Lovenkrands And Michael Ball Available As Free Agents

Newcastle United interim gaffer Chris Hughton has confirmed that he could re-sign winger Peter Lovenkrands.

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Peter Lovenkrands – striker or winger – we need both!

And of course tomorrow is not a deadline for any players out of contract because they can be signed at any time.

Talking to my son Neil yesterday, he was saying that left back Michael Ball, who was at Everton, Rangers, PSV  and recently Manchester  City, is now a free agent and still available.

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Michael Ball – still only 29

If that’s true he would be a great signing to push Jose, and if he came in he could do a good job for his us with his experience, especially in the Championship.

Michael has made over 250 first class appearances with 9 goals, and he played once for England in 2001.

Peter Lovenkrands, whose wife Teresa is from Glasgow, and recently had their second child, obviously wants to continue his career in England.

We heard yesterday that he is also wanted by Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish, and that could be a draw since McLeish was at Rangers when Peter played there.

That was back in 2000, when we all thought he was signing for Newcastle, but we have since heard he though he’d get more game in Glasgow.

Chris Hughton said today:

“Peter is one that we are very aware of. He had a good period here and we know that he’s not fixed up,”

If Peter wants to come back to Newcastle, that would be great, but if he doesn’t, that’s OK too, because we only want players this season, who want to be here.

Comments welcome.

45 comments so far

  • Tom

    Aug 31, 2009 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #1

    Lovenkrands yes.

    Ball, no. Absolutely not.

  • fergie

    Aug 31, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #2

    Sibierski is also available on a free…

  • magpie6699

    Aug 31, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #3

    Tom – I disagree. I saw Michael Ball in “Hairspray” in London last year and he was fantastic.

  • Dan4Toon

    Aug 31, 2009 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #4

    Ball would be decent cover just incase something happens to Enrique and its just another body in the squad really which is what we need!

  • Toon1978

    Aug 31, 2009 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #5


    I would take what we can get at the moment as the numbers are really short at the club. Ball would be useful on the bench and as far as Lovenkrands is concerned yes we should get him signed now ACTIONS speak louder than words.

  • RyanToon

    Aug 31, 2009 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #6

    When are we gonna get some good news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Greg P

    Aug 31, 2009 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #7

    SSN have reported that we’re in talks with Lovenkrands today. I have to agree that some free agents would be good at present and Ball as well as Berti would be good additions, possibly with Henri Camara and Julian Gray.
    None long term, but all currently free agents who could do the job.

  • batty

    Aug 31, 2009 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #8

    ryan me man soon very soon

  • Toon1978

    Aug 31, 2009 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #9


    I feel your pain mate!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tal_nufc4eva

    Aug 31, 2009 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #10

    sibierski and lovenkrands wud be gudd back up strikers for the toon. michael ball wud be ok but wudnt stay here long as he’s 29. has enyone else thought that ricardo fuller would be brilliant at toon?

  • Tal_nufc4eva

    Aug 31, 2009 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #11

    henri camara would be really good also 🙂

  • Toon1978

    Aug 31, 2009 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #12

    Get a few young lads from the terraces they would do a good job lol.

  • NI Toon

    Aug 31, 2009 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #13


    Not sure if anyone has posted this on one of the other articles but has anyone read this?,19528,11678_5527907,00.html

    Its about the Barca Style TakeOver…

  • coopertoon

    Aug 31, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #14

    y not play smith and ranger up front with barton and kev in the mid

  • Fostino

    Aug 31, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #15

    no to siberoski, lovendkrands would be useful on a short term contract, no to ball

  • Hugh Jorgan

    Aug 31, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #16

    Michael Ball could sing the Blaydon Races at every home game before kick off.

  • Waddles mullet

    Aug 31, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #17

    xisco gone on loan!

    XISCO Francisco Jimenez Tejada was born in Santa Ponsa, Palma de Mallorca,
    June 26, 1986. It measures 186 centimeters and weighs about 84 pounds. It
    formed in the quarry Deportivo La Coruna. He debuted with the first
    team against Real Sociedad after being named the subsidiary in
    2005/06. The first goals in the premier class of
    obtained on May 15 against Real Madrid.

    During the 2006/07 season he was loaned to UD Vecindario, which militated
    then in second division. He managed 13 goals in 27 games,
    returning the following year the club. During the season
    2007/08 was the top scorer with nine goals Deportivo.

    On 1 September, at the end of the closing hours of market
    transfers, Newcastle United, Premier League, earned his
    recruitment. After becoming the top scorer last in the
    Coruña team, scoring nine goals, striker left the Balearic
    club where the elite was consolidated, contributing to the coffers Galician
    a great economic boost.

