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jessicafischerqueen
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BOBBY FISCHER 1943-2008
Robert James Fischer

<All I want to do, ever, is just play <<<chess>>>>

Given to the world at age 17- Leipzig Olympiad:

Fischer vs Tal, 1960

White to play--


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<Here lies one whose name was writ in <<<chess>>>>

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<Fischer Biography> by Kingscrusher:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNy...

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BOBBY FISCHER <PHOTOS>

PHOTOS OF YOUNG BOBBY IN THE PHILLIPINES, 1967
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_li...

YOUNG AND CLEAN CUT, SON!

http://smg.photobucket.com/user/mar...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...

HUNDREDS OF BOBBY PHOTOS-

http://www.echecs-photos.be/BobbyFi...

<Bobby's> FINAL RESTING PLACE

1. The church: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...

2. The grave and headstone:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...

3. Bobby Fischer Memorial Desk and Photograph:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...

BOBBY FISCHER in LIFE MAGAZINE

http://images.google.com/images?q=B...

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BOBBY FISCHER <MOVIES>

1. <Bobby Fischer: a Chess Biography>

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?p=E...

2. <Anything to Win- the Mad Genius of Bobby Fischer>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t094...

3.<Fischer-Spassky 1972>

http://kr.youtube.com/watch?v=9gO5C...

http://kr.youtube.com/watch?v=7c-zY...

http://kr.youtube.com/watch?v=DYLqe...

http://kr.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFlBf...

4. <Bobby Fischer Biography in pictures and music>

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...

5. <Dick Cavett Interview>

http://kr.youtube.com/watch?v=MPlXC...

6. <Actual film footage of Spassky Trapping Bobby's Bishop in Game One>

http://kr.youtube.com/watch?v=r6wsm...

7. <Bobby on "I've got a Secret">

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7Jc...

8. <CBC Interview of Bobby Fischer>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdA7...

9. <Amsterdam Hotel Press Conference>- FIDE president Max Euwe and Bobby announce the match at Reykjavik

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twPR...

10. <Dominic Lawson host as chess returns to BBC radio after half a century- Leonard Barden partnered Bobby Fischer in 1964>

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...

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BOBBY FISCHER <ARTICLES>

1. BOBBY FISCHER Sports Illustrated
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/va...

2. THE WONDER MATCH by Michael Paterniti
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/28/m...

3. BOOK REVIEW: "Russians v. Fischer" http://www.chessville.com/reviews/R...

4. YOUNG FISCHER- An Appraisal of His Chess Strength

by Eyal Segal Eyal chessforum (kibitz #4940)

5. CHECKMATE by Bobby Fischer (Capatal)
http://www.economics.harvard.edu/fa...

6. THE FBI HARRASSES BOBBY FISCHER!
http://nycitynewsservice.com/2008/1...

7. BOBBY FISCHER- ANALYSIS AND APPRAISAL OF MY FAVORITE 20 GAMES by Eyal Segal

(<Eyal Segal> is multiple winner of the CAISSAR AAWARD for <Best Analyst>, so be sure to click on all of the games links in this article in order to see Eyal's analysis of interesting points and highlights in each of the 20 Fischer brilliancies in this collection)

jessicafischerqueen chessforum

8. THE HOUNDING OF A CHESS LEGEND by Richard Wall http://www.lewrockwell.com/wall/wal...

9. BOBBY FISCHER 1943-2008 By Chandler http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/cha...

10. LIFE IS NOT A BOARD GAME by Peter Nicholas and http://www.academicchess.org/Focus/...

11. FISCHER-CASTRO, HAVANA 1966? NOT! by Michael http://www.kenilworthchessclub.org/....

12. BOBBY FISCHER'S LIFE
http://www.chessblog.com/2011/03/re...

13. THE MADNESS OF KING BOBBY by Rene Chun
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/prin...

14. THE BOBBY FISCHER DEFENSE by Garry Kasparov http://www.nybooks.com/articles/arc...

15. BOBBY FISCHER'S CHESS COLUMNS in "Boy's Life" http://chess-bookcase.blogspot.com/...

16. FISH TO FISCHER by Richard Fireman
http://history.chessdom.com/fish-to...

17. BOBBY FISCHER: HOW THE KING OF CHESS LOST HIS CROWN by Garry Kasparov http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/...

