In truth, Faubert is shit. He is a full back who can neither tackle nor head the ball, and a winger who cannot cross. The £6m Curbishley spent on him is up there with the great follies commonly known as Dyer, Ljunberg, Savio, McCarthy, Mido, Boa Morte, Davenport, Quashie, Jimenez, Kovac and Barrera; he may have stayed longer and played more games, but that just means the agony was prolonged!
Of course, Faubert has had some highs: there was the game against Hull when he played Cole in with a beautiful pass down the line and scored a goal too, and his only other goal, against Leicester, this season. However the lows far exceed the highs. How about his miserable attempts to head a winner at Birmingham this season, closing his eyes and flinching away from the ball - and his brilliant challenge which earnt him a booking and a suspension in that same match when the squad was already decimated by injuries and suspensions? Or his woeful substitute appearance against Arsenal which saw an epic rear guard action destroyed inside a minute? Or his refusal to come back to the ground to sit on the bench last season after an injury to a team mate (Tomkins?) in the warm up?
It was wonderfully fitting that Faubert's final contribution in Claret and Blue was to give the ball away in his own half deep into injury time against Blackpool. Suddenly it was panic stations with only a last ditch intervention from Reid averting disaster.
I have tried to like Faubert and have argued his case at times, but it says a lot about his incompetence that the likes of Spector and O'Brien were often considered better options at right back. He will not be missed!
If you have a favourite Faubert moment that I have forgotten - good or bad - add it below!