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Thread: LCW+Misbun combination
12-26-2009, 03:37 AM #120
Gladly our Australian Badminton community would support their entry into Australia
My shame - Always forgetting LCW's coach, Misbun.
I'm sure our Badminton community in Australia (especially in Melbourne) would welcome LCW+Misbun with opened arms, if they choose to come downunder. Both of them have been to Melbourne before and they have enjoyed their stay here.
We, Australia, would never think of asking them to come over. It would seem like we are pinching them from Malaysia. But if they wish to come to try out our environment, gladly our Australian Badminton community would support their request. Many top world class sports persons have migrated to Australia, and then represented Australia. So, the intake of the LCW+Misbun combination into Australia should not be a problem.
Regarding BAM imposing restrictions, Badminton Australia would fight tooth and nail against BAM (via the BWF) for them to represent Australia.
It's just a dream. If it happens, Badminton would become more popular in Australia.
12-26-2009, 05:58 AM #121
if badminton is popular in your country it would be an advantage as australian has the height and training facility and the know how in sports science. get started and start build more courts....
12-26-2009, 10:59 AM #122
If LCW goes Down Under ...
It would be great for Malaysia. Them Aussies can have him, if the lad wants to leave. Just shut the door on the way out.
LCW is 27 years old now. No Malaysian shuttlers can play top level badminton once they hit their late 20s (we dont have the determination nor the mentality like the Danes). At most LCW is good for another 1 year or so, plus minus. He has yet to win any majors. And at 27, it is unlikely he is going to win one.
If LCW does jump ship to Australia, it is not really a bad thing for Malaysia. We dont have to pay that monthly allowance thing for a start. And that will be a massive saving for the Malaysian taxpayers.
Secondly, with LCW gone down under, we will be forced to look/develop new talents. Youngsters or juniors will be given opportunities.
It is not a bad thing actually.
But do you think LCW will enjoy life in Australia? There is no place like home. And Malaysia is home. Plus in Malaysia, LCW gets to enjoy certain perks and privileges as a national badminton star. For example, he is paid by BAM monthly via the taxpayers, now will the Australian taxpayers or government do likewise?
What about language? English is not his first language. Is he just gonna speak hokkien or mandarin to em' Aussies over there?
What is he going to do after his playing days? Work in some chinese restaurant as a cook in Melbourne? Badminton, lets face it is not the sport of choice for Aussies ... and I am taking about Australians in general not those Malaysian, Chinese, Indonesians etc who migrated there. Between Aussie rule football, rugby, cricket, football and badminton .... badminton is a distance last.
I studied in Melbourne, and yes it is a nice place but it can never be home like Malaysia. And migrating is never easy because acceptance is an issue and challenge. Pretty interesting scenes at Cronulla Beach a few years ago.
Anyway ... the reality is going over to live in Australia is not just packing a few spare underpants. LCW or Misbun or their pet chimpanzee gotta meet em' requirements and with badminton being a minor sport unlike Cricket or Rugby ... hmmmmmmm
12-26-2009, 08:30 PM #123
*LCW goes Down Under*
Aussie A : G'day mate
LCW : aaaah ... harlo .. my Inghland ok ok la
Aussie A : You right?
LCW : Yes, I right hand player
Aussie A : Right hand? Player? Aerial ping pong?
LCW : no .. no .. I badminton champion in the whole wide world
Aussie A : Badminton, is that what you do to make a quid?
LCW : Oh no quid, I badminton champion. Veli famous person. Peoples all know me.
Aussie A : Ok, no worries, mate
LCW : Actually, I got small worry. I very worry LD win all the big titles
Aussie A : Listen mate, I dont want to be a stickybeak but who is LD?
LCW : LD big champion. He sai lang everything
Aussie A : Well. big champion or no, you gotta eat. Wanna go to Mackers? My shout?
LCW : No no I going Malaysian Open
12-26-2009, 11:03 PM #124
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12-27-2009, 12:48 PM #127
We better stick to the title of this forum
A thread has been created for us not sticking to the title of a forum: Click HERE
Last edited by chris-ccc; 12-27-2009 at 12:52 PM.
12-27-2009, 08:33 PM #128
12-27-2009, 09:42 PM #129
12-27-2009, 09:48 PM #130
Lets not have any double standards, lets stick to the topic of this thread (not forum ), shall we?
12-27-2009, 10:06 PM #131
12-27-2009, 11:34 PM #132
Some of the post here does makes me laughing all the way
12-28-2009, 01:10 AM #133
I had a quick chat with Misbun at the SSMF.
My impression is he is a fantastic training coach but not a motivating tournament coach. LCW's game showed some new dimension after his injury break.Misbun said this was because LCW suddenly had more time for training. In fact he said that training is tougher than competing in tournaments. During tournaments, he only plays one match a day; during training, it's 8 hours a day. In a way it's true. So LCW should train more and compete less. Misbun then let on that he can enrich LCW's repertoire even more but it's gonna take a lot of hard work (which shouldn't be a problem for both.) So let's look out for more exciting play. Both LCW and Misbun are brilliant in their own way so it's a terrific combination.
However, my guess is Misbun is not a great motivator during competitions. At the SSMF, LCW did not look confident facing PG. That's because he wasn't mentally prepared as it seemed he went on court without a game plan; more to adapt to PG's tactics. I mean, LCW is WR1, he has the skills to dictate play, if he does not show it, how can he play with confidence? If he does not go in with confidence, LCW cannot show his best. If he does not play his best, LCW will lose or struggle to win (like in SSMF). When LCW is confident, he will play so well, he thrashes his opponents (like SSMF08).In fact , PG commented that because LCW looked so confident in SSMF08,he knew he would have a hard time and he was right.
When Misbun is not with LCW for tournaments, there's no guarantee LCW will win but definitely, he looks more relaxed and is forced to, but free, to think of his own game plan. With Misbun, even if he may feel uncomfortable with Misbun's plan, he 's likely to feel he has to follow. This can cause conflict, mindwise and you can see uncertainty in his body language. My belief is LCW plays better against LD when he has to fend for himself without Misbun's presence (but with some other coach, assuming of course LCW has sufficient
preparation in training.)
On the lighter side, if BAM is not happy with LCW, then it would be great for him to come over to Singapore. For sure, when he wins the MS title in SSMF, he will get his US$40k promptly.Also LCW has relatives in Singapore so there's family. And just think, that OG Silver is worth S$500k here. At RM3k per month for what MAS gives, it will take some 40 years to compound and match Spore's incentive. (If I were LCW, as a professional, I will play true to my profession, I will play for the money because no one 's gonna take care of your future when the glory days are over.)
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