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Kean explains Givet absence

It has come to light that Gael Givet missed the 1-1 home draw with Birmingham on Saturday as he felt he wasn't in the right frame of mind to play the game.

Givet has an outstanding legal issue with Rovers over an unpaid tax bill and has even taken out legal proceedings against the club to sort out the issue.

The bearded one has for weeks been battling the club he plays for as a miscommunication over his contract meant he didn't understand that he was liable to pay tax over a contract clause.

He feels the club should pay, Rovers feel otherwise.

But whatever the ins and outs it clearly has affected the Frenchman mentally has he declared himself unable to play.

Kean told the Lancashire Telegraph - "What`s happening with Gael we`d rather keep in house but it`s been in the press he`s got an ongoing situation we`re trying to resolve from when he first came to the club"

"He had a problem with his contract, hopefully that will be resolved.

"He didn`t really feel as though he was in the frame of mind to concentrate 100 per cent on the game.

"I think this will come to a head and I`m confident it will be resolved in the next four or five days.

"Then hopefully he can get his mind back on being committed to the remaining games.

"I think everyone knows when they see him playing that his commitment and passion is there in abundance.

"But obviously we have to combine that with concentration and for his head to be totally clear before he goes and plays in these games."

Quite my boss would think if I gave her a buzz this afternoon and told her I was unable to play would make your eyes water.

So for those keeping score - we have one player who doesn't want to play, a striker that the manager doesn't want to play, Dave Dunn running round half fit and Roque Santa Cruz pottering round half interested.


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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday April 11 2011

Time: 10:03AM

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Doesn't look good for Gael or the club does it either way?!
Mikey Delap
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11/04/2011 10:10:00

in france do they pay tax???? lke spain has no tax
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11/04/2011 10:17:00

I am pretty sure they pay tax yes just the rates are lower than in England. Places like Jersey and Dubai don't pay tax.
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11/04/2011 10:26:00

Ahem! Incorrect Mr. Delap! Jersey has preconceptions which for the most part are untrue. We have Goods and Services Tax which will rise to 5% in June. Don't let the low figure fool you though as the separate income tax for the average earner is a hard hit. Jersey is a place where the exceedingly wealthy (maybe 5% of the population) do well but the rest don't ;) Went slightly off topic so I should probably mention Gael Givet somewhere haha....he should have had someone with a better grasp of English contracts representing him who could actually understand all of the small print. Don't think this one will end with both parties happy.
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11/04/2011 10:53:00

No-bodies fault apart from Givet's, He is liable for tax like the rest of us and should of read his contract and known the rules about working in the UK, If he aint in the right frame of mind to play, then rovers shouldnt be in the right frame of mind to pay him!
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11/04/2011 11:13:00

Does this fool have any idea what is going on at Ewood, a few days ago all was rosy with Givet: Now it's a problem! Sell him and get somebody in who's head is right and while your at it get a manager who's head isn't full of broken biscuits.
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11/04/2011 12:48:00

Clearly I have been fooled Fran, thank you for the correction ;)
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11/04/2011 13:34:00

Is it just me or does this just underline the fact that modern footballers are only interested in money. Got no issue with him claiming his tax back, he could be entitled to it for all I know but to state that he isn't in the right frame of mind to play a game of football is an absolute joke. they need to start making wages based on appearances, goals, clean sheets, assists in future then players might actually care whether we win or not.
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11/04/2011 14:18:00

it doesn't look like it would be sorted out by next week, but at least we know what's happening. how about kean explaining niko's absence?
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11/04/2011 15:07:00

absolutely disgraceful that payin taxes kept him off the team- with him at LB allowing olsson to push forward, Birmingham could have been a different game. Something very strange is happening at Ewood
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12/04/2011 03:53:00


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