There are some comments being made in the press about Newcastle fans these days that seem just ridiculous, and some we’ve seen are that the fans are arrogant, and just want attention with their demonstrations, and then there are the comments from our former Director of Football Dennis Wise.
Dennis Wise – insults Newcastle fans
Dennis Wise has come out and said that Mike Ashley is not going to spend £200M on players to save Newcastle (tell us news not history), and he has also said that the owner is disliked on Tyneside simply because he is a Londoner.
Rob Lee was born in Plaistow in London, and he was one of the most popular players on Tyneside during his ten years at the club from 1992 through 2002.
Rob had this to say in the Chronicle about Dennis’ comments:
“To suggest anyone at the club, be it Mike Ashley or Alan Pardew, aren’t loved, respected or even liked a bit because they happen to come from London is absurd.”
“It was perhaps a flippant remark, but a ridiculous one nonetheless. I am not quite sure how Wise could even have come to this conclusion. He wasn’t in Newcastle long enough to get to know what the area and its people is all about.”
“What was it? Eight months. Yeah, he knows Newcastle inside and out and what makes the people tick.”
Rob Lee played 379 games for Newcastle with 56 goals during one of our most successful periods, and he was also capped 21 times by England and scored two international goals.
In late January 2008 Newcastle United announced that Dennis Wise would be joining the club as Executive Director of Football, and would report directly to the then Chairman Chris Mort.
He lasted in the job just over a year and left on April Fools day of 2009, which was probably an appropriate day to leave – and it was when Alan Shearer was appointed as the new manager, to try to save us from relegation.
Dennis in short was hopeless as the Director of Football, and was the major reason Kevin Keegan had left the club the previous September – and of course we ended up in the second division in May of 2009.
So much for what Dennis Wise did at Newcastle.
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