Spector to Hibernian

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

  1. Adiaga Two

    Adiaga Two Member+

    Oct 4, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. NatsTeamFan

    NatsTeamFan Member

    May 9, 2011
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    When is the game supposed to start?
     
  3. westhamerica

    westhamerica Member

    Apr 26, 2009
    New York City
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's over, 0-0 draw.
     
  4. sXeWesley

    sXeWesley Member+

    Jun 18, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    For what it is worth he averaged a 6.5 rating from fans and he went 90.
     
  5. jwat15

    jwat15 Member

    Oct 7, 2010
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Spector added to the Costa Rica/Belgium friendly roster.
     
  6. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I hope JK sees him has a defender bc Spector has a crowded midfield to fit into.
     
  7. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    its starting to look like thats what they bought him in for; CB. they obviously lost Roger Johnson early on, and now they just lost Scott Dann, so i think thatll be his home for a bit.

    Hughton's a really good coach who knows what hes doing so if thats his plan for Specs i have no complaints.
     
  8. iad_22201

    iad_22201 Member+

    Jan 2, 2009
    Washington, DC
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How do you figure? He's been played in midfield exclusively.
     
  9. sXeWesley

    sXeWesley Member+

    Jun 18, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, this.
     
  10. CDM76

    CDM76 Member+

    May 9, 2006
    Socal
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Specs goes 90 in a 3-0 win against Millwall as a defensive mid.
     
  11. leppercut

    leppercut Member+

    Oct 10, 2006
    SLC and Anchorage
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  12. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    How's Spector doing at Birmingham?
     
  13. CDM76

    CDM76 Member+

    May 9, 2006
    Socal
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He didn't make the squad for the first 2 games of the season but has started every match since.

    Any Birmingham fans able to shed some light on the quality of his play and the fans reception of Spector?
     
  14. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Youtube: Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    These quotes are from a thread about him on the official Birmingham forum:

    Solid as a rock against Millwall, he did the holding midfielder / breaking up play position and did it very well i thought.

    He will be one of those players who will play well week in week out, do their job without getting the plaudits.

    A great signing from Mr H.


    He was excellent against Nacional too. I think, in fairness, the Championship is his level and even then he doesn't really have the ability on the ball to run forward with it, but he's solid enough in the centre.

    My MOM v Watford as well, does the simple things right and is a very useful player for us!

    I noticed the same thing,very hard working breaking up the opposition,bit of an unsung hero.

    Like I've said before, he's a good CM for the Championship, and probably part-time starter/squad player in the EPL. When he plays fullback, fans light him up, and deservedly so.
     
  15. prowazekii

    prowazekii Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  16. sXeWesley

    sXeWesley Member+

    Jun 18, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  17. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    Goalkeepers should drink AFTER the game, not BEFORE :D
     
  18. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
    Spector got dropped to the bench and did not play in yesterday's 2-0 victory over Leicester.
     
  19. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    7 years ago this guy was playing champions league with Man U, now on the bench of 2nd division team :mad:
     
  20. kool-aide

    kool-aide Member+

    Feb 1, 2002
    a van by the river
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    7 years ago Spector was 18.

    Dude has been around so long I think many of us forget just how young he is (relatively).

    I will say that sometimes I wonder what would have happened had Spector not made the move to West Ham in 2006. That season, ManU had terrible injury problems along his backline & I fully believe Spector would have gotten more time than he or Sir Alex thought he would when the sale was made. That said, Spector has made a good/decent carer from himself and at 25 has (knock wood) a good number of years ahead of him.
     
  21. Hararea

    Hararea Member+

    Jan 21, 2005
    This is very common for products of big clubs' youth systems. Even a poor player like Karbassiyoon was given a cup of coffee.
     
  22. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    I thought he would devellop into a very good premiership defender, but no, ...
     
  23. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    I think Spector would have been an excellent CB or CDM but for some reason he was used as RB even though he was slow and tall. Hell I think Spector would have turned into a decent striker.
     
  24. 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
    He played striker in his youth in Chicago and even when he first went to Man U.
    People sometimes seem to forget that injuries robbed him of much of his promise. our Olympic team in the summer of '08 would have had some different results had he been available.
     

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