Suspensions

The Suspension Tightrope – Quiet

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. Owd Big 'Ed
      4 years, 10 months ago

      What's going down with RVP?

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      1. The Milkman
          4 years, 10 months ago

          His pants.

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        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 years, 10 months ago

          injured 🙁

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          1. CravenA
              4 years, 10 months ago

              Load of bllocks

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          2. Granville
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            4 years, 10 months ago

            The economy.

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          3. matthewhagon
              4 years, 10 months ago

              Fergie has the final say, he say NO to Persie playing

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          4. Messi & fabregas
              4 years, 10 months ago

              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

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              1. Podge
                  4 years, 10 months ago

                  Yeh it will start rising again on Saturday

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                • Wild Rover
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                  4 years, 10 months ago

                  Yes

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                • Granville
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                  4 years, 10 months ago

                  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.

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                  1. Hazmat
                      4 years, 10 months ago

                      Secret? He was already at 30% ownership

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                    • Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                        4 years, 10 months ago

                        🙄

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                    • Fashanu Zealand Desertbug
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                      4 years, 10 months ago

                      That's my understanding.

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                  2. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    4 years, 10 months ago

                    Blimey. Transfer market gone wild again! 🙂

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                    1. Holy See
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      4 years, 10 months ago

                      You seem to have played your part! Early to rise eh

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                    2. 42 Rules
                        4 years, 10 months ago

                        Have agree +1. The transfer market has gone hyper - all before the mid week internationals

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                    3. Moosie the Staggie
                        4 years, 10 months ago

                        Am I nuts for even contemplating Nelsen over Sagna this week?

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                        1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                            4 years, 10 months ago

                            No, I'd play Nelsen over him.

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                          • Wild Rover
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                            4 years, 10 months ago

                            Not at all.... chance of attacking points for Sagna though

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                          • Revival
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                            4 years, 10 months ago

                            Arsenal vs Spurs games are full of goals so Sagna won't be having a cleanie.

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                          • Moosie the Staggie
                              4 years, 10 months ago

                              Cheers guys, Nelsen it is then.

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                          • Parm
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                            4 years, 10 months ago

                            Rate My team or i'll tell Daddy.

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

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                            1. ÆK ⭐ Hala Grabbandr…
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                              4 years, 10 months ago

                              9/10

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                              1. Parm
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                4 years, 10 months ago

                                Cheers.

                                Keep up the good work.

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                            2. Daniel - DEXIT
                                4 years, 10 months ago

                                how can u afford that team anyway?

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                              • Athletico Timbo
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                                4 years, 10 months ago

                                Almost as good as mine

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                              • bolexio
                                  4 years, 10 months ago

                                  Almost the same as my team. 9/10

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                                • World XI
                                    4 years, 10 months ago

                                    8/10

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                                • Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                    4 years, 10 months ago

                                    I see there's still not a single Norwich Def or GK on the watchlist...Scouts are a bit slow this year eh? 🙄

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                                    1. Moosie the Staggie
                                        4 years, 10 months ago

                                        Agreed, Ruddy looks real value @ 4.5 imo.

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                                    2. jaybommber
                                        4 years, 10 months ago

                                        ........... 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

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                                        1. Moosie the Staggie
                                            4 years, 10 months ago

                                            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

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                                        2. Ricky - passed with flying …
                                            4 years, 10 months ago

                                            5 players injured, bloody international week blaggers

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                                          • Wild Rover
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                                            4 years, 10 months ago

                                            I'm sorry, but if you can't afford Berby, then Sidwell is NOT the answer 😀

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                                            1. ÆK ⭐ Hala Grabbandr…
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              4 years, 10 months ago

                                              This.

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                                            2. Pineybyrne
                                                4 years, 10 months ago

                                                hah

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                                              • JK - Grabbangladesh Manager…
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                                                4 years, 10 months ago

                                                try telling my ML rival that 😛

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                                                1. Wild Rover
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                                                  4 years, 10 months ago

                                                  He ain't alone!

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                                            3. Pineybyrne
                                                4 years, 10 months ago

                                                I could be completely insane, but I think this idea has legs:

                                                RVP > Hernandez

                                                Think of all that free cash!

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                                                1. ÆK ⭐ Hala Grabbandr…
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  4 years, 10 months ago

                                                  Think of all those red arrows!

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                                                  1. Pineybyrne
                                                      4 years, 10 months ago

                                                      🙂

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                                                  2. Revival
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    4 years, 10 months ago

                                                    SAF has virtually guaranteed Hernandez a start this weekend according to reports.

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                                                  3. tahoe don
                                                      4 years, 10 months ago

                                                      you're right ... insane

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                                                    • Pineybyrne
                                                        4 years, 10 months ago

                                                        I'm logging out before I do something silly.

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                                                    • lord_trumpington
                                                        4 years, 10 months ago

                                                        2 FT's done, team for gw.

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

                                                        Good to go?

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                                                        1. lord_trumpington
                                                            4 years, 10 months ago

                                                            Gotchad by the new post again. Can' be arrised to repost. Night all....

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                                                        2. ninja
                                                            4 years, 10 months ago

                                                            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

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                                                            1. tahoe don
                                                                4 years, 10 months ago

                                                                the kun / jenkinson trade looks best .... or just jenkinson

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                                                              • Miracallas
                                                                  4 years, 10 months ago

                                                                  Just get rid of jenkinson

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

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                                                                • Hurricane H
                                                                    4 years, 10 months ago

                                                                    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!

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                                                                • 42 Rules
                                                                    4 years, 10 months ago

                                                                    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

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                                                                    1. Daniel - DEXIT
                                                                        4 years, 10 months ago

                                                                        I prefer my 6.0 mid Nollan instead of him. Better goal threat anyway and currently WHam above Arsenal on the table

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                                                                    2. Daniel - DEXIT
                                                                        4 years, 10 months ago

                                                                        Anybody watching Federer Gjokovic?

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                                                                      • jonbob
                                                                          4 years, 10 months ago

                                                                          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.

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                                                                          1. Camzy
                                                                              4 years, 10 months ago

                                                                              Yep.

                                                                              I'd have those 3 with unlimited funds.

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                                                                          2. Robalabobolol
                                                                              4 years, 10 months ago

                                                                              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

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