NEWS : Inconsistency is the biggest problem

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  1. kwun

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    New Straits Times » Sport

    Badminton: Inconsistency is the biggest problem
    S. Selvam

    Mar 6:
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    A WHOPPING 47 per cent, going by the online poll conducted by The New Straits Times, don’t have faith in any of the national shuttlers winning any of the titles in the All-England Championships which begin at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham on Tuesday.

    Only 26 per cent of the 298 respondents believe a Malaysian will win a title in the four-star championships.

    Another 27 per cent responded with a maybe.

    The reasons given by the respondents were aplenty, the most common being the lackadaisical attitude of the shuttlers, and the disease that seem to plague all Malaysian sports — inconsistency.

    "Malaysian players lack consistency and endurance. Very often, even though they may reach the final, they will probably settle for the runner-up position," said a respondent who identified himself as Ah Chong.

    "They are perceived as lacking in spirit and do not test their limits," he added.

    The national shuttlers performances in the ongoing Swiss Open may have influenced some of the respondents as all the Malaysian men's singles players, with the exception of Roslin Hashim, crashed in the second round.

    Roslin, the former World No 1, made it to the quarter-finals when he beat Chen Yu of China yesterday.

    Last year, Roslin's brother, Mohamed Hafiz Hashim ended Malaysia's 37-year wait for the All-England singles title, but Hafiz has been struggling to regain his form on returning from a five-month lay-off. In the Swiss Open, Hafiz crashed out in the first round.

    While there were plenty of unkind words directed at the national shuttlers, Aysraff, perhaps summed it up best.

    "Yes, yes, yes. That's the spirit. Malaysians should rally together and give them support," said Asyraff who believes a Malaysian will win the All-England title.

    "Don't condemn them even before the race starts." Those interested to join the poll and make their views and opinions known, please log on to www.nst.com.my
     
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    I agree that inconsistency is the biggest problem with the Msian Badminton players. however i have faith in them and i'm sure they will do well in All England and even thomas cup.
     
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    I'm glad to see Choong and Lee beat Eriksen and Lundgaard in two. That's very encouraging because the first time they beat them was in HK Open. It's true, this pair blow hot and cold all the time:D
     
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    History is proof of glorious victories achieved when Malaysia performs as the underdogs in the midst of cruel badminton supremacy of other countries during the thomas cup year where Malaysia snatch the cup away from china and indonesia. the way Rashid sidek defeated the king of court craft Zhao Jianhua and stamina based player Ardy Wiranata.
     
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    IMHO, after 7 years (from the start of this thread), currently, other than Lee Chong Wei, the inconsistency of Malaysian players still remains.

    The Doubles pair of Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong has performed not too badly. The others, we so often find them getting knocked out in the first few rounds at tournaments.

    But if we were to talk about the Mens team (not about individual players or pairs), Malaysia is quite consistent; remaining in the Top 5 Badminton nations continuously for some 6 decades now.
     
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    Haha, so the badminton team is primarily an Ant Organization, doing well in support and numbers, but as an individual they falter.
     
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    The introduction of a BWF World Nations Rankings (December 2010)

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    In December 2010 BWF agreed to establish a World Nations Rankings. The introduction of a World Nations Rankings will have beneficial effects in generating media coverage for Badminton and might also allow Countries to demonstrate to funding partners that they are worth investing in, while also incentivising others to improve their ranking.

    The attached World Nations Rankings which in on a trial basis will be published on the BWF website from January to end of March 2011. During this trial period Member Associations are requested to give feedback on the rankings, their principles and weightings. An official ranking will be published from 1st April taking into account feedback received from Member Associations and making any adjustments deemed useful.

    Click on the source (from one of our BCers) to see and read the chart. From the chart, I was surprised that MAS is ranked as No.3.

    Source: http://www.badmintoncentral.com/for...-Bwf-offical-world-nations-ranking-2010-12-07
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    I would disagree with this, because they simply have not been performing up to mark in the team events. Sure, they played well to dispose of Denmark in the Thomas Cup quarterfinals but really can you see them performing in team events other from that now?
     

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