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    The point was meant to be relative though. In terms of importance to the people in this half of Europe the Olympics is an absolute joke compared to the World Cup.
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    Yeah, but you know me, take an irrelevant point and argue about it even though I don't care

    Quite frankly, if I was a mod, I'd have answered Sanz's question by saying 'yes' and then closed the thread because it's not a matter for discussion. Might as well start a thread saying 'Do bears **** in the woods?'
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    No, because European Championships > World Cup.

    Invite Argentina and Brazil into UEFA and we can cut down on the unneccesary amount of international football played. [/aussie]

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Yeah, but you know me, take an irrelevant point and argue about it even though I don't care

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Yeah, but you know me, take an irrelevant point and argue about it even though I don't care

    Quite frankly, if I was a mod, I'd have answered Sanz's question by saying 'yes' and then closed the thread because it's not a matter for discussion. Might as well start a thread saying 'Do bears **** in the woods?'
    And that's why you're not a mod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Yeah, but you know me, take an irrelevant point and argue about it even though I don't care

    Quite frankly, if I was a mod, I'd have answered Sanz's question by saying 'yes' and then closed the thread because it's not a matter for discussion. Might as well start a thread saying 'Do bears **** in the woods?'
    Polar Bears dont

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    And that's why you're not a mod.
    Another example of a comment my iron fist would hastily remove

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.Joe View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikki View Post
    Notice how those countries haven't been or still aren't real competitors for the WC title? I won't say that's the only reason why they don't care as much but certainly a reason. Take, for example, last WC where Australia did well; people were glued to the event like no other sporting spectacle before. Our boys were doing us proud and we loved them for trying their hearts out.
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    Hmm, dunno. Certainly huge numbers, especially for the timeslot of a number of the games. Would suggest Cathy Freeman's 400 @ Sydney Olympics would rival it.

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    Cathy Freeman's Olympics would not only rival it, but beat it in my opinion.

    But Australia's most watched sporting spectacle was this surely:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8yWXl7PtN8
    Last edited by Jono; 04-06-2010 at 06:41 AM.

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    World Cup 2010 is king even in India as football fever takes hold | Dileep Premachandran | Football | guardian.co.uk

    Try that - and that's in a country that can't even put together a half-decent side.

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    Well it's pretty popular in England...
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    Always used to argue that the Olympics were bigger. I was wrong. Football WC is king.
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    Olympics for me though i can see why so many would say it is the football world cup.

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