    Xisco known for his scoring, strength, power, acceleration and

    His record includes the following balance: 2003/04, Sports
    La Coruna B, 23 games and 17 goals, 2004/05, Deportivo B, 15 games and
    eight goals and seven games with the first team and two goals;
    2005/06, Sport, ten matches and a goal; 2006/07 UD Neighborhood, 26
    matches and 13 goals and 2007/08, Deportivo, 14 games and nine goals.
    During the last season played for Newcastle United, Premier

  • Waddles mullet

    Aug 31, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #19

    Funny how TAKEOVERNEWS hasn’t been on today!

    Is it because there was FU(K all in chron?

  • Jan Stavik

    Aug 31, 2009 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #20

    Xisco out? Good riddance, he’s too slow for english football. However, he’s having a medical there, so he’s not gone yet.

    But now Toon will have to bring in a couple of new faces. The squad is seriously getting thin. But bringing in guys like Sibierski and Ball is nonsense, then it’s better to play youngsters like LuaLua and Kadar.

  • punk skunk...

    Aug 31, 2009 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #21

    Yes to anyone right about now, just for sheer numbers!..

    …YES, YES, YES!..

  • Hugh Jorgan

    Aug 31, 2009 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #22

    Waddles mullet
    Did you not mean 84 kilos.
    You typed 84 pounds … which is 6 stones.
    That would make xisco a bit of a lightweight !

  • punk skunk...

    Aug 31, 2009 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #23

    & players out?..

    …NO, NO, NO!..

  • belfast toon

    Aug 31, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #24

    Smith & Ranger up front tonight?

  • Waddles mullet

    Aug 31, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #25

    copy and paste it mate from official site

  • Wallsend Will

    Aug 31, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #26

    Real Racing Club has reached agreement with FC Barcelona for the transfer until June 30 Henrique Adriano Buss player “Henrique” (pictured). Igualmente, el club verdiblanco ha alcanzado acuerdo con el Newcastle para la incorporación, en calidad de cedido hasta el 30 de junio de 2010, de Francisco Jiménez Tejada ” Xisco” . Similarly, the club Betis have reached agreement with Newcastle for the incorporation, on loan until 30 June 2010, by Francisco Jimenez Tejada “Xisco”. Ambos futbolistas se incorporarán a la disciplina cántabra tras pasar el pertinente reconocimiento médico. Both players will join the Cantabrian discipline after passing the relevant medical examination

    translated from their website!

  • MacToon

    Aug 31, 2009 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #27

    Ranger and Tonto up front tonight by the looks of it then.

  • Hugh Jorgan

    Aug 31, 2009 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #28

    Website reads 84 kilos

  • magpie6699

    Aug 31, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #29

    Oh Xisco! Oh Pancho!
    (Showing my age)

  • fergie

    Aug 31, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #30


    S Taylor

    R Taylor




    Aug 31, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #31

    good work waddles mullet. andrew davies on loan from stoke. not keen but beggars cant be choosers.

  • Toon1978

    Aug 31, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #32

    SENSIBLE…..Shola injured,Carroll on his way out and we let Xisco go on loan……..doesn’t seem to fit in my opinion.

  • Robby Bobson

    Aug 31, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #33

    Season long loan, if we get cover (lovenkrands and a loan signing) it would be good as he needs first team football. If he plays well we can either have him back as a better player, or his price will be notched up.

    Lovenkrands yes!!!!! Ball yeh why not. Camara..absolutely not! Theres better loan players out there.

  • Toon1978

    Aug 31, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #34

    Its one in one out, NUFC are p1ssing against the wind.

  • Here We Ngo Baheng

    Aug 31, 2009 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #35

    Martin Albrechtsen was released yesterday so he’s another we could bring in. He has tons of experience at this level, he’s 6 foot 2 and plays all across the backline which is exactly what we need right now.

  • haz_1978

    Aug 31, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #36

    RACING LAND XISCO according to sporting life

  • Nick D

    Aug 31, 2009 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #37

    Ball is c..p
    Kadar and Tozer can do a job there if Enrique is injured
    Possibly yes to Lovenkrands.

  • punk skunk...

    Aug 31, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #38

    Havin’ not enough players to make a team is crapper tho’ Nick…We need bodies & they only have to be good enough for the chumpionship for now!..

    …Get some in!..

  • RyanToon

    Aug 31, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #39

    xisco is garbage anyway

  • punk skunk...

    Aug 31, 2009 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #40

    If/when Xisco goes, peoples derision will soon move to another one of our players…Can’t wait to see who that’ll be…The suspense is killin’ me!..



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