Peter Lovenkrands has done a great job on Tyneside since his permanent move to Newcastle

Words by Kevin Doocey on .

Peter Lovenkrands scoring a nice amount of goals for Newcastle United this season

When Newcastle United in January 2009 confirmed that Peter Lovenkrands would indeed be staying until the end of the season under Joe Kinnear, there were a lot of unhappy Ton fans out there. In a dismal January transfer window which in a way sent us down from the Premier League, Lovenkrands was 1 of a mere 3 faces that arrived on a relegation threatened club at the time . He tried his best at Newcastle and score some important goals, like his goal away at West Brom and indeed sealing all 3 points in St.James’ Park in Alan Shearer’s first and only win if my memory serves me correctly.

Chris Hughton took over fully a few months later and Peter Lovenkrands was on his list. The Dane signed in the summer, alongside Danny Simpson on loan from Manchester United.

At this stage of the season, Peter Lovenkrands has netted 12 times for Newcastle and twelve goals in any league is a decent tally, especially for someone who has had to deal with the sad loss of his father only weeks ago.

These goals have been of good quality too and a large majority with his head, which alone is a feat for a striker who doesn’t have a huge stature to boast about. He grabbed a hattrick against Plymouth Argyle and nearly too against Barnsley on Saturday, he even said he was a little disappointed to miss out on the opportunity to bad his second hattrick of the season.

Either way, you have to be pleased with McLoven and his performances of late. Perhaps he’s looking towards the #9 shirt? What would you make of that?

Comments welcome 🙂

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Turkish Magpie: ⏱ 08/03/2010

Doocey-hate to be a hyppocrit but he got a hat-rick against Plymouth, nt cardiff ;)

Turkish Magpie: ⏱ 08/03/2010

Doocey-hate to be a hyppocrit but he got a hat-rick against Plymouth, nt cardiff ;)

Doocey: ⏱ 08/03/2010

Right you are Turkish Magpie. Thanks for that, he scored twice in that match rather!

Doocey: ⏱ 08/03/2010

Right you are Turkish Magpie. Thanks for that, he scored twice in that match rather!

icedog: ⏱ 08/03/2010

DOOCEY,i agree with with lovermans form,but do you not agree it might be down a little to guthrie form more so when he plays in c/mf

icedog: ⏱ 08/03/2010

DOOCEY,i agree with with lovermans form,but do you not agree it might be down a little to guthrie form more so when he plays in c/mf

boater: ⏱ 09/03/2010

Don't agree that the winter x-fer signings 'in a way sent us down'. Any and all players were struggling to get anywhere near their best, such was the toxic atmosphere - plus absence of a manager by rights. It was unimportant who came - we had a squad which should have been getting uefa not relegated,, but as we have seen this season - a little bit of coherence and stability goes along way to getting players back on song.

boater: ⏱ 09/03/2010

Don't agree that the winter x-fer signings 'in a way sent us down'. Any and all players were struggling to get anywhere near their best, such was the toxic atmosphere - plus absence of a manager by rights. It was unimportant who came - we had a squad which should have been getting uefa not relegated,, but as we have seen this season - a little bit of coherence and stability goes along way to getting players back on song.

Robby Bobson: ⏱ 09/03/2010

icedog...playing guthrie in the middle does play towards lovenkrands strength as when we actually play football his pace and movement and intelligence comes into play. He bagged a few goals last season in the premiership in a team where owen and martins and viduka werent scoring, so no doubt is he a premiership quality player.

Robby Bobson: ⏱ 09/03/2010

icedog...playing guthrie in the middle does play towards lovenkrands strength as when we actually play football his pace and movement and intelligence comes into play. He bagged a few goals last season in the premiership in a team where owen and martins and viduka werent scoring, so no doubt is he a premiership quality player.

sas: ⏱ 09/03/2010

Lovenkrands did far more in my opinion than Owen, Martins and Viduka in our run in last season, glad he's doing well now.

sas: ⏱ 09/03/2010

Lovenkrands did far more in my opinion than Owen, Martins and Viduka in our run in last season, glad he's doing well now.

icedog: ⏱ 09/03/2010

ROBBY BOBSON;your spot on there m8 :)

icedog: ⏱ 09/03/2010

ROBBY BOBSON;your spot on there m8 :)

Doocey: ⏱ 09/03/2010

I really do this the <strong>lack</strong> of signings in January of that year did have a huge part to play in sending us down. Of course we didn't perform when we had to, but some often ask whether we had the players to actually perform!

Doocey: ⏱ 09/03/2010

I really do this the <strong>lack</strong> of signings in January of that year did have a huge part to play in sending us down. Of course we didn't perform when we had to, but some often ask whether we had the players to actually perform!