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gail emms is #1

Discussion in 'Olympics ATHENS 2004' started by gail emms#1 fan, Aug 16, 2004.

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  1. gail emms#1 fan

    gail emms#1 fan New Member

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    Gail Emms is number 1 she is the best womens badminton player in the world and she is the prettiest. Come on Gail!!!!!!!
     
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    she and her partner nathan knock of the china XD pair Zhao Tingting and Chen Qiqiu. Wow, so many unexpected results from this olympic. I think it's great for this sport.

    here are some pics
     

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    I have been wondering why their rackets have only a small carlton logo on them? Perhaps they forgot their stencil and had to hand make them? Looks odd with a small logo there.
     
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    just my theory.

    stringers (whoever they are) at athen didn't have the official stencils from carlton and yonex so they might have had to improvise, make them on the spot.

    Go to the the pictures thread and see yonex rackets from different players have 2 distinct YY logo styles. At first i thot yonex had changed their logo but i later. Lin dan mp99 YY logo look original. Others like kenneth J., the YY logos look clonies ;)
     
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    real YY stencil (i think)
     

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    home made (i think)
     

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    "must be fake!"
     
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    when I first saw the picture, I thought I saw Federer playing badminton :D:D (the head band)


    The logo.......perhaps they prefer the small ones?? :D (They probably downloaded the logo off the internet.....)
     
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    did you watch her play in the finals against zhangjun/gaoling? if you haven't , do so. if you have, and still find her a SKILLFUL player, you must have been watching with a clouded mind. try watching her play with a CLEAR, and NEUTRAL mind.

    coz when i watched HER play, i strongly felt that our skills are totally comparable. i mean, she made the same , darn, silly mistakes i usually make. and mind you, no one should EVER compare themselves to me (honestly)!
     
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    Hahahahahahahahahahaha
     
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    laughable c, I think YOU aren't very "neutral" here... I doubt your skills get anywhere near Gail Emms' unless you are a very good player(?).

    With the same logic, have you seen some of Kim Dong Moon's silly mistakes? I'm sure you can make the same ones, does this make you comparable to him? :confused:

    Let's be serious will we... :rolleyes:

    :cool::cool::cool:
     
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    I thought the stencils (ADVERTS) had to be smaller because of the strict advertising rights at the olympics where the official sponsors come first and not the team or individual sponsors.

    I'm surprised no one has noticed the bags, they were clearly Yonex but instead of the Yonex logo they had the countries names embroidered on the side with a very small flag logo.
     
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    that's exactly the point i was trying to make. i have NEVER seen another professional player make the mistakes that SHe made. have YOu ever seen another hit a shuttlecock right into the net like an untrained player? and the countless no. of misses. it's almost hilarious.

    ok, i suppose i DID exaggerate a little about us being on par at badminton; FOR as i pointed out before, im not an exquisite player!.. but the MAIN msg i was trying to get across was: she isn't a very good player, let alone be #1!!

    also, the 'neutral' i meant was, to put aside partiality for her and to adopt a proper mind set to judge to way she plays..
     
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    i think Emms played pretty well in the Olympics final. despite losing, both Robertson and Emms were playing at the very highest levels. Emms did make a few mistakes in the first game, but when she really got into it in the second and third game, i think she was actually as sharp as Gao Ling if not sharper. the reason why Zhang/Gao won in the end was that they managed to gain ground strategically by pinning Gail in the rear court more often by serving high to her. Gail was weaker at the rear court, that created numerous chances for Zhang/Gao to force a clear out of them and then Zhang pounds the birdie to the floor.
     
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    i have. including players like Gao Ling, Ra, Minarti, any of them playing on a bad day or under tremendous pressure will make simple mistakes.

    i agree that Emms' technique isn't the smoothest, but i also think your accusatoin of Emms is a bit too biased and not objective.
     
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    ok. i guess i'll agree that people do get nervous esp. during something as big as the olympic finals and thus, make these kinda trips. just the same, i
    really haven't seen somebody make that many at such times... i was prepared to see high quality playing. after all, it wasn't easy to reach the finals, rite..

    but you really can't say i'm accusing emms, or am being biased. like i said again, all i'm disagreeing is the statment made about gail emms being #1. chill out, ok? i'm far from trying to bring anyone down. sorry if i sounded harsh or anything.. :eek:
     
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    Laughable c.

    Gathering from your other posts, I am sure that you're a Chinese team fanatic and not just in badminton:rolleyes:. So I think that you shouldn't try to justify your "objectivity" when you're obviously so biased towards one side. Not only does it sounded lame, you insult other people's intelligence with your rationale.

    Anybody who qualified for the Olympics and played for his/her country should not be compared to the working stiffs among us who only play recreationally. These athletes have shown extraordinary dedication to their sports to play for their countries, especially when some of them have to pay their own way there:(.

    Also, I think it's safe to say that most Asian badminton teams are better supported by their government than Non-Asian ones, so I felt that they deserved my support due to their additional obstacles more than the other more 'professional' teams. Yeah, they may not be as good as the powerhouse teams but that doesn't mean they don't deserve to win:mad:.


     
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