Lovenkrands Delighted To Sign – Craig Cathcart Could Still Come


Peter Lovenkrands was interviewed at the Benton training grounds tonight, and he said he was delighted to be back and it was a good move for him and his family, who really like the Newcastle area.

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Peter Lovenkrands – good to be back

Lovenkrands was interviewed tonight on nufcTV after signing a new three year contract with the Tyneside club.

Peter said:

“I’m really pleased to be back at Newcastle.” “My aim is to help the club get back up but it’s great to be back with the team.”

“The move had family reasons around it as well and now I just want to play my part.”

Peter said he was physically fit but needed some “wee games” to get back his sharpness.

When asked if he thought he was now be the fastest member of the squad, since Oba Martins had now left the club, he said he didn’t know, but then corrected the interviewer by saying:

“I didn’t say Oba was faster than me – I said he could be faster than me”

Said with a wee smile we may add.

For those of our readers with nufcTV membership, the video’s up there now, and there’s also a good one with last night’s goalscoring hero Danny Guthrie.

Peter Lovenkrands is fast, and a natural born goalscorer, and in the Championship this lad could get lots of goals for us.

Peter Lovenkrands has lots and lots of friends in the dressing room, and they had been calling him on his cell phone persistently asking when he was going to sign.

And it’s also good to see he’s signed a 3 year deal, which will allow him to stay on Tyneside for an extended period – and he may even get a Geordie accent to replace his  Glaswegian accent – but he’ll probably be too old for that now.

Newcastle have let 11 players go in the summer, and brought in Danny Simpson on loan, and now Peter on a free, but the club can still sign emergency loan deals until the end of November – starting in 2 weeks time.

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Craig Cathcart – 20 year old talented player

There were a number of players we were said to be interested in today, but anexciting one is 20 year old, 6’2″ center-back Craig Cathart from Manchester United.

Craig was on loan at Plymouth last season, and played 30 times for The Pilgrims with one goal, so h already knows all about the Championship.

We’ll need to get Danny Guthrie and Danny Simpson on their phones, calling Craig Cathart, to ensure he signs for the club in a couple of weeks. But knowing those two, they probably already have done that.

The word on Craig by the way is that he’s an old fashioned type center-back, who’s good in the air and strong in the tackle.

And we cannot think of a better person than newcomer Danny Simpson to give a recommendation for the Newcastle club to him – Danny seems to just love it on Tyneside – and that’s great to see.

Oh, and Danny is a good young player who’s played very well for us so far, and seems just a terrific  lad in general.

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75 comments so far

  • MDS

    Sep 1, 2009 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #1

    Hope there is an option to buy Simpson- he has looked good from what I’ve seen. Would be nice if we could get the same with Cathart

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  • tino97

    Sep 1, 2009 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #2

    What makes a loan an emergency? Is there certain conditions? I think we won’t get anyone else in tbh.

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  • MDS

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #3

    tino:

    Not sure, but I doubt having a cheap, incompetant owner who procrastinated in selling his club or entering the transfer market qualifies in and of itself.

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  • bimpy474

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #4

    tino97 // Sep 1, 2009 at 9:59 PM

    What makes a loan an emergency? Is there certain conditions? I think we won’t get anyone else in tbh.

    We can sign players on loan from the 8th Sept, they don’t need to be emergency loans, premiership clubs cant loan to each other but can loan to teams in lower leagues, the emergency thing has everyone confused.

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  • Ross

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #5

    tell you what, that Cathcart looks a bit on the slim side for a CB? lol

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  • getouttatoon

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #6

    From Luton website

    Luton: Emergency loan rules
    Emergency loans can be taken out at any time between Friday 8 February and 5pm on March 27, 2008 and can only be used by Football League clubs loaning players in from other clubs in England, including those from the Premier League. International switches are not allowed including Scotland and Ireland.

    Players can be signed for a maximum period of 93 days on such loans.

    Players on emergency loan can be recalled by their own clubs after 28 days have expired, but not before.

    Only five loan players (whether standard or emergency) can be named on the team sheet for any one game and no more than four players can be loaned from one club to another in any one season.

    Emergency loan signings can be made up to three hours before a league game.

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  • StuNufc

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #7

    cathcart looks like christian bale in The Machinist

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  • tino97

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #8

    Thanks for clearing up the loan situation up. I think we should go for Cathcart and I know some have complain about him but Harewood might be a good squad player. Especially with Ameobi out for a while and young Carroll seems a little injury prone to me! He obviously isn’t great, but he is a handfull and a target man. In this division that might be good. Just look at Howard last night, not greatest but caused us problems!

