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Lovenkrands Going Nowhere

Peter Lovenkrands has confirmed to Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet that whilst he expects to leave Blues when his contract ends at the end of the season he has received no offers as of yet to move from St Andrews.

The 33-year-old Danish forward told the newspaper that he would like to play more in the first team and that he hopes he will get his chance soon as he awaits to see what happens in his future.

Lovenkrands can now negotiate with any team outside of the English system as he is in the last six months of his contract – a moot point as he was made available for free transfer at the start of the season – but as yet has received no contact from any other clubs. This is unfortunate for Blues as Lovenkrands is one of the higher wage earners at St Andrews and it would be more helpful to Lee Clark if he could be taken off the wage bill now.

Former Blues midfielder Keith Fahey has also spoken of his joy at being fixed up with a new club finally after leaving Blues in the summer, signing for St Patricks Athletic in his native Ireland. Fahey told the Irish Independent that he needed to be somewhere he could play again and be himself. When asked about the three month lay off for compassionate reasons he had during his last season at Blues he refused to comment, stating only that it was for private reasons.

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53 Responses to “Lovenkrands Going Nowhere”

  • Big Al says:

    I thought Fahey had signed for Sheffield Utd? Anyway he’s gone full circle. Good luck to the lad.

  • Royalblue says:

    I personally like Lovenkrands and would like to see him have run of games.
    Was never a big fan of fahey but I am glad he is getting his life in order, good luck to him.

  • Mezz says:

    Lovenkrands for me is one of the biggest disappointments down at Blues along with Ambrose. Came with a reputation and quite simply has been dog awful. No surprise not a single club has bid for him.

    • Ali Duncan says:

      I too felt let down by the effort and quality shown by Lovenkrands. In so many games last term he went missing. When you had terriers in the team that would chase every ball and put a full shift in I would often not even notice that Shabba was on the pitch.

      All in all I think LC’s transfers have been good and everyone is allowed a dud or two (Ambrose & Lovenkrands), it’s just a shame that his two were the most costly in terms of fee and wages.

  • StaffsBlue says:

    Since he’s been at the Blues, Lovenkrands has never done a thing to attract the attention of other clubs. Other than the odd goal, he’s been a major disappointment. I think he’s quite happy to sit it out to the end of the season and pick up his wages. I can only see retirement on the horizon for Mr Lovenkrands.

    I think Keith Fahey has found his level once again. For me, he always flattered to deceive. He had the odd decent game, but I never really considered him a first XI regular. I’m glad he’s overcome his personal difficulties now and wish him well for the rest of his career.

  • Blue92 says:

    Surprised no one in England went for Fahey

  • Ali Duncan says:

    I would suspect that when his contract is up that he’ll follow the standard Scandanavian pattern and have one last move back home to a club in his native country (assuming that fits in with his personal life).

  • tonyc says:

    Lovenkrands has been an awful signing and roll on the summer to get shut of him because nobody will pay his wages for the effort he has shown at blues..Is mullins off the wage bill as well in the summer ? T he balance sheet will please pannu next season with them ,burke and zig the carthorse all gone,i guess he might give himself a bonus .

  • Richard Granfield says:

    Lovenkrands will be 34 years old on the 29th of this month, so is in the twilight of his career.
    He has had few chances this season, but when called upon has done well. A memorable brace against Stoke City in the Capital One Cup being the highlight.
    With only Zigic and Novak to call on in the striking department we need to retain Lovenkrands unless another striker or two arrives.

  • Bradley says:

    Anyone else confident Burn will return? My guess it has to have a chance of being on the cards as LC doesn’t seem to have made any inquiries elsewhere

  • Chris W says:

    Lovenkrands, in my opinion, is using BCFC as a meal ticket.
    He has never done much during the games he has played so it is no surprised he has had any offers.
    It is the players and their egotistical extortionate wages thet are crippling clubs and the game in general.
    once they drop down a league they should also drop wages to fit the club.
    To be honest I am all in favour of a wage cap in this country, a set wage with additional bonuses for playing first team along with performance bonuses. Once they fall out with the club or move to another club or league they also drop to that wage level.
    Something happened at Blues between either LC, the club or certain personal for Keith Fahay to miss so much of his last season, I quite liked him and what he bought to the game, and surprised he didn’t get any offers for English clubs, but again I think wages play a big part now especially with the new fair play rules.

