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  #2335082 10-Oct-2019 15:40
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That's not even remotely close to reasonable.


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  #2335083 10-Oct-2019 15:41
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Moving the whole tournament back a week simply isn't logistically possible. Hotel rooms, venues, flights etc can't just be moved. There is a reason countries need years to plan these events.

 
 
 
 




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  #2335085 10-Oct-2019 15:43
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I would be seriously PISSED if I had booked for the week of the Semi/Final and found I was attending the quarters and semi instead. 

 

 


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  #2335087 10-Oct-2019 15:46
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that's why I said there should be contingency plan, like extra 2-3 days to play on if something goes wrong. 

 

but canceling the game - is not a plan.





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  #2335089 10-Oct-2019 15:50
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networkn:

 

I would be seriously PISSED if I had booked for the week of the Semi/Final and found I was attending the quarters and semi instead. 

 

 

Would not you be equally pissed if you travelled half the world to find out game you got tickets to is cancelled and you don't have option to attend it week later if you wish too :)





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  #2335091 10-Oct-2019 15:54
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kobiak:

 

that's why I said there should be contingency plan, like extra 2-3 days to play on if something goes wrong. 

 

but canceling the game - is not a plan.

 

 

 

 

It is a plan, it was the plan all along. They didn't pull it out of the hat today, it was announced weeks and weeks before the tournament that bad weather would mean they could have to cancel some games and what would happen with points. 

 

Scotland will end up out of the Quarters, but they werent a contender for the cup realistically any way. I can understand the disappointment from their perspective, but overall, it's not really of any consequence. 

 

Yes, having watched all the games so far, I'll end up with 2 less, including my team playing, but it's not the end of the world.

 

And before you ask, if the AB's were being eliminated this way, would I be pissed? Yes, and I expect Scotland fans to be pissed too, but if they were in this position it was because they lost in pool play...

 

 




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  #2335092 10-Oct-2019 15:55
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kobiak:

 

networkn:

 

I would be seriously PISSED if I had booked for the week of the Semi/Final and found I was attending the quarters and semi instead. 

 

 

Would not you be equally pissed if you travelled half the world to find out game you got tickets to is cancelled and you don't have option to attend it week later if you wish too :)

 

 

No, not even close. I'd be super pissed for sure, but I'd understand rearranging a tournament by pushing games out a week isn't reasonable.

 

Teams with a reasonable chance to progress to the final are being catered for here.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2335098 10-Oct-2019 16:14
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networkn:

kobiak:


that's why I said there should be contingency plan, like extra 2-3 days to play on if something goes wrong. 


but canceling the game - is not a plan.



 


It is a plan, it was the plan all along. They didn't pull it out of the hat today, it was announced weeks and weeks before the tournament that bad weather would mean they could have to cancel some games and what would happen with points. 


Scotland will end up out of the Quarters, but they werent a contender for the cup realistically any way. I can understand the disappointment from their perspective, but overall, it's not really of any consequence. 


Yes, having watched all the games so far, I'll end up with 2 less, including my team playing, but it's not the end of the world.


And before you ask, if the AB's were being eliminated this way, would I be pissed? Yes, and I expect Scotland fans to be pissed too, but if they were in this position it was because they lost in pool play...


 


If we talk realistically, there are 3-4 real condensers for the cup, should we started with semis and be done?

My point is that either move cancelled games to later or move everything later. This is like 100k angry ppl vs millions/billion rugby fans.

Really there should have been 2-3 days buffer for each pool round to factor something like this. They had some teams waited 10daya, other play every 5th. Absolute insanity.

Oh meh. Spark sport costed only 59.




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  #2335101 10-Oct-2019 16:17
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NZ v ITA and ENG v FRA cancelled.

 

ABs will be a bit annoyed they didn't get to run their number 1 team out for a pre-QF hit out.

 

They do get an extra rest - I suspect some hard trainings in the next couple of days.




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  #2335104 10-Oct-2019 16:21
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Was really looking forward to this weekends games :(

 

 

 

 

Me too. Gutting :(


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  #2335106 10-Oct-2019 16:27
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Expect the Europeans to fire up about this; the Irish still having to play Samoa is a pretty big ask given the ABs are being rested. That will be an extremely physical, effectively extra game to have to play. English will be happy as they get out of playing, which seems fair. Scotland get their shot at Japan, which I suspect is less of a foregone conclusion than they would like to think it is. 


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  #2335107 10-Oct-2019 16:28
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networkn:

 

throbb:

 

Was really looking forward to this weekends games :(

 

 

 

 

Me too. Gutting :(

 

 

 

 

Lets hope Scotland v Japan go ahead, that's the only one that really has a chance to change the top 8.




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  #2335109 10-Oct-2019 16:32
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throbb:

 

networkn:

 

throbb:

 

Was really looking forward to this weekends games :(

 

 

 

 

Me too. Gutting :(

 

 

 

 

Lets hope Scotland v Japan go ahead, that's the only one that really has a chance to change the top 8.

 

 

In terms of interest, it's the one game in the weekend I think is really open to an unexpected result, I am glad it's still on, fairest to Scotland.  I think Scotland will win it, however with a 4 day turn around after what they did last last, anything's possible. 

 

 


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  #2335117 10-Oct-2019 16:37
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throbb:

 

networkn:

 

throbb:

 

Was really looking forward to this weekends games :(

 

 

 

 

Me too. Gutting :(

 

 

 

 

Lets hope Scotland v Japan go ahead, that's the only one that really has a chance to change the top 8.

 

 

 

 

Particularly since the ABs game was at a reasonable time. We had a group of friends coming over to watch it on the big screen and have dinner. Grrr.

 

Seems a shame when the prediction of the path of these type of storms is an inexact science. Surely closer to game day would be better. Prepare people for the possibility, but confirm closer to kickoff.

 

I wonder when someone will blame Spark for the typhoon! ;-/





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Seems a shame when the prediction of the path of these type of storms is an inexact science. Surely closer to game day would be better. Prepare people for the possibility, but confirm closer to kickoff.

 

I wonder when someone will blame Spark for the typhoon! ;-/

 

 

Very inexact. Direction, strength, speed, all very inexact. Instead if cancelling, tell us that they are likely to be cancelled, and wait. If it likely is mainly south it will weaken quickly, leaving the north as options. As mentioned a few days ago when it first broke. If this happened again, then we cancel the 1/4's and use countbacks? I think last year one started up behind another somewhere. 


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