Fed Not Playing, Marat Will Win "Commemorate the Bun" Open (Bangkok Cheering Thread) - Page 2 - MensTennisForums.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #16 of 508 (permalink) Old 09-19-2006, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
atheneglaukopis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 4,238
                     
Re: Fed Not Playing, Marat Will Win "Commemorate the Bun" Open (Bangkok Cheering Thre

Quote:
Originally Posted by chiyako
I like licking stamps on mail!!!
I hope these are the lickable kind.

Fan of: Federer Safin Haas Nadal Santoro Agassi Tursunov's blog

"I couldn't even tell you who the No. 1 ranked tennis player in the world is right now," Federer said. "It's probably me, still. It is, isn't it?" The Onion

Russophilic member of the MTF Perv Squad--objectifying Tarpischev, Kafelnikov, and Volkov like whoa.
atheneglaukopis is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of 508 (permalink) Old 09-19-2006, 05:21 PM
Registered User
 
Saumon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 26,749
                     
Re: Fed Not Playing, Marat Will Win "Commemorate the Bun" Open (Bangkok Cheering Thread)

I'm the 1st thing I thought when I heard the news was "oh!! but there's a tourney there next week!!"

Saumon is offline  
post #18 of 508 (permalink) Old 09-19-2006, 05:34 PM
Registered User
 
Wednesday Addams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 6,217
                     
Re: Fed Not Playing, Marat Will Win "Commemorate the Bun" Open (Bangkok Cheering Thre

Quote:
Originally Posted by Saumon
I heard there has just been a putsh in Thailand
Haven't seen that!

Джиетка: why are you swiss?
Gabrielle: to show my support to federer you know, the slump, the career threatening illness..;
Wednesday Addams is offline  
post #19 of 508 (permalink) Old 09-19-2006, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
atheneglaukopis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 4,238
                     
Re: Fed Not Playing, Marat Will Win "Commemorate the Bun" Open (Bangkok Cheering Thre

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wednesday Addams
Haven't seen that!
There's a thread in GM about it: Bangkok Indoor next week...possibly cancelled I just want Marat et al. to be safe.

Fan of: Federer Safin Haas Nadal Santoro Agassi Tursunov's blog

"I couldn't even tell you who the No. 1 ranked tennis player in the world is right now," Federer said. "It's probably me, still. It is, isn't it?" The Onion

Russophilic member of the MTF Perv Squad--objectifying Tarpischev, Kafelnikov, and Volkov like whoa.
atheneglaukopis is offline  
post #20 of 508 (permalink) Old 09-19-2006, 09:46 PM
country flag mir
Registered User
 
mir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: at home
Age: 49
Posts: 3,769
                     
Re: Fed Not Playing, Marat Will Win "Commemorate the Bun" Open (Bangkok Cheering Thread)

Wow WTF is going on in Thailand , haven't seen any news yet today.
Hope king Boemiebol [man I like that name even if I screwed up the spelling] is okay.
mir is offline  
post #21 of 508 (permalink) Old 09-19-2006, 10:03 PM
Registered User
 
luxsword's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Bzh, France
Posts: 2,596
                     
Re: Fed Not Playing, Marat Will Win "Commemorate the Bun" Open (Bangkok Cheering Thread)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/internatio...876502,00.html

Hippo, hippo! Parting is such sweet sorrow
That I shall say hippo till it be morrow.

(Romeo and Juliet, II.ii)
Comic relief >>> http://english.bouletcorp.com/
luxsword is offline  
post #22 of 508 (permalink) Old 09-19-2006, 10:11 PM
country flag mir
Registered User
 
mir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: at home
Age: 49
Posts: 3,769
                     
Re: Fed Not Playing, Marat Will Win "Commemorate the Bun" Open (Bangkok Cheering Thread)

Quote:
Originally Posted by luxsword
Thank you {Bhumibol}
No bloodshed thank god.
mir is offline  
post #23 of 508 (permalink) Old 09-20-2006, 01:10 AM
Scavenger Hunter
 
PennyThePenguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: swimming across the pacific ocean
Posts: 31,853
                     
Re: Fed Not Playing, Marat Will Win "Commemorate the Bun" Open (Bangkok Cheering Thre

Quote:
Originally Posted by Saumon
I heard there has just been a putsh in Thailand do you think they'll cancel the tourney?

my dad just got back from there last night. 3 hours before they announced the coup and all that.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dowa, on a theory proposed by Annie
the connection between his brain and his body has been restored!
PennyThePenguin is offline  
post #24 of 508 (permalink) Old 09-20-2006, 01:11 AM
Scavenger Hunter
 
PennyThePenguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: swimming across the pacific ocean
Posts: 31,853
                     
Re: Fed Not Playing, Marat Will Win "Commemorate the Bun" Open (Bangkok Cheering Thre

Quote:
Originally Posted by mir
Wow WTF is going on in Thailand , haven't seen any news yet today.
Hope king Boemiebol [man I like that name even if I screwed up the spelling] is okay.

he'll be fine. the thais all adore him and he's a great king so he'll be ok

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dowa, on a theory proposed by Annie
the connection between his brain and his body has been restored!
PennyThePenguin is offline  
post #25 of 508 (permalink) Old 09-20-2006, 03:15 AM
Registered User
 
Armada~121's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Bangkok
Posts: 265
                     
Re: Fed Not Playing, Marat Will Win "Commemorate the Bun" Open (Bangkok Cheering Thread)

I am in Bangkok and I'm not worried even one bit. I think the seriousness of the situation is wildly exaggerated by the press, as always. It's like when they see tanks on street they go "oooh, coup, coup! the end of democracy! violence!" when, in fact, most locals do not panic because they know this government has it comin' and been rather expecting it. It's not like the coup just happened out of the blue.

