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NEWS : 'It's so quiet here'

Discussion in 'Thomas/Uber Cups 2004' started by kwun, May 7, 2004.

  1. kwun

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    'It's so quiet here'

    Jakarta Post[font=Arial, Helvetica]

    JAKARTA: Badminton events here normally attract huge crowds, especially the prestigious Thomas Cup and Uber Cup championships. But things seem to be different for the 2004 edition of the biennial events.



    "I wonder why it's so quiet now. I don't see many banners or other promotional material around," Lukman Salleh, a journalist from Malaysia's Berita Harian daily, said to The Jakarta Post on the opening day.

    "Did you have any promotion for this year's events?"

    He said that the low number of visitors was probably because it was the opening day and the fact that Indonesia was the Thomas Cup defending champion.

    "I'm sure many people will come if Malaysia had beat Indonesia in Guangzhou (China) two years ago. The Indonesian spectators would support their team to see if it could snatch the Cup back from us," he said with a smile. Indonesia and Malaysia are long-time arch rivals in the men's team event. The home crowd usually places huge pressure on Indonesia's opponents. -- JP
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    Yup .. noticed very little spectators their ... alot of empty seats :confused:
     
  3. Cheung

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    C'mon. It's always like that in the early stages of any tournament.
     
  4. HoNgHoNg

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    preliminary rounds it's quieter..
    when it reach quarter, semi or final.... i bet u cant even find an empty seat.... quick grab a ticket fast :)
     
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    Hehe yeah... i guess so..
    The IND vs CHN match gonna be full of spectators .. :D
     
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    i wanna watch tat match too.... but spore isn't broadcasting it :( :mad:
     
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    apparantly the ticket prices have gone up or something so lots of people cant afford to go..
     
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    Yeah!! Don noe why they nv broadcast it. Even the scv dont. Last time theres sportscity. But i don noe y they close it down. Now theres no more. TV1/TV2 broadcasting?
     
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    Not likely..They (TV1/TV2) are only showing a 5 MINUTE daily reports on the tc/uc nowadays... Can u imagine that?? Tc is such an important tournament... :(
     
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    Usually, RTM (TV1/2) will air live-telecast on matches involving MALAYSIA only. I'm not sure whether tomorrow Malaysia vs Thailand will be shown or not....
     
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    I hope it does. Malaysia vs Thailand is quite exciting too. Though nt as exciting as Ina vs Chn
     
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    it's a work day, traffic jam is crazy here and indonesian uber cup team is very weak.
     
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    I have seen many badminton tournament in Indonesia. Jakarta is different with others city, so quite.
    But if any tennis even like FED Cup play off, the bigger stadion will be full. :confused:
     

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