November
19

The Suspension Tightrope – Casualty

Filed under: Suspensions - Posted by: Anorak

As you’ll have seen in Sunday’s Scout Notes, Fantasy favourite Marouane Fellaini was the big casualty of accrued yellows this week. A booking in the 2-1 loss at Reading tipped the Belgian over the five-card line and into the ban list for Gameweek 13 – the pileous purveyor of Fantasy points will now miss the visit of a buoyant Norwich and hand his 36.9% Fantasy Premier League (FPL) owners a midfield conundrum this weekend.

Elsewhere on the tightrope, we saw a couple of new faces arrive, with Wigan captain Gary Caldwell the first to fill the void left by the aforementioned Belgian, as his fourth yellow of the season added him to an ever-growing list, while in Sunday’s game at Craven Cottage, the only player with three cautions to his name – Steve Sidwell duly delivered another indiscretion and will receive his tightrope invitation in the Monday morning mail.

On to Monday night and a plethora of players blink wildly on the tightrope office radar system, as West Ham host Stoke in a game that could justify a couple of extra paragraphs should the cards fall a certain way. On the home side, we already have the defensive pairing of James Collins and Winston Reid primed on four bookings, just one slip from a week off, while midfielder Mark Noble sits one away from tightrope notoriety on three. The visitors see a trio of protagonists alongside Noble on three bookings, with Charlie Adam, Ryan Shawcross and Andy Wilkinson also ready to climb aboard.

Welcoming Fellaini into suspension land (no doubt to compare grooming tips), we still have Fabricio Coloccini sitting out the third match of his ban in Gameweek 13. The Newcastle skipper will be followed swiftly through the door by the sheepish pair of Tottenham’s Togolese striker, Emmanuel Adebayor and Fulham’s Texas-born Norwegian, Brede Hangeland, after their game-changing straight red cards bring three game bans that will stretch well into December.

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  1. 0-0 would suit everyone I guess.

    A 1-0 West Ham win, with Jaskalaainen scoring would be OK

    • 3 years, 2 months ago
  2. GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

    • 3 years, 2 months ago
  3. whooooo hoooooooo watch them points come rollin in..................up to 20 pts 😆

    • 3 years, 2 months ago
  4. I don't know weather to do Bale > Walcott this week and then do Nelsen > Cuellar next gw, or just wait and do both next gw or do Mertesacker > Cuellar now for FT. I have 0.0 ITB and 1FT.

    • 3 years, 2 months ago
  5. Its almost a relief that someone scored, horrible watching a game hoping for 0-0!

    • 3 years, 2 months ago
  6. Incredible how bad this GW continues to get.

    • 3 years, 2 months ago
  7. That "save" from Jussi just ruined my h2h, 74-75....

    • 3 years, 2 months ago
  8. I'm not really sure how the price drops works, if I was to take out Fellaini now for a week and then put him back in is it likely his price will drop much? He's only gone up .1 since I got him. Or should I just bench him?

    • 3 years, 2 months ago

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