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    super six stage

    Why did they get rid of it

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    It was rubbish.
    Every 5 years we have an election and have to decide who are the least obnoxious out of all the men. Then one gets in and they age really quickly. Which is always fun to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    It was rubbish.
    Agree. I prefer the current format (fewer group matches would have been even better).

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    Knock out stages are far preferrable & carrying points over always sucked, but I think going straight to the semis rather than having quarters would've given more meaning to the group phase this time around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Knock out stages are far preferrable & carrying points over always sucked, but I think going straight to the semis rather than having quarters would've given more meaning to the group phase this time around.
    Yep, always thought the 92 world cup in Australia and New Zealand was the best format. Can't do that with so many teams nowadays but i guess they may go back to that when they throw out the smaller teams.

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    I always got the feeling that the super-sixes was introduced because of disrespect for associate countries. They will all be gotten rid of and then we can start the real tournament with the super-sixes round robin. Turns out that idea was wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Knock out stages are far preferrable & carrying points over always sucked, but I think going straight to the semis rather than having quarters would've given more meaning to the group phase this time around.
    I think ideally I would have loved to have seen 3 teams progress from each group.

    The top team from each group progress automatically to the semi final, while 2nd and 3rd play a knockout match to play the winner of the other group in a semi.

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    I loved the super six phase. Helped to make 1999 such an excellent tournament. Added tension to the first round, and meant it was unlikely the associates would qualify beyond the group stage and muck up the later rounds. It sucked in 2003 because of circumstances beyond anyone's control letting Zimbabwe and Kenya into the second phase. But it was much better than the both the 2007 format, and the current one which is really just a knock out competition with a month of meaningless preamble before it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bahnz View Post
    i loved the super six phase. Helped to make 1999 such an excellent tournament. Added tension to the first round, and meant it was unlikely the associates would qualify beyond the group stage and muck up the later rounds. It sucked in 2003 because of circumstances beyond anyone's control letting zimbabwe and kenya into the second phase. But it was much better than the both the 2007 format, and the current one which is really just a knock out competition with a month of meaningless preamble before it.
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