longer the Newcastle club stay in this complete mess we are in, the more players will look to leave the club.


Peter Lovenkrands – looking for new club

And that seems to be happening today, with another player we want to keep, making noises about leaving Newcastle.

Newcastle United striker, Peter Lovenkrands, who we signed as a free agent in January, after he ended his contract at Schalke 04 by mutual consent, is hoping to find a new Premiership club.

His agent Ivan Marko Benes told the Onside magazine:

“Yes, we are looking for a new club,” “Is it out of the question that he stays at Newcastle? I don’t think so.”

“But we will find a club for him and that’s what we are working on now.” “There is only speculation at the moment (about interested clubs), but I think we will find a good club for him.”

“What does he wish for in his future career? He wants to stay in the UK and preferably at the highest level possible.”

Yes, there is a reference there that he may stay at Newcastle, and that’s good and the likely scenario would be if Shearer takes over the club.

Alan seems to be an overwhelming favorite with the players and even Michael Owen came out with his support of the former England and Newcastle striker yesterday.  But our players are not going to wait forever, for the club to get their act together and appoint Alan.

We think the Newcastle players are getting just a little wary of Newcastle right now, and most were treated with complete disdain during last season by owner Mike Ashley.

When Kevin Keegan left the club in early September Mike and Derek Llambias, by their own admission, went into thir bunker mentality as they tried to sell the club.

Not only was nothing said to the fans, who we’ll just mention again are the customers of the club, but nothing was even conveyed to the players either, and that led to one of our most senior and best players, Shay Given, leaving the club last January. If Given had stayed we would have survived, because just one world class save from the Irishman would have got us that extra point we needed.

The last thing players want at Newcastle is to start this new season off in disarray,  after what they went through most of last season.

With Ashley at the head, it’s almost guaranteed next Wednesday will be a complete farce, when players return from their suummer break, and the club still has not announced who will even be in charge of the training. It’s a complete farce at the club and has been now for over 4 weeks.

Something has to give for the sake of the club, and it has got to be soon.

It would be nice just to get a general update on the sale, say from Keith Harris of Seymour Pierce Bank or even Derek Llambias about the current  situation, although things must be so delicate right now, there’s not too much they would be able to say.

And so we continue to wait, as nothing much gets done at the Newcastle club for an upcoming season, which is one of the most important in their recent history.

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • Coca Cola

    Jun 24, 2009 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #1

    Don’t think its fair to say that if Given had stayed that we would have stayed up. Harper pulled off some great saves as well.

  • Edd Case

    Jun 24, 2009 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #2

    Meh….no great loss.

  • Phillippe Alberrrrrrrt

    Jun 24, 2009 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #3

    I wish we could get an update too Ed – although the papers seem positive this morning. Fact is though Keith Harris and Orvil can’t say a word as they are bound to hour the bidders secrecy

  • newcastle29

    Jun 24, 2009 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #4

    i think refs decisions have had more effect on our fate than given going t.b.h.

    man city game beye sent off, pen, we 1 point instead of three. card recinded.

    fulham, viduka goal disallowed, 0 points instead of 1.

    3 points gone due to refs!

  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 24, 2009 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #5

    This is just Peter’s agent pimping him up.

    I recall no one else (premiership team) was rushing to sign him up were they?

  • Robbanufc

    Jun 24, 2009 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #6

    Newcastle29.. There are ALOT more goals that shouldnt have been allowed against us.. Alot of refs were against us no doubt..

    We were the team with the most penalties given against us. That lost us some games..

    I remember one goal from a corner, was a terrible decision by the ref, which led to a goal.. that was one of the late games of the season.

  • shrews mag

    Jun 24, 2009 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #7

    It would be a pity if he left as he did seem to be one of the more professional players in the latter months.

    However he never seemed to give us much over 90 mins, and was always better coming on as a sub with 20/30 to go.

    In the fizzy we need ultra fit and dedicated players. Not sure if he would be up to it next year.

  • Ben_BKK

    Jun 24, 2009 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #8

    Robbanufc that was against Stoke wasn’t it? They were given a corner when it should’ve been a goal kick for us, and from the corner Abdoulaye Faye scored a header when Shola left him open.

  • Sav

    Jun 24, 2009 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #9

    The best and most surprising thing ion our favour has been the lack of news from elsewhere. While we wait for ‘due diligence’ to drag on interminably, there’s not been a great deal of action on the transfer front yet. At least not above the waterline.
    Whether its the U-21s or just managers and players still on their hollies, it doesn’t feel like we’ve been left behind yet. Still hope for Al and Dowie if they’ve been making calls and planning their moves that a lot could happen during pre-season.

  • Tom

    Jun 24, 2009 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #10

    To say that if Given had stayed we would have survived is nonsense, Harper did nothing wrong.

  • batty

    Jun 24, 2009 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #11

    harper was the 2nd keeper for years and thats all he is 2nd rate

  • Solaidback

    Jun 24, 2009 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #12

    At least Harper stuck by the club when he could have left many time before, unlike Shay who went to Citey to win things (Oh & don’t forget the money), didn’t see them winning anything last season & I doubt they’ll win much else this season either to be honest, I mean, they’ll still have to compete with the top 4 or 5 teams & unless their new multi-billion owner start to spend some serious money, as did Abramoivc when he took over Chelski, they won’t get anyone worth having!!

    As for us, hopefully within a week, we’ll have new owners, a new manager (Shearer) & some new players on route 🙂 🙂


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