Peter Lovenkrands To Sign For Newcastle


The Evening Chronicle is reporting that a player we really want – Danish ace Peter Lovenkrands – is set to return to Newcastle United this morning.

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Peter Lovenkrands – he’s coming back – GREAT!

Since I’ve just got up over here in the US – 4:05 am – this is just great news so early – and the coffee tastes even better than usual – strange that. 😀

The Evening Chronicle has been spot on about Peter and reported the former Rangers star had been offered a deal back on August 18th.

And after mulling over a series of offers elsewhere, Lovenkrands will return to St James’ Park to help ease the injury situation in attack with Shola Ameobi and Andy Carroll both out.

And Birmingham manager Alex McLeish, who was manager of Rangers, when Peter was there earlier in his career,  has told The Birmingham Mail this morning:

“Peter was a player we got to look at but because of our financial situation I couldn’t offer him a contract, we’re spent in terms of the budget,”

“But it was my intention to let him train with us for a few weeks, I think he’s a bit short of fitness, then we would have seen what had happened.”

“Once the takeover had gone through successfully, or even if it hadn’t, Peter might have showed up so well that I could have persuaded the club to have taken him on. < "But he had an offer from Newcastle on the table." /em>

We suppose he must have watched the game last night and who wouldn’t want to play for us after that fighting gutsy performance from the lads – and we also think his wife Teresa had something to do with it – because we understand she loved her time on Tyneside earlier this year.

As far as his fitness goes we expect him to be put on a program for 10 days, probably even starting today, with maybe some pre-arranged games in there – to get him some match practice before we take on Cardiff a week on Saturday.

As we saw from Danny Boy last night a piece of real class can win you games in the Championship.

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88 comments so far

  • Nick 69

    Sep 1, 2009 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #1

    David Craig on SSN has also just said that Viduka is about to return to English football, with us, Boro and Leeds his possible destination!!

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  • Geordie Cobbler

    Sep 1, 2009 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #2

    This is going to be a good day!

    Lovenkrands,
    Cathcart,
    Bale,
    Gibson,
    Vaughan

    Yes please 🙂

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  • dougnufc

    Sep 1, 2009 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #3

    what time does the window close?

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  • Jan Stavik

    Sep 1, 2009 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #4

    A decent player as long as he’s used up front. As a winger he’s awful, but still better than Geremi…

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  • Martin33

    Sep 1, 2009 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #5

    Great news!!!!!!Now I am hoping Bale can get in

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  • Geordie Cobbler

    Sep 1, 2009 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #6

    Mark Viduka!??? please no!

    sicknote!

    how could we afford his wages?

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  • Geordie Cobbler

    Sep 1, 2009 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #7

    dougnufc

    5:00 pm

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  • WELSHMAG

    Sep 1, 2009 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #8

    Wouldn’t get your hopes up folks, remember last year? I can see us getting one player in on loan and MCloven.

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 1, 2009 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #9

    To be fair, although i am not the biggest fan of Viduka, if he is offered a ‘pay as you play’ contract he would be an immense signing. He is head and shoulders above any other striker in the Championship and we wouldn’t have to worry about paying him to lay on the medical table.

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  • Joseph

    Sep 1, 2009 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #10

    welshmag its transfer deadline day today is the day of deluded hopes

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  • hitman

    Sep 1, 2009 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #11

    agree with welshmag,if only ashley would stump up a bit cash.

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  • Mongo

    Sep 1, 2009 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #12

    TBH I an better than Geremi on the wing! He needs to be taken out onto the training pitch this morning and publicly executed for being a lame ass donkey!

    The news on Lovenkrands is good, if it is true. As for Duke coming back, please. God. NO.

    Lets hope for some quality loan signings today to bolster the squad.

    PS. Anyone else get caught in that torrential downpour last night on the way to SJP just before kick off? I am just drying out now!! 🙂

    Howay the lads!

