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    Quote Originally Posted by aeskywan View Post
    End of the day, we cannot deny that modern market demands have crept into sports and put it this way in certain countries, being a sportsman is big money. Unfortunately in Singapore, sports is not rated highly as a career path and you may be talented but facing pressure from family and society, you just cannot carry on with being in sports.

    A former national coach told me this. To protect his privacy I wont reveal which sport he was coach of as he is still actively in sports. He saw Tang Liang Howe the gentlemen who won the only Olympic medal for us at the gym in the former National Stadium. He said looking at his sorry state, he was thinking to himself..... will that be me when I am old? Reasoning Singapore doesn't take care of its sportsmen and women when they are past their prime.....
    thats the sad facts... like FTs... if you are useless in SG, you no more their cup of T...

    hence, like your summary, just mine wasn't that well thought... haha...

    However what I disagree with and many in the local sporting scene disagree on is this. Our govt's mentatility of success overcoming common sense. To the point that it wants to be number 1 is everything and all it can think of is instant gratification hence the bright idea of offering citizenship to sportsman whom they think can win medals for us. Result is that we end up buying medals and don't u all notice the support for sports have not gone up now that we have FT sportsmen and women winning medals for us but rather it is gone down? Reasoning being very simple, we look at them with disdain and we dont feel at all proud of the wins. In fact we feel embrassed...... Something for the sports council to think about.
    SG should just not get those FTs to get them gold in olympics... instead, just send their own people to the game, its the best sportmanship ever.

    its not just about winning...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    thats the sad facts... like FTs... if you are useless in SG, you no more their cup of T...

    hence, like your summary, just mine wasn't that well thought... haha...



    SG should just not get those FTs to get them gold in olympics... instead, just send their own people to the game, its the best sportmanship ever.

    its not just about winning...
    Sports is one area where I think the wholesale import of FTs is a bad idea.

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    I believe that Singaporeans are capable people who are able to represent themselves without having to 'import'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    SG should just not get those FTs to get them gold in olympics... instead, just send their own people to the game, its the best sportmanship ever.

    its not just about winning...
    It's a million bloody bucks bro... a million bloody bucks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by drakon09 View Post
    It's a million bloody bucks bro... a million bloody bucks...
    Go gold shop buy gold medals lah !!!!!!!!!!! Stop wasting money on this ungrateful FTs.

    Can we stop being s-u-c-k-e-rs ?????????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Static View Post
    Go Poh Kim buy a OLYMPUS medal lah !!!!!!!!!!! Stop wasting money on this ungrateful FTs.

    Can we stop being s-u-c-k-e-rs ?????????
    Olympic medal you mean? As far as I know, Olympus is an imaging company...

    Reality: Singapore just isn't the place to develop world sporting champions - the practicalities of life get in the way, eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drakon09 View Post
    Olympic medal you mean? As far as I know, Olympus is an imaging company...

    Reality: Singapore just isn't the place to develop world sporting champions - the practicalities of life get in the way, eventually.
    It was a deliberate punk.

    Poh kim ~ there is another gold shop wif similar name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eikin View Post


    well, then that's just too bad, it was a Malaysian on Everest, not a Singaporean.
    it was Singapore flag on Everest, not Malaysia flag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amateur_photographer View Post
    it was Singapore flag on Everest, not Malaysia flag.
    like i said, every source on the internet quotes him as a singaporean

    i'm quite disturbed by this syndrome, this need to put our own country down; when everyone else isn't, we just do it anyways

    look, the guy did it for singapore, not his birthplace, home versus birthplace is two different things, and it doens't matter how long you've lived in whatever place

    for example, you can date a girl for 10 years and not marry her eventually, but date a girl for 2 months and marry and live happily for rest of life

    same thing to me i guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    like i said, every source on the internet quotes him as a singaporean

    i'm quite disturbed by this syndrome, this need to put our own country down; when everyone else isn't, we just do it anyways

    look, the guy did it for singapore, not his birthplace, home versus birthplace is two different things, and it doens't matter how long you've lived in whatever place

    for example, you can date a girl for 10 years and not marry her eventually, but date a girl for 2 months and marry and live happily for rest of life

    same thing to me i guess
    date for 10 years and no outcome, vs 2 months and have a lifetime commitment...

    but that said, money is not a factor in both equation... for sg's point of view in sports is diff... another not relevant example again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amateur_photographer View Post
    it was Singapore flag on Everest, not Malaysia flag.
    yah i know. Singapore sponsored a Malaysian to climb Everest and put that flag there. that is a fact, how people want to read it, none of my business. can only tell you i will be much happier if it was a Singaporean standing on Everest planting that flag, gives meaning to my country's flag. imagine Singapore buys over the entire Man U team and they play in Asia Cup and win the cup. i know Singapore's flag will be flying there, but the people who won it are not Singaporeans, unless they each hold a pink I/C

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    Quote Originally Posted by eikin View Post
    yah i know. Singapore sponsored a Malaysian to climb Everest and put that flag there. that is a fact, how people want to read it, none of my business. can only tell you i will be much happier if it was a Singaporean standing on Everest planting that flag, gives meaning to my country's flag. imagine Singapore buys over the entire Man U team and they play in Asia Cup and win the cup. i know Singapore's flag will be flying there, but the people who won it are not Singaporeans, unless they each hold a pink I/C
    well, night86mare would be the most happy one...
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    I don't advocate wholesale import of sporting talent for short term sporting glory. It sends the wrong message and I think may not be very effective in the end.

    However, for those who are already here, sunk roots and who are giving of their best, why all the negative sentiment? All these aspersions cast on their motivations, totally uncalled for. I mean, how many of you can claim to be more than a 2nd or 3rd generation Singaporean? Were your fathers or grandfathers not the original "foreign talents"?

    Honestly, take your heads out of the sand and show a little sensitivty to our new citizens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    well, night86mare would be the most happy one...
    poo

    no lor, i hate soccer

    stupid, stupid game

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    poo

    no lor, i hate soccer

    stupid, stupid game
    yucks! why you poo here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eikin View Post
    yucks! why you poo here?



















    btw, that's fake poo

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    poo

    no lor, i hate soccer

    stupid, stupid game
    Soccer is a d*** good game! Nice to watch and even nicer to partake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkw View Post
    Soccer is a d*** good game! Nice to watch and even nicer to partake.

    partake
    you make it sound like sex, eww

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    poo

    no lor, i hate soccer

    stupid, stupid game
    you must be one of those rare rare guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post

    partake
    you make it sound like sex, eww
    some say it is more important than life.

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