So there you have it, straight from the horse's mouth. Confirming why he signed George John, an uncapped American defender - and even Spector has 31 caps for the Not Stars and Stripes remember and is only a year older - Doctor Evil explained that he is a defender who has "the right stature and the right ability and the right ambition who sees his future in this country".
In other words, he is a big bastard who isn't totally hopeless and who was available on the cheap. Who next? Well there's a not so nippy Jap who fancies putting the maximum distance between himself and a leaking nuclear reactor apparently. If he signs Allardyce will tell us, "He's a forward, he's big for a Jap, and he hasn't got two heads...yet."