Dennis Wise, along with Mike Ashley, Joe Kinnear, John Carver and Alan Pardew, is one of the most hated men on Tyneside. The 51-year-old former Chelsea man worked as Newcastle’s director of football for just over a year between January 2008 and April 2009 and his ties with Mike Ashley are obvious. On Sky Sports, he was defending the club’s owner and the fans aren’t best pleased.
"Whatever he does, he will constantly get stick"
Dennis Wise backs Mike Ashley after Newcastle fan protests on Saturday.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 13, 2018
Newcastle fans everywhere will tell you that Mike Ashley is a plague on football and on Newcastle United and they would be right. The businessman is exactly that, a businessman who doesn’t take an interest in putting football first as his profit margins continue to grow. Newcastle were one of just three Premier League clubs to make a profit in the transfer market, alongside Watford and Tottenham, and the supporters are far from pleased.
A lot of the Magpies also believe that Sky Sports News have a very pro-Ashley stance when it comes to matters surrounding Newcastle United. Having the likes of Dennis Wise telling sports fans on live TV that Mike Ashley is doing good things for the club is ridiculous and it makes plenty of Newcastle fans fuming that his bias comments can be allowed. It wouldn’t be so much of an issue if the likes of Alan Shearer or Kevin Keegan were also having their say but so far, Sky are showing one side.
You can read the Geordies’ verdict on Dennis Wise here:
Dennis Wise – the guy who went behind Keegan's back to sign players for "commercial reasons" and then told KK to watch them on YouTube when he found out. Funny how @SkySportsNews don't report on this, isn't it. Very bias coverage from @SkySportsPL, but I'm not surprised. pic.twitter.com/OUMy89XQOe
— Jack (@Jack_1_6_1) August 13, 2018
He can say all he wants to defend mike but it doesn’t make it true besides no one is gonna listen to him Cos….. pic.twitter.com/GJSFTUewKH
— Stu Ferguson (@Stewie_1989nufc) August 13, 2018
Not exactly living up to your last name here, Dennis.
— JKE BUCKLEY (@TheMasterBucks) 13 August 2018
Good to get a neutrals opinion Sky, who’s next? Joe Kinnear? John Carver? Or Mr Pardew pic.twitter.com/5tUNIALbi2
— The Insider (@theinsidernufc) August 13, 2018
And this is why I will never pay for Sky. Cheers
— Dell (@agbnufc) 13 August 2018
Shut up you odious little toad.
— PL (@paulzim) August 13, 2018
60,000 gates, a brilliant proven manager in Rafa and chronic underinvestment from a fat spiv with billions in the bank ! That's why they're not challenging like they should be.
— KELVIN NODEN (@KELVINNODEN) August 13, 2018
The supporters don’t have much love for Dennis Wise and would be interested to see someone like Shearer on Sky to give the fans side of the argument.