Suarez: thrilling comeback shows Barca desire to win title

first_imgBarcelona’s incredible fightback to draw 4-4 at Villarreal on Tuesday when they were trailing by two goals at the start of stoppage time underlined the team’s hunger to win the Liga title, goalscorer Luis Suarez said.The Uruguayan’s deadly last-gasp strike completed a stirring and frantic comeback from the league leaders in one of the most entertaining games of the season in Spain in which Barca took a 2-0 lead before conceding four times to struggling Villarreal.The draw saw Barca’s advantage over nearest challengers Atletico Madrid reduced to eight points ahead of Saturday’s showdown at home to Diego Simeone’s side.“The spirit which we showed to never give up demonstrates how much we want to lift this league title,” Suarez told reporters after they avoided what would have been Barca’s first league defeat since November.“Looking at how the first half was going I think we put in a great performance, we deserved to be winning although we know they had chances to score too.”With the game against Atletico looming, plus next week’s Champions League quarter-final first leg at Manchester United, Barca coach Ernesto Valverde started without talisman Lionel Messi as well as Gerard Pique and Ivan Rakitic.But his side still took a commanding lead thanks to early goals from Philippe Coutinho and Malcom.Coutinho hit the post and then Villarreal, who have spent most of the campaign in or around the relegation zone, came back with a vengeance.The home side scored either side of the interval to equalise before Vicente Iborra and Carlos Bacca gave them a two-goal advantage with 10 minutes to go.But a red card for Villarreal defender Alvaro Gimenez helped resuscitate Barca, with Messi scoring from a free kick moments before Suarez’s unstoppable equaliser.“We had a great first half and should have made it 3-0 but they are fighting for their lives and they were playing at home,” Suarez added.The Uruguayan warned that his side had plenty of work to do though before meeting Atletico in four days’ time.“We have a lovely points margin but even though we didn’t lose today we know we have to improve,” he said.“This game shows you that you end up paying dearly for any errors, and we need to make some corrections.”last_img read more

Warriors rally to take Game 1 as Spurs lose Leonard

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle View comments Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, center, shoots between San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12), guard Manu Ginobili (20) and guard Dejounte Murray (5) during the second half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, May 14, 2017. The Warriors won 113-111. (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports via AP, Pool)OAKLAND, California— Stephen Curry scored 40 points and hit a tying 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining as the Golden State Warriors rallied from way down after Kawhi Leonard was lost to an ankle injury to beat the San Antonio Spurs 113-111 on Sunday (Monday, Manila) in Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference finals.Draymond Green gave Golden State the lead for good on a three-point play after the Warriors trailed by as many as 25 points.ADVERTISEMENT Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Malaysia coach ‘honored’ to play vs Gilas, pleased with team’s performance Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ READ: Leonard-less Spurs rout Harden, Rockets to win seriesDurant has repeatedly spoken of elevating his game when it matters most — and he did it at the very moment the Warriors needed a huge lift on their home floor.His 3-pointer with 7:53 to play got Golden State within 94-88, then he drove to his left and right by Kyle Anderson for an emphatic one-handed slam the next possession to ignite a deafening sellout crowd. Durant hit another 3 at the 6:10 mark and a jumper the next time down before Shaun Livingston’s driving dunk.Gregg Popovich lost to good friend and old pupil Mike Brown, filling in as Warriors acting coach for the ailing Steve Kerr — who played for Popovich.Yet for much of the afternoon, the Spurs outplayed the Warriors on both ends of the floor. They crashed the offensive glass as they so like to do — something Golden State stressed all week — going right at defenders in the paint and forcing the Warriors into tough shots. Even the open looks weren’t falling.The Warriors missed their initial five 3-point tries before Curry hit 5:05 before halftime to ignite a stunned-into-silence sellout crowd as Golden State got within 46-32.The next sequence the Spurs managed three offensive rebounds before scoring.San Antonio had six steals among the Warriors’ initial nine turnovers and Golden State wasn’t getting the kind of easy shots it was used to going almost untested the first two rounds.Even when the Warriors did things right the Spurs answered.Kerr watched the game from behind the scenes in the arena a day after returning to the practice floor for the first time in more than three weeks. Leonard left in the third quarter after he re-injured his left ankle and the Warriors capitalized with an 18-0 run.Kevin Durant scored 10 straight points during a key fourth-quarter stretch on the way to 34 points, while Zaza Pachulia had 11 points and nine rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundLeonard had 26 points and eight rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge delivered another clutch playoff performance with 28 points and eight boards.Somehow, these unusually careless, cold-shooting Warriors found a way to keep their unblemished postseason record alive at 9-0.center_img Swing Out Sister back to PH this April End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead LATEST STORIES READ: Kerr’s spinal leak operation successful, says Warriors exec“He’s gone through hell,” Popovich said pregame. “I’m sure most people don’t really know, and I’ll leave that to him to describe as much as he wants to describe. But it’s been very difficult for him. He’s shown a lot of courage getting through what he’s gone through.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Game 2 in the series is Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila) back at Oracle Arena.Curry scored 19 points in the third quarter and went 7 for 16 on 3s and 14 of 26 overall.Leonard first went down after stepping on a teammate’s foot along the bench after taking a shot. Pachulia later slid into him as he came down from shooting and Leonard fell into the Spurs bench, grabbing his ankle.Losing Leonard could be a story of this series. He shot 7 of 13 in 23 minutes to go with eight rebounds and three assists. He made all 11 of his free throws.He sat out Game 6 of the last round against Houston, a 39-point, series-clinching win on Thursday, after injuring the ankle in a Game 5 overtime victory.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

