Rotherham United boss Steve Evans believes Watford will finish in the top six places in the Championship this season

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Rotherham United manager Steve Evans believes Watford will finish in the top six places in the Championship and feels the Hornets have two potential Premier League strikers in Matej Vydra and Troy Deeney.

The Golden Boys face the newly promoted Millers tonight at the New York Stadium and will hope to clinch just their second away win in 21 matches.

Rotherham and Watford have made identical starts in the Championship this season, winning one match and losing the other.

Evans’ men have taken on last season’s play-off finalists Derby County and Wolverhampton Wanderers so far, but the Millers boss believes Watford are stronger than those two sides.

“If we thought Wolves could pass and move, Watford are better than them at that particular part of the game,” he told the Sheffield Star.

“Arguably they’ve got the best two strikers in the league. I think every manager at this level would take Troy Deeney and Matej Vydra. They’re very gifted boys.

“I was hoping Deeney would have been sold before now, but I’ve not had any reports that he’s on his way somewhere so it looks like he’ll be at the New York.

“I think it’s three of the top six for sure that we’ve opened up with. I’ve seen Wolves and Derby, and Watford are the best of the three for me.”

He added: “Watford are a super side, packed with talent. Probably both of the strikers could play in the Premiership.”

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3:06pm Tue 19 Aug 14

bigdave8 says...

Mind games . Keep focused boys this will be a very tough tough game tonight. If we are not at it 100% we will get turned over
Mind games . Keep focused boys this will be a very tough tough game tonight. If we are not at it 100% we will get turned over bigdave8
  • Score: 21

3:21pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Denzil D says...

bigdave8 wrote:
Mind games . Keep focused boys this will be a very tough tough game tonight. If we are not at it 100% we will get turned over
In the full interview Evans also said: "Even with 10 men at Norwich they were the better team." So, yes, either mind games or he's a bit clueless....hopefull
y the latter!
[quote][p][bold]bigdave8[/bold] wrote: Mind games . Keep focused boys this will be a very tough tough game tonight. If we are not at it 100% we will get turned over[/p][/quote]In the full interview Evans also said: "Even with 10 men at Norwich they were the better team." So, yes, either mind games or he's a bit clueless....hopefull y the latter! Denzil D
  • Score: 9

3:30pm Tue 19 Aug 14

SimonW, Godalming says...

Denzil D wrote:
bigdave8 wrote:
Mind games . Keep focused boys this will be a very tough tough game tonight. If we are not at it 100% we will get turned over
In the full interview Evans also said: "Even with 10 men at Norwich they were the better team." So, yes, either mind games or he's a bit clueless....hopefull

y the latter!
Evans is right, we have got a side packed with talent but unfortunately it is us that has the manager that is clueless!, Deeney knows with him in charge we have no chance of promotion which is why a transfer request is just around the corner, either him or Sannino will be gone by the end of the transfer window.
[quote][p][bold]Denzil D[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigdave8[/bold] wrote: Mind games . Keep focused boys this will be a very tough tough game tonight. If we are not at it 100% we will get turned over[/p][/quote]In the full interview Evans also said: "Even with 10 men at Norwich they were the better team." So, yes, either mind games or he's a bit clueless....hopefull y the latter![/p][/quote]Evans is right, we have got a side packed with talent but unfortunately it is us that has the manager that is clueless!, Deeney knows with him in charge we have no chance of promotion which is why a transfer request is just around the corner, either him or Sannino will be gone by the end of the transfer window. SimonW, Godalming
  • Score: -21

3:40pm Tue 19 Aug 14

soulfulhornet says...

SimonW, Godalming wrote:
Denzil D wrote:
bigdave8 wrote:
Mind games . Keep focused boys this will be a very tough tough game tonight. If we are not at it 100% we will get turned over
In the full interview Evans also said: "Even with 10 men at Norwich they were the better team." So, yes, either mind games or he's a bit clueless....hopefull


