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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
Ernie Merrick fined for VAR bias outburst

Ernie Merrick fined for VAR bias outburst

Newcastle Jets coach Ernie Merrick has been slapped with a $3000 fine after accusing the A-League video referees of bias. 16 Feb 2019
Merrick: 'The boys did a hell of a job'

Merrick: 'The boys did a hell of a job'

Coach Ernie Merrick has praised his understrength side after they capped off a brilliant week with a 3-1 home win over Melbourne City on Friday night. 15 Feb 2019
Merrick: 'Babbel's doing it tough'

Merrick: 'Babbel's doing it tough'

Ernie Merrick has thrown his support behind an embattled Markus Babbel, after Newcastle Jets defeated Western Sydney Wanderers 5-1. 2 Feb 2019
FFA silences Merrick over VAR row

FFA silences Merrick over VAR row

Newcastle Jets boss Ernie Merrick can't say how he really feels about VAR and the current state of A-League refereeing because of fears of another backlash and fines from the FFA. 31 Jan 2019
Has this 'natural goal-scorer' cracked the NPL to A-League model?

Has this 'natural goal-scorer' cracked the NPL to A-League model?

An A-League contract is the light at the end of the tunnel for every NPL battler, but has Newcastle Jets frontman Kaine Sheppard uncovered a traversable route? 24 Jan 2019
Merrick: Luckless Jets need change of fortune

Merrick: Luckless Jets need change of fortune

Newcastle coach Ernie Merrick is hoping for an improve in fortune when it comes to the Jets' goalscoring and decisions in 2019. 2 Jan 2019
Roy the boy: 'I'll play against the locals in a dog park'

Roy the boy: 'I'll play against the locals in a dog park'

Roy's back and he hasn't skipped a beat over his lengthy suspension, although part of him admits he's trying to be "the best pro I can be". 19 Dec 2018
Merrick: 'Nabbout wanted to come back, we said no'

Merrick: 'Nabbout wanted to come back, we said no'

Ernie Merrick's enduring a second season slump at Newcastle, but it hasn't affected his dry sense of humour. 18 Dec 2018
Merrick’s video remedy for misfiring Jets

Merrick’s video remedy for misfiring Jets

Newcastle Jets coach Ernie Merrick says it was probably their worst performance of the season but he’ll take the win. 24 Nov 2018
'Carpark' pitch a disgrace - Merrick

'Carpark' pitch a disgrace - Merrick

Newcastle coach Ernie Merrick slammed the state of Spotless Stadium on Friday night as the Jets picked up their first win of the season. 23 Nov 2018
Merrick calms his Jets: I think we're playing well

Merrick calms his Jets: I think we're playing well

Newcastle Jets coach Ernie Merrick insists his side have started the season well despite being winless from four games – and has backed his goalless Brazilian import Jair. 13 Nov 2018