EastDevil, I agree and disagree. Yes, it may be a waste of money to send them (that is the agreement bit). Now this is the part where I disagree with you. When they are sent overseas, they are also put under some pressure because they know if they do not show an inkling of capability they may not get the chance again. And this is not false statement. Also you got to remember some of the players may also be sent for a purpose e.g. to be sparring partners for other teams members (e.g. in the TC, results of course is a different issue). In the scheme of things, Malaysia, despite sending players who may seem not to perform, are actually getting results. The examples of the doubles (and so many young ones coming) would make Singaporeans 'drool' and wished that they have the same - perhaps you ought to change your mindset of yours.