Dickson Etuhu departs Blackburn Rovers by mutual agreement

This Is Lancashire: Dickson Etuhu has left Blackburn Rovers by mutual agreement Dickson Etuhu has left Blackburn Rovers by mutual agreement

DICKSON Etuhu has left Blackburn Rovers by mutual agreement.

The midfielder, one of the club's biggest earners, had two years remaining on the four-year contract he signed after joining Rovers in a reported £1.5m move from Fulham in August 2012.

Etuhu's two seasons at Ewood Park were plagued by injury.

The 32-year-old Nigeria international made just 24 appearances for the club, scoring one goal.

A Rovers statement read: "The club thanks Dickson for his work and dedication during his time at Ewood Park and wishes him all the best for the future."

Last month Rovers paid off striker David Goodwillie.

At the end of last season Goodwillie, Etuhu, Leon Best, DJ Campbell, Jordan Slew and Alex Marrow were placed on the transfer list.

It is understood Rovers are exploring the possibility of coming to further financial settlements with players who are no longer part of boss Gary Bowyer's plans.

 

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10:23am Tue 1 Jul 14

BlueSkies says...

That will have been expensive but still a very good move. Just a couple more and the training ground will be a happier place.
That will have been expensive but still a very good move. Just a couple more and the training ground will be a happier place. BlueSkies
  • Score: 37

10:24am Tue 1 Jul 14

Frisson says...

more good news
more good news Frisson
  • Score: 24

10:24am Tue 1 Jul 14

razwoods78 says...

shame we have had to 'pay him off' but great news that he is now off the wage bill. It just proves how badly we were mis-managed under the "guidance" of Mr Steve Kean and the dispised Jerome Anderson! handing out ludicrous wages and contracts to the vastly over rated has beens.

On another note...How is Myles doing by the way Jerome??? Has he managed any substitute appearances yet for the Sunday league teams he has "played" for!!! Next Chris Smalling wasnt he???

How the FA never fully investigated Andersons wrong doings is beyond me!
shame we have had to 'pay him off' but great news that he is now off the wage bill. It just proves how badly we were mis-managed under the "guidance" of Mr Steve Kean and the dispised Jerome Anderson! handing out ludicrous wages and contracts to the vastly over rated has beens. On another note...How is Myles doing by the way Jerome??? Has he managed any substitute appearances yet for the Sunday league teams he has "played" for!!! Next Chris Smalling wasnt he??? How the FA never fully investigated Andersons wrong doings is beyond me! razwoods78
  • Score: 59

10:27am Tue 1 Jul 14

forever blue and white says...

razwoods78 wrote:
shame we have had to 'pay him off' but great news that he is now off the wage bill. It just proves how badly we were mis-managed under the "guidance" of Mr Steve Kean and the dispised Jerome Anderson! handing out ludicrous wages and contracts to the vastly over rated has beens.

On another note...How is Myles doing by the way Jerome??? Has he managed any substitute appearances yet for the Sunday league teams he has "played" for!!! Next Chris Smalling wasnt he???

How the FA never fully investigated Andersons wrong doings is beyond me!
Couldn't agree more. Get rid of one or two more and things certainly look in a lot better shape than they did only 12 months ago.
[quote][p][bold]razwoods78[/bold] wrote: shame we have had to 'pay him off' but great news that he is now off the wage bill. It just proves how badly we were mis-managed under the "guidance" of Mr Steve Kean and the dispised Jerome Anderson! handing out ludicrous wages and contracts to the vastly over rated has beens. On another note...How is Myles doing by the way Jerome??? Has he managed any substitute appearances yet for the Sunday league teams he has "played" for!!! Next Chris Smalling wasnt he??? How the FA never fully investigated Andersons wrong doings is beyond me![/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. Get rid of one or two more and things certainly look in a lot better shape than they did only 12 months ago. forever blue and white
  • Score: 23

10:28am Tue 1 Jul 14

gb1882 says...

Imagine signing a player for 1.5 million

He never plays

You give him 30k a week for 2 years

Then you give him 1.5 million to leave

Blackburn rovers the gift that keeps on giving... the sooner this clubs folds the better it will be
Imagine signing a player for 1.5 million He never plays You give him 30k a week for 2 years Then you give him 1.5 million to leave Blackburn rovers the gift that keeps on giving... the sooner this clubs folds the better it will be gb1882
  • Score: -48

10:33am Tue 1 Jul 14

vicn1956 says...

