X Isle wrote:
I think he came back last game KIG. He really is a strange man and irrespective of the crime he was convicted of and the lewd conduct there his touchline antics make him the face most desired to punch in football.
Yet it's weird, in programme notes, interviews and website previews he's nice as pie, complimentary as you like. Jekyll and Hyde personified.
Crawley are well shot of him, results and performances taking headlines that he'd have otherwise made through one such outburst or another.
X Isle. You of course are right, I think your slight bias to Evans when he was with Crawley has now disappearred, I think I remember you once comparing him to a loveable rogue or a dodgy car salesman (I might be wrong and I do apologise if that's the case but i'm sure you wasn't that against him.)
However if you are someone so against people like Ridsdale/Heaney (and quite rightly so you could say) then I would have thought you would despise someone like Evans. You have constructed some exceptional posts in the past about the likes of Heaney, Ridsdale, transparency, etc... Now lets forget about Heaney for one moment and concentrate on Ridsdale. Here's a chap who from the majority of accounts is an approachable likeable type of bloke. It's almost a fact. But it's a no brainer that something lurks deep inside the man that's just not right. So we can all nearly agree on that?
Yet with Steve Evans you were brainwashed. This isn't someone you want to mess with in the slightest. If you asked me or anyone with half a brain who they would rather hang around with for a day they would go for Ridsdale because with Evans you just don't know what will happen. Now this is even without talking about Evans' past misdemeanors. I appreciate people deserve second chances but with Evans he hasn't given himself a good name in the past whether it be off the pitch or on. A real shame because I don't think that he's a poor manager. But blimey he isn't your loveable rogue kind of person. I'd expect him to be very complimentary to us if Rotherham win 2-0 tomorrow, anything else and it will be very interesting....