    • Agent McLeish says:

      How can you suggest it was personal between LC and KF, is that just a wild guess? The fact is that if he was ready to play in the football league then Sheffield would have signed him on a free. No other club seemed interested either so KFs reasons are logically nothing to do with LC.

      • Chris W says:

        No one knows why KF went on long term compassionate leave so anything is pure speculation, all I am suggesting is something happened behind closed doors and involved either LC, the club or other personal, he went back to Ireland, it could have been a genuine family matter.
        He trained with Sheffield put I would think wages had a big say in whether they signed him, Marlon King didn’t last long there either.

  • mark says:

    Lovenkrands if he is just happy picking up his payslip he won’t be the first or the last imo

    for me personally as soon as he put that blue shirt i want 100% from him….. i .couldn’t careless if he earned 2p 0r 65,000 pounds week……… to put a shirt on and show absolutely nothing would be a disgrace imo

  • mark says:

    as for keith Fahey good luck………….

  • mark says:

    http://www.bcfc.com/news/article/20140108-rip-roy-warhurst-1281385.aspx? sorry i cannot comment on this guy before my era………….maybe others have watched this player……….

  • dave mann says:

    RIP mr warhurst, before my time but any past player who represented the blues will always be
    fondly remembered by all off us, as for fahey he didnt do enough of the ball, no closing down,
    not putting tackles in, lovenkrands just doesent do enough period so a waste of time with that
    one!…..KP is looking for a club close to his home in birmingham, he may be 40 but bring him off
    the bench for the last 10/15 mins and he could still dp a job…….just a thought??? KRO.

    • StaffsBlue says:

      As Almajir has stated before dave, we couldn’t afford his wages… even at the age of 40. Nice thought though, he could probably teach our lot a thing or two.

  • dave mann says:

    its ashame really staffs because youd have thought that at 40 and playing in the championship
    KP would be happy to be wanted first of all and secondly be earning around 5k a week but i
    suppose he thinks hes worth more so who am i to say he isent but for old time sake it would
    be a good move for him as well as us…..but then again he is about 23 years older than most
    of lees captures in the past so maybe not. KRO.

    • StaffsBlue says:

      What an asset to bring off the bench in the second half of a tight match though. You wouldn’t bet against him would you?

      • Chris W says:

        Depending how much he is prepared to drop or if we could offer him a coaching role.
        If we could off load the freeloaders we come do a deal.
        As you say coming off the bench for the last 20 odd minutes can make all the difference between a win or a draw.

        • almajir says:

          Actually, i think he’d be step backwards. It’s a no from me.

          • Chris W says:

            I value your opinions but find it hard that a proven goalscorer would be a step backwards given the situation that Blues find themselves. Surely his experience alone would benefit the younger players from a coaching point of view.
            But as I say I value your opinions and you are usually all we need to read regarding BCFC, but on this occasion I think KP would be good for the development of younger and inexperienced players at BCFC and as a good bet for the bench.

          • almajir says:

            Chris – he is older than me and I’m 36 this week. We don’t need to sign players older than me.

          • Chris W says:

            I’ll be more worried when they sign players older than me (60), but good point, I still think he could offer the youngsters something along a coaching line.

          • mark says:

            why the ageism if a player can put the ball in the net i could not careless if he was 90 obviously he got stay within the 5 grand bracket
            by the way happy returns Daniel……………….

          • almajir says:


            Because I’d rather we bloody signed players who were going to actually stay longer than a few months. Phillips is past it…

            Also, it’s not my birthday yet

  • DaveBCFC says:

    Lovenkrands is a huge disappointment and simply not good enough. He has been Lee Clark’s biggest flop signing IMHO – even Mullins has done more for us! (And that’s saying something…)

    • Stan031 says:

      Can’t agree there – Darren Ambrose has been the worse signing this club has ever made; he comes on at 0-0 at home V Barnsley and proceeds to gift them 2 goals within the first few mins and then we lose 5-0.
      Dont get me wrong Lovenkrands hasn’t been much better…….harsh on Mullins, at least he puts it in when he plays and still gets picked every now and again.

