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    Have to face it now, it hasn't been great. Seems insane to criticise the only truly great side there, but Oz have been awful for the World Cup. Made it into an overlong procession to their ball-crushingly inevitable victory.
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    Blaze got it right tbf. What a shambles this WC was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Have to face it now, it hasn't been great. Seems insane to criticise the only truly great side there, but Oz have been awful for the World Cup. Made it into an overlong procession to their ball-crushingly inevitable victory.
    Doesn't seem insane at all, TBH. Great spectacles and great sport-playing have not always gone hand-in-hand.
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    yeah, the tournament really did lose momentum, but I think most people could see that a 7 week tourny was always going to be way way too long.

    I think the aim should be to get the next one down to no-more than 5 weeks, and preferably less.

    The World Cup should have a carnival feel to it (and this didnt), but to use a dodgy analogy, even the most rampant drag queen would struggle to keep partying and 'frollicking' for a Mardi Gras carnival that lasted 2 months.
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    Gideon Haigh on the world cup

    From today's Guardian.

    Suffice to say he wasn't impressed.

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    And if Gideon's willing to talk something down, well...

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    Quality as usual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    From today's Guardian.

    Suffice to say he wasn't impressed.
    It's about time that a journalist hit the nail on the head. It was the quality of cricket that stunk at this World Cup. That, I'm afraid, falls back to the players - not the officials or the governing body. Drums, small crowds and a few overs in the dark were trivial matters when put alongside the fare we had to put up with on the field
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    poor world cup, was hardly engrossed at any point and a dissappointing final summed it up!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    It's about time that a journalist hit the nail on the head.
    It's just so predictable who it was going to be, though, that's the funny thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    From today's Guardian.

    Suffice to say he wasn't impressed.
    What makes him think that a twenty over competition would bring about an awesome change of events? Yeah we'd have to put up with it for less time I guess..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt View Post
    There is only one answer.. Test cricket
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    Eeek.

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    Hahahahaha, I was thinking that we must ensure this thread is the last-posted-on thread when the forum's closed - sums-up the thing better than any archived forum since Rugby WC 2003.

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