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Danny Gabbidon

Squad Number: 4
Position: Defender
Born: 8th Aug 1979 (Cwmbran)
Signed: 5th Jul 2005 (£2,000,000)
Contract: 4 years (signed August 2007)
Previous Club: Cardiff

KUMB Awards: Player of the Year 2005/06; Best Signing (runner up) 2005/06

Welsh international Gabbidon proved an instant success at West Ham; over 50% of voters chose him as the club's best performer for the first half of the 05/06 season in a KUMB poll.

A £2m signing, Gabbidon would probably fetch a far more significent figure than that were he to depart East London now, such an impression has he made since joining from Cardiff in the summer of 2005.

 

2018/19 Match Notes & Ratings

Danny Gabbidon is yet to play this season.

 

2017/18 Match Notes & Ratings

Danny Gabbidon is yet to play this season.

 

2016/17 Match Notes & Ratings

Danny Gabbidon is yet to play this season.

 

2015/16 Match Notes & Ratings

Danny Gabbidon is yet to play this season.

 

2014/15 Match Notes & Ratings

Danny Gabbidon is yet to play this season.

 

2013/14 Match Notes & Ratings

Danny Gabbidon is yet to play this season.

 

2012/13 Match Notes & Ratings

Danny Gabbidon is yet to play this season.

 

2011/12 Match Notes & Ratings

Danny Gabbidon is yet to play this season.

 

2010/11 Match Notes & Ratings

0-3 v Sunderland (h) 22nd May 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Guilty of being as anonymous as an 'unnamed Premier League footballer' for the second goal when he backed away from Sessegnon rather than getting a block in.

1-1 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 7th May 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Showed composure on the ball but ran out of ideas for distribution as the game progressed – the lack of quality movement in front of him had much to do with that.

1-2 v Manchester City (a) 23rd April 2011
by Staff Writer

Not a bad game, he dealt with Johnson quite well. Did well for an out-of-position player.

0-3 v Chelsea (a) 23rd April 2011
by Staff Writer

A good performance save for the last five minutes. He coped well with Strikers worth almost £100million combined.

1-2 v Aston Villa (h) 16th April 2011
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Da Costa, 14 mins) Another who looked like he’d rather have been anywhere else.

3-0 v Stoke City (h) 5th March 2011
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Parker, 90+2 mins) Didn’t put a foot wrong in the, er, 20 seconds or so between his arrival and the final whistle.

3-1 v Blackpool (a) 2nd February 2011
by Staff Writer

Looked a little out of sorts before the hamstring did for him.

3-2 v Nottingham Forest (h) 30th January 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Appalling in the first half – his control was all over the shop. Much, much better in the second half.

0-5 v Newcastle United (a) 5th January 2011
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

2-0 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) 1st January 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Ok, but there were a few occasions when he got forward where he delayed getting the ball over when we had players in the box.

3-1 v Fulham (a) 26th December 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

1-1 v Blackburn Rovers (a) 18th December 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-1 v Sunderland (a) 5th December 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

3-1 v Wigan Athletic (h) 27th November 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Decent enough up to the point that Wigan switched N'Zogbia over to his side whereupon Cleverley and Insomnia combined to give him a hard time – witness his lunge for the penalty.

0-3 v Liverpool (a) 20th November 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-0 v Blackpool (h) 13th November 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Seemed to lack a bit of urgency for some reason – didn't seem tight enough to his man on occasion.

2-2 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 10th November 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

2-2 v Birmingham City (a) 6th November 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-1 v Arsenal (a) 30th October 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Fine performance marred only by his little nap etc etc.

1-2 v Newcastle United (h) 23rd October 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Got dragged out wide for the winner. Which wouldn't have been so bad had he actually done something to block the cross.

1-1 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) 16th October 2010
by Staff Writer

Got nowhere near Doyle, allowing him to hold up the ball and set up Wolves in our half; a masterclass in how not to handle a lone striker.

1-1 v Fulham (h) 2nd October 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Beginning to settle in nicely at left-back. Unlucky to be booked for a nothing challenge.

1-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 26th September 2010
by East Stand Martin

Kept Lennon very quiet with the exception of the one run that ultimately produced Green's wonder save. One might think he'd let him past deliberately so that Green could show off!

1-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 26th September 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Kept Lennon very quiet with the exception of the one run that ultimately produced Green's wonder save. One might think he'd let him past deliberately so that Green could show off!

