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    Early Predictions

    It seems the European skaters are struggling this season, mainly due to increasing changes and demands on the body from COP and funding within their own federations in order to train to their full potential.

    With the upcoming championships in Finland in January here are my early predictions mainly due to grand prix and B international events.

    Pairs

    Gold: Savchenko/Szolkowy
    Silver: Mukhortova/Trankov
    Bronze: Volosozhar/Morozov

    Men

    Gold: Brian Joubert
    Silver: Tomas Verner
    Bronze: Alban Preubeut

    Dance (too close to call nothing in it)

    Gold: Khokhlova/Novitski
    Silver: Domnina/Shabalin
    Bronze: Faiella/Scali
    4th: Delobel/Schoenfelder

    Ladies:

    Gold: Carolina Kostner
    Silver: Laura Lepisto
    Bronze: Susanna Poykio

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    are you counting out Meier? I also can't see Dom/Shab lose Europeans, but I really really hope your bronze prediction will be true..

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    Ladies
    1. Carolina Kostner
    2. Laura Lepisto
    3. Susanna Poykio
    4. Sarah Meier
    5. Elena Glebova
    6. Valentina Marchei

    Ice Dance
    1. Domnina/Shabalin
    2. French D/D
    3. K/N
    4. F/S
    5. P/B
    6. K/K

    Men
    1. Brian Joubert
    2. Yannick Ponsero
    3. Tomas Verner
    4. Alban Preaubert
    5. Michael Brezina
    6. Kevin VDP

    Pairs
    1. S/S
    2. K/S
    3. V/M
    4. M/T

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    Men: Joubert, Ponsero , Verner

    Ladies: Kostner, Lepisto, Meier

    Pairs: S/S, K/S, V/M

    Dance: Del/Sch, K/N, Dom/Sha, ( K/K if Dom/Sha withdrew )

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    What I prefer, based on my opinions as to beautiful skating, I would choose:

    Ponsero

    Lepisto

    Mukhartova/Trankov

    Khoklova/Novitski

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    MEN
    1. Brian Joubert (maybe)
    2. Alban Preaubert
    3. Sergei Voronov
    4. Tomas Verner
    5. Yannick Ponsero

    Looking forward to seeing: Borodulin (hopefully)

    LADIES
    1. Carolina Kostner
    2. Laura Lepisto
    3. Susanna Poykio
    4. Sarah Meier (is she coming?)
    5. Elene Gedevanishvili

    Looking forward to seeing: Jenni Vahamaa

    PAIRS
    1. Savchenko and Szolkowy
    2. Kawaguchi and Smirnov
    3. Volosozhar and Morozov
    4. Mukhortova and Trankov
    5. Iliushechkina and Maisuradze

    DANCE
    1. Delobel and Schoenfelder
    2. Khohklova and Novitski
    3. Domnina and Shabalin
    4. Faiella/Scali
    5. Pechalat/Bourzat

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    Quote Originally Posted by berrycute View Post
    MEN
    1. Brian Joubert (maybe)
    2. Alban Preaubert
    3. Sergei Voronov
    4. Tomas Verner
    5. Yannick Ponsero

    Looking forward to seeing: Borodulin (hopefully)

    LADIES
    1. Carolina Kostner
    2. Laura Lepisto
    3. Susanna Poykio
    4. Sarah Meier (is she coming?)
    5. Elene Gedevanishvili

    Looking forward to seeing: Jenni Vahamaa

    PAIRS
    1. Savchenko and Szolkowy
    2. Kawaguchi and Smirnov
    3. Volosozhar and Morozov
    4. Mukhortova and Trankov
    5. Iliushechkina and Maisuradze

    DANCE
    1. Delobel and Schoenfelder
    2. Khohklova and Novitski
    3. Domnina and Shabalin
    4. Faiella/Scali
    5. Pechalat/Bourzat
    I agree with your predictions.

    Regarding your predictions on the men, those 6 will probably be the top 6, although it would be intersting to see in which order.

    I think the ladies competition will be the least predictable, a part from Carolina's victory.

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    Do we know for sure that Préaubert will get to go to Euros?

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    why not?

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    Because he came in 3rd at the nationals, and I assume Joubert will get to go. I can't imagine the federation would decide Préaubert didn't deserve a spot, but I guess stranger things have happened.

    I understand the committee was supposed to make their selections today. Does anyone have any news on that?

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    Dance:
    Gold--> DelSchoes-they are in a league of their own right now
    Silver-->DomShabs (the way they are skating right now I personally wouldn't have them on the podium, but hopefully they will be better by Euros. Then again, this is how I thought it should've been last season)
    Bronze--> KERRS- If they can skate clean all the way through, IMO they would belong on the podium without a doubt
    4th/5th--> between Faiella/Scali and Khoklova/Novitski
    6th-->Pechalat/Bourzat
    7th-->Cappellini/Lanotte

    I'd like to see Ponsero deliver two solid programs and win, and see Brezina at least in the top 8.

    I don't know what to think about pairs or ladies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrlmy View Post
    Ladies
    1. Carolina Kostner
    2. Laura Lepisto
    3. Susanna Poykio
    4. Sarah Meier
    5. Elena Glebova
    6. Valentina Marchei
    Korpi back in the game, and I totally forgot about Alena Leonova.

    1. Caro K
    2. Laura Lepisto
    3. Kiira Korpi
    4. Susanna Poykio
    5. Alena Leonova
    6. Elena Glebova

    How is Sarah Meier doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrlmy View Post
    Korpi back in the game, and I totally forgot about Alena Leonova.

    1. Caro K
    2. Laura Lepisto
    3. Kiira Korpi
    4. Susanna Poykio
    5. Alena Leonova
    6. Elena Glebova

    How is Sarah Meier doing?
    I was going to say the same thing about Korpi! And Jenni is out, so I'm changing my predictions to

    1. Caro K
    2. Laura Lepisto
    3. Kiira Korpi
    4. Sarah Meier (if she comes)
    5. Susanna Poykio

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    Ladies
    1. Carolina Kostner ITA
    2. Laura Lepisto FIN
    3. Susanna Poykio FIN
    4. Sarah Meier SUI
    5. Alena Leonova RUS
    6. Elena Glebova EST

    Ice Dance
    1. Domnina/Shabalin RUS
    2. Khokhlova/ Novitski RUS
    3. Delobel/Schoenfelder FRA
    4. Kerr/Kerr GBR
    5. Pechalat/Bourzat FRA
    6. Faiella/Scali ITA

    Men
    1. Brian Joubert FRA
    2. Yannick Ponsero FRA
    3. Sergei Voronov RUS
    4. Alban Preaubert FRA
    5. Tomas Verner CZE
    6. Kevin Van Der Perren BEL

    Pairs
    1 Savchenko/Szolkowy GER
    2. Kawaguchi /Smirnov RUS
    3. Mukhortova/ Trankov RUS
    4. Volosozhar/Morozov UKR
    5 IliushechKina/Maisuradze RUS
    6 Kemp/King GBR
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    Quote Originally Posted by bottlestreet View Post
    Do we know for sure that Préaubert will get to go to Euros?
    Of course that yes,first because France has 3 places for Euros, and because the french federation already has done his selection.
    Men: Brian Joubert, Yannick Ponsero, Alban Préaubert.
    http://www.rmc.fr/edito/sport/67108/...-chef-de-file/

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