BobLoblaw LSU Fan Baton Rouge Member since Mar 2011 2317 posts
re: Stuart Holden - Loaned to Sheffield Wednesday (Posted on 3/28/13 at 3:11 pm to cwil177)
Yeah back around the time he was featuring in gold cup 07 for the nats he was being strongly linked with Everton. Pretty sure Simek actually came from arsenal (and Spector from united). Unfortunately, injuries got the best of both of them, they should be in their prime right about now.
cwil177 LSU Fan Baton Rouge Member since Jun 2011 8235 posts
re: Stuart Holden - Loaned to Sheffield Wednesday (Posted on 3/28/13 at 4:36 pm to Sheep)
quote: Simek was one of my early lessons in "the next big thing."
I didn't start following soccer until after Simek had gotten injured. According to his brother he was pretty close to a move to Everton before he f'd up his ankle.
Also, when he was with Arsenal he only finished behind Thierry Henry in the pacer test. He got one real cap in a cup match and after the game Patrick Viera came up and patted him on the back and told him he had a great game.