1-1 v Stoke City (a) 18th September 2010
by Staff Writer

Surprisingly, a good game playing out of position. He looked solid and stood up well to whatever Stoke threw at him. Just a shame he decided to announce on Twitter 24 hours before the game today that he would be playing left back.

0-3 v Manchester United (a) 28th August 2010
by Staff Writer

It's easy to forget how good he used be. Some excellent challenges; welcome back!

 

2009/10 Match Notes & Ratings

2-2 v Everton (a) 1st April 2010
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Stanislas, 90+4 mins) Barely warmed up but his introduction wasted a few valuable seconds deep into injury time.

1-4 v Chelsea (a) 13th March 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

1-1 v Chelsea (h) 20th December 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Will this hamstring epidemic ever cease?

1-3 v Bolton (a) 15th December 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-1 v Birmingham City (a) 12th December 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-4 v Manchester United (h) 5th December 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Got one superb tackle in late on. Unfortunately his indecision cost us at least one goal and his failure to block a cross arguably cost us another.

5-3 v Burnley (h) 28th November 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Recovered from a shaky start to look ok for much of the game – until Burnley went with two up front.

3-3 v Hull City (a) 21st November 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

2-3 v Liverpool (h) 19th September 2009
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Upson, 25 mins) A bit off the pace – understandably so under the circumstances.

0-1 v Wigan Athletic (a) 12th September 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Looked a bit out of position for the goal and, whilst he is no stranger to the left back spot, I’ll be a bit happier when Cheri returns.

3-1 v Millwall (h) 25th August 2009
by East Stand Martin

Another step forward on the road to receovery.

2-0 v Beijing Guoan (n) 31st July 2009
by Staff Writer

Nice to see him back and a well taken goal to boot.

 

2008/09 Match Notes & Ratings

Danny Gabbidon has no entries for this season.

 

2007/08 Match Notes & Ratings

0-1 v Chelsea (a) 1st December 2007
by Gordon Thrower

Outstanding. The partnership with Upson is coming along nicely and he seems to have put the nightmare of last season, when he never got into his stride following an injury lay-off, well behind him.

1-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 24th November 2007
by Gordon Thrower

Fairly strong but there were a couple of lapses down by the corner flag late on.

5-0 v Derby County (a) 10th November 2007
by Gordon Thrower

Will take a lot of confidence from a decent run-out in which he easily snuffed out the early threat from the home side.

5-0 v Derby County (a) 10th November 2007
by East Stand Martin

Will take a lot of confidence from a decent run-out in which he easily snuffed out the early threat from the home side.

1-1 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 4th November 2007
by Graeme Howlett

Not really at the races today, and was lucky to see Davies' header clip the bar when he temporarily fell asleep.

2-1 v Coventry City (a) 30th October 2007
by Graeme Howlett

(replaced Ferdinand, 85) Did enough to keep City at bay.

0-1 v Aston Villa (a) 6th October 2007
by Alex Shilling

Played very well up until the goal. Maybe Collins would be a better choice for Sunderland in a couple of weeks.

0-1 v Aston Villa (a) 6th October 2007
by East Stand Martin

His first start of the season, looked a little ring-rusty.

0-1 v Arsenal (h) 28th September 2007
by Josh Tappin

(replaced Ferdinand, 48) Produced a great tackle when one-on-one. Some good headers.

2-1 v Bristol Rovers (a) 28th August 2007
by Graeme Howlett

Assured performance from Gabbs, making his first start of the season.

1-0 v Birmingham City (a) 18th August 2007
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Spector, 86) Only on for a few minutes but got a good block in.

1-0 v Birmingham City (a) 18th August 2007
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Spector, 86) Only on for a few minutes but got a good block in.

 

2006/07 Match Notes & Ratings

3-3 v Fulham (h) 13th January 2007
by Nick Bull

Just when Danny returns for a couple of games, he gets injured. I still think he’s vital to this League battle; off the pitch his impact could be greater than when he plays.

3-3 v Fulham (h) 13th January 2007
by Jacob Steinberg

A good game, yet these injuries are so frustrating.

3-3 v Fulham (h) 13th January 2007
by East Stand Martin

A good game, yet these injuries are so frustrating.

3-0 v Brighton & Hove Albion (h) 6th January 2007
by Nick Bull

Best display since his return from injury on Boxing Day. His form is paramount to the survival struggle which has to kick off against Fulham next week.