18. ANALYSING BY THE RIVERSIDE WITH BOBBY FISCHER by Svetozar Gligoric http://www.chessintranslation.com/2...

19. WHEN BOBBY FISCHER PLAYED CHESS LIKE MISCHA TAL By GM Lubomir Kavalek
http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

20. THE RUSSIANS HAVE FIXED WORLD CHESS by Bobby http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/va...

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BOBBY FISCHER <GAMES> annotated by

User: Kingscrusher!!!!

<KINGSCRUSHER on <<<FISCHER>>>, KINGSCRUSHER on <<<FISCHER>>>, over 100 video annotations!!!>

FULL PLAYLIST HERE: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...

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<FISCHER v TAL>

1.Candidates Tournament 1959:

Two games analyzed by Kingscrusher--
A)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihJP...

B)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRKY...

2. Bled 1961: by Canstein-- http://kr.youtube.com/watch?v=6cdU1...

3. Short Very Rare Film Clip-- Fischer and Tal at the chessboard: http://kr.youtube.com/watch?v=QWs4I...

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<Sean G Godley Analyzes Bobby Fischer masterpieces>

1. Fischer v Sherwin (1957) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8uR...

2. Fischer v Larsen (1958) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAFV...

3. Fischer v Geller (1961) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th-G...

4. Unzicker v Fischer (1962) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tw_...

5. Fischer v Fine (1963) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lnd9...

6. Robert Byrne v Fischer (1963) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brYQ...

7. Evans v Fischer (1965) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_5N...

8. Nikolic v Fischer (1968) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRwm...

9. Petrosian v Fischer (1970) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rKn...

10. Fischer v Addison (1970) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seaj...

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<BOBBY FISCHER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CYCLE>

1. Portoroz Interzonal (1958)

2. Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade Candidates (1959)

3. Stockholm Interzonal (1962)

4. Curacao Candidates (1962)

5. Sousse Interzonal (1967)

6. Palma de Mallorca Interzonal (1970)

7. Fischer - Taimanov Candidates Quarterfinal (1971)

8. Fischer - Larsen Candidates Semifinal (1971)

9. Fischer - Petrosian Candidates Final (1971)

10. Fischer - Spassky World Championship Match (1972)

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<FISCHER'S OTHER TOURNAMENTS/MATCHES>

<1956>

Third Rosenwald Trophy (1956)

Article about the 1956 Rosenwald Tournament and the "Game of the Century"

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

57th US Open (1956)

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<1957>

58th US Open (1957)

US Championship (1957/58)

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<1958>

Portoroz Interzonal (1958)

US Championship (1958/59)

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<1959>

Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade Candidates (1959)

Mar del Plata (1959)

Santiago (1959)

Zurich (1959)

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<1960>

Buenos Aires (1960)

Buenos Aires (1960)

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<1961>

Bled (1961)

Fischer - Reshevsky (1961)

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<1963>

US Championship (1963/64)

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<1965>

Havana (1965)

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<1966>

Second Piatigorsky Cup (1966)

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<1967>

Skopje (1967)

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<1968>

Netanya (1968)

Vinkovci (1968)

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<1970>

Buenos Aires (1970)

Game Collection: Fischer's Blitz Games at Herceg Novi, 1970

Rovinj/Zagreb (1970)

USSR vs. Rest of the World (1970)

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<1992>

Fischer - Spassky (1992)

http://www.taringa.net/posts/deport...

Kupreichik vs Vaisser, 1984 Game Collection Voting

User: WCC Editing Project

Kenneth S Rogoff

Vladimir Petrov

Game Collection: BOTVINNIK plays the DUTCH

Game Collection: Dutch Stonewall

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Jun-14-18
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<Tigga>, fellow footy fans-

I just watched this terrific biography on legendary gaffer <Bobby Robson>- I think it is brilliant: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6864864/

Here is the trailer. If you look in the description of the video it tells you how you can buy or pay to view this show, if you don't feel like finding a way to see it on your Telly or some other way for free: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLQ...

