Peter Lovenkrands – A Class Act

Peter Løvenkrands returned to a hero’s welcome at Ibrox last Saturday, and then scored within a minute of coming on with his first touch of the match.

Peter Lovenkrands – acknowledges crowd ovation on Saturday

That was just to let the great Rangers’  supporters know this lad still knows where the back of the net is,  and he has scored an impressive 19 goals for Newcastle in just 44appearances, in a short but successful 18 months at the Newcastle club.

But he also didn’t celebrate too much on Saturday, as a sign of respect to the Rangers’ fans, with whom he was a big favorite in his six years on Clydeside.

Peter’s a class act if ever there was one.

And the 30 year-old has talked about the upcoming season, and puts a bit of common sense into what to expect form the Newcastle side:

“People wrote us off last year so we’re used to it,” “It’s going to be a tough season and I don’t think anyone’s expecting us to perform wonders and get in the top ten or anything like that.”

“But we have a good squad with some good signings coming in, and we have something to build on. Our main target is to stay up, but we also want to see how much better we can do than that.”

“We have a good team and good staff behind us, and we have the potential to do well.”

Peter is a smashing lad, as my wife would say, and he’s done well since he signed from Schalke 04 as a free agent in January of 2009.

And we are all hoping there are a lot more goals to come from the 21 times capped Danish International, in the Premier League this coming season.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 9, 2010 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #1

    Best striker we have in my opinion

  • GeordieDan

    Aug 9, 2010 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #2

    Yep, mine to. The most techincally skilled striker we have no doubt.

  • GeordieDan

    Aug 9, 2010 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #3

    technically even! lol

  • Seabass

    Aug 9, 2010 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #4

    Better choice as a lone striker since we dont have any players on the flanks capable of crossing…

  • paddyq

    Aug 9, 2010 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #5

    He’s decent and seems a good bloke. But im not sure how many goals he can get in the prem. There really is alot of pressure on Carroll to perform. Personally I think Nile Ranger has the most potential of our strikers. Ameobi is dogs balls, Carroll has no touch but is great in the air, best seems a bit hit and miss…hopefully however they can all prove me wrong and score a heap of goals!

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 9, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #6

    @paddyq (5)

    Yes Ranger has a lot of potential, but I think I would loan him out for a year where he is guarenteed playing time, that what he needs, match experience and I cant see him getting much in the PL

  • paddyq

    Aug 9, 2010 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #7

    yeah it probably would be the best option for him, perhaps in a championship side. However, if it came down to say him or ameobi, i still think id prefer to see him playing. ameobi was absolutely dreadfull against rangers the other day, hardly could do a thing right.

  • Ericles

    Aug 9, 2010 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #8

    Lovenkrands for me is a class all round player and seems a real good bloke too. For me he has to be first choice start to each game. He is adaptable and does not throw his toys out of the pram when asked to play different roles. Rather him in a forward role than Nolan whose position is elsewhere.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 9, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #9

    @paddyq (7)


    I would always pick Ranger upfront over Ameobi
    Come to think of it I would pick:

    Krul, Smith, Hoots, S.Campbell, Anyone upfront ahead of Shola.

    And yes, he showed against Rangers how far out of his comfort zone he is at a higher level, I think we were right last season, Shola found his level in the championship.

  • paddyq

    Aug 9, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #10

    @ NUFC_Richyg01

    well im glad somebody agrees with me. However, i fear the one guy who matters may think otherwise. the thought of going to old trafford and having bambi come off the bench at any point in the match is indeed terrifying.

    having said all this he will probably come off the bench and score.
    realistically though the best option for old strolla would be to head back down to the CCC where he belongs.

  • henok ethiopian toon

    Aug 9, 2010 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #11

    well i dont hate shola…he never misses a ball when is one on one wid a keeper…lets get rid of jonas…i dont know why he gets credit …he always gives away the ball and he cant even cross the ball properly…

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 9, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #12

    @ henok ethiopian toon (11)

    WTF Mate?

    You ben watching Sammy Ameobi?

  • Captain Beefheart

    Aug 9, 2010 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #13

    McLovens IS good – but it don’t make much diff is he’s sat on the bloody bench while Nolan lumbers around instead, does it? I can’t believe all the fans/blogs who want Nolan as captain, but realise he is not Prem standard as a player? It’s Butt all over again.

    For me, a captain plays every game he is fit and this season that means Colo or Barton, they are both class acts. McLovens meanwhile should be given that role behind the front man on a permanent basis.

    Plus ca change…..

  • Thump

    Aug 9, 2010 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #14

    @NUFC_Richyg01: Ignore het, he’s got some daft opinions that he’s been called on before (and never responded to, funnily enough!). Not entirely certain the lad even understands the game, or that “creativity” does involve taking some risks that my lose you the ball.

    On topic, I liked seeing McLoven signing Ranger’s shirts and taking pictures. Great to see a player interact with the fans and especially opposition fans in the way he did (yes I know his history with them, but it doesn’t change it being a kind gesture).

  • Obafan

    Aug 9, 2010 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #15

    1. First of all I would like to say how I admire McLoven. The way he went to the Rangers fans, to take a picture with a kid shows how good a person he is (there are a lot of others who would have ignored the fans and kids).

    2. Again I find it sad that lots of people are so hard for Ameobi. He played better than Carroll Saturday, had a far better goal average than Carroll last season. How many goals did he already score in the EPL? Hopefully Carroll will score as many as he already did. The only problem he has is that his injuries always kept him from getting a good rhythm during a couple of weeks/months. He can do stupid things but he also can be brilliant.

  • baro

    Aug 9, 2010 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #16

    He is not premiership player.

  • Brutooon

    Aug 10, 2010 at 3:10 AM

    Comment #17

    he is our “experience” player up front.

    a good player, a good person (same like nobby solano who play football from the heart)

  • xfer

    Aug 10, 2010 at 3:58 AM

    Comment #18

    He has indeed been a class act so far. Works hard for the team, and technically decent too!


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