Spector to Hibernian

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

  1. tomásbernal

    tomásbernal Member+

    Sep 4, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well the article said that the owner is wanted in Hong Kong for laundering 59.7M pounds. I think the issue is more that these rich assholes just don't want to pay out any money that comes in. It happens all over the place--a billionaire in the US (like Merritt Paulson of the Timbers) says he (somehow) doesn't have 50 million to build a stadium and gets the city to pay for it out of its tax fund. Lying, sleazy bunch of assholes.
     
  2. EXALIFTIN

    EXALIFTIN Member+

    Nov 23, 2010
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Spector hasn't played three game since his injury, anyone know how bad it was and how much longer h is expected to be out?
     
  3. prowazekii

    prowazekii Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not bad and 10-14 days.
     
  4. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Spector is still out - he didn't make the bench for Birmingham as they drew today.

    Birmingham are definitely not making the direct promotion spots, as they are 11 points out of 2nd with 3 games to go. However, they have a pretty good 5 point cushion over the 7th place team, meaning they are very likely to make the promotion playoffs.
     
  5. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Let's hope they don't do well in the playoffs!
     
  6. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You don't want the derby next season?

    Or are you resigned to AV being relegated ;)
     
  7. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    that would be pretty shocking if that happened. teams are closing that gap though. I think Villa did just enough this year but they really, really have to sort it out this summer in a big way.

    Theyre playing that dangerous game West Ham played where they teetered on the brink a few years and didnt do anything about it, and then they were finally undone. If they dont get fixed theyre destined for the same fate.
     
  8. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Wont get sucked into the troll. McLeish leaving Birmingham was the best thing that could be done for that club. One of the worst managers around and yet Villa hired him. If McLeish stayed with Birmingham, I don't even think he could have gotten them promoted again. As much as I hate to say it, I think Birmingham has a decent change to be promoted although West Ham will be a tough opponent in the playoffs.
     
  9. bigtw64

    bigtw64 Member+

    Aug 16, 2003
    florida
    Club:
    Birmingham City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    ^^this.
    I'm just hoping we don't have a Pompey-style meltdown in our future. Chris Hughton has done an amazing job with zero funds to work with, and I could hardly be mad at him if he jumped ship to a more stable situation
     
  10. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thought about whether, if we had relegation in the US, I would want DC United to be in the same league as NYRB and I realized that I would want them to go down to the lowest league and stay there forever, so I see where you were coming from.

    As a neutral fan it would be fun to have AVFC and BCFC in the same league though.
     
  11. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    With the ownership problems currently going on in Birmingham, it may be a real possibility. Villa may join Birmingham soon considering how Lerner keeps cutting wages and hiring bad managers. Soon it'll only be West Brom in the EPL.
     
  12. bigtw64

    bigtw64 Member+

    Aug 16, 2003
    florida
    Club:
    Birmingham City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Yeah cos it's a fun derby

    YouTube - Blues/Villa
     
  13. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Eh I have a better one

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM4X20545gY"]Aston Villa 5 Birmingham 1[/ame]
     
  14. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

    Jun 28, 2006
    Scranton, PA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Birmingham City ended the season in 4th place with a win today and qualified for the promotion playoffs. Birmingham will travel to 5th place Blackpool for the first leg of their playoff semifinal on Friday, May 4th. They will then host the return leg on May 9th (a Wednesday).

    Spector update:

     
  15. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't play till next season. He may get a game or some sub minutes before season's end assuming Small Heath beats Blackpool.
     
  16. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Spector is starting in CM in tonight's promotion semi-final second leg. Birmingham are at home against Blackpool who lead 1-0 from the first leg.
     
  17. Hobo

    Hobo Member+

    Apr 29, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  18. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Birmingham drew the game 2-2 and lost the tie 3-2 on aggregate. Spector will be playing Championship football next season - assuming Birmingham's financial problems don't lead to them "doing a Rangers."
     
  19. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Can't say I am mad to see them staying in the championships.
     
  20. cleansheetbsc

    cleansheetbsc Member+

    Mar 17, 2004
    Club:
    --other--
    Too bad for Spector, but really, the EPL is a better place without Birmingham City.
     
    Skevinrules repped this.
  21. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

    Jun 28, 2006
    Scranton, PA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Spector and Birmingham City take on Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday in a friendly.

    GOL TV will carry the game starting at 11 am eastern.
     
  22. LaxAttack

    LaxAttack Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  23. supercooper

    supercooper Red Card

    Jun 23, 2008
    ah...memories of the 2 goal game against Man U. Get yerself to a club that let's you be an attacking middie, Jon!
     

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