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Discussion in 'Thomas Cup Finals / Uber Cup Finals 2016' started by CLELY, May 21, 2016.
Must be drugs then. Smoking included? As well as excessive drinking?
Addiction hijacks the brain.. Wise men say..
Oh I've forgotten the time.
Got to get some sleep.
Nice talking to you folks, Good night!
Yes Jan knows how to win the big titles from this Thomas cup, first beat a player from South Africa and then a teenager and then you have the big title win
I need a singing partner how. Time to sing.
no I had a vocal cord surgery when I was 15 and my voice became rather weird since then...
Alcohol abuse included and no smoking
we should go to http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/index.php?forums/chit-chat.18/ to discuss next time
If I sing, even the crows will fly away and my neighbor's dog will be traumatized
I too got my ThD....Doctorate of Thinkology
Your defensive mode in terms LYB clearly shows you're China fan. Admire other players for the skills is secondary. It's China 1st whom you'll cheer, no CHina then others. All these years also your style didnt change, it's not like you shift from China fan to Hong Kong fan
As comparision, I dont defend Msian coaches that way,ever. The bad ones gets criticised upside down, like Rashid Sidek.The good ones, neutral, including Rexy, cos one of Rexy's downside is he blah too much in public when he was coaching Msia
Please refresh your memory, I am not 'ardent LCW fan'.I dont like his crumbling to pressure at majors either but have gotten used to it. I prefer MD, XD all the while, my fav Msian players are from XD. Just they are not playing this TC, Uber.
Goodness! Spitting image of Jackie Cheung there.
FHY not so much, but still bears a pretty striking similarity to Aaron Kwok.
Not if you sing "How much is that Doggie in the window". Ow, ow!
All I was saying is if LCW would start winning the biggies, that would be great.
Why would Olympics become of less importance just because your hero LCW hasn't won it? While the actual fact is that it's watched by billions worldwide and the pinnacle of sport celebration?
Part of the reason why I could understand the attacks geared towards LCW by the Chinese team fans is because the criticism was towards his inability to convert on the big ones. There's a strong image of LCW missing all what LD has achieved that is stuck and ingrained so hard that it become the talk of badminton fans in gymnasium after games. You would discuss how good he is but couldn't deny the fact that he hadn't won the important ones and that image will stay and stuck with him.
It will only then be changed if either this year or next year he could answer all the criticism by defeating either Lin Dan or Chen Long at the ultimate battle.
"Do or do not, there is no try!" - Master Yoda.
Now I am singing this song non stop.
Do you know what racket Ahsan is using?
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Badminton: Tears, quit calls as China suffer shock exit
By David STOUT
AFP News – Fri, May 20, 2016 5:55 PM SGT
China's all-conquering badminton coach Li Yongbo was urged to step down by angry fans after a shock Thomas Cup exit threw their Olympic preparations into chaos.
Spectators hissed and shouted "Li Yongbo quit!" as China lost 3-1 to South Korea in the Thomas Cup quarter-finals in Kunshan, near Shanghai.
One weeping and hysterical supporter had to be escorted out by security as world number one Chen Long and then two doubles pairs flopped at the team championships.
The result augurs badly for China's Olympic campaign in Rio de Janeiro, four years after they became the first country to win all five gold medals.
China, led by the militaristic Li, have dominated badminton for the past decade but unease is growing that the golden age may be coming to an end.
"Li Yongbo should quit," Chinese fan Zhang Bohan told AFP bluntly. "I feel like there's something wrong with the Chinese team with the management or something."
Chinese great Lin Dan won his match against Lee Dong-Keun but it hasn't been a convincing tournament for the 32-year-old Olympic champion, who earlier dropped a game against French unknown Lucas Corvee.
China's women safely reached the Uber Cup final but competition will be intense for Rio singles gold, with Spain's Carolina Marin and Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand among the top contenders.
Top-ranked Chen admitted he suffered an attack of the nerves in his 87-minute scrap with South Korea's Son Wan-ho, which ended 12-21, 21-16, 15-21 late on Thursday.
Chen, who was also taken to three games by Japan's Sho Sasaki in the group phase, said he needed to relax as the Olympics approach.
"For me, if I attack two or three times but didn't get the point, then I would get nervous," said Chen. "But when (Son) attacked two or three times and didn't get the point, he would attack the fourth time."
Chen added: "I should play more quickly, more attacking... but I didn't do well because I think too much."
Chen said he acutely felt the strain of being the world number one, a position which means that every opponent is trying to take him down.
"I put pressure on myself. I'm the world number one so everyone is trying to attack me and trying to speed up. I've been playing quite slow," said Chen.
China's men now face the challenge of regrouping before Rio, where they will be defending not only their Olympic titles, but also their coach's legacy.
"For the Olympics, I still have two months to go, so we have time to relax and prepare very well," said Chen.