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  • bimpy474

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #9

    getouttatoon // Sep 1, 2009 at 10:09 PM

    From Luton website

    Luton: Emergency loan rules
    Emergency loans can be taken out at any time between Friday 8 February and 5pm on March 27, 2008

    That don’t really help seeing as its September mate, the emergency thing is confusing everyone, I have the FIFA rules (pdf) file, and for our country, i didn’t bother to look at any other countries, we can loan players as a normal loan from the 8th, strange but true.

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  • Tom

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #10

    Emergency loans just seem to be a way around the transfer window system for lower league clubs.

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  • babatoondai

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #11

    really pleased to see peter back, he’ll be great in the championship!!

    and i also pray that we get cathcart hes an amazing player, but MDS theres no chance there would be an option to buy cathcart ferguson has already said he has a huge future at the club it will be like when sunderland tryed to sign jonny evans but simpson just maybe!!

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  • Darryl

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #12

    Yeah, he is pretty slim

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  • devonshier-mag

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #13

    peter lovenkrands! peter lovenkrands!! signed on a free from germany peter lovenkrands!!!

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  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #14

    Steptoe and son.
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  • Toon_Factor

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #15

    Glad to see Lovenkrands back, adds a bit of pace to are unbelievably slow midfield and strike force.

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  • NewcastleMole

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #16

    I’m glad we have an extra player in Lovenkrands however he was all to quick to head off in search of premier league football when we were relegated. And when none was available he “settled” for us.
    Decent Player but will he give 110% for the cause?? we cant afford to carry any players, so far the majority of the squad have stepped up.

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  • Waddles mullet

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #17

    Why no confirmation of cathcart at training ground this afternoon till about 4.20?

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  • Lew Davies

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #18

    So another win, papers over some more cracks.
    But for how long???
    Looks like fuxxing ashleyhole is treating Hughton the same way as previous managers.
    ie promising money for signings, then not spending any money. What a cnut this bloke is.
    Looks to me like we not gettin sold then. Stuck with Arsely 🙁

    “GET OUT OF OUR CLUB”

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  • tdt

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #19

    Team against Cardiff:

    ————-Harper—————-
    Simpson–S.Taylor–Collo–Enrique
    R.Taylor–Smith(c)–Gutherie–Loven
    ———Carroll—–Ranger————

    Subs: Krul, Kadar, Butt, Nolan, barton, lualua, Donaldson.

    Our best team once all fit:

    ————-Harper—————-
    Simpson–S.Taylor–Collo–Enrique
    Jonas–Smith(c)–Gutherie–Loven
    ———Ameobi—–Ranger————

    Subs: Krul, R.Taylor, Kadar, Barton, Nolan, Vuckic, Lua Lua, Carroll.

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  • Toon_Factor

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #20

    NewcastleMole

    Lovenkrands was given a letter saying he was no longer needed at our club, so if I was him id be on the search for premier league football too, but with no money available and Peter still without a club we’ve come crawling back for his services.

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  • baro

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #21

    I just found a article saying of how good Haris Vuckic is from some Real Madrid director…

    Real Madrid eyeing Newcastle prospect Haris Vuckic
    13.03.09

    Newcastle United face a battle to hold onto young prospect Haris Vuckic.

    Real Madrid are planning to test Newcastle’s resolve for the Slovakian teenager, who has been sensational since his January arrival from NK Domzale.

    Vuckic is a on three-year deal at Newcastle and had trials with AC Milan before the Toon stepped in.
    Translated from a Spanish website:
    Quote:
    The work of scouting in present soccer follows in permanent growth. They track any corner of the planet looking for that new star, to that young prodigy who makes the delights of the graderíos and that walk hidden in deepest of the anonymities. Nevertheless, lately the competition in this sense has grown as much that to give with a young person who overwhelms his expectations she feels complicated. All of them, nevertheless, agree in which one of the new figures of the continental panorama is jovencísimo Haris Vuckic. The new Ronaldo Vuckic is, first of all, a physical prodigy. Its spread is impotent and of it its stature is in charge (it measures 1.90), something incredible considering that is a lad of hardly 16 years. Movement is an auctioneer by far, an enormous capacity of arrival by its offensive facility and, of course, a player with quality and class who alternates dominates both legs. The new European talent has been compared with Ronaldo by the facility that it has to be created his own goals although stuck his it is total because it takes written down many goals from outside the area after I strike powerful. Its power, forces and control of the space, makes him be a very complete forward with an enviable age thinking about its incredible projection of future. An authentic value to the rise. Adored by the great ones The Slovenian forward, a player with a tremendous file to count only on 16 years, has been international in all the categories inferiors of the national selection. One grew up professionally in the Domzale of his country, where one became the valued Rep it of a country more that lately is winning whole for the ojeadores, since thence some interesting young people like Hamsik have left in the last years. A few months ago, the high class of European soccer threw the eye to him and in hardly weeks, its name happened to comprise of the glamourosas agendas of the continental elite. Thus, after being estimated by Real Madrid or Milan, the player let itself take by the succulent pounds that to him the Newcastle offered, by that hardly ended up fichando two months ago. Since then, he has played in the divisions inferiors and he finishes making debut with the back-up equipment after to have solved problems with his permission of work. Its opening could not be more hopeful because as soon as had been minutes on the turf when it managed to mark. Now its future can take a new way before the interest from Real Madrid.

