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Thread: The Official Ernie Merrick Out Thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dunster View Post
    You want $400k a year performance from a 100k a year player - it's not going to happen.
    He doesn't have any goalscoring issues - he's a regular A-League standard player - he's not Castro, Dimi, Ikonomidis... and so on.
    He ain't no Castro and co for sure, Nobody for a fleeting moment suggests he is. If he is regular A League standard then we have a serious problem with the standard of our national competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dunster View Post
    You want $400k a year performance from a 100k a year player - it's not going to happen.
    He doesn't have any goalscoring issues - he's a regular A-League standard player - he's not Castro, Dimi, Ikonomidis... and so on.
    I can tell you there isn't many players on $400k or more in the league. Adam Taggart certainly wasn't on $400k when he scored all those goals for the Jets in what seams a lifetime ago. He would have been lucky to get $100k.
    I would say Fitzgerald is a regular A League standard player for teams 7-11, if you want to play finals then he isn't a starter. Not sure how you can suggest he doesn't have goalscoring issues. 13 goals in 167 games for an attacker, that a goal in nearly every 13 games. Going on that rate he will only score 2 maybe 3 for the year. I'm still struggling to see how he doesn't have any goalscoring issues??? If he had been scoring heaps of goals then he wouldn't be at his 5th A League club.
    At the end of the day Fitzgerald appears to be a good guy, he probably is in his prime age as a footballer. I want to see the guy play well and score heaps of goals, He is a clever player who is missing a few goals to his name, bit of luck and confidence then he could come good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anfield View Post
    I can tell you there isn't many players on $400k or more in the league. Adam Taggart certainly wasn't on $400k when he scored all those goals for the Jets in what seams a lifetime ago. He would have been lucky to get $100k.
    I would say Fitzgerald is a regular A League standard player for teams 7-11, if you want to play finals then he isn't a starter. Not sure how you can suggest he doesn't have goalscoring issues. 13 goals in 167 games for an attacker, that a goal in nearly every 13 games. Going on that rate he will only score 2 maybe 3 for the year. I'm still struggling to see how he doesn't have any goalscoring issues??? If he had been scoring heaps of goals then he wouldn't be at his 5th A League club.
    At the end of the day Fitzgerald appears to be a good guy, he probably is in his prime age as a footballer. I want to see the guy play well and score heaps of goals, He is a clever player who is missing a few goals to his name, bit of luck and confidence then he could come good.
    Taggart hadn't established his value when we'd signed him due to a lack of game time. By the time he did we were never going to get him again for $100k a season - hence why Fulham signed him to a contract.

    Fitzgerald is all we can afford at this stage. Either accept it or throw your own money into the team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dunster View Post
    He's not Stanny. You just don't rate anyone that wears a Jets shirt.

    Dimi is the most underrated player in the A-League. Blokes a legend and all you lot do is trash him.

    Ninkovic wouldn't last 5mins surrounded by the players Dimi has to prop up every week.
    I do rate Dimi but not as a goal scorer

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    Just announced he has parted ways.

    Who's Next?

    Only one bloke on this foz constantly makes me laugh Plague and it ain't you - MFKS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetmaster View Post
    Just announced he has parted ways.

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    Odds on for the gypo CEO to be coach on Friday.

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    OK, good thing or bad thing?

    Ernie getting out with some dignity?

    Martin making some more effort?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetmaster View Post
    Just announced he has parted ways.

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    Exhaustive process for coastie overlord to appoint himself is my bet.

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    Well, Clayton Zane can... oh, shit...

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    Id like the appointment of Lawrie just to see the mushroom cloud expanding over Kotara South once the statement goes out
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    https://www.theroar.com.au/2020/01/0...ernie-merrick/

    W-League coach Craig Deans and current assistant Qiang Li will serve as interim coaches

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    Deans has been given the gig. Must be due to the women performing so well.

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    Would be interested to know who made the call. Did Ernie say enough or did ledman find some cash to pay him out.

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    Anyone have any idea for good replacements? Some dude called John Jutchinson just got sacked as assistant at Western United, could be worth a look in

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    Ernie had to go and his stubborn ways and idiotic tactical desicions left us no choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark325 View Post
    Anyone have any idea for good replacements? Some dude called John ***tinson just got sacked as assistant at Western United, could be worth a look in
    If you weren't one of us, that would be a great troll.

    PS: Typo fixed.

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    Save the speculation for the New Coach thread please
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    Quote Originally Posted by westjet View Post
    Would be interested to know who made the call. Did Ernie say enough or did ledman find some cash to pay him out.
    i think you pose a great question,I posted a fortnight ago for all of Ernie's questionable decisions going right back to the first 8 weeks of last season at nos stage would he have even envisaged having such a lean budget to work to.

    I would say he was told he was struggling after last nights efforts and at that point he would have blown up deluxe citing Martin Lee's lack of funding. Me thinks a bit of both would have resulted in this outcome.

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    News is reporting that Ernie got the hook as Ernie said he did not choose to leave when they talked to him after the news broke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couscous View Post
    I'm now convinced.
    Failed to motivate; failed to instil discipline. Had to go. Thanks for 2017-18, Ernie.

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