What is Love? Baby Don’t Hurt Me: Jadue is Back

 

A quick recap, for those of you who either missed it or have undergone expensive therapy in order to forget it, of Port’s activities during the June transfer window. Port went into the window with seven foreigners on the books – Rochela, Suarez, Josi, Kalu, Genki, Asdrubal & Maranhao. Too many foreigners obviously, so Port addressed this by bringing in an eighth in the form of Chilean-Palestinian Matias Jadue. Then Maranhao was brought into the squad at the expense of Kalu, and played very well at Suphanburi. Then Maranhao suddenly signed for Sukhothai, and was replaced with Kalu, thus using up the club’s two permitted foreign transfers. Jadue disappeared again, and Asdrubal moved to Australia. Kalu came back into the team and scored a couple of goals, then broke his contract and returned to Serbia last week to be closer to his family, only to pitch up in New Zealand this morning. All clear so far?

Well if coach Zico’s Instagram feed is any indicator, and given that Instagram is Port’s preferred means of announcing transfers it probably is, Jadue – pronounced Had-way, hence the hilarious headline of this article – is back in training with Port, presumably as cover for Josimar in cup games as we don’t think he’ll be allowed to play in T1 given that Port have already used up their foreign transfers for the season.

We saw Jadue in a friendly a few weeks back and he didn’t look like he was any improvement on what we had already (ie Maranhao or Asdrubal). However with Port’s attack now looking emptier than Jadet’s salad drawer, Jadue at least gives Zico another option either in attack or just behind the strikers, and has to be a better substitute option than Tana or Wuttichai. Welcome back Matias!

 

 

Tim Russell

Tim Russell

The founder and editor of The Sandpit, Tim has been in SE Asia since 2003 and in Bangkok since 2012, where he runs a travel tech business. Tim has followed Port FC since 2014, and is also a fan of his hometown club Coventry City, and French club AS St-Etienne. He has written for the likes of Football365, ITV.com, NME and The Quietus, and is a regular contributor to God Is In the TV. He's a keen photographer and his work can be seen on his website.

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