The tubby Glaswegian used to manage Stamford, where I live, before moving up the road to Boston and over a five year period as manager of the Pilgrims defrauding the Revenue in the interests of getting Boston into the Football League. Which he did, at the expense of Dagenham and Redbridge, who weren’t defrauding anybody. There might have been a bit less crowing when he was finally caught had his appalling behaviour on the touchline not consistently infuriated opposing supporters. Most of whom no doubt reckon the fact he only got a one year suspended sentence meant he pretty much got away with it.
Like a lot of chancers, however, one on one there’s something very likeable about Steve. Whether he read the piece I wrote after interviewing him for The Indy I don’t know — probably not, because after the game he shook hands with a big grin. Steve reckons he’s served his time — penitentially, if not literally — and that the team he has put together down in Sussex are proving he’s a genuinely good manager. And you know what, I think they are.