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    Cricketer Of The Year JASON's Avatar
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    When the Football World Cup is on should other sports take a break?

    I am posting this poll to find out everyone's opinion on this , because to me it makes sense for other sports to take a break when the Football World Cup is on because not many people seem to be interested in anything else.

    I know the ODIs going onin England despite being sellout's are not faring well when having to compete for TV ratings . I personally missed the US open and lot of league and even Union to concentrate purely the Football World Cup and even several reptitive replays (I mean full replays of key games) and Highlights packages .

    To me it would make sense for International Cricket to be kept off in the future during the greatest Global Sporting Fiesta , the FIFA World Cup .


    Your views please .

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    Makes some sense. I didn't get to watch most of the second Test between West Indies and India. Forgot about it since I was focused on the World Cup.
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    You can't just say 'despite being sellouts'. The crowds are still good. TV ratings may be less, but that's just a part of soccer being a rival sport.
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    No, of course not.

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    the world cup comes around in the summer every four years, wed basically be giving up the cricket season every 4 years!
    not everyone likes football you know!

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    i dont care because it is winter here and there is no cricket and the socceroos are goin awesome so who cares?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JASON
    I am posting this poll to find out everyone's opinion on this , because to me it makes sense for other sports to take a break when the Football World Cup is on because not many people seem to be interested in anything else.

    I know the ODIs going onin England despite being sellout's are not faring well when having to compete for TV ratings . I personally missed the US open and lot of league and even Union to concentrate purely the Football World Cup and even several reptitive replays (I mean full replays of key games) and Highlights packages .
    Well, that's your choice to watch those replays over and over. What about the sports fan who wants to watch bit of everything?

    Ridiculous suggestion. Too many professional sports going on in this world for the idea to even be taken seriously.

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    They shouldn't take a break, but the ECB have scheduled wisely this summer, in the knwoledge that us poms just could not care about ODIs, they scheduled the Natwest Series during the World Cup, with the Test series against both Sl & Pakistan falling either side of England winning the World Cup.

    On the other hand, noone will care whatsoever about Wimbledon this year
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman
    Well, that's your choice to watch those replays over and over. What about the sports fan who wants to watch bit of everything?

    Ridiculous suggestion. Too many professional sports going on in this world for the idea to even be taken seriously.
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    Gold star, please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero
    On the other hand, noone will care whatsoever about Wimbledon this year
    Cue Henman finally winning with not one Englishman caring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    Cue Henman finally winning with not one Englishman caring.
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    Ridiculous suggestion. Enough said.
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    What a ridiculous suggestion.
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