KC beat JC to join Clarendon in Champions Cup final

first_imgKingston College booked their spot in the ISSA Champions Cup final after a dramatic 3-2 penalty shoot-out win over Jamaica College, after a 1-1 regulation scoreline in their semi-final at the National Stadium on Saturday.  They will now face Clarendon College, which got the better of Cornwall College 3-0 in the earlier semi-final, in next week’s final at the same venue. In a rain affected semi, ​Demario McCarthy fired Kingston College into the lead on the stroke of half-time, to close out a strong first half performance from the ‘Purples’.  Jamaica College, however, came out in the second half with new purpose, pushing their opponents on the back foot, and eventually got their equaliser in the 84th minute from a Shadane Lopez header. Both teams tried, but failed to get the go-ahead goal in the remaining minutes, leaving it to penalties to decide the outcome of the contest. KC, kept their poise in the ensuing penalty shoot-out, to secure a return to the final, where they will be looking to reclaim the trophy they won in 2017.last_img read more

Kitty man granted $1.5M bail

first_imgA 41-year-old man of Lot 15 Station Street, Kitty, Georgetown, was on Tuesday granted bail in the sum of .5 million for allegedly committing a million fraud.He appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The charge against Rajesh Tahadeo stated that on September 7, 2015, at Georgetown, he conspired with another person to commit a felony; that is to say, obtaining money by false pretence.It is alleged that Tahadeo had falsely obtained million by virtue of a Republic Bank cheque #322007167, from Lloyd Singh after falsely pretending he knew Shane-Ann Boston as “Venice LaRose”, claiming the said woman owned a plot of land at Block H1 Peter’s Hall, East Bank Demerara.Police Prosecutor Vishnu Hunt stated in the prosecution’s case that the defendant and the Virtual Complainant (VC) are known to each other. He stated that on the day in question, the defendant brought a woman to the VC, claiming she had a plot of land to sell. Singh paid the million and bought the land. However, it was later discovered that the plot of land was not for sale and the passport the woman used as a form of identification was forged.Tahadeo’s Attorney Glen Hanoman said Tahadeo was granted bail in his own recognisance and has given six statements to Police Officers at the Police station.Hanoman continued that his client is surprised to have been called into court and charged. He argued that his client was not aware that the woman was a con woman. He therefore requested bail to be set in a reasonable sum.Police Prosecutor Hunt indicated to the court that he has no objections to bail since the defendant cooperated with Police Officers during the investigation. He further stated that the defendant was only made aware of the charges the day before via phone call when he was also told he needed to attend court the next day.Magistrate Latchman granted the defendant bail in the sum of ,500,000, to which the Defence Attorney objected. According to Hanoman, the amount granted would be tantamount to bail being refused to his client.He explained that Tahadeo is currently in an embarrassing financial situation, and appealed for the sum to be reduced.The Magistrate stated that she had considered his request and bail was maintained at the sum of .5 million.The defendant is scheduled to make his next court appearance on November 1, 2016, before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for statements and assignment.last_img read more

