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    Quote Originally Posted by renbo View Post
    The tournament as a whole was exciting, but the finals were not so good. THe WD and MD were not interesting at all, and LCW and ZYL looked like unmotivated. I think ZYL is already planning her political career and LCW must still be on holiday or thinking about his baby
    have to agree with the MD. SF and some of the QF matches were much better.

    as for WD, while there *are* exciting WD matches, they are rare. there are more learning value in watching WD than excitement value. at least for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    have to agree with the MD. SF and some of the QF matches were much better.

    as for WD, while there *are* exciting WD matches, they are rare. there are more learning value in watching WD than excitement value. at least for me.
    Very true! That's the reason I watch the WD! With MD I would need to play on a trampoline to reproduce what I see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpion1 View Post
    Really i won't forget this All England.. REally marvellous one. First time , i have watched All England live .

    Women's singles encounters were really wonderful.

    Wang yihan(former world champion) lost to less known player lindaweni fanetri. Actually speaking , wang yihan does not have any answers to linda's marathon rallies. Marvellous to see this. That too in the first round. Very rare occasion.

    Top in the list is first round elimination of Li Xuerui (reigning olympics champion). This time it was done by korean second ranked player BaeYJ. What a turnover !!! I am really amazed. Fantabulous performance by the korean player.
    Last night when I was watching WS on youtube live, i saw the number counting how many people are viewing the match reach 40k+ near the end of the match. While LCW vs CL, the count only manage to pass 10k+!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    have to agree with the MD. SF and some of the QF matches were much better.

    as for WD, while there *are* exciting WD matches, they are rare. there are more learning value in watching WD than excitement value. at least for me.
    The WD was a total shambles. Compare the first game with the second and you could see that the match was already "Won" by Wang/Yu so that Zhao could keep her energy for the mixed. Didn't work though and Zhao goes away without a title. . .

    China have been doing this for so long it's just infuriating. It may make China's tally look good but it's bad for the overall game. Until that mindset changes Badminton still has a major problem with what is effectively match fixing.

    Also, just signing china supporters memorobilia and ignoring local fans requests is just not going to build a wider fan base.

    Apart from that this All England was quite refreshing. Some new faces for the future to keep an eye on and countries developing their games.

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    Yup, that throwing of the second game would be true .... then again Cheng Shu was nowhere near the performance level of the the other 3 players. Almost got themselves tied in knots playing the Thais in the quarterfinals.


    But I do like the new MD pair from China - very refreshing and able to exploit angles normally you only see on Korean and Indonesian pairs. Good defense too - but of course, still too early to see if they will be the next big thing for China MD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrinalini View Post
    For me, this was the best AE EVER. From MS to WS to MD, there were so many scintillating matches to watch that one was spoilt for choice. I've come to realise that Lin Dan, the top Chinese WS et al. aren't really needed to conjure up good badminton. When is the next really big tournament? I can only hope that it is as exciting as this one.
    The Indonesian Premier Super Series man... it is huge and a Premier. It is going to be Taufik's last song. I wonder if he has been saving his last leading to this.

    The big tournaments to see:
    1. Sudirman Cup : May, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    1. Indonesian's Premier Super Series : June, Jakarta, Indonesia.
    2. World's Championship : August, Guangzhou, China.

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    For me, the only really BIG DISAPPOINTMENT at the All England this year is the poor line judgment, the worst in recent years, not to say other tournaments better, but compare to the previous editions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indrg View Post
    The Indonesian Premier Super Series man... it is huge and a Premier. It is going to be Taufik's last song. I wonder if he has been saving his last leading to this.
    Badminton England ran a questionnaire of sorts during the tournament - and I was one of the, ahem, respondents.

    Among things I told them was that while the tournament was professionally run, it was remarkably sterile .....

    Also that Yonex had dominated the sponsorship for very long now - but has not seemed to plant better organizational ideas and create excitement. Even Li Ning is better at this, but of course at the moment, Djarum is King until their, errr, foreclosure .......

