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    Hi everyone!

    Bring on the predictions!

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    Well, the most interesting competition will be the men’s one. I guess Plushenko will win, as it happened in 2010. I think Brian is the only one who can get close (I mean 1 point closer) to the Russian, but as he was injured and hasn’t competed so far, so he hasn’t got good chances. “The Youngers” I mean, Amodio, Brezina, Fernandez and Gachinski are close to each other, but are far at least 6 points away, from Plushenko. So I guess a second place to Fernandez, who did very well during the season, I hope he won’t be too nervous and will do his quads. Of course he needs to improve in transitions, but except for this he is totally prepared technically. 3rd place? Maybe Gachinski, who did well at Nationals, but in the Grand Prix wasn’t on the list of the bests. Than Brezina for 4th place, he has good programs, but maybe nerves stop him as it happened last year. Than Joubert for 5th and Amodio 6th. For me Tomas Verner seems no to be in the best shape, van der Perren for 8th and Contesti 9th.

    The pairs question is easy. 1st: Germans than, Tatiana and Maxim, and Yuko and Alexander. I think the new LP of the Germans is more creative than the Russians program. And I love as they go into the death spiral. Tatiana and Maxim do well together but they need a bit more time to have to compete with the German’s harmony.

    The 1st place in Ladies competition is easy, Kostner, as always. OK, maybe she is the best in this competition, but will earn more points than she should. Than I hope Kiira Korpi will do well, but it would be more interesting with Adelina and Elizaveta.

    Dance would be the other really interesting competition. We’ll see if the B/S with their dynamic new program can compete with the French’s excellent choreography. I hope P/B will defend their title, and retire at the end of the season as winners. The 3rd place is interesting again: we have to very young Russian pairs, the number one’s of Italy and a nearly French pair. I guess a third place to I/K as they have a brand new program that is very different from last year’s one, more dynamic with great twizzles. Than C/L, and R/T.

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    Fernandez is clearly the frontrunner for mens but with that said
    Zhenya first competed again at Nationals but was not in full shape but has been getting more preparations
    and performing in countries ice shows and galas, that should help him, Brezina and Gachinski are too inconsistent
    Joubert may finish a podium but he has passed his prime, I will rule out Amodio and wont be saved by Morozov this time though,

    in Pairs, Kavaguti/Smirnov are not competing , Smirnov had one of his appendices taken out and Aliona Savchenko injured her left leg
    attempting again their 3A throws in practice but they may still compete

    in Ladies, Tuktamysheva and Sotnikova are not eligible yet for Euros as they are too young, so they are NOT competing

    with those updates said:

    Men:

    1 Javier Fernandez
    2. Evegni Pluschenko
    3. Michal Brezina

    Ladies:

    1. Kostner
    2. Leonova
    3. Korpii/Gedevanishvili

    though Im hoping Korobeynikova finishes at the podium

    Pairs

    1. Volosozhar/Trankov
    2. Bazarova/Larinov
    3. Berton / Hotarek

    ice dance

    1 Pechalat / Bourzat
    2 Bobrova / Soloviev
    3 Cappellini / Lanotte or Ilnykh/Katsalapov

    as much as I dislike, Bobrova/Soloviev, I don't see I/K getting it all together yet
    to finish ahead of them though I would love for them to get a podium finish but they will have competition from the Italians
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    Pairs S/S and V/T and B/L.

    I think Fernandez is the one to beat if he skates like all season but i wish for a dinosaur podium of Kvdp , Plu and Jouby!

    Dance: P/B, C/L and I/K.

    Ladies Kostner and Leonova for sure, the third I don't know!

    Btw Tatiana Flade tweeted tonight that aliona participation is not sure and that Plush left knee doesn't look great.



    But a friend of mine wrote me: forget Fernandez, Chan will win euros as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    Pairs S/S and V/T and B/L.

    But a friend of mine wrote me: forget Fernandez, Chan will win euros as well!
    hahahahah! that is lovely! and He/She is not so wrong....:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    Pairs S/S and V/T and B/L.