Decision lacks transparency – economist

first_imgEstate closures…says “incompetence” of decision-makers caused downfall of sugarEconomist Sasenarine SinghThe recent announcement by Government that more sugar estates will be closed has been described as a move which lacks transparency by economist Sasenarine Singh, who believes that the downfall of the sugar industry is as a result of the incompetence of decision-makers.Last week, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon admitted that more estates would be shut down as Government moved to finalise its options with regard to the future of the sugar industry. “Well, there are proposals with respect to diversification; and in the diversification plan, there is a proposal to that effect,” the State Minister told reporters at the post-Cabinet press briefing.However, Singh pointed out that the premise upon which such a decision was taken was “totally non-transparent” and lacked “a comprehensive understanding of the social impact on rural Guyana”.The Skeldon Sugar FactoryThe economist explained that if the intention was to reduce the drag on the fiscal performance of the economy, then the first thing any skilful policymaker would have done was conduct a full-blown Socioeconomic Impact Assessment (SIA) on different options available to Government.“No one has priced in the loss of the sugar earnings on the national reserves. No one has priced in the social cost and drain on the social security system because of a trimmed [Guyana Sugar Corporation] GuySuCo operations. The focus all along should have been on cutting out the fat from the industry – the non-value added cost, not kill the goose all together to get rid of the fat,” he stated.Singh added that if this move reflected the reality in the minds of the decision-makers in the Cabinet of Guyana, then Tuesday ,February 28, 2017, would be “a date which will live in infamy” in the Cooperative Republic, he said, paraphrasing Roosevelt.Moreover, the economist believes that the treatment of the Skeldon Estate reveals the deficiency of proper management capabilities at the helm of GuySuCo.He noted that the reason given for the recent abandonment of the first crop at Skeldon – that the co-generation plant was unsafe to operate was nothing but a lame excuse. He pointed out that the situation exposed a deep deficiency in the project planning and engineering skills in GuySuCo, laying the blame at the feet of co-Chief Executive Officer Errol Hanoman, whom Singh said should be fired forthwith for “gross negligence and incompetence”.“Did the senior team at GuySuCo in 2016 not developed a project plan for Skeldon for the first crop? Did they not identified and inspected their assets at Skeldon (their pool of available technicians, their equipment, the field are scheduled for reaping during the first crop of 2017 and most importantly the factory)? From that assessment, any skilled executive will then clear know what they can do and what they cannot do,” the economist posited.LossesHe went on to question who would take responsibility for the losses in the field since some 4000 acres of mature cane was now left to dry in the field. This, he noted, is a permanent loss of some $2 billion.“So, you see these decisions cannot be made lightly, because they result in billions of dollars in opportunity losses, which then translate into socio-economic deprivation in the local area – the Upper Corentyne. So when the local businesses would have expected a bump in their financial transaction in the first half of the year, they must settle for a season of “beri-beri”.  Who is going to feed, clothe and pay the mortgage for the sugar families of the upper Corentyne now?” he argued.Nevertheless, when it comes to saving the Skeldon Estate, Singh is of the opinion that “boat done gone a falls”. He explained that back in May 2015, he was convinced without a shadow of doubt that the situation was recoverable, but this was not so anymore because of the high level of executive incompetence and bungled decision-making at the highest levels within GuySuCo for years now – not only under Hanoman but Raj Singh as well, who was ‘doubly worst’.Moreover, the economist outlined that he was advised that the decision was made to sell the entire operations at Skeldon and that the son-in-law of a senior Government official was eligible for a finder’s fee of US$1 million if he could structure a deal for the Skeldon Estate with the co-generation plant.“I was also reliably advised that as a precondition, investors want the balance sheet assigned to the Skeldon Estate to be stripped of the US$200 million debt that funded the factory. But anyone involved in any business acquisition will know that the valuation of a business is three-fold – the future cash flows, the expected rate of returns and the net asset value of the balance sheet. Everyone is focused on the fact that the factory is a mess, but no one is focusing on the intangible losses,” he posited.According to Singh, if the debt for the factory is extricated from the deal, then the people of Guyana will get pennies on the dollar when this deal is done, with limited access to the future cash flows, most of which will be shipped out of the country for the investor, and the equity built up will all be owned by the investor.To this end, the economist noted that it was imperative that deal or no deal, Skeldon should be formed into its own joint stock company and listed on the Guyana stock exchange. This way, he added, Government would be able to sell 75 per cent of the shares to private shareholders, not just the international investors, but to local companies such as Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) or anyone else who can afford to buy the shares.last_img read more

