DScruggy729

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  1. DScruggy729

    International Football 2018-2019

    Definitely Man U for me. I’m also glad to see Richarlison back in form. If he keeps scoring €50M might make him a steal.
  2. DScruggy729

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    If Russia beats Croatia, England might actually back their way into a World Cup Final. Can’t think of a team in the past that had a road as easy as the English have gotten, but I’ll wait for dfwabel to pull something up. Harry Kane also seems a shoe-in for the Golden Boot (get it?, ok I’ll stop) despite half of his goals being penalties. I’m fine with Kane, but it’s a bit of a letdown for the tournament’s top scorer to be a cheeky penalty merchant as well.
  3. DScruggy729

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Those first half goals may be two of the worst I’ve seen... hopefully Croatia puts the Danes to bed in the second half.
  4. DScruggy729

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    CAVANI YOU BEAUTY
  5. DScruggy729

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    I think Pavard just scored the goal of the tournament so far. Of all the people to score it as well.
  6. DScruggy729

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Round of 16 Portugal 1, Uruguay 1 (4-2 PEN) France 2, Argentina 1 (AET) Brazil 2, Mexico 0 Belgium 3, Japan 0 Spain 1, Russia 0 Croatia 1, Denmark 0 Switzerland 0, Sweden 0 (5-3 PEN) England 2, Colombia 1 Quarterfinals France 0, Portugal 0 (4-3 PEN) Brazil 2, Belgium 1 Croatia 1, Spain 1 (5-4 PEN) England 2, Switzerland 0 Semi-Finalists Brazil 1, France 0 Croatia 1, England 0 (AET) Third Place France 3, England 2 Final Brazil 2, Croatia 1 Golden Ball: Luka Modric (CRO) Golden Boot: Romelu Lukaku (BEL) Golden Boy: Kylian Mbappé (FRA) Golden Glove: Alison (BRA)
  7. DScruggy729

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Hmph... no. Especially with some of Sampaoli’s lineup decisions. Argentina have several exciting talented youngsters, guys like Pavón and Lo Celso but are continually starting guys like Perez and Meza. None of the teams in their way have looked very impressive, but Argentina look vulnerable at the back, outclassed in midfield and surprisingly ineffective up front. I would be surprised if they knock off France.
  8. DScruggy729

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Ugh, it is going to be insufferable if Ronaldo wins the Golden Boot...
  9. DScruggy729

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    I feel like I’m in the minority here, but I actually was pulling for Panama. Damn Belgians, they’ll go out sooner or later. Roberto Martinez lead sides usually tend to start leaking goals sooner or later.
  10. DScruggy729

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Alexi Lalas is insufferable. These other FOX guys aren’t great but this dude sounds like the most arrogant moron.
  11. DScruggy729

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Leaving Leroy Sane at home looks even more idiotic now. Germany lack pace on the wings. Might wanna have a guy who hit double figures in goals & assists than a guy who has been sitting on PSG’s bench.
  12. DScruggy729

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    I like Croatia. Very few teams have a midfield that can match theirs, plus they have plenty of experience to go around. Only need to keep Lovren in line and they can make a deep run.
  13. DScruggy729

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Reminiscent of the headlines after the US-England game in 2010. But seriously, great for Iceland.
  14. DScruggy729

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Spain should have won that. First penalty was incredibly soft, De Gea channeled his inner Robbie Green/Loris Karius as he fumbled away that second one too. That FK was a damn beauty though. I hate Ronaldo, but he’s great and especially great at punishing others for their mistakes. As usual, Portugal were outplayed but they managed to scrap out a point.
  15. DScruggy729

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    It’s not like either of them had much of a chance beating Spain or Portugal... Speaking of, hopefully the aforementioned matchup makes up for all the lackluster contests so far.
  16. DScruggy729

