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    Brian Joubert and Andrey Berezintsev

    http://www.lanouvellerepublique.fr/d...o=Z&num=220600

    It's written here Brian Joubert part with Andrey Berezintsev for the reason that Joubert thinks Andrey to be a not high level trainer. Now he is working with Annick Dumont.

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    The choice of Berezintsev was always rather unusual. I do hope the new arrangement works out, but I am rather sceptical of Brian switching coaches a lot.

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    What is Brian trying to do, tie Nicole Bobek?

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    Brian Joubert certainly creates drama off the court. He's the Marat Safin of figure skating with all these coaching changes! Sometimes it's better to just pick something and stick with it. Especially when it's seemingly working. Look at his improved fitness and results in Calgary!!!

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    Was Annick Dumont the coach for Millot and Tobel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by attyfan View Post
    What is Brian trying to do, tie Nicole Bobek?
    I've gotten a bit of an impression that he's probably just as much of a delight to work with as Ms. Bobek was.....

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    Hopefully this partnership will work well for him.

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    I think Brian is a good guy and hard worker. He probably switches coaches often because he's searching for that magical combination that will work for him. I get really tired of people b!tching about skaters switching coaches. They work for hours a day with these people and pay them a lot of money as well. A skater isn't unreasonable for wanting that "perfect"/comfortable working relationship. After what Brian has been through the past few seasons with the crappy programs and the loss of confidence, I would think he was crazy for NOT switching coaches. He had to go back to his old Morosov programs to rekindle the magic. Obviously something hadn't been working right that he wasn't comfortable with his programs.

    And there is nothing wrong with Nicole Bobek searching for that comfortable working relationship. Nicole would have been better off working with a "nobody" coach who could devote all his/her time to her instead of being part of a big name coach's stable.

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    According to Joubert, Didier Gailhauget is his most trusted advisor. Anyone who is his coach is subservient to that relationship, and I think that would undermine his relationship with any coach. JMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyfan228 View Post
    According to Joubert, Didier Gailhauget is his most trusted advisor. Anyone who is his coach is subservient to that relationship, and I think that would undermine his relationship with any coach. JMO.
    Well a coach is going to need to work with Didier if Brian values him that much. Before the scandal, I recall that Didier was a very respected coach and Brian Boitano worked with him on figures. There are worse people out there that could be influencing Brian.

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    Brian is going to work with Jean-Christophe Simond (vice-European champion in 1988). It is Andrei who put an end to the collaboration!

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    Did Andrei give any reason for ending the collaboration?

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    Quote Originally Posted by soogar View Post
    Well a coach is going to need to work with Didier if Brian values him that much. Before the scandal, I recall that Didier was a very respected coach and Brian Boitano worked with him on figures. There are worse people out there that could be influencing Brian.
    Then, in my opinion, Gailhauget should be coaching Joubert, not calling the shots while Joubert is supposedly being coached by someone else.

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