Spector, Convey, MH: Reading v. West Ham 9-01-07 (R)

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Gameday' started by pething101, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. pething101

    pething101 Member

    Jul 31, 2001
    Smyrna, Ga
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    10 AM EST

    Spector on the pine more than likely for West Ham.

    Imagine Marcus starts, and Convey is on the bench.
     
  2. BuffloSoldier

    BuffloSoldier BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 31, 2000
    Northern NJ
    Reading: Hahnemann, Murty, Ingimarsson, Duberry, Shorey, Fae, Harper, Gunnarsson, Hunt, Lita, Doyle

    Subs: Federici, Cisse, Kitson, Convey, Bikey

    West Ham: Green, Neill, Ferdinand, Upson, McCartney, Bowyer, Noble, Mullins, Etherington, Ashton, Bellamy

    Subs: Wright, Gabbidon, Cole, Spector, Boa Morte
     
  3. pething101

    pething101 Member

    Jul 31, 2001
    Smyrna, Ga
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  4. pething101

    pething101 Member

    Jul 31, 2001
    Smyrna, Ga
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bellamy beats Marcus,

    1-0.
     
  5. pething101

    pething101 Member

    Jul 31, 2001
    Smyrna, Ga
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Etherington beats Marcus.

    2-0.
     
  6. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hmm... little afraid that Reading are going to suffer from that "softmore season" blues... just as West Ham did last season. Maybe they can pick up Adriano via a 3rd party or something...
     
  7. pething101

    pething101 Member

    Jul 31, 2001
    Smyrna, Ga
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hammers break in on Marcus and he comes up with a pretty good save against Etherington.
     
  8. pething101

    pething101 Member

    Jul 31, 2001
    Smyrna, Ga
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Convey on

    PK for Reading as Green takes out Kitson.
     
  9. pething101

    pething101 Member

    Jul 31, 2001
    Smyrna, Ga
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Doyle makes a mess of it. Green saves and is able to keep the clean sheet.
     
  10. pething101

    pething101 Member

    Jul 31, 2001
    Smyrna, Ga
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Spector on for Bowyer, playing right midfield.
     
  11. pething101

    pething101 Member

    Jul 31, 2001
    Smyrna, Ga
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Convey takes Readings 11th corner. Reading make a meal of it and the Hammers break.
     
  12. pething101

    pething101 Member

    Jul 31, 2001
    Smyrna, Ga
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Marcus denies Carlton Cole a third West Ham goal.
     
  13. pething101

    pething101 Member

    Jul 31, 2001
    Smyrna, Ga
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Reading's 12th corner is taken by Convey; again, nothing comes of it and West Ham break out.
     
  14. pething101

    pething101 Member

    Jul 31, 2001
    Smyrna, Ga
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Etherington gets his second.

    3-0.
     
  15. pething101

    pething101 Member

    Jul 31, 2001
    Smyrna, Ga
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Full time.

    3-0.
     
  16. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've voiced quiet reservations about Coppell's acquisitions. I've felt they really needed to look at picking up a central mid. They've been weak there. At this point, you have to think Coppell didn't take the loss of Sidwell seriously enough. And Hunt's hustle is more fun to watch than it is effective.
     
  17. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004

    It's also a better motivational tactic to stick with the same team that got you promoted rather than the same team that got you 8th place.

    But they really have started off the season with an absolutely brutal schedule. If Coppell can keep them from losing confidence, it should get better.

    But with everyone else spending tv money and them losing players, I see nothing better than 12-15th in Reading's future this season.
     
  18. RichardL

    RichardL BigSoccer Supporter

    May 2, 2001
    Berkshire
    Club:
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    In the movie world, a film that divides opinions is Bill Murray’s Lost in Translation. Some hate it, some love it. I’m in the latter camp, but as much as I enjoy it, I’ll have to concede that not a lot happens. Today’s game reminded me of it in some respects. In lasted 90 minutes, and from a Reading point of view, who naturally I’m very keen on, virtually nothing happened. The similarities more or less end there, as there was nothing enjoyable about this hour and a half, nor did it at any stage feature Scarlett Johansson walking around in her underwear. It did, on the other hand, require “more intensity” from a team who look worrying knackered both mentally and physically before the shadows have even started to get long in the evenings, and who, as a result, turned in a performance befitting a team who’ll be relegated come May.

    Perhaps best would be to describe it in as little detail as possible. From the moment Craig Bellamy put West Ham ahead in just the sixth minute, there only looked one winner. One of many West Ham breaks found Bellamy in enough room to reverse a caravan, but instead he chose to hit a shot across Hahnemann, who inexplicably made no effort to try and save the shot, and put West Ham ahead. Similar moves resulted in two more goals in the second half, and ought to have resulted in more, and that is all Reading have to be thankful for.

    Between those, Hunt hit the crossbar and Doyle, badly, missed a penalty, as the team looked to have less idea than fashion model who’d strolled into a quantum physics exam. It was a performance that long hard winters are made of. Things did improve slightly when Convey and Kitson came on towards the end, but Reading’s ship had been holed below the water-line long before then. Only time will tell whether Reading’s traditional “all hands to the pumps” approach will save the day, or if the good ship premiership is sinking. Make no mistake. Play like this too often and Reading’s season will be barnacle-encrusted before Christmas.

    Hahnemann did make amends with some good saves later on, but I'll need to see the first goal again to see whether his mis-judged it, thinking it was going wide, or just thought he had no chance of saving it.
     
  19. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    Which is an interesting development.

    Curbs still had Boa Morte on the bench but he just put Jonathan in, presumably for the defensive purposes, who received a "fine" "6" from Sky.

    This, of course, adds to Spector's versatility. A player who can fill in three different positions will likely to get at least on a sub's bench every game in the Prem.

    And, for the US ... uh, sadly, he isn't the coach's son.
     
  20. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    the coach's son plays every minute of every match for an eredivisie team. He never comes off the bench, so I guess the Dutch coach does not share your assesment. Probably his bad.
     
  21. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004
    The Dutch coach does not have the same options that BB has with the USMNT. If he did, he wouldn't be playing MB every single minute.

    Back to Spector.

    On Match of the Day it looked as though Spector started the break that led to the final goal with a good tackle/pass.

    I only saw it out of the corner of my eye so I could very well be wrong.

    Someone posted that Spector played right mid but the couple times I saw him he looked like he was in the right back position.
     
  22. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    You do realize that West Ham and Heerenveen operate within quite different budgetary constraints, do you not?

    Or are you saying that Bradley would start for West Ham also?
     
  23. golazo68

    golazo68 Red Card

    May 21, 2004
    Spector may not start, but he does keep getting minutes.
     
  24. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    sidefoot, you're apparently unaware that Spector is a defender, and Bradley a midfielder.
     
  25. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    Spector replaced a midfielder today and played in defensive midfield.

    Lucas Neill went 90 as the right fullback.
     

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