Years ago

Wildcats release Martin, Fisher and Woolpert

Article on News.com.au states Peth has cut Luke Martin and development player Anthony Fisher as well as assistant coach Paul Woolpert.

Also undergoing "biggest end-of-season debrief since Conner Henry was sacked as coach at the end of the 2008-09 campaign".

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Years ago

Slight overkill isn't it? Woolpert getting cut can't bode well for Gleeson, those guys are peas in a pod going back to their 'vile days aren't they?

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Years ago

Don't really think you need to announce that you cut a DP.

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Years ago

Or Luke Martin for that matter :P

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Years ago

Woolpert probably cost $

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A. Bitoni Fan  
Years ago

Yeah, the article made reference to "return on investment". Perhaps Woolpert was getting top dollar as an assistant?

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Years ago

Luke Martin was always going to be short term and Fisher is a DP so not sure why it gets a thread.

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Years ago

More importantly, looks like Beal will stay and they may look at a established high profile Marquee :)

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Years ago

Gleeson & Woolpert go back a loooong way

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Years ago

Get Joel Naburgs in for Martin. Should have done that weeks ago.

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Years ago

Martin was the replacement for Ross. If he recovers ok then they are back to normal. However they will have at least 4 extra points to play with, which suggests they should try to upgrade either Ross or U'U for a 6 or 7 point bench player. It will be interesting to see if any of the points change this season, and if they are able to renegotiate contracts to take advantage of the lower points.

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Years ago

When I saw Martin, I thought they meant damien martin. I almost freaked the F-eck out!

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Years ago

Woolpert was only ever here in the short term. He came originally only to help until their assistant Jamie was hired but then was invited to remain as a non traveling assistant. His wife and home is in the US.

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Bol Bol  
Years ago

Is carter contracted with nz for next season? With the extra points they can bring in a good back up pg such as carter. I'd keep ross and release u'u

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Years ago

Phew not Damo

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cats 4 life  
Years ago

No idea why the signed woolpert and Martin in the first place, Marvin only has himself to blame.

Hopefully no second round draft pick, need a legit mature import, no 20 yr old out of college. Ennis was a lucky find, give it a break.

Ross with a full preseason, will be good.

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Years ago

If Marvin signed Martin then the question has to be asked why is the gm signing players instead of gleeson?

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el presidente  
Years ago

Anon. I think it is standard practice for the GM to be handling the contracts though the coach does have a hand in recruitment

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A. Bitoni Fan  
Years ago

Nice Post, Reply #520036

Makes more sense.

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Years ago

ross needs to get to around a 100 kg's INSTEAD OF THE 115 which he was playing at

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Years ago

lol not thread worthy

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Years ago

How do the loyalty points work? Will Redhage, for example, drop another point this year?

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Uwe Blab  
Years ago

He should drop another two. Knight should get two as well.

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Years ago

yawn boring

any real news?

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hoops warrior  
Years ago

Watched Martin play in Sydney Monday night - he looked done, he scored about 7pts before being ejected. you would hope a guy like this would be able to show up.

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