Stevenage boss Dino Maamria has been talking to Layth Yousif about a number of topics at his weekly press conference at the club’s training ground Bragbury End. Red on for his take on Sol Campbell’s ahead of Boro’s trip to Macclesfield on Saturday as well as his moving tribute to the late Michael Thalassitis as well as much, much more.
It’s not often legendary Liverpool boss Bill Shankly was wrong – but when he mused: “Football isn’t a matter of life or death, it’s far more important than that” – he was completely and utterly incorrect.
Dino Maamria insisted his Stevenage side didn’t get what they deserved after losing 1-0 to Bury through a goal by Nicky Maynard in the fifth minute of injury time at the Lamex on Saturday, writes Layth Yousif.
The talk on the train from Waterloo to the home of rugby was of City bonuses rather than bonus points, stock conversions rather than converted tries and trips to the Amalfi Coast instead of the Stadio Olympico.
Hitchin’s highly-rated super lightweight fighter Tom Ansell kept his unbeaten record after beating Michael Williams from Leicester 59-55 after six absorbing rounds after their super lightweight bout at the York Hall on Saturday evening.