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RUFC - Let's Turn the Negativity into Positivity

Rotherham United have brought in Steve Evans as their new Manager and he will take charge of his first game on Saturday when the Millers travel to Shrewsbury.

I think to say most people were shocked by the appointment is a fair statement.

We were led to believe that former Premiership/Championship managers had applied for the job as well as former managers from local teams. So when the job is given to someone who has had less than a year in League football, I think we were allowed to be walking round looking a bit bemused and wondering.

Then we are told that the Chairman has given the new man a three-year contract - again questions were asked.

At the moment the negativity coming from Millers supporters is there for all to see. We were so 'up` over the new ground; so 'expectant` of a 'big name` becoming our new manager. And to say we feel a bit let down, I think, is an understatement. I spoke to one of the players after the appointment and he was truly amazed when I said that Steve Evans wasn`t the fans first choice (second or third or ..)

We know we have to put our faith in the Chairman - but this is the third time in as many years and once again, he seems to have divided the fans - fans, that in my opinion, he can ill-afford to divide.

But, is it all bad?

Let`s go to the positives of this appointment. Steve Evans had all but got Crawley up into League One before he left, and, on his own admission, didn`t want to leave until he`d, hopefully, done that. Yet, he`s come here with his former club on the brink of play-offs/automatic promotion which must mean something.

He`s a character, there`s no denying that, and I think he will get Rotherham United noticed - though whether that be good or bad time will only tell.

So, maybe a lot of us aren`t happy with the appointment, didn`t want Evans here, are disappointed. Many probably won`t, in their hearts, be able to get behind him - I`ve already had someone tell me he won`t be able to sing 'Steve Evans red n white army`. Fair enough - but let us all Unite and get behind the team.

I sat at Don Valley on Monday and all I heard from behind me was 'he`s rubbish, gerrim off`, 'he can`t pass for toffee`, 'he shouldn`t be in the side`, 'he can`t run`. (No wonder the other local teams` fans call us 'moaning Millers`). Let`s not do this anymore. Let`s encourage from the sidelines. When a player makes a mistake, let`s sing louder to cover it up. Let`s applaud every players name when it`s read out.

Let us, the fans, become that twelfth man. Let`s be positive.





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Date:Wednesday April 11 2012

Time: 11:39AM

 

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