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Jets ready for next test: Merrick

Jets ready for next test: Merrick

Newcastle coach Ernie Merrick is welcoming the prospect of hosting a buoyant Adelaide United in their A-League game. 25 Oct 2019
Bigger benches on the way?

Bigger benches on the way?

Newcastle Jets boss Ernie Merrick is relishing the winds of change blowing through football in Australia – and especially the prospect of an extended subs bench. 4 Oct 2019
Newcastle Jets eye Young Socceroo clash

Newcastle Jets eye Young Socceroo clash

Newcastle Jets may face the Young Socceroos in their final warm-up match before the start of the new A-League season. 25 Sep 2019
Jets launch hunt for a new hero

Jets launch hunt for a new hero

Newcastle Jets have launched a hunt for a new hero after visa star signing Wes Hoolahan was ruled out until 2020 with an ankle injury. 24 Sep 2019
Reduce A-League visa numbers: Merrick

Reduce A-League visa numbers: Merrick

Allowing more foreign players into the A-League is "ridiculous" and will threaten the survival of some clubs, veteran coach Ernie Merrick says. 18 Sep 2019
Refs haven't improved in 15 years: Merrick

Refs haven't improved in 15 years: Merrick

A-League veteran coach Ernie Merrick says refereeing standards haven't improved in 15 years. 18 Sep 2019
Merrick: X-factor? More like 'Why-factor'

Merrick: X-factor? More like 'Why-factor'

Ernie Merrick has profiled Newcastle Jets' ongoing rebuild, highlighting the squad's promising attacking attributes while admitting further signings will have to be local. 9 Jul 2019
Six players exit Newcastle Jets

Six players exit Newcastle Jets

After few changes at the end of last season, Newcastle Jets will see at least six players depart in the aftermath of their 2018/19 campaign. 28 Apr 2019
Merrick: 'They call him the Port Macquarie Pele'

Merrick: 'They call him the Port Macquarie Pele'

Ernie Merrick was as close to gushing over Angus Thurgate as Ernie Merrick gets. But the real news is talk of a "rebuild" less than a season after making the Grand Final... 21 Apr 2019
Merrick: Replacements don't always work out

Merrick: Replacements don't always work out

Ernie Merrick has taken a moment to reflect on a disheartening season, as Newcastle Jets prepare for their final two matches. 17 Apr 2019
Newcastle to stick with newbies

Newcastle to stick with newbies

Newcastle Jets coach Ernie Merrick says he will keep faith with his young players as they head west to take on league leaders Perth Glory. 10 Apr 2019
'Our season is over...'

'Our season is over...'

Newcastle Jets coach Ernie Merrick has admitted the dream of fairytale back-to-back Grand Finals has gone...and they won't even make the top six this season. 2 Apr 2019
Merrick: Big A-League clubs get 500k 'assistance'

Merrick: Big A-League clubs get 500k 'assistance'

Ernie Merrick has taken a jab at FFA's marquee fund in the wake of Olyroos qualifiers and what he believes is an unfair disparity between large and small A-League clubs. 26 Mar 2019
Topor-Stanley's million dollar question

Topor-Stanley's million dollar question

Newcastle Jets stalwart Nikolai Topor-Stanley admits that finals football may be out of the Novocastrian's control, yet it won't affect their desire against Wellington Phoenix. 21 Mar 2019
Merrick escapes fine, highlights FFA 'inconsistencies'

Merrick escapes fine, highlights FFA 'inconsistencies'

Ernie Merrick has criticised a reduced (and suspended) one-match ban for the coach's post-match dig at VAR following an appeal against FFA's sanction. 19 Mar 2019
Merrick: 'You obviously don't know footballers, it's never their fault'

Merrick: 'You obviously don't know footballers, it's never their fault'

Ernie Merrick was about as emotional as the notoriously stoic Scot gets after Newcastle Jets slumped to a 3-2 loss against Central Coast Mariners in the F3 Derby. 18 Mar 2019