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Julien Faubert

Squad Number: 18
Position: Midfielder
Born: 1st Aug 1983 (Le Havre)
Signed: 1st Jul 2007 (£6,100,000)
Contract: 5 years
Previous Club: Bordeaux

KUMB Awards: Player of the Year (runner up) 2009/10; Most Improved Player 2009/10, (third place) 2011/12; Worst Signing (third place) 2007/08.

United forked out £6m to secure the services of the 23-year-old Bordeaux winger in the summer of 2007, making him Alan Curbishley's second close-season big-money signing behind Scott Parker.

The pacy Faubert - nicknamed 'Le TGV' by Bordeaux fans after the French express train - looked as if he was on his way to the SPL with Rangers with whom he had agreed personal terms, before West Ham intervened to snatch him from under the Glasgow club's nose.

Virtually unknown outside of France, the winger - who made his full international debut in 2006 - came highly-rated in his home country. However after he failed to make an impression in London, Faubert was loaned to Real Madrid for the second half of the 2008/09 season.

 

2018/19 Match Notes & Ratings

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2017/18 Match Notes & Ratings

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2016/17 Match Notes & Ratings

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2015/16 Match Notes & Ratings

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2014/15 Match Notes & Ratings

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2013/14 Match Notes & Ratings

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2012/13 Match Notes & Ratings

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2011/12 Match Notes & Ratings

2-1 v Blackpool (n) 19th May 2012
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Demel, 57)
I thought he looked good at right back – certainly had more pace than his predecessor and there was infinitely less threat from that flank for most of the period after his introduction.

2-0 v Cardiff City (a) 3rd May 2012
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Demel, 75)
You could hear the groans from 200 miles away when Faubs was brought on to replace the tiring Demel with 15 to play at full-back. Fair play to the Tweeting Frenchman for not putting a foot wrong.

2-4 v Reading (h) 31st March 2012
by Gordon Thrower

I prefer him to play further forward – this game showed why. Culpable for the second and his miss might have led to an earlier equaliser when Tomkins saved the day.

1-1 v Watford (h) 7th March 2012
by Daniel Prescott

Just one of those nights when nothing worked out for him. His delivery was poorthroughout and the less said about his second half chance that he skewed horribly, the better.

0-0 v Crystal Palace (h) 25th February 2012
by Gordon Thrower

Not one of his better days. Did win some clever headers – he does time his leaps well – but gave the ball away far too often, something that led to his half-time substitution.

4-1 v Blackpool (a) 22nd February 2012
by James May

Was sacrificed early in the second half following Green’s sending off but once again a battling, passionate display. Always provides a good outlet.

1-1 v Southampton (h) 14th February 2012
by James May

Another fully committed and battling performance. Didn’t stop running and produced some good stuff down the right in the first half. Playing his best he ever has for West Ham over the last few weeks.

2-1 v Millwall (h) 4th February 2012
by Gordon Thrower

Excellent. Caused problems on the right all afternoon and got up well to support Cole as an auxiliary striker, which, when you’re playing only one proper striker up front, is exactly what is needed. Deserved a goal with the header and never touched the ‘keeper honest guv :o)

2-1 v Millwall (h) 4th February 2012
by James May

Consistently inconsistent. Frustrating but always puts in a fantastic shift and his pace caused Millwall problems.

1-0 v Portsmouth (a) 14th January 2012
by Gordon Thrower

Not a bad first half in which many of his runs ended with an opponent upending him. Largely anonymous in the second half.

1-0 v Barnsley (h) 17th December 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Was having a good match up to the point that his hamstring started complaining. A very different player this season.

1-2 v Burnley (h) 3rd December 2011
by East Stand Martin

The French wide-man had an absolute shocker in terms of passing but can't be faulted for work-rate and commitment.

3-1 v Derby County (h) 26th November 2011
by Gordon Thrower

A fine game though not quite MOTM for me (unless the sponsors fancy sending me a new motor!) – a few of his final balls weren’t quite there. Decent game though.

2-1 v Coventry City (a) 19th November 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Good in spells though the final cross as ever needs a bit of work. Picked out Christie well for Piquionne’s goal!

2-0 v Hull City (a) 5th November 2011
by Gordon Thrower

A more defensive job for him than of late. Stuck to the task well.

4-0 v Blackpool (h) 15th October 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Another fine effort. Maybe it’s having a manager who clearly has faith in his ability, maybe it’s the step down a level but he is clearly thriving at present. Nice cross for the first goal.

