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Thread: very good comment abt taufik :)
10-30-2006, 07:10 PM #86Originally Posted by Treker
Being an outsider, my view on TH is less emotional to cloud my judgement.
Actually it doesn't concern me whether TH play good or bad on any particular day or tournaments. My gripe was (as stated in other threads) TH is or could potentially ruining badminton and yes, IBF is too soft or indecisive on TH behavior. PBSI bending over for TH dosen't help either. Money grease the sports and if badminton isn't giving out a good show, fans wane and sponsorship, marketing, tv, go bye bye. Diehard TH fans are not enough to convince the money people to put their money in. Surely these money people don't see walkout and half effort performance as 'arts' no matter how much taufik fans like it.
Last edited by cooler; 10-30-2006 at 07:17 PM.
10-30-2006, 08:03 PM #87
There is one thing I think we all agree on and that is Taufik is very news-worthy, whether for the right or wrong reason. Looked at from this, Taufik is in a unique way promoting the game of badminton!
10-30-2006, 09:26 PM #88Originally Posted by cooler
But Taufik ruining Badminton is a bit extreme... one man can't ruin a sport. Did John McEnroe "ruin" Tennis? I don't think so. Tennis is as successful as ever. I think if anything Taufik attracts more viewers to the sport. He certainly causes a lot of hmm how to put it... excitement? Debate? Drama? Perhaps all of those. Whether it's right or wrong you can't deny it makes things very interesting.
10-30-2006, 09:55 PM #89Originally Posted by phaarix
Yes, it seem TH does makes news but i think only because his behavior is new to this gentlemen sports, ie, a novelty. Imagine if we have similar taufiks for china, denmark, and malaysia, then we won't be a novelty. BWF will have a nervous breakdown. One cannot compare McEnroe t taufik, McEnroe argue line calls and play on, taufik argue line calls and walk off. McEnroe do care generally what the fans think about him, taufik as even their fans have said, don't care.
Back injury, what back injury? Oh look, TH is getting some much needed fitness training
Last edited by cooler; 10-30-2006 at 09:58 PM.
10-30-2006, 10:26 PM #90
Taufik is the Maradona of badminton
All said and done, Taufik is the Maradona of Badminton in Indonesia or even the world.
He had stirred controversies; he had acted differently in defiance of norms in badminton, and he had displayed bad behaviours all his badminton life so far.
Is he bad for badminton ? I think otherwise - it is perhaps even good to have everyone talking about him and looking forward to his next appearance to see whether something even more draconian would happen, e.g. taking the umpires to tasks or slamming his racket or perhaps (on his good days), winning the next prestigious tournament.
He is irrational; he is unpredictable; he is a recalcitrant, and he is coming to the next tournament near you ! He is great !
10-30-2006, 10:30 PM #91Originally Posted by X Ball
10-30-2006, 10:32 PM #92Originally Posted by X Ball
Originally Posted by X Ball
- he's coming, coming, coming,.....gone!
don't blink or you'll miss him
Last edited by cooler; 10-30-2006 at 10:38 PM.
10-30-2006, 10:38 PM #93
Taufik must be preparing for his exit with some sensational affairs so that he will be sought after in his retirement.
Hey man, this is pure McEnroe play --- great one Taufik ! You are a genius !
10-30-2006, 10:42 PM #94Originally Posted by X Ball
10-30-2006, 10:49 PM #95
Every sport has a charismatic person so that it will not be dull. Badminton fans, if not for Taufik, will be bored to tears with the Chinese regime of players winning tournament after tournament. I know I got bored with bagging LD or cheering LCW (and coming to noughts!).
Ask yourself, why is this thread of Taufik so popular ? Taufik is everything to badminton as much as maradona is to soccer and we cannot dispute that!
He has now got my vote as the most exciting player in badminton.
10-30-2006, 11:01 PM #96
In the past nobody would ask me for dvds on Taufik's matches. Now they all want dvds only on matches featuring him, even if he keeps losing. Very strange!
10-30-2006, 11:13 PM #97Originally Posted by taneepak
He is now a wanted commodity because of his popularity arising from his 'McEnroe' personality.
10-30-2006, 11:32 PM #98Originally Posted by X Ball
10-31-2006, 12:45 AM #99Originally Posted by virusvoodoo
All he needs now is to win the next tournament and his 'stock' would rise with the SUN.
I cannot imagine his game falling apart as this goes on coz in time with practice he will come back. He knows his strength so well and that is why he can do what he does and still get people barracking for him.
10-31-2006, 12:58 AM #100Originally Posted by taneepak
All real badminton enthusiasts know and have seen how TH play. The new interests are from others whos interest lies in taufik oddity behavior. If this drive new people into badminton, that's great but i doubt it would last, just like Bart Simpsons famous 'I didn't do it' catch phrase.
another analogy: E-1000, oops
Last edited by cooler; 10-31-2006 at 01:02 AM.
10-31-2006, 01:25 AM #101
No confusionOriginally Posted by ssuly
10-31-2006, 01:46 AM #102
Oh, i hope this is not a sign of what's to come..Originally Posted by cooler
Anyways, looking at the pic of Taufik carrying somekind of relay torch and being *followed* by most likely a mob of government people, i really hope it's not a sign of what's to come next after Taufik retires..It kinda brings a chill on my skin...Ever since he won the OG and the WC, the Indonesian people have made him into somekind of an "icon"...Maybe he'll get a seat in the KONI?? or maybe PBSI?? or even...............as the Indonesian President?!?!..gasp..
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