3-0 v Brighton & Hove Albion (h) 6th January 2007
by Gordon Thrower

Solid and comfortable in what might be a useful confidence-builder before more sterner tests to come.

1-2 v Portsmouth (h) 26th December 2006
by Jacob Steinberg

Rusty, and a little casual.

1-0 v Sheffield United (h) 25th November 2006
by East Stand Martin

Was playing well up to his untimely finish. Hopefully his hamstring problem isn’t as bad as it looks.

1-0 v Sheffield United (h) 25th November 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Was playing well up to his untimely finish. Hopefully his hamstring problem isn’t as bad as it looks.

0-1 v Chelsea (a) 18th November 2006
by Nick Bull

Much better from the Gabbidon of a few weeks back. Very secure, and did not deserve to be punished for a tame free-kick.

0-1 v Chelsea (a) 18th November 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Another one who is improving after not the best of starts. Shouldn’t have sneezed so close to Drogba though – well there has to be some reason why he went down so easily.

0-1 v Chelsea (a) 18th November 2006
by East Stand Martin

Another solid performace, last year's POTY is rapidly finding his form.

0-1 v Chelsea (a) 18th November 2006
by Jacob Steinberg

Foul on Drogba aside, Gabbidon continued to maintain his recent revival.

1-0 v Arsenal (h) 6th November 2006
by East Stand Martin

Bar one moment where he switched off almost allowing Arsenal to score the Welsh centre-half was back to his very best. He made several crucial tackles when Arsenal threatened to push on and open the scoring.

1-0 v Arsenal (h) 6th November 2006
by Gordon Thrower

The manager described his performance as “awesome” and it’s hard to argue with that. Took charge once Ferdinand had left through injury and the timing of some of his challenges was breathtaking. Outstanding.

2-1 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 29th October 2006
by East Stand Martin

A massive improvement on last Tuesday night although he will face a lot better in the weeks and months to come.

1-2 v Chesterfield (a) 24th October 2006
by Nick Bull

Very poor. Such a disappointment after looking good against Tottenham in the previous game.

1-2 v Chesterfield (a) 24th October 2006
by East Stand Martin

Simply shocking. The Player of the Year hoodoo appears to have kicked in once again.

0-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 22nd October 2006
by Nick Bull

Back to the Gabbidon of best perhaps?

0-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 22nd October 2006
by Gordon Thrower

The timing of the challenge on Keane was superb. A bit more solid than of late.

0-2 v Portsmouth (a) 15th October 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Not really troubled but his touch looked a bit dodgy on occasion.

0-2 v Portsmouth (a) 15th October 2006
by Nick Bull

Looked very average. A microcosm of what has gone wrong in this side.

0-1 v Reading (h) 1st October 2006
by Nick Bull

Did everything he was asked to do.

0-1 v Reading (h) 1st October 2006
by East Stand Martin

His best showing of the season so far. Gabbs kept the dangerous Leroy Lita in his pocket although again, once Reading had taken the lead they rarely threatened to add a second as they chose to concentrate on their defensive duties.

0-2 v Manchester City (a) 23rd September 2006
by Nick Bull

Reasonable.

0-2 v Manchester City (a) 23rd September 2006
by East Stand Martin

Ok, but missed Ferdinand more than any other player.

0-2 v Manchester City (a) 23rd September 2006
by Jacob Steinberg

Ok, but missed Ferdinand more than any other player.

0-2 v Newcastle United (h) 17th September 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Recent improvements in his form as his match fitness has improved just went out of the window. A complete mare for the second goal.

0-2 v Newcastle United (h) 17th September 2006
by Nick Bull

After showing signs of improvement, Gabbidon looked unsettled again. Awful error for the second goal.

0-2 v Newcastle United (h) 17th September 2006
by East Stand Martin

Another dreadful error that led to the second goal, Gabbs is another woefully out of sorts right now. James Collins must be a close call for Man City.

0-2 v Newcastle United (h) 17th September 2006
by Jacob Steinberg

What has happened here? A shocking mistake. I would not mind seeing James Collins drafted in against Man City. I rate Gabbidon as our best defender but he has been below average so far. Perhaps his lack of a pre season has hindered him.

0-1 v Palermo (h) 14th September 2006
by East Stand Martin

Back to something approaching his form of last season. Looked cool and calm throughout.

0-1 v Palermo (h) 14th September 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Back to something approaching his form of last season. Looked cool and calm throughout.

