Gillespie Gone

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Joined: October 18th, 2013, 9:48 am

August 29th, 2016, 8:29 am #11

I think Dizzy has embedded good habits and an outstanding ethos, so I'm not quite as worried by this as I would have been a year ago.

The end of the season is the obvious time to announce it. However I picked up the rumour that this was imminent while at Scarborough. I don't think the club would have got to the end of the season without having to make a statement, and it's better for them to be in charge of the news getting out.

On the positive side, I'm sure the team will want to give him a good send-off.

As for the club, I believe we have had two Australian honorary life members. We should now elect a third.
Hear Hear idle man.

Dizzy should be given the freedom of the county.

he will be hard to replace.
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Joined: June 4th, 2015, 6:32 pm

August 29th, 2016, 8:37 am #12

All good things come to an end and this was inevitable at some stage. I suspect it's family driven rather than cricket related but I suspect he won't be short of offers back home to advance his coaching career.

I don't think the timing is inappropriate. First it means the team now have an added incentive to win the third title in a row. Second it gives the fans the chance to give him a proper farewell at headingley in our last home game. Thirdly he may have another role lined up where they want to announce the role before the season ends.

I would like to thank Dizzy for raising standards at the club, improving performance and winning trophies that matter. Hard act to follow and plenty of options. Former players doing well elsewhere in coaching roles and overseas options. Plenty to think about
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Joined: May 24th, 2016, 9:00 pm

August 29th, 2016, 8:37 am #13

Hear Hear idle man.

Dizzy should be given the freedom of the county.

he will be hard to replace.
"Jason feels the close season is an appropriate time to part company," a Yorkshire statement said.

So reading between the lines the club might not feel the same way. I'm not convinced both Jason and the club are getting along that well, we had the whole sponsorship cheese farm issue lets not forget.
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Joined: October 17th, 2013, 8:44 pm

August 29th, 2016, 8:40 am #14

Hear Hear idle man.

Dizzy should be given the freedom of the county.

he will be hard to replace.
I was told this at Scarborough on Friday, and also that the Club was interviewing Paul Grayson today (Monday), though the official statement would seem to refute this second part.

Whoever the new coach is, he MUST continue what Dizzy started. Gillespie will live forever in our hearts.
Bowlers win matches
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Joined: June 3rd, 2014, 8:54 pm

August 29th, 2016, 8:41 am #15

Hear Hear idle man.

Dizzy should be given the freedom of the county.

he will be hard to replace.
Many thanks to Jason. Five wonderful years. He did what no other has been able to do - take the club out of the shadow of its 1960s achievements. He also acted with considerable composure and class.

Probably the right decision. Five years is a long time and people like Jason need new challenges. He leaves with a great track record and leaves behind a club with better habits and attitudes (and, just in time, an improved approach to white ball cricket). The one thing he hasn't been able to address is the batting problems of the last 15 months. The top priority for his replacement.
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Joined: April 28th, 2016, 12:45 pm

August 29th, 2016, 8:41 am #16

Hear Hear idle man.

Dizzy should be given the freedom of the county.

he will be hard to replace.
people on here wanting the announcement made at the end of the season why? all the team would know dizzy was leaving so why keep it a secret to the public , let's hope it is not someone from within .
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Joined: May 24th, 2016, 9:00 pm

August 29th, 2016, 8:47 am #17

I'm worried about results, hopefully i'm just being negative and everything will end well.
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Joined: May 23rd, 2015, 12:34 pm

August 29th, 2016, 8:52 am #18

I'm more concerned about the rest of the season, its about the team not individuals including the coach.
I think that these things have a tendency to be leaked to the media or get out into the public domain anyhow, so Yorkshire have just reacted by making it public and to end the speculation.

Also with JG's family having returned to Australia it was obvious what would be happening. I personally think the timing is neither here nor there as there may be a thought within the camp of 'let's win it for Jason' re the Championship and just give the lads extra motivation, not that they need anymore of it.

Good luck to JG for whatever he does next and many thanks for the fantastic work he has done here and i hope that whoever we appoint can carry on the legacy that he will leave.
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Joined: October 20th, 2013, 8:03 pm

August 29th, 2016, 8:53 am #19

I'm worried about results, hopefully i'm just being negative and everything will end well.
We've been given perfectly logical and reasonable personal reasons for this. I can't see any real evidence of his relations with the club souring. And surely not even Yorkshire could let someone of value go because of a cheese farm.
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Joined: April 28th, 2014, 12:12 am

August 29th, 2016, 8:56 am #20

I'm worried about results, hopefully i'm just being negative and everything will end well.
Thanks Jason for everything you've achieved for & with the club over the past five years.
I wish him all the best for the future until he becomes the Australian head coach when I wish him to fail dismally particularly in any Ashes series.
Unfortunately, I doubt that will happen.
Paul Grayson? You have to be joking, after the resounding success he had with Essex?
Richard Dawson, yes please.
Re the downbeat tone of the club's announcement, surely that's because Gillespie has a contract with another 12 months to run, so obviously they didn't want him to leave?
Or have I made that bit up about him being under contract till 2017?
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