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08-15-2011, 10:14 AM #57
I think he need a coach to give him a plan A, B and C option. It is risky to have only plan A.
Will there be an assistant coach for him? Maybe LCW can select one since BAM is now loaded.
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08-15-2011, 01:47 PM #59
LCW always gives 101%. His "loss" in the finals was not due to lack of commitment, or incorrect tactics. It was the change in his mental/emotional/psychological state. Watch how his legs moved from the very start: just too much adrenaline there, creating instability, minute indecisions, affecting reactive reflexes. Look at his face, the worry lines appearing so early, the doubt in the back of his mind; the hang-dog expressions; the deer-caught-in-headlights eyes. Who said what to him? Compare it to the other games: all you would see was serenity in the eyes and a ready smile. There was no doubt in his mind then. I agree with Morten Frost: LCW is already the best player on this planet. He did not lose this game; he was just mismanaged. Again.
BAM has known about this weakness for many years. Heck, all of us at BC have known about it for long now! They have not yet cured this situation. I'd be tempted to call it almost criminal negligence.
08-15-2011, 01:51 PM #60
so many posts to "like" today.
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08-15-2011, 02:51 PM #66
Of course England matched Malaysia at these worlds and historically is the more successful in the major events (worlds, olympics)
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08-15-2011, 07:29 PM #67
perhaps u were over-analizing.
if he was a rookie or a junior player then perhaps what you say hold water.
but lcw was in the best form of his life, learnt after so many spectacular failures in past, and at the peak of his powers.
so why he cannot beat Super Dan when it matters most?
answer is simple;
in terms of general capabilities they are about on-par, with LCW slightly ahead because he is the hungrier;
but Super Dan possess something very special, his explosive power and exquisite net-play.
lcw couldn't deal with it.
despite many saying LD was 'fortunate' to win, just look at how LD clawed from 16-20 in the 1st game and completely dominated the 2nd game. i'm sure that this was his strategy all along...
“I am a badminton ambassador and it is my responsibility to maintain the interest of the the badminton fans,” said the 28-year-old Lin Dan
08-15-2011, 07:52 PM #68
For the first time in recent history, I think it's impossible to separate the two now. The difference between winning and losing is so fine, it's impossible as far as I'm concerned to even say one played better than the other. It would be just as easy to pin the net-cord on allowing LD to win the game as there was 3-4 points in his favour where the shuttle just by chance favoured going over!
In the past, I think it would've been valid to say LCW lacked the conviction, lacked the attacking play, lacked the tactical weapons to beat LD, but now, that is practically zero. And it showed. Go watch a final from last year, and you'll see what I mean. The arguments now as to who won and why, in matches between the two of them, is no longer valid. The differences are so fine, it's unbelievable...almost incomprehensible.
The bottom line? The final could've gone either way. A butterfly could've beat it's wings in the jungles of Borneo and LCW would've won.