08-03-2012, 02:40 AM #86
seriously: who cares for a 3rd match in round robin?
it should be absolutely obvious that these matches are played in a way to
a. preserve energy
b. have the best possible position for the following knockout-phase.
so the asian doubles did the absolutely correct thing!
the ultimate goal is to win gold, not to win the meaningless 3rd round...
i'm european and hate the way china behaves concerning the whole walkover issue. but this time, i totally understand their behaviour!!
the system is nonsense, every super series tournament is played ko-system. why change it here? i was almost puking when i first saw the round robin system (especially in singles, with groups of 3 and 2...!).
it's really sad if YY really retires, she the best!
08-03-2012, 12:19 PM #87
So much hate from the guy from Taiwan LOL
If you have the opportunity to give your team an advantage, you do it, even if that means losing on purpose. After all they put themselves in this position by winning their first two matches.
Don't hate the player, hate the game.
08-03-2012, 01:02 PM #88
Go to read the article of Brithish Rider admit to crush for a restart, and given gold at the end. This kid is being treated as a national hero / smartest stratigiest in the world at the moment. Tell me that is not taking advantage of the system.
08-03-2012, 01:08 PM #89
LYB is at fault, the BWF is at fault, and the players are at fault as well.
everyone knows that the players are just taking orders from their head coach, who takes orders from whoever stands above him.
YY was stuck in a Catch22 situation that's all.
08-03-2012, 04:48 PM #90
To make this point yet again. (some of you are real slow on the uptake) The second the officials came out and had a talk with the players and produced the black cards, it should have been ample warning that no matter what justification you want to come up with, continuing with this farce will very likely result in your disqualification.
At that point its not about the morality of the players, it is about their arrogance and stupidity in not taking that very clear warning seriously.
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08-03-2012, 10:41 PM #94
Yu Yang is my least liked CHN player. After the debacle, all the other players involved kept silent, but she started off by giving excuses (injury), and when that fell flat, blamed others.
Perhaps Ma Jin can get her successful partnership with Wang Xiaoli back, after it was "stolen" by someone.
I suspect she is just being petulant in this "quitting" act. I won't be surprised if she can be persuaded to come back to the fold.
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08-03-2012, 10:48 PM #95
Olympics should be where a country's best comes out to compete against other countries' best.
Olympics has its own ideals rooted in international solidarity (ideally), while World Championship should be all about badminton (ideally).
08-03-2012, 10:57 PM #96
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08-03-2012, 11:02 PM #98
lyb said yuyang decide to quit after this og before the tournament starta
so this DQ is only make it happen faster
08-03-2012, 11:25 PM #99
Hey guys, what about this ?
Time Draw Score Duration Wed 4/18/2012 7:35 PM XD - 21-0 21-0 0:09
If we look at the scoreline, did they deliberately to lose ?
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08-04-2012, 12:39 AM #100
[QUOTE=hcyong;1951219]The players took the command from their coaches/managers. That's the hierarchy (especially in Asia).
So that doesn't change a damn thing. They took their orders, they were made aware of the dire consequences or following those orders, they decided to continue with their orders and they got DQ'd. They have no right to complain (by the way the whole 'orders' thing is speculation for now).
Unless the coach gave a new order, the players would not dare change. If the officials went to warn the coaches, it may have more effect,
though I doubt it, since nobody expected BWF to do anything (since they have never done anything previously).
08-04-2012, 12:42 AM #101
08-04-2012, 01:44 AM #102
This may be a glass half full situation for Yu. She now has the opportunity to play somewhere else.