Taufik decided not to participate in All England

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  1. sugar_free

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    Just read the latest Tabloid Bola (27/2):
    Taufik Hidayat decided not to participate in All England as a symbol of protest... It happen that last december, PBSI forbid the players to compete in Papua (it is said that it is not an exhibition game or simulation), but 7 players (Luluk, Alven, Flandy, Markis, Rendra, Yoga, n Yoke) decided to go to Papua, maybe because they will be given 20-70 million rupiah if they do *Money again:mad: *... However, Taufik who was also interested, decided not to go because PBSI forbid him to do so... For that, PBSI decided to punish those 7 players, but Taufik think that PBSI is not consistent... He thinks that PBSI should not let them compete in Malaysia and Korea Open (because the incident happen in December i think:confused: ), but it happen that PBSI decided not to let them compete in Swiss Open... So, Taufik protested, and decided not to participate in All England, a tournament that he never won in his life... *Kinda stupid decision I think:mad: , he should go to All England*

    For further info, just read the latest tabloid Bola (the cover is the pic of Tomas Rosicky) or visit bolanews.com... Hopefully someone will kindly translate the whole article to everyone:D ...
     
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    Interesting news..I really hope that Taufik will change his mind. His age is catching up and he should really take part to boost his chances of winning the title than playing the upcoming All-England tournaments. Good luck Taufik!
     
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    :( So it is true then... that's a real shame, I've lost a huge amount of interest in this years All England now. He'd better change his mind real quick!
     
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    aha, so no Taufik for the AE.
    does anyone know for sure whether Markis, Hendra, Flandy and co will be banned from the AE as well?
     
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    27/2 is tomorrow man... how could you read it now?
     
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    time zone difference and online edition may be available earlier than printed edition?
    edit: they are about 7 hours ahead of western europe
     
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    NO!!!
    I bet Lin Dan is laughing now :p :D
    I do hope he changes his mind, this protest is more of a disadvantage to him than the PBSI - he wants to win AE very badly from what i heard.
     
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    ah, i doubt LD really cares too much. TH has only beaten him once recently, in the AG, and though most of the games have been pretty close, i tend to think that LD kinda enjoys playing against TH. you never know what that boy's gonna do ....
     
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    still, LD is relieved... another player who defeated him in big tourneys is gone.. i hope taufik changes his mind.. nothing will happen if he protests against PBSI... all he needs for the AE 2007 is the personal glory...
     
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    When Taufik plays well, he can beat anyone. If he feels that he can win, he usually will. I think LD would be relieved to hear that TH is not playing - TH is one of, if not the biggest threat.
     
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    i can't see his practice effort wasted.... his 2 months of training all for nothing...
     
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    I think Taufik is an idiot he behaves like a big baby. It's a shame really because he is one of the most naturally talented players to ever lift a racquet. The all England has got so much heritage and would complete his list of the major's. Maybe he is not in that great a shape so he could be making up excuses, I am only speculating but it is quite possible and sad that his best days might be behind him. I hope he proves me wrong. He could take a leaf out of Lin Dan's book and be a better professional after all he is a sportsman not a Politician.
     
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    Djarum players went there too. All went for *money*.
     
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    Has he officially drawn him self out of the AE?
     
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    Hmm, can't find the news..

    ...i've scoured the internet & local INA-based web portals(newspaper), to look for this news, but i couldn't find it. Even the one at bolanews.com...I'll try to find out abt this and keep you guys updated..so stay tune..;):cool:
     
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    True. it's not on bolanews.com yet. Chris, waiting for your *good* (the rumour is not true or he will change his mind) news. ;)
     
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    We already miss CH and LHI, and now TH too. Sigh :mad:

    I think Haifz is the person who should delighted most, since he got TH on the 1st round draw. LOL :p Go Hafiz Go!!!
     
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    PBSI and Taufik are the Drama Queens of Badminton. :p :D :D
     
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    What about LYB?:D:D:D:D
     
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    We want good matches, regardless of what National Associations think

    Such sad news.

    I hope that one day, top Badminton players can break away from their National Associations, and play as individuals representing just themselves.

    Sports and Politics should not be mixed together.

    We want to watch good matches, regardless of what National Associations think.

    Cheers... chris@ccc
     
    #20 chris-ccc, Feb 26, 2007
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