UK time is: 07:41:27
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

RUFC - Do You Believe?

Rotherham United will start next season back where they belong - in Rotherham.

OK, the ground name of 'New York' might be a little pretentious for a League Two club but, with the looks of the squad that Millers Manager, Steve Evans, is building, I really have started to believe that we might well end up in the Championship within two years.

Being somewhat dismayed and bemused by the appointment of Evans I honestly thought we, as fans, were going to be in for a rough ride - but, to my surprise, but much more to my delight, this forty-nine year old with, shall we say, a chequered past, has won me over like no other manager has done for many years.

A former striker, like a magician he appeared in a cloud that he quickly cleared and is now pulling rabbits from hats by signing players who could easily have gone on to play in one or two leagues above from where we are.

Yes, the new stadium may have a lot to do with it. But, for me, Evans himself has worked non-stop being manager, persuader, informant, tour guide and probably, though I don't know this, taxi driver in bringing in these players.

And, something which is new to us Millers fans of many years, he is also keeping us informed of happenings. And the man never seems to give up. For instance, even he seemed to think that the Scott Shearer deal was 'dead in the water' but then, out of the hat, he produces the former Crawley 'keeper. For years the fans seem to have been an 'after thought' with some of our managers - people they've had to put up with. Then in comes this Scotsman who tears down all the barriers and actually invites fans in for a look at training and a cuppa.

He's a man who speaks his mind and doesn't seem to care who hears it.

Is he god? Well, no, probably not, but he's certainly up there. Does he deserve a knighthood? Well, again, probably not - yet. Have we all changed our minds about him? Well, I would think so.

This is a man who has brought Ian Sharps back - now, if he could find his way to fetching Alan Lee, Bobby Williamson and Dave Watson back - that really would be a miracle.

So take a breath, Steve Evans, give yourself a pat on the back because you are the Millers Magician.




Join The Vital Debate

Don`t forget, you can also catch Vital Rotherham on Facebook and Twitter!

Vital Rotherham on: facebook

Vital Rotherham on: twitter




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday May 26 2012

Time: 9:25AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Evans 'Tom Was Stunning Today' (Saturday December 20 2014)

Away Win For Millers (Saturday December 20 2014)

Millers v Wigan Preview (Saturday December 20 2014)

Archived Rotherham United Articles

List All Vital Rotherham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. herringthorpe 851
2. rybel_b 826
3. sixpence 280
4. mos60 50
5. Millie Miller 25
6. nearlyataff 19
7. miller4life 17
8. mvmiller 15
9. axholme 14
10. nogginthenog 9

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Bolton 21 7 4 10 -5 25
17. Reading 22 7 4 11 -11 25
18. Leeds Utd 22 6 6 10 -7 24
19. Rotherham 22 5 9 8 -9 24
20. Huddersfield 22 6 6 10 -12 24
21. Millwall 22 5 8 9 -9 23
22. Brighton 22 3 10 9 -8 19

Breaking League News

McLaren: It Was A Very Good Chance For Norwich
Norwich : 22/12/2014 07:38:00
Vital Report: Cardiff 2 Brentford 3
Cardiff : 22/12/2014 07:25:00
LUFC On This Day - December 22nd
Leeds Utd : 22/12/2014 07:15:00
Tractor Boys Tame The Boro!
Ipswich : 21/12/2014 22:56:00
Millwall 0-1 Bolton Wanderers: Player Ratings
Bolton : 21/12/2014 22:17:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will you be going to the FA Cup game against Bournemouth?
Suggested By:  
Yes 45%
No 44%
Not Decided 11%