Suspensions

Suspension Tightrope – Serene

Gameweek 32 proved to be a remarkably calm affair, with not a single player sent off over the 10 fixtures. In addition, none of those at the top of the Suspension Tightrope toppled either, though five players remain just a single yellow card away from an automatic two-match ban:

The quintet in question are Steven Gerrard, Ramires, Gareth Barry, Phil Bardsley and Mathieu Flamini. Gerrard is obviously the biggest worry for Fantasy managers and Brendan Rodgers handled his skipper with care last weekend – with his side 3-0 up and cruising at home to Tottenham, Rodgers replaced his captain with 20 minutes still remaining in light of an upcoming schedule which see the Merseysiders face fellow title challengers City and Chelsea in the next four.

The extension deadline is the second Sunday (13th) in April, meaning Gerrard has to avoid a booking against West Ham and City in order to remain free of suspension. Bardsley and Barry also have two games apiece, though Flamini has just one to navigate – the reason being is that Arsenal’s Gameweek 34 clash with West Ham doesn’t take place until Tuesday 15 April.

Ramires also has a single match to avoid picking up a booking. He is currently set to serve the last of a three-match ban against Stoke this weekend before returning to action in time for the Gameweek 34 clash with Swansea – pick up a yellow in that one and he’s immediately back on the sidelines.

Four players return from suspension this week. Fernando Amorebieta, Jon Walters, Jonas Olsson and George Boyd are now available for selection once again. Marouane Fellaini also remains suspension-free. The FA have reviewed an alleged spitting incident in last week’s Manchester derby but have cleared the United midfielder of any wrongdoing.

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  1. MJ6987
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Pleasantly surprised by Buttner. First time he has had anything like a run of games and he kept Robben pretty much under wraps. Could he be the answer for United at left back?

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      1. Manani
          2 years, 6 months ago

          I think if evra played, we would be worse off

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        • Scratch
            2 years, 6 months ago

            I wouldn't say he kept him under wraps but he wasn't as terrible as expected.

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          • Somalion - Purple Rain
              2 years, 6 months ago

              Better than Evra defensively and has been for the last season or two.

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              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 years, 6 months ago

                Don't think so, prone to errors and overplaying

                He isn't polished, but played a hell of a match tonight.

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                1. Somalion - Purple Rain
                    2 years, 6 months ago

                    I think Evra's attacking threat vastly masks his poor defensive side, that'd be my take at least!

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                    1. applebonkers
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                      2 years, 6 months ago

                      agree. used to be other way round when he joined man utd, then he became good at both and as a result one of the best left backs in the world, now he's kept the attacking and purely with loss of pace lost the defensive side

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                      1. Somalion - Purple Rain
                          2 years, 6 months ago

                          Exactly. I would be a strong believer that the full back should be defensively strong first followed by capable when attacking. Others seem to prefer attacking over defending but I think it leaves too much exposure on the flanks.

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              2. Parm
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                2 years, 6 months ago

                https://vine.co/v/MeTLu6WI5hb

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                1. applebonkers
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                  2 years, 6 months ago

                  he's invented the cruyff-meg

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              3. Carrick Doesn't Deserv…
                  2 years, 6 months ago

                  http://lockerdome.com/thefootballcafe/6462092802788417/6492563515383315

                  welbeck's disallowed goal. so, so harsh imo

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                  1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 years, 6 months ago

                    Nearly kicked his head off.

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                  2. Manani
                      2 years, 6 months ago

                      would have easily counted

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                    • applebonkers
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                      2 years, 6 months ago

                      yeah that was borderline, martinez being so tall almot cost bayern

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                    • The Suspended One
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                      2 years, 6 months ago

                      I was shocked they disallowed it...

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                  3. Alejo - CFC
                      2 years, 6 months ago

                      Credit to Utd. Showed real spirit tonight, Vidic was awesome

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                    • andres
                        2 years, 6 months ago

                        How do I use my 2FTs wisely?

                        Marshall (mannone)
                        Coleman azpi davies (fonte ward)
                        Gerrard hazard taya AJ (punch)
                        Suarez studge luk
                        0.3, 2FTs

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                        1. mcsteely
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                          2 years, 6 months ago

                          AJ for eriksen, or marshall for speroni

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                      • Godfather Bandit 42
                          2 years, 6 months ago

                          Coutois - another Chelsea loanee

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                          1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
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                            2 years, 6 months ago

                            He is.

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                            1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              2 years, 6 months ago

                              Better than Cech.

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                              1. The Suspended One
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                                2 years, 6 months ago

                                I think a new bumper 4 yr deal and one more season at Atleti is coming

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                        • The Suspended One
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                          2 years, 6 months ago

                          Fellani is bad
                          De Gea is good

                          Beyern 4-0 at home.

                          Man we'd be so much better if that Rooney move came off..

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                          1. Godfather Bandit 42
                              2 years, 6 months ago

                              I thought this was gonna be a poem!

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                              1. Valar(Keith)
                                  2 years, 6 months ago

                                  😆

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                                • The Suspended One
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                                  2 years, 6 months ago

                                  Let's see if I can spin it into a haiku!

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                            • Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
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                              2 years, 6 months ago

                              Does Roy Keane hate Man Utd? Always comes across that way. I know he doesn't like Fergie, but what's he got against the club....

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                              1. MJ6987
                                  2 years, 6 months ago

                                  Think his beef is with Fergie not the club. Thought his analysis was spot on tonight.

