April
09

The Suspension Tightrope – Gameweek 33

Filed under: Suspensions - Posted by: Paul

There’s just one more round of matches to go before those players sitting on the Suspension Tightrope can breathe a little easier. The deadline is the second Sunday of April (this coming weekend) and, if the quintet currently holding nine yellow cards apiece can avoid another caution by that date, the limit is extended to 15 bookings until the end of the season.

Arsenal’s Mathieu Flamini was the latest player to topple off the Tightrope, after earning his tenth caution of the campaign in the 3-0 defeat at Goodison. Flamini misses this weekend’s FA Cup semi-final showdown with Wigan and Tuesday evening’s Gameweek 34 home fixture against West Ham and will be available for selection for the Gameweek 35 trip to Hull.

The Frenchman is the only player currently serving a suspension in the Premier League, after Ramires completed a three-match ban last Saturday. Chelsea’s midfield battler still has cause for concern, though, as he is one of the five players under threat of an automatic two-match suspension should be earn a yellow against Swansea this weekend. Steven Gerrard has to avoid a booking in Liverpool’s crunch encounter with City at Anfield to steer clear of trouble, whilst Cheick Tiote (a new entry, thanks to his caution in Saturday’s home humiliation at the hands of United), Phil Bardsley and Gareth Barry also need to be on their best behaviour.

This is particularly critical to those eyeing up the latter two for their respective pair of fixtures next week. If either Bardsley or Barry is cautioned during Sunderland’s home game with Everton on Saturday, they would miss the second match of their double Gameweek 34, where the Black Cats make their way to the Etihad and the Toffees host Crystal Palace at Goodison.

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  1. Now that's over, time to watch Barca

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Might make the switch myself

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Come round to my house & watch it lads

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
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    2. Barca being totally outplayed by Athletico, they hit the bar/post 4 or 5 times, Howard Webb is the Barca 12th Man though. Travesty if Barca go on to win this.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  2. Why was Robben (the key player) totally unmarked on the half way line?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  3. Bring on Solskjaer

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Or an alligator.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    2. Brighton fan?

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
        • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. Sorry for asking but you guys are in the Championship? Problem with Cardiff is that they have money. Luckily, they have Solskjaer 😀

          • 1 year, 1 month ago
  4. Suarez would fit in perfectly at Atletico.

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. and Liverpool.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    2. Fits in perfectly at Liverpool

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  5. So Moyes still can't qualify for CL. Fact 😉

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
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      1. Thought it was fairly clear. He's never qualified.

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. He can qualify though.

          • 1 year, 1 month ago
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            1. Through the league or by winning the Europa League.

              • 1 year, 1 month ago
              1. Can I have my 2 seconds back?

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                  1. How so?

                    • 1 year, 1 month ago
              2. Ok. I was expressing a view on his ability rather than mathematical possibility. In terms of probabilities, I would say more chance through league and qualifiers next season. But suspect he'll be out by the end of the year.

                • 1 year, 1 month ago
                1. I thought I knew what you were saying until you explained it.

                  • 1 year, 1 month ago
                  1. Those seconds are gone!!! Never coming back 😀

                    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  6. If Chelsea get Athletico( if they win) would Courtouis be ineligible?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Nope he is eligible in European Competition

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    2. Nope

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  7. That runt Robben had to score didn't he.

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Think there's a typo in that sentence.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Unfortunately the site won't let me use the c word.

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
  8. Rooney is overated.... he wasted two good chances

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  9. Evra is one of the worst left backs I've ever seen.

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. That honour goes to Paul Koncheskey

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Hey!! I used to play left back occasionally.

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. It would still go to him

          • 1 year, 1 month ago
          1. I rate both better than me. Even in my prime.

            • 1 year, 1 month ago
        2. I played left back in the last match ever played (at least I think it was) at Highfield Road.

          • 1 year, 1 month ago
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      2. Scored in a cup final 😉

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. A cross :p

          • 1 year, 1 month ago
      3. Yes hopefully he'll be one that we replace for next season.

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
    2. You said that 2 minutes ago, it was ignored.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Oh god. You're the most annoying poster on here.

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. Like ten thousands spoons

          • 1 year, 1 month ago
    3. Santos

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    4. Have you not seen Joe Bennett at the Villa??

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  10. Here I was thinking knocking this United out wouldn't be half as satisfying as it was against Ferguson in 2010. But no, still feels good.

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. yeah all it took was a nonsense sending off to do it that time..

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. It only added to the pleasure.

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. yeah I get pleasure when the ref effectively hands me a win on away goals too 😉

          • 1 year, 1 month ago
  11. Moyes you idiot, sub Rooney off..

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  12. Berca is not the same anymore....

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  13. Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm pretty certain Atletico will be without Courtois if they draw Chelsea

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. You are wrong

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Did he not get cup tied?

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. He is not playing for Chelsea in that match. So he is not cup tied. And loan agreement between Chelsea and Athletico doesn't make him ineligible.

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    2. Unsure. I don't think you can specify those terms on a loan agreement for European games.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Someone posted a link earlier. They can specify it, but Chelsea didn't. Fools.

