Tumut has parted ways with captain-coach Arana Taumata halfway through his first year in charge.
Signed amidst fanfare in October, Taumata only lasted until round 10.
The former NRL player was told his services were no longer required on Thursday.
Signs of trouble began to show when Taumata asked for a weekend off against Gundagai in round seven, however the five-eighth said he was blindsided by the decision.
“It was just out of nowhere,” Taumata said.
“I hadn’t had any breaches of my contract, and have been there the whole time.
“I obviously wasn’t happy as my family haven't been there, but you can’t give someone seven days notice before June 30 to find a club.
“I can’t really understand it to be honest.
“Their only explanation to me was that they want to go in a different direction next year.”
The split has sparked a war of words.
Taumata said his contract was terminated, but Blues president Joe McGrath said it was a mutual agreement between the two parties to split.
"Arana is going back to Sydney to pursue football down there and to be close to his family,” McGrath said.
“He’s missing his family and all that sort of thing.
“He wanted to go so we said he could go.”
The year started off well for the Blues, with two wins in the first four games, but the club hasn’t won since taking down Young on May 2.
Although granted a release, Taumata admitted missing the Gundagai game was probably the beginning of the end.
“I think that ruffled a few feathers and from then I didn’t have the support of the board,” he said.
With the June 30 deadline past approaching, the 26-year-old is searching for a new deal for the rest of the season.
Currently he’s at a standpoint.
“It’s turning into a bit of a shit fight at the moment, to be honest,” Taumata said.
“They are trying to ask me for a release so they don’t have to pay out of my contract for next year.”
However without a release, Taumata won’t be able to play football for the rest of the year.
Taumata believes things need to change among the club’s hierarchy.
“It’s only Group Nine, but they never really had a plan for me to push the club forward,” he said.
“They only signed me for two years and expected miracles from me to win them games at the end of the day.”
The 26-year-old also said he is owed money by the club and promises in regards to housing and employment weren’t delivered on.
Originally his partner Annika and daughter Maya moved to Tumut with him, but for financial reasons they moved back to the Central Coast.
Dan Roddy and Joel Toohey will step into the coaching role for the Blues.
In some good news, Taumata’s brother Patrick will stick with the club.