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    Is anyone else finding this world cup underwhelming?

    Maybe it is just because the games start at 2am here and we have had limited coverage, but I have found that I am not even excited by the super 8 games (which isn't helped by Ireland being in the super 8).

    The crowds have been terrible, and the whole thing just looks boring on TV.

    I thought I would like the Super 8 format but it is too drawn out imo. The games aren't vital for teams to win, because you get so many chances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze View Post
    Is anyone else finding this world cup underwhelming?

    Maybe it is just because the games start at 2am here and we have had limited coverage, but I have found that I am not even excited by the super 8 games (which isn't helped by Ireland being in the super 8).

    The crowds have been terrible, and the whole thing just looks boring on TV.

    I thought I would like the Super 8 format but it is too drawn out imo. The games aren't vital for teams to win, because you get so many chances.
    You musnt have seen SRL vs SA last night....

    And Matty Hayden...

    And the upsets added some excitement to the group stages for me

    So far boring has been everything this world cup is not IMO....

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Bunny View Post
    You musnt have seen SRL vs SA last night....

    And Matty Hayden...

    And the upsets added some excitement to the group stages for me

    So far boring has been everything this world cup is not IMO....
    Agreed.

    Been disappointed with the crowds and lack of atmosphere though.

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    The crowds have been crap and ideally you'd want a bit more life in the wickets, but I certainly think it's been a very good WC so far. Big tournaments are usually remembered for their finish though, so we'll see how it turns out.
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    Like others have said, I've been disappointed with the lack of crowds. Those people that did turn up certainly gave it their best effort to make it fun though, there has been a whole heap of singing and dancing in the games I've watched so far. We are getting to the business end of the tournament though, so things should pick up.
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    I agree with Matt to an extent, given the time of day the matches are on Australian time ive found it hard to get into the games, i wouldnt say what ive seen has been boring but it's tough to get excited about cricket at 4 in the morning day after day...

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    I've enjoyed it quite abit tbh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    I've enjoyed it quite abit tbh.
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    Loved it, and I didn't even watch the best match of the tournament so far, and my team went out in the group stage lol.
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    apart from the lack of sleep ive enjoyed the WC so far
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    Another vote for a very enjoyable world cup, despite the lack of sleep!
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    good world cup, some very memorable moments, ie matty haydens knock, malinga last night, and ZIm vs Ire!! What a finish! As for super eights the last few games is when the excitement will show but until then (yawn)
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    It's been a decent WC so far IMO but the quality of cricket and the amount of people present at matches has been pretty poor.Let's hope it improves throughtout the rest of the tournament.
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    I've found nothing wrong with the WC so far, quite enjoyable.
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    I'm enjoying it (apart from the Woolmer affair) , I actually would have thought the only fans that aren't up to this point would have been the Pakistan and Indian fans

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