  • Sheldonman says:

    LC’s first 3 signings I think were Mullins, Ambrose and Lovenkrands and I remember saying at the time that they looked liked signings that would do well in this division. Mullins and Ambrose were given a decent run in the first team and were obviously not a success. However I don’t think Lovenkrands has had enough playing time to prove himself and has mainly had substitute appearances where he has not made any real impact. He has always been a quality player, so I can only think that the coaching staff don’t like what they see in training.

  • dave mann says:

    i agree dan KP would be a step backwoods, it was just that he said he wanted somewhere close
    to brum and till the end of the season it might have been worth the gamble but no lets keep bringing
    through the youngsters instead. KRO.

  • dave mann says:

    i also agree with you sheldonman, i thought they were good signiings at the time but it just didnt
    come off thats all, not all lees signinigs have worked and those 3 havent so no disgrace there
    mate……see even i who told you that our 4-2-3-1 system was working and were not headless
    chickens can agree as much as dissagree….all about opinions pal!!! KRO.

  • Chris hart says:

    Some of the responses on here about lovenkrands is very harsh, when he comes on he gives his all no doubt he came on for the last couple of munuites against barnsley and nearly scored the winner or assisted it but no one was in the box. He came on against stoke and scored two goals, it’s obvious that the guy can finish! Lovenkrands is a player who cares give his all when needed. He may have past he’s best but I would like too see him on the bench as when he comes on he looks lively, would much rather have him come on for the last 20 than McLean who was poor. Rant over

  • andy says:

    Lovenkrands, Ambrose and Scott Allan should all be fighting to get into the starting 11, if they are not, they should be hanging their heads in shame.

  • TBone says:

    Have to say I wasn’t impressed with the signing of Lovenkrands as I didn’t particularly rate him before he came to us anyhow. Am more disappointed with Ambrose however. I thought he would have been ideal for us.

  • mark says:

    as most of the posters have said the fringe players should be busting a gut to get into that starting 11, with loverman with only 6 months left on his contract he should put a load more effort in if he want to further his career in football especially if there are no takers…………..and i really dont think he will get a simpler contract that blues gave him…………

  • Shirley Blue says:

    What a life those three (Ambrose, Lovenkrands and Mullins) have had since coming to the Blues. I would imagine they are all on at least £10k pw for doing absolutely s*d all. They should be ashamed that our youth players have been preferred to them. We have not heard a peep out of them to say they were angry about not being in the team which says it all. We have just been a nice easy ride for them. They should have been the backbone of the team with their experience.

  • Bill cridland says:

    It is with great sadness I learn of the death of one of boy hood heroes Roy war hurst (the warhorse).Those who never saw him in is pomp think of Norman Hunter but much more competitive.One of the reasons we lost the cup final against Man City was Roy was injured Revie would not have had the freedom of the park if Roy had played,certainly hewn from Yorksire steel.Thanks again Dan keep blues supporters up to date

    • maurice walters from thailand says:

      bil the whole team where and still are me heroes merrick/hall/green/boyd/smith/warhurst/astall/kinsey/brown/murphy/govan,what a team all internationals dream on

  • Shirley Blue says:

    It’s Bristol Rovers next week. Roger Johnson has sorted West Ham’s defensive issues out – lost 6-0 at Man C.

    • mark says:

      big roger had a mare byebye westspam……..simply not a premiership player……….man city could have had 10 imo………..sorry to say glad we did offer him anything

  • jazzzy786 says:

    Shabba was awesome in the Stoke cup game. He is still a good finisher but he hasn’t the pace to run the channels or get back to help when we don’t have the ball. The solution is to get younger legs in midfield so they get up and support the strikers.

  • psmith says:

    In my dreams we have signed a young Roy Warhurst. There would be no comments, such as those above, regarding his willingness to work for BCFC but a sack-full praising his 100 pc effort. Yes it was sad that he missed the ‘revie’ final and I have always assumed that was due to sentiment in playing a partly fit Len Boyd. Certainly the use of substitutions has made a massive difference to football matches. God bless, Roy, thanks for the memories.

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