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"the best", let's not get ahead of ourselves, most of those teams were shite. The travel was killer. Al Ahed were decent, the other Asian teams were all pretty shit, most of the challenge was dealing with shithouse pitches, awful weather conditions and ridiculous travel arrangements.

. it was 'the best' thing to say ... diplomatically stroke a few egos without being too arrogant

. and besides they were the best ... for that (admittedly second tier) competition


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Don't get me wrong, it was a monumental effort and I'm super proud of the team. Herculean achievement under the circumstances. I just don't think the opposition were overall "the best". I think the comp as a whole was a huge challenge and it's an incredible achievement. Anyone you can pump 9-0 are not "the best". Like I said Al Ahed were the real deal and winning the final against that level of opposition with that coach under those travel circumstances was a real and lasting achievement.
I think you do the Kants a disservice by relegating them to the shite category, as they were a very worthy opponent but your point does stand with regard to Methcarthur…… :piralaugh:

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