Spector to Hibernian

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  1. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Hope they develop him well!
     
  2. JG

    JG Member+

    Jun 27, 1999
    Makes me wistful for the Lletget days. I need to assemble a "where are they now?" on his old West Ham dev squad buddies..Blair Turgott came off the bench to score for Maidstone in the Kent Senior Cup final on Tuesday.
     
  3. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    On the bench, DNP, in 0-0 against Celtic.

     
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  4. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Guess Mrs. Spector felt voodoo on Easter at Easter Road was just too much blasphemy for one game...
     
  5. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    On the bench:

     
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  6. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  7. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    WHY again did he make the move?
     
  8. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    He was out of contract, has an EU passport, and wanted to make some money?
     
  9. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    The wylde mountain thyme was growing round the blooming heather.
     
  10. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    At a club in Scotland where he rides the pine? He could make some cash at my job doing the exact same :D
     
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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
    And some great ways to spend that money
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  12. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
    Specs contract with Hibernian expired as of July 1. Is this the end of the road or does he find one more landing spot? In March, he claimed he had offers from MLS but missed the English style of play. Not sure if MLS doors still open to him at this point.

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/47641752
     
  13. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    His geography is poor.
     
  14. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There must be some MLS team who needs defensive cover on the cheap, right?
     
  15. HScoach13

    HScoach13 Member

    Nov 30, 2016
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Atlanta United are in dire need of a left back. Brek Shea tore his ACL. Does Spector play left?
     
  16. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    He can, and has done in the past. How well he did back then is the question. So is how well he would right now . . .
     
  17. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    how much of his not making it in orlando was him and how much was that team??
     
  18. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It was a combination of a lot of things. Certainly most of the blame was on a combination of other players but Spector was bad. It was the worst defense in the history of the league and Spector clearly had his share of blame of what went wrong there - and the team has been better since he left.
     
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  19. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    I always thought Spector's speed and quickness hurt him as an outside back. Surprised he did not transition to CD more effectively. He used to be able to pass and cross. Haven't seen him play in forever, however. Perhaps time has been a cruel mistress.
     
  20. butters59

    butters59 Member+

    Feb 22, 2013
  21. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    He'd be a better option than Steres or Romney for the LA Gals; both who constantly start for them.
     
  22. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Very poorly, even at his peak at West Ham.
     
  23. striker

    striker Member+

    Aug 4, 1999
    IIRC, he did OK (for a young kid, not great) in his limited appearance with MU, as a left back.
     
  24. felloveranddidanadu

    Plymouth Argyle
    Dec 12, 2009
    San Francisco
    Club:
    San Jose Frogs
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    his England time will be best remembered by 2 or 3 unlikely great performances in center mid, I think once with Man U and two with WHU. In the cup against Arsenal? He had some amazing game against a top team at some point. This probably helped prolong his career there and he did fine in the Championship if memory serves. He's had significant injuries over his career though, including some hip trouble that probably has robbed him of already pretty modest mobility. Don't really know where he goes from here. He'd be great on a nascent USL side, he has more experience than some of those teams have with everyone combined.
     
  25. kruck

    kruck Member+

    Jan 12, 2008
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
    Haven't seen him play in awhile but I would have to imagine his body is shot to pieces. I know it hards to hang 'em up but I can't imagine he can get much more money out of this profession. Hopefully he was smart with his wages and should be set.
     

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