Yesterday saw the return to the public domain of social media for Mike Ashley’s chum Keith Bishop, and his KBA Management company, and today Dennis Wise had his say on the potential Newcastle takeover.

It is sure to have many fans assuming the pro-Mike Ashley propaganda machine has been cranked up ahead of the big decisions that need to be made in coming days and weeks at the club.

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Many may see it as no coincidence that two of his confidantes have made their return in successive days, and it is sure to see a big reaction from Toon fans.

Speaking to Sky Sports News today while at Royal Ascot, Wise said: “I know Mike Ashley and he cares for Newcastle – even if fans say he doesn’t.

“He runs them in a structured way. He’s not there to pile hundreds of millions into the club. He’ll only sell to someone who’ll take it forward.”

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For Wise to continually comment on Newcastle United is galling for fans, and at a time when we are all craving information on what is happening at our lifeless football club, comments from one of Ashley’s ‘buddies’ is not going to help matters.

It is unfair to give only one side of the Ashley argument a platform

Whether Wise knows anything of what is going on is questionable, but Sky really should know better than to give a platform to someone who will never say a bad word about Ashley.

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At the very least, Sky should be rebutting his comments.


Questions like:

If he cares for the fans, as he says, why has he offered no comment on any of the outstanding issues?

Why did he buy the football club in the first place if he is not there to put money into it?

Is offering little to no budget for players and risking relegation to the Championship really running the club in a structured way?

As usual, however, his comments went unopposed, so the rest of the footballing world can once again use them to take a pop at us ungrateful Geordie fans.

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