What Bobby Robson thinks is taken to heart by Newcastle fans and today his confidant Bob Harris, in the Sun, has said Bobby never blamed Mike Ashley for the demise created at Newcastle United.
Dennis Wise – Bobby blames this man for his club’s demise
But rather Bobby always thought it was caused by those people Mike assembled around him, and specifically points the finger at Londoner Dennis Wise.
In the heart-felt article by Bob today, he quotes Bobby as telling him the following about Mike Ashley:
“He had the club at heart, and wanted success as much as I did, but his great mistakes were in those he gathered around him.”
“My biggest disappointment was Dennis Wise, a director of football who was hardly seen at the ground, and who brought in players who were neither suitable, nor right, for Newcastle United.”
“I forgive most people, but I am not sure I can forgive Wise for what he did to my club.”
Those are very strong words from Bobby, and no doubt he means every single one of them.
It’s a reprieve in a way for Mike Ashley, who is generally being blamed for the complete and utter demise right now at the Tyneside club, as he refuses to appoint Alan Shearer, or anybody else for that matter, as permanent manager at the club.
And we have our doubts, growing every day that passes by, that Mike will be able to sell the club before the transfer season ends this month.
And then what happens at Newcastle we have no idea.
But don’t be surprised if the next thing that happens is that Mike appoints a full-time manager, so that some players can be brought in to boost the size and quality of the squad, before the end of the transfer season.
We expect that to be Joe Kinnear, but it could be anybody.
However, we have our doubts it will the one man everybody wants to see leading the club – Alan Shearer.
But something has to break at the club within the next week, otherwise it will be all too late in the transfer market.