01-26-2013, 10:57 AM
I'm very happy for Fernández and Brezina. Those medals are well deserved given their performances from now and the last years. The judges were generous with Javi today, but no doubts about his title. I am also glad about Liebers' comeback after this disastrous short program.
01-26-2013, 11:01 AM
Fair play within skating ? You might be joking. Or delirious. Specially from big federations such as USFSA, Skate Canada or Russian federation.
Originally Posted by wallylutz
As for the word staff, it's a way of saying, canadian coach, if you want to be picky.
And I was talking about men. Not women. Read. Browning clearly said he won't work for anyone outside Canada after 2008 worlds in order to put Chan/Buttle (his status wasn't clear at first) on the podium/wins gold (well, he didn't said it like that, I know you're picky). I have hard time thinking it wasn't because of Skate Canada (but in your take care's world, maybe).
01-26-2013, 11:02 AM
Or course all of the above can be improved further, though he has become a lot better in the basic skating skills this year - far smoother already. Against this European competition, he can more than hold his own. It's only when he face the competition outside of Europe that it will be an issue.
Originally Posted by WeakAnkles
01-26-2013, 11:03 AM
His poor tech was amodios biggest problem. Of course a big one is that everyone hates his coach and now him on a very personal level for some reason!
Last edited by gmyers; 01-26-2013 at 11:07 AM.
01-26-2013, 11:07 AM
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01-26-2013, 11:08 AM
Did you see the USFS asking Virtue/Moir to go home so that D/W can have a better chance of winning the next Worlds / Olympics? Nope. Not just Javier, but Hanyu also trains in Canada and these two are some Chan's most fierce competitors now. It's only the Russian Fed which has this open policy about rejecting foreign students with select exceptions like Amodio whom we all know stands no chance of being on the podium at Sochi barring disasters. Trust me, despite these online forum rumors, not all federations behave like FFSG when it comes to fixing results or bribing officials as in SLC 2002.
Originally Posted by machin
Do you see Browning coaching anyone at this level? Nope. He doesn't like coaching, that's his choice. You can speculate you all want, he made it clear he dislikes the CoP framework and therefore can't be an elite coach under such strict rules.
01-26-2013, 11:22 AM
Browning doesn't coach, and he doesn't do a lot of choreography - especially competitve programs - because he is too busy with his ice and tv career (his words).
Buttle/Chan didn't use him for choreography so I am confused at the idea that they play any factor in his deciding to quit.
01-26-2013, 11:26 AM
One does not simply skate into Pyeongchang