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Blackburn Rovers announce retained list

Lancashire Telegraph: Jack O'Connell has been offered a new contract by Rovers Jack O'Connell has been offered a new contract by Rovers

BLACKBURN Rovers have announced their retained list.

Jack O’Connell, John O’Sullivan, Kellen Daly and Darragh Lenihan have been offered new contracts along with scholars Bradley Bauress and Devarn Green.

But New Zealand international Tim Payne and former youth team captain Ryan Edwards are two of 16 players not to be offered fresh terms.

Also released are Hugo Fernandez Molina, Will Beesley, Robbie Cotton, Deniz Pero, Aaron Tumwa and Matthew Urwin along with scholars Jordan Anderson, Thomas Brown, William Butterwick, Callum Harris, Thomas Paul, Yeray Torres Martinez, Ian Vicars and Brice Wassi.

Fans’ favourite David Dunn and left back Markus Olsson are the sole first-team players out of contract.

Their futures are currently being discussed in India, where Gary Bowyer is meeting Rovers’ owners Venky’s.

But as Dunn and Olsson are over the age of 24, they are entitled to talk to or sign for any club of their choice.

A Rovers spokesperson said: “The club would like to thank those players departing for their efforts and wish them well in the future.”

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12:36pm Fri 16 May 14

hasslem hasslem says...

release a retained list - oxymoron
release a retained list - oxymoron hasslem hasslem
  • Score: 5

12:55pm Fri 16 May 14

Incest Each Sunday says...

I wonder if Bowyer is considering bringing O'Connell into the first-team fold anytime soon. That lad has bags of potential but needs to step up sooner rather than later.
I wonder if Bowyer is considering bringing O'Connell into the first-team fold anytime soon. That lad has bags of potential but needs to step up sooner rather than later. Incest Each Sunday
  • Score: 12

1:02pm Fri 16 May 14

john byrom says...

Wait for you know who. Yes Mc claret
Wait for you know who. Yes Mc claret john byrom
  • Score: 4

1:09pm Fri 16 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

Talk about cost cutting, 16 players binned, and the Kebab Slayer now out of contract.... looks like Venky's are preparing for the inevitable FFP spanking.
Talk about cost cutting, 16 players binned, and the Kebab Slayer now out of contract.... looks like Venky's are preparing for the inevitable FFP spanking. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -28

1:13pm Fri 16 May 14

A Darener says...

7 minutes he's slipping!
7 minutes he's slipping! A Darener
  • Score: 18

1:40pm Fri 16 May 14

azza234 says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Talk about cost cutting, 16 players binned, and the Kebab Slayer now out of contract.... looks like Venky's are preparing for the inevitable FFP spanking.
Just because you haven't got 16 players to let go if you did that would be your whole team plus they are youth or reserve players so back to your own crap pages.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Talk about cost cutting, 16 players binned, and the Kebab Slayer now out of contract.... looks like Venky's are preparing for the inevitable FFP spanking.[/p][/quote]Just because you haven't got 16 players to let go if you did that would be your whole team plus they are youth or reserve players so back to your own crap pages. azza234
  • Score: 6

2:03pm Fri 16 May 14

We'll win the next one says...

A Darener wrote:
7 minutes he's slipping!
Yeah out of his sister
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: 7 minutes he's slipping![/p][/quote]Yeah out of his sister We'll win the next one
  • Score: 19

2:06pm Fri 16 May 14

noddy57 says...

sod,s law says at least one of these will come back to haunt us.
sod,s law says at least one of these will come back to haunt us. noddy57
  • Score: 8

3:33pm Fri 16 May 14

Ronaldpetercooper says...

It is a shame that Ryan Edwards is going as we had great hopes for the lad but sadly he has never been given a chance to prove himself. It is alright having a bunch of promising young players but they must have an opportunity to show what they can do.
Good luck Ryan find another club and work a bit harder as you have the talent but need more application. Will be looking out for your progress just remember it is never too late.
Tim Payne's release is a bit of a surprise as we went to a lot of trouble to sign him.
It is a shame that Ryan Edwards is going as we had great hopes for the lad but sadly he has never been given a chance to prove himself. It is alright having a bunch of promising young players but they must have an opportunity to show what they can do. Good luck Ryan find another club and work a bit harder as you have the talent but need more application. Will be looking out for your progress just remember it is never too late. Tim Payne's release is a bit of a surprise as we went to a lot of trouble to sign him. Ronaldpetercooper
  • Score: 5

3:50pm Fri 16 May 14

jogalot says...

