Album: Do we follow the same levels as Ernie Merrick wants at the Phoenix?
I was interested in reading his thoughts on preparation for away games:-<br /> <br /> <br /> ----------<br /> Q: What have you put in place to improve the club's poor away record?<br /> A: It's not just this club, it's a fact that almost all teams have poorer results away from home. First of all the mental attitude is ‘anywhere, anytime'. There's no excuses and the second is getting into routines and protocols. Like no caffeine on travelling day, the day before and certainly on match day. Maximum hydration, compression garments, massage, a stretching session before, during and after the flight. There's a whole range of protocols to reduce the effects of flights.<br /> ----------<br /> http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/football/9248809/Phoenix-a-work-in-progress-for-coach-Merrick