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Thread: New Dawn For Malaysian Badminton
03-21-2007, 07:51 PM #18Originally Posted by X Ball
03-21-2007, 10:27 PM #19
Ya, I think thy shud be allowed to do advertisements to inflate their income. BTW are they considered professionals or still amateurs? If wanna maintain amateur status, then cannot do ads .
03-21-2007, 10:56 PM #20
i think... profession kua... haha
03-21-2007, 11:32 PM #21Originally Posted by OneToughBirdie
In the Asian countries, we get full house for any tournament. Asians (Indonesians, Chinese, Malaysians, Thais and the Filipinos) enjoy the sport because it is fast and entertainiing. So why is it not popular elsewhere ?
I think generally there is not a lot of marketing in the countries outside of Asia. The World Badminton Association should promote more of the game -- by introducing it into schools in Europe or the US. I think they have done a bit of that in the US but it needs to continue. In countries such as Asia, where the game is established, the prizemoney need to increase to attract people to the sport. The badminton federation in each country need to promote the game to the corporates (for more sponsorship). No sport will survive without corporate marketing.
Having said all the above, I think the sport is now going through a cycle whereby more countries are getting involved with the Super Series, a good strategy to promote the game. It is quite good at the moment, there is a lot of hype about the game. The game is played in many countries now. The European are getting more involved with this sport, and some are getting very good at it. Perhaps in another 5 years, players from Slovakia might win the ALL-England.
03-21-2007, 11:39 PM #22
Maybe its too early to confirm it's a "New Dawn".
Before the recent KKK/TBH's success (barely 6 months as a competitive pair), BAM seemed to be receiving brickbats for it's mishandling of the national trainees, not much better than its Indonesian counterpart, PBSI.
The appointment of Li Mao first, followed by Rexy has rejuvenated the men's departments and in women's singles as well. Even Rashid's girls did relatively well in major competitions. The positive forces have radiated all round! It was almost a new beginning in badminton for Malaysia because team morale seemed to have gone up a few notches.
But with the departure of Li Mao to Korea, the men's singles' aspirations, especially LCW's, appear to have departed as well. So the turning point has been blunted and the new dawn has once again to be ignited to inspire the men and women's singles to confirm an all-round development for Malaysian badminton.
No doubt, with KKK/TBH's inspiring AE success, the men's doubles department will continue to make an impact internationally. Rexy will see to it for he himself is now an inspired man. But how long will the other departments take to lift Malaysian badminton again? So the new dawn is still in the making, IMHO.
03-22-2007, 01:15 AM #23Originally Posted by Loh
When I wrote about the new dawn, I think every Malaysian will share my feelings that it is indeed a new dawn even though there is LCW's recent bad form and the departure of Li Mao.
Before the MD became a success, there was very little to cheer for even tho LCW provided some sparks now & then. Now there is so much to cheer and every Malaysian will now believe that KKK-TBH is a chance in all the coming tournaments that they will compete in. LCW, Hafiz, and the other doubles' woes are forgotten.
Human nature is such that they will expand on the positives than live on the negatives. The new dawn is a signal that Malaysians can now look forward to new successes through this spectacular pair of KKK-TBH. So what if LCW and Hafiz fail, it will still not deny them the joys that will be brought in by KKK-TBH. There is so much to look forward to, even LCW and Hafiz may be viewed in a positive light - that the other Malaysian players may turn around fuelled by this new dawn. Really Loh, if Singapore has Ronald firing, you will probably also call it a new dawn for Singapore too - you might even be more vocal than I .
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03-22-2007, 01:58 AM #24
I naturally join all badminton loving Malaysians in celebrating KKK/TBH's recent successes which culminated in their AE crown. That was an awesome performance by such a young pair in such a prestigious and competitive international as the AE! Mind you, it took some 20 long years since the last Malaysian men's doubles' AE victory.
Of course this has a very positive influence on the rest of the Malaysian team for now, they have seen with their own eyes that it is possible to win at the highest level, even with a pair that was formed for only about 6 months! When the more experienced LWW/CTF tried very hard over the years to take the crown but failed, this seemingly inexperienced pair have done it in a relatively short time! Yes, the confidence level has risen.
If Ronal Susilo can win the AE men's singles, the same positive feeling will also reveberate all over Singapore. We will also celebrate, no doubt!
But I can't honestly say that Ronald's win will "signal the new dawn for Singapore badminton", because there are so many other areas found wanting and will need much effort, resources, dedication, commitment and time to make them right.
Because of its generality, the description of the 'new dawn' should encompass the other related areas as well, not just in men's doubles only. Otherwise, there will be a lobsided development which impedes a more constant and consistent progress for badminton in Malaysia.
In that sense, Malaysian badminton has some way to go. As for Singapore, we are far behind even with the help of foreign imports. We just don't have the necessary numbers of our own to form a more reliable and consistent base, unlike even Malaysia with a smaller population compared to Indonesia and giant China.
03-22-2007, 02:40 AM #25
Yeah, I think "new dawn" is probably a bit dramatic. Firstly, it implies that Malaysia had long been in the dark, which is not the case. Secondly, you are placing too much burden on the shoulders of KKK/TBH, as if they are the only light-bringers of Malaysian badminton.
03-22-2007, 03:36 AM #26
just hope they won't be like Hafiz in a few years time... heheheh
03-22-2007, 04:22 AM #27
These two youngsters are worthy champions & no credit should be taken away from them. As a new pair, their opponents don't really know their game. You bet that their opponents will definitely sit down with their coaches & start reading KKK/TBH's game. As it is, they were taken to 3 games by their opponents in the last tournament which signifies the opponents making inroads. KKK/TBH has to remain vigilant, otherwise the faster the ascent, the faster the descent.
03-22-2007, 04:25 AM #28Originally Posted by hcyong
As for the use of the words "new dawn", clearly it is subjective. Personally, a new energy is happening and that to me is a new dawn -- yesterday was all gloomy, today is all happening.
03-22-2007, 08:04 AM #29
I Malaysia Boleh. Singapore sure also Boleh
Let the magic rub off on both Malaysian's and Singaporeans alike !
Originally Posted by Loh
03-22-2007, 11:00 PM #30Originally Posted by X Ball
03-22-2007, 11:09 PM #31Originally Posted by hcyong
hahahaha, this is what it is about my friend. One success and we sing it up ! How often do you get to do this ?
And if I can borrow a saying : "it has been a long time between drinks for Malaysian fans". And if there is more to come from KKK-TBH, we will continue to make noises here about these heroes !
03-24-2007, 02:44 AM #32
the difference between KKK/TBH with other malaysian doubles is that KKK/TBH has faster speed and good low drives.
03-25-2007, 10:02 PM #33Originally Posted by JaCkô
03-26-2007, 02:26 AM #34
Really, if we want to talk about new dawns, this is not the time yet. The whole squad has to be consistent before new dawns happen. Not to take away anything from Koo/Tan and Rexy.
I've seen too much of MAS badminton to see how hopes went up and down. The only time we had consistency was that period between 1986 and 1996, and even then we only managed one Thomas Cup victory, 2nd place in World Championships, All-England and Olympics, and eventually failed miserably in 1996 Thomas Cup.
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