What about Peter?

Mcloven.
When you look at the current Newcastle squad there haven’t been many players that haven’t been linked with a move away this summer in truth.

Of course much of the speculation is merely paper talk and the media being mischievous. It’s something we as fans are surely used to by now. After Kevin Nolan left there was media suggestion that there was to be a player exodus at the club.

I think the press literally read in to Joey Barton’s Tweet in which the player said that he Jose and Jonas would be the next casualties to be turfed out the club. I think at the time Joey was frustrated at the sale of his good friend Nolan and lashed out a bit.

Although there is no hiding that all three players mentioned above are continually linked with moves away from Newcastle. If you add Coloccini to that list you have half of our influential players that the club are allegedly willing to sell, although as a realist I know Jose will probably be off.

Of course Newcastle have been heavily linked with strikers in recent weeks. The club have already secured the services of Demba Ba, a player who was seemingly very eager to join the club, and it’s likely that Alan Pardew will add another striker to the squad this window, with plenty of decent names being linked with a move to Tyneside.

Leon Best has been told he is available for transfer, which in truth surprises me. Leon has been in fine form for Newcastle and went a long way to silencing his critics by contributing with goals at a time of need last season, notably his fine hat-trick against West Ham at St James’ Park.

Best took his chance with both hands and stepped up after the sale of Judas. Personally for me Leon would be ahead of Shola in the pecking order, but the only person who’s opinion of the situation counts I guess is Alan Pardew’s as he picks the team.

One man who hasn’t really got a mention since the end of the season is Peter Lovenkrands. The Danish striker got quite a lot of playing time towards the tail end of the season and produced six league goals last term. Although classy at times and popular around the club Peter maybe isn’t Premier League quality and I just wonder how much the former Rangers man is in the thoughts of Alan Pardew for next season?

Maybe Best and Ranger are only up for sale because the club want to make a bit of money on the pair whilst they are still of good age? I certainly think that’s the case of Leon as I wouldn’t say he’s completely surplus to requirements at the club. Nile on the other hand has seemingly shown the club he lacks desire and willingness.

No doubt Nile has talent, but he’s still very raw. His attitude and application has been questioned not just by Pardew but also previous boss Chris Hughton. Ranger should want to learn and improve at his age but apparently he doesn’t. Look at Carroll, OK he made mistakes off the pitch but there is no denying that he wanted to get better as a footballer. Andy listened to the coaches and has developed into a decent player. Ranger should take note.

My point is that it’s strange that Ranger and Best are allowed to leave ahead of Peter. Maybe all three players are on Pardew’s list of ‘stay if you want to be a squad player, leave if you don’t’. Alan says he intends to speak to a few players and let them know that they won’t be automatic starters next season and if they don’t like that they can leave if they want to.

With Pardew admitting he will use Benny as a second striker next season and another new striker on the cards how far will that push Lovenkrands down the pecking order? I thought it would be interesting to hear your views, because last game I was at I saw a lot of Lovenkrands – 11 replica shirts.

Would you like to keep Peter at St James’ Park next season?

About MarkToon

I'm Mark, I live in a little town called Rugby. I go back a long way with Toonsy, we have traveled the country together watching the lads. I eat, breath and sleep Newcastle United! Follow me on [email protected] MRStockers or add me on Facebook- Mark Stockley.

59 thoughts on “What about Peter?

  1. Would prefer us to let go of lovenkrands than best, leon looked good when he got a run of games.

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  2. Out of the strikers we have imo Leon is Best of the bunch. Shola should be transferred, along with Nile and Peter. We need to bring in at least one other striker and a couple of defenders if we are to have any chance of a top ten finish this season.

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  3. Well having read lambiarse`s interview with the papers I would say we will need to keep Peter. His wages are low and it is unlikely that we will sign anyone of any significance up front. Peter is a good pro and whilst I would`nt selec t him for the first team a place on the bench could be justified. Well bobby we have identified what the lying bast—- were up to and now it has been confirmed. Maybe a few individuals who use this site will now smell the coffee.

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  4. Lovenkrands made an interview with a Danish newspaper last week telling that he expected to stay and that Pardew had assurede him that he was still in his plans…

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  5. The problem I have with Lovenkrands is that when he scores, great, I feel he is doing something. When he doesn’t score though he may aswell not be on the pitch as he becomes anonymous.

    Mind you, he is the most intelligent striker we have left from last season, so perhaps a better supply line may make him more noticeable?

    Another thing, far too many people worry about changing others opinions on here. Too many “smell the coffee” statements. It makes you wonder whether the most important thing is someone either being right or whether the most important thing is supporting Newcastle. At times I think that the former is the most important to some…….

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  6. Realistically he’s a squad player at best & that’s pushing it. Good professional & will give 100% despite that not being good enough.

