I fully agree that sports management is very specialized. I also don't think that the very bureaucratic and pragmatic system of accountability and decision making is the best style suited for managing sports.
On a more flippant note, I also agree that someone who has no history and experience in sports would be the least suited to be in a position of power in sports management.
I believe she is a Member of Parliament? I think that is good enough to qualify her for the role. After all many of our MPs serve as directors of companies that they are totally not related to. As our government always says, our leaders are people of top caliber, hence I am sure the Table Tennis Association will soar to greater heights now that we have the right person on the job.
some return to private sectors and leave after 1-2 years....for whatever reaaons....
mgt shd not interfere with day-to-day running of the assoc, such as how to coach / stategizes matches..
imagine Man U directors tells SAF who to play in which position and which team coaches to work with which players.......
as to the public outburst....imo...its not require and more imptly at the wrong time & wrong place.
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That an MP who I bet frankly knows nuts about table tennis, much less sport in general and who's only been on the job as President just last month can engineer (pun intended) such a move is just the kind of people we don't need. How outrageous and high-handed.
Perhaps aeskywan's confidence in her abilities (which is terribly misplaced imo) is simply because he doesn't understand the concept of nomenklatura, which is so prevalent here.
Well said Just saw the Discovery Channel on the show "Behind the Great Wall of China" The general who built the last major section of the Great Wall to defeat the Mongolians attack was send to exile because of politics in the Emperor court. He done so much to defend the country and was forced to retire as a common person because the emperor dogs were jealous of his success. He died one year later after casted out from his position.
In this case, I got a feeling is because of the extreme expectation for the team to win a gold medal that even the PM decide to delay his rally broadcast by one day. He seems to think that the GOLD WILL BE WON FOR SURE. Maybe someone assured him so. At the end, the team only got a Silver and someone head got to roll. So Lee B W might be looking for a scape goat to keep her position intact and there we got this blunder........
My congrats to the govt for setting such precedence that will set back the dream even further......
Yup only you got it.... let's just say that it's not wise to be openly critical of the government esp in Clubsnap hence I have to reword my statements.
I thought adding this line was a giveaway but I guess you guys failed to see it.
"after all many of our MPs serve as directors of companies that they are totally not related to"
a woman president of stta. what do you expect? from the way she spoke on-camera, which was telecast on our tv. it only shows one thing. reacting to situations impulsively. she behaved like empress dowager. issuing edicts.