Had not seen the Football-League.co.uk site before, but just got introduced to it through a guest they just had, one Jay Demerit. Great piece and good questions.
You can hear the audio here.
Some comments from DeMerit:
On a contract:
I’m just being patient, but I want to get something sorted out…..I’m not trying to chase an opportunity….I’m in the luxury of being able to choose what I want to do.
On South Africa:
Playing in the World Cup was the ultimate challenge; the main goal.
On South Africa:
I’m open to most places and I’m….to be honest…open to going back to the States.
I’m prepared to wait however long I have to. I don’t want to sacrifice my own integrity to get a job.
I’m in no rush to push it. I’m looking forward to making the right decision.
In all reality you’d like to be at a team in the beginning of September, middle of September.
The idea of going back to the States would start up in the winter.
(*If you listen to the interview, it sounds like MLS would be more resignation or last resort for DeMerit)
On what he’s doing:
I went to Vickers Road and watch Coventry vs. Watford.
A decent listen…TSG did an interview with Jay after the Turkey game. Unfortunately our recorder ate the interview, but DeMerit was engaging and stayed around to answer all of our questions.
One which included–and I’ll paraphrase:
Matthew, TSG: Jay, you’re a phenomenal on-ball defender. For the kids that read our publication, what does it take to play solid stand-up defending.
On ball defending is about two things. Desire and effort in that the attacker coming at you is not getting by and second about the responsibility to your teammates not to let that player get by you and put them under pressure.
(Really wish I had the whole interview)