Spector to Hibernian

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Kool Herc, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Kool Herc

    Kool Herc Member

    Oct 17, 2008
    Dallas
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That writer Duncan Castles is now saying Spector will sign for Brum as Leeds refused to meet his wage demands.

    Not sure whether or not this guy knows what hes talking about or not, but I think hes got a story or two right before.
     
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  2. vponce75

    vponce75 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 16, 2004
    SoCal
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. sXeWesley

    sXeWesley Member+

    Jun 18, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Spector Wonderland - The West Ham Revelation

    I think the championship is exactly the level he should be at now, hopefully with a chance to earn a midfield spot.

    I looked around on the Birmingham forums and their fans are reacting appropriately imo, something along the lines of; "fair enough signing, he is on a free and not complete crap". So there is that going for him...
     
  4. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Spector Wonderland - The West Ham Revelation

    This is already a huge leap in public perception of Jon since a few years ago.
     
  5. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    Re: Spector Wonderland - The West Ham Revelation

    I bet he scores 6 goals next year, three against West Ham away and three against West Ham at home. THe rest of the year? Not so much.

    If they meet ManU in the carling cup or FA, He might throw a couple more in.

    Seriously, how do you motivate this guy? All the tools, just not the fire.
     
  6. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
  7. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Re: Spector Wonderland - The West Ham Revelation

    That's quite a lot for a Championship club right? I'd imagine he must be one of the highest paid on the team.
     
  8. deuteronomy

    deuteronomy Member+

    Angkor Siem Reap FC
    United States
    Aug 12, 2008
    Siem Reap, Cambodia
    Club:
    Siem Reap Angkor FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  9. vponce75

    vponce75 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 16, 2004
    SoCal
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Spector Wonderland - The West Ham Revelation

    I'm hopeful he will see significant time at midfield. Good luck to him. I think this will be a solid move.
     
  10. WrmBrnr

    WrmBrnr Member+

    Apr 12, 2001
    San Carlos
  11. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
  12. sXeWesley

    sXeWesley Member+

    Jun 18, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Spector Wonderland - The West Ham Revelation

    This is from a Birmingham fan:

    Everything I have seen from their fans indicates that they all believe he will be playing fullback for him, many think he will play a lot on the left... madness I tell you.

    I hold out hope that Spector and his agent made it clear that he would be signing with a shot at a midfield spot.
     
  13. supercooper

    supercooper Red Card

    Jun 23, 2008
    Re: Spector Wonderland - The West Ham Revelation

    It would be very disappointing if Spector dropped down a whole level just for a fullback gig. He would have been better off looking at other countries, in order to get same/similar pay + midfield gig and same/level or better competition.
     
  14. Maitreya

    Maitreya Member+

    Apr 30, 2007
    Providence, RI
    Re: Spector Wonderland - The West Ham Revelation

    The guy from the Birmingham forum could be right about Spector not playing central midfield. I wonder about his chances at right midfield, which would definitely be better than fullback.
     
  15. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Spector Wonderland - The West Ham Revelation

    Sorry for (or "you're welcome for", depending on your preferences) the generic thread title folks. I used the discussion from the old thread to start a new one.
     
  16. Kool Herc

    Kool Herc Member

    Oct 17, 2008
    Dallas
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Spector Wonderland - The West Ham Revelation

    He would have had a lot better shot playing in midfield while also playing fullback for Leeds. Oh well.
     
  17. Colombolq

    Colombolq Member

    Jun 18, 2009
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Spector Wonderland - The West Ham Revelation

    Singing the Blues: Spector at Birmingham
     
  18. GalacticoX4

    GalacticoX4 Member+

    Jun 2, 2004
    as an american i just hope he does well.

    Not to go all national team but from that perspective i hope he plays center back because i considering out midfield depth i don't think he can knock out the guys in front of him. I'd rather see him play for club in a spot that's he's got a chance of getting at the Nat team level. Central midfield i think is a long shot. Good luck to him though. I think he'll do ok.
     
  19. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Let's keep this thread title - but add an (R)!
     
  20. vponce75

    vponce75 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 16, 2004
    SoCal
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Spector Wonderland - The West Ham Revelation

    Not a fan of this news. I think we already know what he looks like at fullback.

    I'll also hold out hope that he beats out the competition and gets a look at midfield.
     
  21. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    Who was the last American to play at Birmingham City before Spector? Kirovski?
     
  22. sXeWesley

    sXeWesley Member+

    Jun 18, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Spector Wonderland - The West Ham Revelation

    Now that it is official a lot more Blues fans seem to be getting educated on Spector and talking to Hammers supporters, so the tune seems to be changing and all of a sudden a number of them seem to think the midfield competition is not all that formidable after all.

    On the other hand they don't feel so great about him as defensive cover anymore either lol.

    Anyway, it is just fans, what the ******** do they know anyway? :rolleyes:
     
  23. LadyTexan

    LadyTexan New Member

    Jul 14, 2011
    Texas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Spector Wonderland - The West Ham Revelation

    I agree with you. I have a hard time seeing a club like Birmingham City being able to pay 15k a wk and 3k for games. Aren't they in financial meltdown? He made 1.7 million dollars last year. The wage he wants would only be about 300k less, that is if I remember my conversion rate right. A Championship club would have a hard time playing that. Maybe he meant 15k a week in dollars, otherwise I can't see him getting that much. That would be about $780K without game money.
     
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  24. Coyote-Trickster

    Feb 10, 2000
    The American Steppe
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Spector @ Birmingham: Kirovski 2 - Electric Bencharoo
     
  25. wooglin12

    wooglin12 Member

    Mar 26, 2005
    Birmingham, AL
    Club:
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So, Specs will be in the Europa League at some point?
     

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