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    Quote Originally Posted by chris-ccc View Post
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    Today, 31-Dec-2011, it was reported that Lin Dan said that tennis ace Li Na should be regarded as China's outstanding performer this year (2011).

    "Though her championship is different from those we have won at the Olympics, she has changed the way the world values China's sport. I hope many other (Chinese) can achieve this, too," said Lin Dan.

    Source: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/20...t_14361668.htm

    I wonder if Lin Dan is thinking of going independent after the 2012 London Olympic Games.
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    If he go independent after 2012 LOndon OG., Li yong bo will show him this face
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    He OWES CBA a lot..

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    Quote Originally Posted by george@chongwei View Post
    If he go independent after 2012 LOndon OG., Li yong bo will show him this face
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    He OWES CBA a lot..
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    This is the thing about our Badminton - Our players have become slaves to their National Associations. This is because of China's way of looking at sports.

    Now, I think you understand why I have mentioned so much (in this thread) about Li Na leaving China (and now training in Europe).

    For your favourite player, Lee Chong Wei; I think he can perform better if he leaves BAM and go to train in China, Indonesia, Korea or even Denmark (and going independent, of course).

    BTW, you are thinking of who owes who too much; instead of what is best for how Badminton can develop as a top and popular worldwide sport.

    I am for players' glory; not for their National Associations' glory.
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    Don't think it is possible under the current circumstances, at least if you want to participate in those prestigeous tournaments like WC or Olympics.

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    Lightbulb For players' glory; not for their National Associations' glory

    Quote Originally Posted by phili View Post
    Don't think it is possible under the current circumstances, at least if you want to participate in those prestigeous tournaments like WC or Olympics.
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    Hope that BWF will follow how Tennis to do it, and change it for players' glory; not for their National Associations' glory.
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    Thumbs up 2013 Indian Badminton League (August 14 - 31)

    Quote Originally Posted by chris-ccc View Post
    Hope that BWF will follow how Tennis to do it, and change it for players' glory; not for their National Associations' glory.
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    I have been following the 2013 Indian Badminton League thread:
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...(August-14-31)

    I am delighted that this league will help professional players wishing to go on their own.
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    I think we have oversimplified in our thinking of players going professional... Yup Li Na is a successful case study but in reality, there are many players ranked 50 and below struggling to make a living at the satelites/challengers. Without association support, many has to depend on their family to start off their tennis career.

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    until the sport itself could sustain the life of the majority of players, including their hiring of supporting team (coach, trainer, medical, ... etc), it is impossible for players just go straight out to be indi-pro...

    Li Na did benefit from such sustainability from pro tennis and therefore could survive so many years until she won the 1st Grand Slam...

    at the moment, no such environment in badminton.

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    Exclamation This really upsets me

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonc108 View Post
    until the sport itself could sustain the life of the majority of players, including their hiring of supporting team (coach, trainer, medical, ... etc), it is impossible for players just go straight out to be indi-pro...

    Li Na did benefit from such sustainability from pro tennis and therefore could survive so many years until she won the 1st Grand Slam...

    at the moment, no such environment in badminton.
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    Don't get me wrong. I am not encouraging all players to go professional (when most of us know it's tough for them to do so).

    I am encouraging national associations to allow their players to go professional if their players wish to do so. Currently many national associations despise their players wishing to go professional, removing them from their national team set-up. This really upsets me.

    Other national associations of sports like Soccer, Tennis, Golf, etc, etc, ... do not despise their players wishing to go professional. Them professional players are usually included in their national teams when inter-nations matches are played.
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