Former midfielder Ryan Burge accuses manager Micky Adams of “breaching an agreement”, sending an abusive text and that people are “deluded” to think that he would not turn up for the Bristol Rovers game.
Burge left the club in controversial circumstances in April 2013. At the time, the departure was said to be by “mutual consent.”
If you think that after playing 37 games for a club about to be promoted that I would not turn up, you are deluded…
Burge had been a regular in the Port Vale side during the 2012-13 season, but on the 12 March 2013 he missed a pre-match team meal before the game with Bristol Rovers. Burge claimed he made his own way for the match, only to be informed that he was not in the matchday squad when he was just five minutes away from Bristol.
He took to Twitter to put his side of the story across, and an angry Micky Adams responded by saying Burge’s tweets were “absolute nonsense and he’s going to be disciplined”. Burge was suspended for two weeks for breaking the club’s “social media guidelines” after club management claimed he refused to apologise for the incident
However, after consulting with the PFA, the midfielder has decided to give his side of the story in a tweet.
Burge claims that:
- He was offered a new contract by chairman Paul Wildes
- Upset over his treatment when injured the previous season [OVF Note – he was transfer-listed when injured] he delayed his decision
- Once Micky Adams found this out, he never picked Burge again
- Adams sent him an abusive text while he was waiting for the team bus
- The Vale manager also refused to pick him up telling him to make his own way to the game
- Burge comments that “If you think that after playing 37 games for a club about to be promoted that I would not turn up, you are deluded”
- He has “wrongfully been given stick for this ever since”
- Micky Adams has “breached an agreement we had in place”
- More details will follow
The tweet reads as follows: