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  1. How effective would mccoy be if he's playing behind an OL that lost 3 starters from last season.
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    aaah ok. You won't like a lot of soccer players then. 🤣
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    How? He donates all of his match fees to charity. He's never drawing attention to himself, he acts very mature for his age...kind of rare in the age of social media, when young people are way more self-obsessed. Maybe you've confused him for someone else?
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    Lol, i used to watch the sport religiously. From 1998 to 2011, basically through my teens and early 20s, until i graduated from college. Then i lost interest, didn't have as much free time, but i still watch big games in the World cup, euros, champions league, etc.
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    Nah, he's just a kid. We'll see how he good he becomes, but as of now, he's a [really talented] 19 year old with a lot to prove. Lots of players flash early, but only a few can have long, successful careers. Modric is a legitimate stud though. He's been around for a long time, but he's a real leader on the field. Won everything at club level with Real Madrid, and now carrying a small team like Croatia into the World Cup final, that's one hell of a legacy.
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    He's the best player in the world right now. Hardly ever makes a mistake. Deserves far more recognition than he's getting.
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    That was ******** heroic from croatia. Think about this: - Croatia were drawn in a harder group, no easy games. Had to beat Argentina to win the group, which they did. - Croatia played two back to back 120 minute games against Denmark and Russia. - England had the easiest group - all they had to do was beat lowly Panama and Tunisia, which they did quite comfortably. - England rested most of their starting lineup in their third group game against Belgium. They won their QF in regulation time. So England essentially, in terms of total minutes - had played almost a match and a half less than Croatia to get this far. I checked the odds yesterday, England were 8/13 to win. Everyone expected the well-rested team to win this game, and rightly so. But the extra rest didn't count for s---. Why? Because Croatia played their a** off, they played like their lives depended on it. They never panicked after going 0-1 down in the first 5 minutes. They were brave enough to leave more players up front; never afraid to concede another goal. They trusted their defense, they were confident in 1x1 situations. Their midfielders chased down every ball, every loose ball was kept inside and played forward. Goalkeeper looked like he had ice in his veins, never looked like making a mistake. The game went to extra time, but Croatia never stopped attacking. They didn't want this to go to penalties. They kept pushing. And they finally broke England. They also broke the cameraman's equipment after scoring the winning goal, but repaid him with a sloppy kiss. Amusing. Croatia are warriors, they are heroes. Whatever happens in the final, they earned the world's respect and they'll always be seen as heroes.
  8. Don't agree with the cowboys pick. I think they'll be competitive this year. Possibly 9-7 or most likely, 8-8. Dez bryant was a shadow of his former self. They've replaced him with Hurns and michael Gallup, which isn't inspiring on paper, but could work better than expected in real life. They're obviously a run-based offense, and their offensive line is as good as it gets - Zack martin, Tyrone smith, la'el collins, Frederick, all extended with years of collective experience (and continuity) behind them. Zeke will probably lead the league in rushing this year. Not a bad defense either, just outside the top 10 last year in post allowed per game and could improve further if Earl thomas arrives. My pick for a team that will be worse off this year is an easy one: Carolina panthers. They were nowhere near as good as their 11-5 record, caught so many lucky breaks in close games. Offensive line looks considerably worse without Andrew norwell leaving for jacksonville, not a lot of improvement outside of bringing a new WR for Cam in DJ Moore. On the defensive side, the secondary still sucks. A new offensive AND defensive coordinator, along with the return of some old farts on defense, suggest that this could be a transitional year. Tough schedule, with an bye week coming early in week 4.
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    France will win the tournament. Too many good players. Belgium doesn't defend well.
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    "Goaltender" ? 🙄 😀
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    Douglas costa should have started. Easily brazil's most threatening player.
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    Argentina got the lineup right, but i'm not convinced they beat France in the next round. That said, France have been mediocre so far. That's gonna be an ugly game. Last point of interest for me in the group stages is the England-Belgium game. The winner ends up on the Brazil/Germany side of the bracket. 2nd place will get Mexico/Switzerland side. This is where tanking becomes a wise option. 😀
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    Do you like this video gata: Sorry, couldn't resist.
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    If germany finishes 2nd and brazil wins the group, you have germany playing brazil in the round of 16.
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    Need coutinho to play well. If he does, they'll have a chance. Defense looks fine. I'd also like to see Firmino playing. They're a boring team, but they can go far in this tournament.
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