Date: 28th February 2011 at 9:52am
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Vale boss Jim Gannon, along with a representative from the League Managers Association, is set to meet the Vale board today to discuss the very public fallout from the ‘On the Buses` saga en route to Aldershot on Friday.

Speaking to BBC Radio Stoke following Vale`s 2-1 victory, Gannon stated that the matter was an ‘internal affair`. ‘It’s an internal matter that could be subject to a disciplinary hearing, so I think the most professional thing is to leave it in the hands of the club now.’

Meanwhile, Horsfield told BBC Radio WM that the matter needed to be finally sorted. ‘We had a disagreement and unfortunately after that disagreement he Gannon] left the coach.

‘A couple of stops down the M6 at Spaghetti Junction, I got off as well.

‘It’s definitely got to be sorted out. It can’t go on how it is.

‘Obviously there’s a problem with me and him so we’ll get it sorted.’

The mess leaves the Vale board in a tricky position, and without the full facts being available, it is difficult to know what decision they will come to. With Horsfield`s contract up in the summer it seems the likely (and the cheaper, if not correct) decision that he will be the one who suffers the consequences.

It is not the first controversial incident of Gannon`s managerial career, and the Irishman couldn`t have made himself any more unpopular with the Vale supporters since his arrival in the Potteries. Tales of dressing room unrest, a falling out with long time coach Mark Grew, and now the Horsfield affair have all been unwanted distractions to Vale`s promotion hopes.

? Mo Chaudry will appear on BBC Late Kick Off tonight discussing his efforts to buy the club. No doubt some more information will come to light regarding his independent revaluation of the ground. Don`t miss it!

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