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  • will die for the toon army

    Sep 1, 2009 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #13

    Viduka no

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  • RyanToon

    Sep 1, 2009 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #14

    NO TO VIDUKA

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  • chuck

    Sep 1, 2009 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #15

    Good, need all the help we can get.
    Injuries are starting early, with Jonas and Shola out allready and Barton just back.
    In which case we can use all the bodies we can get.
    Be nice if we could get the two Man U. kids on loan, as a benchfull of junior players does`nt create much confidence.
    Sure they need blooding and perhaps one or two could make an impression, but face it they are still kids.

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  • dougnufc

    Sep 1, 2009 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #16

    wouldnt mind the duke if he is on a low play to pay contract

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  • Ericles

    Sep 1, 2009 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #17

    Hope news about Lovenkrands is true. OK, Colo went to meet up with the Argie squad. Does that mean he stays? As for Butt? Remember Paul Robeson’s song “Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen”.

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  • milburn

    Sep 1, 2009 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #18

    One ting we have to be mindful of is that comments have came from Hughton & Shola re the dressing room morale and a seige mentality has emerged from adversity. We dont want too many big time charlie’s coming in and upsetting the status quo. Go with hungry young talent who have a point to prove and wont command big wages in my opinion. For me Ranger looked head & shoulders better than Carrol last night and can actually play football unlike Carrol. as long as a replacement can be found or 2 up front I would take the money for Carrol as the only talent he possesses is his height and he doesnt look like a footballer.

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #19

    Ericles

    As far as Butt is concerned, he is as good as replaced by Smith, who has been our best player since the start of the season.He doesn’t seem to EVER get tired does he? What an engine!

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #20

    Milburn

    Been saying that for weeks, mate. Couldn’t agree more.

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  • Mongo

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #21

    Dragonera // Sep 1, 2009 at 10:01 AM

    Ericles

    As far as Butt is concerned, he is as good as replaced by Smith, who has been our best player since the start of the season.He doesn’t seem to EVER get tired does he? What an engine!
    ————————————————————

    I hope that Butt doesn’t get back in TBH, and they need to keep Smudger as captain. leading by example. He got some quality tackles in last night 🙂

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  • milburn

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #22

    We do need naturally left footed players though as we looked a little unbalance last nite. It’s obvious now in hindsight that last season there WAS a split in the dressing room and it just shows what difference team spirit has on a TEAM

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  • JinkyGenius

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #23

    ED: ‘As we saw from Danny Boy last night a piece of real class can win you games in the Championship.’
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    Agree, Ed, which is why my eyes are as much on the players out column as the coming players in. If we can hold onto the class of Jonas, Collo, Taylor and Enrique I might be happy as the game last night demonstrated how woefully short of midfield flair we are. We can win the ball and chase, but have no-one to really drive forward at defences and consistently score goals a la Gerrard.

    As I said in a previous post, but it is worth repeating, we have only scored 8 goals in 5 games (and most of those from Shola) so by rights we should be in the bottom half of the table but for Chris Hughton getting the defence playing together for the first time since the early 70s, probably. That is the real truth! The midfielders need to weigh in with a goal a game this season between them, at least, and more now the strike force is non-existent. It could tip either way, even now, unless scoring responsibilities are shared fairly throughout the team; are you listening Smithy??

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  • Norwegian_geordie

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #24

    Would love it if Løverboy comes back! Rated him highly when he was here! Seems to have that fighting spirit we definately need! And which was portraited great last night with a massive win!

    Not sure about Viduka!

    Dragonera: Smith looks to be all that this season! He has truely won our hearts! Perhaps C@shley wasn’t wrong wearing that Smith shirt..

    Eh.. Correction.. He’s allways wrong..

    Sure hope we get to sign either Erik Huseklepp from Brann or Per Ciljan Skjelbreid.. Skjelbreid a true Geordie and Huseklepp looks to be unstoppable in the Norwegian league this season.. I think huseklepp would fit great with Ameobi/Carroll/Ranger because he’s got pace and also a great header…
    Also with one season in the CCC he would be great next year in the Premiership!