This is way off Marat's topic but in my opinion, sometimes coups are necessary if a corrupted leader manipulate democracy to justify his own goal. So I guess most urban Thais are relieved this finally happened.

Plus, the leader of the coup is well-known among Thais as a respectable, honorable man who is very loyal to the king and so far has never put his nose in politics, until now. We know right away that when a man of his stature acts on something like this, it means something is really wrong with the government.

I really don't think this would affect the safety or anything about Thailand Open the tourney. The only problem seems to be that foreigners who watch the situation only through the heavily sensetionalized news would be panicked and think that it would not be safe to even set a foot here in Thailand because they might be kidnapped as political pawn. When, in fact, I'm 100% sure those things won't happen. Life just goes on.

If you are good at something never do it for free....
Armada~121 is offline  
post #26 of 508 (permalink) Old 09-20-2006, 09:29 AM
Registered User
 
luxsword's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Bzh, France
Posts: 2,596
                     
Re: Fed Not Playing, Marat Will Win "Commemorate the Bun" Open (Bangkok Cheering Thread)

glad you're so optimistic, it's reassuring.
I know nothing about thai situation and politics, but, to me, the army taking power is NEVER a really good thing, and should never be underestimated. for all the comforting confident voices, i'll always hear one worrying about democracy, (not for tourists or tennis tournaments).

Hippo, hippo! Parting is such sweet sorrow
That I shall say hippo till it be morrow.

(Romeo and Juliet, II.ii)
Comic relief >>> http://english.bouletcorp.com/
luxsword is offline  
post #27 of 508 (permalink) Old 09-20-2006, 10:49 AM
Registered User
 
Armada~121's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Bangkok
Posts: 265
                     
Re: Fed Not Playing, Marat Will Win "Commemorate the Bun" Open (Bangkok Cheering Thread)

Quote:
Originally Posted by luxsword
glad you're so optimistic, it's reassuring.
I know nothing about thai situation and politics, but, to me, the army taking power is NEVER a really good thing, and should never be underestimated. for all the comforting confident voices, i'll always hear one worrying about democracy, (not for tourists or tennis tournaments).
Yes, I understand your concern. But for the situation as it is now, I would say that there's no better way. In fact, I've never been this happy for ages.

The word 'democracy' is tricky in a sense that it can be easily turned into mob power. For many years, this ex-PM has been brainwashing the people into supporting him, buying them with his money. He was the one who made the concept of democracy of Thailand so skewed and nothing can be done against him coz he used the loopholes of the constitution. In other words, he managed to manipulate the rightful means to his wrong end. On the other hand, the armed force might not seem like a good means to foreigners, but we locals know that it is the only way to oust this PM since all other means have been exhausted and yet he still clung onto his power and build up farce after farce.

I think I could give one vivid metaphor that would best illustrate the situation. Supposed Thailand is a school and there was an election for class president. Then a group of kids bullying every other kid to vote for them. They took control and changed things around to give themselves privilege. They treat the whole school like their very own playground, and yet always claim their legitimacy under the name of democracy. And the other kids are too afraid to do anything. I believe that anyone who knows the situation would wish an adult would come along, smack the bully kids' head and put them into proper place.

P.S. I'm sorry I'm taking this fully into political arena, but I guess it is not altogether inappropriate. For all I know the tournament is still on and Baggy is already here. So I can say there's nothing to worry about.

If you are good at something never do it for free....
Armada~121 is offline  
post #28 of 508 (permalink) Old 09-20-2006, 11:16 AM
country flag mer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Moscow
Posts: 5,734
                     
Re: Fed Not Playing, Marat Will Win "Commemorate the Bun" Open (Bangkok Cheering Thread)

If Marat plays on Sunday and it happens to be a long match ...let's face it, he may w/o from Thailand and even if not it will likely be another first round exit.
mer is offline  
post #29 of 508 (permalink) Old 09-20-2006, 11:36 AM
Registered User
 
Armada~121's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Bangkok
Posts: 265
                     
Re: Fed Not Playing, Marat Will Win "Commemorate the Bun" Open (Bangkok Cheering Thread)

Yeah, it all depends on how DC goes. If he plays on Sunday it is likely what you said. But two years ago, right after the doubles match on Saturday Marat flew to Bangkok and came to the court right away on Sunday evening. I was so shocked coz I didn't think he would arrive this fast. But I guess having Allon as the tournament director kinda makes Marat feel more committed to the event.

If you are good at something never do it for free....
Armada~121 is offline  
post #30 of 508 (permalink) Old 09-20-2006, 11:40 AM
Registered User
 
carroll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Age: 37
Posts: 2,074
                     
Re: Fed Not Playing, Marat Will Win "Commemorate the Bun" Open (Bangkok Cheering Thread)

From the official site :
20.09.06 Marat News: Marat is well and happy and very focused for Davis Cup this weekend.
Re Thailand Open - Marat is still going to be there. As Allon Khakshouri of his management, is Tournament Director he trusts his judgement on the situation and he is still going.

"When I talk to myself on court, I say, ‘I love you, you're a good guy, but don't miss next time, OK?’” Marat Safin, 2004.
MARAT SAFIN US Open 2006: No, when you're 26, it's difficult to change. You can't teach the old dog to sit, huh? "

When you win, when you lose, when you smile or when you're mad : Marat you're still the best to watch.

"Just give yourself the opportunity, give yourself the chance. You have to
be happy with what you have achieved and don't take any notice if somebody
tells you that you should have achieved much more. You have achieved what
you have achieved. Nobody can take that away and you have a clear
conscience." Marat
carroll is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome