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Pulis to show no mercy

Tony Pulis has fond memories of watching Cardiff as a child but will not go easy on the Bluebirds when he takes his Crystal Palace side to Wales on Saturday.

I watched Cardiff when I was a young boy and I also watched Newport when I could.

If I didn't have games on a Saturday, if I wasn't playing for the YMCA then we would jump on a train and if we could we would get to Cardiff.

That was when (John) Toshack was playing, (Ian) Gibson was in midfield, and they had a very, very good team.

My dad took me to watch Cardiff on a Tuesday or a Wednesday evening when they played Real Madrid when there were 50,000 people in the stadium.

– Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis

Pulis: Palace have achieved nothing yet

Tony Pulis insists last weekend's victory over Chelsea does not mean Crystal Palace have secured their Barclays Premier League status and knows the win will count for little if they fall to Cardiff on Saturday.

All that counts now is the Cardiff game. We need to make sure we put in enough performances like last weekend to get us over the line.

If people think it is all over and done with after the Chelsea game it isn't, we have still got to get the points because everyone down there is fighting. We have go focus on getting the points as quickly as we can.

Three points this weekend will not see us safe, we have to keep going until we are mathematically safe.

People will still write us off but that is not a problem with me."

– Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis


Speroni unsure over Palace future

Julian Speroni is desperate to stay at Crystal Palace but admits the future is unclear.

At the moment I don't know what's going to happen.

As a professional footballer I need to understand different situations and I can't say any more than that.

As a player you prefer to sort things a lot earlier but sometimes you have to adapt to how the circumstances go.

At the moment I just have to see what happens. I thank the fans for all their support and I know they want me to tay.

I want to stay - and I think the club wants me to stay as well. We need to sort things out. When? I'm not really sure.

There have been some talks but I don't think it's going to happen any time soon.

– Crystal Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni

Jerome not getting carried away

Cameron Jerome is eager for Crystal Palace to back up victory over Chelsea with a win over fellow Premier League relegation candidates Cardiff next weekend.

Palace's first league win over Chelsea in nearly 24 years provided a welcome boost in the Eagles' fight for top-flight survival, but, Jerome argued, will mean little if Tony Pulis' men do not now avoid defeat in south Wales.

In respect of who it's against, it's a big win, but it means nothing if we go to Cardiff next week and get beat.

We can't get carried away. We know we've got seven games to go and we've got to make sure we put in the same level of performance for the rest of the season and pick up enough points to stay in the Premier League.

– Crystal Palace striker Cameron Jerome speaking to
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