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                                • Somalion - Purple Rain
                                    2 years, 6 months ago

                                    To be fair, he hates everyone and everything.

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                                  • Alejo - CFC
                                      2 years, 6 months ago

                                      Yeh he does sound bitter doesn't he

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                                    • TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
                                        2 years, 6 months ago

                                        In his recent interviews, he says he is a fan of the club and goes to see games with his kids there when he can

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                                    • Tiote on Peyote
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                                      2 years, 6 months ago

                                      Anyone have any info into when Nasty is back and if he'll immediately threaten Demchelis' place?
                                      It says back 5th April on FPL but I ignore that stuff.

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                                      1. The Suspended One
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                                        2 years, 6 months ago

                                        Idiot Pellagrini loves demechelis, doubt you see nasty take any of his time

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                                    • Sondre van Bank
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      2 years, 6 months ago

                                      Ok guys, have a couple of dilemmas. Last time I trusted my gut and that didn't end up good.

                                      Chester (SWA) or Coleman (ARS)
                                      Mannone (tot) or Adrian (LIV)
                                      ??

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                                      1. United come on!
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        2 years, 6 months ago

                                        Try your gut once more. It will work then.

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                                      2. mcsteely
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                                        2 years, 6 months ago

                                        coleman
                                        mannone

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                                    • Colonel Wasabi
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      2 years, 6 months ago

                                      "Inside Manchester City"…..

                                      Programme starting now on ITV4….could be interesting if you haven't seen it before ?

                                      Mrs Wasabi will be insisting we watch the news

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                                      1. The Suspended One
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        2 years, 6 months ago

                                        Is it a tour of an oil well?

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                                    • Somalion - Purple Rain
                                        2 years, 6 months ago

                                        Not surprising that United play more through the centre and things go a little better.

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                                        1. The Suspended One
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                                          2 years, 6 months ago

                                          Not suprising that mata being out makes them look like united again.

                                          Jose had him pinned, not a team player, only good for cherry picking killer passes, never gonna be good enough to win the PL

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                                          1. Manani
                                              2 years, 6 months ago

                                              😯
                                              player of the year for chelsea last 2 seasons, gone for a few months, and chelsea fans are already turning against him??
                                              so much for loyalty 😆

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                                              1. Somalion - Purple Rain
                                                  2 years, 6 months ago

                                                  You can't buy loyalty 😉

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                                                • The Suspended One
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                                                  2 years, 6 months ago

                                                  Never liked his performances for Chelsea much tbh

                                                  In General, English fans are far too statistic and result oriented. The awards and pub was a result of his assist totals and his managers holding him up as an example, which Inthink hurt his development in the end.

                                                  I really wanted Mata based on his play at Valencia and Spain under 21, but he hasn't been the same player that captained his country.

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                                              2. Somalion - Purple Rain
                                                  2 years, 6 months ago

                                                  Think that's a bit of rubbish really. Mata isn't a runner, I certainly agree, not fast enough but he's a CAM and that's all he is. Playing in a team where he's frequently pushed to the wing or they insist on constantly crossing the ball instead of going through the centre isn't going to produce his best football. Exact same issue with Kagawa although he has a little more experience playing on the wing.

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                                                  1. The Suspended One
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    2 years, 6 months ago

                                                    I would take Kagawa over him every day of the week, not close between the two.

                                                    Mata is the same kind of player as Nasri, chooses when to give effort and when to coast on the basis of their talent.

                                                    I'm not saying Mata is bad, he's just not worth half what united paid for him. Paid Him like a star, when he's really not much more than Adam Johnson

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                                                    1. Somalion - Purple Rain
                                                        2 years, 6 months ago

                                                        Oh I certainly would take Kagawa over him as well, no argument there.

                                                        I do think that he's a good deal more than Adam Johnson but I also understand your point. I think a tight CAM duo or trio of Kags and Mata would be better than wingers personally.

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                                                  2. Willis.
                                                      2 years, 6 months ago

                                                      Most assists for Chelsea two seasons straight and he's not a team player lol....

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                                                      1. The Suspended One
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        2 years, 6 months ago

                                                        All he does is go for the killer pass

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                                                • TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
                                                    2 years, 6 months ago

                                                    New post

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                                                  • Buttster
                                                      2 years, 6 months ago

                                                      Anyone fear Gerrard will be rested for the west ham game so he's available for City?

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                                                      1. applebonkers
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                                                        2 years, 6 months ago

                                                        surely a possibility, liverpool have lots of cover there now

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                                                      2. asquishypotato
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                                                        2 years, 6 months ago

                                                        people have been saying about that but I'd like to argue that Liverpool are so confident right now they can go to West Ham and win without Gerrard having to do any rash challenges, or take one for the team.

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                                                    • Buttster
                                                        2 years, 6 months ago

                                                        That's what I'm hoping, he plays, he scores he gets taken off after 65 mins, everyone's happy!

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                                                      • chriscosta
                                                          2 years, 6 months ago

                                                          quick question why are the kick-offs on the 12-13 (gameweek 34) 7 min different from a normal kick-off.

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                                                          1. Gnu
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                                                            2 years, 6 months ago

                                                            Think you may be mistaken?

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                                                            1. Gnu
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              2 years, 6 months ago

                                                              Sorry, I thought you meant deadline. Oops.

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                                                          2. Spineløss Weasæ…
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                                                            2 years, 6 months ago

                                                            Hillsborough

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                                                            1. chriscosta
                                                                2 years, 6 months ago

                                                                thanks jki

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