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
    3. We had this discussion earlier. He can play.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    4. You're wrong

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  14. United's season over.

    No good games left, just Everton maybe.

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  15. Wtf... howard clearly is a berca supporter... i can see him giving a pen to berca for no reason soon....

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  16. Hilarious how some posters turn into world class managers when a team starts losing 😆

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Or the fact most are better than Moyes here

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. I am better than Moyes.

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
          • 1 year, 1 month ago
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          1. At life.

            • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. Heres a small club and -£20m transfer budget. Turn them into a team capable of challenging for Europe.

          • 1 year, 1 month ago
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          1. What small club?

            • 1 year, 1 month ago
    2. You know what... i won champions league 5 consecutive years at fifa manager professional rating 😉

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    3. if this is partially directed at me, it's clear that Rooney isn't 100%, why put him through 90 minutes and then shift him to center mid when we can make a sub to fix the situation..

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    4. A valiant effort from United and it looked like it was on course, but they took their eyes off the prize after their goal went in, and were punished for it.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Post fail 😳

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
  17. I might sound like a troll here and get shot down but this is why I don't class Rooney as truly world class for either United or England. He can certainly score well against the likes of Norwich, Villa or Poland but against the very big boys he rarely produces.

    Just my opinion, some stats out there might prove me wrong but every big time match I watch he is anonymous.

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. He is playing with injury... taking injection... 😉

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. tonight maybe, what about his whole career?

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. I hear ya. Underperforms far too often...

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  18. Rooney scared to put his foot through it again

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  19. So it is real, chelsea, bayern and athletico

    I can see chelsea winning champions league... 😮

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Could do. But they're easily the worst team from that lot.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  20. Back to the key question that everyone wants to know. Amalfitano or Ki?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. I'll go with neither.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Fair enough. I'll pass based on lack of interest. As it happens, Hazard transfer means I don't need the cash.

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
  21. This site will be rocking on a thursday next season, Utd and Arsenal fans will be out in force. 😀

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Faith Declan pse

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    2. Are United qualifying for Europa League?

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    3. Nonsense, we'll get our 4th place trophy! 😉

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  22. Well and considering MU's trials and ........... etc . Gotta give them credit for getting this far.

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. a little 2nd half defensive resolve similar to that of the first half and the first leg and we would be through to the semis...

      to likely do it all over again :roll:

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Dunno . But at least you guys getting a bit of a lift of late.

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
  23. Athletico deserves it... well messi will not win ballon d or this year then... except argintina wins world cup

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Hope so, money going on soon.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  24. New Article Posted
  25. Robben(c) and Koke finally a decent day

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  26. silva rising.

    Hazard > silva tonight?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 38

  • Schmeichel
  • Terry
  • Ivanovic
  • Coleman
  • Young
  • Silva
  • Bolasie
  • Walcott
  • Aguero
  • Ulloa
  • Lukaku
  • Vlaar
  • Mahrez
  • Benteke

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Goalkeepers

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Player Club Factors
No Change Ospina ARS B, Vs, Rest, £
No Change Schmeichel LEI A, Vs, £
No Change Pantilimon SUN C, VsX, £
No Change Howard EVE B
No Change Adrián WHM B
Down Harper HUL B, VsX, £
Up Myhill WBA A, VsX, £
Up Krul NEW C, £

Defenders

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Player Club Factors
No Change Koscielny ARS B, Vs
No Change Morgan LEI A, Vs, £
Up Kolarov MCI B, Rest, £
Down Ivanovic CHE C, Vs
No Change Cresswell WHM B
Up Smalling MUN B, Vs
No Change Coleman EVE B
No Change Van Aanholt SUN B, VsX, £
Up Vlaar AVL C, Vs, £
Down Skrtel LIV C

Midfielders

Last updated: 19 May, 2015 8:12am
Player Club Factors
No Change Sánchez ARS B, Vs
Up Silva MCI A
Down Hazard CHE C, Vs
No Change Ramsey ARS B, Vs
Up Bolasie CPL B
No Change Albrighton LEI B, Vs, £
No Change Grealish AVL C, Vs, £
Up Mata MUN B, Vs
Up Sigurdsson SWA B
Up Mirallas EVE B, Rest
Up Sissoko NEW C, Inj
Down Coutinho LIV C

Forwards

Last updated: 19 May, 2015 8:12am
Player Club Factors
Up Aguero MCI A
Up Lukaku EVE B
No Change Benteke AVL B, Vs
Up Murray CPL B, £
Up Gomis SWA B, Inj
Up Ulloa LEI B, Vs, Rest, £
Up Pellè SOT B
No Change NDoye HUL B, VsX, £
Down Giroud ARS C, Vs
Up Ayoze Pérez NEW B, Inj

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A, B, C Current Form
Vs Favourable Fixtures
VsX Unfavourable Fixtures
Rest Rotation Risk
Inj Injured/Returning from Injury
OoP Out of Position
£ Potential Bargain
Sus Suspended/Near Suspension

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