0-1 v Palermo (h) 14th September 2006
by Nick Bull

Another solid display from the Welshman, showing what a class act he is.

1-1 v Aston Villa (h) 10th September 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Finished well but the start caused the premature birth of whole litters of kittens in E13. Corners were a particular worry.

1-1 v Aston Villa (h) 10th September 2006
by Nick Bull

Man of the match for me, solid and secure in the heart of the back four.

1-2 v Liverpool (a) 26th August 2006
by Nick Bull

Finally showing the form of last season, and this was needed on a busy afternoon for the back four.

1-2 v Liverpool (a) 26th August 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Best run out of the season so far as the match fitness returns. Not back to his best by any means but encouraging signs that he’s getting there.

1-1 v Watford (a) 22nd August 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Had an injury-interrupted pre-season and doesn’t seem to have quite got match fit yet. In particular his anticipation seems to be a little off at the moment. A few more games and he’ll be fine. Hopefully.

1-1 v Watford (a) 22nd August 2006
by East Stand Martin

Danny missed the entire pre-season calender this year, and it shows. He looks a long way from the player we saw last year at present, and his fitness is clearly lacking. Rightly replaced when Pardew changed to a 4-4-2 formation midway through the second period.

1-1 v Watford (a) 22nd August 2006
by Graeme Howlett

Danny missed the entire pre-season calender this year, and it shows. He looks a long way from the player we saw last year at present, and his fitness is clearly lacking. Rightly replaced when Pardew changed to a 4-4-2 formation midway through the second period.

3-1 v Charlton Athletic (h) 19th August 2006
by Nick Bull

Gave away a needless penalty, nearly presented Charlton with a chance to go two up. Second half was more reassuring - but the opposition threat was non-existant.

3-1 v Charlton Athletic (h) 19th August 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Recovered from a shaky start but really shouldn’t have been waving his arm anywhere near the ball irrespective of whether or not he made contact.

3-1 v Charlton Athletic (h) 19th August 2006
by East Stand Martin

On another day he might have seen red for the handbasll which led to Charlton's penalty. As per last week against Olympiakos, he struggled to come to terms with the pace of the game.

1-1 v Olympiakos (h) 12th August 2006
by Graeme Howlett

(Replaced Ferdinand, 45) Not the best of starts, Gabbs looked like a man who hasn't played for a while. Which, of course, he hadn't.

 

2005/06 Match Notes & Ratings

3-3 v Liverpool (n) 13th May 2006
by Gordon Thrower

No further comments.

3-3 v Liverpool (n) 13th May 2006
by Graeme Howlett

One or two vital interceptions although he was guilty of playing Cisse onside for Liverpool's first goal. West Ham's player of the Year - and rightly so.

2-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 7th May 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Got my vote for HOTY and Kept Keane fairly quiet.

1-0 v Middlesbrough (n) 23rd April 2006
by East Stand Martin

Another good battling performance. Stuck close to his man and restricted Boro’ to efforts from distance.

1-0 v Middlesbrough (n) 23rd April 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Another good battling performance. Stuck close to his man and restricted Boro’ to efforts from distance.

1-0 v Manchester City (h) 15th April 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Remained firm throughout despite being on the end of a number of strange decisions from ref Bennett. One heart in mouth moment as he misjudged the bounce of a long ball.

1-0 v Manchester City (h) 15th April 2006
by East Stand Martin

Very imprressive, our best defender on the day.

1-0 v Manchester City (h) 15th April 2006
by Graeme Howlett

Very imprressive, our best defender on the day.

1-4 v Chelsea (a) 9th April 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Looked good for most of the match but showed an uncharacteristic hesitancy at set pieces which ultimately proved costly.

1-4 v Chelsea (a) 9th April 2006
by Graeme Howlett

Probably his worst performance of the season. Should have done better with Drogba's shot for the first goal - and was at fault again for the second, giving away possession far too cheaply.

0-0 v Charlton Athletic (h) 2nd April 2006
by Gordon Thrower

There must be any number of Premiership sides kicking themselves for not nicking him off Cardiff. Tough. Another near faultless performance.

0-1 v Manchester United (a) 29th March 2006
by Graeme Howlett

Comments to follow.

2-1 v Wigan Athletic (a) 25th March 2006
by Graeme Howlett

Comments to follow.

