article by emerging sideline reporter Jack ‘OG’ G
Only three games into the QIF season, rumours have emerged that Herston Hatchets co-manager Simon Bennet is keen for a new role in a more challenging environment. What started as an innocent Facebook ‘like’ (as seen below) quickly evolved into multiple reciprocated Pokes (apparently Facebook still has that function) and by late Tuesday night a controversial mid-season transfer seemed well and truly in motion.
Many are questioning why the beanpole manager would leave the Hatchets after such a promising start to which Simon ‘The Special One’ Bennet responded:
“When you have such an elite squad, there’s really not much a manager can do. The team wins by itself. Any contribution I can make to the team would probably just leave us worse off, I mean we’ve all seen what Wenger has done at Arsenal” the coach said with a shrug of his shoulders.
“The prospect of a real challenge, to do something truly special, to create something from nothing… Of course, that’s something I’ve always been interested in”.
He went on to explain that igniting the trove of undiscovered QUT talent would really bring to the fore his managerial prowess.
“They have a really solid kick-and-chase game plan, that’s the kind exciting football I like to promote.”
But inside sources say that there is more than just this desire for a challenge that has prompted this decision from the Herston co-manager. Word is that Bennet is fuming that his more popular co-manager, AC Milan enthusiast, carbonara supremo and all round top bloke, Steven Cecchi received the Captain’s armband. When challenged on this, Bennet seemed cagey.
“I mean of course the lads will be won over by a cheeky al dente dish pre-game and Cecchi has done a lot for the club, but I just don’t see how a player who runs less than the goalkeeper gets to be Captain.”
Only time will tell how this situation will pan out, but if these rumours ring true, hopefully it works out better for Bennet than his last attempt at stardom.