Suspensions

The Suspension Tightrope – Gameweek 33

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. Declan
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Now that's over, time to watch Barca

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      1. Optimus.
          2 years, 2 months ago

          Might make the switch myself

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          1. r0nh
              2 years, 2 months ago

              Come round to my house & watch it lads

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          2. DonTheSpecialOne
              2 years, 2 months ago

              Yep

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            • Yala - runs down the wing f…
                2 years, 2 months ago

                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.

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            • r0nh
                2 years, 2 months ago

                Why was Robben (the key player) totally unmarked on the half way line?

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              • DonTheSpecialOne
                  2 years, 2 months ago

                  Bring on Solskjaer

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                  1. Breadbin
                      2 years, 2 months ago

                      Or an alligator.

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                    • Woy of the Wovers
                        2 years, 2 months ago

                        Brighton fan?

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                        1. DonTheSpecialOne
                            2 years, 2 months ago

                            Leeds

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                            1. Woy of the Wovers
                                2 years, 2 months ago

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

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                        2. Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                          2 years, 2 months ago

                          Suarez would fit in perfectly at Atletico.

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                          1. The Old Man
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                            2 years, 2 months ago

                            and Liverpool.

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                          2. Obi Wan Elokobi
                              2 years, 2 months ago

                              Fits in perfectly at Liverpool

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                          3. Woy of the Wovers
                              2 years, 2 months ago

                              So Moyes still can't qualify for CL. Fact 😉

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                              1. Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                What?

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                                1. Woy of the Wovers
                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                    Thought it was fairly clear. He's never qualified.

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                                    1. Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                                      2 years, 2 months ago

                                      He can qualify though.

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                                      1. Woy of the Wovers
                                          2 years, 2 months ago

                                          How so?

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                                          1. Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                                            2 years, 2 months ago

                                            Through the league or by winning the Europa League.

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                                            1. xuwei
                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                Can I have my 2 seconds back?

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                                                1. Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                                                  2 years, 2 months ago

                                                  Yes.

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                                                  1. xuwei
                                                      2 years, 2 months ago

                                                      How so?

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                                                2. Woy of the Wovers
                                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                                    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.

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                                                    1. xuwei
                                                        2 years, 2 months ago

                                                        I thought I knew what you were saying until you explained it.

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                                                        1. Woy of the Wovers
                                                            2 years, 2 months ago

                                                            Those seconds are gone!!! Never coming back 😀

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                                          2. gers23
                                              2 years, 2 months ago

                                              If Chelsea get Athletico( if they win) would Courtouis be ineligible?

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                                              1. Messiah Hazard
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                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                Nope he is eligible in European Competition

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                                              2. Karlihno
                                                  2 years, 2 months ago

                                                  Nope

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                                              3. Parm
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                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                That runt Robben had to score didn't he.

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                                                1. Tony Warner Fan Club
                                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                                    Think there's a typo in that sentence.

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                                                    1. Parm
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                                                      2 years, 2 months ago

                                                      Unfortunately the site won't let me use the c word.

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                                                2. Kun Costa
                                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                                    Rooney is overated.... he wasted two good chances

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                                                  • Chu Young Ping Pong
                                                      2 years, 2 months ago

                                                      Evra is one of the worst left backs I've ever seen.

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                                                      1. Obi Wan Elokobi
                                                          2 years, 2 months ago

                                                          That honour goes to Paul Koncheskey

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                                                          1. Woy of the Wovers
                                                              2 years, 2 months ago

                                                              Hey!! I used to play left back occasionally.

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                                                              1. Obi Wan Elokobi
                                                                  2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                  It would still go to him

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                                                                  1. Woy of the Wovers
                                                                      2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                      I rate both better than me. Even in my prime.

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                                                                  2. The Old Man
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                                                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                    I played left back in the last match ever played (at least I think it was) at Highfield Road.

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                                                                    1. Woy of the Wovers
                                                                        2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                        You old

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                                                                  3. Karlihno
                                                                      2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                      Scored in a cup final 😉

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                                                                      1. Obi Wan Elokobi
                                                                          2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                          A cross :p

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                                                                      2. The Old Man
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                                                                        2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                        Yes hopefully he'll be one that we replace for next season.

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                                                                    • Breadbin
                                                                        2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                        You said that 2 minutes ago, it was ignored.

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                                                                        1. Chu Young Ping Pong
                                                                            2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                            Oh god. You're the most annoying poster on here.

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                                                                            1. Ginkapo
                                                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                Like ten thousands spoons

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                                                                          • Sheep
                                                                              2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                              Santos

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                                                                            • Villan
                                                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                Have you not seen Joe Bennett at the Villa??

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                                                                            • Hank da Silva
                                                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                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.

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                                                                                1. sinik #davesaves
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                                                                                  2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                  yeah all it took was a nonsense sending off to do it that time..

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                                                                                  1. Hank da Silva
                                                                                      2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                      It only added to the pleasure.

