Anonymous
Years ago

Time to sack Gleeson

Time for Gleeson to go!

All in Favour say yes.

The players have lost interest in him and his coaching ways.

Tom Jervis one of our best players on the court tonight in the first half, then is benched for most of the second? WTF!

I hope we lose again to Townsville on Friday night, so the pressure keeps mounting and the Wildcats board may start to take notice and re-think their head coach position!

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wasportsfan1  
Years ago

yes please

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Train  
Years ago

Jesus, just about got run over by that bandwagon.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

#FireGentry first

Pelicans are 0-4 and AD is playing like shit

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Should have kept Webster.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

^
lolno

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Anon  
Years ago

Hi Bevo.

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iYoDa2k14  
Years ago

Wow really? Are you all "Heat" fans too? Love it when tomes are high and want a coach booted the second there is a crap one or 2 games? Lets talk about Beal and his selfishness, better this year but last year sucked big time. Yes he made big time shots but he also took half court (nearly) shots 5 seconds into the shot clock. Thats got nothing to do with coaching.
Theres a lot more on Gleesons shoulders than a few minutes here and there.
He will turn it around, EVERY team this year is a contender.
Its no longer Wildcats Basketball League, its finally an even playing field and far better basketball to watch.
From a DIEHARD, yes DIEHARD Wildcats fan.

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Dazz  
Years ago

Problem is that you need to sack him BEFORE we lose games, then hire him back for the ones he wins.

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Jack Toft  
Years ago

Why would you sack the 2011 NBL COTY?

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Anononymous  
Years ago

Why would you sack the 2014 Champiinship Coach?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

It's Gleesons fault for trying to play 90s basketball in the modern era, same as how Memphis will never be successful.

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meggsie  
Years ago

90s style suits his squad, just because every tom /dick/harry are running so much on ball /motion boring crap doesn't mean it suits every squad.
need at least an average outside game consistently to play your today style and perth don't have it.
theres at least 3 guys in the perth squad really struggling but I would not be writing them off at all

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MACDUB  
Years ago

I think Gleeson's coaching is generally pretty good (though I do wonder what a coach like Gordie could do at Perth!)

As an aside, its sad that a player like Gordie isn't a HC in this league. One of the best, if not the best coach in Australia, and he is an AC. Not sure if he preferred to be an AC over a HC, but it breaks my heart.

Gleeson just doesn't have that very fine detail knowledge - it's only little things, but it has a habit of snowballing into bigger things. Sometimes they get away with it because the other team can't exploit it. But good teams/smart teams/well coached teams can find out a way - ala Crocs. The screen defense on Jett was a totally bad scout (give him the three) - result: he was able to get in the seams and getting buckets at a very efficient clip or dishing to big men under the basket or kicking to shooters.

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I really doubt he will be sacked mid-season but I can't see his contract being renewed at the end of this one. Its funny, we sit second on the ladder and we are wanting the coach gone (not that I disagree with that) but the expectations are a bit high sometimes.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Perth fans are so fickle...

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AnonyMoose  
Years ago

Gleeson couldn't coach a hooker to an orgasm! Redhage is past his prime, Hire is never going to be a star - serviceable but never going to be a double double type guy, Wagstaff has one or two good games are year which are generally overshadowed by five or six cheap shots every month which are more times than not followed by the 'what did I do' face he does oh so well, Cats fans are too busy comparing EVERY import since Ennis, to Ennis. He IS NEVER coming back people of WA, get. over. it. Jervis should be like every other decent WA product and look elsewhere to flourish - case and point Garlepp, Gliddon, Loughton, Worthington, DJ... should I go on!?

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Yes, actually I'd like you to go on.
You seem to be saying that the Wildcats success has come in spite of having shit players, which would sort of contradict statement about Gleeson if it actually made sense. (I wouldn't imagine that orgasms are a big requirement for hookers)

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Dazz  
Years ago

So, our players are shit, yet we're 2nd on the ladder...
Yeah, time to sack the coach.

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Dazz  
Years ago

I'll admit that at times I get frustrated when Gleeson doesn't respond in the way I'd like him to, but I think he plays the percentages, and ultimately those are the coaches that win rings.
Take Beal the other night. He is the best, most reliable player on the team, and so often the go-to guy, yet he's having a shit night. It's a tough call when to bench your star, and when to rely on him to come good.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Perth wont stay anywhere near 2nd, Gleason is very unimaginative. Come seasons end, it'll be Matty Neilsen's team to lead, worst kept secret...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

What is Brian goorjians status? I recall he said he liked the Chinese league better than the nbl because they had good funding, facilities and could promote the game as a club league without him needing to worry about that stuff and try and keep interest up and clubs alive. He could focus on coaching. Perth would fit that bill now wouldn't it and the league more broadly now that lk has taken over.

