If you are a regular on my blog, you surely know that im a supporter of our national badminton team. Personally i felt that this installment of the Thomas Cup, we had the best chance in a while to regain the throphy we last won in 1992 but after watching the team crash to Japan and barely beat the Danes, it makes me wonder if we have what it takes to crack it.
A friend brought me to the attention of the mental state of the team and the player i personally am not the biggest fan of, Hafiz Hashim , why..because i dont see the sense of urgency in his game and the way he responds to his defeat tells me that its ok to lose, and the team is not to be blamed..yes i know the team is not to be blamed but at least show some emotion that you will try harder and make it happen?!
Anyway, this is what he posted on his facebook profile has this to say after loosing his game against a opponent who is about 200 positions below him in the world ranking (its removed now, thank god i got a print screen ) ->
And the fellow Jaguh’s chip in.. Continue reading »
Both Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli made a clean start and Kovailanen finished the team’s first ever Grand Prix in 15th place. Both Virgin and Hispania failed to finish the race as all four cars went into retirement. Karun Chandhok of HRT was the first the retire followed by Lucas Di Grassi of Virgin. The Timo Glock and Brunno Senna retired joined the list later on.
Whats interesting is the back benches are on a race of their own with Lotus,Virgin & Hispanic Racing. There is passion, there is spirit and their is fight and im sure its only going to get better. Hopefully the little battle of the new comers will only help the teams improve their performance on track and eventually they creap into the mid field teams.
Congrats Team Lotus!
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I received a letter from Astro today informing me of the new price of the Astro Sports package and its gone up!! I currently subscribe to the Astro Family Package(default) ,Variety, Learning & Sports and pay RM 59.95. With the new price hike now i have to pay RM 71.95, which is a RM12 price hike!
Globally the cost of sports content has escalated substantially. At Astro, we ave absorbed these cost over the past years and have managed to keep our sports package at the lowest possible price in the region. However we are unable to continue to absorbing the cost increases, For us to continue offering premium international and local sporting programmes, a revision of the Astro Sports package is unavoidable.
Now the best part, (how kind of Astro) Continue reading »
Liverpool co-owner apparently is in a financial hot soup! The Texas Rangers owner who has some massive problem in the MLB team so much so the governing body has to step in to loan him the money to pay his high earning MLB stars.
This for sure has a indirect effect on the Reds who are on the up and finished their season merely points from the eventual champions Manchester United. Maybe its time for the American to cash in on his investment to someone with a bit more financial muscle to run the club.
Fans are still waiting to see the new stadium, the big name signings and the owners giving the manager the support he needs to challenge the Champions and the chasing pack. With teams like Manchester City with their new found wealth and Aston Villa who have done well in the equation to challenge, things on the field will only get harder.
This is not good for the team! Hopefully he comes clean with his situation to the Reds and gets the matter clarified so that the team can go on with matters on the field instead on this lingering issues!
There has been much debate of the lack of coverage of Malaysian sports on tv. Yes we have a Malaysian version of Sportscenter on ESPN but thats not enough…apparently. By end of this year, we will have our very own tv channel over Astro that focuses on Malaysian sports. So now we might be able to watch tournaments that Nicol David plays in or even maybe the world sepak takraw series which we used to be champs in.
Tunku Imran said a tv sports channel was the “missing link” in the country’s efforts to develop sports to higher levels.
Tunku Imran also said that what many people did not realise was that Malaysia was actually a successful sporting nation although the country had yet to win its first ever 0lympic gold medal
Hopefully with the introduction of this new channel, there will be more interest in Malaysian sports and hopefully this puts more pressure on the sports man and women to deliver medals,tittles that can really put us on the sporting map.
I’m hopeful that this is NOT the only aspect that is taken under consideration because its personally i wont be tuning into a channel to only watch our sports men and women constantly being bashed by other competitors
Source : TheStar