y the latter!
Evans is right, we have got a side packed with talent but unfortunately it is us that has the manager that is clueless!, Deeney knows with him in charge we have no chance of promotion which is why a transfer request is just around the corner, either him or Sannino will be gone by the end of the transfer window.
Simon whether Troy stays or goes has next to nothing to do with Sannino. And whilst I am not Beppe's biggest fan - no he is not a clown, surely the Pozzos would have got rid of him early enough in the summer to get the new incumbent sometime to get used to the players. There would be no point in waiting until the transfer window closes at all.
[quote][p][bold]SimonW, Godalming[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Denzil D[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigdave8[/bold] wrote: Mind games . Keep focused boys this will be a very tough tough game tonight. If we are not at it 100% we will get turned over[/p][/quote]In the full interview Evans also said: "Even with 10 men at Norwich they were the better team." So, yes, either mind games or he's a bit clueless....hopefull y the latter![/p][/quote]Evans is right, we have got a side packed with talent but unfortunately it is us that has the manager that is clueless!, Deeney knows with him in charge we have no chance of promotion which is why a transfer request is just around the corner, either him or Sannino will be gone by the end of the transfer window.[/p][/quote]Simon whether Troy stays or goes has next to nothing to do with Sannino. And whilst I am not Beppe's biggest fan - no he is not a clown, surely the Pozzos would have got rid of him early enough in the summer to get the new incumbent sometime to get used to the players. There would be no point in waiting until the transfer window closes at all. soulfulhornet
  • Score: 13

3:43pm Tue 19 Aug 14

soulfulhornet says...

SimonW, Godalming wrote:
Denzil D wrote:
bigdave8 wrote:
Mind games . Keep focused boys this will be a very tough tough game tonight. If we are not at it 100% we will get turned over
In the full interview Evans also said: "Even with 10 men at Norwich they were the better team." So, yes, either mind games or he's a bit clueless....hopefull


y the latter!
Evans is right, we have got a side packed with talent but unfortunately it is us that has the manager that is clueless!, Deeney knows with him in charge we have no chance of promotion which is why a transfer request is just around the corner, either him or Sannino will be gone by the end of the transfer window.
Simon whether Troy stays or goes has next to nothing to do with Sannino. And whilst I am not Beppe's biggest fan - no he is not a clown, surely the Pozzos would have got rid of him early enough in the summer to get the new incumbent sometime to get used to the players. There would be no point in waiting until the transfer window closes at all.
[quote][p][bold]SimonW, Godalming[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Denzil D[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigdave8[/bold] wrote: Mind games . Keep focused boys this will be a very tough tough game tonight. If we are not at it 100% we will get turned over[/p][/quote]In the full interview Evans also said: "Even with 10 men at Norwich they were the better team." So, yes, either mind games or he's a bit clueless....hopefull y the latter![/p][/quote]Evans is right, we have got a side packed with talent but unfortunately it is us that has the manager that is clueless!, Deeney knows with him in charge we have no chance of promotion which is why a transfer request is just around the corner, either him or Sannino will be gone by the end of the transfer window.[/p][/quote]Simon whether Troy stays or goes has next to nothing to do with Sannino. And whilst I am not Beppe's biggest fan - no he is not a clown, surely the Pozzos would have got rid of him early enough in the summer to get the new incumbent sometime to get used to the players. There would be no point in waiting until the transfer window closes at all. soulfulhornet
  • Score: 2

4:20pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

Evans is a heart attack waiting to happen. Only slightly thinner than Luton's centre half McNulty. Will be a really tough game tonight, mustn't be outfought. This is the sort of game that cost us promotion under GZ.
Evans is a heart attack waiting to happen. Only slightly thinner than Luton's centre half McNulty. Will be a really tough game tonight, mustn't be outfought. This is the sort of game that cost us promotion under GZ. Mickey Quinn, not so thin
  • Score: 10

5:23pm Tue 19 Aug 14

bornyellow says...

I think he may be doing mind games...the pressure will be off him as we are favorites to win tonight....but this is no gimme...Rotherham have had back to back promotions...althoug
h Evans is not of player-manager material he has done well so if we scrap an ugly win it will do fine...a draw will not be the end of the world either...if we do lose we may have to question why our away form is a bit wayward...hopefully we will get 3 points
I think he may be doing mind games...the pressure will be off him as we are favorites to win tonight....but this is no gimme...Rotherham have had back to back promotions...althoug h Evans is not of player-manager material he has done well so if we scrap an ugly win it will do fine...a draw will not be the end of the world either...if we do lose we may have to question why our away form is a bit wayward...hopefully we will get 3 points bornyellow
  • Score: 2

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