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.