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Thread: Morozov blames agent for split with Takahashi v.2

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    Morozov blames agent for split with Takahashi v.2

    The real story behind the split between Morozov and Takahashi:

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/sp20080525jg.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by japanice View Post
    The real story behind the split between Morozov and Takahashi:

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/sp20080525jg.html
    WOW!! That is quite a statment from Morozov. He sounds pretty ticked off.
    Thanks for the link.

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    I wouldn't say it's the *true* version... just the truth from someone's point of view (yes it's a paraphrase from the great Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    I wouldn't say it's the *true* version... just the truth from someone's point of view (yes it's a paraphrase from the great Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi...)
    Same here.
    If this is true, then Dai's agent must have a certain amount of power over him for him to stop working with Nikolai. It's still a wierd story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NatachaHatawa View Post
    Same here.
    If this is true, then Dai's agent must have a certain amount of power over him for him to stop working with Nikolai. It's still a wierd story.
    It's interesting how both parties deny having any preexisting knowledge....

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    Very interesting article. I don't think that we will ever know the real reason behind the split.

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    Wow. Drama. I think we all knew somthing was going on here behind this split, considering Oda and Takahashi are good friends. I wonder if that is true about the agent being to blame for not skating well at worlds. WE often try to come up with answers to why a skater fell apart here or there... injury, coach problems, inconsistency..I never thought of blaming the agent. It will be interesting to see how Takahashi skates next season and who he hires as coach. Same goes to Mao.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NatachaHatawa View Post
    Same here.
    If this is true, then Dai's agent must have a certain amount of power over him for him to stop working with Nikolai. It's still a wierd story.
    From reading the interview with Morozov it sounds like both Morozov and Dai's agent gave him the ultimatum of "it's him or me".

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    "I have not talked about this with anybody but you," he said. "I want you to put in the newspaper that I said, 'Ihara is a liar.' I want the truth to be known."
    I guess this sums up how Morozov really feels.

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    Morosov still does not give any details about just what got his goat with this fellow. The only thing he actually says is that the agent forgot to order Takahashi's new boots on time.

    To me, the tone of the article was more about the writer patting himself on the back about how he knew it all along, and wasn't fooled like the gullible Japanese press. More details from Morosov and less self-congratulation from the columnist would have made a more informative story, IMHO.

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    If I'm not mistaken, Daisuke got a pair of new boots just a week prior to 4CC as well.

    Anyways, I'm willing to accept Morozov's version of events under one condition: if Mr. Ihara gets credit for Daisuke's record breaking performance at 4CC from Morozov-san. And when that happens, I will dig into the matter of who's liar and who's not. JMHO.

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    Morozov should follow Priscilla Hill's example in regard to ethical behavior. He's totally inappropriate airing insider details, or his version anyway.

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    Doesn't Daisuke have a Japanes coach as well as Morozov? If so, I think Daisuke should have asked for his advice if he is powerless over this decision.

    Priscilla Hill brought Johnny to Tarasova. They had a long talk together before that, and when TT went back to Russia, Johnny had another long talk with Priscilla before he went to the other Russian coach. There was no animosity there at all, no Agent interferring. Daisuke has to grow up and take charge of important decisions.

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    I am sorry to hear that it has ended this way, but thanks for the article link, japanice. I have in the past seen that sometimes agents have a surprising amount of influence over their skater, so perhaps it is just another example of that. I hope things go well with Nobunari Oda and Nikolay Morozov in the coming season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    Doesn't Daisuke have a Japanes coach as well as Morozov? If so, I think Daisuke should have asked for his advice if he is powerless over this decision.

    Priscilla Hill brought Johnny to Tarasova. They had a long talk together before that, and when TT went back to Russia, Johnny had another long talk with Priscilla before he went to the other Russian coach. There was no animosity there at all, no Agent interferring. Daisuke has to grow up and take charge of important decisions.

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    Yes. Dai has a Japanese coach. When Dai is in Japan, he trains with her.

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