‘A blessing in disguise?’ Fans react to SHOCK UCL final injury blow

first_img Giorgio Chiellini 1 The biggest game on the European football calendar is just two days away.The stage is set.Careers are ready to be defined.Now is definitely not the time to pick up an injury.Nobody told Giorgio Chiellini.The veteran Italian has been struck down with a calf problem and will play no part in Saturday’s Champions League final against Barcelona. Ouch.That’s the definition of untimely.But how did football fans across the world assess the news? Are the Bianconeri’s hopes of an unlikely victory now all but over?Or will the Catalan club still have their work cut out if they are to lift a fifth European title?And just how is poor old Luis Suarez feeling about the whole situation?last_img read more

Top 10 of the most hated football clubs in the world revealed

first_img 1. Man United – Despite dropping off recently, years of constant success under Fergie have surely made United the most hated club in world football. And now, under Jose Mourinho their reputation probably won’t improve. 10. Celtic and Rangers – scroll through the gallery to see more of the most hated clubs in football – We couldn’t split these two. Their boring argument over whether or not Rangers are the still the same club is equally tiresome. Like two bald men fighting over a comb. 7. MK Dons – When south west London club Wimbledon was moved 80 miles to Milton Keynes for financial reasons in 2003, taking the old club’s place in the Football League, a lot of anger was directed at the new club. AFC Wimbledon, formed out of the ashes of the old Wimbledon, hate them more than anyone. 5. Millwall – Millwall are renowned for having one of the most intimidating fanbases in football. Disliked by all London teams, even their fans sing, ‘No one likes us, we don’t care!’ 10 10 3. RB Leipzig – After being bought by Red Bull and renamed in 2009, cheekily getting round German rules on corporate branding of football clubs by using the initials ‘RB’, this club shot up from the fifth tier to the top of the Bundesliga, paying over the odds for their players. In a country which is lauded for the way in which sporting integrity has been protected from commercial influences, this club is understandably loathed. 10 8. Zenit St. Petersburg – Sections of Zenit’s support epitomise the backwards mentality of more unsavoury human beings. There are no doubt decent Zenit fans, but they’re not the ones generating the headlines. 4. Liverpool – When Steven Gerrard’s slip cost Liverpool the league in 2014, rather than feel sorry for the Reds, the reaction from most opposition fans was to laugh their heads off. Why the outpouring of schadenfreude? Who knows exactly, but it’s fair to say the prospect of Liverpool ever winning the league again fills most non-Kopites with absolute dread. 2. Chelsea – Rivals hate Chelsea as their Ru$$ian Revolution enabled them to compete at the top (they apparently had ‘no history’ before), while striker Diego Costa and captain John Terry (pictured) don’t exactly help the club’s image. Nor do their fans at times. Strangely, Manchester City don’t seem to have attracted quite the level of loathing for buying success. 10 10 10 10 Players are perfectly capable of sparking anger among fans on their own, just ask this group.But what about football clubs? There are many which supporters can’t stand and here, talkSPORT looks at 10 of the most unpopular.Scroll through the gallery to see the top 10 most hated football clubs.Which football club do you love to hate?This gallery first appeared as a video on the talkSPORT YouTube channel, which you can see here. 9. Barcelona – After picking up the ‘Uefalona’ tag en route to winning the 2009 Champions League final their popularity dropped massively. They are also hated for their links to Qatar and the fact Luis Suarez plays for them. Profess to be holier than thou with their ‘more than a club’ slogan, yet duck and dive with the best of them. 10 6. Juventus – Italy’s most dominant club, it’s no surprise that ‘the Old Lady’ attracts its share of haters. But they don’t help themselves, at times. The Calciopoli scandal in 2006 revealed Juve had selected referees for games when they won two titles in the 2004/2005 and 2005/06 seasons. Both crowns were stripped, but the club continue to lay claim to these tarnished honours, as you can see above. 10 10last_img read more

