Lovenkrands Will Take The Goals – Flukes And All

Peter Lovenkrands should return to the starting line-up tomorrow against Barnsley, and will probably partner big Andy Carroll up front.

Peter Lovenkrands – I’ll take flukes and all

Lovenkrands told the local Evening Chronicle today:

“I don’t care where I score or how I score, as long as they are going over the line.” “It’s great to do well and score goals at St James’ Park in front of big crowds. I haven’t got a problem with it.”

“I’m just glad to be back and playing again, so hopefully the goals will keep coming.” “It’s been quite a frustrating time for me because of injury.”

“It wasn’t too serious and that’s why I made them take me off so early – so that it didn’t get worse.” “I’m just happy it only took a week. But it’s all good now and I’ve been training well. I’m fully back to normal.”

“It was quite surreal. To score a goal so early and have the euphoria of the crowd cheering then to be limping off is surreal.” “It wasn’t the best, but there is no good time to get injured – it’s a blow whenever it happens.”

As we reported yesterday, Newcastle have a chance to equal a 103 year-old record at Newcastle by going through a full season unbeaten at home.

The League One winning side of 1906-1907 was the last Newcastle side to do that, by winning 18 of their home games and drawing the other one and they won the league with 51 points from their 38 games.

Newcastle have not suffered a home defeat since the terrible 1-0 loss to Fulham last season, which followed Newcastle’s great win on the previous Monday night over Middlesbrough 3-1.

The Fulham game was the game we thought would clinch safety for us, and although the lads played well and attacked all the way through – the Gods were just not with us or manager Alan Shearer on that Saturday.

Peter Lovenkrands talked about that Fulham gamne:

“That game against Fulham was unreal and we were unlucky. We played well and they didn’t but they still got the points. That’s why we have to be on our guard because football can be fickle like that.”

“So you have to go into each game with the same attitude. We’ve been unbeaten at home and it’s something that we want to keep up.”

“Watford is a hard place to go to. To see them come back with three points was good and it’s a very good achievement.’ “I was watching the live scoring and keeping an eye on Sky.”

“When I don’t play I always like to keep up to date.’ “It was a great result. The team is playing great and we’re creating a lot of chances. Myself and Andy (Carroll) have been scoring goals lately.”

“I think it’s time to do it again but it’s all down to the team playing so well and creating those chances for us.”

But Lovenkrands also says he doesn’t mind one little bit if another effort that looks a bit of a fluke goes into the net – hey – a goal’s a goal and any striker just wants to see the ball in the back of the net, however he gets it there.

Perter continued:

“Everybody says it looks like I meant it.’ “But I have to be honest, it was a cross!”

“When you look back on it in a few weeks nobody will look at it like that, it was just another goal.” “A goal is a goal and I was just happy it went in.”

“Smudger played the ball to me and I tried to play it in to Andy.”

After he had scored Peter acknowledged immediately he hadn’t meant it as a shot – fool. 😀

A goal is a goal and Peter was just too honest on that day, but as he says he’ll take them whichever way they come.  Said like a true goalscorer!

We also hope Peter makes the Danish World Cup side, and if he keeps scoring the goals on Tyneside, we have to think he’s got a decent chance – he can certainly do the job for Denmark in the summer, that’s for sure.

He’s already on 10 goals this season for Newcastle with 8 of them coming this year.

We wouldn’t be at all surprised if Peter adds to that total tomorrow.

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far

  • Robby Bobson

    Mar 5, 2010 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #1

    Yer the Fulham game…where we equalised and the ref gave a free kick for Nolan standing still. Grrr.

    Anyway, Lovenkrands scores when we play football at home…whereas away where we hoof it up field he just gets lost in the game and will do very little.

    His runs in and around the box are superb and has a finishing touch with his feet and his head…the sort of player Owen was meant to be last season and wasn’t. Its a shame to see this wasted though when we go to a ground with a shoddy pitch and fired up home team so have to play it long.

  • boater

    Mar 5, 2010 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #2

    Can we please not think about the end of last season until we go back – I get a pain in my stomach just thinking about those last few games.

    So much debate about whether or not hughton and the players are up to premiership standard and all we hear is about how the gulf in the leagues is so huge. I prefer to look at it optimistically that, we somehow by proxy we have ended up with a decent team at the helm in CH and CC and the players are playing for each other. I think this alone would see us steady next season Stoke style- barring a summer player clearout and more conflict between owner and supporters.

    Hopefully if we go up we have learned the price of quick-fix over ambition leading to us going down, and that settling for a steady season with survival as the main objective is the key.

  • geoff777

    Mar 5, 2010 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #3

    Owen out for rest of the season … Hamstring

  • Captain Beefheart

    Mar 5, 2010 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #4

    I’m not bothered if we lose at home, as long as we win the next three or four. It’s the stupid draws that annoy me. KK understood this more than most, he just didn’t grasp the concept that it was much easier to win if you didn’t concede in the process – not to mention the collective heart condition of those watching. 2-0 will be fine, Barnsley are certainly not going to roll over and play dead ’cause it suits our schemes…

  • xfer

    Mar 6, 2010 at 3:02 AM

    Comment #5

    Hes been looking good all season! I like his mobility and ability on the ball. Good player we have in the squad, for a change.

  • Doha Mag

    Mar 6, 2010 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #6

    It will be good for Peter and Newcastle if he makes the Danish World Cup side. Ditto Jonas and Colo for the Argentine World Cup side.

    Can’t see any other Newcastle representation at the World Cup although Harper’s playing well enough to be considered as a squad player…..


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