Spector to Hibernian

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

  1. m vann

    m vann Moderator
    Staff Member

    Colorado Rapids & Celtic FC
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hibs wouldn't be a bad landing spot for him. Not bad at all. And Hibs, IIRC, are fairly thin at CB. There's not a lot of cover.
     
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  2. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    As of late last week, this was still being reported as a possibility. I haven't easily been able to find anything more recent.
     
  3. Roger Allaway

    Roger Allaway Member+

    Apr 22, 2009
    Warminster, Pa.
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It has been eight days now since Hibs said they were closing in on signing him. With no news since, I have to guess that the whole thing has fallen apart. With more than 10 years at West Ham and Birmingham, does he still have to go through work permit approval? I suppose that could trip him up, since he hasn't played for the U.S. in years.
     
  4. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    He has German citizenship, so no.
     
  5. kruck

    kruck Member+

    Jan 12, 2008
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
    We just saw Matt Polster secure a Scottish WP so I can't imagine Spector would be denied given his resume of playing in the EPL and Championship for many years.

    *didn't realize he had a EU passport.
     
  6. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    To Scotland he goes:

     
  7. Balerion

    Balerion Member+

    Aug 5, 2006
    Roslindale, MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  8. olephill2

    olephill2 Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    Oregon
    Club:
    Watford FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good to see. He seemed like he was still pretty good in MLS when healthy, and I'll always have a soft spot for Jonathan Spector based on how good he was for us in the 2009 Confederations Cup when Steve Cherundolo was hurt. Spector was hanging in the Premier League at that time, and it looked like he just might challenge Cherundolo for the starting job at RB for South Africa 2010 and beyond, but it didn't work out that way.
     
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  9. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks for the correction. I was rushing to finish this before my boss came in the room.
     
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  10. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I haven't been privy to any of the rumors, so this move shocked me. Good for him, I guess.
     
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  11. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Dude, it's the SPL :D
     
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  12. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I like the SPL and Edinburgh is a beautiful city! :thumbsup:
     
  13. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Starts for the reserves:

     
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  14. matabala

    matabala Member+

    Sep 25, 2002
    Spector is still ticking. How old is he now? I seem to recall one "major" injury?
     
  15. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
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  16. dougtee

    dougtee Member+

    Feb 7, 2007
    moms magic works in both directions
     
  17. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  18. bigtw64

    bigtw64 Member

    Aug 16, 2003
    florida
    Club:
    Birmingham City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Spector entered the big game today at 77' as Hibs beat Hearts 2-1 at Tynecastle
     
  19. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Talk about a random move. Has he always wanted to play in Scotland? I can't imagine he'd be earning more there than in MLS or even League 1 in England.
     
  20. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There wasn’t any serious MLS interest after last season playing on the backline of a team that conceded the most goals in league history
     
  21. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Old Reekie is an underrated city (esp from July 1 to August 30...) And good footie culture (when you're not getting shivved.)

    (the last is joke. SPL fandom can still be intense but is much less life-threatening these days.)
     
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  22. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Starts for reserves:

     
  23. felloveranddidanadu

    Plymouth Argyle
    Dec 12, 2009
    San Francisco
    Club:
    San Jose Frogs
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Looks like he went 90' in a 3-2 loss. Hibs played a man down for most of the 2nd half
     
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  24. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Developmental Squad, reserves, the B side, the u-23, the 2nd team.

    so many names.

    I prefer the "B side" labeling.
     
  25. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Starts for development squad:

     
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