Steve Evans, (left, copyright Phil Cole/Getty Images) has known Sotnick for over
ten years and has even been a director of one of Sotnick's companies. A report
Lincolnshire says that Evans is strongly rumoured to be part of the
consortium, indeed Des Wood has said that he is, although the man himself denies this.
Of course Evans is well known as being a man you can trust the word of,
Boston United won the Nationwide Conference in 2001/02 on goal difference
from the Daggers but it, Pat Malkinson and manager Steve Evans were subsequently
hit with 16 charges relating to falsifying contracts and fined £200,000 and
docked four points from the following season by the FA.
Dagenham & Redbridge FC and many other observers were disgusted that the
points deduction did not come from the season when the offences were committed
and that Boston were allowed to take one of the big prizes in football,
promotion to the Football League, under such circumstances.
Evans is available to come back into football on the 4th of March 2004, in
just seven weeks time, following the FA's
farcical decision to start his 22 month ban from the date he was suspended
by Boston United rather than the date on which he was finally convicted of
charges of falsifying player contracts when manager at Boston United and then
attempting bribery to cover up during the subsequent investigation.
With Boston bumping along the lower reaches of the Third Division once again
this season what is the betting that Evans is appointed the new Boston United
manager sometime before the end of March?
Who said cheats never prosper!