TOTAL BWF THOMAS-UBER Cup Finals 2018 : UBER Cup FINAL (26 May)

Discussion in '2018 Tournaments' started by CLELY, May 25, 2018.

  1. yuquall

    yuquall Regular Member

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    As some had already posted in previous threads, the schedule for the men's final was exactly due to the economy issue.
    Well, it's nice to have someone enjoying badminton without worrying about the financial problem. So I guess BWF had done something good I supposed. :D
     
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    How did India got 2 bronzes from the previous editions...??!
     
  3. yuquall

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    By getting to the SF..?:p
     
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    Ah, I have been a bit out of the loop, I didn't realise that. Hope it gets better for them then.
     
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    I think BWF is doing a lot of good things, but unnecessary rule changes really worry me.
     
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    Good to see at least one Malaysian got the gold medal! :)
     
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    It can be a bad thing -- players can "cool down" too much or go "off the boil" from having an "extra/rest" day, especially towards the end of a tournament... not to mention all the things that can go wrong like catching a cold, getting a practice injury, blah x 3.
     
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    Yeah that's true. Upsides and downsides I guess.
     
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    Fair perspective, appreciate that
     
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    One MAS and 2 KOR coaches (& maybe their INA coach in the Thomas Cup team later) -- so if you want to get team gold medal, best chance is to join JPN coaching team (or even THA), cos the KOR & CHN coaching team won't take foreigners...
     
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    Please, it's barely keeping up with inflation, LOL
     
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    Its not important..For WomensTeam, the difference is way too far. There is NOT even a rubber matches or 1 point for thailand.

    Japan are champions because they are the best and 1st seed. Even if its played on sunday, wont change anything.

    In a way, its anti climactic Final.
     
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    The problem with the group stage for me is the fact that some teams get 1 day rest and the rest does not
    With an actual 1 day rest, at least the discrepancy can be decreased

    I dont mind the emotional fatigue from 1 day to the next though. I see it similarly as the physical fatigue which I mentioned before
     
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    Should they increase the number of courts to eliminate 1 day rest in group stages?
     
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    Do you actually remember how tiny prize money used to be? It might still be small compared to other sports but it has come a long way since a decade or so ago...
     
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    Not trying to negate all your arguments, but the air fare, hotels, foods and all other expenses have tripled or quadrupled for the last decade.

    Some (ENG) can't even afford to send out a team this time.
     
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    For a country as strong as Japan, trying to make badminton its top 5 sports, i think they will dominate badminton from 2020-2030.

    Tokyo Olympics should just be the start.
     
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    Haha, that's okay. I'm not a professional athlete so I have no idea about the costs. Honestly though, maybe it's because I've been away from all the cynicism for so long, but I feel pretty happy with where badminton is at right now. It's nice not to be bombarded with all the problems!
     
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    3-1. I think Momota will win at the very least.
     
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    Ouch... I didn't even notice they weren't there heh, whoops.
     

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