Gabriel Magalhães: Future Brighter Than His Teeth?

Blood on the Tracks

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Something has clicked with this guy over the summer.

We saw flashes and the potential previously but he feels like a fully rounded CB now.

I don't know if it's just confidence or he's markedly improved his English language skills but he's so much more communicative now.

He and White seem to mesh well both stylistically and personality wise too.
Different sorts of CB's obviously but he's the Per to Whites Koscielny. Gabriel's the leader of the pair.
 

drippin

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He has been very good, absolutely love it. Has adjusted to EPL very well now, solid guy.

Isn't as good on the ball as White, but he does have that fast low pass through the lines too if needed.
 

farzad4daarse

Stats are just made up numbers 🤓
Love Gabriel, that being said he was woeful against Palace and still backs off at times when attacker is too close to goal, I think he is class and will learn to back himself more when he has to push up and make challenge but he is going to be a great if healthy.
 

Jury

AM's drunk uncle, looking for excuses 🤥
There are no question marks hanging over Gabriel for me. Yes, you’ll probably get the odd mistake, but from what I’ve seen they will be few enough and far enough between to feel comfortable with him at CB. Great signing.
 

farzad4daarse

Stats are just made up numbers 🤓
There are no question marks hanging over Gabriel for me. Yes, you’ll probably get the odd mistake, but from what I’ve seen they will be few enough and far enough between to feel comfortable with him at CB. Great signing.
I agree like I said I back him and every defender makes mistakes plus he hasn’t had a lot of Premier league matches. But at times he has to make the challenge and can’t back off, he has done that a couple times, to be fair I think it’s just lack of experience. He bet he could take the safe play as no one was behind him to help, but in premier league once a guy is edge of box and you take a step off him he will slam the brakes and shoot all three of the goals we suffered last two games, and to be fair he wasn’t to blame for all three our defenders backed off edge of the box, suicidal. But I agree he has performed overall above expectations
 

Riou

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Got to be up there as a contender for the best CB in the league so far this season, been outstanding.
 

Jury

AM's drunk uncle, looking for excuses 🤥
But at times he has to make the challenge and can’t back off, he has done that a couple times, to be fair I think it’s just lack of experience.
I like that he makes some really big decisions in defence sometimes. They may look rash but I think most of them are calculated. He definitely back himself to do the job and he’s not afraid of responsibility. As long as he has a partner and teammates who knows his game, those big decisions will be right ones most of the time.
 

Multipass

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Love Gabriel, that being said he was woeful against Palace and still backs off at times when attacker is too close to goal, I think he is class and will learn to back himself more when he has to push up and make challenge but he is going to be a great if healthy.

I think it was White that kept backing off Eduardo when he scored the second.
 

farzad4daarse

Stats are just made up numbers 🤓
I like that he makes some really big decisions in defence sometimes. They may look rash but I think most of them are calculated. He definitely back himself to do the job and he’s not afraid of responsibility. As long as he has a partner and teammates who knows his game, those big decisions will be right ones most of the time.
I agree he has confidence and look of leader like I said I think with experience in the league and continuity he will improve even further, remembering he is still learning opposition and tendencies of White his partner
 

6666Louis

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Has just about everything in his locker

And has become a leader: Yelling at everybody, Standing up for teammates

With Ramsdale behind him, Tierny next to him, we have some decent winners on our side

Next to the more lacklustre Benjamin and Takehiro

And our allout cute school boy attack and midfield
 

MikelHadADream

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He's turning into a real leader, you can see him when we're defending set peices organising the defenders around him. Really impressive for a 23 year old defender taking so much responsibility.
 

Rasmi

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Big, strong, quick and black. thats how I like my CB. seriously though he is looking good. Hopefully him and stoke boy Ramsdale will toughing him essex boy benjamin white.
 

RunTheTrap

Nobody laughs on my "jokes" 😫
I remember people were complaining about losing Luiz because of his "leadership". Gabriel has shown leadership can come from anywhere. Sometimes from places you wouldn't expect. I don't know how much his English has improved but Luiz leaving has let him flourish.
 

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