The arrival of Big Al has coincided with some more long overdue but great news - the departure of Dennis Wise from his role as Director of whatever! Nobody seemed overly sure exactly what Mr. Wise actually did during his time at Newcastle, but his controversial and utterly mysterious position has thankfully been brought to a halt. He was and never has been popular with Newcastle fans, since his playing days at Chelsea through to the present day. OK, we have signed an array of supposedly talented youngsters from across Europe, but in such testing times this season, surely first-team, proven players were the priority, and Wise did nothing to help us out on this front.
Yes, there were one or two positive signings in perhaps Jonas Guttierez and Bassong, but even so, these very signings undermined then manager Kevin Keegan,and looking at it, you can see why Keegan walked away. Aside from Bassong, the rest are relatively poor signings made by the club through the guidance of Wise. The names Nacho Gonzalez and Xisco spring to mind, whilst the signings of Kevin Nolan, Danny Guthrie, Ryan Taylor and Peter Lovenkrands, all the better signings, had nothing to do with Dennis Wise.
In yesterday's papers, it has been revealed that Wise had not actually spoken to Mike Ashley and co since before January, so just what he has been doing for the past three month's or so, picking up his healthy wages from the club, is quite simply beyond me. With great delight, the board have for once put their manager, Shearer, above the rest involved and quite rightly so. Shearer had actually came out and expressed his worries regarding the club's transfer policies in the past, and has now rubber-stamped his authority with Wise leaving almost immediately after the King's arrival. Once again, thank you Alan!
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