Forget respective league and cup glory. Arnie and Bennie Mac are really only going about their Saturday managerial business to compete for the highest honour available, that of ‘AFC Cubo Manager of the Year’.
October has been a superb month for the Cubans. The Club managed to see the month out remaining undefeated, both sides winning the majority of their fixtures.
A large amount of credit for the Club’s success should go to the managers themselves for their individual performances. Ben scored 3 in 4 (including two pearlers by all accounts) and Arnie continued to make match winning saves at critical moments.
The 1’s recorded four wins in a row, drawing the final game of the month in dramatic fashion. On current form, and with the talented pool of players at his disposal, Ben will surely be looking towards a top 4 finish, and a cup run that lasts longer than the trademarked one game!
The 2’s managed two wins and a draw for the month. No result has been straightforward to come by – periods of good play have been earned through a commitment to defend across the length and breadth of the pitch. Arnie has instilled a fantastic work ethic in his troops.
Fine margins between the managers but, all things considered, Ben must take the ‘Manager of the Month’ crown for October, not least for his a monumental marathon time (without proper preparation the weekend before) and for his commitment to the oft over-looked art of taking-a-boot-in-the-face (against Yateley).
Bennie Mac 1 (Oct) – Arnie 1 (Sept)