MAGPIES: Jermyn exits Dorchester to join Poole Town

LEFT THE AVENUE: Mark Jermyn

LEFT THE AVENUE: Mark Jermyn

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DORCHESTER Town captain Mark Jermyn is to leave the club after rejecting the offer of a new contract, it was revealed last night.

Jermyn, who holds the record for the number of appearances in the black and white of Dorchester, is set to sign a one-year deal with Poole Town.

The 33-year-old joined the Magpies from Torquay United in 2000 and played for the county town club more than 600 times in that period.

The club offered Jermyn a new contract but last night confirmed that he had turned it down.

With Dorchester and Poole set to square up in the Southern Premier League next season it won’t be long before Jermyn comes face-to-face with his former club.

Reacting to the news, Magpies’ boss Phil Simkin said: “Mark has been a great servant to this club over the years and a pleasure to work with.

“We respect his decision and wish him well as he moves on to a fresh, new challenge.”

Meanwhile, a statement by the club on their official website said: “Mark has been a fantastic player for the club, giving 100 per cent every time he turned out in the shirt, and will be greatly missed.

“We would like to thank Mark for his hard work, dedication and service to the club and wish him the very best for the future.”

Speculation over Jermyn’s future had been rife in the weeks leading up to his departure as supporters waited to see whether he would stay with the club following their relegation last season.

Jermyn enjoyed a number of high points during his career at the Avenue, no more so than the famous FA Cup victory over Plymouth Argyle.

However, what turned out to be his last season with the Magpies was a massively disappointing one with the side losing their Conference South status.

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10:55pm Wed 21 May 14

Hunter4 says...

More to this than meets the eye. The trust could have offered him player manager and got two for one but no, they let our best player and longest servant go without question?
The magpies will be in the same league as Bridport & Shaftesbury before too long if some football minded people don't get involved in running the club soon.
More to this than meets the eye. The trust could have offered him player manager and got two for one but no, they let our best player and longest servant go without question? The magpies will be in the same league as Bridport & Shaftesbury before too long if some football minded people don't get involved in running the club soon. Hunter4
  • Score: 6

6:47am Thu 22 May 14

alanluther says...

Hunter4 wrote:
More to this than meets the eye. The trust could have offered him player manager and got two for one but no, they let our best player and longest servant go without question?
The magpies will be in the same league as Bridport & Shaftesbury before too long if some football minded people don't get involved in running the club soon.
How could the Trust have offered him player/manager when they are shareholders and not majority of shareholders at that. Those decisions would be made by the board of directors and I am sure if you bothered to look up who they are you will find that some are football minded indeed.
[quote][p][bold]Hunter4[/bold] wrote: More to this than meets the eye. The trust could have offered him player manager and got two for one but no, they let our best player and longest servant go without question? The magpies will be in the same league as Bridport & Shaftesbury before too long if some football minded people don't get involved in running the club soon.[/p][/quote]How could the Trust have offered him player/manager when they are shareholders and not majority of shareholders at that. Those decisions would be made by the board of directors and I am sure if you bothered to look up who they are you will find that some are football minded indeed. alanluther
  • Score: 6

7:30am Thu 22 May 14

palmerrob says...

I've just told my 14 years old son this news and his reply was "I don't want to watch Dorch anymore now"

That sums it up for me, you can stick my season ticket where the sun does not shine.

Mark jermyn is an absolute legend , he's been a role model and given his all to this club and the community and Simkin has just disregarded all this because he's scared he would and should have his job, got rid of our club legend with over 600 appearances.

The line has been crossed now I'm afraid, I've had enough !!!
I've just told my 14 years old son this news and his reply was "I don't want to watch Dorch anymore now" That sums it up for me, you can stick my season ticket where the sun does not shine. Mark jermyn is an absolute legend , he's been a role model and given his all to this club and the community and Simkin has just disregarded all this because he's scared he would and should have his job, got rid of our club legend with over 600 appearances. The line has been crossed now I'm afraid, I've had enough !!! palmerrob
  • Score: -5

7:47am Thu 22 May 14

palmerrob says...

alanluther wrote:
Hunter4 wrote:
More to this than meets the eye. The trust could have offered him player manager and got two for one but no, they let our best player and longest servant go without question?
The magpies will be in the same league as Bridport & Shaftesbury before too long if some football minded people don't get involved in running the club soon.
How could the Trust have offered him player/manager when they are shareholders and not majority of shareholders at that. Those decisions would be made by the board of directors and I am sure if you bothered to look up who they are you will find that some are football minded indeed.
Allen Knott
Annie Greenslade
Dave Martin
Dave Read
Dave Ring
Lloyd Spracklen
Matt Lucas
Ian Winsor

Most of them have never kicked a ball in there life !
[quote][p][bold]alanluther[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hunter4[/bold] wrote: More to this than meets the eye. The trust could have offered him player manager and got two for one but no, they let our best player and longest servant go without question? The magpies will be in the same league as Bridport & Shaftesbury before too long if some football minded people don't get involved in running the club soon.[/p][/quote]How could the Trust have offered him player/manager when they are shareholders and not majority of shareholders at that. Those decisions would be made by the board of directors and I am sure if you bothered to look up who they are you will find that some are football minded indeed.[/p][/quote]Allen Knott Annie Greenslade Dave Martin Dave Read Dave Ring Lloyd Spracklen Matt Lucas Ian Winsor Most of them have never kicked a ball in there life ! palmerrob
  • Score: -3

7:55am Thu 22 May 14

alanluther says...

