Coach Ludlow Bernard said Harbour View must start earning wins against the big clubs in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) in order to challenge, for the title this season.The east Kingston-based club, currently in fifth place on 33 points, just two below fourth-place Humble Lion, slammed sixth place UWI FC 5-0 on Monday night at the Compound. In their previous encounter, they blanked Cavalier 3-0, also at home, but Bernard is not totally satisfied.”I’m satisfied that the goals are coming from more than one player. We need to maintain that sort of performance,” Bernard said at the weekly press conference at Red Stripe yesterday. “The opposition we played against in the last two games were, however, not top teams. We need to maintain our dominance and do it against teams above us,” he told The Gleaner. “I wasn’t surprised that we scored five against UWI, as in the previous fixture against them we created many chances and the game ended 2-2,” Bernard reasoned.Harbour View will next play against 10th-place Tivoli Gardens on Sunday at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex starting at 3 p.m. and Bernard hopes his team will continue scoring goals and win the game. “Well, for us, the aim is to get into the last four. It is a motivator for the team, and although Tivoli are down at the moment, we know that every team has high hopes,” Bernard stated.
The Daily Mail’s football news correspondent Neil Ashton has revealed Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis is locked in crisis talks with co-chairman Steve Parish over transfer policy and could leave the club.The Eagles boss has cut a frustrated figure this summer after missing out on a number of key targets including Michu, Steven Caulker and Gylfi Sigurdsson.Palace have made four summer signings but the journalist believes that Pulis expected greater backing after he performed miracles in keeping the club in the Premier League when taking over from Ian Holloway last November.“I would imagine Tony felt in the summer, that having taken Palace from four points to finishing 11th in the Premier League, he was going to be backed in a way that Palace have never backed a manager in the past, in terms of the players they wanted to attract,” Ashton told Kick Off.“Gylfi Sigurdsson was one of them as was Michu and Steven Caulker. They’ve all gone to different clubs for different reasons.”And Ashton added it remains feasible that Pulis could leave the club just two days before they kick off their Premier League campaign against Arsenal on Saturday evening, live on talkSPORT.“My fear is that’s what is going to happen. It’s come to a head. This is a decision where they’re either going to resolve it and find a way forward.“Or they’re going to accept they cannot work together anymore and everybody has to move on in as amicable a parting of ways as possible for something that is so monumental in the Premier League – which is to lose a manager before the start of the season.”Arsenal’s opening game of the Premier League season against Crystal Palace is live on talkSPORT from 5.30pm on Saturday. Click here for ways to listen.