The Suspension Tightrope – Devilish

Filed under: Suspensions - Posted by: Anorak

The visit of former club Everton proved crucial for all the wrong reasons last night as Wayne Rooney toppled off the Suspension Tightrope. United’s main man delivered no more than a yellow card for his growing legion of Fantasy owners and subsequently earned himself a one-match ban, having picked up five cautions for the campaign:

Rooney now misses Saturday’s home game with Newcastle as David Moyes attempts to recover from the defeat to his former club and with Robin Van Persie still a real doubt, the United boss has plenty of issues up top against the Magpies.

Jonas Olsson is also set for the weekend off as West Brom prepare to welcome Norwich to The Hawthorns. The Baggies centre-half also earned his fifth booking of the season in last night’s home loss to City – an ever-present this term for the midlands outfit, his absence is set to give Diego Lugano or Craig Dawson a rare start alongside Gareth McAuley at centre-half.

West Ham’s Ravel Morrison also sits on the naughty step this weekend as his side head to Anfield. The former United midfielder picked up his fifth yellow for pushing Palace’s Joel Ward in the face in Tuesday evening’s loss at Selhurst Park – his owners will at least be relieved to hear Morrison will receive no further punishment for his behaviour and is available for the Gameweek 16 clash against Sunderland.

Two players clamber onto this week’s Suspension Tightrope after picking up their fourth cautions of the season. The culpable duo in question are Southampton’s Jose Fonte and Sunderland midfielder Jack Colback – if they collect another yellow in the next six Gameweeks, they will trigger the automatic one-match ban. Newcastle’s Mathieu Debuchy now moves onto six bookings after falling foul of the referee’s wrath in last night’s defeat at Swansea.

Elsewhere, Palace winger Yannick Bolasie serves the last of a three-match ban at home to Cardiff this Saturday. In terms of returns, Hull welcome back Curtis Davies for their trip to Swansea after the centre-half missed last night’s 2-0 loss at the Emirates, while West Brom’s Youssouf Mulumbu and United’s Phil Jones are also available for home games against Norwich and Newcastle respectively.

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  1. A- Brady > Shelvey for free

    B- Brady & Rooney > Shelvey & Lukaku for - 4

    C- Brady & Rooney & Oscar > Shelvey & Lukaku & Hazard for - 8

    Choose the best please I think Lukaku has easy better fixtures Coming

    1. Just do A

  2. Just did Oscar to Haz.

    Now then, is Sess to Yaya and Rooney to Lukaku worth a hit?

    1. hmmm prob is. Casual

    2. I would wait before transfer out Rooney. Depend when you have him.

  3. So,to bin Rooney or not?

    1. no, yes, no yes

  4. Got 2 FTs. Which would you do?
    A) Clyne to ward
    B) Rooney to lukaku and Cabaye to Toure?

  5. Marshall

    Dawson, Coleman, Collins, Johnson

    Ozil, Hazard, Brunt, Barkley

    Aguero, Suarez(c)

    Lewis, Clyne, Rooney, Ravel

    How likely am I to get 11 out? Is this team too weak?

  6. New article guys.

  7. Shelvey 162,928 Player is healthy MID 5.3 46,302 171.0%


  8. izo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member

    Any news on Clyne?

  9. What is the best way to make transfers? ie. How many weeks do you plan in advance. I seem to do this for a 4-5 week period and it never ends up happening. Need a new policy on transfers.. Can someone give me their advice please?

    1. You can't plan that far ahead. Always someone new comes out and ruins all your plans. Only thing I plan is from which clubs I'm bringing players in...

    2. I'm similar to you. Before the season started I had a masterplan as to which players to get in for which Gameweeks - it all went out the window the moment Gameweek 1 started.

  10. Aguero, Suarez, Long... or Lukaku, Suarez, Remy??

    1. The Suarez one.
      Aguero & Lukaku ftw.

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