2-2 v Crystal Palace (a) 1st October 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Excellent first half that had the away support chanting his name. Quieter in the second half.

0-1 v Ipswich Town (h) 27th September 2011
by Gordon Thrower

(replaced Noble, 90) Barely had time to do anything in the 4 mins of stoppage given to him.

1-0 v Peterborough (h) 24th September 2011
by Staff Writer

Although he hustled and bustled barely anything came off for him. It can't help when people are booing every misplaced pass or cross.

4-3 v Portsmouth (h) 10th September 2011
by Gordon Thrower

When you look at it this is probably the first time that Faubert has had a proper run in his usual position in the side. The benefits are there for all to see.

4-1 v Nottingham Forest (a) 28th August 2011
by Staff Writer

How wonderful to see the mardy one enjoying his football again. Even if the rapid imporvement in the last few games is due more to a desire to impress visiting scouts than cement a place in Sam Allardyce's team.

1-2 v Aldershot Town (h) 24th August 2011
by Staff Writer

He's not a right back, we know that by now but he was one of the few to give his all despite making very little impression on the game.

2-2 v Leeds United (h) 21st August 2011
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Collison, 58 mins) Looked lively on the right and played some interesting crosses into the box, one of which led to our second.

4-0 v Watford (a) 16th August 2011
by Brian Evans

(Replaced Collison, 75 mins) Came on a little late in the game to make a real impression, but looked to get involved at any opportunity. He seems to just have more of a spring in his step, with a marked improvement on attitude, with a point to prove.

 

2010/11 Match Notes & Ratings

1-3 v Birmingham City (a) 26th January 2011
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

2-2 v Everton (a) 22nd January 2011
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-3 v Arsenal (h) 15th January 2011
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

2-1 v Birmingham City (h) 11th January 2011
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

2-0 v Barnsley (h) 8th January 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Was allowed a couple of forays forward but when he does so his crossing is awfully erratic.

1-1 v Everton (a) 28th December 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Comments to follow.

1-3 v Manchester City (h) 11th December 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

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

(Replaced Ben-Haim, 83 mins) Comments to follow.

4-0 v Manchester United (h) 30th November 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Good solid run out in Jacobsen's absence, once he stopped trying to watch the ball out for a goal kick.

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

(Replaced Obinna, 87 mins) Sadly his one contribution was to turn his back on Clichy for the goal. The central defence might have been more aware of Song's run but it is Faubert's jump that will be remembered.

3-1 v Stoke City (h) 27th October 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Going forward we got the usual four poor crosses for every dangerous one but he did ok.

2-1 v Sunderland (a) 21st September 2010
by Staff Writer

Very good; very strong and effective at getting the right side of their wide players. Tenacious in chasing down balls and made up for the few mistakes he made.

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

Nothing of note. Put him back at full-back or not at all.

1-0 v Oxford United (h) 24th August 2010
by Staff Writer No.2

So so, nothing spectacular. He actually won one or two headers at the far post from crosses which is usually his weakness (still lost a few as well).

1-3 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 21st August 2010
by Gordon Thrower

As usual ok going forward but right-back is an area I'd really like to see us strengthen.

0-3 v Aston Villa (a) 14th August 2010
by Staff Writer

Got into some good positions but the final ball was often substandard. Missed our best chance of the game with just the 'keeper to beat from no more than eight yards out.

 

2009/10 Match Notes & Ratings

1-1 v Manchester City (h) 9th May 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Did a job – I didn't think we'd be saying that about him this time last year. Caught marking two for their goal.

2-3 v Fulham (a) 3rd May 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Not one of his better days – largely anonymous going forward and went missing for their first.

3-2 v Wigan Athletic (h) 24th April 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Solid enough but didn't get forward as much as he can do.

0-3 v Liverpool (a) 19th April 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

1-0 v Sunderland (h) 10th April 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Another decent run-out. Most improved player this season?

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

Guilty of perhaps affording his man too much space on occasions. On the positive side, the cross for Ilan's goal was truly world class.

0-1 v Stoke City (h) 27th March 2010
by East Stand Martin

The best crosser in the squad barely crossed the halfway line before the final quarter-of-an-hour. Effective in defence.

1-3 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) 23rd March 2010
by Rob Chapman

Looked good when he was given the freedom to go forward. Faded in and out of the game at regular intervals.

