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    Poll: do you prefer locals that have little chance or "foreign talents" that will get us gold?
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    swimming team also gold.
    Objection !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    Poll: do you prefer locals that little chance or "foreign talents" that will get us gold?
    Of coz locals la

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    I prefer an honest effort even if we win no medals .... The actual win in future will be sweeter
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Jamaica.... That is one country that inspires
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    If local soccer, no import, in final 16 of wc, I will be proud of their achievement. But on table tennis, can forget it. Not worth a cent from me. Ha ha!
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    How come STTA and MCCY just don't get it? Too focused on short term KPIs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    How come STTA and MCCY just don't get it? Too focused on short term KPIs?
    The incumbents must show immediate results.... else get no money

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    Preferred local to compete in International level.
    Win or lose doesn't matter.

    I still remembered our local swimmers like Patricia Chan, Ang Peng Siong, Joecelin Yeo....etc

    They are the true Singaporean that us proud & pride.

    Each time, those imported players or athletes won any medals i have no feeling or excitement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shierwin View Post
    The incumbents must show immediate results.... else get no money
    That's the major issue.
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    Just curios, why Man U can have players all over the world with England being kicks off in the 1st round, yet still many supported it. Why we can't have foreign players representing us for table tennis leh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bukitimah View Post
    Just curios, why Man U can have players all over the world with England being kicks off in the 1st round, yet still many supported it. Why we can't have foreign players representing us for table tennis leh?
    One is a club, one is a country. Singapore used mostly China players to win for us and hardly other countries doing that. Recent WC, Germany got foreign player in their team?
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    Well done Joseph Schooling ..... Silver medal in 100m butterfly
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    If i'm not wrong, lots of other countries use China prayers in the sport of table tennis.

    And i find the level of xenophobia in this forum disturbing. They are now our fellow citizens OK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBTM View Post
    One is a club, one is a country. Singapore used mostly China players to win for us and hardly other countries doing that. Recent WC, Germany got foreign player in their team?
    Actually many of the German players were once foreign nationals. But the matter is that they were very young when they immigrated (less than ten years old), and they developed their talent in the national talent system.

    Singapore being the instant-noodle, instant-tree country, we have to buy ready-made from overseas. A real prodigy of table tennis, etc , any sport, from the Mainland, would not be easily released, either. This is why our table tennis team persistently loses to the real mainland Chinese champion teams. We don't even have a China B team, we got the China C team.
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    One word: Sportsmanship... Something we don't have or lost it to the spirit of kiasu-ness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma View Post
    Actually many of the German players were once foreign nationals. But the matter is that they were very young when they immigrated (less than ten years old), and they developed their talent in the national talent system.
    Exactly The talent system was there but got additional funding and improvements after the Euro 2004 disaster (Germany got kicked out in group phase without winning any of the three games). That's the key: government commitment and funding. One cannot find talents if it's an economical decision to do sports in a club.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxshade View Post
    One word: Sportsmanship... Something we don't have or lost it to the spirit of kiasu-ness.
    No.. it's the mindset of "One must make money with everything one does."
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    Would have been way cheaper to custom make the solid 24k gold medals....no need to train and much more medals for the same money

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    They win their golds. I get on with my life. Nothing to do with me.

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