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This year's All England is a BIG DISAPPOINTMENT

Discussion in 'German / All England / Swiss Open 2013' started by Hakular, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. scorpion1

    scorpion1 Regular Member

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    Total reflection of your dreams....Lol..:D. Who said that it is losing its luster...??? It is the most prestigious event held even before the so called "major' events came to existence. It has more than "100" years of history in its book and still moving strong.. If some of your Top seeds and Olympics champions lost to unseeded players, that does not mean it makes "ALL ENGLAND" a useless one.

    I appreciate the work done by BaeYJ and Lindaweni Fanetri for making history in the "ALL ENGLAND" by proving their talents in the first round itself. This lead to many discussions and opening of many threads by the fans of their beloved heroes just to mention their agony ...

    Most importantly, i wanna mention here is

    "COUNTRY NEEDS BADMINTON NOT BADMINTON NEEDS COUNTRY".:) ...
     
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    scorpion1, Why bothering replying? Can't you see where he is coming from?
     
  3. Fortune

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    the real China fans knows the mickey mouse all england, that's why they will never disappointed even if all china players failed to win 1 title :p. Li Xuerui, Wang Yihan and Chen Long doesn't want to focus in AE. Different with the #1 seed in MS. very focus in AE for the last 3 editions. also for the 2nd seed in WS from india. Going all out in AE. Swiss GP is just 2nd priority.
     
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    major for indonesia and several countries maybe, but not for china. if they think AE as major, then they will never attend Germany/ swedish open, and focus only in AE, just like susi, lcw and the others. But in reality, just look at china players. They don't care about ae, bcoz in china, ae means nothing :p
     
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    just look at your idol, saina nehwal. When she is fully prepare for ae (+/- 1 month training), CBA gives 9 days holidays for China players in the mid of February, and some of them even compete in Germany. No intensive training for mickey mouse all england. They let saina to win this one
     
  6. scorpion1

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    Ha ha.. I know how wang yihan lost to lindaweni fanetri of indonesia.. So, there is no need to mention about saina nehwal. She is in semis..
     
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    Then why did they dare participating in German Open(even somebody mentioned , a 'warm up' to ALL EnGLAND.) and Prestigious ALL ENGLAND,..
     
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    You people had full of 3 months of training... They did not participate in any tournaments and came here with full training to lose to some unknown players??? and calling AE as nothing...All England is better than any tournament in world..
     
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    funny statements from the-die-hard-fans.. LOL
    too many excuses LOL
     
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    man, wether you believe it or not, most asians still consider the AE as the most prestigious open in the world. On the contrary, the Asian Championships are surely not a major, when you see the quantity of asian leaders who decide not to play it. and you forgot the world championships.

    and this year's AE isn't a disappointment, it's an upset, a surprise. it's just that things aren't going as expected, but as somebody already told earlier here, the tournament gets even more exciting ! still better than seeing every time the same players winning...
     
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    I am enjoying the AE very much. I feel sorry for you, if you think it's so disappointing. The only thing disappointing is that the videos on youtube max out at 480p, badminton is one of those sport that really benefits from having full HD.
     
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    Isn't this what you once said? ;)

    "To answer power with power, the Xxxx way this is not. In this war, a danger there is, of losing who we are."
     
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    Given the entertaining performance of SFs, this AE is hardly an disappointment.

    However, it is not hard to see why it may be disappointing in some way. If I made the trip to see AE and found that many top stars are gone by QF, I would be disappointed too.

    One thing about going to a tournament is to actually see the star players whom you have been following from a long distance for a long time. In that sense, even if these star players don't play well, you'd be happy just for seeing them in person. While lesser known players can stage a great show in term of badminton playing, it is just not the same. After all, it is a show.
     
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    I see the All Eng has many knights ready to defend the old Lady! But what has been said about China's perception of the tourney is only true I am afraid. Tradition is important for those folk and the All Eng is more important then other SS in that regard, but it is nothing like a team event, or something like the WC or some games that brings glory to the country. That goes first.
     
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    I think the uspets are great in many ways, as they open up the future ; they put many question marks on players and will revive the interest of many players-countries, giving an appetite for revenge for some, and inner belief for others.
    sometimes upsets are annoying because after a good match, the underdog just plainly crash in the next round, like Linda in this All Eng. But apart for that case, all other upsets have turned to give us excellent matches in the following rounds.
    very nice tournament.
     
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    Don't know why people keep arguing and suppressing other's own preference: the Chinese didn't regard AE as prestigious as OG and WC, whereas the rest of world still look up to AE as a very important honour. That's it, no conflict. Everyone has his own preference, why must be forced to be the same???
     
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    Because they want people to validate their own point of view.
     
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    Shame people's views are so negatively tinted. Badminton needs all the help it can get and from a historical standpoint their is every reason to get fully behind the AE and give it all the support it deserves. It is the most important tournament that is held yearly. Support your own sport ffs. You don't get folk wandering about in golf saying "it's just the open/masters, it doesn't mean that much, not like the Ryder cup"
     
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    Tine Baun will win now. Everyone else in the tournament doesn't matter except her :p
     
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    Nope... I put my money on Intanon Rathanok winning as the youngest WS player in AE.
     

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