52 Points From 23 Games Following That Scunthorpe Defeat

Newcastle well and truly got the job done last night against Scunthorpe, with the only disappointment being why it was only 3 goals, given all  the chances the lads created, especially in the first half.

Peter Lovenkrands – scored yet again last night

Of course we all know what happened the last time we met Scunthorpe last October, in what was one of Newcastle’s most embarrassing defeats for many a season, when the lads went down 2-1 at Glanford Park.

After a game like that,  it must have been very difficult being the Newcastle manager, but Chris Hughton has handled both wins and defeats at Newcastle very well this season – and he’s a steadying influence on the players.

In fact since that defeat at Glanford Park Newcastle have just one defeat at Derby County in the ensuing 23 league games, during which the lads have won an impressive 15 of those games.

That’s 52 points in those 23 games, and that’s promotion form from the Magpies.

Hughton talked about the game last night:

“With the amount of chances we had we dominated possession,”

“Kevin Nolan’s goal was for some reason disallowed – we couldn’t see why that was.”

“But when you have that number of chances it’s important that you make the most of them.”

And Newcastle’s in-form strikers, Carroll and Lovenkrands both got on the scoring sheet yet again, and these lads are doing great this year.

Chris continued and talked about the competition between his scorers:

“It’s a healthy battle,” “The obvious one for me is it doesn’t matter who scores but I know it matters to them.”

“If you’re someone whose scoring goals it’s important that you keep getting them and I’m delighted with them both.”

“It was a great occasion for Scunthorpe United’s fans who probably will never see this as a league fixture again in their lifetime. It was fantastic for us.”

Certainly after the game the Scunthorpe manager Nigel Adkins was very complimentary about Newcastle’s performance last night, and only hoped that his young players  could learn what they have to do to be top players.

Scunthorpe are 3rd bottom of the league after gaining promotion from League One last season, but they still have a good fighting chance of staying  up, with the two clubs above them within one point of the Irons.

We hope they manage to stay up.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • komfort

    Mar 18, 2010 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #1

    “It was a great occasion for Scunthorpe United’s fans who probably will never see this as a league fixture again in their lifetime. It was fantastic for us.” …

    …..chris , because we’ve beat a lot of cannon fodder this season to get promoted will mean jack shit if fatty decides this team is good enough to keep us up without big investment……then scunny v the toon could once again be a fixture in the not to distant future..

  • Solaidback

    Mar 18, 2010 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #2

    Not many people commenting today, why is that??

    Anyways, good game, should have been more but 3-0 is another clean sheet, another home win & another step closer to promotion 🙂

  • ToonFanatic

    Mar 18, 2010 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #3

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  • DoctorZelig

    Mar 18, 2010 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #4

    Don’t know where else to write this but Lovenkrands just informed the Danish Newspaper BT, that he will not be eligible for the national team for the world cup.

    He says that the death of his father has been tough. He hardly sleeps at night and if he is to be ready for Premier League football next season, he needs to use the summer to heal emoationally and be with his loved ones.

  • thepict

    Mar 18, 2010 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #5

    I just want to wish Peter all the best and hope he comes through this difficult time and thank him for the performences he’s put in for our club.

  • Bucks mag

    Mar 18, 2010 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #6

    Lovenkrands is fast becoming a cult hero for me.

  • Robby Bobson

    Mar 18, 2010 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #7

    Lovenkrands always said that through the middle he would score goals and i had been abit sceptical and thought he should be on the wing.

    But he has shown his movement is sensational, yes its against weaker opposition but in a split second he has made space and a run in behind…against boro it was magnificant, waited for Wheater to take a step towards Jonas then boom in the space behind him.

    On TV on Saturday, so hopefully we can make the Boltons, West Hams and Wigans fear us next season in the relegation battle with a home performance away from home.


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