die hirsche wrote:on reflection i think benning and hamilton have massively improved.
how much of that is down to evans? i dont think a lot.
Benning, Hamilton and Rose. Bennett has improved as well.
I think that Evans and Raynor are great at bringing players on, and tactically very clever. Evans took some flak for early season results but promised much improvement in the New Year. He seemed pretty confident about that prediction, and it did indeed prove accurate. Lots of managers have signed good players and still struggled to get results, but the Stags' recent form speaks for itself.
Despite people claiming that Evans only favours players that he's signed, he did continue to play the best of Murray's signings.
Obviously not every player has improved, but if people are going to criticise managers for sometimes signing players who underperform, I suggest that they'd criticise every manager.
It seems that there's a campaign to rubbish everything that Evans did on the basis that no-one likes him so he's fair game. I prefer to say that he did a good job but left at a bad time for us and should have seen the season out. However I can understand why the opportunity at Posh was just too much to resist, and that it wasn't really going to be possible to put it on hold for a few more weeks. An apology would have been nice though.