Steve Kean-" A brilliant manager."
Steve Kean-" A brilliant manager." vicn1956
  • Score: -29

10:34am Tue 1 Jul 14

bring back the good old days says...

Good riddance, but extremely narked he will have pocketed probably 70% of his remaining 'salary' !!!
Good riddance, but extremely narked he will have pocketed probably 70% of his remaining 'salary' !!! bring back the good old days
  • Score: 12

10:34am Tue 1 Jul 14

Ashton.1988 says...

Let's face it the guys an absolute fraud and should do everyone a favour and move far away and never show his face in the Blackburn area again. Good riddance #cyaaa
Let's face it the guys an absolute fraud and should do everyone a favour and move far away and never show his face in the Blackburn area again. Good riddance #cyaaa Ashton.1988
  • Score: 13

10:42am Tue 1 Jul 14

digitusjonfred says...

vicn1956 wrote:
Steve Kean-" A brilliant manager."
C**khead
[quote][p][bold]vicn1956[/bold] wrote: Steve Kean-" A brilliant manager."[/p][/quote]C**khead digitusjonfred
  • Score: 13

10:42am Tue 1 Jul 14

Warnie says...

Wow an expensive day for Rovers. Way too late for FFP though. FFP is watching closely.
Wow an expensive day for Rovers. Way too late for FFP though. FFP is watching closely. Warnie
  • Score: -16

10:43am Tue 1 Jul 14

digitusjonfred says...

gb1882 wrote:
Imagine signing a player for 1.5 million

He never plays

You give him 30k a week for 2 years

Then you give him 1.5 million to leave

Blackburn rovers the gift that keeps on giving... the sooner this clubs folds the better it will be
gb stands for grubbyballs ????
[quote][p][bold]gb1882[/bold] wrote: Imagine signing a player for 1.5 million He never plays You give him 30k a week for 2 years Then you give him 1.5 million to leave Blackburn rovers the gift that keeps on giving... the sooner this clubs folds the better it will be[/p][/quote]gb stands for grubbyballs ???? digitusjonfred
  • Score: 5

10:45am Tue 1 Jul 14

owd nick says...

Hopefully they got the deal resolved so that any settlement isn't included in next season's FFP.

Hopefully Best will see sense, but somehow I doubt it, no chance of DJ going, no-one will buy him because of the alleged gambling case and Rovers can't do anything with him because it could be seen as prejudging the outcome.

Sadly we are stuck with that one.
Hopefully they got the deal resolved so that any settlement isn't included in next season's FFP. Hopefully Best will see sense, but somehow I doubt it, no chance of DJ going, no-one will buy him because of the alleged gambling case and Rovers can't do anything with him because it could be seen as prejudging the outcome. Sadly we are stuck with that one. owd nick
  • Score: 2

10:45am Tue 1 Jul 14

inflightmagazine says...

Just best and Campbell of the higher wage earners to go. Speculation on the settlement is a bit premature. But I think there is a reason these contracts are being terminated like this, I would suspect its about projected figures on expenditure not about current losses.


Operation " tidy house " is going well. Going to be a good season
Just best and Campbell of the higher wage earners to go. Speculation on the settlement is a bit premature. But I think there is a reason these contracts are being terminated like this, I would suspect its about projected figures on expenditure not about current losses. Operation " tidy house " is going well. Going to be a good season inflightmagazine
  • Score: 12

10:57am Tue 1 Jul 14

TurfMoorTom says...

Why Best would want to waste a career sitting on the sidelines is beyond me. Surely he could agree 50% settlement and have another reasonable contract elsewhere soon after. I suspect only the legal system will sort out Campbell though if there's no case then there will be loan options for him covering half his salary so no big shakes.
Why Best would want to waste a career sitting on the sidelines is beyond me. Surely he could agree 50% settlement and have another reasonable contract elsewhere soon after. I suspect only the legal system will sort out Campbell though if there's no case then there will be loan options for him covering half his salary so no big shakes. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -9

