Once again we have had Dennis Wise sticking the knife into Newcastle fans.
In defence of his friend and ex-boss Mike Ashley, Wise has said that the biggest problem at United is the fact that so many Newcastle fans hate people simply because they are from the south, Wise namechecking the likes of Mike Ashley, Alan Pardew and Joe Kinnear etc
This despicable blight on football was speaking as a guest on beIN Sports’ Middle East football coverage and also claimed that he knows that Ashley won’t sack Alan Pardew any time soon, and indeed was never going to even if Newcastle had been beaten by Swansea.
Encouraged by the equally offensive host Richard Keys, Dennis Wise was allowed to trot out this offensive sleight on the people of Tyneside. Though of course both have form for this, with Keys and Wise teaming up to defend Mike Ashley’s treatment of Kevin Keegan, when Dennis Wise was one of those that was key in undermining the then Newcastle manager. A court of law proving that Keegan (and the fans) had been lied to by Ashley and his inner circle.
The old saying about judging a man by the company he keeps is surely very apt here. Even taking away everything else you think about Mike Ashley, just the fact that he chooses to still associate with somebody like Dennis Wise tells you all you need to know about the Newcastle owner.
It hardly needs to be said but we all know the reality is that any player, manager, or even owner, who treats Newcastle United in the right way, and by association the fans, will get this repaid many times over by the supporters.
Indeed this goes for any individual, whether they were born on the steps of the Gallowgate End or within the sound of the Bow Bells.
Each time this ‘Geordies hate all southerners’ surfaces from people like Dennis Wise, there then always follows a succession of canny cockneys/southerners saying how strong the love is wherever you are from.
So brace yourself for the backlash in column inches this week from Robert Lee, Les Ferdinand, Warren Barton, Supermac…