    I think Fernandez is the one to beat if he skates like all season but i wish for a dinosaur podium of Kvdp , Plu and Jouby!

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    Fernandez wins gold and Plushenko is on the podium.

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    [QUOTE=sky_fly20;607931]^

    in Pairs, Kavaguti/Smirnov are not competing , Smirnov had one of his appendices taken out and Aliona Savchenko injured her left leg
    attempting again their 3A throws in practice but they may still compete

    in Ladies, Tuktamysheva and Sotnikova are not eligible yet for Euros as they are too young, so they are NOT competing

    I didn't know that the Russians and the Germans are out, it came out last night no? I mean the withdrawal of S/S? So now I agree with you: V/T for first.

    And for ladies I know that Tuktamysheva and Sotnikova are too young, I just would be interesting, what would happen, if they could compet...

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    Fernandez for the gold, I hope.

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    I hope Fernández will win gold too. A lot depends on how objective Pluschenko will be judged I guess. I would predict Fernández, Plushenko and Gachinski on the podium. I hope that Joubert could reach it though.

    Predictions:

    Men:

    1. Pluschenko
    2. Fernández
    3. Gachinski

    Hoping for Fernández to win.

    Ladies:

    1. Kostner
    2. Leonova
    3. Makarova

    Pairs:

    1. Volossozhar/Trankov
    2. Savchenko/Szolkowy
    3. Bazarova/Larinov

    Hoping for the Germans to win though.

    Ice dance:
    there I agree with sky_fly20

    1. Pechalat / Bourzat
    2. Bobrova / Soloviev
    3. Cappellini / Lanotte or Ilnykh / Kazalapov

    Hoping for the Italians to medal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florian View Post
    I hope Fernández will win gold too. A lot depends on how objective Pluschenko will be judged I guess. I would predict Fernández, Plushenko and Gachinski on the podium. I hope that Joubert could reach it though.

    Predictions:

    Men:

    1. Pluschenko
    2. Fernández
    3. Gachinski

    Hoping for Fernández to win.
    Javi was the only Euro skater who got over 157 (Plush's score in EC qualifications) in GP this season. All others were two Japanese (Takahashi and Hanyu) and one Chanadian. Fernandez has a chance of course if he skates clean and if Plush won't be able to skate better than in qualies (which I doubt, sure he will!). Will be a nice competition in Men's, so hard to predict. That's why I love it! And don't forget Brian! How can I not want to see him on the podium.

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    Good words, let's talk, I concur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    Pairs S/S and V/T and B/L.

    I think Fernandez is the one to beat if he skates like all season but i wish for a dinosaur podium of Kvdp , Plu and Jouby!
    I love you seniorita!!! :D I'm really rooting hard for Kevin vdP. It's his last competition ever. I know he's said it many times before, but I think he really means it this time. He was on FIRE at Belgian Nats in December hitting Quads, Triple Axels, triple-triple-triple... If he skates like that, I believe he's got an outside shot at the podium. I know Kevin considers the UK as sort of his 'home crowd', since he's married to Jenna and all :-) But competition is really fierce this year, especially with Plushenko's sudden presence.

    But yeah, I'd wholly approve of that 'dinasaur podium' even though I like Fernandez too.

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    S/S out

    ISU site list of entries now has S/S as a WD. Very sad for them but she needs to get that leg healthy again. So I'm going to go way out on a limb and say that V/T will waltz into the gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsisjiejie View Post
    ISU site list of entries now has S/S as a WD. Very sad for them but she needs to get that leg healthy again. So I'm going to go way out on a limb and say that V/T will waltz into the gold.
    Sad news :( But I believe it's for the best. Health must come first. There was no point in risking further injury, especially since they are already 4 times European champions.
    I'm gonna cheer for a russian sweep in pairs, just to remember good old times But of course I would be thrilled to see Stefania/Ondrej taking bronze

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