Suspensions

The Suspension Tightrope – Gameweek 34

Five players approached last weekend’s Tightrope deadline in the knowledge that one more caution would earn them a two-match ban. Whilst four successfully navigated their matches, Sunderland’s Phil Bardsley was unable to remain in the referee’s good books and picked up a yellow card during Saturday’s home loss to Everton:

Frustratingly for Bardsley’s owners, he misses the second match of double Gameweek 34 – as this is away to City tomorrow night, however, that may not be too much of a bad thing. The Black Cats full-back will also sit out next weekend’s trip to Chelsea before returning in time for the Gameweek 36 home showdown with fellow strugglers Cardiff.

Elsewhere, Jordan Henderson is bracing himself for a three-match suspension after being dismissed for violent conduct in Sunday’s win over City. While all eyes were on Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard as he looked to avoid his tenth caution of the campaign, Henderson’s challenge on Samir Nasri ensures he will miss upcoming games against Norwich, Chelsea and Crystal Palace, before returning in time to face Newcastle on the final day of the season. Given he’s the only outfield play to start every game for Brendan Rodgers’ title-challengers, Henderson’s loss may prove crucial in the run-in, with Joe Allen or Lucas dropping into the central midfield in his absence.

Swansea City’s Chico Flores is also set for a stint on the sidelines. The centre-half was sent packing after receiving a pair of yellows in quick succession during Sunday’s home loss to Chelsea, and as this was his second dismissal of the season, he now misses the next two matches – vital clashes against out-of-sorts Newcastle and Villa.

Arsenal’s Mathieu Flamini serves the second of a two-match suspension this evening after picking up his tenth caution last week. The Frenchman has also sat out Saturday’s cup clash with Wigan and will skip the visit of West Ham before returning to the fold for next week’s trip to Hull.

The Suspension Tightrope deadline has now been extended until the end of the season, with players now needing to accumulate 15 yellows in order to trigger another ban. Four central midfielders – Steven Gerrard, Gareth Barry, Cheick Tiote and Ramires – are joined by Manchester City’s Pablo Zabaleta on nine cautions, after the Argentine earned a yellow in Sunday’s defeat at Anfield.

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  1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Kosc back then............hmmm this changes things

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

          Top4Arse may have been right all along. On one thing.

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          1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
              2 years, 2 months ago

              😯

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        • Woy of the Wovers
            2 years, 2 months ago

            How do we get the last page back? It was FFS at its best.

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          • wedgec
              2 years, 2 months ago

              Am I the only person who has kept hold of Hazard?

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              1. Pug Life
                  2 years, 2 months ago

                  Enjoy his no-show next week.

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                • parkerdip
                    2 years, 2 months ago

                    no 29% still have him

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                  • Woy of the Wovers
                      2 years, 2 months ago

                      Don't worry. I held on to Ramsey for around 5 weeks before selling on Jan WC. Lonely planet.

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                    • wedgec
                        2 years, 2 months ago

                        I'm thinking I can go with Silva Eriksen Sterling if Hazard don't play, instead of taking -4.

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                    • Chu Young Ping Pong
                        2 years, 2 months ago

                        Well, I read that GOT spoiler on the previous page. Fecking hell. FECK YOU

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                        1. BeachBadger
                            2 years, 2 months ago

                            Yep same. damn.

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                        2. The Sarjeant
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                          2 years, 2 months ago

                          I'd love a West Ham clean sheet tonight. Especially after deciding to play Adrian over Marshall. I thought Southampton would score 100%!

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                          1. BoomBoomShacktheroom
                              2 years, 2 months ago

                              No chance. 1-1 draw.

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                          2. Breadbin
                              2 years, 2 months ago

                              Dear Vilow87,

                              I am going to bite you in the leg until it is severed. You will have a prosthetic leg forever.

                              Let that be a warning to other GOT spoilers.

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                            • EWH2020
                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                Current front 7. Am I right to transfer Hazard to Gerrard for -4pt? Next week I'll have enough for Barkley to Mata.

                                Hazard, Silva, Erikson, Puncheon, Barkley

                                Aguero, Lukaku, Suarez

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                                1. Debauchy
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                                  2 years, 2 months ago

                                  Would'nt for a - 4 . Nasri if only 2 MC ?

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                              • BoomBoomShacktheroom
                                  2 years, 2 months ago

                                  Who is everyone taking out Yaya for then? (I have silva and Aguero already) thinking about getting mata or Nasri? Who is everyone getting?

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                                • Granville
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                                  2 years, 2 months ago

                                  I'm getting totally pissed off with wise guys coming on and blatantly posting up spoilers of Game of Thrones.

                                  We can only regard this as provocation. Please read the T&C's.

