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Is BAM going in the right direction?

Discussion in 'Malaysia Professional Players' started by cobalt, May 22, 2011.

  1. badMania

    badMania Regular Member

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    LOL....nice one cobalt!
     
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    Partial answer to the thread title can be found in post #240.
     
  3. george@chongwei

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    Is BAM playing favouritism?

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    Q: Is BAM playing favouritism?

    A: A definite 'YES'. The different 'rules' for independent players is the proof.
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  6. undeadshot

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    I think the most obvious reason is that they have a lack of strong women players, singles or doubles alike.
     
  7. limsy

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    even dumb know bam play favouritism
     
  8. eaglehelang

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    For those who dont know, Ng sisters quit BAM a couple of months ago to further studies in Europe. The only difference between them & other independent players is they are self sponsored by their dad, no contract obligations except with senior Mr Ng.:D To me, the 2nd difference is they are not full time pro players, they are students playing badminton part time.
     
  9. cobalt

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    I think we need to be looking for signs of BAM's "exit strategy" and what form it will take over the next 8 months, if their top brass anticipate a lack of golden lustre at the OG.

    Another question: How much of the sponsorship money from Maybank was supposed to have been allocated/fasttracked for OG preparation, and how has it been used? Is there any way of finding out?

    Here is what I have so far.

    Some more info that I could find from the releases are:

    Source: http://sid.my/2011/07/12/maybank-sign-sponsorship-deal-worth-rm41mil-with-bam/
     
  10. george@chongwei

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    Now YAP KIM HOCK is joining the fight for the post:D.. LOL
     
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    for those of you up right now... BAM big man Kenny Goh with Zulfadzli and his father Dzulkifli is being interviewed on Helo Malsysia right now at channel 502 astro right now.. have a look
     
  12. extremenanopowe

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    Now, I think everyone will be eyeing Mr Pang the great who suggested that Tan and KKK shd train under him. Any malaysian badminton fans that knows this is gonna be very very mad.

    All resources wasted on this 2 guys?? Wake up people.

    [h=1]Our badminton is in dire straits[/h][h=2]IN THE SPOTLIGHT By R.MANOGARAN[/h]

    THE former greats are right to be concerned. Malaysian badminton is in dire straits, facing the humiliation of failing to qualify for the Thomas Cup Finals for the first time in its proud history. Are the BA of Malaysia to blame? Are they guilty of hubris, presumption or indifference?
    Worse, there is no respite in sight. There are no rising stars on the horizon even as the incomparable Lee Chong Wei, at 29, reaches the final stretch of his illustrious career.
    There may be a short coffee break if Chong Wei wins the elusive Olympic gold in London in August. But that would only be delaying the inevitable.
    The reality is that we are in for a long barren spell in one of the few sports we have excelled in.
    [​IMG]Bleak forecast: Lee Chong Wei feels that Malaysia will struggle to qualify for the Thomas Cup Finals.
    The parlous state of the game has been camouflaged by Chong Wei’s exploits even as the rot set in. BAM, basking in that reflected glory, must have presumed that there would be more of the same as a natural consequence.
    Their failure was not capitalising on it as they could, and should, have.
    So Chong Wei’s brutally frank assessment that Malaysia might not even qualify for the Thomas Cup Finals, never mind win it, is a timely wake-up call for BAM.
    That BAM have been derelict in their responsibility, despite the resources at their command, is evidenced by the stark lack of new talent capable of being world beaters.
    The only youngster with star potential is junior world champion Zulfadli Zulkifli, but he is a product of KLRC, a club perceived as a rival by BAM.
    Therein lies the problem. Instead of encouraging and working with clubs, BAM, fearing the erosion of their total domination, have chosen to alienate them.
    They only recalled the increasingly erratic Hafiz Hashim, who left BAM to join KLRC, because they had no other option as he is, at No. 33, the next highest ranked Malaysian player in the world.
    The reality is, Malaysia can only rely on Chong Wei for points in the Thomas Cup qualifiers in Macau next month. Hafiz and Liew Daren, at second and third singles, hardly inspire any confidence. The doubles pairs are equally unreliable with Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong in a twilight zone of their own making.
    That is how bad things are, but BAM, like most other Malaysian sports bodies, are in a state of denial. Instead of looking ahead, they have opted for a player who is well past his prime.
    They have chosen to ignore the talented Zulfadli simply because he is outside their control, belonging to an outfit they see as being too independent and wilful to their liking.
    A forward-thinking nation like Denmark have no qualms about fielding their former junior world champ, Viktor Axelsen, in the Europe Zone qualifiers. Zulfadli could do with the experience and he certainly can’t do worse than the other two players. He is the future of Malaysian badminton.
    But BAM have, once again, let their irrational fears and prejudices get the better of them. China and Denmark have a production line of top class talent because of their flourishing club system. Instead of a closed shop and a closed-mind, BAM should collaborate with the clubs and others to produce champions in the mould of Chong Wei.
    What is the point of a much-vaunted High Performance Team when there is no quality to work with.
    Mediocre talent cannot be transformed into high performance players and mediocrity is what BAM have, and are, at the moment.
    BAM’s focus should be on long term development, not short term gains. Do we really need a HPT just for the Olympics? Chong Wei does not need them, so the formation of a high-powered team as an interim measure, because BAM could not find a suitable high performance director, just to oversee Kien Keat-Boon Heong and some others seems illogical. What are the coaches, and there are several of them, there for?
    It is good that BAM have finally decided that Kien Keat-Boon Heong need more disciplined training. But, again, BAM are guilty of acting after the horse has bolted from the stable.
    BAM must shoulder the blame for the duo’s fall from grace.
    It was BAM who pampered the players, giving in to their whims and fancies. They didn’t do anything when the duo showed signs of letting up in training. News of the hectic lifestyle, the late nights and lack of commitment, was common knowledge but BAM did not bother to rein them in.
    Let’s hope their latest efforts at redemption are not too late. Above all, let’s hope BAM have seen the error of their ways.
     
