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07-23-2012, 07:38 PM #69
Just my OPINION ...
@Mods - please delete this thread immediately
07-23-2012, 10:18 PM #70
Oh my word! Such a hilarious thread!
Let me transcribe the translated voice-over of Taufik's statement, right here.
"Yes, if you tell about satisfaction, no one will ever be truly satisfied, but I'm always thankful because I've won all the major titles, like the SEA games, the Asia Games twice, the World Championships, the Olympics, and even the Thomas Cup. Also, I have triumphed at major tournaments like the Malaysia Oen and the Indonesia Open. The only title I have never won is the All England, but to me, the All England is like any other Super Series tournament. The only difference is in the name. So to me, I am always thankful because I have achieved a lot at all the major tournaments."
OK now let's nitpick. Taufik, yes Taufik that guy who grew up writing essays in his native language, English, made the mortal mistake of saying "majors" (if the translation is accurate) without giving footnotes for exceptions. Execute him! He said AE is a SS; well, in essence it is still (and always was) at the same level as IO, MO, CO/CM blah blah. Anyone want to get into "subjective/objective" with me on this? Stay the execution! Well, maybe just half-execute him!
Only trouble is, folks, our pal Taufik doesn't give a s**t about people's opinion, especially those who want to post-mortem his simple words. He is not a diplomat, nor is he the team manager or the team's PR guy, so he will say what he thinks, in broad strokes.
The only people who care so deeply about what Taufik said in those 40 seconds, are those that need to create discord. He would dismiss them just like he's done the best players of 2 generations; with an exquisitely contemptuous backhand slap.
My 2 cents. Don't mean to offend anyone. Don't mean to say anything that may cause anyone to slap me with a lawsuit or with threats of summary ejection from this forum. Don't give a damn if I do, either, actually! Because I'm just responding to an invitation by the Op.
Mods: please do not shut down this thread.
07-23-2012, 10:30 PM #71
This time around, it has taken much longer than the "other" time around. But that is understandable, given that the stakes are higher as we near the critical time period.
Maybe, finally, this thread is really about people's attitude toward Taufik Hidayat. Very soon he may be called "that Hidayat" by some, just like Saina is now called "that Nehwal" by some. Just reflective of attitude, IMO.
Talking about "attitude" toward a certain Open, what's worse in your opinion: showing up and playing your heart out for a decade, or doing a brazen no-show or withdrawing your entire frontline team as was done recently by a certain association at a certain SS Open, including those players who would not be at the LOG?
07-24-2012, 01:13 AM #72
Btw, Poul Erik Hyor Larsen (Gold Medallist 1996), Alan Budikusuma (Gold Medallist 1992), Ji Xinpeng (Gold Medallist 2000) are not in the Hall of Fame.
Also, Liem Swie King is in the Hall Of Fame; his achievement is the same as Lee Chong Wei; no WC and OG but one of the most successful players in the tournament circuit.
Winning OG and WC doesnt guarantee a place in the Hall of Fame. You gotta do more than that.
Lin Dan has done enough needless to say. Lee Chong Wei proved and tried so hard to win 42 titles overall. Peter Gade has stayed as long as he could and he still finish as semifinalists for his age.
To me, that's more than enough :P. OG and WC are not everything. Dont be muddleheaded :P
Last edited by repentedboy; 07-24-2012 at 01:19 AM.
07-24-2012, 01:34 AM #73
For what is worth, I remember in an interview during the 100th AE, LD was being asked whether he felt anything special about it being the 100th AE, and whether he would play extra hard trying to win it. LD’s reply was, something like, “No, this is just another tournament to me, and I will play it the same as any other tournament I participate in”.
I believe the interviewer was a bit surprised at LD’s answer!
07-24-2012, 01:35 AM #74
If i recall, only LCW and LD can brag about the number of non-major titles (if one strips away the AE, WC, OG & AG titles) they've won in comparison to Taufik. Remember, out of the three, Taufik played over a longer career span but he only showed his true brilliance & playing all out in maybe a total of 5-6 of those yrs..And all 3 of them are about the same age.
07-24-2012, 01:41 AM #75
07-24-2012, 02:28 AM #76
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07-24-2012, 03:20 AM #78
Interestingly I’ve watched a short programme last night about the Chinese veterans for the London Olympics. The first one on is Lin Dan and he singled out 3 players he admired and respected most, not because of their results but their attitude toward badminton.
According to Lin Dan they are Hendrawan, Taufik Hidayat and Peter Gade.
07-24-2012, 03:59 AM #79
Only blatant violators of the forum's rules need fear a ban. I trust the rules are fair and just ,and it's for everybody's good. Whether the admin/mods want to implement it strictly or loosely is up to them. If they prefer to err on the side of liberalism and tolerance, so be it.
"By liberalism I don't mean the creed of any party or any century. I mean a generosity of spirit, a tolerance of others, an attempt to comprehend otherness, a commitment to the rule of law, a high ideal of the worth and dignity of man, a repugnance for authoritarianism and a love of freedom" [Alan PatonLecture at Yale University]
As for lawsuits,if one is accused of a crime, such as cheating,one has an inalienable right to defend oneself by protesting one's innocence,demanding an apology and/or compensation,exacting punishment on the wrongful accuser or suchlike as the rule of law permits unless of course one is guilty of the crime. There is a Chinese proverb that says clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
We often hear of the saying - you can run but you cannot hide; let me add,you can hide as in this forum behind the cloak of anonymity but you cannot hide from yourself.
Finally,it bears repeating that the right to freedom of expression (synonymous with freedom of speech) is not absolute but subject to limitations as with slander,libel,obscenity and incitement to commit a crime, and carries with it special duties and responsibilities when necessary for the rights and reputation of others.
己所不欲，勿施於人。"What you do not wish for yourself, do not do to others."子貢問曰：“有一言而可以終身行之者乎”？子曰：“其恕乎！己所不欲、勿施於人。”Zi Gong [a disciple] asked: "Is there any one word that could guide a person throughout life?"
The Master replied: "How about 'reciprocity'! Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself."
----- from Analects of Confucius (Kongzi)
07-24-2012, 04:09 AM #80
07-24-2012, 04:09 AM #81
So, are you saying, when TH said AE was just another SS, he de-glorified the tournament, just because he had never won it? On the other hand, it was ok for LD to say the same just because he had won it a few times?
If that is the case, LD ended up losing the 100th AE tournament, so would you consider his statement de-glorified the AE winner of that year, which was LCW?
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07-24-2012, 04:16 AM #82
07-24-2012, 04:20 AM #83
Who is trying to get who to be banned?
Keep objectivity please. I think one should keep the thread title in mind when posting.
07-24-2012, 04:40 AM #84
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07-24-2012, 04:50 AM #85
Also he won it like ......5 times..., if the tournament is that easy to win, i wouldnt have seen only LD and LCW names in the past decade winners list.
Cant we see how emotional LCW was when he won it and it was the 100th edition?
Taufik on the other hand well, he never won it after 12 attempts between 1999 till 2012. For someone who has not won it after literally 12 attempts to say the tournament is just like other ordinary tournament while many players/veterans will disagree with that for sure, I think it's really awkward.
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