    I can understand them wanting to get rid of Ranger for attitude reason but not sure what Best has done. Best & Loverman are similar players & if I had the choice I’d keep Best & sell Loverman.

    And Shola will stay for the rest of life at the toon…we’re stuck with him & he’ll no doubt taking on a coaching role in the not too distant future!! πŸ˜†

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  7. You’re right Toonsy…there’s a lot of ‘I told you so’ comments on here. I mean, imagine the pleasure when they say ‘ha ha told you we’d not spend this or buy that player or that we’d sell all our best player…in your face cos now were sh1te & the cockney conspiracy is true!!’ well if true it’s kind of in everyones face so I don’t see the point, what will be, will be…

    I see the site has achieved ‘cult’ status according to a chap on .org!! Keep it up! πŸ˜†

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  8. I would keep Leon Best and thats it and would not be surprised if we signed Shane Long this week on a cut price deal as its an easier option for the club.

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  9. I’m not a great fan of Lovenkrands. I don’t think he has the required coolness of mind. He always seems to be rushed, a bit like Martins was.

    I agree with Toonsy @ 6, about the smell the coffee thing. It’s all well and good having an opinion, but feck me, people don’t have to make the same point in every post.

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  10. Witters – Really? A cult πŸ™„

    That will be because said individual got laughed off of here by many many people. Rejection can hurt people you know πŸ˜†

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  11. I think Peter makes a lot of good runs off the ball and no one has the ability to find him in space… Thats why I think he comes off as being non existent on the park sometimes.. When you are moving into space, you are seen to be not getting into the play….I don’t think he will get a lot of game time this season… handy off the bench though…

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  12. I only noticed the contribution Loverman, Shola and Best made last season when i watched the season review, There was a stat on SSN yesterday about tevez scoring 20 goals and then there next highest scoring attacking player was Balotelli on 6, Silva on 4, Adam johnson got 3 and Dzeko got 2, Yes they were rotated but so we our attackers.

    Sholas 7, Lovers 6 and Bests 6 arent bad at all in comparison considering non were playing every match, Yes we need another striker to come in along with Ba because non are top notch but as back up id keep all three…

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  13. i think we might see him next season, think he is popular with pardew. I have a thread on the forum where i have summed up an interview from last week with peter. If you want i can translate it word for word as it is in danish.

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  14. Morning chaps; I actually felt that lovenkrands was at his best playing alongside best πŸ˜† (remember birmingham away) they both scored and seemed to have a good understanding of each other.

    Loverman also came out on record and said he enjoys playing alongside Best.
    If we could keep those two as back up I really dont think it would be the worst situation. They have both scored in the premier league last season and when you see erdinc only scored 9 in ligue 1 it at least doesnt put them on that low a rung.

    I personally see Long coming to the club, he is fast, technical and has a good finish which pards said he was looking for. But premier class… I dont know.

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  15. I thought Lovenkrands would have have gone back to finish his career in his homeland but it doesn’t seem that’ll be the case. Pardew maybe keeping him as he would probably be good back up for the “new” system, he did make alot of intelligent runs but often did not recieve the ball, perhaps that will be different with the new lads in the team.

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  16. CC – That cant be right mate. Their strikers cost a fortune so they’ll automatically score twenty goals a season, each πŸ˜‰

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  17. i read the Derek Llambias interview all he said was the 35 million still in the club and he did not say newcastle would not be geting any more players

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  18. If you chin your girlfriend and then pay her off to keep it qiet and out of the media then expect to be sold regardless of your potential. The straw that broke the camel back after a long line of misdemeanours, better off without him anyway, he could hit a cows arse with a banjo.

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  19. mark i enjoyed the read thanks,think 99% of the lads enjoy them,of the other 1% well who cares anyway.this window really makeing me think,ashley young m/u 17/18 mil henderson 20 mil,villa knock back 15mil tey want 20mil ect,i would be [email protected] if toon payed that sort of money,good players maybe,but great players NO,can see why clubs are looking over-seas,those prices are just a joke imo

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  20. seems like another contradiction from the Toon bigwigs. Apparently Best is an excellent individual in the dressing room, one of the first there, trains hard and wants to be at Newcastle + he had a good season, when selected. So much for signing/retaining players that want to play for Newcastle!

    I think we must have another lined up and are just balancing the squad numbers. Apart from showing his 6-pack in a pub he’s been a model pro. Who hasnt got their tums out while drinking, mines more of a lur-pak tho, utterly butterly πŸ™‚

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  21. Lovenkrands also has the ability to play on either wing or behind a striker. Obviously his best position is up front but that little bit of versitility gives more options than say best who if we sign a new front man would be at least 4th choice after new striker,ba,ameobi which he may not be happy with. Lovenkrands seems settled, enjoys playing here and i doubt is on big wages. Decent squad player for me.

