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Grew: Display was `absolute total disgrace`

07 May 2011 08:30
Port Vale caretaker manager Mark Grew pulled no punches after Port Vale went down to a 1-0 final day defeat at Barnet which secured the hosts` League Two status. Izale McLeod smashed home a 48th-minute penalty after he was brought down by Gareth Owen, inflicting defeat on a promotion-chasing Vale side who finished the campaign in a disappointing 11th place. "I've told the players that performance was unacceptable to Port Vale Football Club - it was an absolute total disgrace," said Grew. "There are some lucky lads who have got two-year contracts because there is no way they would get another contract if they play like that. "It lacked passion. I just feel some players have been on holiday for the last two or three weeks. How they can look at themselves sometimes in the mirror is unbelievable. As a player I gave everything I could do win a football match, but some of them just sit back and accept it. "It should have been like a graveyard when we left here. But good luck to Barnet, they worked a lot harder than us and deserved the result. "The lads went and clapped our fans but they should be thanking them when they play by putting in a performance. It was a Rocky Horror Show."

Source: PA