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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    This. Totally. I think its hilarious that Pakistan made it to the semis after that ******** performance against England but they've played the rest of their cricket pretty well, maybe not well enough to deserve a spot in the semi but better than New Zealand and South Africa, otherwise they'd be the ones ahead in the NRR. They did just enough with the cards they were dealt, the other two didn't. Simple.
    Whats simple is that a tournament structure that doesn't reward winning, the whole purpose of playing sport, is stupid. They get through due to a flawed system, well done... I guess? It seems I'm among the minority of people who actually care about who played the best cricket throughout the tournament and actually want the most deserving team to win it.

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    Teams understand that the aim isn't to win more games than anyone else, it's to win the ones that matter. Every match does NOT matter equally. You might wish that they did, but this isn't the case, and by demeaning Pakistan's achievements based on this incorrect assumption you're coming across as rather bitter (whether you actually are or not, I don't know).

    If you are to take your arguments to their reasonable conclusion, you would have to say that the only fair tournament is a round robin where all teams play each other once and the team with the most wins takes the trophy. But that's not what you want from a tournament that, given the accessibility of T20, should really be attracting more fans to cricket than any other. So tournament structure is a trade-off, something that is won by the best team often enough to ensure its credibility but not so often as to make it boring. And personally, I think they've found a good balance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Teams understand that the aim isn't to win more games than anyone else, it's to win the ones that matter. Every match does NOT matter equally. You might wish that they did, but this isn't the case, and by demeaning Pakistan's achievements based on this incorrect assumption you're coming across as rather bitter (whether you actually are or not, I don't know).
    Unusually generous, tbh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    How was last year a farce?
    Simple. His team didn't win. Come on mate, get with the program here.
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    Ah, The format is fine. Sir Alex, shut up ffs, It's obvious you are bitter that your team didn't go through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teja. View Post
    Ah, The format is fine. Sir Alex, shut up ffs, It's obvious you are bitter that your team didn't go through.
    Sorry shaktimaan.
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    England are by far "the most fluke team" as they lost to W.I. and basically Ireland, two of the poorer sides in it.

    Not Pakistan.

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