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Conjunctive response? Nice try.
I did not bold 'crocodile teared Sale/Pelettier' because you added the 'ed' onto 'tear', although I am sure you meant it to be derogatory. When you embed negative descriptions into people's names, it becomes name calling.
I can't say I am surprised someone like you is unable to understand the difference.
ETA: There is also a difference between a troll and a bully.
If you don't like D/R that's fine, but their base value shows that they're pushing the technical side of pairs. Certainly beats the typical SBS 3T's or 3S's, and 3L/3S throws, that have been the benchmark for decades. I agree that Duhamel isn't a "conventional" pairs partner because of her build (she's a powerhouse type, and not a slender girl that just gets thrown around), but Radford is probably one of the most artistic male partners out there.
There is certainly no defense to them not winning over V&T right now. They havent even skated at a level comparable to V&T since the 2012 season now. At Worlds last year they did not even deserve their silver and were booed by the crowd for the result. However that isnt even their most controversial achievements- 2008 Worlds gold farce where both the Zhangs and Dube & Davison should have beaten them, and their 2011 Europeans title over a cleaner and more inspired K&S, just to top the list.
Listen to Eurosports reaction to their farcial win at the 2008 Worlds:
Also read Sonia Bianchetti's summary:
Atleast V&T have never had the stigma of an embarssing win like that. V&T are only 1 time World Champs despite that they have proven they can actually skate clean programs, while overrated S&S who cant buy one to save their lives their whole carer and were given many wins and huge scores with glaring falls and stumbles even in World competition and have 4 World titles to only 1 for V&T are the poor mistreated souls. Dont make me laugh.In the pairs, the first place to Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany was questionable. They won the title but they were not the best in the field, in my opinion. They did not skate at their best. They were not perfect. They opened with an outstanding throw triple flip but on their second element, a triple toe-loop/triple toe-loop sequence, Savchenko had a poor landing on the first jump, and then they messed up their side-by-side triple Salchows when he fell and she put both hands down to keep from falling as well. Through their program they skated with great intensity, in perfect unison, a bit slow. Despite the two important errors, the Germans received the highest Technical Score for the event and they also were scored highest in Personal Components. This, in my opinion as well as that of many other officials and journalists, was not correct. An Easter gift to the European Champions?
their merits of their so called attemps when they were not doing it first in the first place
I'd atke MT-M over these two, at least they can skate cleaner programs and has a pair quality into them
MT/M have a chance to beat thee two I guess it all comes down to how we see in SC and Canadian Nationals
I agree Duhamel, is stocky built, horrible lines and horrendous looking lifts
I cannot find a single artistry on her nor Radford, he is artistic ? a rock is artistic I guess
ooooh.... this is one the nastiest threads I've come across in a long while .... lots of strong opinions seems fine ... but the delivery