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                                  1. SUPERMAN
                                      2 years, 2 months ago

                                      I did flag it but perhaps wasn't quick enough :(

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                                      1. Granville
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                                        2 years, 2 months ago

                                        The proper etiquette would be to ask around first and at least give it a few days

                                        The episode has only just been aired and it's been ruined for me and for several others.

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                                        1. Giggs Boson
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                                          2 years, 2 months ago

                                          It's been ruined for me by some git on Facebook.

                                          RIP Arya

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                                          1. Giggs Boson
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                                            2 years, 2 months ago

                                            She's the girl on Facebook that ruined it.

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                                            1. Athletico Timbo
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                                              2 years, 2 months ago

                                              You had me worried then 😀 I've watched all of then and still don't know half the sodding names.

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                                          2. Poseidon. Not arrogant, jus…
                                              2 years, 2 months ago

                                              Chokeslammed to death by The Undertaker. Who saw that coming?

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                                          3. Granville
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                                            2 years, 2 months ago

                                            Cheers for flagging it up Superman. It's difficult to keep on top of it.

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                                        2. Athletico Timbo
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                                          2 years, 2 months ago

                                          Nice one for flagging it btw.

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                                      2. Breadbin
                                          2 years, 2 months ago

                                          Damn him. I'll be caught up tonight and now the undoubted best part is ruined.

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                                        • Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                            2 years, 2 months ago

                                            aye, i feel the same way about ppl comin and tellin the F1 result or similar

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                                            1. Breadbin
                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                Need a bite?

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                                            2. Beavis
                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                Flagged one of the guys yesterday. Thankfully AB deleted it straight away and I had already watched the episode.

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                                                1. Granville
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                                                  2 years, 2 months ago

                                                  Yes cheers for that. Damage limitation.

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                                              • Evs
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                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                Is this Game of Thrones any good then ?

                                                Not seen an episode ?

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                                                1. Damo.
                                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                                    Eastenders meets The Hobbit.

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

                                                        Hobbit film or hobbit book?

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                                                    2. Giggs Boson
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                                                      2 years, 2 months ago

                                                      Yes, don't even hesitate. Be patient with #1 though.

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                                                    3. BeachBadger
                                                        2 years, 2 months ago

                                                        I enjoy it Evs but be warned it's a bit of a slow burner at first getting to know all the characters and may seem a bit dull if youre not into the sword swinging thing. But it gathers pace after that and doesnt let up.

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                                                      • Chu Young Ping Pong
                                                          2 years, 2 months ago

                                                          A lot of sex and naked women. What's not to like??

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                                                      • Sporting ABG
                                                          2 years, 2 months ago

                                                          You are joking, right?

                                                          Which T&C covers spoilers?

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

                                                              Harassment, Game of Thrones spoilers, defamatory remarks, abuse, threatening behaviour, harmful, obscene, sexually oriented, homophobic, racially offensive or any objectionable material, will not be tolerated.

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                                                              1. Granville
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                                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                That's right. :)

                                                                But seriously, it's considered as antisocial behaviour, trolling etc.. It's designed to provoke, nothing else.

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                                                                1. Sporting ABG
                                                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                    So does this apply to all TV shows or just one you like?

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                                                                    1. Granville
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                                                                      2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                      It applies when people report abuse.

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                                                              2. BeachBadger
                                                                  2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                  He's saying blatantly posting spoilers is just provocation. But then again, some of our antics could be seen as that too but at least we usually have some element of fun in it or at least some banter. This is just needlessly being mean and not like banter where you can just shrug it off. Needlessly spoils something.

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                                                            • Jafooli
                                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                I'm about to watch the news. No spoilers please.

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                                                                1. SUPERMAN
                                                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                    Pistorious was found guilty 😉

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                                                                  • Poseidon. Not arrogant, jus…
                                                                      2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                      WAR IN UKRAINE AND THE GIRL FROM BGT GOT BULLIED ONCE

                                                                      Have it

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                                                                  • Evs
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                                                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                    Fill in the gap...

                                                                    I am selling Yaya for ___________

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                                                                    1. BoomBoomShacktheroom
                                                                        2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                        Nasri...

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                                                                      • SUPERMAN
                                                                          2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                          Mata

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                                                                          1. HVT - Solo me ARSE!
                                                                              2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                              That's lallana > Mata.

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                                                                              1. HVT - Solo me ARSE!
                                                                                  2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                  Gw36 and I still have a big if on Rooney / Rvp participation in games ,
                                                                                  There seems to be a negative correlation.

