Spiritater wrote:If Krys wins it (probably rightly so) t'will be a damning inditement on the Scottish managers recruitment. For all the wads paid out a player Muzz brought in two years ago is better and more consistant.
Point is, some people were saying that Evans wouldn't pick Murray's players. And Hamilton and Rose, for instance, weren't particularly rated under Murray. Even though they weren't his buys, he brought them on and got them playing better than ever. Rose only scored 1 goal in the 15 matches previous to Evans taking over, then got 9 in the next 26.
Evans having brought in players with a superior reputation, Pearce stepped up to the mark and won his place in the side. But Evans has to be lauded for encouraging that to happen and not stubbornly ploughing on with his initial decision. It appears that Evans' transfer policy isn't that good, but clearly motivation and tactics is where he succeeds.
I wasn't at Forest Green last month but apparently Pearce had a stinker of a match there, so it's an achievement that he got back into the side again so quickly. That aside, he certainly deserves a nomination for the award.