Newcastle Striker Hopes For Playing Time Next Season


Peter Lovenkrands is a classy player and he has always come across as a positive guy, and a terrific professional since he’s been at Newcastle.

Peter Lovenkrands – hopes for playing time next season

Bobby Robson  in the summer of 2000 thought he had brought Peter, then 20 years old,  to Newcastle, but then we heard that Peter had not only visited Glasgow Rangers,  but he signed for them too.

And since then Peter said he signed for Rangers, because he thought he’d get more playing time north of the border.

Peter had previously been playing for Akademisk Boldklub, a Danish club based in Copenhagen.

But that’s what happened and Peter married a Glasgow beauty and then he really did sign for Newcastle in January of 2009, this time as  a free agent from FC Schalke 04.

And the Danish International has a more than decent record on Tyneside, as he’s scored 26 goals in 73 appearances for the Magpies – and that’s around 0.36 goals per appearance, or just more than one goal for every three appearances – which is not bad at all.

Peter managed to notch 7 goals last season and came through nicely earlier this year, when Newcastle were struggling to overcome  losing Andy Carroll,  and not having the time to replace him.

Peter talked to the local Newcastle press from central Florida today:

“I just hope to get as much playing time as possible.” “But there are a lot of new faces, so it’s going to be harder to get playing time.”

“I’ll just bide my time, and hope to get a chance at some point and a couple of goals, like I did last year.”

“I ended the season in really good form, and that’s what I’m trying to build on for next season.”

“There are a lot of new players, and they’ll get a lot of playing time at the beginning, and that’s understandable.”

“I just want to show in these games that I’m here and ready.” “Hopefully, I’ll get a lot of playing time, like I did last year.”

“It’s been hard work, and there’s been a lot of travelling, but it’ll hopefully benefit us in the end.”

“When we come home, we’ll probably find it easier.” “I was in Miami in my first year with Rangers, and the summers in Germany were also hot.”

“This is totally different with the humidity.”

Peter signed a three year contract with Newcastle on September 1st of 2009, but that contract will probably end on June 30th next year, so this could well be his last season on Tyneside.

And come to think of it there are quite a few Newcastle players whose contracts end next June, and those also include Guthrie, Ameobi, Enrique, Barton and Smith, to name only five.

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17 comments so far

  • GeordieToon89

    Jul 23, 2011 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #1

    signed on a free from germany, peter lovenkrandssss.!

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  • Desange

    Jul 23, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #2

    “And come to think of it there are quite a few players whose contracts end next June, and those also include Guthrie, Ameobi, Enrique, Barton and Smith, to name only four.”

    Thats five…

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jul 23, 2011 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #3

    Ha ha DESANGE 🙂
    We will probably need hi this season and is a natural goal scorer.
    Losing some pace but get him fit and he`ll get us some goals.
    Would rather blood Ranger but he`ll probably be moved out

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  • JUGGALO TOON ™

    Jul 23, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #4

    Better winger than striker. Simples.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 23, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #5

    Good squad player, nothing more

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  • Tonytoon73

    Jul 23, 2011 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #6

    You never know, with the players we have signed who can pass a ball along the ground instead of the high ball, like we used to do, lovers could take advantage of the play.

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  • samigee14

    Jul 23, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #7

    peter lovenkrands is not a classy player. he is a poor player at best. he can score goals but he is lightweight and if u study the runs he makes he always goes the lonh way round to the ball to avoid challenging for th ball

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  • NOVA2967

    Jul 23, 2011 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #8

    Lets give Wigan $4 million and loan Zogs back to them for a year.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 23, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #9

    Desange ??

    Ed said 5 unless he has sneakily gone and changed it !

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jul 23, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #10

    why loan him back when we need him now :s worst comment ever

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  • MadAboutToon

    Jul 23, 2011 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #11

    i think lovenkrants should be played as a WG, when he’s up front you wouldn’t even know he’s on the pitch, he gets bossed by big CB and doesn’t get much chance but as a WG i think he’s a decent player, pretty quick and good crosser and good at cutting in from the wing. that’s where he played with rangers and with us when he first came. i don’t understand why we ever play him up front.

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 23, 2011 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #12

    Peter got allot of playing time this season, and he did put away a few goals. But when he’s up against a defender that marks him well, Lovenkrands has no strengths to play on.

    Watching Lovenkrands play frustratets the hell outta me. He looks so outplayed and misplaced sometimes i wanna cry. The sooner he goes the better imo.

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  • kilcline

    Jul 23, 2011 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #13

    The more he plays the more of a relegation fight we will be involved in.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 23, 2011 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #14

    I’ll have Lovenkrands in the team before Ameobi anyday. Hell come to think of it I’ll have any of our forwards before Strolla ‘ money Grabbing’ Ameobi.

    Ed of that list of players that I’d like to keep Barton and perhaps Mr Lover and Guthrie as back up are the only ones worth keeping.

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  • NUFCFAN76

    Jul 23, 2011 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #15

    Lads,

    Link to a few pics below. I have the first wave of pics for closed training day one at Swope Park ready but due to size limitations I’ll leave the pics/vids up for a couple of days and then upload more and remove the old ones to keep it going. Enjoy.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nufcfan76/

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  • craig bell

    Jul 24, 2011 at 2:53 AM

    Comment #16

    he hopes for playing time… i hope he gets no playing time. hes worse than shola! haha

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  • magpies69

    Jul 24, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #17

    Mr LoverLover is worse than Shola – are you crazy??? GR8 news that Ameobi’s contract only has 12 months left, he can then move down a division or two on a free-his goal scoring record for the toon is a disaster!!!

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