11:07am Tue 1 Jul 14

FoghornFreleng says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Why Best would want to waste a career sitting on the sidelines is beyond me. Surely he could agree 50% settlement and have another reasonable contract elsewhere soon after. I suspect only the legal system will sort out Campbell though if there's no case then there will be loan options for him covering half his salary so no big shakes.
easy answer = no passion. a very very nice bank balance will keep him smiling, play a cup game here, a reserve outing there, a place on bench in the league....not a bad trade for £40K a week. who knows if they did dangle a 50% payoff at him he might be tempted, but then he will see what other clubs are offering in terms of payment, and he will probably think........nope I am ok here thanks.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Why Best would want to waste a career sitting on the sidelines is beyond me. Surely he could agree 50% settlement and have another reasonable contract elsewhere soon after. I suspect only the legal system will sort out Campbell though if there's no case then there will be loan options for him covering half his salary so no big shakes.[/p][/quote]easy answer = no passion. a very very nice bank balance will keep him smiling, play a cup game here, a reserve outing there, a place on bench in the league....not a bad trade for £40K a week. who knows if they did dangle a 50% payoff at him he might be tempted, but then he will see what other clubs are offering in terms of payment, and he will probably think........nope I am ok here thanks. FoghornFreleng
  • Score: 0

11:13am Tue 1 Jul 14

rover4life says...

Warnie wrote:
Wow an expensive day for Rovers. Way too late for FFP though. FFP is watching closely.
Have you heard something we haven't ?
Being as how the football league itself doesn't know itself yet how financial fair play will work i was wondering how you do.
The club are getting the wage bill to a manageable level by taking the hit now whilst strengthening the squad before any possible transfer embargo comes in, If we do send the last few lingerers packing then the squad will be looking much better and viable, Onwards and upwards COYB.
[quote][p][bold]Warnie[/bold] wrote: Wow an expensive day for Rovers. Way too late for FFP though. FFP is watching closely.[/p][/quote]Have you heard something we haven't ? Being as how the football league itself doesn't know itself yet how financial fair play will work i was wondering how you do. The club are getting the wage bill to a manageable level by taking the hit now whilst strengthening the squad before any possible transfer embargo comes in, If we do send the last few lingerers packing then the squad will be looking much better and viable, Onwards and upwards COYB. rover4life
  • Score: 11

11:40am Tue 1 Jul 14

TurfMoorTom says...

rover4life wrote:
Warnie wrote:
Wow an expensive day for Rovers. Way too late for FFP though. FFP is watching closely.
Have you heard something we haven't ?
Being as how the football league itself doesn't know itself yet how financial fair play will work i was wondering how you do.
The club are getting the wage bill to a manageable level by taking the hit now whilst strengthening the squad before any possible transfer embargo comes in, If we do send the last few lingerers packing then the squad will be looking much better and viable, Onwards and upwards COYB.
Agreed, with only Best and Campbell remaining the transition is now complete with a competitive squad, yet we still have £16m in the current accounts and £8m in the next two from parachute payments. I know my projected accounts are a bit rosey though can't see why we shouldn't be too far away now to maintain as is for the next couple of years.
[quote][p][bold]rover4life[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Warnie[/bold] wrote: Wow an expensive day for Rovers. Way too late for FFP though. FFP is watching closely.[/p][/quote]Have you heard something we haven't ? Being as how the football league itself doesn't know itself yet how financial fair play will work i was wondering how you do. The club are getting the wage bill to a manageable level by taking the hit now whilst strengthening the squad before any possible transfer embargo comes in, If we do send the last few lingerers packing then the squad will be looking much better and viable, Onwards and upwards COYB.[/p][/quote]Agreed, with only Best and Campbell remaining the transition is now complete with a competitive squad, yet we still have £16m in the current accounts and £8m in the next two from parachute payments. I know my projected accounts are a bit rosey though can't see why we shouldn't be too far away now to maintain as is for the next couple of years. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -18

11:55am Tue 1 Jul 14

McClaret says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Why Best would want to waste a career sitting on the sidelines is beyond me. Surely he could agree 50% settlement and have another reasonable contract elsewhere soon after. I suspect only the legal system will sort out Campbell though if there's no case then there will be loan options for him covering half his salary so no big shakes.
Wow!!!!! All this coming from the poster who drivels constant bile on Burnley's pages. What was it you were saying about Stanislas moving on to play football instead of a 'Career on the sidelines' as you now put it?
Any player worth an ounce of credit would want to play and it is only right for a club to rid itself of it's well poisoners. Obviously much needed and it looks like GB and the board are finally taking care of it which can only help you for the coming season.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Why Best would want to waste a career sitting on the sidelines is beyond me. Surely he could agree 50% settlement and have another reasonable contract elsewhere soon after. I suspect only the legal system will sort out Campbell though if there's no case then there will be loan options for him covering half his salary so no big shakes.[/p][/quote]Wow!!!!! All this coming from the poster who drivels constant bile on Burnley's pages. What was it you were saying about Stanislas moving on to play football instead of a 'Career on the sidelines' as you now put it? Any player worth an ounce of credit would want to play and it is only right for a club to rid itself of it's well poisoners. Obviously much needed and it looks like GB and the board are finally taking care of it which can only help you for the coming season. McClaret
  • Score: 19

