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Thread: Is the Champions Trophy just a waste of time this year?

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    Is the Champions Trophy just a waste of time this year?

    Would be interested to see what people think about this touny. My personal view is that it is just a waste of time, which may not even have the very best players competing.
    A tournament just a few months before the World Cup of this size just seems excessive.

    So really, does anyone care about it?

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    When sides are already talking about fielding second string sides so far away from it, how are we supposed to take it seriously?

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    Isn't it a waste of time all the time?

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    Tricky one there.

    The thread asks a question to which the answer is yes, but then the poll reverses it - I nearly made an error in voting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Tricky one there.

    The thread asks a question to which the answer is yes, but then the poll reverses it - I nearly made an error in voting!
    I did

    The count should be 9-1, not 8-2
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    Its always a waste of time, but having it so close to the World Cup makes its even more clearly so. If they must have it, have it every four years, staggered from the world cup by two years, like the summer and winter olympics...
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    Do I care? Yes. I'll treat it like any other normal tournament.
    Is it a waste of time? Yes. It takes up too much time without meaning too much, and we'll have the real deal a few months later.

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    Oops forgot to read the poll title: if you read the thread title, most people woud be inclined to say yes... like me.

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    I think the Champions Trophy is a waste of time EVERY year.
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    well...one can see it as a dress rehearsal for the world cup i suppose and it is a chance to the teams to assess the strengths and weaknesses of each other...
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Tricky one there.

    The thread asks a question to which the answer is yes, but then the poll reverses it - I nearly made an error in voting!

    ooops..sorry..should have realised

    Anyway, I guess everyone thinks its a waste of time anyway. I reckon we should all boycott it and not talk about from now on

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    The timing is poor...and I don't think it is a great tournament but I will still be watching any games on TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    I think the Champions Trophy is a waste of time EVERY year.
    Copycat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    Copycat.
    Not at all - you phrased yours in the form of a question, and I phrased mine in the form of an answer.

    Incidentally, it's the Champions Trophy that is the reason why South Africa are trying to play New Zealand
    a) before the sun comes up
    b) in the fog
    c) in winter

    so perhaps in a Pythonesque way, this year it's served its purpose.

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    The hosts didn't want it, teams don't want to play, everything points to yes it being a waste of time.

    I'll still watch though, but why so close to the WC? Stupid.
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