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

    • 6 months, 14 days ago
    1. Might make the switch myself

      • 6 months, 14 days ago
      1. Come round to my house & watch it lads

        • 6 months, 14 days 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.

      • 6 months, 14 days ago
  2. Why was Robben (the key player) totally unmarked on the half way line?

    • 6 months, 14 days ago
  3. Bring on Solskjaer

    • 6 months, 14 days ago
    1. Or an alligator.

      • 6 months, 14 days ago
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        • 6 months, 14 days ago
        1. Sorry for asking but you guys are in the Championship? Problem with Cardiff is that they have money. Luckily, they have Solskjaer :D

          • 6 months, 14 days ago
  4. Suarez would fit in perfectly at Atletico.

    • 6 months, 14 days ago
    1. and Liverpool.

      • 6 months, 14 days ago
    2. Fits in perfectly at Liverpool

      • 6 months, 14 days ago
  5. So Moyes still can't qualify for CL. Fact ;)

    • 6 months, 14 days ago
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      1. Thought it was fairly clear. He's never qualified.

        • 6 months, 14 days ago
        1. He can qualify though.

          • 6 months, 14 days ago
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            1. Through the league or by winning the Europa League.

              • 6 months, 14 days ago
              1. Can I have my 2 seconds back?

                • 6 months, 14 days ago
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                  1. How so?

                    • 6 months, 14 days 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.

                • 6 months, 14 days ago
                1. I thought I knew what you were saying until you explained it.

                  • 6 months, 14 days ago
                  1. Those seconds are gone!!! Never coming back :D

                    • 6 months, 14 days ago
  6. If Chelsea get Athletico( if they win) would Courtouis be ineligible?

    • 6 months, 14 days ago
    1. Nope he is eligible in European Competition

      • 6 months, 14 days ago
    2. Nope

      • 6 months, 14 days ago
  7. That runt Robben had to score didn't he.

    • 6 months, 14 days ago
    1. Think there's a typo in that sentence.

      • 6 months, 14 days ago
      1. Unfortunately the site won't let me use the c word.

        • 6 months, 14 days ago
  8. Rooney is overated.... he wasted two good chances

    • 6 months, 14 days ago
  9. Evra is one of the worst left backs I've ever seen.

    • 6 months, 14 days ago
    1. That honour goes to Paul Koncheskey

      • 6 months, 14 days ago
      1. Hey!! I used to play left back occasionally.

        • 6 months, 14 days ago
        1. It would still go to him

          • 6 months, 14 days ago
          1. I rate both better than me. Even in my prime.

            • 6 months, 14 days ago
        2. I played left back in the last match ever played (at least I think it was) at Highfield Road.

          • 6 months, 14 days ago
            • 6 months, 14 days ago
      2. Scored in a cup final ;)

        • 6 months, 14 days ago
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      3. Yes hopefully he'll be one that we replace for next season.

        • 6 months, 14 days ago
    2. You said that 2 minutes ago, it was ignored.

      • 6 months, 14 days ago
      1. Oh god. You're the most annoying poster on here.

        • 6 months, 14 days ago
        1. Like ten thousands spoons

          • 6 months, 14 days ago
    3. Santos

      • 6 months, 14 days ago
    4. Have you not seen Joe Bennett at the Villa??

      • 6 months, 14 days 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.

    • 6 months, 14 days ago
    1. yeah all it took was a nonsense sending off to do it that time..

      • 6 months, 14 days ago
      1. It only added to the pleasure.

        • 6 months, 14 days ago
        1. yeah I get pleasure when the ref effectively hands me a win on away goals too ;)

          • 6 months, 14 days ago
  11. Moyes you idiot, sub Rooney off..

    • 6 months, 14 days ago
  12. Berca is not the same anymore....

    • 6 months, 14 days ago
  13. Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm pretty certain Atletico will be without Courtois if they draw Chelsea

    • 6 months, 14 days ago
    1. You are wrong

      • 6 months, 14 days ago
      1. Did he not get cup tied?

        • 6 months, 14 days 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.

          • 6 months, 14 days ago
    2. Unsure. I don't think you can specify those terms on a loan agreement for European games.

      • 6 months, 14 days ago
      1. Someone posted a link earlier. They can specify it, but Chelsea didn't. Fools.

