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    Well it's hardly the same, watching energizer bunnies for 6 hours versus James May driving up the greatest roads on earth for 6. Maybe if it was the same badminton match for 6 hours ...

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    The same badminton match for 6 hours would involve 4 hours of time wasting.
    Too much messing about caused the AE to run too long. I think 1 minute breaks every 7 points and becoming strict on time wasting that's how to get matches going and entertaining for non-badminton people

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy05 View Post
    The same badminton match for 6 hours would involve 4 hours of time wasting.
    Too much messing about caused the AE to run too long. I think 1 minute breaks every 7 points and becoming strict on time wasting that's how to get matches going and entertaining for non-badminton people
    agreed, opens up some necessary slots for commercials as well .

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    I suppose a 3am match in Europe works to the advantage of European players.

    When playing in Asia, a 9am match works to the advantage of Asian players.

    The canadians and US team are really stuck.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheung View Post
    I suppose a 3am match in Europe works to the advantage of European players.

    When playing in Asia, a 9am match works to the advantage of Asian players.

    The canadians and US team are really stuck.....
    Is this why North american players have struggled to make an impact?

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    The only time North American players will be good will be when badminton is a mainstream game there. The same with the Aussies who love their footies and swimming too much. Can’t imagine them forsaking those things for badminton.

    The attrition rate for badminton is high too. Parents would get their kids for badminton coaching thinking there is a potential in them, let them go for some junior tournaments and when these kids find it hard to move up, they would drop out of the game and turn to other things by the time they reach the early 20s. About ten years of badminton life.


    Same with those good caliber players. How to be a world class beater? The only way is to train full time but there is the consideration of where the dough will come from to pay for the training and other expenses. Any consideration what happens after the badminton days are over and will badminton assist you in getting an education and career? The most these badminton associations can do is provide the coaching and training and send them for a couple of tournaments and that’s it.


    Many of these young players who think they can move up will need parents or “sponsors” with a bit of dough for more private coaching or pay for overseas training in China, Malaysia or Indonesia. In many cases, these parents or sponsors will also cut these funding once it gets too much and there is not much result to show for. It’s literally the end of the road for these young players.


    So I guess those countries you see dominate today will continue to dominate in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesd20 View Post
    Is this why North american players have struggled to make an impact?
    Last edited by permanis; 03-20-2012 at 01:09 AM.

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