12-08-2008, 01:39 AM #52
Actually in my opinion... if XXF is really considering about retiring from China's national team, then she really SHOULD lose the match on purpose. China team wants to keep the potential winners, and if XXF continues to show that she is capable of winning and still performs better than the juniors, then it will be difficult for her to receive permission to leave the team.
However, if she loses a lot then she doesn't even need to ASK... and instead she will be ASKED to leave instead. haha... the only exception I have seen so far is in BAM of Malaysia, where they keep "losers" around longer than they should. LOL
12-08-2008, 01:43 AM #53
If you go back and watch the match between Lin Dan and Chen Yu back in the World cup of 2006... even as a teammate, Chen Yu had no chance of predicting Lin Dan's smashes, or mostly anything Lin Dan did with an overhead stroke. That's how good Lin Dan should be.
However, recently Lin Dan's smashes had been read quite a few times by other players.. eg. LCW(at the recent China open08) read a couple of Lin Dan smashes at half court... literally you could see that LCW was not just guessing which side LD was going to smash... he knew it. It was never the case in the past... Lin Dan would be able to see clearly where his opponent is moving and smash accordingly... but the 3 months vacation seemed to have an impact of him, too.
Last edited by bananakid; 12-08-2008 at 01:46 AM.
12-08-2008, 04:01 AM #54
suddenly...we saw two one the same side having a war???
12-08-2008, 04:16 AM #55
12-08-2008, 05:36 PM #56
I think LCW still is guessing. Because there are times when he moved to the wrong side. Anyway, it depends on how you define guessing.
It's interesting to compare MSF with MDSF of KKK/TBH vs Fuzzy.
1. Both are very boring matches (I didn't even bother to download MSF, and regret my decision of downloading MDSF).
2. Both have unbearably boring and one-sided first two games, and somewhat boring 3rd games.
3. In both matches, the "upper" side looked not motivated/tired/absent-minded (KKK/TBH, in particular TBH, in MDSF, LD in MSF).
4. It's hard to find motivation for match-fixing for both matches.
My personal take is that LD vs CJ is not fixed. Just for some reason (too tired for example) LD played quite below par.
Last edited by ye333; 12-08-2008 at 05:38 PM.
12-11-2008, 02:52 AM #57
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