Baffled again. They've released a retained list before Bowyer has come back from India. So which of the senior players have been released? Only Dunn and Olsson? Are they keeping all the other dead wood? I think I must get out of the habit of reading LT sports. There's never anything very definite, most is left to speculation and imagination.
Baffled again. They've released a retained list before Bowyer has come back from India. So which of the senior players have been released? Only Dunn and Olsson? Are they keeping all the other dead wood? I think I must get out of the habit of reading LT sports. There's never anything very definite, most is left to speculation and imagination. jogalot
  • Score: -2

4:57pm Fri 16 May 14

jack01 says...

Its really not that difficult to grasp.

Every club is obliged to release a list of those players who are out of contract at the end of June.

The only first teamers that are out of contract are Dunn and Olsson.

Bowyer needs to be told his budgets etc. from India before he can decide what he is doing with those two, if he hasn't already done so. Despite a couple of good performances from Olsson towards the end of last season I am of the view that his overall contribution during his three years at the club hasn't warranted a new contract.

The vast majority of those being released are youngsters and Under 21 players, who having watched them play in the Under 21 League this season I would say are nowhere near good enough. Eric Kinder has taken over the Under 21 setup and has decided that it is time for a clean sweep. Those that have shown signs of promise, especially Lenighan and O'Connell, have been offered new deals.

Many are saying this is the beginning of mass cost cutting. The reality is that the wages saved on these players are a drop in the ocean financially.
Like the first team squad the under 21s has been in need of a radical overhaul over the last few years. Kinder has already seen off the Portuguese and hopefully he can usher in a bright future with some new players like Connor Mahoney.
Its really not that difficult to grasp. Every club is obliged to release a list of those players who are out of contract at the end of June. The only first teamers that are out of contract are Dunn and Olsson. Bowyer needs to be told his budgets etc. from India before he can decide what he is doing with those two, if he hasn't already done so. Despite a couple of good performances from Olsson towards the end of last season I am of the view that his overall contribution during his three years at the club hasn't warranted a new contract. The vast majority of those being released are youngsters and Under 21 players, who having watched them play in the Under 21 League this season I would say are nowhere near good enough. Eric Kinder has taken over the Under 21 setup and has decided that it is time for a clean sweep. Those that have shown signs of promise, especially Lenighan and O'Connell, have been offered new deals. Many are saying this is the beginning of mass cost cutting. The reality is that the wages saved on these players are a drop in the ocean financially. Like the first team squad the under 21s has been in need of a radical overhaul over the last few years. Kinder has already seen off the Portuguese and hopefully he can usher in a bright future with some new players like Connor Mahoney. jack01
  • Score: 14

5:07pm Fri 16 May 14

jogalot says...

jack01 wrote:
Its really not that difficult to grasp.

Every club is obliged to release a list of those players who are out of contract at the end of June.

The only first teamers that are out of contract are Dunn and Olsson.

Bowyer needs to be told his budgets etc. from India before he can decide what he is doing with those two, if he hasn't already done so. Despite a couple of good performances from Olsson towards the end of last season I am of the view that his overall contribution during his three years at the club hasn't warranted a new contract.

The vast majority of those being released are youngsters and Under 21 players, who having watched them play in the Under 21 League this season I would say are nowhere near good enough. Eric Kinder has taken over the Under 21 setup and has decided that it is time for a clean sweep. Those that have shown signs of promise, especially Lenighan and O'Connell, have been offered new deals.