Jun-15-18
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<Russia v Saudi Arabia> 4-0

Well this is the first match I watched so far and I enjoyed it. Good flow, no major controversies and the referee was grand, in my view.

The Russian number 6 <Claymation Shev> got two goals, but it was his first that was highlight of the match for me. Russians were calm on the break and exhibited some lovely one and two touch footy to get <Claymation Shev> in position for a quality finish. The punters seemed happy, especially <El Presidente Putin>. If I'm not mistaken, the <King of Saudia Arabia> also had a good time sitting up there with the Russky top dog.

I don't know the name of the <King of Saudi Arabia> and I'm way too lazy to google it. I'm going to guess his name is "Doug" amirite.

Jun-15-18
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  Dr Winston OBoogie: Why don't you come talk football in the cafe, Jess. You know more than half of the people who post there? Spain v Portugual tonight.. I think Spain will win 2-1. Just a feeling :)

<Examples: two Argentine teams, and one French team that celebrated disgusting thuggery; <one south American goalie murdered by his home fans for a mistake in goal;>

That's not true. It was a <defender> called Escobar who was Columbian. Scored an own goal! Went back to Medellin (probably the worst move he could make!) and got shot 12 times.

<David Beckham getting pilloried by his home fans for getting sent off; obviously corrupt or, at best, incompetent refereeing nearly every time.>

That's true. I remember seeing effigies of Beckham swinging from lampposts, I still blame the Sun newspaper for all the hatred. You can't blame Kim Nielsen (the ref) though, he got conned by Batistuta and Simeone.

Jun-15-18
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<Dr. O'Footy> Yes I have Spain v Portugal teed up on the TIVO already!

What a fascinating story of <Bobby Robson> who came so close to winning the World Cup- twice. Who won the UEFA Championship with <Ipswich>. Who managed <Barca> and also two <Portugeese> clubs, who practically raised <Paul Gascoigne>, who rescued <Alan Shearer's> career.

The part of his story that angered me the most was being replaced at <Barca> by <Louis Has a Lot of Gall>, who almost succeeded in destroying football at <Manchester United> by putting everyone- including the players- asleep for a season.

I didn't even know there was footy in the Kafe!

Jun-15-18
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  Dr Winston OBoogie: Bobby Robson was a special man and a special manager, I was just talking to my dad about him. At his last ever football game, he got wheeled out with his face all bloated and distorted from cancer, half blind and deaf, for a kinda tribute match and the last words he said at a football ground were "How did Gascoigne play?". Awwww bless him. Gazza burst out in tears when he heard that, everyone loved Bobby Robson his funeral had football royalty from around the world paying tribute. God bless that man, they don't make em like Bobby anymore :)

Plenty of footy in the cafe. You should join us!

Jun-15-18
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<O'Footy> Thanks- I just took a spin in there and some very interesting comments from people who know 10 times more World Cup footy history than me. I also noticed the lack of spoilers which I thought was very respectful- but I am now scared of spoilers because I realize that my TIVO telly is not necessarily offering me the best matches, so I will have to wait on a one day delay to download them from my special "footy site." I enjoyed <Russia v Saudis> but I'd rather the TIVO had force fed me one of the other matches, or let me choose.

Always a day behind, me... If I had a million pounds I would buy a powerful satellite dish and buy the BBC ITV BEIN SKY package of the stars and watch my footy with proper English commentators.

Here in Canada FOX seems to have bought the rights to the World Cup. They are far from the worst commentators but the only problem is they are not English and it's not proper footy without proper English commentators. <Thierry Henri> and <Gary Neville> being the best in my not so humble opinion. Although <Thierry's> English accent sounds suspiciously French to me...

Jun-15-18
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  Tiggler: Fantastic brilliant game 3-3 Spain and Portugal. Can't remember a better World Cup game in 50+ years.

Spain will win it all: they would even beat <MagnusCarlsen>.

Forget all my previous cynicism, I have seen the light.

