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Old Oct 5th, 2012, 12:37 PM   #1
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WTA and Allaster keep mixing up the Kool-Aid

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For the first time in the 42-year history of the WTA Championships, every player in the field is representing a different country.
Not "from a different country" or "of a different nationality" but "representing a different country" Of course, perhaps the phrasing is merely coincidental.
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Old Oct 5th, 2012, 12:59 PM   #2
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Not "from a different country" or "of a different nationality" but "representing a different country" Of course, perhaps the phrasing is merely coincidental.
No coincidence , because

Allaster "We believe our athletes are playing for their country every day"
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Old Oct 5th, 2012, 02:37 PM   #3
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She's obviously following the "if you say it often enough people will start to believe it" method favoured by many bullshitters.
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Old Oct 5th, 2012, 02:40 PM   #4
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if she phrases it again like that in the near future and not the other way around then it is surely not a coincidence, but one time like that we don't know. To be fair tho, I don't see why it matters so much all of the sudden right now lol. I'm not sure what kind of marketing or thing she's trying to portrait by talking about the player nationality.
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Re: WTA and Allaster keep mixing up the Kool-Aid

what?
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Old Oct 5th, 2012, 03:07 PM   #7
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if she phrases it again like that in the near future and not the other way around then it is surely not a coincidence, but one time like that we don't know. To be fair tho, I don't see why it matters so much all of the sudden right now lol. I'm not sure what kind of marketing or thing she's trying to portrait by talking about the player nationality.
Allister has been waging an anti-Fed Cup campaign of late. She recently justified her attacks on this event by saying, "We believe our athletes are playing for their country every day." No doubt we can expect plenty more of this crap in the future.
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if she phrases it again like that in the near future and not the other way around then it is surely not a coincidence, but one time like that we don't know. To be fair tho, I don't see why it matters so much all of the sudden right now lol. I'm not sure what kind of marketing or thing she's trying to portrait by talking about the player nationality.
Hint: it was not her, the WTA, who started it.
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Re: WTA and Allaster keep mixing up the Kool-Aid

She's hoping people from the represented countries will take more interest, which is a smart, common sense decision.
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Allister has been waging an anti-Fed Cup campaign of late. She recently justified her attacks on this event by saying, "We believe our athletes are playing for their country every day." No doubt we can expect plenty more of this crap in the future.
For your information it is not only opinion of Allister, and not only opinion of WTA, and not only opinion of the most of the players (male and female) but it is a basic point of the rules.
Of course for you that's "crap".
Allister, Federer and other players are not so intelligent like you are...
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Old Oct 5th, 2012, 03:56 PM   #11
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Re: WTA and Allaster keep mixing up the Kool-Aid

Players are representing their countries, no matter if they didn't want. (Why not?)

But their mindset is to play for themselves, WTA can't change that.
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Re: WTA and Allaster keep mixing up the Kool-Aid

Is this a cheap shot at Fed Cup, or a desperate attempt to get some butts in seats by appealing to nationalist sentiment?

Anything but admit the Roadmap and the chasing of corporate dollars has hung the fans out to dry, I guess.

In fairness, you do need corporate money to keep the tour alive. But the WTA really whored itself out and didn't use any of its own bargaining power to set the terms of its deals, and as a result it plays to empty stadiums while the people who would go to matches can't even get decent TV coverage.
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