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Manager Thanks Newcastle – Pardew A Pleasure To Deal With

Steve Evans came to the fore in football management when he was Crawley Town boss  for five years through 2012, when he signed on at Rotherham United and he has now got Rotherham promoted in each of the last two seasons, and you cannot say that Steve isn’t passionate about the game – and about his players, who play their hearts out for him.

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Steve Evans – Rotherham manager is a real character

And there was a great scene on TV after Alex Revell had hit the second of Rotherham’s two goals in just five minutes in the second half, with a simply magnificent shot from 25 yards out, that saw Steve running down the touchline like a mad man – with the commentators comparing that with a certain Jose Mourinho who tends to do the same thing when excited.

And certainly both Steve and Jose are characters in the game – to be sure – and Steve seems to be a very good manager and we’ll be interested to see how well they can do in the Championship next season.

James  Tavernier and Haris Vuckic have been on loan at Rotherham, but Pardew will speak to each player before he decides what their futures may be, and he had this to say in the Chronicle:

“I know Alan wanted to get the play-offs out the way before he sits down with both lads individually.” “He will look at it from a distance and a professional point of view.¨

“He is a pleasure to deal with and he is very much like Sir Alex Ferguson to deal with on that basis.”    “They’ve both been excellent for us.¨ “There are two scenarios. James Tavernier came in ready to play.¨

¨Haris came in on the back end of an injury period he had.¨ “He’s managed to get back on the pitch and do well. Tav has been great for us.¨  “We are thankful to Alan Pardew, Steve Stone and Lee Charnley up at Newcastle United for allowing us to have their players.¨

“We never forget when we sign players from a big club like Newcastle, that we have to respect that they are Newcastle players, and should be treated accordingly.”

Those are really good words from Steve and it was good to see James play the whole game on Sunday at Wembley, and he looked a good solid player, and at least Haris got on in extra time, but for him its been a bit of a disappointing time, since he’s never managed to get a starting position at the Millers.

This is just one of many decisions that Pardew will have to make on some of his younger players in the summer, most of whom have not done too well while out on loan last season.

And one last thought – why wouldn’t we want make Rotherham United a feeder club?

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • Graeme

    May 28, 2014 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #1

    There is no reason why we couldnt form a relationship with Rotherham for loaning them players but would we not be better of starting with our local clubs?
    I’m sure the likes of Gateshead, Carlisle, Hartlepool etc could all benefit by taking players on loan from us. Its a win-win situation for both teams!!

  • Our Toon

    May 28, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #2

    Can’t believe fans on here think League 1 is at a better standard than the Greek League….Clueless.

    Abeid was always spoken of highly in France, they really rated this kid but for some reason he hasn’t quite established himself here (PARDS), I’ve seen a lot of the lad and personally think he is very good and can slot straight into the starting 11.

    Can we also lose this notion of Englishmen are required, Tiote is better than Barry, Lampard is well past his best and quite frankly isnt good enough. We need clever creative midfielders not the likes of Barry etc, English lads are really overrated and over priced!!

  • catchy in norway

    May 28, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #3


    the problem I have with these lower league clubs being feeder clubs is , the level of football may not be good enough,

    now I’m a Gateshead boy , and I would love nothing better than for them to be up in the championship or prem, but the level that there at is way below what I would expect a young premiership player should be playing , infact I would go as far as to say develop links with championship clubs or teams in Belgium Holland Frances top leagues, push and test them properly ,

    as it stands , I think any good work done could be undone sending them to far down our own league.
    acting that , pardew damages them anyway

  • catchy in norway

    May 28, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #4

    our toon

    exactly 😉

    and for what it’s worth , I rate abeid, he is strong , like to get forward, can pass

    he just needs to develope that brown tongue, then pards wil/ might like him

  • geordie@bergen_norway

    May 28, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #5

    If USA play good in the WC, I would like to see Jurgen Klinsmann as NUFC manager next season. A true legend who will attract good players.


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