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    @abedeng

    hahahaha

    If I'm not mistaken you went home too early during last IO 2012.... perhaps you missed the events arranged during closing ceremony outside the Senayan area


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    Quote Originally Posted by abedeng View Post
    Yup, that throwing of the second game would be true .... then again Cheng Shu was nowhere near the performance level of the the other 3 players. Almost got themselves tied in knots playing the Thais in the quarterfinals.


    But I do like the new MD pair from China - very refreshing and able to exploit angles normally you only see on Korean and Indonesian pairs. Good defense too - but of course, still too early to see if they will be the next big thing for China MD.
    Disagree (in bold). The once fascinating KKK/TBH played like this when they first emerged in late 2006 and early 2007 (when they won their first and only AE) until the rest of the world managed to neutralized them and as they say : "the rest (or in this case, KKK/TBH) is history".

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    I think it's the first time that I enjoy WS the most out of all the tournaments. I really enjoy seeing Tina's fighting spirit, congrats to her title that makes one hell of a retirement present.

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    If I'm not mistaken, Ratchanok is 18yrs old this year and she's in the AE finals.. Something which Taufik did and is still proud of.. So Taufik is no longer the youngest player to reach the finals of AE anymore... He is one of the youngest.
    Seems like all his proud achievements are being surpassed by others very quickly, hopefully people will still remembers him 50-60yrs later. I like him and he's the reason I play and watch badminton and I hope to watch more of him before he retires for good

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    Quote Originally Posted by clawhammers View Post
    @abedeng

    hahahaha

    If I'm not mistaken you went home too early during last IO 2012.... perhaps you missed the events arranged during closing ceremony outside the Senayan area

    That, is purely caused by airline scheduling ..... the last flight out of Jakarta into Kuala Lumpur is by 20:45. And thus I need to allocate 2 hours at least for the travel into Bandara.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abedeng View Post
    That, is purely caused by airline scheduling ..... the last flight out of Jakarta into Kuala Lumpur is by 20:45. And thus I need to allocate 2 hours at least for the travel into Bandara.
    Sunday night from Senayan to SoekarnoHatta is okay la... There's not much traffic... Now there's a JORR highway, fast arriving to the Bandara... Hmmmh beside... you can ask for ojeg if there's traffic, and taxi... they will be fast dropping you off to the airport... lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonc108 View Post
    Don't know why people keep arguing and suppressing other's own preference: the Chinese didn't regard AE as prestigious as OG and WC, whereas the rest of world still look up to AE as a very important honour. That's it, no conflict. Everyone has his own preference, why must be forced to be the same???
    Quote Originally Posted by Borbor View Post
    Because they want people to validate their own point of view.
    bcoz several fans keep arguing and suppressing others that all england is a major and / or all england more prestigious than the other 4 premier SS. we all know the reason, bcoz their idol has better record in ae then in OG / WC

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosid View Post
    funny statements from the-die-hard-fans.. LOL
    too many excuses LOL
    What excuses ? Even I say, total failure in ae is not a problem for china. This tournament only important for Ina, but not for china

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    It is perhaps difficult for some people to understand the pre-eminent position that the AE has enjoyed in badminton. This has to do with history, as much as anything else. But if it were history alone, the AE would have been history by now!

    That is not the case. The AE is alive and well, and still highly regarded by all pro players from every corner of the globe. Fans may bicker and bitch about it's importance and position depending on how their favourite players/countries have done or not done, but that hardly makes a difference to the ground reality. The spokespersons for national teams may issue statements that cover or review their position in any year, and it is not at all unusual for these statements to vary from year to year, sometimes even season to season. That is politics, positioning, and mind-games, and it is a result of many force vectors that go much beyond badminton or the idea of a game.

    That is not what we really need to propogate here on BC. I think everyone needs to take it down a notch, please.

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