12:24pm Tue 1 Jul 14

inflightmagazine says...

sky reporting dj Campbell gone as well
sky reporting dj Campbell gone as well inflightmagazine
  • Score: 10

12:34pm Tue 1 Jul 14

azza234 says...

rover4life wrote:
Warnie wrote: Wow an expensive day for Rovers. Way too late for FFP though. FFP is watching closely.
Have you heard something we haven't ? Being as how the football league itself doesn't know itself yet how financial fair play will work i was wondering how you do. The club are getting the wage bill to a manageable level by taking the hit now whilst strengthening the squad before any possible transfer embargo comes in, If we do send the last few lingerers packing then the squad will be looking much better and viable, Onwards and upwards COYB.
Don't forget he knows everything rovers since he spends all the time looking for every bit of news on them.
[quote][p][bold]rover4life[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Warnie[/bold] wrote: Wow an expensive day for Rovers. Way too late for FFP though. FFP is watching closely.[/p][/quote]Have you heard something we haven't ? Being as how the football league itself doesn't know itself yet how financial fair play will work i was wondering how you do. The club are getting the wage bill to a manageable level by taking the hit now whilst strengthening the squad before any possible transfer embargo comes in, If we do send the last few lingerers packing then the squad will be looking much better and viable, Onwards and upwards COYB.[/p][/quote]Don't forget he knows everything rovers since he spends all the time looking for every bit of news on them. azza234
  • Score: 5

12:40pm Tue 1 Jul 14

hasslem hasslem says...

as his legacy - will there be a treatment table next to the vince grella table dedicated to him?
as his legacy - will there be a treatment table next to the vince grella table dedicated to him? hasslem hasslem
  • Score: -4

12:44pm Tue 1 Jul 14

BassMonroe says...

gb1882 wrote:
Imagine signing a player for 1.5 million

He never plays

You give him 30k a week for 2 years

Then you give him 1.5 million to leave

Blackburn rovers the gift that keeps on giving... the sooner this clubs folds the better it will be
Its what you do when your club actually has money to spend mate, in order to progress to the next level sacrifices have to be made, if that puts us 1.5 Mill down the so be it
[quote][p][bold]gb1882[/bold] wrote: Imagine signing a player for 1.5 million He never plays You give him 30k a week for 2 years Then you give him 1.5 million to leave Blackburn rovers the gift that keeps on giving... the sooner this clubs folds the better it will be[/p][/quote]Its what you do when your club actually has money to spend mate, in order to progress to the next level sacrifices have to be made, if that puts us 1.5 Mill down the so be it BassMonroe
  • Score: 4

1:15pm Tue 1 Jul 14

TurfMoorTom says...

McClaret wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Why Best would want to waste a career sitting on the sidelines is beyond me. Surely he could agree 50% settlement and have another reasonable contract elsewhere soon after. I suspect only the legal system will sort out Campbell though if there's no case then there will be loan options for him covering half his salary so no big shakes.
Wow!!!!! All this coming from the poster who drivels constant bile on Burnley's pages. What was it you were saying about Stanislas moving on to play football instead of a 'Career on the sidelines' as you now put it?
Any player worth an ounce of credit would want to play and it is only right for a club to rid itself of it's well poisoners. Obviously much needed and it looks like GB and the board are finally taking care of it which can only help you for the coming season.
Not being funny but if I was Shorn Douche I'd probably offer Best a one season contract. Proven Premier League goalgetter at limited risk and you'd also be able to demonstrate the Douche's man management, maybe getting one over your superior rivals in the process. Go on, you know it makes sense....
[quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Why Best would want to waste a career sitting on the sidelines is beyond me. Surely he could agree 50% settlement and have another reasonable contract elsewhere soon after. I suspect only the legal system will sort out Campbell though if there's no case then there will be loan options for him covering half his salary so no big shakes.[/p][/quote]Wow!!!!! All this coming from the poster who drivels constant bile on Burnley's pages. What was it you were saying about Stanislas moving on to play football instead of a 'Career on the sidelines' as you now put it? Any player worth an ounce of credit would want to play and it is only right for a club to rid itself of it's well poisoners. Obviously much needed and it looks like GB and the board are finally taking care of it which can only help you for the coming season.[/p][/quote]Not being funny but if I was Shorn Douche I'd probably offer Best a one season contract. Proven Premier League goalgetter at limited risk and you'd also be able to demonstrate the Douche's man management, maybe getting one over your superior rivals in the process. Go on, you know it makes sense.... TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -8