  13. eaglehelang

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    The Star Online > Sports
    Tuesday January 31, 2012
    Formation of the HPT must be for the long haul, BAM
    IN THE SPORT-LIGHT by RAJES PAUL
    THREE wise men. A fancy appellation with extravagant job specification. Question is: Just how is this going to help the Malaysian shuttlers excel in the London Olympics?
    It is bemusing, even baffling, as to why the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) formed the high-profile three-member High Per-formance Team (HPT) in the first place. It was, ostensibly, to look into the Olympic-bound team’s preparations less than seven months before the Games.
    It is a new name but the functions are still the same. It is basically moving chairs as the three appointees have also served in BAM’s coaching committee. Does a fancy name make for better ideas, inspiration or motivation? Why form a special team when the existing coaches and administrators could have done the job without, one would think, incurring extra costs?
    [​IMG] Avid listener: National singles coach Hendrawan giving instructions to Hafiz Hashim during the first day of the Thomas-Uber Cup squads’ centralised training in Bukit Kiara yesterday. – AHMAD IZZRAFIQ ALIAS / The Star
    Can the trio of Ng Chin Chai, Datuk James Selvaraj and Wong Ah Jit, perform the miracle of transforming players, who will be struggling to even make the cut for the Thomas Cup Finals, into Olympic medal winners?
    Except for Lee Chong Wei, the others, like the once vaunted doubles pairing of Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong are in a bad place where form and confidence are concerned.
    What could the HPT do to bring them out of the shadows when they obviously failed to do it as members of the coaching committee?
    Is this just another typical short-term solution to a long-term problem?
    No doubt, James Selvaraj, Chin Chai and Ah Jit have great experience and expertise.
    But James is doing exactly what he had been doing as the part-time High Performance Director (HPD) — reviewing training programmes and monitoring coaches — before BAM decided he was no good to them on a part-time basis.
    So, what do they do? Engage him on a part-time basis again to do the same thing.
    Just months ago, the former international had to put up a brave front as BAM spurned him and went about interviewing candidates to take over as the full-time HPD. All that effort went to waste of course.
    Chin Chai, a lawyer by profession, is the BAM’s secretary and chairman of the coaching and training committee.
    It is his job to ensure that the ‘Road to London’ programme goes smoothy and provide a check and balance system for the coaches. Now, he has taken up another post to do exactly the same thing.
    Then, there is Ah Jit of the National Sports Institute (NSI). Before his official involvement, all coaches and players — especially the Olympic-bound squad — had been working with the NSI support team.
    Ah Jit could have still made the calls — like the recent change in physical trainers for Kien Keat-Boon Heong — without being part of the triumvirate.
    So, why set up a fancy HPT when all they are doing is the same old, same old?
    Would it not have been better if the HPT focused on the future, like developing a team for the next Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016? Or even just making sure we qualify for the next Thomas Cup and Uber Cup. And what about finding a successor to Chong Wei, who has been carrying the load virtually single-handed for several years. And who will be 30 this year.
    James can initiate a new coaching and training programme while Ah Jit, known for his administrative skills and knowledge in sports science, can draft a long-term blue print for success.
    Enough of this so called short-term ventures which, more often than not, never amount to much except wastage of funds better utilised in developing the game at grassroot levels. But then that is not so glamorous, is it?
    Malaysia’s current predicament is the worrying lack of world class talent emerging through the ranks.
    This is what the HPT should be focusing on.
    And what about the dire state of the women’s singles? They should be looking beyond the elite group and reach out to revive the state programmes. But that is not very glamorous is it?
    Former international Teh Kew San hit the nail on the head when he called for changes in the state development programme, which has been, by and large, ignored and fallen into decay. BAM have gone too long with their ad hoc plans and myopic vision.
    There could be glory at the London Olympics but it could also be a total catastrophe. What then?
    Let’s not forget that after the disastrous outing at the 2004 Athens Games, BAM proclaimed that they would rectify matters and work on producing quality players. Among the grandoise targets was winning the Thomas Cup in 2012.
    Well, here we are eight years later and instead of being a serious contender we are staring at missing out on even qualifying for the Finals.

