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12-31-2006, 03:34 PM #69
A bit off topic-Sorry to jump in..Originally Posted by Oldhand
Well, IMO, as i've posted before it'll be hard to "judge" who would be "better" or who'll be "the giant" among all.
To judge LinDan/Taufik to Rudy Hartono/YangYang or even Tangxinhu, Hou, IMO, it's almost incomparable. Just from a purely different eras between those players, is hard enough for us to make that comparison(s).
To put it simply : different generation of players(and their accomplishments) from different eras deserve their own merit(s), respectively from each other(let alone us fans)..
Last edited by ctjcad; 12-31-2006 at 03:38 PM.
12-31-2006, 04:05 PM #70
Happy New Year!
I thought this thread was about SuperDan (DinkAlot) , SuperDink.
Just thought of this last night.
SuperDink, able to break a shaft with a single swing, pop a string with a single drop, crush a bird with a single smash, it's a bird...no, it's SuperDan.....
Happy New Year!
12-31-2006, 04:33 PM #71Originally Posted by Viper2005
12-31-2006, 05:00 PM #72
Good summary Oldhand. You should visit BF more often
Neither LD or TH can be considered the greatest or legendary status at the time being. LD had been excellent for the past 1.5-2 years while TH was brilliant spottily.
For the TH fans out there, I had never stated that TH isn't an excellent player nor did i wrote that LD is the best or greatest player. What I have been doing was only to 'cool' down your delirious chanting for taufik.
Last edited by cooler; 12-31-2006 at 05:04 PM.
01-01-2007, 12:13 AM #73
Taneepak, Where Are You?Originally Posted by ctjcad
Nevertheless, as someone who has seen all of them in action, Taneepak's reply should make for an interesting read.
01-01-2007, 12:16 AM #74
lolOriginally Posted by cooler
Originally Posted by cooler
01-01-2007, 01:10 AM #75
I have no doubt that Rudy Hartono was perhaps the greatest badminton player of all time. I first time I saw him play was when he was just 16 or 17 and it was obvious to everyone that they were seeing the emergence of a truly great player. The gap between Rudy and the others was so huge that it was a wonder he kept on playing for so long. Time and again I saw him humiliate Malaysia's Tan Aik Hung and Yew Chen Hoe. Rudy was in a word majestic and he moved like a Greek god.
I saw Taufik play when he was first played outside Indonesia. He was very impressive, and I remember Peter Gade, equally impressed, expressed a desire to play Taufik-they have since met many times on the court. But Taufik is no Hartono. The majesty, grace, and the huge gap that Hartono had over all his opponents-all these Taufik does not have.
Another player that I would rate very highly was Zhao Jianhua, perhaps the most exciting, and also very deceptive, player I have seen of the modern players. I would rate him higher than Yang Yang.
01-01-2007, 02:51 AM #76
Keep the fires going!Originally Posted by Oldhand
I like Cooler even though we're at opposite ends ,opinionwise. My posts (used to) rattle him enough so he's learned to cool down but thankfully he still has a lot of passion for BCF.
It's important, esp. for our teenagers, that we have a spectrum of opinions so that the minds are broadened instead of narrowed.
And yes, Cooler , keep stoking the fires!
01-01-2007, 03:01 AM #77Originally Posted by cooler
01-01-2007, 03:09 AM #78Originally Posted by pjswift
01-01-2007, 06:29 AM #79
Hartono at 16 !!!
Taneepak, you've sure come a long way.
And thanks a ton for the insight.
Originally Posted by taneepak
Originally Posted by taneepak
Those who missed downloading the CCTV coaching tips featuring Zhao can see Segments 1, 3 and 9 on YouTube. It's not something to be missed .
01-01-2007, 03:48 PM #80
Totally disagree with your "fame comes with consistency" theory... I think Zhao Jianhua is a big counter-example...
Originally Posted by X Ball
01-01-2007, 03:51 PM #81
In fact, a super fit CH can beat LD easily. Just take a look at the 2nd and 3rd games of 2005 AE MSF. LD had no chance against CH's powerful attack.
But CH is old. So I doubt he will be anywhere close to "super fit" again.
Originally Posted by pjswift
01-01-2007, 04:44 PM #82Originally Posted by ye333
Rudy Had the best of both worlds, many tournament victories and sublime talent and flair. Generally it is the flair that people remember-ZJH athletic ability, Rudys' stroke play and mental strength, Prakash's deception.
01-01-2007, 05:49 PM #83Originally Posted by jamesd20
The body can only take a certain amount of training. More does not mean better! The law of diminishing returns then kicks in. Recently, I had as a patient a very famous China player. He had been very talented, with good height, reach, good strokes and so on and had even won the All-England mens singles championship. Then, at the height of his career, I read that he had to lay off because of pneumonia, and had to rest. And now, I had him, here in Singapore where he had come to work, under my care. My tests and chest X-rays revealed he had an old healed pneumonia which was complicated. It revealed a poorly-treated infection which had led to pus formation in the pleural cavity (empyema). This in turn led to the lower third of the affected lung being encased in scar and fibrous tissue, thus limiting expansion and exchange of oxygen. I was in no doubt that he had been under great pressure to do well in the Thomas Cup and All-England tournament at that time. He just did not have enough rest! Although he could still play very well, his lasting power would not be the same, and he has not played in high level matches since then.
01-01-2007, 11:04 PM #84
The great wordsOriginally Posted by taneepak
Taneepak, my regards for you.
TH-fans and LD-fans, badminton is just a game that should make us joyfull. No doubt both TH and LD are the best player in their era. The most important thing is they providing us a good example and an entertaining game as well as the other player.
Lets enjoy the game .....and, please do not enjoy the feud.
01-02-2007, 07:34 PM #85Originally Posted by ye333
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