We had reported yesterday that Newcastle United Football Director, Dennis Wise, will very likely leave the Tyneside club in the summer.
Dennis Wise – to quit over Lovenkrands signing?
And the news is that he was against Newcastle signing Peter Lovenkrands, whom he thought just wasn’t good enough for Newcastle.
We do remember in January that Joe wanted to sign the Danish International outright, and then he brought him on trial, and even then it was a couple of weeks before he was signed, and then only until the end of the season.
So those events probably had a little of Wise’s influence on it, and it seems Joe Kinnear worked with Dennis on that one.
But if Dennis is really leaving because he took some heat on that one, that tells us he’s a strong personalty who wants to be right, and that’s dangerous when you are part of a team.
This could be some proof that Dennis really did knock heads with Kevin Keegan, and of course Kevin lost out in early September.
We really hate to bring this up, but if Wise leaves in the summer, that means that in a short and tumultuous 9 months for Newcastle, both Kevin and Wise have left the club.
It would have been so much better for Mike Ashley to have stood by Kevin in early September, even if it had meant Dennis Wise was out at Newcastle.
Then Newcastle would probably be in the top six right now – but hey – we don’t even want to think about where we’d be right now – it’s too painful.
But make no mistake, the biggest mistake Mike Ashley has made at the club is to back Dennis Wise, who has no connection at all with Newcastle United – and played all his football in London, and continues to live there.
Mike backed Dennis over Kevin Keegan, who both played for and captained Newcastle, and then managed them to one of their best ever periods in the 1990s.
A mistake – you bet it was! That was really a very dumb thing for Mike to do, and he probably knows that now.
But yes we know, it’s all water under the Tyne Bridge now, but it’s good that Dennis is leaving, since to put it mildly, Newcastle fans have never taken to this man.
Oh well, let’s just hope we can survive this terrible season, and things can only get better from now on, that’s right isn’t it?