Lovenkrands – We Need To Move On And Focus On Stoke


Peter Lovenkrands was interviewed after the Carling Cup tie at Blackburn last night, which Newcastle lost 4-3, when Givet scored in the last minute of extra time.

Peter Lovenkrands – after scoring extra time penalty

Newcastle were not at their best last night, especially in the first half,  but after going two goals down through Rochina and Yakubu, they amazingly scored twice in the five minutes of  injury time,  and sent the game into extra time.

Both goals were excellent, and the first was a 30 yard shot from Danny Guthrie after 93 minutes,  and then Yohan Cabaye put home a 25 yard free kick, with just one minute remaining in the game,  for his second  goal in successive games for the Tyneside club.

In extra time, Pedersen scored for Blackburn and then Lovenkrands equalized with a penalty,  but then right at the death, when it looked like the tie would go to penalties,  Givet scored a last minute winner, and Newcastle were out of the competition.

This is what Peter Lovenkrands said when asked whether the lads were disappointed:

“Of course we’re disappointed, especially after coming back that late in the game to get extra-time and then coming back again after going 3-2 down,” Lovenkrands said as he spoke exclusively to nufc.co.uk after the match.”

“I thought in the first half we struggled a bit but in the second half we did well and if a few decisions had gone our way, maybe it would have been a different game.”

“Losing it in the last second, pretty much, is hard to take but that’s football sometimes. It doesn’t always go your way so we just need to focus now and get everyone ready for Monday.”

“The boys did fantastically,”  “They were good goals – the free-kick and the shot from Danny as well. I think we deserved to at least get extra-time but then of course, with their defelected goal they went ahead again.”

“Then we got another goal and in the end it was a hard one on us. We were probably expecting it to go to penalties and hope to take it, but it wasn’t to be this time.”

“But we won’t sit with our head in our lap and cry about it. We need to move on and focus on Stoke. That’s an important game and it can take us further ahead in the league if we get a good result.”

“So we need to regroup, get everybody fit and ready and then focus on that.”

Newcastle have had the run of the green in many of their games this season, but they didn’t get it last night.

But who would have thought in August that it would be late October before this Newcastle side suffered their very first defeat of the season?

Not many.

But now we have to make sure it’s not two defeats in a row at Stoke City on Monday evening, and that now becomes an even more important game for Newcastle.

Howay The Lads!!



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41 comments so far

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Oct 27, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #1

    I think we have to play our usual first 11 for stoke game and then we have to introduce ben arfa lovenkrAnds and marveux after 60 min

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Oct 27, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #2

    The winning run was always going to end by being beaten by a third rate team – the main worry is that we shipped four goals from a really poor side who are going to get relegated. How are we going to cope with the top three and especially City away ? Lack of defensive cover is still going to hit us sometime through the season so ought to be a top priority for the January window.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Oct 27, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #3

    DOSENT matter if we win or loose the game the main thing IS the fighting spirit we had in that match we have to show that whole season and we can easily be in top half

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  • Stuart

    Oct 27, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #4

    Still unbeaten in the prem!

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  • ochytoon

    Oct 27, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #5

    Boooo sack pardew. Kidding aside, I think it’s gd we got beat in a way as I think the team was getting cocky.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Oct 27, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #6

    Off topic,

    worried about Goslings future, afraid we may loose a top youngster

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  • Stuart

    Oct 27, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #7

    I hope not Indian! I really rate Gosling but it appears AP doesnt so much like.

    Would love to know the craic on that one like.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Oct 27, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #8

    Stuart,

    There was talk of Abeid coming, at no point he was considered.

    Irony is some one like perch can play for us but not Gosling

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Oct 27, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #9

    @ Roshan

    Yeh, amazing last ten minutes of normal time. “Never say die” will deffo help us through the season. Still we need to bounce back against Stoke and Lady Luck as twelfth man.

    AP has done a great job with the defence so what went wrong there ?
    Was it just Perch ?

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  • Ollieh51

    Oct 27, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #10

    Guys, these players are still so young and Blackburn had a full compliment out yesterday, it’s no surprise that it was a disjointed performance.

    Oh well, would have been a difficult few weeks for us when you see the games we have in November anyhow, in some ways it’s a good thing. (Every cloud…)

    Also, Guthrie agian showing his passing ability and popped up with a mega bang. Decent player, hope people now see his value to the squad and why pards is opting for him over Gosling.

    Still, Perch must be getting paid to be as shite as he is?!

    And where the LL Cool J is Kadar?!

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  • Stuart

    Oct 27, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #11

    Kadar played for the reserves yesterday Ollieh.

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  • BoomBoom

    Oct 27, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #12

    Bit gutted to loose the record but from what i can see from the highlights we did pretty well and could have won the game in the 90 min. Some times it just doesn’t come good.

    Never really thought that much of Guthrie, always thought he was decent but never great. But a good desplay from him last night, still have higher hopes for Gosling mind you. And hope we can keep hold of him in January.

    Ben Arfa didn’t do much again, he does have the class but needs to settle in to the TEAM!!

    Defo need soome cover and the back, because Perch just ain’t a centre back.

    3 points on monday please, lets catch Manu U!!! ha

    Toon Toon.

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  • Stuart

    Oct 27, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #13

    I dont think we’ll sell Gosling in January, he may get loaned out though to get some first team games under his belt.

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  • Ollieh51

    Oct 27, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #14

    I have faith in them for making the best possible selections but would like to know how he’s getting on at least.

    When he did come in in our CCC season, he really loooked decent but then was replaced by more experienced players.

    Know he’s had injuries too but didn’t he get an international call up for the U21’s recently too?

    Also, did anyone see the game to see how SanToon got on?

