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DOPS have released details of their latest rulings in respect of MKL players.

Matt Nickerson receives a 2 match suspension for cross checking in the Fife Flyers match, having initially been assessed as a double minor.

Francis Verrault-Paul receives a 4 match suspension for checking to the head and fighting in the Dundee Stars match.

Nickerson will miss the next two home games against Coventry Blaze and Challenge Cup opponents Nottingham Panthers.
FVP will miss the above games as well as our trip to Blaze on the 23rd and home against Flames on Boxing Day.

Looks like Kyle Essery will be back in defence!
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And having seen the videos, you can't really argue with the DOPS decisions.

The Nickerson one especially was just pointless.
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2 contenders to not finish the season with us.
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I tend to agree, FVP especially. He's so frustrating. Such a quality player, but there's no point having sitting in the stands for games on end. §
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Hate to say it but Nickerson is a liability now.

FVP too. He’s quality, but that’s negated by him sitting important games. He’s not THAT ‘quality’. I’d take a centre that puts up 2/3 of his points but stays out of the box/trouble.

Reckon we can write off any possibility of beating Nottingham at home now. Taking on the best team in the league is tough enough without being under strength. I’d gas them both now and save the money for 2 semi-decent import defenders when the suspensions expire.

Sad to say but for all the doom and gloom ‘down the road’ at Guildford in the close-season, they may have recruited more cannily than us!
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Hate to say it but Nickerson is a liability now.

FVP too. He’s quality, but that’s negated by him sitting important games. He’s not THAT ‘quality’. I’d take a centre that puts up 2/3 of his points but stays out of the box/trouble.

Reckon we can write off any possibility of beating Nottingham at home now. Taking on the best team in the league is tough enough without being under strength. I’d gas them both now and save the money for 2 semi-decent import defenders when the suspensions expire.

Sad to say but for all the doom and gloom ‘down the road’ at Guildford in the close-season, they may have recruited more cannily than us!
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Thought the coach to Nottingham was optimistic, especially with the requirement to book before the first leg is even played ! A tandem will probably be big enough now, with this news !

Time for a shake up now I reckon, the defence needs to be strengthened, you can't win games away conceding goals like we do. A lot of this is down to stupid pens caused by indiscipline, and a lack of physical presence, that results in players trying to get tough, and just ending up in the bin (skip). We need to be able to go away and score 2-3 goals and have a chance of at least a point, the current mix of players can't do this.

We have had some greats wins at home, but confidence seems to be ebbing away now, and this needs to be addressed urgently, before crowds start to dip.
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Is anyone really surprised? It was always just a matter of time with these two?
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I wouldn't mind if him gooning it up actually changed the flow of the game or gee'd the team up. I've yet to see him fight and win against any of the tougher guys in the league. But what led to this ban was just stupid.
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