TOTAL BWF THOMAS-UBER Cup Finals 2018 : Group-Stage Matches (20-23 May)

Discussion in '2018 Tournaments' started by CLELY, May 18, 2018.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. necrohiero

    necrohiero Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2014
    Messages:
    818
    Likes Received:
    79
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Nordhausen, Germany

    Or that.
    I got also the feeling that.. minions play a bit rushed.. Or uncalm.. there is also a lot of unforced errors..



    Not taking anything out from the THA players though. They play clean.. Almost no mistakes. Which in itself.. is rare in men's doubles.
     
  2. necrohiero

    necrohiero Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2014
    Messages:
    818
    Likes Received:
    79
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Nordhausen, Germany
    Up to INA vs CHN uber cup tie..


    If INA team can upset china.. This will be a good sign for world Badminton in general.. Another nation could enter the already crazy top women's badminton world.
     
  3. yuquall

    yuquall Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2018
    Messages:
    11,116
    Likes Received:
    3,036
    Location:
    AU
    The Thai pair was in the zone, like some might say. :D

    Yeah most of the mistakes or errors were made by minions. Especially Gideon who was expected to be the solid one and to keep minions in the game.
     
  4. Cheung

    Cheung Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    21,081
    Likes Received:
    2,868
    Occupation:
    wannabe badminton phototaker
    Location:
    Outside the box
    Has court one started yet?
     
  5. Fidget

    Fidget Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    Messages:
    3,638
    Likes Received:
    301
    Location:
    Canada
    CHou looks like he’s waking up as they approach the interval.
     
  6. Cheung

    Cheung Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    21,081
    Likes Received:
    2,868
    Occupation:
    wannabe badminton phototaker
    Location:
    Outside the box
    I enjoy different commentators giving explanations.
     
  7. Cheung

    Cheung Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    21,081
    Likes Received:
    2,868
    Occupation:
    wannabe badminton phototaker
    Location:
    Outside the box
    Wish the volume was higher when the coaches were talking to the players
     
  8. Yoji

    Yoji Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2017
    Messages:
    5,441
    Likes Received:
    853
    Location:
    Singapore
    Not to take it from the thai.

    Namdash is a good player. Whether he can win 10SS(BWF500 and above) then can talk.
     
  9. yamsyams

    yamsyams Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2009
    Messages:
    482
    Likes Received:
    62
    Location:
    Singapore
    On your first point, well that is not really the case right? If you look at the rankings immediately after rio, they were somewhere around wr10 I believe, and about half the pairs that were ahead of them retired in the months after rio (Lee yoo, ko shin, Kim Kim, fu zhang split, endo Hayakawa split, etc). Of course, they had improved and managed to leapfrog the other pairs like chai hong, Boe mogensen, goh tan, etc, and credit to them for doing so. But it was a combination of the two reasons that allowed them to have such a quick rise.

    Was the combination like 20/80, 50/50, 70/30, or whatever else? We will probably disagree on the percentage, and that's fine. But saying it had nothing to do with the retirement of the old guards would seem naive, no?
     
  10. RoarRa

    RoarRa Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2017
    Messages:
    580
    Likes Received:
    306
    Location:
    Denpasar
    Goh J.W (MAS) - Hoyaux (FRA) 21-7, 21-0 new record? :eek:
     
    stanleyfm and necrohiero like this.
  11. Fidget

    Fidget Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    Messages:
    3,638
    Likes Received:
    301
    Location:
    Canada
    How are busy people in Asia watching badminton during a work day? ;)
    In this time zone, at least I’m only sacrificing sleep. :rolleyes:

    Meanwhile on court, Chou is trying to make G2 more interesting.
     
  12. Yoji

    Yoji Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2017
    Messages:
    5,441
    Likes Received:
    853
    Location:
    Singapore
    That is true and that is fine. No one told Lee or Kims to retire. Maybe they are just lazy eating MCDs just like some korea players after that defeat in Kuching. ( Choi eating junkfood just to vent frust after losing 2 points to AhmadNatsir). If they cant or dont want longefied, what to do.

    Its badminton and new heroes have to step up.
     
  13. Yoji

    Yoji Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2017
    Messages:
    5,441
    Likes Received:
    853
    Location:
    Singapore
    I am sure LeeJung, KidoHendra, CaiFu rise is also because some retired players..

    So prove it. by winning titles if they are good enough. and they did, but they are only half as good as minions from their gameplay.
     
  14. yuquall

    yuquall Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2018
    Messages:
    11,116
    Likes Received:
    3,036
    Location:
    AU
    What I meant was it was the cycle of world ranking. The old guards were on the top because the top players before them had retired or had not played internationally anymore. So you could also say that Lee/Yoo, Ko/Shin and so on were on the top because Candra/Tony, Ricky/Rexy, or who ever top pairs before had gone or split, couldn't you? I was just saying they were no1 right now because they were the better of the rest at the moment, how they would have done had the retired players were still around was not relevant.
     
    Yoji likes this.
  15. Yoji

    Yoji Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2017
    Messages:
    5,441
    Likes Received:
    853
    Location:
    Singapore
    I am surprised that China put a full team on this final group stage match.

    From yesterday match, i though CYF movements looks labored and ChenJia would have been rested.
     
  16. indrg

    indrg Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Messages:
    4,085
    Likes Received:
    314
    Location:
    Fremont, CA, USA
    CTC took 2nd set from KM.
     
  17. samkool

    samkool Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2004
    Messages:
    1,938
    Likes Received:
    1,163
    Occupation:
    too pre-occupied to work
    Location:
    the next world tour tournament
    fyi... momota/ctc match not geo blocked anymore in my country. all other tuc matches have been blocked up to this point. do not know why this is not.

    any other countries get geo blocking lifted...?
     
  18. kurako

    kurako Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2017
    Messages:
    934
    Likes Received:
    1,115
    Location:
    Japan
    Japan is no longer blocked either.
     
  19. Kopet

    Kopet New Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2018
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Petko
  20. Cunning Linguist

    Cunning Linguist Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2017
    Messages:
    1,645
    Likes Received:
    1,246
    Location:
    Ger
    Germany neither. So random.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page