Newcastle Star’s Timely Blast For Dennis Wise


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.

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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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8 comments so far

  • mecannylad

    Oct 10, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #1

    I liken this Newcastle United Blog to a scruffy inner city back street boozer which has seen better days and is run by an apologetic landlord ….. but it is always standing room only mainly because the customers are a lively enthusiastic bunch. I drink here several times a day.
    NUFC.com however; well….. It’s that ‘club’ run by a couple of savvy locals who give you everything you want and more, wrapped up superbly ….and where you still have a great time … but I can’t put my finger on it …… I only go there occasionally.

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  • hibbit

    Oct 10, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #2

    mecannylad whats wrong with reading both one is blog and the other is an editorial but both good in there own way

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  • firebug666

    Oct 10, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #3

    mecannylad

    I think it’s more like the old social club type, you have the bar with the rowdy bunch all shouting to make themselves heard, Then there is the lounge where people are a little more reserved and believe they are all talking good sense, and then the concert end full of humour and idle banter, but in the end wherever you have placed yourself it’s still just the drink talking… 😀

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 10, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #4

    In his playing days, Dennis ‘Weeny Eyes’ Wise used to be booed at St. James’ probably just as much if not more than the vast majority of opposition players.

    It was a no-win situation for him coming here, and rightly so. Awful decision.

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  • CDEVINE69

    Oct 10, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #5

    Hate wise. Nothing but an odious little toad

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  • Whumpie

    Oct 10, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #6

    Wise used to drink in my local with his mates. TBH, I didn’t speak to him more than once or twice. Wish I’d not even done that now and just twatted the fuckery out of him.
    What an utter dick.
    And thanks Rob Lee – glad someone tells it how it is.

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  • lesh

    Oct 10, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #7

    Wise should look at himself before generalising that we don’t like southerners.

    He, Ashley and Pardew are disliked because they’ve shown themselves to be odious, devious liars!

    Geordies’ll warm to anyone from anywhere as long as they’re straight with them, start taking the pi$$ and they’re disliked intensely.

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  • thepict

    Oct 10, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #8

    Mike Ashley is from Buckinghamshire not London. So it would be impossible for him to be a fat cockney barsteward. He is only a fat barsteward.

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