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                                                                                      1. sinik #davesaves
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                                                                                        2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                        yeah I get pleasure when the ref effectively hands me a win on away goals too 😉

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                                                                                2. sinik #davesaves
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                                                                                  2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                  Moyes you idiot, sub Rooney off..

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                                                                                3. Kun Costa
                                                                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                    Berca is not the same anymore....

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                                                                                  • Obi Wan Elokobi
                                                                                      2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                      Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm pretty certain Atletico will be without Courtois if they draw Chelsea

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                                                                                      1. Messiah Hazard
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                        You are wrong

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                                                                                        1. Obi Wan Elokobi
                                                                                            2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                            Did he not get cup tied?

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                                                                                            1. Messiah Hazard
                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                              2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                              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. Breadbin
                                                                                            2 years, 2 months ago

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

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                                                                                            1. Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                                                                                              2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                              Someone posted a link earlier. They can specify it, but Chelsea didn't. Fools.

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                                                                                          • Royal5
                                                                                              2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                              We had this discussion earlier. He can play.

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                                                                                            • Karlihno
                                                                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                You're wrong

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                                                                                            • r0nh
                                                                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                United's season over.

                                                                                                No good games left, just Everton maybe.

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                                                                                              • Kun Costa
                                                                                                  2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                  Wtf... howard clearly is a berca supporter... i can see him giving a pen to berca for no reason soon....

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                                                                                                • Sheep
                                                                                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                    Hilarious how some posters turn into world class managers when a team starts losing 😆

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                                                                                                    1. Obi Wan Elokobi
                                                                                                        2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                        Or the fact most are better than Moyes here

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                                                                                                        1. Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                                                                                                          2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                          I am better than Moyes.

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                                                                                                          1. Obi Wan Elokobi
                                                                                                              2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                              Debatable

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                                                                                                            • Wet Knee Houston
                                                                                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                at UFPL

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

                                                                                                                  At life.

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                                                                                                              • Sheep
                                                                                                                  2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                  Heres a small club and -£20m transfer budget. Turn them into a team capable of challenging for Europe.

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                                                                                                                  1. Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                                                                                                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                    Easy

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                                                                                                                  2. Athletico Timbo
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                                                                                                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                    What small club?

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                                                                                                            • Kun Costa
                                                                                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                You know what... i won champions league 5 consecutive years at fifa manager professional rating 😉

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                                                                                                              • sinik #davesaves
                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                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..

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                                                                                                              • Chris_Fàbregas #DOOS…
                                                                                                                  2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                  1. Chris_Fàbregas #DOOS…
                                                                                                                      2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                      Post fail 😳

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                                                                                                                • rozzo
                                                                                                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                    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.

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                                                                                                                    1. Kun Costa
                                                                                                                        2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                        He is playing with injury... taking injection... 😉

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                                                                                                                        1. rozzo
                                                                                                                            2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                            tonight maybe, what about his whole career?

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                                                                                                                            1. BigAndy+42...
                                                                                                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                I hear ya. Underperforms far too often...

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                                                                                                                        2. Wild Rover
                                                                                                                            2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                            Rooney scared to put his foot through it again

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                                                                                                                          • Kun Costa
                                                                                                                              2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                              So it is real, chelsea, bayern and athletico

                                                                                                                              I can see chelsea winning champions league... 😮

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                                                                                                                              1. Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                                                                                                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                Could do. But they're easily the worst team from that lot.

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                                                                                                                            • Woy of the Wovers
                                                                                                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                Back to the key question that everyone wants to know. Amalfitano or Ki?

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                                                                                                                                1. xuwei
                                                                                                                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                    I'll go with neither.

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                                                                                                                                    1. Woy of the Wovers
                                                                                                                                        2 years, 2 months ago

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

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                                                                                                                                  • Declan
                                                                                                                                      2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                      This site will be rocking on a thursday next season, Utd and Arsenal fans will be out in force. 😀

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

                                                                                                                                        Faith Declan pse

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                                                                                                                                      2. Messiah Hazard
                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                        2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                        Are United qualifying for Europa League?

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                                                                                                                                        1. Woy of the Wovers
                                                                                                                                            2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                            B

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                                                                                                                                        2. Wilshere Knowledge
                                                                                                                                            2 years, 2 months ago

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

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                                                                                                                                        3. Debauchy
                                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                          2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                          Well and considering MU's trials and ........... etc . Gotta give them credit for getting this far.

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                                                                                                                                          1. sinik #davesaves
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                                                                                                                                            2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                            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:

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                                                                                                                                            1. Debauchy
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                                                                                                                                              2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                              Dunno . But at least you guys getting a bit of a lift of late.

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                                                                                                                                        4. Kun Costa
                                                                                                                                            2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                            Athletico deserves it... well messi will not win ballon d or this year then... except argintina wins world cup

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                                                                                                                                            1. Debauchy
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                                                                                                                                              2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                              Hope so, money going on soon.

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                                                                                                                                          • LOCO ABREU
                                                                                                                                              2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                              Robben(c) and Koke finally a decent day

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                                                                                                                                            • Demelbrush
                                                                                                                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                                silva rising.

                                                                                                                                                Hazard > silva tonight?

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