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Anononymous  
Years ago

Lol. 2011 COTY, 2014 Championship, 5 years of playoff appearances for Townsville, current Boomers assistant and soon to be Olympic Coach. Yah, good one, time to sack him. WTF is this poster smoking? I really respect that he doesn't kiss everyone's ass on social media like Bevo does. He just goes about his business and ask any of his players, they love playing for him.

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koberulz  
Years ago

Gleeson won the title in 2014 by having James Ennis and telling the team to run whatever Bevo was running.

Pretty sure anyone on earth could do both of those things.

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

Gleeson as Boomers HC? Oh my god, that'd just be a huge catastrophe.

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koberulz  
Years ago

Well, the new international schedule means it's impossible to be the national head coach while also coaching an NBL team, so I can think of one positive that would come out of it...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Interesting comment that the players love playing for him. Something that I've struggled to figure out when I've wanted to question his coaching ability. Certainly during games he keeps a very short Leash on players. If they make a mistake they're generally dragged to the bench and cop a whinge from him. Some players say nothing, others argue their case. I wouldn't have thought that I'd conducive to good player relations if the player feels like they can't make a mistake without being benched. But he does tend to bring them back later. Redhage is the consistent example this season who cops an earful every game generally after some sort of inbounds pass whiff

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Anononymous  
Years ago

He's Boomers assistant, any bball fan in Australia should certainly know that. And koberrulz you cannot be serious. Gleeson recruited 2 new imports including Ennis that Bevo never would've found and if they were running his plays then he should've won the previous years. I can assure you his players prefer Gleeson.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Bevo took us close quite a few times with one title. Let's not forget we were missing Martin one year which could very well have changed the outcome. Two titles would've been an outstanding return

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FYI  
Years ago

Ennis was signed before Gleeson

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Anonymous  
Years ago

No he wasn't.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The key players prefer Bevo. That's no surprise though, Bevo is known as a players coach.

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koberulz  
Years ago

He's Boomers assistant, any bball fan in Australia should certainly know that.
Did anyone say he wasn't?

Gleeson recruited 2 new imports including Ennis that Bevo never would've found
[citation needed]

and if they were running his plays then he should've won the previous years.
Rob Beveridge had one season where Redhage and Martin were both healthy for the entire playoff run. He won a title that year.

Gleeson had the addition of Ennis, Redhage and Martin healthy, and Cedric Jackson playing somewhere other than New Zealand.

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paul  
Years ago

I enjoyed the 'running his plays' bit. Are you giving Gleeson credit for the Flex offence? Trevor does a number of things really well as a coach, but being an offensive genius isn't one of them.

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Anononymous  
Years ago

I just struggle to understand why some people on these forums seem to complain or create 'sack Gleeson' posts every other week when all you have to do is site his record to see he's obviously a good coach. And he's proven that he can win or come close both in Perth and with undermanned teams in Townsville. I think part of it is that he doesn't make the effort to connect with fans via social media whereas Bevo posts when he farts and can't get enough attention for himself. I wonder sometimes if it's Bevo that actually posts some of the hate in an attempt to get his old job back. Better yet, it's probably his wife who always comments on the Cats page.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I'm an insider.... know for a fact playing core dislike him...won't be there next season ....

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Anonymous  
Years ago

What does he do well as coach? Anyone enjoying him continually try and run a defensive press with the immobile knight and jawai on the floor? Gets burnt so often and without the reward that accompanies this risk. I.e. we don't force turnovers or disrupt the other teams offense materially. Instead you try to speed the game up whilst you have two injury prone post monsters on the floor. Horrible coaching.

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Anononymous  
Years ago

Lay off Bevo, you've got your own team to worry about. Lol at 'I'm an insider'.

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Anononymous  
Years ago

Ps players don't hire or fire coaches FYI.

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Realist  
Years ago

I don't claim to be an insider but I do know a few of the players and have had a beer with them. I remember asking them if they liked Gleeson last year and was told they appreciated that they're not in each other's back pockets outside of work. With Bevo, they were expected to socialise outside work all the time and Gleeson keeps work and home seperate. I got the impression they liked him.

In my opinion, he's done a good job. Grand Final winner year one, playoffs last year with only 5 healthy players left, and sitting 2nd on the ladder so far with Damo, Nate, and Prather all having been injured. Yes we've lost a couple we probably should've won but that happens to every team and every coach. Any other coach and the fans would be very pleased. I don't really care who likes him but those results speak for themselves. I would say Fearne is the one this year that's underperforming, not Gleeson.

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Callisto 75  
Years ago

Think Gleeson goes good but wouldn't call him great. Only underperformed in Melbourne and hasn't missed the playoffs apart from that. Would take him over every coach outside of Bevo or Joey.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Some people just won't let Bevo go

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Anonymous  
Years ago

" I'm an insider"
A few posts later " I don't claim to be an insider "
Loving the stupidity in this thread.
Gleeson won't be sacked time to take your hand off it guys..

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I'm pretty sure the "insider" comments were two different people.

Gleeson won't be sacked mid-season but I highly doubt his contract will be renewed at the end of the season.

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