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07-14-2011, 04:44 AM #120
lol，since bam cant as arrogant in handling md independent player(they thought they have better stand)
i believe they will treat zul better since bam desperately need someone to shine in ms
that is the real face of bam
07-14-2011, 04:51 AM #121
Is he injured again ? He retired against Hafiz.
07-14-2011, 05:55 AM #122
Badminton is half a century behind Tennis
Let's just talk about individual tournaments. Let's read about some of our current players;
* Lin Dan may wish to win a SS tournament, CBA told him to let one of his teammates win.
* Gan Teik Chai/Tan Bin Shen qualified to participate in the 2011 World Championships. BAM said a lower pair will take their spot.
* Zhang Beiwen has had a troubled relationship with the Singapore BA. Some months ago, she trained in Indonesia.
* etc, etc, ......
Remember this discussion;
Rod Laver was excluded from World Tennis because he turned independent (from our Australian National Association).
Today, while World Tennis say that they have regretted excluding Rod Laver, most professional independent Tennis players are thankful to him for making Tennis as a sport for individual players, instead of for associations players.
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07-14-2011, 06:07 AM #123
ZZ is independent, no penalty playing for another country unlike pro players under contract with BAM. MAS is looking for the next LCW, so is INA looking to replace TH.
07-14-2011, 06:08 AM #124
07-14-2011, 07:36 AM #125
Chris@ccc, compulsory to participate. That's also why I suspect WCH retired after a couple of points playing. Have to show face there
07-14-2011, 07:52 AM #126
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07-14-2011, 08:02 AM #129
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07-14-2011, 09:23 AM #131
INA has Alamsah, Hayon and add the 4 zorros, and INA always find a way to develop MDs, Thomas Cup for INA has hope.
07-14-2011, 09:40 AM #132
INA would love to take him or the whole family .
And offer the father a coaching post
07-14-2011, 08:15 PM #133
KLRC doing A Great Job
Courtesy of The Star
Andrew’s love for badminton has produced champions like Zulfadli
By RAJES PAUL
KUALA LUMPUR: Reigning Asian junior champion Zulfadli Zulkifli is staying put with Malaysia’s world-renowned badminton club – KLRC.
And big plans are now in store to turn Zulfadli into a future Olympic champion.
The 18-year-old Zulfadli became Malaysia’s first Asian boys’ singles champion in Lucknow, India, last week.
Zulfadli’s achievement was hailed as he did not come through the Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) centralised training programme.
KLRC owner Datuk Seri Andrew Kam said that Zulfadli’s breakthrough was a testament of the professional club’s labour of love for the sport.
“KLRC spotted Zulfadli when he was 13 and we took him under our wings. Now, he has proven to us that he has the potential to become an Olympic champion,” said Andrew yesterday.
”He had a choice to choose – BAM or KLRC– and he picked us,” he added.
Andrew said that KLRC’s role was more than mere sponsors.
“We are involved in developing and unearthing new talents. Initially, KLRC started with former players and retired players. But now, we scout for talents and we are very happy with Zulfadli’s success,” said Andrew.
In a bid to strengthen the club, KLRC have engaged a new coach – Indonesian Hadi Idris – who previously coached India’s Saina Nehwal.
”We have Zulfadli’s father and Hadi as coaches now. Zulfadli also enjoys the benefit of sparring with a few of our senior players and it has added more variety to his game,” said Andrew.
The seniors playing under the KLRC banner are Mohd Hafiz Hashim and former internationals Sairul Amar Ayob and Lee Tsuen Seng. Sometimes, Zulfadli also plays with KLRC-sponsored international players.
Andrew said that new mindset was needed to encourage clubs to contribute to the development of the sport.
”We are here to complement BAM. With the involvement of more clubs, we can have a bigger pool of talents,” he said.
Asked about his involvement in the sport, Andrew, who owns several gold mines, said: “I love the sport. And I believe that players need to be given a second chance to pursue their careers – in sports or even outside of the game.”
Some of KLRC’s former players like Ang Li Peng and K. Sugina were even given scholarships to further their tertiary education. Li Peng is now a lawyer while Sugina is a doctor.
07-14-2011, 08:42 PM #134
Hiring an extra coach is not enough, They need a team of experts or tie up with nsc
07-14-2011, 10:41 PM #135
But after spending so much time and resources on "prima-donna" and ill-disciplined players, they still act negatively, how does one expect the NAs to support them further without being fair to the other players who are members of the same team?
I can't say much about the other players, but on Singaporean ZBW, she has already brought problems to herself and to the SBA. Despite this the SBA is still giving her a "final" chance, I think, because the SBA has taken lots of trouble and risk to bring her into Singapore when she was only a young teen and surely SBA wants her to do well now that she is an adult.
Just as SBA has given another opportunity to Gu Juan, who seems to be progressing well, focussing on her ambition to become a top professional.
I think the SBA has been more than fair and to me, it has gone out of its way to help errant players.
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07-14-2011, 11:15 PM #136
Is it a social and recreation club that has many public members who have to pay an entrance fee and a regular subscription? Or is Andrew Kam the sole owner and can dictate what the club can and cannot do? Do the members have a say?
BAM's mission is quite clear to specifically develop badminton players who will become professionals that can earn their keep. In the process successful players under its charge can not only bring credit to themselves and BAM, but also glory to the nation. Success in sport can bond and gel the nation. With government support and those from commercial sponsors and well-wishers, BAM is in a better position to fulfil its ambitions.
From the press report, it appears that Andrew Kam said KLRC is there to "complement" BAM but in practice, KLRC seems to be in competition with the national body, BAM. What does "complement" mean to him? Is he willing to pass on talented players to BAM for further grooming and development. Or his players will play for MAS only in the name of KLRC?
Or does he think he has a better machinery than BAM? If he has, then he should take over the running of BAM and bring in various talents to enhance its workings so that MAS will have a bountiful supply of first-class players and rule the badminton world once more?
Last edited by Loh; 07-14-2011 at 11:24 PM.