Results 154 to 170 of 363
08-01-2012, 03:29 AM #154
08-01-2012, 03:34 AM #155
08-01-2012, 03:35 AM #156
08-01-2012, 03:36 AM #157
I don't know about your gang. I'm just speaking for myself. IMO the people who are responsible for the rules are to blame for.
The olympic spirit? The olympic spirit is long gone. This is a business with big money involved!
If anything you can blame the players for is that they can't act very well. But the fact that they need to act is clearly not their fault.
08-01-2012, 03:36 AM #158
08-01-2012, 03:38 AM #159
here's an example you guys might be familiar with (mostly those who watch sports like basketball like NBA)
teams are awarded more lottery balls (significant for drafting the upcoming players) the worst record they pose at the end of the season. If two teams are tied in record, both teams would have an incentive to lose as one will get more lottery balls.
Example these drafts can determine if you get a future star like Lebron or some other player who is not as good.
Another scenario in the playoffs when determining seeds, ex. 1st and 8th play each other 1st round in playoffs, teams all the time take this system format into account, sometimes throw game so they get X seed.
I suppose some people are just sooooooo pissed because it was blatant and it that can make it less entertaining.
LEE CHONG WEI probably could have demolished Lang in 2 sets but it took a third set. Super high rank players often prolong the rally rather than try their 100% best effort when they play the lower ranked players yet we don't condemn them .
xXazn_romeoXx liked this post
08-01-2012, 03:40 AM #160
08-01-2012, 03:47 AM #161
Our beloved commentatar Gail Emms also blamed the system, not the players in her twitter
08-01-2012, 03:52 AM #162
Those FOUR teams were all trying to lose the games.
I have to guess all the EIGHT player were following their coaches' instruction.
If I were the BWF governor, I would ask the 1st pair of each group to select whichever 2nd pair of each group.
08-01-2012, 03:54 AM #163
08-01-2012, 03:56 AM #164
The WINNER should be given chance to decide, who to take those points.. (say a WINNER can decide whether the POINTS to be taken by the LOOSER.)
Just like the way the TOSS is won, so that the WINNER gets to decide who to make the FIRST-SERVE
08-01-2012, 03:57 AM #165
We need a leader, I vote for you and TwoBeer can be Veepee. V1Lau wants out, no man.
Oh, 1 thing I forgot...those Danes are mighty stupid especially Peter Gade...I heard they don't fix matches, that's taboo and they kill themselves on the court...what stupid players
Last edited by OneToughBirdie; 08-01-2012 at 04:02 AM.
08-01-2012, 04:03 AM #166
This kinda stuff happens in all sports. Teams lose group matches on purpose to avoid strong opponents in the playoffs, I've seen it the WC football(soccer) and NBA a few times.
Although undesirable, it is not as bad as throwing games to advance teammates which imo is a lot worse and should be punished.
08-01-2012, 04:06 AM #167
Group stage tournaments are open to this kind of thing. The system is flawed and it is difficult to assess if players are throwing points or not. One idea could be that the top of the group team go through and the 2nd placed teams go into a draw to see which top of the group team they will face instead of mixing it all up. This will increase the competition for the top of the group spot as players won't know who they will face in the knock out stages and the top seeds will want to finish top to avoid the other top seeds.
I guess if the Chinese or Korean pairs win a medal it will be a hollow victory but with the 'win at any cost' mentality this is bound to happen. Another thing to mention is some people won't see this as being wrong but tactically astute.
visor liked this post
08-01-2012, 04:10 AM #168
And also even if it might be true, I don't think LYB or any other country's coaches are solely responsible. Players know who they want to face in the next round as well. It is a strategic move based on their own interests, totally different from giving walkovers for the so-called 'Greater Good'.
08-01-2012, 04:15 AM #169
08-01-2012, 04:33 AM #170
Concur the setup is flawed that encourage match fixing, but still I am flabbergasted that they are still people who can't see the match was rigged and in denial...folks, we are seeing World/OLY/AE champs serving into the nets or out repeatedly....dah!!!
I actually missed the whole match. My wifey was watching the entire 4 hours badminton livefeed on TV. It was over dinner that she mentioned to me that she seemed something not right that players served into the net and she said, she can serve better than that. She knew something was cooking and she asked me expecting me to know why. I told her that in BC, it was already mentioned the night before that this match could be fixed because CHN 2nd pair lost and if CHN top pair win, they will meet in the same half, so expect a fix.