        • 6 months, 14 days ago
    3. We had this discussion earlier. He can play.

      • 6 months, 14 days ago
    4. You're wrong

      • 6 months, 14 days ago
  14. United's season over.

    No good games left, just Everton maybe.

    • 6 months, 14 days ago
  15. Wtf... howard clearly is a berca supporter... i can see him giving a pen to berca for no reason soon....

    • 6 months, 14 days ago
  16. Hilarious how some posters turn into world class managers when a team starts losing :lol:

    • 6 months, 14 days ago
    1. Or the fact most are better than Moyes here

      • 6 months, 14 days ago
      1. I am better than Moyes.

        • 6 months, 14 days ago
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        1. at UFPL

          • 6 months, 14 days ago
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        2. Heres a small club and -£20m transfer budget. Turn them into a team capable of challenging for Europe.

          • 6 months, 14 days ago
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          1. What small club?

            • 6 months, 14 days ago
    2. You know what... i won champions league 5 consecutive years at fifa manager professional rating ;)

      • 6 months, 14 days 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..

      • 6 months, 14 days 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.

      • 6 months, 14 days ago
      1. Post fail :oops:

        • 6 months, 14 days 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.

    • 6 months, 14 days ago
    1. He is playing with injury... taking injection... ;)

      • 6 months, 14 days ago
      1. tonight maybe, what about his whole career?

        • 6 months, 14 days ago
        1. I hear ya. Underperforms far too often...

          • 6 months, 14 days ago
  18. Rooney scared to put his foot through it again

    • 6 months, 14 days ago
  19. So it is real, chelsea, bayern and athletico

    I can see chelsea winning champions league... :o

    • 6 months, 14 days ago
    1. Could do. But they're easily the worst team from that lot.

      • 6 months, 14 days ago
  20. Back to the key question that everyone wants to know. Amalfitano or Ki?

    • 6 months, 14 days ago
    1. I'll go with neither.

      • 6 months, 14 days ago
      1. Fair enough. I'll pass based on lack of interest. As it happens, Hazard transfer means I don't need the cash.

        • 6 months, 14 days ago
  21. This site will be rocking on a thursday next season, Utd and Arsenal fans will be out in force. :D

    • 6 months, 14 days ago
    1. Faith Declan pse

      • 6 months, 14 days ago
    2. Are United qualifying for Europa League?

      • 6 months, 14 days ago
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    3. Nonsense, we'll get our 4th place trophy! ;)

      • 6 months, 14 days ago
  22. Well and considering MU's trials and ........... etc . Gotta give them credit for getting this far.

    • 6 months, 14 days 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:

      • 6 months, 14 days ago
      1. Dunno . But at least you guys getting a bit of a lift of late.

        • 6 months, 14 days ago
  23. Athletico deserves it... well messi will not win ballon d or this year then... except argintina wins world cup

    • 6 months, 14 days ago
    1. Hope so, money going on soon.

      • 6 months, 14 days ago
  24. New Article Posted
  25. Robben(c) and Koke finally a decent day

    • 6 months, 14 days ago
  26. silva rising.

    Hazard > silva tonight?

    • 6 months, 14 days ago

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No Change Di María MUN A, VsX
Up Sánchez ARS A, Vs, Rest
Down Sigurdsson SWA B, VsX
No Change Fábregas CHE A, VsX
Up Chadli TOT B, Inj
Up Downing WHM B, Vs, £
Up Eriksen TOT A, Vs
Up Hazard CHE B, VsX
Up Mane SOT B, Vs
Up Henderson LIV B, Vs
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No Change Puncheon CPL B
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Up Falcao MUN B, VsX
Up Sakho WHM A, Vs, £
Up Berahino WBA A, £
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Up Naismith EVE B, Vs, £
No Change Bony SWA B, VsX
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The Suspension Tightrope

Player Team YC
Bardsley STO 4
Reid WHM 4
Diego Costa CHE 3
Fábregas CHE 3
Barry EVE 3
Naismith EVE 3
Robertson HUL 3
Moore LEI 3
Moreno LIV 3
Fernandinho MCI 3
Y Touré MCI 3
Dunne QPR 3
Henry QPR 3
Pellè SOT 3
Schneiderlin SOT 3
Mame Biram Diouf STO 3
Cattermole SUN 3
Dorrans WBA 3
Gardner WBA 3

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