Columnist should acknowledge rival’s success

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I have to say I was very disappointed at Harty’s brief report on the Crystal Palace win over his beloved Brighton in the play-off semi final in the May 16 edition.

Had Brighton won, he would have been gloating week in week out until the first match of next season.

Although I never expected him to say well done, Palace were the better team.

I thought he might have spared a thought for ex-Brighton player and Palace’s top scorer Glenn Murray, who was stretchered off in the first game at Selhurst Park on the Friday. With a career-threatening knee injury, he served Brighton well for many years before joining Palace on a free transfer two seasons ago.

I realise Harty has limited space to give his reports, but instead of rambling on about Sir Alex Ferguson retirement which has been rammed down out throats in the media recently (and quite frankly I am glad to see the back of him), it would have been more heart warming had he spared a thought for Glenn Murray.

Stan Mayle

Alinora Crescent

Goring