Once again after 18 years, our hope dashed, dream shattered, The Cup eluded us yet one more time, what excuses can we give ourselves, Can we still be saying ," The Chinese players are better than us," " The pressure was too intense upon us to lift the hope of the nation," or may be" we will do a post mortem after this fiasco."
We are talking about professionals players here,not any child's plays, i still cannot fathom the fact that for the past 18 years we are still searching for the reasons why we lost so badly, albeit in your own turf, the result last night showed one painful fact, our badminton team, if nothing is done about it, in no time it will be just like our national football team, lost in oblivion.
May be we should start by over hauling the whole BAM, we dont need Datuks helming the BAM, we need professional to do the job, remove the coaches if they can't bring in the result but are we willing to face the ugly truth that we are really no match to the Greaters.
Imagine out of three matches played last night, not even a single match resulted in third set, if this is what we really are, i doubt that we will be able to even smell The Cup in the next 2,4,6 years.
I am petrified looking at the burgeoning force coming from Japan, Germany, USA even the Rusia in badminton, i really dont wish to see that in the future Thomas Cup, we have to struggle to win over the likes of Germany, Rusia or the USA before we could reach China.
Lin Dan is clearly the world's best single player, and if the Chinese could win The Thomas Cup tomorrow of which i am sanguine, then China will be the first country to win it back to back the no 4th time
For 18 years, we are still living next door to Dream Land
P/S : To be really "boleh" , we must remove all the "Tak Boleh-s"