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    Alban Preaubert

    I find him him very amusing and quick on his feet. I don't care if his teeth are crooked, he's a guy with potential. Is there anyone who know anything else about him? I haven't seen him until Skate America, so I have no idea of his history?

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    He's a tall kid. It was amusing to see him meandering around the rotunda after his 3rd place finish signing autographs with a big crooked teeth smile. He seems to be a very likeable person.

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    And he's only France's number 3 guy. Maybe he will move up at his nationals this year.

    I really enjoy his skating!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arianne View Post
    And he's only France's number 3 guy. Maybe he will move up at his nationals this year.

    I really enjoy his skating!
    He is? Wow. Maybe, if he keeps this up, he won't be third for long!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arianne View Post
    And he's only France's number 3 guy. Maybe he will move up at his nationals this year.
    I really enjoy his skating!
    Do you really think Ponsero is better? I will not be seeing any more GPs this year and I doubt he will be shown on TV unless he places and even that is not certain.

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    Was I the only one to hear Kurt say he skates like a Scarecrow?
    Likely due to his Halloween experience. I think it must have been his comment, but I did see a little more Ray Bolger in Alban then I did in Kurt's scarecrow in the Halloween spec.

    I think he spent a lot of time sideways not seeming to get the edges to really work in his favor, more like the skates were guiding the skater than skater guiding the skates. I don't mean that negative either, just something that is noticeable about him. And for as energetic he is, he doesn't seem to spastic, less then Plushy's Oly LP IMO.

    I love how alive he skates, incredible energy. And some people love crooked teeth
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaniBu View Post

    And some people love crooked teeth
    LOL, Amen!

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    If you think about the GP Final. More than likely it will be Oda, Lysacek, Weir, Buttle, Sandhu, Li, Lambiel, Joubert, and Takahashi. I don't think Preaubert , Ponsero, or Contesti will be among the chosen.

    Among the not so obvious: the 3 Frenchmen, Klimkin, Griazev, Uspenski, Dobrin, Chiper.

    How many in the Final? I've listed 9 as quite possible and 8 distant maybes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    If you think about the GP Final. More than likely it will be Oda, Lysacek, Weir, Buttle, Sandhu, Li, Lambiel, Joubert, and Takahashi. I don't think Preaubert , Ponsero, or Contesti will be among the chosen.



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    Maybe not this season, but he could be well on his way in the next.

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    Viva la France!

    At French Nationals last year the order of finish was

    Joubert
    Contesti
    Preaubert
    Dambiel
    Ponsero

    However, Dambiel's coach had more political clout than Contesti's, so the French Federation sent Dambiel to the Olympics instead of Contesti or Preaubert. Contesti sued in the French courts, there was some sort of skate-off (which I believe Contesti also won), etc., etc., but to no avail.

    In fact, the French team for Euros was Joubert (3rd), Dambier (4th) and Preaubert (6th). At the Olys it was Joubert and Dambier (6th and 19th) and at Worlds, Joubert and Preaubert (2nd and 8th).

    So Contesti got mad and, according to a little feature in this month's Spotlight on Skating magazine, he has now quit the French federation and announced that he will skate for Monaco in the 2007-2008 season, after sitting out this year.

    Dambier retired.

    Joubert is doing 007 again.

    Go Alban!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaniBu View Post
    Was I the only one to hear Kurt say he skates like a Scarecrow?
    And Kurt's protege, Evan Lysacek, doesn't?

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    PS. Hey, wait a minute. Contesti must have made up with the French Federation after all. He's listed to represent France at the Eric Bompard Trophy.

    Does anyone know the latest scoop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    How many in the Final? I've listed 9 as quite possible and 8 distant maybes.
    Six men make the Grand Prix Final. Buttle has withdrawn from the Grand Prix series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Joubert is doing 007 again.

    Go Alban!
    Oh no,

    Really if he looses the 007 and gun holster (just do some martial arts move or something) it would be pretty good. Debi got the point across with the "title" song - for your eyes only - and people understood (but she did use a gun.). I think if you had to explain what the music was to anyone, they would not know who 007 is anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    And Kurt's protege, Evan Lysacek, doesn't?

    I think Kurt is jealous

    BOT, I've been trying to find about a little more about Alban, and his site is down right now. Maybe they heard the folks at GS were having some questions and they wanted get in the updates.
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    Let's face it. Joubert is a limited performer. However, his very high elevated jumps will suffice for his PCS scores.

    I still think Ponsero will skate his heart out to get the recognition that Preaubert is getting. That sort of thing makes figure skating more interesting. Just think:

    Joubert - Lambiel
    Preaubert - Ponsero
    Buttle - Sandhu
    Weir - Lysacek
    Griazev - Dobrin
    Takahashi - Oda

    Trust me. If a skater doesn't win a medal, he does not want his compatriot to win won either. Too much attention for the winner. The Ladies are just as involved.

    Joe

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