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    Badminton clubs and coaching won't bring in the kind of money to maintain his current good lifestyle. I think he is already involved in property development which can bring in the money.

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    Not many can retire while at the top of their games (albeit a bit old) coz they are used to be in the limelight throughout their careers/lives. Look at Michael Jordan, he retired and played some baseball then back to basketball, again, and no way found his old forms. Roger Federer is a good mirror for LCW coz RF is getting old n losing matches to lower ranked players. Not forgetting Taufik Hidayat who suffered the same fate as RF.

    LCW should retire by the end of THIS year, regardless of the outcome of Commonwealth and Asia Games. IMHO, these two games are nowhere near the prestige of WC and OG, so LCW will always be remembered as "two times Olympics SILVER medalists". The next generation will NOT bother if he had won 52 MS titles (LD only has 51 MS titles) or 10 Msia SS titles (yes, this is the feat no one has ever achieved), but what matters are OG and WC. Having said that, no one should discredit what LCW has achieved, kudos to 大马一哥。

    What we remember about Rashid? Olympics Bronze medalist. FooKK? 1992 Thomas Cup hero. BOLEH?

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    I'm not sure why but my guts keep telling me LCW is only gonna retire on getting MO's title. Not on other SSP title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    Imho there's another way to look at retirement : better to leave the sport at the top of the game, instead of inevitably going thru a slow declining phase. Like TH or PG. He is 31 after all, not a young pup anymore... even though he may be one of the fittest player in badminton history, time is not on his side.

    Plus, mentally it'll be getting more difficult for his will power to train and play to win as much as previously, now that he's a dad and family becomes more important.
    You are too focus on the game and winning...you should rewind back to 30-40 years ago where players play for pride and country, no money at that time, players had real daytime jobs...today's game is money first money talks, show me the money, no money no talk. Play 5 games and you could win US$30K, 40K and more...win the majors and the bonus exceed these figures, plus untold endorsement $$$ rolling in. And we are talking USD, not ruppee or ringgit. Check the USD conversion to ringgit, check how much an average Malaysian earns in a year, you do the math. Not bad for a Form dropout, actually make LCW the most successful self-made millionaire Form 3 dropout in Malaysian history.
    Sure LCW is rich, but who would say 'I don't need more' with the USD keeps rolling in.
    The BAM idiots need him to keep playing, LCW feeds them. Without LCW, these idiot coaches are exposed butt naked, no freaking good. As long as he can still win and BAM is kissing to ask him to play on, life is good. LCW help these idiots, the idiots in turn help LCW, after all it is not their $$, it is the tax payers. He can command the $$$, like appearance $$ to keep playing. He can fool a lot of people with this retirement thingie, not OTB. I bet Dec 2015 he will still be playing, and then it is only 8 months to RIO...bet on that....mark this post, remind me if I am wrong

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    inland revenue board was investigating one of the nation most popular and successful athlete. authority claimed he never fill in his income tax for the past few years.
    in the letter,the prize money and endorsement income was clearly stated.
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    as far as i know,prize money of athlete aren't taxable income.
    endorsement,yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limsy View Post
    inland revenue board was investigating one of the nation most popular and successful athlete. authority claimed he never fill in his income tax for the past few years.
    in the letter,the prize money and endorsement income was clearly stated.
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    as far as i know,prize money of athlete aren't taxable income.
    endorsement,yes.
    Wonder who that dude is And the prize money are in USD while local endorsements ringgit, one Mother-Of-A-Big-Difference Quick, dial the PM's wife, now who dare to audit me

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneToughBirdie View Post
    Wonder who that dude is And the prize money are in USD while local endorsements ringgit, one Mother-Of-A-Big-Difference Quick, dial the PM's wife, now who dare to audit me
    Did Limsy made any reference to the title of this thread? You are jumping the gun and putting the cart before the horse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nokh88 View Post
    Did Limsy made any reference to the title of this thread? You are jumping the gun and putting the cart before the horse.
    I did noy say who