Futsal delight for Scoil Muire, Buncrana first years

first_imgTHE FAI Post Primary Schools Ulster Futsal Finals for first year boys and girls took place last Wednesday in the Aura Centre, Letterkenny.The youngsters from Patrician High School, Monaghan (Boys) and Scoil Mhuire Buncrana (Girls, pictured) will both carry the hopes of an Ulster victory into the National Finals on Thursday, December 5 in the WIT Arena, Waterford.There was great excitement in the air as the winners of Donegal, Inishowen, Monaghan and Cavan regions, descended upon the Letterkenny venue to compete for provincial honours. Two schools had their boys and girls teams lining out which was a fantastic achievement for Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana and Royal School, Cavan.In the boys section, there was a tightly contested battle among Patrician High School Monaghan, Royal School Cavan, St. Eunan’s College, Letterkenny, and Scoil Mhuire Buncrana, setting high expectations of one another to advance to the day’s final.The group decider was claimed by Patrician High School, who defeated Donegal representatives, St. Eunan’s College to the joy and celebration of the players.St Eunan’s CollegeSt. Eunan’s had battled back after a slow start to take the runners-up spot in the group. Royal School, Cavan clinched third place and Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana finished in fourth position. In the girl’s section, there was no shortage of talent with St. Louis Secondary School, Monaghan, Royal School Cavan, Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana and local outfit Loreto, Letterkenny all in the hunt for silverware.The tournament was extremely entertaining in this division. It went down to the last game to decide the victorious school.Girls Runner Up Loreto, LetterkennyScoil Mhuire Buncrana were in devastating form in their opening games and that continued with a 4-2 win against Royal School, Cavan in final game. If the Cavan girls claimed the victory it would have meant a three way tie for top spot.In the end the runners up position was filled by Loreto Secondary School, Letterkenny, Royal School, Cavan had to settle for third place and St. Louis Secondary School, Monaghan finished in fourth.All eight teams who took part on the day represented their school with pride as Schools Futsal continues to grow and thrive across Ulster. Futsal delight for Scoil Muire, Buncrana first years was last modified: November 19th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Neil Aspin resigns as Port Vale boss with club in League Two relegation fight