1-3 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) 23rd March 2010
by East Stand Martin

Once again anonymous until instructed to get forward. We were two-down by that stage however.

1-2 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 6th March 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Ok up to a point but had his match curtailed by injury.

0-3 v Manchester United (a) 23rd February 2010
by Staff Writer

Got forward a fair bit early on but barely crossed the halfway line after the break.

3-0 v Hull City (h) 21st February 2010
by Daniel Prescott

Not too many problems defensively, which brought out the natural winger in him. Great pass for Carlton wrapped up in a goal.

3-0 v Hull City (h) 21st February 2010
by East Stand Martin

A fine game. The ball through for Cole’s goal was perfection and the goal wasn’t bad either. MOTM.

3-0 v Hull City (h) 21st February 2010
by Gordon Thrower

A fine game. The ball through for Cole’s goal was perfection and the goal wasn’t bad either. MOTM.

2-0 v Birmingham City (h) 10th February 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Superb cross for the goal but got it horribly wrong a bit later when he tried to repeat the effort.

0-0 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 30th January 2010
by Gordon Thrower

A decent game – even more so given the sad news of his mother’s death. Our best wishes go to him and his family.

1-1 v Portsmouth (a) 26th January 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-0 v Aston Villa (a) 17th January 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

1-2 v Arsenal (h) 3rd January 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-2 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 28th December 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

2-0 v Portsmouth (h) 26th December 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

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

Right back is still a position that worries me but he was better than of late.

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.

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

(Replaced Collison, 77 mins) Some good stuff going forward but, like Collison before, seemed a bit lacking defensively.

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

Comments to follow.

1-2 v Everton (h) 8th November 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

2-1 v Aston Villa (h) 4th November 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Looked better going forward though his crossing still leaves a lot to be desired.

1-2 v Stoke City (a) 17th October 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

2-2 v Fulham (h) 4th October 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Good defensively but the crosses lacked penetration.

1-3 v Manchester City (a) 28th September 2009
by Hammer John

Not his fault he had to challenge their forward for a header - and that nobody came across to cover for the first goal.

1-3 v Bolton Wanderers (a) 22nd September 2009
by Hammer John

(Replaced Hines, 88 mins) Worked hard, but put in some awful crosses.

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

Good game again. At this rate he’ll soon be good enough to flog to Real Madrid.

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

Celebrated his HOTM and the more prestigious KUMB.com POTM awards with another improved performance.

0-0 v Blackburn Rovers (a) 29th August 2009
by East Stand Martin

Another competent run-out at right back.

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

Supplied the oh-so-important cross for the equalising goal. Maturing at right back.

1-2 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 23rd August 2009
by East Stand Martin

Continues to improve but needs to tighten up defensively.

1-2 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 23rd August 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Continues to improve but needs to tighten up defensively.

2-0 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) 15th August 2009
by Andy Stansfield

Not quite the world-conquering performance some were saying post-match – he was caught out defensively a few times in the first half. However, it was without a doubt his best performance to date for us and he always posed a threat going forward.

2-0 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) 15th August 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Not quite the world-conquering performance some were saying post-match – he was caught out defensively a few times in the first half. However, it was without a doubt his best performance to date for us and he always posed a threat going forward.

 

2008/09 Match Notes & Ratings

2-0 v Hull City (h) 28th January 2009
by John Simkin

(Replaced Collison, 71 mins) No comments.

2-0 v Hartlepool United (a) 24th January 2009
by John Simkin

Another hapless display that will probably guarantee that we are stuck with him to the end of the season.

3-1 v Fulham (h) 18th January 2009
by John Simkin

(replaced Noble, 81) No comments.

3-0 v Barnsley (h) 3rd January 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Not really given much to do down his wing defensively speaking. However his passing and crossing going forward still leave a lot to be desired.

2-1 v Stoke City (h) 28th December 2008
by East Stand Martin

Defensively not given much to do. Going forward he got into some good positions but boy does he need lessons in how to cross a ball.

2-1 v Stoke City (h) 28th December 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Defensively not given much to do. Going forward he got into some good positions but boy does he need lessons in how to cross a ball.

0-0 v Portsmouth (h) 15th November 2008
by East Stand Martin

(replaced Ilunga, 61) An improvement on his nightmare of the previous week. Glad he wasn’t exposed to Defoe for much longer though.

0-0 v Portsmouth (h) 15th November 2008
by Gordon Thrower

(replaced Ilunga, 61) An improvement on his nightmare of the previous week. Glad he wasn’t exposed to Defoe for much longer though.

