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    Biggest sporting event...the 2005 Ashes or the 2005 Lions tour??

    I'm interesting in people's thoughts (particularly from British posters) of which event will be the biggest as far as british sport (and world sport for that matter) is concerned. In "biggest" I suppose I mean money, hype, t.v ratings and general interest.

    Hope I'm not going to far off topic .....I know this is a cricket forum at the end of the day

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    Ashes - because all the Poms think they will win it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12
    I'm interesting in people's thoughts (particularly from British posters) of which event will be the biggest as far as british sport (and world sport for that matter) is concerned. In "biggest" I suppose I mean money, hype, t.v ratings and general interest.

    Hope I'm not going to far off topic .....I know this is a cricket forum at the end of the day
    What is the Lions thingy?

    I would go for the Champions league considering two of the four clubs are from England in the semis and people are all going gaga over the prospect of Chelsea winning it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush
    What is the Lions thingy?

    I would go for the Champions league considering two of the four clubs are from England in the semis and people are all going gaga over the prospect of Chelsea winning it.
    I wasn't talking about soccer. The Lion's is a rugby team made up with best of the 4 home nations.

    I've got know doubts it wouldn't be well known in most Asian countries, thats why I was particularly interested in the British Perspective.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Robertinho
    Ashes - because all the Poms think they will win it...
    Sorry, but where has any English fan said they'll think we'll win the Ashes (and not said it in a joking manner) ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12
    I wasn't talking about soccer.
    Soccer/football is sport. Biggest sporting event would include soccer one would imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Sorry, but where has any English fan said they'll think we'll win the Ashes (and not said it in a joking manner) ?
    Ironically thats the English fan for you. If a team goes into a competition with its captain saying they have a bigger chance of winning the next than the current ashes and the fans not even hopeful, its digressing.

    Also, this is in sharp contrast to how they thought abot England bashing South Africa.

    Extremes of reactions.

    I would say the Indian fan is way too extreme after an event and the English fan is exactly that before it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush
    Also, this is in sharp contrast to how they thought abot England bashing South Africa.
    Erm, nobody said England would bash SA - they thought the series would be close, but even with hardly anyone performing, England won it comfortably in the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Erm, nobody said England would bash SA -
    Most were optimistic they would wineasily against them. Atleast that is what was reflected before the series. It turned out to be a close, very good series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cameeel
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    Thanks Cameeel ...for being the only one to answer my question as opposed to bringing soccer into it and debating whether English fans said they'd win the ashes or not

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    definately the Ashes, Lions tour ranks below CC for me
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    All union, including the Lions tour, ranks at the very bottom for me. Even watching paint dry and slitting your wrists would be better sports

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Sorry, but where has any English fan said they'll think we'll win the Ashes (and not said it in a joking manner) ?
    absolutely right Marc....I can't remember any of us saying we'd win The Ashes.

    The Ashes will definitely be bigger than The Lions tour, although I will of course be following both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Sorry, but where has any English fan said they'll think we'll win the Ashes (and not said it in a joking manner) ?
    He said it in a joking manner, so why do you feel the need to take his comment seriously?
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