first_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions RANKED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ shining Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade “I would also like to thank my assistant manager, Lee Nogan, for his support along with my other staff who will remain at the club to provide stability.“I would like to finish by thanking the Port Vale supporters for giving me such a warm welcome and thank them for their support in what has been a difficult period.“The one thing I haven’t had since I’ve been at the club is a bit of luck which is what every manager needs.  Hopefully a change of manager will bring this.” ADVICE Neil Aspin was appointed Port Vale boss in October 2017 REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Chairman Norman Smurthwaite and Neil Aspin have issued the following statements. #PVFChttps://t.co/lH6hJWRspL— Port Vale FC (@OfficialPVFC) January 30, 2019“I inherited a very difficult job with the club staring relegation in the face. I am very proud of the job we did in keeping the club in League Two and we leave the club in a better place on and off the pitch.“I fully accept results from December have been poor and expected to be higher up the table and know the players are capable of doing that.“I have also had to contend with an ongoing personal legal dispute since I have been at the club which has placed me under additional pressure.“I would like to thank the chairman for giving me the opportunity to manage the club and his full support during my time at Port Vale. Neil Aspin has resigned as Port Vale boss.The League Two club have won just once in 10 league games and are six points above the relegation zone. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won MONEY REPLY LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS BEST OF Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury huge blow Aspin’s assistant manager Lee Nogan has also left, which brings an end to their 15-month spell at Port Vale.In a statement, Aspin said: “To put an end to the constant speculation regarding my future I have decided that in the best interests of Port Vale FC that I must resign with immediate effect.“Anyone who knows me and who knows my association with the club as a player and now manager will know it is a very difficult decision and one I haven’t taken lightly. 1 no dice REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move last_img read more

Southampton blasted for selling their ‘best footballer since Le Tissier’

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade “What I also find extraordinary is that they sell him for £10million last summer and only six months earlier they signed Guido Carillo, a striker for £19million and he’s absolutely awful and has already gone out on loan [to Leganes]. He was hopeless for Southampton! Who was making these decisions?” Tadic was in excellent form as he helped the Dutch side reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League, scoring a goal and providing two assists as they humbled holders Real Madrid 4-1 at the Bernabeu.MORE: Watch Dusan Tadic tear apart Real MadridHis display saw him earn a 10/10 rating from French sports publication L’Equipe – making him only the ninth player in history to achieve that feat.Tadic made the move to Amsterdam last summer after spending four years at Southampton. no dice ADVICE Tadic has been directly involved in more goals than any other player in European competitions (9) huge blow 3 REVEALED LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 3 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Tadic spent four years at St Mary’s Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move RANKED BEST OF MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Dusan Tadic is the ‘best footballer’ Southampton have had since Matt Le Tissier.This is the view of talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham, who launched a huge attack on Saints’ hierarchy for letting the Serbian join Ajax for just £10million last summer. Durham compared Tadic to Saints legend Le Tissier Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury “What were the so-called brains trust at Southampton Football Club – whether it be Mark Hughes, Les Reed at the time – thinking of? Absolutely appalling decision from them.“I can accept that the player might have wanted to go. So if he really wants to go to Amsterdam then the club may have let him in order to be happy.“But you can’t just let him go for £10million and you’re Southampton! It’s ridiculous. 3 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won And while Durham appreciated Saints may have had no choice but to let him leave, selling him for as price as low as £10m left the Drivetime host baffled.Durham said: “On Dusan Tadic we’ve talked about this before – £10million. That was the fee agreed for Southampton to sell him to Ajax. He had two years left on his contract.“For me, he’s the best footballer – think about my words – the best footballer Southampton have had since Matt Le Tissier. “For me, Tadic is the best footballer Southampton have had since Matt Le Tissier.””What on Earth were the so called brains trust at #SaintsFC doing selling Tadic for just £10m!?”@talkSPORTDrive and Goughie can’t get their heads around the 2018 sale of Dusan Tadic. pic.twitter.com/PQEffyKKvD— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) March 6, 2019last_img read more