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05-26-2013, 10:02 PM #205
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05-26-2013, 10:57 PM #209
Lol. Maybe he should use the Thruster again!
05-27-2013, 07:07 AM #210
Liu can in fact not smash harder than him....
And Qiu only does it occasionally. Otoh, he is another rear court-oriented player, so it's expected to be a close contest. I haven't watched the MD final yet, but in all matches I've seen from earlier in the week he was smashing fine...
05-27-2013, 11:07 AM #211
Well well.....again KSH has shown his weakness and again the chinese pair has exploited it to the max. I hv nothing more to add.
05-27-2013, 11:34 AM #212
05-27-2013, 01:08 PM #213
Hmm; GC was onto that too, saying Ko's good when everything's 100 mph (though I think the chinese are better at it), but he can't cope when there's less pace on the shots.
05-27-2013, 07:07 PM #214
05-27-2013, 07:20 PM #215
lee yong dae is amazing and hot but ko sung hyun is bringing him down with his badness and ugliness
05-27-2013, 10:24 PM #216
Was in KL watching the Sudirman cup, and I think a lot of posters here already pointed out very obvious things about Lee/Ko that I agree with. Ko and Kim were extremely lousy against Ma/Xu. Ko was... average I guess. But my God, Kim Hana.. mistake after mistake after mistake. >< And in the MD finals, I counted the number of smashes that Ko executed, and it was less than 5. Maybe even 2 or 3.. in the ENTIRE game. Once he isn't allowed to smash, there isn't much he is good at really. And the Chinese just kept attacking him til he makes the mistakes. No surprises there.
As for someone above saying Lee wasn't fielded in the XD, of course he won't be. If you are able to read Chinese/Korean news; the team is still looking for a suitable partner for him and they would most likely debut in the WC in August.
05-28-2013, 07:43 AM #217
Like he would get into the WC with a new partner.....and no, I can't read Chinese or Korean
Anyway, as much as I like LYD, I don't think he can play XD at the same level he once did anymore. He has developed, and while that has made him a better MD player (imop the best who's competing regularly right now) it hasn't really helped his XD any.
I believe he doesn't smash as hard anymore, possibly because of his elbow injury (in 2010, I believe).
Anyhow, up until the final Ko's defense was very solid and his attacking play was superb. He still isn't a master of soft shots, but neither was JJS (when he was at the net, you 'just' had to play a soft shot to him and he would fluff it 80% of the time). And no one was harping on him all the time.
Personally, I think Ko can still develop. His coaches should be able to see what he needs to work on, and while he will never be as good as Lee around the net, that's not his job anyway. The only pairing that they really can't seem to beat right now are Liu/Qiu, so I guess it's just a matter of time until they figure out the correct tactics. They will eventually beat them.
PS: If Lee was in fact the better XD player right now, why not let him play with KHN (or any other WD player)? Just because she wouldn't be his perfect partner? Pairs are split up all the time, so if he was better than Ko, he should have played and the XD would've been stronger, no? Anyway, while I hope to see LYD play XD again, I don't think he's gonna win another OG or a WC title in it.
05-28-2013, 10:04 AM #218
Though I too agree that LYD wouldn't be an effective XD player. In fact, it was really strange that the team previously split Ko and Ha Jung Eun up to let Lee play with Ha. I thought it was so silly as Ko and Ha were really good together.
05-28-2013, 12:58 PM #219
True, but it seems HJE isn't going to play any more, so I guess it doesn't matter any more.
05-28-2013, 08:35 PM #220
And I was really pissed that they split up the working Ko/Ha combination just to give Lee the opportunity to defend his Olympic medal - he could've partnered any of the other 100 Korean WD players to do that!
05-28-2013, 10:48 PM #221
^ shrugs. Maybe they'd be ready by WC and will compete after that.
oh tell me about it! I was pretty pissed too cause Ko n Ha were really fantastic. I'm not sure if Ha is back in the national setup cause last I read, she was there for doubles trials. Didn't get selected for the sudirman side but unsure about the national side. If she is, would love to see her pair up with Ko again...As for the current crop of ladies, I might be wrong but I don't see any really good XD players? Kim Hana is extremely ineffective as far as I'm concerned.. Maybe Jung Kyung Eun and Jang Yena? These two seem to be more powerful than the rest. Hmm