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  • baro

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #22

    That was from March of this year

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  • baro

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #23

    So why won’t we use our Slovenian 17 year old both legged powerful 6’3 Christiano Ronaldo.

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  • Ross

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #24

    NewcastleMole – my best mate is a lifelong Rangers fan and his main criticism of Loven was that he only really seemed to turn it on when his contract was ready to expire. They said he was average week in week out and when it came round to being given a new deal he was banging them in week in week out. To be honest i’d call it coincidence, you cant just not try like that and i doubt we’ll see that from him anyway. I’m glad to have him back, if he finds his shooting boots he’ll terrorise CCC defenses with his pace.

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  • boater

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #25

    tdt – you really don’t like Barton eh. I’m afraid he should either be out of the club or in the side. Too good to be warming the bench.

    Our all fit 11 side this season…\

    harper/
    simpson/s taylor/colo/enrique
    loven/smith/barton/jonas
    nolan/ameobi

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  • Dardo

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #26

    Ed – We already have a 6ft 2in fast, good in the air, hard tackling CH in geordie Callum Morris. Just like Kadar, Toaser etc, he should be given a chance to prove himself. So why sign more CHs like Cathcart when we have similar players already available.

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  • baro

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #27

    Haris Vuckic #1.

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  • NickiesButt1000

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #28

    Vuckic is supposedly has loads of potential like as staff think he is great and have seen a few reserve games on youtube. Plus he was mint on footy manager haha

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  • tdt

    Sep 1, 2009 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #29

    lol its not that i dont like him its just that i think gutherie has earned a place at the mo rather than barton, based on the season so far. But ur right he is too good to be on the bench 4 to long. Mind as we saw against leicester, some of our central midfilders can play on the wings too. Now loven is back i think the midfield will be more balanced. Loven and jonas on the wings is a tasty prospect, with any combo of smith, nolan, gutherie and barton in the middle.

    As long as we can avoid too many injuries we’ll be ok i think!

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  • Dardo

    Sep 1, 2009 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #30

    Sorry should have read ‘Tozer’ not ‘Toaser’. Had a bit of a mental block.

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  • Oba

    Sep 1, 2009 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #31

    Vuckic so overrated on here. He’s only 17, can’t just throw him in at the deep end. You guys have seen what happened when we played the kids, they shipped 3 goals..

    As for today, I told you it would be mainly disappointment.

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  • Toon_Factor

    Sep 1, 2009 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #32

    Oba

    Thank god a realistic person!

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Sep 1, 2009 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #33

    So we are all getting excited about loan signings.

    WTF is going on – do you think clubs release ‘good’ players??? No you get the reserves – the ones that might make it, but they let you risk giving them first team experience AND PAY FOR THE RISK.
    If they are any good they take them back, if not nothing lost (for them).
    We have become a feeder club and it appears that a lot of fans are happy about this – if Cashley values the club at 100M why is he running it as a conference team???

    He sells players for Ms but invests nothing – he gives us a loan and then wants it back – he doesnt communicate any information but still 40K idiots turn up and further fill his coffers

    FFS just empty the stadium for 1 game and watch him squirm !!!!!!!!!!

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Sep 1, 2009 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #34

    oh – and as for loven – at 29 I would be pleased to get 25K a week guaranteed for 3 years

    GET REAL NO ONE ELSE WANTED HIM

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  • Oba

    Sep 1, 2009 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #35

    Toon Factor

    I’m always realistic, but I get told i’m negative, which sometimes you have to be to avoid disappointment. Especially in the transfer market.

    I think getting Michael Ball as backup LB would be a good move.

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  • baro

    Sep 1, 2009 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #36

    Oba

    You make me laugh when you said Haris Vuckic is overated.LOL

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  • baro

    Sep 1, 2009 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #37

    Real Madrid wanted Christiano Ronaldo and got him. Real Madrid wanted Haris Vuckic, what makes them go after CR7 and Haris Vuckic?? They might have a similarity….

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  • baro

    Sep 1, 2009 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #38

    Im sorry CR9

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  • Oba

    Sep 1, 2009 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #39

    What has Haris Vuckic done to make him such a quality player at this level?

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  • baro

    Sep 1, 2009 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #40

    He scores almost every reserve game at NK Domzale. He scores 2 goals for us in reserves a lot of times. So i rub it and u do it.

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