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Fabinho

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by keniget, Sep 14, 2021.

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  1. keniget

    keniget Part of the Furniture Member

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    VVD and Allison grabbed the headlines when they were bought for big money to fill real problem areas for us and continued to do so when they proved they were worth what we spent (and more).

    Fabinho has over time quietly proven himself to be just as important a signing as Allison and VVD.

    I was a fan of Emre Can and had hopes of him maturing into a great player so was disappointed to see him go (particularly on a free). I needn't have been though because in Fabinho we got the player I was hoping Can would develop into.

    Nothing new here... just a general Fabinho appreciation post.

     
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    KopRed Well-Known Member

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    He's an absolute rock in midfield. Better than Masher imo.

    If he stays fit for the entire season we will be challenging for honours.
     
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    Brizzle Very Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. He has it all - skills, positioning, temperament, mentality and ruthlessness. First name in that midfield for me, and we saw just how everything collapsed without him there during the CB crisis. He has shown high quality end product when needed also - that assist to Mane a couple of years ago, the goal against City. What a player.
     
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    binomial Super Woke Member

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    Easily better than Masch.

    He's up there with the Casemiro's Busquet's and Kimmich's of this world.

    Ok not quite got the resume in terms of titles but performance and importance wise, 100%
     
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    Didn't actually realise he was 28 next month, thought he was a few years younger :(.
     
  6. Dreambeliever

    Dreambeliever From Doubter to Believer Member

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    Ya 28 is a lot older than I thought but fuck it let’s enjoy having a world beater in his position for a few years.


    We genuinely have 6/7 players that would walk into any team in world football.

    Allison
    TAA
    ROBBO
    VVD
    Fabinho
    Thiago
    Salah
     
  7. StevieM

    StevieM SCM's resident Beer Nazi, Wine Snob & Comic Geek Honorary Member

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    If only they were as good as they were 2 seasons ago Dreamie... eh?
     
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    Dreambeliever From Doubter to Believer Member

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    Too true plus you don’t win a title with a team, you win it with a squad*

    Unless you get lucky and the entire team avoids any big injures all year long like 2019.
     
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    dmishra Very Well-Known Member

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    He's the perfect combination of all the best qualities of Hamann and Mascherano, while also being better on the ball than both. Easily the best DM I've seen us play for us.
     
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    Spot on.
    We wouldn't have won the league or the CL without him.
     
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    Dreambeliever From Doubter to Believer Member

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    Sissoko dislikes this post :D
     
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    He's an absolute machine. I adored Mascherano and Hamann, but there's no denying that Fabinho is a class above. He plays the game as if he sees ten seconds into the future, knowing exactly where to be and how to influence play in any given moment. He does all this without breaking sweat and on the ball there's little he can't do with it.

    If I'm nit-picking, he could be more aerially dominant, especially when we're defending corners, but now the proper CB's are back it's less of an issue. Inspired signing.
     
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    StevieM SCM's resident Beer Nazi, Wine Snob & Comic Geek Honorary Member

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    So your argument is “you win with a squad, not a team... except the year we won it, cause we were lucky”.

    Just stop.
     
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    rurikbird Part of the Furniture Honorary Member

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    I have a feeling he's not very smart in real life – like this is one player whose interviews I don't want to read and not really eager to know his opinions about anything outside of football. But on the pitch he's as intelligent as anyone I've seen; his stint at CB especially underscored how good his anticipation and reading of the game is.

    Oh, and if I had to survive on a desert island or get through a zombie apocalypse, he'd be the first player I'd pick.
     
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    He's a magnificent footballer.  Every bit the player Fernandinho was at his peak, just less appreciated around the league...  Easily my favourite player in this squad.

    And part of the strongest spine in football...  Allison - VVD - Fabinho - Hendo.  Wow.
     
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    Who is this 'Wow'? Our new striker?

    I think you probably spoilt it a bit adding Hendo and missing out Matip!
     
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    Whaddapie Well-Known Honorary Member

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    Love Joel too, and really impressed by him so far this season.  But, due to necessity rather than design, he can be replaced, and depending on who's around him, we may not miss him too much.  Lose any of the four I've listed initially, and we are a vastly inferior team as a result of it.  Conversely, if all four of them stay fit all season long, I like our chances, no matter who else we lose (save maybe Mo).
     
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    rurikbird Part of the Furniture Honorary Member

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    Ukrainian by marriage Very Active Member

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    I like his grin best.  :D
     
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    I'm not sure I could choose between Mascherano and Fabs.
     
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