2-1 v Manchester City (a) 20th March 2006
by Graeme Howlett

Another assured performance from the Welsh wonder.

2-4 v Portsmouth (h) 18th March 2006
by Graeme Howlett

Comments to follow.

2-1 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 15th March 2006
by Richard Osborne

Where would we be without him?

2-1 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 15th March 2006
by Graeme Howlett

Another superb performance from West Ham's Mr.Consistent; he was always on hand when it mattered.

1-4 v Bolton Wanderers (a) 11th March 2006
by Graeme Howlett

In general play he looked solid and wasn’t at fault for any of the goals. The question is who’s the blame for the fact that we looked completely inept at defending the Bolton set-pieces? Going into the game, we know that their strength is in their midfield and at set-pieces and we seem to be trying to cover their strengths as presumably that’s what the two defensive midfielders were for. But what about their set pieces? Even though Gabbidon is the senior player at the back, I don’t think it's his responsibility? Where’s that guy they just named the Manager of the Month? But in all seriousness, it is a coaching and management issue.

2-2 v Everton (h) 4th March 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Bit of an “oops” for the second equaliser, though his clearing header at the death redeemed him a bit.

2-2 v Everton (h) 4th March 2006
by Richard Osborne

Struggled well.

0-0 v Bolton Wanderers (a) 18th February 2006
by Graeme Howlett

It seems a touch pointless compiling comments for Gabbidon as the word 'flawless' generally suffices. As it does again today.

3-0 v Birmingham City (h) 13th February 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Remember when Chris Sutton scored goals in a Premiership–winning side? Gabbidon wouldn’t have had any problem with him then so the seemingly past-it wearer of Birmingham’s coveted no.40 shirt was certainly no problem for the Gabster.

3-0 v Birmingham City (h) 13th February 2006
by Graeme Howlett

Quite simply didn't put a foot wrong and had Chris Sutton in his pocket all night.

2-0 v Sunderland (h) 4th February 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Dealt with what little Sunderland produced in his usual accomplished style.

2-0 v Sunderland (h) 4th February 2006
by East Stand Martin

Dealt with what little Sunderland produced in his usual accomplished style.

3-2 v Arsenal (a) 1st February 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Looked as if he enjoyed every minute of the battle. Great stuff. Harshly booked for looking at Henry in a funny way.

4-2 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 28th January 2006
by East Stand Martin

Another fine effort. Best buy of the season in my opinion.

4-2 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 28th January 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Another fine effort. Best buy of the season in my opinion.

2-1 v Fulham (h) 23rd January 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Generally solid but caught napping a bit for the goal.

2-1 v Aston Villa (a) 14th January 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Outstanding. The fact that the recent dry run occurred whilst he was absent through injury is definitely no coincidence.

2-1 v Aston Villa (a) 14th January 2006
by East Stand Martin

Comments to follow.

2-1 v Norwich City (a) 7th January 2006
by East Stand Martin

Comments to follow.

1-1 v Portsmouth (a) 26th December 2005
by Richard Osborne

(Replaced Repka, 33) Injured with practically his first touch - question marks over the physios assessment?

2-3 v Blackburn Rovers (a) 10th December 2005
by East Stand Martin

Comments to follow.

2-1 v Birmingham City (a) 5th December 2005
by Graeme Howlett

Comments to follow.

1-2 v Manchester United (h) 27th November 2005
by East Stand Martin

Turned inside out at times by Rooney and Horse but stuck to his guns nonetheless. Should have seen his adversary sent off when booted late on.

1-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 20th November 2005
by East Stand Martin

Recovered from a slightly shaky start – including getting flattened by a dodgy Mido challenge – to have a fine second half.

1-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 20th November 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Recovered from a slightly shaky start – including getting flattened by a dodgy Mido challenge – to have a fine second half.

1-0 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 5th November 2005
by East Stand Martin

Nothing much seems to faze this guy. When the opposition plays the ball on the floor he’s comfortable. When they throw it up in the air he’s equally happy. Excellent match.

1-0 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 5th November 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Nothing much seems to faze this guy. When the opposition plays the ball on the floor he’s comfortable. When they throw it up in the air he’s equally happy. Excellent match.

0-2 v Liverpool (a) 31st October 2005
by East Stand Martin

Not his finest game in a West Ham shirt but still did a fair job on Morientes.

0-2 v Liverpool (a) 31st October 2005
by Graeme Howlett

Not his finest game in a West Ham shirt but still did a fair job on Morientes.

