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08-02-2013, 05:04 AM #1429
BAM should take necessary steps to revive the MD of Malaysia which is in the downslide at present.
It seems like some of the former players are very much interested in helping them to revive its condition.
There is an article about this.
Former stars ready to serve
BAM: Soon Kit, Wan Wah willing to help revive doubles
FORMER international Cheah Soon Kit is ready to accept the responsibility of reviving the national men's doubles squad if given the opportunity by the BA of Malaysia (BAM).
Malaysia used to be a world power in the men's doubles and won honours on a regular basis but the standard has hit rock bottom and this was epitomised by the poor performances of World No 2 Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong over the last three years.
Despite their ranking, Kien Keat-Boon Heong have never won a super series title since the Malaysia Open in January, 2010 and, most worrisome, is the fact that BAM has not found a genuine pair to take over from them.
Despite having numerous world junior champions, the men's doubles has stagnated in the senior department under chief coach Tan Kim Her and it is learnt that BAM is on the lookout for his successor.
Soon Kit, the most successful doubles player of his era and a silver medallist in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics with Yap Kim Hock, has previously proved his worth as the national women's doubles coach where he had nurtured Commonwealth Games and Sea Games champions during his reign (2002-2007). He has also produced quality players like Wong Pei Tty, Chin Eei Hui, Ang Li Peng, Lim Pek Siah and Joanne Quay.
In fact, it was Soon Kit who was the front-runner to be the men's doubles coach in 2002 but due to his no-nonsense and stern approach, BAM had instead opted for Kim Hock.
"I have delivered as a women's doubles coach and all I need is an opportunity from BAM to become a national coach again," said Soon Kit.
"I am ready to serve the national team anytime and I believe I can bring progress to the men's doubles squad if given a chance. There is still solid talent in the national team to work with and they need to be developed fast before it is too late.
"I have stated this time and again as I am always willing to contribute to the national team in whichever way I can but there has been no response so far."
Another former player who may also consider a coaching offer is Lee Wan Wah who has been running an academy with three other ex-internationals Chew Choon Eng, Chan Chong Ming and Wong Choong Hann.
Wan Wah, who formed the nation's top pair with Choong Tan Fook after Soon Kit-Kim Hock's retirement, said he will also consider a coaching offer from BAM.
"There is plenty that the former players can do to help Malaysian badminton. We are always willing to contribute if there is an avenue to do so," said the 38-year-old Wan Wah.
"The younger group of ex-players are still involved with the basics of the game while the older players, although they may not be coaching anymore, still have so much to offer as they have great knowledge of the game and can still give valuable input."
Newly elected BAM president Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff, it seems, has not been wasting time either and this was proven when out of the blue Tan Aik Mong, himself a former international, showed up at the Juara Stadium to meet the current national coaches a couple days ago.
It is strongly rumoured that Aik Mong, who was Tengku Mahaleel's university mate, is expected to be appointed director of coaching, with Soon Kit under consideration to replace Kim Her as the men's doubles coach.
Other former internationals such as Datuk James Selvaraj, Kwan Yoke Meng and Razif Sidek are also likely to be considered for roles in the coaching and training committee (CTC) or other advisory capacities related to the national team and grassroots development.
Last edited by scorpion1; 08-02-2013 at 05:11 AM.
08-02-2013, 08:42 AM #1430
08-02-2013, 09:25 AM #1431
08-03-2013, 12:14 AM #1432
It all depends on the current President of BAM. If 'cronisme' is his cup of tea, don't expect too much. The cycle will continue.
08-04-2013, 05:12 AM #1433
08-04-2013, 05:20 AM #1434
why lee ww/csk and others offer the help after nadzmi depart?
does this mean something?
08-04-2013, 05:24 AM #1435
or rather after ncc quit as chairman of ctc??
08-04-2013, 06:01 AM #1436
08-04-2013, 07:13 AM #1437
08-04-2013, 07:14 AM #1438
Somewhere in the interview LCW jokingly said the new BAM president might not even know who is he..lol, but it could be true
08-10-2013, 12:08 AM #1439
BWF CHAMPIONSHIP: Mixed doubles just as important
10 August 2013
JEREMY Gan has pleaded again to the back-up players to show some focus on the mixed doubles rather than taking up the discipline as a last resort to stay in the national team.
..."There are a lot of young doubles players coming through the junior ranks but almost all like to only play in the men's or women's doubles. They must be allowed to also compete in the mixed doubles early in their careers before specialising, as done in the other nations," said Jeremy.
"We cannot have a situation where after failing in the men's or women's doubles, they take up mixed doubles.... The failure in Guangzhou should also be a wake-up call for Jeremy as he must also buck up and make major improvements to his training programme in order to convince the better players to take up mixed doubles.
"They should be playing in two events and based on their success and ability, they can specialise later. After all, mixed doubles also offers an Olympic gold."
08-10-2013, 12:12 AM #1440
BWF CHAMPIONSHIP: Kim Her defends pair
10 August 2013
"They have tried their best. In fact they started well but the Koreans changed their tactics to counter all our shots. In terms of target, it is a failure," said Kim Her.
"I will prepare a report for the CTC and let it make the decision. I will also make recommendations but it is not appropriate for me to disclose them now.
Edit: So, is it the Korean team's fault that KKK/TBH lost?
08-10-2013, 04:46 AM #1441
Better not to put words in others mouth. The coach was just explaining what went wrong. This is just a post-tactical analysis. If anyone one of us were to fail in a mission in a team, how would we feel if our team leader blame it on us directly? We are all humans, sympathy is still what makes us all human
08-10-2013, 05:12 AM #1442
08-10-2013, 05:21 AM #1443
they (koo/tan & TKH) not yet realise the korean pair love to play 'flat' and 'flit' as not let the opponent have a chance to have attacking mode...
08-10-2013, 06:04 AM #1444
08-12-2013, 04:00 AM #1445
I wonder what BAM are thinking after having let this guy leave...
Rexy enjoying his moment after his team win two WC titles..
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