Hardy: Who were the best team you played against in the Conference in the past
season and what impressed you about them?
Steve: Barnet. I think they were the best side we played at home and away this
season. In the home game we managed to get a 1-1 draw but it was early in the season and the pace and movement from them was unbelievable. You could
tell in both games that they were a team that were very professional and they will certainly be among the favourites for me next year.
Hardy: Last season, you suffered being sent-off in two consecutive matches. Both
seemed somewhat harsh to the support, but it is very easy for us to be
biased in your favour as we view you as "hard but fair". Do you feel that either were deserved?
Steve: I also thought they were both harsh. The Farnborough one was for two bookings. The first was for a late challenge which I had no complaints about but the second booking I didn't even think was a foul. As for the Dover sending off I think it was just a case of the referee seeing it as retaliation as it was on a player that had committed a similar foul on me earlier in the game, which he only got cautioned for, and I couldn't believe it when he pulled out the red card.
Hardy: You also missed the final game through suspension. How frustrating was it to
have to sit and watch?
Steve: Very frustrating. Once the rumour went round that Hayes had equalized most
of the lads that weren't playing were running to and from the bar to see how the games were going.
Hardy: I think the one question that every Daggers fan would like to ask you is how the hell you missed that chance against Exeter in the FA Cup? Seriously though, do you think the Daggers midfield scored enough last season?
Steve: My miss against Exeter was due to a terrible bobble just in front of me, did you not see it on the TV replays? The season just gone was not a good season for goalscoring from midfield, I myself have only scored 1 league
goal in both of the last two seasons and although I've never been a free scoring midfielder this has been disappointing for me as I have had the
chances to score more.
Hardy: You got to play at the back on more than a few games this season, and were
very effective. Is that something you enjoy?
Steve: Yes, to be honest I don't really mind where I play as long as I'm getting a game, especially in such a successful side. I have always had spells of playing at the back at every club I've played for and I think that being able to play in several different positions is something that has benefited me through my career.
Hardy: At DiggerDagger we have been charting the antics of Steve Evans, the Boston
United manager, over the season. Did anything he said have an effect on the team?
Steve: No. Obviously we were all disappointed when he was claiming that we had
banged on the dressing room doors singing "We Are The Champions", but other than that I think he was just trying to wind other teams up to perform