The Mid-Game Interval

The Mid-Game Interval

By George Fenn
A bunch of Badminton fans getting together to talk everything to do with the sport. Looking at upcoming tournaments, players, new equipment and any badminton gossip.
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#8 - We're back! Recent Tournament roundup
Due to us all being super busy with work/university we really struggled to find the time to record these past few weeks. But we're super happy to be back. We really enjoy creating this content and hope that people enjoy listening. Please if you have any sort of feedback or ways to improve the pod do get in touch by leaving a review or contacting us on twitter @MidGameInterval. Enjoy this weeks chatter about the recent tournaments in China, France, Denmark and Hong Kong. If there's anything you want us to cover in the future let us know!
46:29
November 20, 2019
#7 - World Championships Draw Predictions
This week me and Nathan share our thoughts on the draw for the upcoming BWF World Championships in Switzerland. Check back next week following the tournament for an episode on the results of the biggest badminton event of the year! Follow our socials here:  YouTube - https://youtu.be/uSUGtcV3dHQ Twitter - @MidGameInterval
31:34
August 17, 2019
#6 - True or False Badminton Knowledge
This is our first episode uploaded to our new youtube channel! Watch the video here - https://youtu.be/uSUGtcV3dHQ This week we welcomed a guest Tyler as he took on Nathan and Oscar in a badminton knowledge quiz. We talked about the history of badminton in the olympics, the younger years of players like Intanon and Yamaguchi, and some past greats such as Kenichi Tago and Morten Frost. We really enjoyed making this one so if you want to see more quiz style episodes in the future let us know! 
38:30
August 10, 2019
#5 - Mens Singles shocks, Shi Yuqi Injury, Japan Open predictions, the LYD-YYS struggle continues
This week me and the regular badminton fanatics discuss the surprising results of the Indonesia open including many shocks in the MS discipline and Shi's ankle injury. We also look forward to the Japan Open with Jan O Jorgensen already knocking out Lin Dan in the first round. We also reflect once again on the re-emergence of Lee Yong Dae with Yoo Yeon Seong and their disheartening loss to new pair Boe and Peterson of Denmark in the Russia Open. Be Sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel where, from next week, we'll be uploading the podcast in video form: www.youtube.com/channel/UCIonqpC-iZvSpfOcR5YzrmQ Also follow our Twitter for updates on out uploads and general badminton stuff: @MidGameInterval
1:07:14
July 26, 2019
#4 - Denmark's Indonesia Open injuries, Korean Comeback Kids, Ugly Shoes and Racket Talk
We'd like to apologise for the poor quality in this episode, especially the last 20 minutes or so. Due to me and Nathan both being away in Asia, we didn't have the usual setup and internet connection was poor. That being said, we had a great chat about the upcoming Indonesia open and some injuries which have forced players like Axelsen to withdraw. We also discussed the two returning Korean pairs and their runs in the US open. Then we shared our thoughts in the new Yonex power cushion shoes, before talking about rackets and my ongoing indecision as to which to buy.  Really hope you enjoy this one and come back soon when we'll have things back to normal. Please leave us a review, comment and follow our twitter account - @MidGameInterval
40:54
July 17, 2019
#3 - Lee Chong Wei retirement, Indonesia Open and European Games predictions and The Problem with English Badminton!
This week me and the boys reflected upon the Malaysian legend Lee Chong Wei's career. From playing in the streets of Georgetown Penang to performing on the world stage. LCW has risen to become a national idol for so many at home in Malaysia, being the most consistent successful player on the international circuit. Despite this, a World or Olympic gold has always alluded him, having to settle for silver far too often, normally to rival superstar Lin Dan. We look forward to the Indonesian open, where Momota will be tested by two in form home players. We also touch on the European Games, a tournament not so attractive to many spectators due to the lower level than the normal world tour tournaments. That being said, it brings about real opportunities for English players which are often unrealistic in the higher level world tour tournaments. This also lead us onto the topic of Badminton in England, including our top players and coaching strategies. Hope you all enjoy this Episode. Please leave us comments and reviews. Be sure to follow us on Twitter to be notified every time we upload a new episode,  as well as other badminton related news - https://twitter.com/MidGameInterval 
1:01:17
June 30, 2019
#2 - China Sudirman shock, Australian Open and some racket talk
This week me and the lads discuss China's shock victory in the Sudirman cup over Japan (a touchy subject for our Japan superfans). We also look towards the Australian Open and review the opening few rounds of the tournament while predicting the winners of this reasonably stacked super 300 tournament. Closing the episode we briefly discuss my racket conundrum as the other two give their ideas on which racket I should buy. Hope you enjoy this episode, please share our podcast with your fellow badminton friends as we plan to upload new episodes regularly!
57:40
June 5, 2019
#1 - Sudirman Cup predictions & Olympic qualification thoughts
In this introductory episode to The Mid-Game Interval we have a chat about the upcoming Sudirman Cup, as well as Olympic qualification. We also talk about whether the legends LD & LCW will make it to Tokyo, as well as Lee Yong Day & Yoo Yeon Seong returning from retirement. Hope you enjoy!
41:40
May 18, 2019