Five-time league champions Tivoli Gardens have been a shadow of their dominating self, skidding to a third consecutive Red Stripe Premier League loss on Sunday; a result that left coach Glendon 'Admiral' Bailey questioning his players' commitment and determination.
A 61st-minute goal from Claudius Blackburn gave promoted Cavalier a 1-0 win over the more-fancied West Kingston-based team and left Bailey in long discussions with his team and members of the club's management, even after the Stadium East crowd had disappeared.
"We're just not playing, we are not playing with any purpose, we are not playing with any heart or pride and, personally, I feel that there are some players that are in the system that are not giving me their all, and we just have to come together and realise that these are the problems and find a way to fix it," Bailey fumed.
Throughout the contest, Tivoli Gardens, who are now out of contention for the end-of-round final on 11 points - eight behind league leaders Harbour View - struggled to create any real chances and seemed increasingly unconcerned as the contest wore on.
"It cannot continue like this, we cannot have name playing the football, we need to have people who are committed, people that are willing to work hard and people that will play with pride," Bailey continued. "Right now, we just have some names and they are not producing. You cannot turn up and because you name Tivoli Gardens, or this man or that man, you expect to win a football game.
"You have to play with heart and determination if you want to win games."
Bailey noted that several discussions have been had with the players, and he has even sought to find out if he is the factor behind their unimpressive start.
"Most likely they are not motivated, we discussed all these things to find out if there is a problem and they are saying that there is no problem. We asked them if there is a financial problem and I even went as far as ask them if I am the problem and they said no, so why are they not performing? They are simply not committed," Bailey lamented.
"There are teams with less talent that are doing better because their players are playing with heart and we need to start doing the same, or else we will continue to struggle," he added.