First it was the KO. Not easy playing badminton in freezing sub zero temperatures. Our good Datuk overcame the extreme cold, whiteout effect and romped home with the title. Well done. Within days, our good Datuk was back in Malaysia for the MO. From freezing cold to playing badminton under hot and humid conditions. The man bagged his first back to back titles. Kudos to Datuk. In the recently concluded NGP, our WR1 swept aside all the shrimps and foot soldiers with relative ease to win the NGP for like the 100th time or so. .... the All England Yes ... the All England, the oldest and most prestigious badminton tournament. The tourney is even older than Malaysia. This is a biggie. It is good to see that Datuk is even continuing his training during the CNY holidays. The man is serious about winning a major. He wants the AE badly. After numerous failed attempts, LCW believes this is his best chance to wrest the AE title. And I believe so too. Personally, I believe his gameplay has improved. But there are still some visible cracks. During the MO, LCW was taken to 3 sets by LD's lieutenants, DPY & CJ in front of the Boleh crowd. CJ came very close to pulling the rug under LCW's feet as he had Datuk by the ropes and Bolehians foaming at the mouths in the stands. Temperament, not skills and technique will be tested. While LCW has improved his gameplay, questions will be asked about him mentally in England. Can he overcome his usual cold feet when performing on the big stage? While many here will think that LD is the biggest obstacle, I would say the biggest obstacle will be LCW himself. Can he overcome his own mental barriers? There will be many banana skins and if LCW is not careful, he may find himself bundled out by a lower ranked shuttler. LCW wants a major bad. And I believe should he fail again this time, damage done may be irreversible. And should he be beaten by LD, it will be the straw that broke the camel's back. There will be no coming back if he gets another beating by LD. Like it or not, the AE is a make or break for LCW in terms of landing a biggie. If LCW wins the AE, we will have a rejuvenated shuttler who may just challenge for the OG 2012. Should he fails, my bet is things will be downhill for him as I doubt he can recover from another disappointment. Its gonna be an interesting AE. We have a WR1 MS. Can he deliver the AE?