Spector: Charlton v. Pompey, 4/17 (R)

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by BuffloSoldier, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. BuffloSoldier

    BuffloSoldier BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 31, 2000
    Northern NJ
    Charlton: Myhre, Spector, Sorondo, Hreidarsson, Powell, Kishishev, Holland, Hughes, Thomas, M, Bent, D, Bent

    Subs: Andersen, Euell, Ambrose, Sankofa, Bothroyd
     
  2. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    hopefully everyone realizes that Pompey isn't in Italy and is actually Portsmouth :p
     
  3. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    14 minutes in, no score. No real mentions of JS so far.
     
  4. Wahoo

    Wahoo New Member

    Aug 15, 2001
    Seattle, USA
    Pompey died in Egypt around MML years ago .... I'm pretty sure his remains are nowhere near Portsmouth.

    Oh you meant the nickname for Portsmouth ;)
     
  5. The Wisdom Cube

    The Wisdom Cube New Member

    Oct 7, 2005
    Clemson, SC
    Spector getting stretchered off and apparently replaced.
     
  6. The Wisdom Cube

    The Wisdom Cube New Member

    Oct 7, 2005
    Clemson, SC
    D'allessandro goal, 1-0 to Portsmouth. No chance for Myrhe, apparently.
     
  7. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA

    ********!
     
  8. Vicar

    Vicar New Member

    Sep 21, 2005
    Manchester, Langley
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Some sort of shoulder injury, according to the reporter.
     
  9. Wahoo

    Wahoo New Member

    Aug 15, 2001
    Seattle, USA
    definitely not good.

    Any further info on this would obviously be appreciated
     
  10. The Wisdom Cube

    The Wisdom Cube New Member

    Oct 7, 2005
    Clemson, SC
    This came right after the radio color guy was saying that Spector didn't look very good the other day, and wasn't looking good today (erratic defending and not finding teammates with his passes), and that it was maybe time for Charlton to give a look to some of the "homegrown talent."
     
  11. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    someone on the ManU boards was saying broken collarbone/seperated shoulder
     
  12. flux82

    flux82 Member

    Aug 9, 2001
    Mississippi
    I know Spector hasn't been a world-beater, but isn't this a case of throwing the loan guy under the bus? He's played decent for a young defender in his situation, where he has no clue from day to day where he will be playing, or if he will be playing. The central defenders for Charlton have been horrendous this year, and from what I have watched, the midfield is pretty shady as well.
     
  13. The Wisdom Cube

    The Wisdom Cube New Member

    Oct 7, 2005
    Clemson, SC
    Maybe we will find out more at halftime, which has just started.
     
  14. flux82

    flux82 Member

    Aug 9, 2001
    Mississippi
    Congrats, Frankie, you have just backed your way into a World Cup spot.
     
  15. Wahoo

    Wahoo New Member

    Aug 15, 2001
    Seattle, USA
    Broken collarbones and separated shoulders can be fine in 3 weeks.
    Not saying that this is going to keep a spot for Spector (which he was trying to win) but this in and of itself shouldnt' keep him from Germany.
     
  16. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA

    he's been pretty good this year considering age/experience IMO
     
  17. The Wisdom Cube

    The Wisdom Cube New Member

    Oct 7, 2005
    Clemson, SC
    Missing a few games could make all the difference for his chances though.
     
  18. flux82

    flux82 Member

    Aug 9, 2001
    Mississippi
    I'm just thinking that Bruce may be looking for anything to justify taking the "experience" of Hejduk over the talent of Spector, and injury concerns seems like a good reason to me.
     
  19. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I agree with this-- JS suddenly going the full 90 in every remaining match might have been putting some pressure on Bruce. This makes it easier for him to settle on the Surfer, despite his recent dip in form.
     
  20. Martin Fischer

    Martin Fischer Member+

    Feb 23, 1999
    Kampala. Uganda
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don't tell FC Tallavana, as he won't believe it.

    Bottom line, Spector has had a mixed season in terms of performance, whatever the reason. He may still be a great defender for the USMNT, but that remains to be seen over the next couple of years.

    For this cycle, well if he isn't too badly injured, I would take him because of his versatility and the fact that Hejduk may be done. But I doubt Arena will.
     
  21. The Wisdom Cube

    The Wisdom Cube New Member

    Oct 7, 2005
    Clemson, SC
    Dislocated shoulder confirmed.
     
  22. AngelaMerkin

    AngelaMerkin Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    well that's pretty damn easy to recover from....
     
  23. flux82

    flux82 Member

    Aug 9, 2001
    Mississippi
    If Man U loan him out next season, I would like for it to be in a situation where he could play centrally. I think that is where his future is for both club and country.
     
  24. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I go back and forth on that-- I wonder if a Defensive Midfield slot (or a more two-way Holding Mid) might be better suited for his skills. In any event, I would not mind, at all, seeing the US develop center backs with Jon's ball skills. It would be a tremendous up-grade in our offense if our defenders could make good passes from the back.
     

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