Banned Evans will still be involved

Herald Series: Steve Evans when Oxford visited Crawley last season Steve Evans when Oxford visited Crawley last season

STEVE Evans will not be at tomorrow’s match – but will still have his say on what happens.

The Rotherham boss was given a six-match stadium ban and fined £3,000 by the Football Association after being found guilty of using abusive and insulting words and behaviour with a reference to gender during a League Two match former side Crawley and Bradford City in March. The match finished with ugly scenes as a mass brawl led to five players being sent off in the changing room. Evans left Crawley for Rotherham two weeks after the incident. The ban prohibits the Scot from attending the ground at which his side is playing at any time during a match day.

But it doesn’t stop him from having his say before and during Rotherham’s matches.

With every Football League club required to video their home matches, Rotherham got special permission to stream the game to Evans, who watches it from the front room of his flat.

The 49-year-old meets with the players in a hotel for their pre-match meal and goes through the tactics with them.

But when his team travel to the ground ready for kick-off, Evans heads home.

He is allowed to keep in contact with assistant Paul Raynor throughout the game, with the duo spending a lot of time on the phone during the match.

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11:29am Fri 28 Sep 12

AylesburyOx says...

Why can't he only ever be allowed to interact with people in this manner?

He's a detestable man, who in any other career would have been deemed unemployable years ago for his abusive, disrespectful and generally hostile behaviour, but hey, that's football for you.
Why can't he only ever be allowed to interact with people in this manner? He's a detestable man, who in any other career would have been deemed unemployable years ago for his abusive, disrespectful and generally hostile behaviour, but hey, that's football for you. AylesburyOx
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1:48pm Fri 28 Sep 12

Brenda Jackson says...

Being controversial, hot headed, loud mouthed and having Anglo Saxon as your first language seems to get you the job in this League, i hope IL remembers to use these 'Qualities' as a guideline when replacing the spent Mr Wilder.
Being controversial, hot headed, loud mouthed and having Anglo Saxon as your first language seems to get you the job in this League, i hope IL remembers to use these 'Qualities' as a guideline when replacing the spent Mr Wilder. Brenda Jackson
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6:26pm Fri 28 Sep 12

oldun says...

The fat slob - I could not understand why the 4th official wasted so much time listening to his ranting throughout Crawley's last visit to our ground. Ah, I forgot - he takes the lead from his fellow Scots grump and officials are there to be harangued.
The fat slob - I could not understand why the 4th official wasted so much time listening to his ranting throughout Crawley's last visit to our ground. Ah, I forgot - he takes the lead from his fellow Scots grump and officials are there to be harangued. oldun
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12:18am Sat 29 Sep 12

sprouts says...

"With every Football League club required to video their home matches, Rotherham got special permission to stream the game to Evans, who watches it from the front room of his flat."

Now, THAT would be a nice thing to have as an expat fan. What exactly do I have to shout at whom in order to make this happen?
"With every Football League club required to video their home matches, Rotherham got special permission to stream the game to Evans, who watches it from the front room of his flat." Now, THAT would be a nice thing to have as an expat fan. What exactly do I have to shout at whom in order to make this happen? sprouts
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6:58am Sat 29 Sep 12

lozkel says...

as a bradford city fan,i hope you beat rotherham today and kick on and climb the league ,then hopefully we can both be celebrating come may
as a bradford city fan,i hope you beat rotherham today and kick on and climb the league ,then hopefully we can both be celebrating come may lozkel
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