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Kevin and 3 Wise Men Will Be Just Fine

9:57 am, Sunday, February 3rd, 2008 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 10 Comments

There are reports in today’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.

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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 – but then again that type of story doesn’t sell Sunday newspapers.

We are getting fed up with the press distorting everything that is happening at the club – into something always negative. The only thing we have to do now to combat this tripe, is to have club be successful – 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.”

“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.”

“Everyone is looking for problems because there are many personalities.”

“But 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.”

“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’.” “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.” “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. :D

Comments welcome.



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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Warwick Hunt // Feb 3, 2008 at 10:03 AM

    Someone put this link on yesterday, but I really think it is an excellent interview by Keegan. Explains how JW got away and more.
    Doe anyone have a link for streaming todays game?
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/check/player/sol/newsid_7220000/newsid_7224000?redirect=7224070.stm&news=1&bbram=1&nbram=1&bbwm=1&nbwm=1

  • 2 AlexW // Feb 3, 2008 at 10:04 AM

    first post

  • 3 toonfan1 // Feb 3, 2008 at 10:10 AM

    warwick hunt- the game is on sky sports at 1:30pm!! check livefooty- there will be links for that on sopcast and tvants

  • 4 toonfan1 // Feb 3, 2008 at 10:11 AM

    http://livefooty.doctor-serv.com/ theres the link and if you scroll down there are 3 different links- sopcast, tvants and something else lol!! hope this helped warwick

  • 5 Warwick Hunt // Feb 3, 2008 at 10:17 AM

    Cheers toonfan.
    I ain’t got Sky and there is no chance of me getting to the boozer to watch it, I’ll have to sopcast it.
    I think we’ll get a win, hopefully a good win!!

  • 6 toonfan1 // Feb 3, 2008 at 10:22 AM

    i think 2-0 newcastle. it will be one of those days where we will take our chances whereas boro wont!!! owen and emre to score

  • 7 Chris F // Feb 3, 2008 at 10:55 AM

    Good piece, Ed. sums up pretty much exactly how I, and i’m sure most of us, are feeling right now.

    There really does seem to be a press vendetta against us for one reason or another, and it’s only got worse this month.

    I live near Manchester, and in my local which has a mix of reds and blues, they all pretty much agree (apart from the smug, plastic reds who i don’t class as football fans anyway, just a bunch of glory-seekers).

    Hopefully a good display and a couple of goals today will shut the press up, though no doubt even if we win 11-0, they’ll claim it’s just papering over the cracks.

    Whatever happened to objective journalism eh?

  • 8 Paul // Feb 3, 2008 at 11:47 AM

    superb interview Warwick, ty for the link, love everthing the man has too say, lets just hope he turns our club round

  • 9 Leo* // Feb 3, 2008 at 7:47 PM

    good interview i hope your right ed that we will improve next year with all the young players pushing through… we lack pace in our team, how can we sort that for now though, transfer window is shut!

  • 10 Victor Meldrew // Feb 4, 2008 at 1:08 PM

    Peanuts used to be a tanner a bag.




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