    Real progress that. Perhaps we need a High Performance Team to look into the BAM...

    http://thestar.com.my/services/printerfriendly.asp?file=/2012/1/31/sports/10560653.asp&sec=sports

    Rajes Paul shooting at BAM, been some time since she last did this

     
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    clap for everyone who ruined bam and mas badminton
    special credit to rashid sidek!
    appreciate what rashid sidek did from 2005 to now!
    woohoo!
    he is the best coach in the world,even better than tang xian hu!
     
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    Since LCW is attached to BAM, it is good to tap on his juices after the OG.

    His juices are too important to be thrown away (ie. other biz ventures).

    By the time he is out of it, It is not going to be easy to use those memories. ;)

    This ensures momentum. ;)
     
  16. cobalt

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    BAM CANCELS THOMAS/UBER CUP TEAMS TRAINING IN SABAH DUE TO LOGISTICS PROBLEM

    http://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/n...-cup-teams-training-sabah-084616894--spt.html


    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31 (Bernama) -- The Badminton Association of Malaysia
    (BAM) today cancelled its plan to send the Thomas and Uber Cup teams for
    centralised training in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah due to logistics problems.

    BAM secretary Ng Chin Chai said both teams, preparing for the Thomas and
    Uber Cup Qualifiers in Macau next month, would train at BAM''s official training
    base, Juara Stadium, Bukit Kiara instead.

    Chin Chai said the centralised training stint had to be cancelled due to
    logistics problem although the initial training plan was recommended by the High
    Performance Team.

    "If we trained in Sabah, players and officials will have to come back to
    Kuala Lumpur before heading to Macau because there are no direct flights to
    Macau from Sabah.

    "BAM has weighed the situation. If we go ahead with the training, players
    will have to undergo a hectic schedule and they will not have enough rest," he
    told Bernama here today.

    -- BERNAMA
     
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    Razif slams bam for omitting world junior champion from Thomas Cup squad
    Posted on January 30, 2012, Monday


    Read more: http://www.theborneopost.com/2012/01/30/razif-slams-bam-for-omitting-world-junior-champion-from-thomas-cup-squad/#ixzz1l41knUtm

    Excerpts:

    ...Razif, during an interview with Bernama TV recently, said Zulfadli should have been given a chance to represent the country in the Thomas Cup Qualifier to be held in Macau from Feb 13 to 19.

    ...“At least he (Zulfadli) will be able to witness in person, how difficult or tough the competition is at the Thomas Cup.

    “It does not matter whether he is from the Kuala Lumpur Racquet Club or not, BAM must still open the door to give players like Zulfadli in the near future. We must give opportunities for our best singles players so that they will be able to compete against the best in the world later on,” he said. — Bernama
     
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    phuh...kencang razif. Do that 's' service one more time pls.. lol ;)
     
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    tell the fans that tc is nothing.

    [video=youtube;ud-0FqMEp4I]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud-0FqMEp4I&feature=player_embedded#![/video]
     
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    Very straight talking article. It must sting.
     

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