We have one player who got 2 weeks suspension, and he had his first match off this week, 2 out for the year with injuries, one more out for 3-4 weeks with appendicitis, and 3 overseas for holidays/weddings etc. Add in 1-2 each week that have to work and you get the picture.
They came close to a forfeit with us. Just got their 7th and 8th player turn up 10 minutes after kick-off was due. Their goalie was worth the wait though. He did a running commentary on his own performance. Each kick was loudly appraised, and each save. It pained the ref, but he had to eventually shut him up. It was all done in good spirits. I think he started getting a bit quieter when we got to about 6 - 0.