Many are saying this is the beginning of mass cost cutting. The reality is that the wages saved on these players are a drop in the ocean financially.
Like the first team squad the under 21s has been in need of a radical overhaul over the last few years. Kinder has already seen off the Portuguese and hopefully he can usher in a bright future with some new players like Connor Mahoney.
Ah! Players out of contract. That explains it. Thanks.
[quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: Its really not that difficult to grasp. Every club is obliged to release a list of those players who are out of contract at the end of June. The only first teamers that are out of contract are Dunn and Olsson. Bowyer needs to be told his budgets etc. from India before he can decide what he is doing with those two, if he hasn't already done so. Despite a couple of good performances from Olsson towards the end of last season I am of the view that his overall contribution during his three years at the club hasn't warranted a new contract. The vast majority of those being released are youngsters and Under 21 players, who having watched them play in the Under 21 League this season I would say are nowhere near good enough. Eric Kinder has taken over the Under 21 setup and has decided that it is time for a clean sweep. Those that have shown signs of promise, especially Lenighan and O'Connell, have been offered new deals. Many are saying this is the beginning of mass cost cutting. The reality is that the wages saved on these players are a drop in the ocean financially. Like the first team squad the under 21s has been in need of a radical overhaul over the last few years. Kinder has already seen off the Portuguese and hopefully he can usher in a bright future with some new players like Connor Mahoney.[/p][/quote]Ah! Players out of contract. That explains it. Thanks. jogalot
  • Score: 5

5:10pm Fri 16 May 14

Ewood_Mark says...

Noticed we are releasing Dunn now that we're not playing Burnley this season. He was only good for us when we played them. The rest of the time he was too busy getting free chicken incentives for doing Venkys adverts than kicking a ball
Noticed we are releasing Dunn now that we're not playing Burnley this season. He was only good for us when we played them. The rest of the time he was too busy getting free chicken incentives for doing Venkys adverts than kicking a ball Ewood_Mark
  • Score: -4

6:26pm Fri 16 May 14

jimluftas says...

Ronaldpetercooper wrote:
It is a shame that Ryan Edwards is going as we had great hopes for the lad but sadly he has never been given a chance to prove himself. It is alright having a bunch of promising young players but they must have an opportunity to show what they can do.
Good luck Ryan find another club and work a bit harder as you have the talent but need more application. Will be looking out for your progress just remember it is never too late.
Tim Payne's release is a bit of a surprise as we went to a lot of trouble to sign him.
Arsenal went to a lot of trouble to sign pennant, that didn't work out either. I think we can trust bowyers opinion on young players, he has some experience after all. If Edwards was good enough, he would have had a chance.
[quote][p][bold]Ronaldpetercooper[/bold] wrote: It is a shame that Ryan Edwards is going as we had great hopes for the lad but sadly he has never been given a chance to prove himself. It is alright having a bunch of promising young players but they must have an opportunity to show what they can do. Good luck Ryan find another club and work a bit harder as you have the talent but need more application. Will be looking out for your progress just remember it is never too late. Tim Payne's release is a bit of a surprise as we went to a lot of trouble to sign him.[/p][/quote]Arsenal went to a lot of trouble to sign pennant, that didn't work out either. I think we can trust bowyers opinion on young players, he has some experience after all. If Edwards was good enough, he would have had a chance. jimluftas
  • Score: 8

6:58pm Fri 16 May 14

i. kenyon says...

azza234 wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Talk about cost cutting, 16 players binned, and the Kebab Slayer now out of contract.... looks like Venky's are preparing for the inevitable FFP spanking.
Just because you haven't got 16 players to let go if you did that would be your whole team plus they are youth or reserve players so back to your own crap pages.
The clarets have just had one of the best seasons in the clubs history yet you seem more interested in writing everyday on another club fans website.Sorry but you must have a very boring life.
[quote][p][bold]azza234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Talk about cost cutting, 16 players binned, and the Kebab Slayer now out of contract.... looks like Venky's are preparing for the inevitable FFP spanking.[/p][/quote]Just because you haven't got 16 players to let go if you did that would be your whole team plus they are youth or reserve players so back to your own crap pages.[/p][/quote]The clarets have just had one of the best seasons in the clubs history yet you seem more interested in writing everyday on another club fans website.Sorry but you must have a very boring life. i. kenyon
  • Score: 7

