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Who will win the 2012 Thomas Cup?

Discussion in 'Thomas / Uber Cup Finals 2012' started by kwun, May 10, 2012.

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Who will win the 2012 Thomas Cup?

  1. China

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  2. Denmark

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  3. Germany

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  4. Indonesia

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  5. Japan

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  6. Korea

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  7. Malaysia

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  8. Russia

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  1. julianng

    julianng Regular Member

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    hmm... my prediction is different. DEN to top their group. But KOR will win CHN in final match.

    Question: If CHN meet MAS in quarters, and LCW lose to LD in the 1st single match, how will this affect LD , LCW or their badminton assocation's preparation for Olympic ?
     
  2. pjswift

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    This TC is played in CHN. LD is expected to defeat LCW, so it won t affect LCW. If LD loses to LCW, then LD may have to wear more amulets to OG for luck, that s all.
     
  3. Miqilin7

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    Have a strong feeling China will choke it....but not sure which category...thomas or uber...
     
  4. Miqilin7

    Miqilin7 Regular Member

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    He has to pray 5 times a day in front of Mao Zedong's statue
     
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    MAS will win it for sure!!
     
  6. extremenanopowe

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    Mas will win it if they replace kkk/tbh and hafiz with the ladies. lol. ;)

    The ladies can smash harder than them. lol. ;)
     
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    you mean WPT/CEH and Lydia Cheah??
     
  8. extremenanopowe

    extremenanopowe Regular Member

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    Ya man. Whoever lah. Simply pick anyone sure will smash harder.

    Anyway, I prefer those prettier ones. ;)
     
  9. AlanY

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    KOR is without JJS again.
    Against China the best hope for them is 1 point from singles.
    The MD2 got no chance against the current world no 1 and 4 times world champion .
    Unless they play 2 scratched pairs and win both, plus 1 single (they probably will).

    To gain 3 points against China is highly unlikely IMHO .
     
  10. sen

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    I think it is more difficult but it is still possible for KOR to gain 2 MD points. They have to put Ko/LYD as 1st pair to meet CY/FHF. That will be difficult to win. Then I think they can not put the reigning Asian Champions, Kim KJ/Kim SR as 2nd doubles because they ranked higher than Ko/LYD.

    But I believe a combination of Yoo with one of the Kim might be able to upset China 2nd MD.

    Can they use notional ranking and put Ko/Lee ahead of Kim/Kim ?
     
  11. wilcan

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    most team will not sacrifice their player to all out in this tourney and get injured. all of them prepare for OG which has bigger chance to win than TC/U. China and other team strength is too much different, even you fill down your best squad, CHN still get bigger chance to win. JJS prefer stay home to heal his injury, Butet stay home to concentrate on training for OG. LCW also delay his flight to Wuhan cause of his illness.
    I have a feeling if LCW meet LD, LCW will not play all out as LCW knows even LCW win, his team mostly will lose against CHN.
    but everything can happen, we have many example already, UC2010, City 2 goals in last 5mins(arggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh), MU 98/99 2 goals in injury time :):):):):), Liverpool 3 goals after trailing 3-0 against Milan.
    :):)
     
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    ..and Chelsea's injury time goal scored by Torres against Barca in Nou Camp.:)
     
  13. wilcan

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    that's not count, even without Torres goal, Chelsea still go to final :)
     
  14. Justin L

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    Looks like a number of non-CHN players knowing their chances to beat China is slim would rather reserve their best for the OG rather than risk injury. However,should the unexpected happens,say an upset win occurs when least expected, then the rest of the team will be obliged to give of their best. Unfortunately,Kor without JJS is a significantly lesser threat to CHN. Still the tournament/matches must go on, it ain't over till it's over.
     
  15. Justin L

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    If you've watched the China TC simulation match between Lin Dan and Chen Jin, you would be surprised by the latter's attacking ability,esp in G1 - he's no longer largely a runner as we're used to seeing before. In fact,I noticed in Chen Jin's recent matches in the Swiss Open vs Lee HI and Taufik,he showed flashes of brilliance in attacks.
     
  16. MelvIndonesia

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    I think Indonesia can beat China in Thomas Cup if:

    MS 1 : Simon Santoso vs Lin Dan : 30-70
    MD 1 : dunno/dunno vs Cai/Fu : 40-60
    MS 2 : Taufik Hidayat vs Chen Jin : 50-50
    MD 2 : dunno/dunno vs Chai/Guo : 50-50 (Kido/Hendra,Bona/Ahsan,Alvent/AG,even Angga/Rian have beaten Chai/Guo)
    MS 3 : Hayom Rumbaka vs Du Pengyu: 50-50 (H2H Hayom vs Du is 2-0 for Hayom)
    Indonesia should take MS 2,MD 2,MS 3..
    I think it's possible

    But!
    If China play Chen Long in MS 2 and Chen Jin in MS 3,the chances will drop significantly...

    Anyone agree?
     
  17. Justin L

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    Agree,based on your lineup,INA do have a fighting chance,otherwise no.
     
  18. julianng

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    Yes anything is possible. But Indonesia would have to come back from 2-0 to win 3-2. CHN just needing one point from the last 3 matches would surely put everything they can into these matches. HIGHLY UNLIKELY.
     
  19. jasonmarc

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    amazing ! Mas still managed to get 5 votes.......4 more than Jap team who beat Mas in last TC....! lol
     
  20. SolsticeOfLight

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    The Japanese generally have a different style of play (especially the women), when compared to any other asian country (or even in the world). I love to watch it, but it is still a difficult style to win a tournament with. No mater how much you wear out your opponents, you'll also wear yourself out. By the end of the week it definitely has its effect.

    edit:// That said, I can't see how they could have fewer votes than Indonesia ...
     

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