1:25pm Tue 1 Jul 14

gb1882 says...

BassMonroe wrote:
gb1882 wrote:
Imagine signing a player for 1.5 million

He never plays

You give him 30k a week for 2 years

Then you give him 1.5 million to leave

Blackburn rovers the gift that keeps on giving... the sooner this clubs folds the better it will be
Its what you do when your club actually has money to spend mate, in order to progress to the next level sacrifices have to be made, if that puts us 1.5 Mill down the so be it
You signed him, paid him and then paid him to leave.

Yet still you fester as a mid table championship side heavily in debt and bordering embargos.

Lets hope you aren't self employed
[quote][p][bold]BassMonroe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gb1882[/bold] wrote: Imagine signing a player for 1.5 million He never plays You give him 30k a week for 2 years Then you give him 1.5 million to leave Blackburn rovers the gift that keeps on giving... the sooner this clubs folds the better it will be[/p][/quote]Its what you do when your club actually has money to spend mate, in order to progress to the next level sacrifices have to be made, if that puts us 1.5 Mill down the so be it[/p][/quote]You signed him, paid him and then paid him to leave. Yet still you fester as a mid table championship side heavily in debt and bordering embargos. Lets hope you aren't self employed gb1882
  • Score: -6

1:54pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

BassMonroe wrote:
gb1882 wrote:
Imagine signing a player for 1.5 million

He never plays

You give him 30k a week for 2 years

Then you give him 1.5 million to leave

Blackburn rovers the gift that keeps on giving... the sooner this clubs folds the better it will be
Its what you do when your club actually has money to spend mate, in order to progress to the next level sacrifices have to be made, if that puts us 1.5 Mill down the so be it
Yeah you have truly been splashing the cash this summer with your League One freebies, although to be fair that awesome Chris Brown is on £10k a week.
[quote][p][bold]BassMonroe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gb1882[/bold] wrote: Imagine signing a player for 1.5 million He never plays You give him 30k a week for 2 years Then you give him 1.5 million to leave Blackburn rovers the gift that keeps on giving... the sooner this clubs folds the better it will be[/p][/quote]Its what you do when your club actually has money to spend mate, in order to progress to the next level sacrifices have to be made, if that puts us 1.5 Mill down the so be it[/p][/quote]Yeah you have truly been splashing the cash this summer with your League One freebies, although to be fair that awesome Chris Brown is on £10k a week. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: -3

10:26pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Stone Island: says...

gb1882 wrote:
BassMonroe wrote:
gb1882 wrote:
Imagine signing a player for 1.5 million

He never plays

You give him 30k a week for 2 years

Then you give him 1.5 million to leave

Blackburn rovers the gift that keeps on giving... the sooner this clubs folds the better it will be
Its what you do when your club actually has money to spend mate, in order to progress to the next level sacrifices have to be made, if that puts us 1.5 Mill down the so be it
You signed him, paid him and then paid him to leave.

Yet still you fester as a mid table championship side heavily in debt and bordering embargos.

Lets hope you aren't self employed
In debt to whom? R, Sole?
[quote][p][bold]gb1882[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BassMonroe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gb1882[/bold] wrote: Imagine signing a player for 1.5 million He never plays You give him 30k a week for 2 years Then you give him 1.5 million to leave Blackburn rovers the gift that keeps on giving... the sooner this clubs folds the better it will be[/p][/quote]Its what you do when your club actually has money to spend mate, in order to progress to the next level sacrifices have to be made, if that puts us 1.5 Mill down the so be it[/p][/quote]You signed him, paid him and then paid him to leave. Yet still you fester as a mid table championship side heavily in debt and bordering embargos. Lets hope you aren't self employed[/p][/quote]In debt to whom? R, Sole? Stone Island:
  • Score: 2
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