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    Quote Originally Posted by the big bambino View Post
    Didn't realise it was such a touchy topic. I just don't think a wc spot thrown to associates every 4 yrs actually improves the game much but is used by the ICC to excuse any real investment in them.
    It's not about improving the game. The World Cup is for everyone in the game, and it's important that people recognise that the game is more than 3, or 8, or 10 teams. Cricket's played in over 80 countries and the game achieves nothing if you shut 70 of those nations off from the game's big showpiece event.

    If football had the same attitude to its World Cup that cricket does then it would be an 8 team event featuring teams from Europe and South America. Sure, it would be a better quality tournament but the tournament would lose a lot if we ignored Africa and Asia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    It's not about improving the game. The World Cup is for everyone in the game, and it's important that people recognise that the game is more than 3, or 8, or 10 teams. Cricket's played in over 80 countries and the game achieves nothing if you shut 70 of those nations off from the game's big showpiece event.

    If football had the same attitude to its World Cup that cricket does then it would be an 8 team event featuring teams from Europe and South America. Sure, it would be a better quality tournament but the tournament would lose a lot if we ignored Africa and Asia.
    Whilst this is true, it's not necessarily a falsehood to claim that the tournament could lose out by including more teams for the sake of it. Bigger does not mean better etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Bigger does not mean better etc...
    You would say that wouldn't you Mr. Small Dick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    You would say that wouldn't you Mr. Small Dick
    Look, I've made it clear to you that the moment of the choppy of the pee pee is an extremely sensitive issue for me, and for you, and so we would do well not to bring it up publicly.


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    Best post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Whilst this is true, it's not necessarily a falsehood to claim that the tournament could lose out by including more teams for the sake of it. Bigger does not mean better etc...
    True. But for me the World Cup is like Christmas dinner - the quality of the meal is secondary to who you're sharing it with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    True. But for me the World Cup is like Christmas dinner - the quality of the meal is secondary to who you're sharing it with.
    I do agree. There comes a point though, where if you have so many guests, that you don't have the time or chance to catch up and have a chat with all of them, the whole thing becomes a bit meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    I do agree. There comes a point though, where if you have so many guests, that you don't have the time or chance to catch up and have a chat with all of them, the whole thing becomes a bit meaningless.
    And there's never enough chairs.

    I don't know what that signifies.
    And we still haven't walked in the glow of each other's majestic presence.

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