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  • milburn

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #25

    Jinky genius- Would find it highly unlikely that any player on the field last night would exit SJP today. As deals are not tied up that quickly, fees would have had to have been agreed by last night and medical arrangements etc. Had fees been agreed neither party would have let that player play last night. Hope Im proved right by 5pm

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #26

    milburn // Sep 1, 2009 at 9:59 AM
    Hear hear

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  • Mark-o

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #27

    Jinky
    Does it matter where the goals come from as long as we keep wining!!

    Dispite all the crap going on behind the scences the boy are doing the business on the pitch. Real test will be cardiff though.

    Ranieri for manager please!!

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  • milburn

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #28

    Norweigan Geordie- Although I would like to see your fellow countryman pull on a black & white shirt it is highly unlikely given the fionancial woes, only opossibility is season long loan with a view to permanent move if promoted. wouldnt command big wages either.

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #29

    Jinky

    With Lovenkrands likely to come in, i feel we will be much more of a threat up front. Also, we had about 5 good chances in the second half last night, and on another day Nolan or Barton may have scored.

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  • Ericles

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #30

    I think Skjelbred would be a very good acquisition – especially as he’s been a toon fan for yonks. Agree about Smith – great example now for all to see. Quite a leader it turns out!

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #31

    I tell you what, i can’t wait to see Vuckic get more playing time. He looked lost last night as he was forced to play up front when he replaced Ranger. He looks a confident lad though.

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  • milburn

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #32

    Wish list for today-

    Butt- out
    Gibson- in
    Cathcart -in
    Bale -in
    controversial- David Healy on loan from Mackems- proven goalscorer at this level and wont play for them as long as he has a hole in his A**E.

    However lets not forget transfer window for incoming loanees largely irrelevant as reopens on 8th Sep.

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  • bill

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #33

    Darron Gibson would be a great signing if ManU are willing to let him go. He played a few games for the first team last year and he looks a quality player.

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #34

    Also, i would just like to repeat what everyone has been saying about young Jose. What a fantastic player! Even with a few wayward passes, he still impresses me everygame with his intelligent and strong defending. His positioning has come on leaps and bounds and he will only get better. His crossing and long distance passing is also improving. Now he just needs to build on his “bread and butter” passing to his team mate 6 or 7 feet away. But as i have said many times in the past, he WILL be an immense player in the future and well worth a place in a team in the top 6 of the prem.

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  • bill

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #35

    Loan deals:
    I posted this on the other topic earlier but just in case you missed it here it is again:

    bill // Sep 1, 2009 at 9:59 AM

    Loan Rules:

    FA rules say you can have eight players on loan but only five can be used in any one team squad, that is, the 16 players named for the game.

    You can also have up to four players from any one team. So we could have four players from ManU if we could get them.

    The situation is also slightly complicated by the short term and long term loans but this seems essentially about the age of the players concerned.

    See:
    http://www.football-league.co.uk/staticFiles/78/3/0,,10794~888,00.pdf

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  • will die for the toon army

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #36

    Guy with a team of;
    …………………..Harper
    Simpson…….S.taylor………Colo…………Enrique
    Guthrie………Barton………Smith………….Jonas
    ……………….Nolan
    ……………………………….Loverboy
    These are EPL players who can match teams in the EPL

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  • belfast toon

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #37

    A Hughes …… Fulham can play right across the back

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #38

    milburn

    Although Smith has surpassed Butt imo, he is still good back up and we would be foolish to let him leave. He is a perfect sub when we are 1-0 up and need to defende the lead as Butt is now a 45minute player. Any more playing time than that and he simply detracts more than he contributes., This is because he cannot keep up with play and is forced to commit cyincal foul after cynical foul.

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  • bill

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #39

    Don’t forget we have another seven days to get in loan signings and free agents can sign at any time.

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  • Mark-o

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #40

    Should have a word with Zendens agent too, see how much he wants for wages. Good enough for the fizzy pop league.

    Also i’d pay £6 million for Beckford, i honestly think he’s the next big English striker.

    Deffo need some pace upfront and some quality deliveries, but if we can grind out results like that every week ill be happy.

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