Well at least 3 people on that list jump out to me as being football minded or do you mean that you can only run a club if you have played the game at a high standard. I remember those heady days of Mr Hearn turning out for man utd.
Well at least 3 people on that list jump out to me as being football minded or do you mean that you can only run a club if you have played the game at a high standard. I remember those heady days of Mr Hearn turning out for man utd. alanluther
  • Score: 6

8:22am Thu 22 May 14

proud maggot says...

palmerrob wrote:
alanluther wrote:
Hunter4 wrote:
More to this than meets the eye. The trust could have offered him player manager and got two for one but no, they let our best player and longest servant go without question?
The magpies will be in the same league as Bridport & Shaftesbury before too long if some football minded people don't get involved in running the club soon.
How could the Trust have offered him player/manager when they are shareholders and not majority of shareholders at that. Those decisions would be made by the board of directors and I am sure if you bothered to look up who they are you will find that some are football minded indeed.
Allen Knott
Annie Greenslade
Dave Martin
Dave Read
Dave Ring
Lloyd Spracklen
Matt Lucas
Ian Winsor

Most of them have never kicked a ball in there life !
What absolute rubbish.... Ian Winsor played in the supporters match the other week!!
[quote][p][bold]palmerrob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alanluther[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hunter4[/bold] wrote: More to this than meets the eye. The trust could have offered him player manager and got two for one but no, they let our best player and longest servant go without question? The magpies will be in the same league as Bridport & Shaftesbury before too long if some football minded people don't get involved in running the club soon.[/p][/quote]How could the Trust have offered him player/manager when they are shareholders and not majority of shareholders at that. Those decisions would be made by the board of directors and I am sure if you bothered to look up who they are you will find that some are football minded indeed.[/p][/quote]Allen Knott Annie Greenslade Dave Martin Dave Read Dave Ring Lloyd Spracklen Matt Lucas Ian Winsor Most of them have never kicked a ball in there life ![/p][/quote]What absolute rubbish.... Ian Winsor played in the supporters match the other week!! proud maggot
  • Score: 9

10:26pm Thu 22 May 14

Mason8 says...

The board have little experience playing football at a decent standard they are mostly apart from Dave Martin who is a legend at the club, the others well they haven't a clue. Not self sustainable, the club has so much potential, decent ground and people like Keith K are unsung with the hours and commitment but letting experienced players like Jason Matthews, Ben Watson & now the biggest mistake club captain and stalwart Mark Jermyn leave to local rivals Poole Town. TK will be laughing after pulling off a major coup.
To go from just finishing outside the play offs & having a superb FA Cup run to getting relegated as the 24th placed team within a year is embarrassing and someone at the club has to be accountable! Personally Simkin is a nice guy but not good enough for Southern League, he is a Wessex League Gaffer. The real reason Jem left is like why Jason Matthews left they are both so experienced and respected that Phil finds them a threat.
Culture shock to come playing in the Southern League, a top half finish would be a success next season.
New board, new Manager & new direction needed ASAP.
The board have little experience playing football at a decent standard they are mostly apart from Dave Martin who is a legend at the club, the others well they haven't a clue. Not self sustainable, the club has so much potential, decent ground and people like Keith K are unsung with the hours and commitment but letting experienced players like Jason Matthews, Ben Watson & now the biggest mistake club captain and stalwart Mark Jermyn leave to local rivals Poole Town. TK will be laughing after pulling off a major coup. To go from just finishing outside the play offs & having a superb FA Cup run to getting relegated as the 24th placed team within a year is embarrassing and someone at the club has to be accountable! Personally Simkin is a nice guy but not good enough for Southern League, he is a Wessex League Gaffer. The real reason Jem left is like why Jason Matthews left they are both so experienced and respected that Phil finds them a threat. Culture shock to come playing in the Southern League, a top half finish would be a success next season. New board, new Manager & new direction needed ASAP. Mason8
  • Score: 2

12:15pm Sat 24 May 14

Hunter4 says...

Mason8 wrote:
The board have little experience playing football at a decent standard they are mostly apart from Dave Martin who is a legend at the club, the others well they haven't a clue. Not self sustainable, the club has so much potential, decent ground and people like Keith K are unsung with the hours and commitment but letting experienced players like Jason Matthews, Ben Watson & now the biggest mistake club captain and stalwart Mark Jermyn leave to local rivals Poole Town. TK will be laughing after pulling off a major coup.
To go from just finishing outside the play offs & having a superb FA Cup run to getting relegated as the 24th placed team within a year is embarrassing and someone at the club has to be accountable! Personally Simkin is a nice guy but not good enough for Southern League, he is a Wessex League Gaffer. The real reason Jem left is like why Jason Matthews left they are both so experienced and respected that Phil finds them a threat.
Culture shock to come playing in the Southern League, a top half finish would be a success next season.
New board, new Manager & new direction needed ASAP.
Spot on summing up!
[quote][p][bold]Mason8[/bold] wrote: The board have little experience playing football at a decent standard they are mostly apart from Dave Martin who is a legend at the club, the others well they haven't a clue. Not self sustainable, the club has so much potential, decent ground and people like Keith K are unsung with the hours and commitment but letting experienced players like Jason Matthews, Ben Watson & now the biggest mistake club captain and stalwart Mark Jermyn leave to local rivals Poole Town. TK will be laughing after pulling off a major coup. To go from just finishing outside the play offs & having a superb FA Cup run to getting relegated as the 24th placed team within a year is embarrassing and someone at the club has to be accountable! Personally Simkin is a nice guy but not good enough for Southern League, he is a Wessex League Gaffer. The real reason Jem left is like why Jason Matthews left they are both so experienced and respected that Phil finds them a threat. Culture shock to come playing in the Southern League, a top half finish would be a success next season. New board, new Manager & new direction needed ASAP.[/p][/quote]Spot on summing up! Hunter4
  • Score: 2

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