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    i do see him opening badminton club, following the example of Taufik and others. I don't know how much revenue that will generate though, and I honestly doubt he will be very involved in the running of such a club himself.

    all these retirement is just a smoke screen. as long has he is still winning, i don't think that will happen.
    LCW forged a partnership with his god-father, uncle looi, a few years back to open his own badminton club/academy in KL. http://www.looiba.com.my/datuk-lee-c...i-sports-arena

    Even if he decided to retire, I'm very sure the clowns in BAM will try their best to stop him from doing that. Furthermore, with interference from BAM's so called patron, you guys know who that is, I'm afraid LCW's retirement will not be so soon though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nokh88 View Post
    Make hay while the sun shines. Post as much as you like.

    Our friend may retire at the end of the year :
    http://www.thestar.com.my/Sport/Badm...g-at-year-end/
    LCW is a great sportsman, but never a good spokesman.... much of what he spoken in the past always appeared to be naive, immature or boyish.... (even some ppls may feel bad at what i said..)

    to be short, i don't believe in what he says...

    i don't believe he will retire this year, nor next year... just like i didn't believe he will retire after OG12...

    there will be another series of drama of persuasion from the sports minister, then prime minister, then whatsoever, then CW will reluctantly promise to continue, say he will continue for the malaysians, for the fans.... making himself focus again, a hero again... so much like a child's drama for attention...

    so tired of seeing all these flip-flop games...
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    Ithought LCW said he will play less and focus on the majors this year. But now he enters to play in INA Superliga team, payout is US$83K per team competition. So if the team Dato is on wins, his team gets $83K, I figure LCW will get >US10K per match, i.e. more than any SS or SSP payout. Like I said, money talks, no money talk, show me the money and I come play....

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    I think 2 or 3yrs ago, he said that that particular world championship was his last before the tournament begins. and after he got the silver, he announced that 'I'll be back'.. and guess what? he's still playing until this year, being one of his main target. and probably will keep playing for the next 3 or 4yrs. Maybe he will really retire after he get a gold colour medal, who knows? but I do know that there are a lot of youngsters trying very hard to beat him while he's still playing. I really do hope that he can retire as world number 1 or 2 or 3 rather than fade away slowly in terms of ranking and dissapear from top 20 or so...

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    Maybe he thought he could get the gold medal. He doesn't wanna retire as a second fiddle to ld I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepyEyedBoyZ View Post
    Maybe he thought he could get the gold medal. He doesn't wanna retire as a second fiddle to ld I guess.
    Wrong. He knows he's incapable of getting gold medal in big tourneys anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M3Series View Post
    Wrong. He knows he's incapable of getting gold medal in big tourneys anymore.
    As I have stated in my earlier postings, LCW is presently most business
    minded and is in it for the money. He is quite lucky that at the tail end of his
    career, badminton leagues are sprouting everywhere. - money, money, money
    and money!!!
    But I have to admit, he deserves everything he's getting but the taxman will
    disagree...

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    lcw once said he will retired before oympic 2008.
    it has been 6 years~~~

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    Without CL/LD, LCW being so consistent and in fantastic fitness is still the 1 to beat. The money is good with leaques sprouting all over recruiting LCW, the USD prize plus appearance/signing fee are easy pickings, and without the CHN duo there, another big USD payday awaits.
    These leaques are no more than a practice/exhibition session for LCW, play 1 match per session, more entertainment than what it is and collect more USD than SS/SSP pays on average per day i.e. if he wins the SS/SSP.
    Forget about all these retirement hypes, LCW will continue to play SS/SSP/majors beyond 2014 and till RIO16 as long as he can still win. Winning brings in the $$ plus enhancing his endorsement fee. Honestly, only CL (whenever he participates) can threaten LCW but CL is not consistent against other players and got knockout before he can get into the final to face LCW. LD (if what is posted is correct that he will be back in March, we shall see) is generous avoiding SS/SSP, that makes it so much easier for LCW to accumulate all these SS/SSP titles. So all these talks about LCW retiring at the end of this year, I bet my...my, err my what now..umm 'gold fish' that ain't gonna happen.
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