Steve Evans: Football Manager. Convicted Criminal.

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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70 Responses

  1. JoelRUFC says:

    As a Rotherham fan, I think Evans would do great at the club, forgetting about his past and his actions with Boston, he’s a good manager on the field, and to be honest his actions off the field don’t concern me, aslong as we get the results we need, I’m happy.

  2. Ian Davies says:

    well, crawly are still solvent and evans more or less took them up to league 1.

    Evans is now here at the brand new stadium in Rotherham. He is doing quite well.

    He fits exactly the two articles description of him in this thread along with the many observations made in the comments.

    However, only time will tell if what happened at Boston was all down to SE and his ‘malevolent powers of destruction’. You can be sure that if it was it will resurface.

    The points about having a chairman and board to ‘keep him in check’ are interesting but assume the board and chairman are strong and ethical characters.

    I too like what I see and hear of Evans and dont apologise for that because he is simply so entertaing and interesting (I am a psychologist).

    I note his potential for manipulation (as his history proves) and dont expect this changes without serious lifelong commitment to change.

    I, of course hope that we only see the passion and entertainment and not the other character traits that he possesses.

    The law has (rightly) given him a second chance I hope he takes it.

  3. Thaimillerfan says:

    The lord said “He who as not sinned cast the first stone”. I’m 64 years old and Ive seen and heard many happenings in football past and present. No matter what happened if it was the guy down the street it would not get a mention now but because Steve Evans is in the public eye.
    The people who come on Television and slander the man are the evil ones He as paid is debt to society now leave him alone forget about it . but to take B

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  6. February 18, 2011

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  9. February 21, 2011

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