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    Is it just me that can't wait for the World Cup to end?

    I'm sick of the whole thing tbh, the intial stages were absolutely awful with the minnows playing and even the shock performances of Ireland and Pakistan isn't making it any better.

    The whole tournament is drawn out far too much, we're being overloaded with sub standard meaningless cricket, there's so many ODIs being played my head's starting to spin.

    I can't wait till the wholes things over and done with now, all this one day cricket is making me realise just how superior the longer form of the game is and how bad ODIs can be.

    And yes this is in part due to England's dreadful showing.

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    Not for me, this is the first time I have had the opportunity to be settled and able to receive cricket on TV in 3 years. So I will be sad when it's over.

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    A sensational knockout phrase might just perk it up but yeah, it's been a pretty nothing tournament IMO, it'd have been far better if the preliminary group-stage had been played a year ago or so.

    But a good knockout phrase and a fair bit will probably be forgiven.
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    Quote Originally Posted by open365 View Post
    I'm sick of the whole thing tbh, the intial stages were absolutely awful with the minnows playing and even the shock performances of Ireland and Pakistan isn't making it any better.

    The whole tournament is drawn out far too much, we're being overloaded with sub standard meaningless cricket, there's so many ODIs being played my head's starting to spin.

    I can't wait till the wholes things over and done with now, all this one day cricket is making me realise just how superior the longer form of the game is and how bad ODIs can be.

    And yes this is in part due to England's dreadful showing.
    I tend to agree, the whole thing has been far too long. The whole thing should not last more than a month. I cant see the problem with actually having 3 Group games a day, and getting the Super 8s over in about 2 and a half weeks.

    Although I have enjoyed this World Cup, I cant wait to get watching the real stuff again
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    Icon14 Is it just me that can't wait for the World Cup to end?

    Agree. Agree. Too drawn out. Too many mismatches.

    The tournament, however, has exposed the weaknesses of India, England, Pakistan and South Africa. These teams need to go back and have a long hard look at the way they are currently approaching their one day cricket. Yes, I include South Africa because their win over the struggling English team provides a false sense of security.

    Unless something happens in terms of loss of form or injury to key players, the Aussies will win easy. On recent form, they deserve to.

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    Im loving the WC, I think i'll be ready for it to end after the final though. Sick of watchin Bangladesh, Ireland and WI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frey View Post
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    Yeah this WC has just been boring to be honest, never really excited by any of the games. Can't wait until Tests start again.
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    Having 2 Super 8's games on a day wouldn't actually have sped the thing up, because of allowing a rain day there'd then have been a day with no games scheduled.
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    I'll be disappointed when it ends. it's been great.

    Having the likes of Ireland get through actually had it's good points. Seeing the likes of Murali & Tait just bamboozle them with stuff they had never seen before was hilarious.

    It really made you realise just how impressive these elite level bowlers are.

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    Another important reason why this WC has been boring is because, yes teams like India and Pakistan did not deserve to go into the Super 8s, but let's face it not only are these two teams classy and entertaining, but they also wouldn't have lost so miserably to almost every other team... like Ireland and Bangladesh did. Honestly, it would be just so much better had it been the best 8 teams in the Super 8s. Both India/Pak had a bad day, 9 out 10 times or even more India and Pak would beat Bang and Ireland.

    And honestly, the Super 8s have been quite predictable. And let's face it, we all know who's gonna' win this whole damn thing.

    End of rant...
    Last edited by Turbinator; 19-04-2007 at 07:18 PM.

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    ireland only lost 2 games miserably....i wouldn't replace ireland with india or pakistan either....they had the best crowd and everything...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA ICE-E View Post
    ireland only lost 2 games miserably....i wouldn't replace ireland with india or pakistan either....they had the best crowd and everything...
    Say what you want, but I don't think anyone can say in their right mind that India and Pakistan wouldn't have improved the standard of cricket. It's pretty obvious they would have, even thought they didn't deserve to go through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA ICE-E View Post
    ireland only lost 2 games miserably....i wouldn't replace ireland with india or pakistan either....they had the best crowd and everything...
    If you're gonna' talk about crowds, I am sure India/Pakistan would've attracted huge crowds, most likely the biggest of the tournament.

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    Say what you want, but I don't think anyone can say in their right mind that India and Pakistan wouldn't have improved the standard of cricket. It's pretty obvious they would have, even thought they didn't deserve to go through.
    Exactly.
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