Who Will Be Top Scorer At Newcastle This Season?

We have three players within a couple of goals of each other so far this season at the Newcastle club.

Peter Lovenkrands – 12 goals so far this year – and all at home

Peter Lovenkrands has scored 12 goals, all this year and all have been scored at St. James’ Park, and that should guarantee him a start in the final 5 home games of the season.

And Kevin Nolan scored a goal in the second half on Saturday to keep him clear at the top of the Newcastle goals league, with 13 so far – unlucky for some.

Manager Chris Hughton would not be drawn on who would end up top scorer in what has been a terrific season so far for Newcastle.

When asked to name whom he thought would be top scorer Chris answered:

“I wouldn’t even think about doing that.” “In all honesty I don’t care and I’m not bothered.”

“In every game all I care about is if we score, whether that’s Coloccini and an own goal, as long as we score and we’ve got competition for places, then great.”

Andy Carroll will want to get back on the goals trail on Saturday at Middlesbrough after missing out on Saturday in Newcastle’s six goal haul.

Who do you think will end up top scorer on Tyneside this season?

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • Robbanufc

    Mar 8, 2010 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #1

    I think Lovenkrands, but I hope Nolan gets it. He’s scored so many vital goals for us this season.

  • Kevin Nichol

    Mar 8, 2010 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #2

    Without doubt Lovenkrands….!!!

    The one first class finisher we have at the club in front of goal! His header on saturday was top International quality; some of his other goals this season (i.e. plymouth; cardiff) have shown a real touch of class!

    He is the most intelligent striker at the club by far; Bob Moncur contantly talks about his willingness to work the channels and his clever runs. The ideal type of player to play off a Carroll or a Ranger (I exclude best from this list as he in truth looks woefull).

    At this rate i cannot see a better Danish striker than Lovenkrands and he surely must go to the world cup (Bendtner at Arsenal has to be the worst striker to have ever played for a top four PL team; it was particluarly funny when burnley manager Brian Laws claimed Bendtner had been burnley’s best player on sat in their defeat on soccer sunday 🙂 )

  • G

    Mar 8, 2010 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #3

    I would put my money on Loverman, but I would also agree with CH on this one, that I really don’t care, as long as its at least one more than the oposition I will take own goals etc.

  • dougnufc

    Mar 8, 2010 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #4

    Lovenkrands or Nolan may have the most goals, but I believe Big Andy will end up with a handful of goals and assists.

  • Tjodalf

    Mar 8, 2010 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #5

    Robbanufc: If I were hoping for someone, that would be Alan Smith, because that would mean him entering a scoring-spree in the last few games which would secure top spot this year.. 😉

  • Robbanufc

    Mar 8, 2010 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #6

    Tjodalf, I wouldnt mind seeing smudge put in 2 every game from now till the end of the season! 😀

  • xfer

    Mar 8, 2010 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #7

    I would put my money on Lovenkrands for the form he is currently in now.

  • komfort

    Mar 8, 2010 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #8

    for betting purposes there are 7 away games left to play & 5 @ home…with lover boys reluctance to hit that back of the net on out travels + the fact nolans place in the team is pretty much guaranteed….then i’d go for him.

    …lump on & take the bookies to the cleaners 🙂

  • komfort

    Mar 8, 2010 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #9

    oot should be our

  • toonboyjake

    Mar 8, 2010 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #10

    i put a bet on at the start of the season on nolan so im hoping its him, would like 2 see him and lovenkrands really go for it tho and get 2 the 20 mark

  • will die for the toon army

    Mar 8, 2010 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #11

    Peter Lovenkrands, he is on form on my FIFA 10 and in reality this guy is class, lads.

  • NorCal ToonFan

    Mar 8, 2010 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #12

    I go Lovenkrands.

    This brings up a question I am almost embarrassed to ask. Why not give Lovenkrands the #9 shirt? Everyone’s suggesting that Andy deserves it. But, Peter’s the more in form striker at the moment, at least as far as finishing goes. So, why not him? Granted, I could see where you’d like to have a local lad where the hallowed shirt, but if it goes to your best striker, or at least higher scoring…

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 8, 2010 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #13

    NorCal ToonFan,

    Lovenkrands isn’t a centre forward.

  • chuck

    Mar 8, 2010 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #14

    Lovenkrands can play either out and out striker or on either wing, right now he is playing CF, so dont say he is`nt a CF, thats just dumb.
    He is an experienced player with the ability to both score or lay the ball off and either Best or Carroll will benefit and learn from him.
    He was one of our better additions and we would do well to keep him for another season at least.

  • NorCal ToonFan

    Mar 8, 2010 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #15

    Easy, Chuck. Don’t want everyone to get in each other’s business over this. I see GeordieGerman’s point…he’s a versatile player vs. dedicated CF. He is just doing REALLY well in the CF position right now.

    But, a CF is who get’s that cherished and hallowed shirt. I knew it had something to do with position. And, I just assumed that since CH is playing Lovenkrands up top, that he would be an excellent candidate for the #9.

    Thanks all.

  • Sewelly

    Mar 8, 2010 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #16

    Lovenkrands will probably get it. He’s easily the most natural goalscorer at the club and had he played upfront all season I have no doubt he’d be right up there in terms of Championship goalscoring.

    His career as a striker has been drastically held back by being played on the wing so much. Both for Rangers and Schalke he was crowbarred out there all the time for his pace, when clearly he looks out of sorts playing there.

  • Sav

    Mar 9, 2010 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #17

    I’d like ranger to get it
    – because that means he’ll have to score at least a dozen more.


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