There are reports in todayâ€™s Sunday Papers that continue to question the appointments of Dennis Wise and the Recruitment Team, as a way of undermining Keegan at Newcastle. It’s all a little tiresome.
Kevin Keegan – has lots of support now
These papers (Times is the worst one) have had to blatantly ignore statements made by Kevin Keegan and Dennis Wise on how the policies will all work, and it really does seem fairly straight forward â€“ but then again that type of story doesnâ€™t sell Sunday newspapers.
We are getting fed up with the press distorting everything that is happening at the club â€“ into something always negative. The only thing we have to do now to combat this tripe, is to have club be successful â€“ very successful.
Kevin talked today about the new appointments:
“The agreement we have got loosely from the other part of the club is that we have to look at these kids they bring in. The worst thing is if players are fetched in who you have no say over. What I won’t allow at this club is for anybody to buy the players.â€
“I tell them the players I want and I don’t mind admitting they can go and do the deal because that happens at most clubs. In some way that is a relief for a manager. But you have to get the combination right.â€
“Everyone is looking for problems because there are many personalities.â€
â€œBut the actual set-up is simple and easy to understand from my point of view. From the meeting we had, if everyone does what we said we are going to do then it will work fantastically.â€
“But if someone does something different then we will have a meeting and say, ‘Hold on, this is not quite right, this is not what we said’.â€ “If I do think there is a problem because of too many opinions I will tell you.”
“I am the main man in the areas I need to be. If you are asking me if I am running the whole club then the answer is no.â€ “The Director of Football had to be someone I can work with. I can work with Dennis, no problem with that. We know what the rules are.”
Dennis Wise himself has already gone through the vision for the club and actually explained it very well – he obviously gets it and it’s an excellent position for Dennis. A good career move for him if he wants to be a behind the scenes football man.
But whatever he does in the future it will be very good for his CV. We know the vision is sound, and we’ve already brought in 5 excellent youngsters, one 18 and the rest 17 years old, and some of these will be pressing for the first team squad sooner or later.
A good end to this season’s 14 remaining league fixtures, and say six good new players in the summer, and we’ll all be ready for a good season next year – again.