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                                                                            • Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                silva

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                                                                              • HVT - Solo me ARSE!
                                                                                  2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                  Silva
                                                                                  Nasir
                                                                                  Eriksen

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                                                                                • Debauchy
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                                                                                  2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                  Nasri

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                                                                                • Jafooli
                                                                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                    10.2m

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                                                                                    1. Evs
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                                                                                      2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                      Clever 😉

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                                                                                  • BoomBoomShacktheroom
                                                                                      2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                      Gonna get mata after Everton to see what's happening.

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                                                                                      1. Evs
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                                                                                        2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                        I may do the same.

                                                                                        I think Ill get Eriksen this week, mata next...

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                                                                                        1. BoomBoomShacktheroom
                                                                                            2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                            Yea exactly looking to do Mutch -> Mata next week. And then also consider Uniteds strike force too.

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                                                                                      2. Deulo10
                                                                                          2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                          Gerrard or Mata

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                                                                                        • La Roja
                                                                                            2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                            Stevie G

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                                                                                            1. Evs
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                                                                                              2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                              What's your current mf ?

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                                                                                              1. La Roja
                                                                                                  2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                  Silva Gerard Nasri Lallana

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                                                                                            2. Darv
                                                                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                Nasri or Mata

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                                                                                              • applebonkers
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                                                                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                eskin

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                                                                                              • Athletico Timbo
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                                                                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                Magic beans

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                                                                                              • TF-Mane Garincha & Pele
                                                                                                  2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                  evs:im thinking either gerrard os nasri. i see u already have silva, who do u think u'll go for?
                                                                                                  there's also salah and eriksen to consider hihly.

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                                                                                                  1. Evs
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                                                                                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                    Erisken v fulham I think

                                                                                                    Following week Mata for Snoddy or Mirallas.

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                                                                                                    1. TF-Mane Garincha & Pele
                                                                                                        2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                        agreed.seems good alternative to play it gw by gw. but gerrards also has favorable gw w/ nor away, where pool willbe pressing full on, so high chances of pen :)...tough call.

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                                                                                                • Damo.
                                                                                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                    Hope Ramsey comes on for a 1pter. No way my fellow red ML rival deserves Sterling's pts after benching him.

                                                                                                    Half pts for subs ftw. (I've benefited from it too)

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                                                                                                    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                                                                                        2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                        id be surprised if he didnt come on for 10 mins at least

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                                                                                                        1. HVT - Solo me ARSE!
                                                                                                            2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                            Is Ramsey on bench

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

                                                                                                          Is anyone else looking at fixtures and their team and thinking/contemplating taking a hit or two each week in the next couple at least ? Hate doing at this stage of season, but it does look rewarding....

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                                                                                                          1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                                                                                              2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                              ill prob be takin a hit every week now, since the fixtures dont really produce a settled pattern

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                                                                                                            • RoysCallerAnne
                                                                                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                Yes, me
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                                                                                                                DGW37 master plan. GW35 (2 FTs), GW36 (-4), GW37 (-4)

                                                                                                                Mannone*
                                                                                                                Evans*, Gibbs, Cahill
                                                                                                                Mata*, Silva*, Nasri*, Huddlestone*
                                                                                                                RVP*, Aguero*, Suarez.

                                                                                                                (Adrian, Flannagan, Ward, Puncheon)

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                                                                                                              • Debauchy
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                                                                                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                Yip , same. 75 ahead in ML but wth wanna go for better OR. and bit of "excitement"

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

                                                                                                                    I am neck and neck, but have a better set up for tomorrow night. Still, need to do what's right... :)

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                                                                                                              • Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                                                                                                  2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                  @beavis .......... im holdin lalana now for one last hoorah

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                                                                                                                • Baa
                                                                                                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                    There is a post of new-ness
                                                                                                                    http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/7159924

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                                                                                                                  • EWH2020
                                                                                                                      2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                      A) Hazard to Gerrard for -4pt hit.
                                                                                                                      B) Bench Hazard instead

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                                                                                                                    • Dušan Citizen
                                                                                                                        2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                        What to do now? 1FT Anyone to help me :3

                                                                                                                        A) Yaya to Eriksen

                                                                                                                        B) Yaya and Mutch to Eriksen and Mata

                                                                                                                        C) Yaya and Distin to Eriksen and Sagna

                                                                                                                        I will bring all of them,but I dont know what to do first xD

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                                                                                                                      • DelPuich
                                                                                                                          2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                          ARSENAL has the 11h highest average salary of every sports team in the world which

                                                                                                                          is led by man city

                                                                                                                          where are all the arsenal fans that continuously use that new stadium excuse???

                                                                                                                          it was built 10 years ago how much could it have cost, 400 billion??

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                                                                                                                        • Maddocio
                                                                                                                            2 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                            Giroud must have the lowest pain threshold of any player in the league given the number of times he whines like he has a serious injury but is ok a minute later

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