Jun-15-18
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  Boomie: <Tiggler> Before reporting results, check to see if it will be a spoiler. For example, I'm watching the Portugal-Spain match as I type. I like the way both teams play with a controlled aggression. However, I don't know the rules so I have no clue what is going on.
Jun-15-18
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  Boomie: Curiously, my best friend in high school was the junior soccer player of the year in Washington. He was extraordinarily quick and blazingly fast. He played the man in the middle for the U. of Wash. when they were ranked 3rd in the country. I noticed that his passes never bounced. They seemed to float above the turf. Unfortunately he injured his leg that season and had to retire.
Jun-16-18
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  Tiggler: <Boomie> OK sorry about that, but I posted more than 12 hours after the game was finished. I'm curious where you could be, since I don't think that you were under a rock.
Jun-16-18
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  Tiggler: OK, I noticed the date stamp. It can't have been more than 9 hours. I guess you are in Australia, and you probably just saw France-Australia live.
Jun-16-18
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  Boomie: <Tiggler> Good guess but I'm a Seattle guy. They were replaying the game or something. Notice that our gracious queen frequently tapes games to watch later. In my case, the score was 3-2 when I saw your post. Wondering if Ronaldo got the hat trick for the tie kept my interest. Does that guy ever miss an opportunity?
Jun-16-18
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  Tiggler: <Boomie> You are in the same time zone as me, but I saw the game live. Retired guy with nothing better to do during the day but watch footie.

<They are far from the worst commentators but the only problem is they are not English and it's not proper footy without proper English commentators.> <jfq> I see we disagree about the spelling of footie, but at least we don't call it soccer. Last I heard Thierry Henri was not English, but when he does speak English it is not American English. I am used to the latter, except when I hear about strikers getting shots "on frame" or about midfield players "reversing field" or about the game ending in a "tie". That makes me mute the sound or switch to the Spanish language channel.

Jun-16-18
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<Teem>! I didn't know you were watching the footy. Thanks for letting people know about spoilers, but in fact I don't have time to watch many games. I've only had time to watch the first one and I posted the wrong score.

So Puyallup is actually another name for Seattle? This makes sense to me because both are <FIST NATIONS NAMES>. Possibly from the Salish or Oompahpah. I'm not a North America First Nations expert, but I frequently tell people on the internet that I am.

Bad news <Teem>. I left my laptop with some external hard drives at the airport and nobody can find it. Sadly, all of the BORG are gone. I've been trying to remember what I had and I've replaced a lot of it but I haven't gotten around to BJORN BORG yet.

Jun-16-18
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<Tigga> Don't worry about posting spoilers because I just don't have time to watch many games- so I watch the nightly highlights on the news only. During EPL season I watch every <Spurs> game without fail, and typically I only get access to them a day or two after they are played.

Curiously, I *did* in fact think <Tim> lived under a rock. In Puyallup lore the "Screaming Rock" is a noted gathering place for Sasquatch. Here is scientific proof- the "Puyallup Screamer": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sd...

<Tim> (Boomie) is a chess bon vivant and noted Bigfoot researcher. He has posted many photos of the footprint casts he has made over the years, but I forget where he posted them.

Also, in his spare time he's a Mexican, which is why I sometimes call him <Teem>.

Jun-16-18
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<Tigga> <Thierry> really is a superb commentator, despite his outrageous French accent. I like his analysis so much that I have actually downloaded pre game shows and manually cut the speed in half so I can make out what he says.

This also helps whilst listening to another of my favorite pundits, <Jamie Aircraft Carragher>, who I'm told has an outrageous Scouser accent which I mistook for Scotch. Either way, <Aircraft Carragher> has never pronounced a single consonant in his career. Not one.

Jun-16-18
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  jessicafischerqueen:

This is the "Elk Meadows Screamer" for any Bigfoot enthusiasts who might secretly want to hear it. It's this exact scream that Bobcat Goldthwaite had his Bigfeet use in "Willow Creek," his excellent Bigfoot horror movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ded...

Jun-17-18
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  Boomie: <Jessie>

On a rare serious note, I applaud you for taking care of your Mom. You may recall I did the same darn thing about 20 years ago. Although the time off killed my career (along with the dot bomb and the downed towers), I wouldn't go back to change it. I like the idea that I gave back. Plus there were many happy moments that more than made up for the difficulties.

