I think he's the complete opposite. He's surrounded by a core of hired yes-man and sycophantic lickspittles like Sam and Fiona, and has been in that insulated bubble for decades. 'Everythings going great boss - genius move - best song/ album /tour ever!' It's no wonder he thinks the only thing holding him back is some kind of shadowy conspiracy. Who's going to dare to tell him some hard truths, or tell him to get his act together and start acting like a professional? No one.
Without label support or management we're just going to have to get use to this shambolic operation. To be honest, the most helpful thing Morrissey Central could do is be silent - no more half-baked rumour posts about potential shows being announced in a week's time that never materialize - and only publicise stuff when it's 100% confirmed and they know for sure it's going ahead.
You could be right about the self-awareness, but I completely concur about being surrounding by yes men, and that doesn't do anyone any good. I thought he would be the type to hate sycophantic behaviour, but when it's towards himself he seems to enjoy it or at least not rebuke anyone for it. I guess it feeds his narcissistic side.
Yup, I'm afraid that looks like the way it's going to be for the foreseeable future. Most artists wouldn't put out a poster with places and dates on unless they were confirmed because, naturally, fans assume that these are finalised. This is going to erode people's trust in Central, if it hasn't already. Now I feel like I have to read every post, especially regarding gig announcements, with scepticism, and that's not a nice feeling to have. You're right; the best thing they can do is wait until things are set in stone before announcing. It gets people's hopes up, and that's not really very fair at all.
It won't put me off going to see him because at present he's the only person I'm interested in hearing live, but it's certainly tough to be a fan. He doesn't make life easy for himself or us.