Date: 21st October 2007 at 9:46pm
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‘I want to say some home truths. The players here at the minute are nowhere near good enough to survive a league down, never mind this league. I’ve had enough, I want to see The Chairman on Monday morning. Thats how strongly I feel.’

These are the words of Vale Coach Mark Grew after the predictable meek surrender at Leyton Orient yesterday.

After taking the lead at Brisbane Road through Luke Rodgers (who else?) Vale capitulated all too easily during a six minute spell in the second half. Mkandawire equalised, Jabo Ibehre put Orient ahead, then Adam Boyd made it 3-1 from the penalty spot.

Grew pulled no punches with his criticism of the players.

‘I’ve just told the players they are gutless. Spineless. They are the worst bunch of players I have seen at Vale Park in 17 years. I’m not trying to kid any fans – they are gutless.’

‘We played all right in the first half and got the goal, but then conceded one and packed it in. Thats spineless for me…They’ve got no bottle.’

The Board need to get on top of things this week. We desperately need a new manager because Dean Glover is simply not the man to get us out of this mess. Who have the club interviewed so far? Brian Little? Peter Jackson? Neil Baker? There’s not a great deal of noise about the Manager’s position coming out of Vale Park – apart from the weekly announcement from Chairman Bill Bratt that Dean Glover will be remaining as Caretaker Manager for next Saturday’s game, and there is some suspicion amongst fans that The Board are hoping aginst hope that Glover can pull things around because we cannot afford to bring in a new face.

Someone new needs to be in charge of these players before next Saturdays visit of Swindon Town because the performances have got beyond funny. Will the players be bothered by what Grew has said about them? Who knows.

Click here for Vital Leyton Orient match report.


2 Replies to “Mark Grew: Players are spineless”

  • Grewy is spot on with what he’s said, and its about time someone at the Club gave an honest assessment of the squad. The players need a kick up the arse.

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