7:38pm Fri 16 May 14

Not_A_Loon_From_Pune says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Talk about cost cutting, 16 players binned, and the Kebab Slayer now out of contract.... looks like Venky's are preparing for the inevitable FFP spanking.
Super_Clarets = super moron. Personally I'm not interested in a crappy team that will be playing out of their depth next season but in the interests of research I've checked the last two Burnley articles and super_clarets has not posted anything there. He's just a sad little troll who prefers to write inconsequential nonsense on these pages.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Talk about cost cutting, 16 players binned, and the Kebab Slayer now out of contract.... looks like Venky's are preparing for the inevitable FFP spanking.[/p][/quote]Super_Clarets = super moron. Personally I'm not interested in a crappy team that will be playing out of their depth next season but in the interests of research I've checked the last two Burnley articles and super_clarets has not posted anything there. He's just a sad little troll who prefers to write inconsequential nonsense on these pages. Not_A_Loon_From_Pune
  • Score: 9

8:01pm Fri 16 May 14

Dublin rover says...

A Darener wrote:
7 minutes he's slipping!
Nah he was out getting his dole
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: 7 minutes he's slipping![/p][/quote]Nah he was out getting his dole Dublin rover
  • Score: 8

8:18pm Fri 16 May 14

owd nick says...

jack01 wrote:
Its really not that difficult to grasp.

Every club is obliged to release a list of those players who are out of contract at the end of June.

The only first teamers that are out of contract are Dunn and Olsson.

Bowyer needs to be told his budgets etc. from India before he can decide what he is doing with those two, if he hasn't already done so. Despite a couple of good performances from Olsson towards the end of last season I am of the view that his overall contribution during his three years at the club hasn't warranted a new contract.

The vast majority of those being released are youngsters and Under 21 players, who having watched them play in the Under 21 League this season I would say are nowhere near good enough. Eric Kinder has taken over the Under 21 setup and has decided that it is time for a clean sweep. Those that have shown signs of promise, especially Lenighan and O'Connell, have been offered new deals.

Many are saying this is the beginning of mass cost cutting. The reality is that the wages saved on these players are a drop in the ocean financially.
Like the first team squad the under 21s has been in need of a radical overhaul over the last few years. Kinder has already seen off the Portuguese and hopefully he can usher in a bright future with some new players like Connor Mahoney.
Excellent post, totally accurate and commonsense.
[quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: Its really not that difficult to grasp. Every club is obliged to release a list of those players who are out of contract at the end of June. The only first teamers that are out of contract are Dunn and Olsson. Bowyer needs to be told his budgets etc. from India before he can decide what he is doing with those two, if he hasn't already done so. Despite a couple of good performances from Olsson towards the end of last season I am of the view that his overall contribution during his three years at the club hasn't warranted a new contract. The vast majority of those being released are youngsters and Under 21 players, who having watched them play in the Under 21 League this season I would say are nowhere near good enough. Eric Kinder has taken over the Under 21 setup and has decided that it is time for a clean sweep. Those that have shown signs of promise, especially Lenighan and O'Connell, have been offered new deals. Many are saying this is the beginning of mass cost cutting. The reality is that the wages saved on these players are a drop in the ocean financially. Like the first team squad the under 21s has been in need of a radical overhaul over the last few years. Kinder has already seen off the Portuguese and hopefully he can usher in a bright future with some new players like Connor Mahoney.[/p][/quote]Excellent post, totally accurate and commonsense. owd nick
  • Score: 5

12:41am Sat 17 May 14

Maxrus says...

Not_A_Loon_From_Pune wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Talk about cost cutting, 16 players binned, and the Kebab Slayer now out of contract.... looks like Venky's are preparing for the inevitable FFP spanking.
Super_Clarets = super moron. Personally I'm not interested in a crappy team that will be playing out of their depth next season but in the interests of research I've checked the last two Burnley articles and super_clarets has not posted anything there. He's just a sad little troll who prefers to write inconsequential nonsense on these pages.
That's because even his 'own' fans have tired of him, he bangs on about us all the time, even on their site!!
[quote][p][bold]Not_A_Loon_From_Pune[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Talk about cost cutting, 16 players binned, and the Kebab Slayer now out of contract.... looks like Venky's are preparing for the inevitable FFP spanking.[/p][/quote]Super_Clarets = super moron. Personally I'm not interested in a crappy team that will be playing out of their depth next season but in the interests of research I've checked the last two Burnley articles and super_clarets has not posted anything there. He's just a sad little troll who prefers to write inconsequential nonsense on these pages.[/p][/quote]That's because even his 'own' fans have tired of him, he bangs on about us all the time, even on their site!! Maxrus
  • Score: 3