2-1 v Middlesbrough (h) 23rd October 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Looks to be enjoying every minute in the premiership. Even the introduction of Hasselbaink and the fat Aussie Viduka didn’t worry him.

2-1 v Middlesbrough (h) 23rd October 2005
by Adam Leatherbarrow

Shielded the ball well but misjudged a few passes.

1-2 v Manchester City (a) 16th October 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Got stuck in well at the back in his usual dependable manner but got caught out a little for the second goal where he inadvertently set up Cole.

1-2 v Manchester City (a) 16th October 2005
by East Stand Martin

Made some decent interceptions and tackles but seemed to lack a little understanding with his team mates. Left horribly stranded by Repka for the first City goal and unable to stop the second despite a valiant attempt.

1-1 v Sunderland (a) 1st October 2005
by Gordon Thrower

The only defender to really seem comfortable on the night. Just as well given that his colleagues weren’t at the races.

1-1 v Sunderland (a) 1st October 2005
by Greg Mansell

What some might consider most worrying about the performance of our four defenders was it came against perhaps the league’s poorest forward line. Maybe they brought us down to their level. Either way, it wasn’t an easy day, on what looked to be our summer singing’s strongest physical test thus far, for Gabbers. Booked just before half-time.

1-1 v Sunderland (a) 1st October 2005
by Graeme Howlett

Hmmm ... whilst he was probably the pick of the bunch at the back today it wasn't the greatest or most confident performance we've seen from the Welsh centre-half. Troubled by pace, he looked uneasy with players running at him and once or twice gave away dangerous free-kicks on or around the perimeter of the box. We'll see much better from him this season.

0-0 v Arsenal (h) 24th September 2005
by East Stand Martin

Alan Pardew said at the start of the season that he expects Gabbidon to be in the running for Hammer of the Year come next May - and it was clear to see why going by today's performance. Yet to put a foot wrong since making the move to East London.

0-0 v Arsenal (h) 24th September 2005
by Greg Mansell

The other half of our centre back pairing mirrored Anton in not putting a foot wrong all game. There is a refreshing no-nonsense attitude to his play that compliments Anton’s slightly smoother style. For someone making his debut in the Premiership this year, he couldn’t look more at home.

0-0 v Arsenal (h) 24th September 2005
by Gordon Thrower

On a day when there were a number of excellent performances at the back Gabbidon shaded it for the MOTM award for me. A lot of Premiership sides had a look at him at Cardiff and weren’t sure. Their loss!

0-0 v Arsenal (h) 24th September 2005
by Graeme Howlett

Alan Pardew said at the start of the season that he expects Gabbidon to be in the running for Hammer of the Year come next May - and it was clear to see why going by today's performance. Yet to put a foot wrong since making the move to East London.

2-1 v Fulham (a) 17th September 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Excellent performance – strong in the air and his late clearance off the line secured the points at the end.

2-1 v Fulham (a) 17th September 2005
by Graeme Howlett

Calm and assured, this Premiership lark is proving to be a breeze for the former Cardiff centre-half.

4-0 v Aston Villa (h) 12th September 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Dare we whisper it but we seem to have a genuine centre-half partnership on our hands here. Another strong game.

1-2 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 27th August 2005
by East Stand Martin

Fairly solid but there was the occasional concentration lapse. Needs to sit down and have a chat with Carroll.

1-2 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 27th August 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Fairly solid but there was the occasional concentration lapse. Needs to sit down and have a chat with Carroll.

0-0 v Newcastle United (a) 20th August 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Resolute and determined throughout he played a full part in keeping what passed for a Newcastle attack at bay.

0-0 v Newcastle United (a) 20th August 2005
by East Stand Martin

Alan Pardew said prior to the start of the season that Gabbidon would be a contender for Player of the Year. That's looking a good bet on this showing.

3-1 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 13th August 2005
by David P Lewis

Another fine debut. Made a number of important challenges and looked accomplished throughout. He has a bit of pace about him too which is always useful.

3-1 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 13th August 2005
by East Stand Martin

Another fine debut. Made a number of important challenges and looked accomplished throughout. He has a bit of pace about him too which is always useful.

3-1 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 13th August 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Another fine debut. Made a number of important challenges and looked accomplished throughout. He has a bit of pace about him too which is always useful.

 

2004/05 Match Notes & Ratings

Danny Gabbidon has no entries for this season.