Dust settles at Braintree after talks

BRAINTREE Town boss George Borg has cleared the air with the club's board of directors following comments made after his side's defeat in the Nationwide Conference South play-off final last Sunday.

BRAINTREE Town boss George Borg has cleared the air with the club's board of directors following comments made after his side's defeat in the Nationwide Conference South play-off final last Sunday.

Following the narrow 1-0 defeat to Salisbury City, Borg had vented his anger at the running of the club, claiming he would “review his situation over the next four days” after being “not happy with certain things that have gone on this week”.

On Wednesday night the Braintree board, who claimed to be hurt by Borg's comments, organised a clear-the-air talk with the manager.

Borg's frustrations have been revealed to be regarding the board's dealing with player requests for additional bonus payments in the run-up to the play-off final after the board reiterated it wouldn't promise bonuses it couldn't afford.


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Borg has reportedly apologised for any offence his comments, made in the heat of the moment, may have caused, while the board has also agreed to take on board his recommendations for dealing with performance-related bonus payments in the future, subject to FA approval.

Chairman Lee Harding said: “Fair play to George, he came to see us all, said his bit and we respect that. George was the first to recognise the time, money and effort put in by both the supporters and directors to ensure that the club was ready to take part in the play-offs and we too realise how hard he and the lads had worked to get us there.

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“We've cleared the air, we've all learned from what has happened over the past few days and we move on. The second half of the meeting was spent discussing arrangements for next season - which is all that matters to all of us now.”

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