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The Suspension Tightrope – Quiet

Filed under: Suspensions - Posted by: Anorak

With no red cards shown in the fixtures this week, we’d a sparse looking inbox in terms of suspensions, but never fear – there are still some tidbits to throw your way, as the tightrope continues to creak under a heavy load.

Easing that load on Saturday, and perhaps the highest profile of those newly banned for next weekend, Chris Baird is the first to take our interest. Booked for protesting the injury time penalty award for Arsenal at the Emirates, the Northern Irishman had his pain immediately eased by the outstanding glovework of his goalkeeper but a ban still follows; he’ll be absent for the visit of Sunderland next Sunday, with Mahamadou Diarra the obvious replacement should he regain his fitness.

Also doing their bit to free up space on the sidebar widget were Stoke City’s Dean Whitehead and Sunderland’s Craig Gardner, both falling foul of the referee for the fifth time this season in their respective second halves against QPR and Everton. While Gardner will now accompany Baird in the stands at Craven Cottage, Whitehead will be missing a tricky trip to the Boleyn Ground, as the Potters face an in-form West Ham.

Replacing those three unbalanced folk up on the high wire this week we have a former Galactico in the shape of Esteban Granero, and a man capped by France at every age group level (though with the notable exception of the seniors) in Morgan Schneiderlin. Grabbing Southampton’s goal in a 1-1 draw with Swansea which lifted his side off the foot of the table, Schneiderlin also picked up his fourth yellow for unsporting behaviour. The Saints were replaced at the bottom by the QPR side of ‘El Pirata’ Granero, who picked up his censure in the final throws of their latest defeat.

Finally in our round up, it’s the old timers, with Cheick Tioté completing his three-match ban this week to be available for the Gameweek 12 shakeup; he waved goodbye to teammate Fabricio Coloccini who will sit out his second game of three, and QPR’s Stéphane M’Bia serving the last of his trio of enforced absences.

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  1. What's going down with RVP?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. His pants.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. injured :(

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Load of bllocks

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. The economy.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    4. Fergie has the final say, he say NO to Persie playing

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  2. repost:

    question?

    fellaini rising again tonight, so as this will be the 0.3 rise since saturday’s deadline, does it mean nomatter how many more will transfer him in until the next deadline, his price will remain 7.6?

    thanks

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Yeh it will start rising again on Saturday

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Yes.

      Annoying that I only get 2 weeks of points with him before everyone else follows. Sometimes steady points are better at keeping the secret.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Secret? He was already at 30% ownership

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. That's my understanding.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  3. Blimey. Transfer market gone wild again! :-)

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. You seem to have played your part! Early to rise eh

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Have agree +1. The transfer market has gone hyper - all before the mid week internationals

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  4. Am I nuts for even contemplating Nelsen over Sagna this week?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. No, I'd play Nelsen over him.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Not at all.... chance of attacking points for Sagna though

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. Arsenal vs Spurs games are full of goals so Sagna won't be having a cleanie.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    4. Cheers guys, Nelsen it is then.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  5. Rate My team or i'll tell Daddy.

    http://i.imgur.com/dos4e.png

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Cheers.

        Keep up the good work.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. how can u afford that team anyway?

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Almost as good as mine

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. Almost the same as my team. 9/10

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    4. 8/10

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  6. I see there's still not a single Norwich Def or GK on the watchlist...Scouts are a bit slow this year eh? :roll:

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Agreed, Ruddy looks real value @ 4.5 imo.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  7. ........... Begovic Federici
    .....Gallas Cole Maculy Barnett Demel
    .......Hazard Fellaini Nolan Bafa Sterling
    RVP Tevez Berba
    used transfer to get pieneer to Fellaini
    Gonna wilcard to this
    ............Begovic Ruddy
    .....Cameron Hughes Cuellar Gorkss Demel
    ....Silva Mata Nolan Fellaini Morrison
    ....Rvp Berba Suarez
    Waste of WC or just wait and do a few 4 pt hits

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Don't do it. You have a few minor issues.

      Personally think you need to get Cole and Barfa out first. How about Cameron/Shawcross and Walcott?
      If Suarez is a must for you it may be an idea to downgrade Sterling to Neville/Schneiderlin or any othe 4.4m mid that is a regular

      Either can easily be done over the next few weeks.

      Gl

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  8. 5 players injured, bloody international week blaggers

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  9. I'm sorry, but if you can't afford Berby, then Sidwell is NOT the answer :D

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. try telling my ML rival that :P

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. He ain't alone!

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  10. I could be completely insane, but I think this idea has legs:

    RVP > Hernandez

    Think of all that free cash!

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Think of all those red arrows!

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
        • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. SAF has virtually guaranteed Hernandez a start this weekend according to reports.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. you're right ... insane

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    4. I'm logging out before I do something silly.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  11. 2 FT's done, team for gw.

    Jussi
    Baines Rafa Gorkss ( Cuellar Davies)
    Felaini Santi Bale Mata (Britton)
    RVP Ba Berba

    Good to go?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Gotchad by the new post again. Can' be arrised to repost. Night all....

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  12. pleeeaase help! what do i do here?

    bego jussi

    baines cuellar davies jenkinson ridgewell

    bale michu pienaar walters guthrie

    aguero rvp Ba

    0.0 in bank and 2 freebies

    been thinking aguero and jenkinson for suarez and evans

    or aguero and bale for suarez and silva

    or aguero and ba for suarez and jelavic

    or somethimg totally different, i'm totally lost. thanks in advance

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. the kun / jenkinson trade looks best .... or just jenkinson

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Just get rid of jenkinson

      You don't need to do anything else. Looking good for this weekend

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. Kun is travelling to the moon to play a friendly, personally I would get him out for either Suarez or Tevez! I dropped Bale yesterday for Silva as I need a differential in my mini league, lets hope it does not haunt me!

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  13. To all those currently transferring Santi out you will be kicking yourselves come 2.30 Saturday when he comes in with a goal. assist and BAPS . Big raspberryxxxxxx

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. I prefer my 6.0 mid Nollan instead of him. Better goal threat anyway and currently WHam above Arsenal on the table

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  14. Anybody watching Federer Gjokovic?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  15. So - unlimited cash, which 3 strikers?

    Struggling to see beyond RVP, Suarez and Berbatov for the time being?

    Tevez & Kun seem too hit and miss, Rooney and Torres off form, Arsenal too inconsistent.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Yep.

      I'd have those 3 with unlimited funds.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  16. Rate my team please

    Jaaskeleinen (Begovic)
    Reid, Baines, Kolarov (McAuley, Barnett)
    Fellaini, Mata, Sterling, Nolan (Pienaar)
    RVP, Berbatov, Suarez

    Got 0.8 in the bank

    • 2 years, 1 month ago

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