Thanks for visiting us!

Badminton Central is a free community for fans of badminton! If you find anything useful here please consider registering to see more content and get involved with our great community users, it takes less than 15 seconds! Everybody is welcome here.

Click here for a FREE account!

2013 ALL ENGLAND SS Premier - Day 6 : FINALS (10th March 2013)

Discussion in 'German / All England / Swiss Open 2013' started by nokh88, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. limsy

    limsy Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2008
    Messages:
    22,220
    Likes Received:
    4
    Occupation:
    kuli
    Location:
    malaysia
    《===just back from drank some cold water in singapore
    hahaha!
    congrats to all winner.
     
  2. abedeng

    abedeng Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2004
    Messages:
    18,696
    Likes Received:
    115
    Occupation:
    Occupying Tall Buildings
    Location:
    In Competition
    Maybe something to do with their, ahem, orange outfits? Not as flashy as the typical red, black and yellow.

    Orange only looks good on the Dutch women's field hockey, even the Dutch men's football team tend to stumble badly .......
     
  3. tsae75

    tsae75 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Developer
    Location:
    Singapore
    ...........
     
    #723 tsae75, Mar 13, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2013
  4. tsae75

    tsae75 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Developer
    Location:
    Singapore

    As a matter of fact, LCW has been dominant in the Men Singles category for many years (46 career titles) - having being ranked world no. 1 since 2008. Hence, Chen Long should be perceived as the underdog here by discerning fans around the world.

    In any case, the trouble with your narrative is that when we apply the same situation to a sport that is historically dominated by US or the West like swimming for example and the recent London Olympics, we don’t see many people or Asians tending to be on the non-US side (even though the US is largely dominant in swimming) and cheering vigorously for China’s Ye Shiwen or Sun Yang. In fact, on the contrary (as if to add salt to wound), the British commentator, Clare Balding even questioned Ye’s incredible performance within seconds of her victory. Another top US coach even calls Ye Shiwen's world record Olympic swim 'disturbing' – alluding to allegations of doping. What happened to your professed people’s hope that non-western, Chinese or Asian swimmers can someday perform well in swimming?

    So my comment is not terrible at all – it is you who have been in slumberland all this while.
     
  5. limsy

    limsy Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2008
    Messages:
    22,220
    Likes Received:
    4
    Occupation:
    kuli
    Location:
    malaysia
    if lee chong wei si dominant
    how you describe lindan?hehe
     
  6. Jagdpanther

    Jagdpanther Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2008
    Messages:
    2,658
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Uni Student
    Location:
    Area 51
    My 1GB brain proposes that the reason is more "political" than "logical".

    Y'know. .................... Peril/Threat stuffs (feel free to fill in the blanks) ;)
     
  7. Fortune

    Fortune Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2012
    Messages:
    769
    Likes Received:
    27
    Occupation:
    student
    Location:
    Asia
    it's easier for ROW players to win a tournament when china players underestimate it. All england is one of it. no wonder this tournament is loved by many players and their fans :)
     
    #727 Fortune, Mar 14, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2013
  8. Fortune

    Fortune Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2012
    Messages:
    769
    Likes Received:
    27
    Occupation:
    student
    Location:
    Asia
    i believe winning the World Championships is his target also
     

Share This Page