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  22. I can see lovenkrands being quite effective for us this season with the midfield seemingly more focused on keeping the ball on the ground and opening up space. Loven could get around 8 goals next season if he plays enough!

    And yes, I honestly believe that. He’s had to deal with a midfield focused on big strikers for most of his time here. This could be very good for him

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  23. Apparently so Toonsy…It doesn’t surprise me he was laughed off here, some of poisonous sh1te he comes out with.

    No doubt he will have fashioned a .co.uk voodoo doll overnight to go with his Pardew / Ashley / Llambias set.

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  24. BTW – downing worth 15m what is the world coming too?!!
    I wouldnt pay 5m for him!!!
    Utter joke wonder what carroll thinks with liverpool buying utter dross and us buying a french international!

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  25. LIAM SOUTHERN TOON
    sounds about right for downing dispite your wisdom i would defo pay 5 mil for him

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  26. Toonarmyelite – I have seen downing play countless times and he is utterly incompetent as a player; no skill no flair and no imagination. He is an overachiever and incredibly overrated.
    You are right in the sense that to buy a useless england international you have to pay Β£15m. Seems farcical when you think Van Der Vaart cost Β£7m and would you say he is half the player downing is?

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  27. LIAM SOUTHERN TOON
    not watched him that much but he played ok when i watched him and Van Der Vaart is the better of the 2 players but 15 mil england international seems about right to me english players cost more

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  28. @toonsy & witters

    The purpose of the blog is surely to give your point of view and hopefully make others see they are wrong. πŸ˜‰

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  29. Bobby Shinton number 9
    July 6, 2011 at 09:26

    “@toonsy & witters

    The purpose of the blog is surely to give your point of view and hopefully make others see they are wrong. πŸ˜‰ ”

    Well if you think that you’d be wrong. Please see the “about” section where it clearly states that EVERYONE is entitled to an opinion. It’s no one persons job to determine right or wrong, and if you’re going to crack on using that as defence mechanism to constantly rile people up then it looks like you won’t last on here much longer.

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  30. BOBBY SHINTON NUMBER 9
    i see they got the window cleaner cleaning fenwicks window for your big photo shoot πŸ˜†

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  31. We have our two strikers now bennny and ba. Anyone else coming in will be back up prob why Erding wont come if u read his commenrs fron his interview saying he’s staying with psg!!

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  32. i hope its not from the judas money πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    the makems will be gutted USC is the only decent clothes shop in scumberland πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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  33. This Emma bird reminds me of that film with Robert Duvall.

    What was his line again?

    “I love the smell of Spam in the morning!”

    πŸ˜†

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  34. TC – I’ve said to her to just ask if she wants publicity, but that was ignored so I just delete the hyperlinks to that group. The ironic thing is their group doesn’t eve “like” our Facebook page either. You give nothing, you get nothing πŸ˜†

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  35. Rich – I’m getting the car MOT’d at the minute. It will be gone asap. Either that or I’ll just ban her and get Facebook to remove the group as its breaking their T&C’s

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  36. Sunlun buy wickham for Β£8m-Β£12m 8 goals last season and people are moaning about our lack of ambition, We offer Β£5m and Best for Shane long 25 goals last season and people on mad are moaning about our lack of ambition.

    Im confused… πŸ˜•

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  37. I see the The Oracle is saying we’ve had a bid accepted for Erdinger or whatever he’s called πŸ™„

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  38. Toonsy…it’s the same link that was spamming Ed’s a couple of weeks ago but different usename I think.

    When and why ya in Spain?

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  39. CC…to be fair I think Whickam will be good player but for Β£8m+ we’d need a player who will do the business now not just 2 years down the line, so do the mackems but they just havnt realised that yet πŸ˜†

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  40. Mark

    According to an irish radio station, So its could well be bollocks

    Rich

    My point exactly they are in no way shape or form replacing bents goals they need goals now like us, Thats why i would have Ba everytime out of the two, In my opinion wickham will have to hit the ground running or his confidence will be destroyed by a bunch of retards expecting the new Shearer and getting the new Kevin Kyle… πŸ˜‰

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  41. I like him, but his main asset is pace and agility, only going to get worst with age.

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  42. I would really like to keep Leon Best, to be honest!

    If a bid, including a player, was actually to be made for Shane Long, I’d much prefer Shola Ameobi to that part-exchange player. He’s old, lacks ability and effort, and was nowhere near Leon Best’s goal pr. game ratio last season.

    I honestly do not understand why we would get rid of Leon Best ..

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  43. I would flog Peter L. So too with Shola. Keep Best and maybe Ranger until next season (I still don’t think he’s been given a fair chance). We need a quality no. 9? Sturridge, please!

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