I never want to change my offensive and attacking football because I love it and I love it when the fans have an emotional time in the stadium. So I will not change this. But if there is a time when I cannot win like this, then I will have to change.
In the stadium, when it is very noisy, you only have a limited influence as a coach. You need players on the field who understand the plan and who will talk to the guys when things are not going well.
As a player you just go and train – but as a coach or a trainer you think what you can do to improve the team, or specific parts of the game. You will do that on the field and after the training: you say that was the right or the wrong way.
I will say this about Thibs, he’s a tough coach if you don’t like to be coached or if you don’t like to play or do things the right way, then he’s tough.
At 16 I was very interested in palmistry. The fate line on my right palm broke into two parts that ran for a quarter of an inch on parallel tracks. I used to look at it and wonder, ‘What will happen?’
I can’t promise you will succeed if you stick with your start-up. What I can promise is that if you give up, you won’t possibly succeed.
As long as I am capable of working, and can learn lines and move around, I will carry on. I’d be utterly bored if I stopped.
As long as I know I have worked hard, I will have no regrets.
I do pray about my sight – maybe it will return.
I will let my racquet speak for myself.
I trust that I will die well.
Running on my will and running because of coercing is different.
You have people who are out there age 30-plus still competing on the grand stage. If I keep in shape, keep to a certain speed and turn it up when I need to, I think I will be able to get out there and run what I need to run.
At TwitchTV, we think of ourselves as a technology product company, so when we set out to innovate, most often we’re trying to improve or build better features for the platform that will improve things for the ecosystem.
I think when you start talking about selling a company or a company wants to buy you, then you start thinking about how much money you’re going to have. That’s insidious because it saps your will to continue.
The beauty of the game is strength, stamina and technique and when you shorten the game, technique goes for a toss and the quality of badminton will surely go down in this system.
Badminton court is my territory and that’s where I will do most of my talking.
I feel we need more quality badminton players; I will put in the best efforts to inculcate discipline in those who are keen to make a mark both in sports and in the society.
When you educate and develop your players, it is important they recognise you are sometimes crazy and a child and want to play football. Even though I am a manager, there will always be a good relationship with them. They know I am not only the guy who tells them ideas but that I can also be a crazy child as well – and that is important.
Somebody will occasionally give me a line or a tag or something like that. It’s rare that someone will give me a whole joke that I can use.
I want to stay in show business; if show business will have me. Still I’d like people to know that I can do something without wearing bib overalls.
The more exposure any big comic with a disability gets will open more doors for the rest of us and help change people’s attitudes.
It is important to have face-to-face meetings, so when the players have things on their mind we talk. It is important to have a good relationship with your players. If they like you and love you – and the other way around – you will be successful.
It’s good to know you have a pass-first point guard who will make the right plays.