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    A day late, but here are my picks, with some mild upsets included. Group A: Uruguay (9 pts) Egypt (4 pts) Russia (4 pts) Saudi Arabia (0 pts) Group B: Spain (9 pts) Portugal (6 pts) Morocco (1 pt) Iran (1 pt) Group C France (7 pts) Denmark (5 pts) Peru (4 pts) Australia (0 pts) Group D Croatia (5 pts) Argentina (5 pts) Iceland (2 pts) Nigeria (2 pts) Group E: Brazil (9 pts) Serbia (4 pts) Switzerland (2 pts) Costa Rica (1 pt) Group F: Germany (7 pts) Mexico (6 pts) Sweden (2 pts) South Korea (1 pt) Group G: Belgium (9 pts) England (4 pts) Panama (2 pts) Tunisia (1 pt) Group H: Poland (5 pts) Senegal (4 pts) Colombia (4 pts) Japan (1 pt) Knockout Rounds: Uruguay over Portugal (2-1) France over Argentina (4-2) Brazil over Mexico (3-0) Senegal over Belgium (3-2, AET) Spain over Egypt (3-0) Croatia over Denmark (2-1) Germany over Serbia (2-0) Poland over England (1–1, 4-2 PEN) Quarterfinals: France over Uruguay (1-0, AET) Brazil over Senegal (3-1) Spain over Croatia (2-1, AET) Germany over Poland (0-0, 5-3 PEN) Semifinals: Brazil over France (2–1, AET) Germany over Spain (1-0) Third Place: France over Spain (3-2) Final: Germany over Brazil (1-0 AET, Goretzka with a winner in the 108th minute) Golden Ball: Coutinho (BRA) Golden Boot: Thomas Müller (GER) Golden Glove: David de Gea (ESP) Best Young Player: Kylian Mbappe (FRA)
  17. DScruggy729

    International Football 2017-2018

    He’s been constantly linked with a move away for 2 seasons straight now... hopefully this decision kills off the rumors once and for all. Atletico signing Thomas Lemar probably helped sway him over as well. Good piece of business there.
  18. DScruggy729

    International Football 2017-2018

    It’ll be interesting to see if the big Prem clubs try to move for Wolves’ Ruben Neves, or Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham. Sessegnon’s goal tally is incredible for a fullback, nevermind one who is still a teenager. Really looking forward to being able to (hopefully) watch these two more in the Prem next year.
  19. DScruggy729

    International Football 2017-2018

    This move has “disaster” written all over it.
  20. DScruggy729

    International Football 2017-2018

    Well, Cardiff City got promoted from the Championship so it looks like you'll have a new team for next year. Swansea getting the boot was pretty predictable after they sold Siggurdson. They hardly stayed up even with him last season, and losing that offensive output made a relegation battle inevitable. Also, Shoutout to Levante for denying Barcelona a perfect season winning 5-4 despite a Coutinho hat trick.
  21. DScruggy729

    International Football 2017-2018

    As an Everton fan, I want Real Madrid to beat Liverpool in the most excruciating way possible*. *Because it’s not like Bayern is going to win, sports aren’t fun.
  22. DScruggy729

    International Football 2017-2018

    God I hate Liverpool. This is going to be insufferable.
  23. DScruggy729

    International Football 2017-2018

    Looks like the real final is going to be played a few weeks early. Go Bayern and Roma!!! Anybody but Real and Liverpool.
  24. DScruggy729

    International Football 2017-2018

    I know hindsight is 20/20 but I'm not surprised Barcelona went out to Roma... Roma played very well in the first leg, they just got unlucky with the two own goals and a good penalty appeal was denied. They've also played well and held their own against bigger foes earlier in the competition (they beat Chelsea 3-0 and drew away 3-3 in the group stage) I didn't think they could come back down from 3-0 but Barcelona has had this coming all season, their luck was bound to run out at some point. Now, fingers crossed for a Liverpool-Roma semifinal. What a fun matchup that would be.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup Kits

    Looks like somebody forgot to put a dot at the bottom of that question mark.