1-3 v Everton (h) 8th November 2008
by East Stand Martin

Didn’t really show much in midfield, his distribution leaves a lot to be desired – or as one of my neighbours in the ground put it: “he couldn’t deliver a newspaper”. Disastrous in defence at the end as two errors proved fatal.

1-3 v Everton (h) 8th November 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Didn’t really show much in midfield, his distribution leaves a lot to be desired – or as one of my neighbours in the ground put it: “he couldn’t deliver a newspaper”. Disastrous in defence at the end as two errors proved fatal.

1-3 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 5th October 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Pass after pass and cross after cross went astray today.

2-1 v Fulham (a) 28th September 2008
by Gordon Thrower

One of those for whom the change in management has worked wonders. The move back into defence looks to have been a shrewd one, especially as he can also get forward when required.

3-1 v Newcastle United (h) 20th September 2008
by Alex Shilling

Played at right back, has he finally found his best position for us? Did well down the flank.

3-1 v Newcastle United (h) 20th September 2008
by Gordon Thrower

A fine game. Not given the hardest of days but looks much better in this position.

2-3 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 13th September 2008
by East Stand Martin

(replaced Behrami, 65) Barely registered despite having a good half hour on the pitch.

4-1 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 30th August 2008
by East Stand Martin

His early-season form had asked more questions than offered answers, but the flying Frenchman really got going today. Faubert's afternoon was sadly ended early by a knock.

4-1 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 30th August 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Good start in which he helped set-up two goals but his distribution deteriorated as the game wore on.

4-1 v Macclesfield Town (h) 27th August 2008
by Graeme Howlett

He was generally involved in whatever looked dangerous for most of the game. Sometimes his crossing can frustrate but he also looked good at right back.

0-3 v Manchester City (a) 24th August 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Turned promise into despair far too often.

0-3 v Manchester City (a) 24th August 2008
by Alex Shilling

Probably the most creative player we had on the day. Tried to make things happen.

2-1 v Wigan Athletic (h) 16th August 2008
by Nick Bull

Got forward well but his final ball needs a bit of working on.

2-1 v Wigan Athletic (h) 16th August 2008
by East Stand Martin

Got forward well but his final ball needs a bit of working on.

2-1 v Wigan Athletic (h) 16th August 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Got forward well but his final ball needs a bit of working on.

2-1 v Wigan Athletic (h) 16th August 2008
by Alex Shilling

Looks every bit as good as he was in his last good game- away at Man City, in January. Caused the Wigan defence some serious problems and put in some excellent crosses.

2-3 v MLS AllStars (n) 25th July 2008
by Graeme Howlett

A good game – some great tracking back and a few good crosses. Nice to see his pace too.

 

2007/08 Match Notes & Ratings

2-2 v Newcastle United (h) 26th April 2008
by Alex Shilling

Good crosses in first half, massive improvement on anonymous display last week v Derby. Faded a bit in second half and crosses often wayward.

2-2 v Newcastle United (h) 26th April 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Continues to improve. Needs a bit of work on his crossing though.

2-1 v Derby County (h) 19th April 2008
by Gordon Thrower

One shot and a couple of good crosses but disappeared from view for too long for my liking.

0-4 v Chelsea (h) 1st March 2008
by Gordon Thrower

One good cross in the first half and was lucky to escape without a broken leg after Makelele’s disgraceful assault. Otherwise anonymous.

1-0 v Fulham (a) 23rd February 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Struggled to make an impact and was often crowded out. The switch of wings failed to improve things.

1-1 v Birmingham City (h) 9th February 2008
by East Stand Martin

(replaced Cole, 62) This sort of player thrives on service. He got little.

1-1 v Birmingham City (h) 9th February 2008
by Gordon Thrower

(replaced Cole, 62) This sort of player thrives on service. He got little.

0-1 v Manchester City (a) 16th January 2008
by Jacob Steinberg

(replaced Ljungberg, 63) Definitely quick, but just feeling his way back.

2-1 v Fulham (h) 12th January 2008
by Gordon Thrower

(replaced Ljungberg, 89) If Bowyer can’t have a mark, neither can he – though it was good to discover that he actually exists and isn’t really a fictional character designed to deflect attention away from the fact we haven’t signed anyone lately!

 

2006/07 Match Notes & Ratings

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2005/06 Match Notes & Ratings

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2004/05 Match Notes & Ratings

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