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 27, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #15

    Demba Ba was the best player on the pitch yday he did everything he possibly could of done and he was really trying to get the team going he was superb gave 110%

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 27, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #16

    Ollieh51 – Yeah mate a was there a thought Santon was easily the best defender and he looked good bombing forward couple little slips nearly let them in but didnt do nothing overly wrong he had a solid game imo hes got a good right and left foot and is quite tricky on the ball aswel

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  • Ollieh51

    Oct 27, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #17

    @ GeordieToon89 – Cheers mate.

    Anyone that you’d name and shame as being a liability?

    Surprised HBA wasn’t seen to be a bit more effective… I realise that he’s coming back from a few horrific injuries and I saw him back out of at least 2x 50:50 challenges on Saturday which I 100% understand.

    And I am still thinking that Marveaux is worth a start over OberToon?!

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  • likeajediknight

    Oct 27, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #18

    not sure if people are bothered but i have it on good authority that newcastle are interested in Lyon’s Yannis Tafer whos valued at 3.5m. pretty interesting cos he’d be a bargain for that…

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  • Stuart

    Oct 27, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #19

    who’s your good authority like likeajediknight?

    Also who is he? Never really heard of him. Position etc?

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  • TOONALE

    Oct 27, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #20

    I am a bit worried about the defense, something
    fishy going on.

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  • Ollieh51

    Oct 27, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #21

    @ Toonale – Is that a sly reference to how SHITE ‘Perch’ is?

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  • Stuart

    Oct 27, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #22

    Calm down toonale, it was the first time that back 4 had played together, it was santons debut and we had bloody perch at CB.

    Our first choice back 4 is still the most solid in England and hopefully in January we’ll buy some cover.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Oct 27, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #23

    What can I say? More disappointed than I should be about the Carling Cup but we fought hard and deserved a win purely for rubbish reffing and our fight.

    Against stoke I would play best and ba rather than benny. But Marveaux needs to start for sure.

    Were we playing with 3 at the back at the end? If so that’s intersting. I don’t understand why Saylor didn’t play and all this talk about a mask to be worn. A broken nose is nothing and he managed to finish the game against Wigan so why couldn’t he play last night. I’ve broken my nose twice now and it doesn’t hinder you in any way other than hurting like a bitch for a week.

    Also Perch??????

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  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 27, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #24

    Stuart, just looked on wikipedia.
    Striker and his statistics are prolific for last season. 10 games 1 assist, 1 goal.

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  • Stuart

    Oct 27, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #25

    haha, very prolific like GG. Is he still young like or what?

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  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 27, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #26

    oops, that’s his career total.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Oct 27, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #27

    @Geordie german,

    He is Under 19, you can imagine how many minutes he would have gotten for the same.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 27, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #29

    Indian, wikipedia say he’s 20.

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  • Stuart

    Oct 27, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #30

    Lots of time to develop then, another one for the future maybe?

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  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 27, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #31

    Was just thinking the same Stuart. One for the reserves.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Oct 27, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #32

    Age is nt the point, its the # of Minutes to the goals and the potential, and if it transpires then i think its the end for NILE RANGER

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  • likeajediknight

    Oct 27, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #33

    yeah i dont know a lot about him but i heard we were scoutin him when he was on loan last season. and the authority i have isnt the best, but its from inside the club…

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  • Indian Magpie

    Oct 27, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #34

    3.5 millon Reserve, really

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  • Indian Magpie

    Oct 27, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #35

    U guys know anything about Jordan Rhodes of Hudersfield, any good.

    May be lee clark can help.

    😉

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  • TOONALE

    Oct 27, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #36

    Ollieh51

    Just a little bit.

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  • Davy Craig

    Oct 27, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #37

    Demba Ba was by far our best player last night. He never stopped working and fighting and constantly looked to make runs. The service to him was poor though and only Cabaye seemed to have his passing boots on.

    Simpson was poor and they capitalised on this from the start resulting in the first goal. We really missed Steven Taylor last night and Perch was poor as a replacement.

    Obertan was a waste of space when he came on, seemed to run into cul-de-sacs and didn’t look where he was playing the ball when he did get into decent positions. He left his man for their winning goal as well.

    Sammi Ameobi should’ve been on from the start for me but I’d like to have seen him playing behind Ba and running at the defenders.

    The big disappointment for me, apart from the result, was Ben Arfa. He didn’t look interested, played lazy passes and was no help to Ba at all.

    The goals in injury time were superb and I fell over the back of my seat during the celebrations because everyone just went totally mental!

    70% of the play and only 4 shots on target to their 11 sums it up though.

    I’m not going to mention their fans because there were none there to mention.

    I’m also not going to mention the referee because I’d be hauled in front of the FA if I say what I would like to say.

    Focus for Stoke now!

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 27, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #38

    Ollieh – Ben Arfa was p*ss poor lost everytime he had the ball and couldnt pass never got into the game but obviously he will get better with games also cant believe this but Cabaye and Colo wer both below crap even Perch played better than Colo :\ … Basically everyone was terrible except…. Ba/Santon/Guthrie

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  • Ollieh51

    Oct 27, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #39

    @ Davy Craig – Thansk mate, appreciate the analysis.

    @ GeordieToon89 – That’s not good.

    HBA looked decent against Wigan but needs to adjust quickly as his passing was a bit off. Needs more games to get the sharoness abck but at the expense of who and against who?

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  • toonincheek

    Oct 27, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #40

    angelswithdirtyfaces @2
    4 goals shipped, but one pen which definitely wasn’t – Krul played the ball.
    And another – a deflection in extra time.

    Haven’t seen our penalty shouits except the Ba incident – he fell over, not tripped.

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