Anyways, good on ya.

Jun-17-18
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  jessicafischerqueen:

Thanks <Tim> it is still new to me and we are working out a routine and such. I would say it is quite a bit more difficult than my career, but it feels a lot more significant. I spent 11 years away from my family except for one vacation home a year. Now I can see my brother and sister and sister in law and nieces regularly again, as well as my Mom. Everyone is pitching in to help her remain as independent as she would like for as long as possible.

Jun-17-18
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  harrylime: Cool to see your forum "breathing" again <Jezza> !

A few points !

1. Christian Ronaldo has now entered my pantheon of UNTOUCHABLE greats in football history. That free kick against the Spanish had the WOW factor.. the THRILL factor.. which makes the BEAUTIFUL GAME er, beautiful!

2. VAR ... It's used in other sports, but in Football , although essential and necessary, it's just open to too much subjectivity in interpreting the rules of the game.Will cite examples another time.

3. NON Russia World Cup Stuff..

Have you seen this ? A player taking a Throw in a good 3 metres in side the football pitch .. lol

Cardiff City vs Reading Shadow Line 😱
https://youtu.be/AjRUEyvKukI

And this? The Battle of Santiago. Possibly the most infamous game of football in footballs' illustrious history...

This vid gives the background info which in itself is fascinating, as well as highlighting the brutality on show in the actual game.

1962 WC G2 R2 Chile - Italy (02.06.1962)

https://youtu.be/ezGiDKbC9q8

Jun-17-18
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<Hozza> lol Yes <Ronaldo> was magnificent in that match, but I tell you what-

Both of <Diego Costa's> goals were better quality than the first two goals of <Ronaldo's>.

Two of Ronaldo's goals were a penalty and then shooting it directly into the arms of <De Hey! What are you Doing?>, who promptly dropped it into his own net.

Both of <Diego's> goals showed the highest quality, making the punter think HOW IN THE HELL DID HE DO THAT?

On his first goal, he single handedly took on 4 players and still scored, from more than 20 yards out, twisting and turning.

I've long thought <Diego Costa> has been underrated. When people talk of the 'greatest strikers' do they remember <Diego>? If so, where do they put him on the list?

Jun-17-18
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  saffuna: Yes, I remember Diego among greatest strikers. Different Diego, though.

Diego Costa is certainly an outstanding player, I guess taking the role David Villa used to have for Spain.

Tough customer, though. Seems to look for confrontation.

Jun-17-18
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<Jim> That's said with your usual politeness, but certainly true. I would say that <Diego Costa> is a dirty player. Using the VAR, I think the ref should have called back his goal that started with him winning the ball by deliberately smashing a Portuguese player in the face with his elbow.

He is, also, a great player. He has done more than enough for club and country for enough years for me, at least, to regard him as a great footballer, one who should be remembered.

I want to note something else about <Ronaldo>. I have watched a lot of football over the last five years and I think the stats will bear me out on this- maybe as long as three years ago he lost his touch on scoring from set pieces. And yet nobody, including the gaffer, ever made a move to have another player to take over set piece duty, or even just have a chance on a given set piece. <Ronaldo> took every set piece free kick in every game I ever saw him play. I remember several pundits remarking on this as well.

I will tell you this- <Ronaldo> scored a magnificent set piece goal in this match. I do not remember ever seeing him score from a set piece before this. He must have though. He used to be a set piece ace, if I remember correctly. I haven't seen all his games by any means but of the ones I did see over the past few years...

Jun-17-18
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  jessicafischerqueen:

Oh and I did manage to watch all of <Argentina v Iceland> as well. It was ok, but I don't think the FOX announcers should have said "Iceland beats Argentina in a 1-1 draw."

That's disrespectful to both sides and it's also clumsy "humor." They kept chortling to each other over this until I wanted to smack them.

All credit to <Iceland> for their historic draw- isn't that enough?

Jun-18-18
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  Tiggler: Argentina's show ponies' futile efforts to get past Iceland with fancy footwork and short passes were a joke. Messi looked particularly like a liability. It seems that the only thing bothering him was that he has fallen 3 goals behind Ronaldo for the golden boot award.
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