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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry T View Post
    According to Rashid Sidek our target was the semi-finals. So, reaching the final exceeded that. He's happy.
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    Some news
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    Is that his expectation?

    He does not have much confidence then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry T View Post
    According to Rashid Sidek our target was the semi-finals. So, reaching the final exceeded that. He's happy.
    Rashid obviously subscribes to the "setting your goals low and you will be never be disappointed. In fact, you will be happy" notion.
    Last edited by Scooty; 26-05-2014 at 09:59 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    Is that his expectation?

    He does not have much confidence then

    I heard this news on the radio while driving to work.
    " In the land of the blind the one-eyed-jack is king."

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    The last match was between two school boys. our boy lost. The first game of the last match was a massacre and I wonder how on earth that malaysian badminton have fielded a dead target. Sad but true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chia Hak Soon View Post
    The last match was between two school boys. our boy lost. The first game of the last match was a massacre and I wonder how on earth that malaysian badminton have fielded a dead target. Sad but true.
    None of our single players are near or of any calibre to Datuk LCW. Not even near. They don't possess the nerve, tactical skill and easily rattled by pressure. Every element is needed to mould and become some champion. Its not just talent alone or "simply can and know how to play". Malaysia needs all these in a player to go against the best in the world. It can't be any less. Now?...where the heck to find better players?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooty View Post
    Rashid obviously subscribes to the "setting your goals low and you will be never be disappointed. In fact, you will be happy" notion.
    I suppose you need to be realistic sometime in goal-settings... sure we have been told by our teachers and parents all our life "set your goals high - so that when you miss, you will still do ok" but the truth is in team goal-settings, realistic is key to maintain team spirit and incentive...

    Remember S.M.A.R.T. goal-setting? Realistic is the 4th parameter....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentinel View Post
    I suppose you need to be realistic sometime in goal-settings... sure we have been told by our teachers and parents all our life "set your goals high - so that when you miss, you will still do ok" but the truth is in team goal-settings, realistic is key to maintain team spirit and incentive...

    Remember S.M.A.R.T. goal-setting? Realistic is the 4th parameter....
    Dude, I know where you're coming from. I was being funny and yeah, sarcastic too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooty View Post
    Dude, I know where you're coming from. I was being funny and yeah, sarcastic too.
    Oops... soli...

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    After Lin Dan and the forever No.2 Lee Chong Wei retire (which is gonna happen in 1-2 years time), I beleive the 19 years old Kento Momota (桃田賢斗) who defected Malaysia's 2nd single yesterday will be the future World No.1 player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bslee View Post
    None of our single players are near or of any calibre to Datuk LCW. Not even near. They don't possess the nerve, tactical skill and easily rattled by pressure. Every element is needed to mould and become some champion. Its not just talent alone or "simply can and know how to play". Malaysia needs all these in a player to go against the best in the world. It can't be any less. Now?...where the heck to find better players?
    Well, they defected Denmark, South Korea and Indonesia before reaching the final, they are not bad....

    The coach is the problem, in my opinion.

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    Looking at Malaysia line up, yes, things are not so bright for a long time to come since Japan & China have a lot more up and coming stars.

    Maybe Malaysia will have another chance 10 years from now for a final in 2024

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    In this game its entirely the player's skill, talent and all the qualities to dictate and contribute a win or loss...the coach can only do so much, he's not the one playing. In badminton, I will point my finger at the player mostly, not the coach or the management, unless they're reckoned to be consistently incompetent, no? Like the old adage, the better man win. I think this apply to other sports like squash, tennis and motorsport. They're in full control of the outcome for better or worse.

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    I wonder how Japan can go so far if without the Olympic champion Korean coach. Park Joo-Bong

    I am sure China can NEVER dominate in badminton for so many years without Li YongBo as the chief coach.

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    Judging from the final match, LCW and The second double pair are the real breed. The first double have over confident attitude when they are leading and panic when they are behind. Same with second single and as far as Darren is concerned, the first game was like he was nervous and before he knew it ,it was over. I cannot blame him during ranking fielding , but we should have won if the first double pair play with a commitment,similar to the second double pair. Now we have to wait and it is going to be a very long time. Syabas to Japan and their fighting spirit .

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    I'm sure Li Yong Bo is a great coach, manager and parent to all his players. That's why they keep him on for decades now. Its not just personal skills and talent or past glory that makes a great coach and manager. Look at Jose M, Alex Ferguson or Arsene Wenger, they're great managers, not players in their own right. In Malaysia, I reckon not only a great coach and manager is needed, there's so different odds and issues to tackle all the time other than managing the team. I reckon it could take someone that can outdo LYB to take Malaysia to greater heights, but seems that new talent and champion material are hard to come by. In the past, we've had very talented coaches in the past, i.e. Fang, Morten Frost, Han Jian, Yang Yang, Rexy, but what achievements on the whole?..its the results that count most. Just like its said, Datuk LCW is difficult to replace. Very difficult at this point of time.
    I once remember LYB's predecessor saying, there's numerous Yang Yang's to be found, even better ones, but can all of them be as consistent and disciplined as Yang Yang?
    I'm thinking Malaysia's solution is to have minimum 3 single and 2 pairs of world class, champion material players in the team PLUS a great coach/manager..only then its only a recipe for greater success and prestige. Fall short of these 2 elements and we're just in and out of tournaments as fast as they go in... perhaps thats an ideal for any badminton team.

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