2:14pm Sat 17 May 14

keanoutofrovers says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Talk about cost cutting, 16 players binned, and the Kebab Slayer now out of contract.... looks like Venky's are preparing for the inevitable FFP spanking.
You clearly don't understand how modern football clubs work. Big clubs take on many young lads and then retain only the ones who may progress into the first team. (Yes the term Big club was intentional) Maybe Burnley could use some of next years money to set up a similar academy. And maybe you will actually come on here with something intelligent to say. Then again probably not.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Talk about cost cutting, 16 players binned, and the Kebab Slayer now out of contract.... looks like Venky's are preparing for the inevitable FFP spanking.[/p][/quote]You clearly don't understand how modern football clubs work. Big clubs take on many young lads and then retain only the ones who may progress into the first team. (Yes the term Big club was intentional) Maybe Burnley could use some of next years money to set up a similar academy. And maybe you will actually come on here with something intelligent to say. Then again probably not. keanoutofrovers
  • Score: 0

11:44pm Sat 17 May 14

Angry From Accrington says...

Burnley will NEVER be able to develop a homegrown youth policy because it's a proven fact that the illegitimate off spring of interbred cousins have far too many toes to fit inside standard football boots and they simply don't have the resources to produce footwear to accommodate webbed feet and goalkeeping gloves to protect six or more fingers. They may have a few promising youngsters hanging around their caravan parks but by the time they reach thirteen they are pushed into bare knuckle boxing and forced into arranged marriages with their sisters and cousins.
A Burnley FC coaching badge entails teaching youngsters to walk on their hind legs and communicate verbally rather than grunting aggressively to each other. Their water bill last season was the highest in the football league due to the need to constantly throw buckets of water over copulating apprentices and Hosing down the excrement that prevented their limbs from functioning normally.
They have, therefore, adopted a scouting policy that imports undernourished Somalis, on the understanding that if they don't make it as footballers they are sold to local kebab shops as lamb substitute.
All sixteen players released from Blackburn were offered contracts at Burnley but twelve said that they would rather sign for the Basra Minesweeping under 11s and the remaining four have decided to take their chances in Brazil as street children.
Burnley DID look with interest at the recent Dyke plan until they discovered that this did not mean the subsidised recruitment of inbred Lesbians.
They will therefore, continue with their tried and tested policy of recruiting washed up managers from lower league clubs who act as pimps for failed rent boys. Last year it paid off but next year, when the players are given spending money from Sky Funds and they discover such luxuries as eggs and meat they will be too fat to run and Rovers will emerge, once again, as cultural and footballing champions of East Lancashire.
Burnley will NEVER be able to develop a homegrown youth policy because it's a proven fact that the illegitimate off spring of interbred cousins have far too many toes to fit inside standard football boots and they simply don't have the resources to produce footwear to accommodate webbed feet and goalkeeping gloves to protect six or more fingers. They may have a few promising youngsters hanging around their caravan parks but by the time they reach thirteen they are pushed into bare knuckle boxing and forced into arranged marriages with their sisters and cousins. A Burnley FC coaching badge entails teaching youngsters to walk on their hind legs and communicate verbally rather than grunting aggressively to each other. Their water bill last season was the highest in the football league due to the need to constantly throw buckets of water over copulating apprentices and Hosing down the excrement that prevented their limbs from functioning normally. They have, therefore, adopted a scouting policy that imports undernourished Somalis, on the understanding that if they don't make it as footballers they are sold to local kebab shops as lamb substitute. All sixteen players released from Blackburn were offered contracts at Burnley but twelve said that they would rather sign for the Basra Minesweeping under 11s and the remaining four have decided to take their chances in Brazil as street children. Burnley DID look with interest at the recent Dyke plan until they discovered that this did not mean the subsidised recruitment of inbred Lesbians. They will therefore, continue with their tried and tested policy of recruiting washed up managers from lower league clubs who act as pimps for failed rent boys. Last year it paid off but next year, when the players are given spending money from Sky Funds and they discover such luxuries as eggs and meat they will be too fat to run and Rovers will emerge, once again, as cultural and footballing champions of East Lancashire. Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 4

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