Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Kean explains Givet absence

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.

Smashing.

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Monday April 11 2011
Time: 10:03AM

Comments

0
Doesn't look good for Gael or the club does it either way?!
Mikey Delap
11/04/2011 10:10:00
0
in france do they pay tax???? lke spain has no tax
tubzz
11/04/2011 10:17:00
0
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.
Mikey Delap
11/04/2011 10:26:00
0
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.
fransavarese
11/04/2011 10:53:00
0
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!
glen9mullan
11/04/2011 11:13:00
0
Does this fool have any idea what is going on at Ewood, a few days ago all was rosy with Givet: http://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/blackburn-boss-kean-praises-givet-commitment-despite-contract-row-1561271? 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.
blue_n_white99
11/04/2011 12:48:00
0
Clearly I have been fooled Fran, thank you for the correction ;)
Mikey Delap
11/04/2011 13:34:00
0
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.
ITSALLROVER
11/04/2011 14:18:00
0
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?
DommyWalker
11/04/2011 15:07:00
0
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
retroflair31
12/04/2011 03:53:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Championship Cost Per Goal So Far In 2016/17

The end of the Championship campaign of 2016/17 is only a month and a bit away from fans across the country but as we go in to the remaining weeks of the campaign...

Positive Signs For Bennett

Bennett was positive of Blackburn being able to see off Lancashire rivals Preston heading into this game at Ewood Park after the Norwich and Fulham results.

Minor Graham Setback

Blackburn had to do without Danny Graham against Preston following the groin problem that forced him off against Fulham last week. He could return against Brighton next week.

Hugely Frustrating

Mowbray admitted Blackburn didn't start the game well against Preston but had then been the dominant side so was 'majorly disappointed' not to record a victory.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Preston MotM
Suggested By:
Steele2%
Nyambe12%
Mulgrew12%
Lenihan0%
Williams12%
Bennett12%
Lowe0%
Guthrie25%
Conway0%
Lucas Joao25%
Emnes0%
Sub-Mahoney0%
Sub-Gallagher0%
Sub-Feeney0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 8:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Vital Football Comment