Earlier this year
Have Wildcats (finally) dropped the Ball?
Wildcats have a great history, and a very strong one over the past decade or so. They've made great acquisitions, at the right times, and even when it appears they haven't, they have got the job done.
No doubt they were due for a stumble.
At the "start" of this pre-season, I said that (having learnt my lesson) I would wait and trust the Cats & Gleeson... But what now?
It's no coincidence that this success occurred under the ownership of Dr Jack. The Leadership of Marvin laid the foundations, and Gleeson capitalised.
We don't know what direction the new ownership will take. We assumed they wouldn't "mess with success", but otherwise they are an unknown factor.
And now Gleeson. Whether you believe the rumours or not, simple fact is that he was a huge part of the success, and now he's gone to the NBA.
Wildcats shed a bunch of players, in what I assumed were carefully considered strategic decisions. And now what?
With serious pre-season only 2~3 months away, we have no coach and only half a team?