Danny Hay Opinion

Article courtesy of the Dominion Post OPINION | When Ernie Merrick speaks, his players listen.

Article courtesy of the Dominion Post

OPINION: When Ernie Merrick speaks, his players listen.

The evolution the Phoenix are undergoing with the Scotsman at the helm is quite phenomenal. But, it's only happening because players are buying into Merrick's philosophy.

There appears to be a level of respect and trust, quite unique in the professional game.

Merrick's comments in a Fairfax Media article midweek summed up how a team previously berated for a distinct lack of finesse, has, in half a season, been thoroughly transformed.

Merrick asked his side: "are you happy with it or can we play better football?"

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