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IC08 Live Scores - Round 1 - Royal Park, Melbourne
Authored by: Mudgee on Wednesday, August 27 2008 @ 07:23 pm ACST


Leaving aside the question of how the IC competition looks, I guess the interesting thing is how do teams react to these sorts of defeats? And does it help the development of the game in those countries?

Would a team develop positively after such a defeat (via the experience of competing against a far stronger team) or would they react negatively, perhaps losing enthusiasm? Usually in a regular season you might only suffer one such defeat. But if you come out of this tournament having 3 such defeats in 3 games?

IC08 Live Scores - Round 1 - Royal Park, Melbourne
Authored by: Aaron Richard on Wednesday, August 27 2008 @ 07:48 pm ACST

The Chinese looked like they would take the experience as a positive, but it's
a tough call. You'd probably expect them to come away from the
tournament with 3 big losses, and maybe 2 competitive games.

Once this tournament is over we can all look at it with the benefit of
hindsight.

I think in future there will have to be multiple divisions for the comp - I felt
when they made the announcement that there'd only be one division that the
big thrashings in the pool games wouldn't be good for the new sides. But
like I said, I guess we have to wait and see what the feedback is after the
tournament.