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  1. Tbh I don't think we should continue to discuss about that 4a anymore. Its not worth it. Certainly the one who start this on twitter want to bait fanyu and get attention.


    I also hope we don't post that kind of private video, especially about another skater here. Whether what's the intention is, let's not spread the private video. We hate it when people do that to Yuzuru so please don't do that to anyone

  2. 13 hours ago, LadyLou said:

    I guess that if Katya and Jun really want to be at SC it's about time they prepare their suitcases,paperwork&prayers.

    Wang/Liu will have to plan to go back to China with several weeks to spare, since they take it seriously with quarantinting.

    Wang/Liu have been in China since April. 

    I dont know how Kurakova and Junhwan could get to Canada, especially Junhwan since its holiday in Korea at the moment. 


    13 hours ago, FlyingCamel said:

    Hmm, is there any chance the Korean ladies can be assigned to CoC?

    They need some sort of special invitation from CSA to get visa, then at least 14 days quarantine, might be more since they would share the same ice with their national team.

  3. 1 hour ago, rockstaryuzu said:

    I've noticed that there are lot of people on Twitter who are quite, quite nasty about Brian and TCC, who are gleeful and smug that all this is happening, and saying that those who like and support TCC are 'learning their lesson' about not making a cult of a particular club or idolizing the bond between a coach and skater just because they 'post faked friendship photos on Instagram'. Sweet Mother Mary, I don't know what goes through people's heads for them to say garbage like that. 

    I don't think its wrong to point out those who idolize coaching team, coach/skater bond too much. Some people act like Brian is a gentle dad, a saint who never does wrong to save Evgenia from evil mother Eteri and it bother me. Imo, just don't expect and believe in terms like family, mom, dad, best friend/team/club forever in elite sports. Coach-athlete relationship should be a professional one.

  4. 5 hours ago, LadyLou said:

    Fair point about Javi. I thought that, being a private club, members were required to pay some kind of membership fee, if that's not the case and they just pay for the individual activities they take, that's good


    I disagree about Nanami, and I am not thinking about full time work anyway, just some exchange of opinion every once on a while, or a chat, things that could reasonably happen if they ever happen to meet. With Yuzu's penchant for making questions and asking for opinions, it's likely he does discuss this or that thing with someone else, every once in a while

    Membership fee, maybe, but its just similar to credit card yearly fee. Each skater have different schedule, its doesn't make sense that someone train for 10h/a week have to pay the same as someone who does for 20h/week. It would be crazy  and unfair if they have to pay for ice time/coaching lesson when they don't even there or  doing ice shows. 

    About Nanami, if its just some general chat, we'll never know.One time when Yuzuru trained in Sendai and he wanted Nanami to watch over him, she said he need to ask Orser for his permission. 


    I don't know why people put Evgenia and Yuzuru in the same page :facepalm: He's the same situation as Kurakova and Junhwan, not her 

  5. 23 minutes ago, rockstaryuzu said:

    I haven't wanted to say it out loud, but I'm starting to wonder if Beijing will even happen, myself. 

    I think at worse it will be postponed for a year, the situation aren't that bad compare to 2020 Tokyo. As far as I know, China ban all kind of concerts till the end of 2021 to avoid big gatherings and Imo its a right decision. I do think after Wuhan trauma, China handled all other outbreaks afterwards very well. Of all GPs, Coc is the safest.  

  6. 8 hours ago, LadyLou said:

    In a pandemic world, though, staying away is actually the best option, even if it means doing everything without a coach (I still think he might get a word or two with someone in Japan. e.g. Nanami still works there and, even if she might not be the most helpful in his quest to tame Nessie, she knows him well and can surely give valuable opinions)

    I don't want Yuzu to leave TCC, especially for the bonds he's made there, but I wouldn't pull my hair out at the though of him leaving, 'cause actually with his experience and current situation it would even be kind of logic, all things considered:sigh: ETA: thogh of course he'll wish to have *his* team by his side during oly season...


    The fact that he doesn't even contact much with Brian means the chance he's working with Nanami is close to zero. I also don't see the need that Yuzuru have to announce he leave TCC just because he isn't training there at the moment. As far as I know, he/TCC skater pay their bill each week/month, depend on the amount of work/coaching time/ice time they use. So since Yuzuru isn't there, he doesn't have to pay for anything, and he doesn't need to leave either. Junhwan and Kurakova are on the same situaton as him. Its not like TCC will kick skater out if they won't be there for x months, Javi came back to train for EC after almost a year.

    I only worried about Yuzuru's training condition in Sendai : practicing at midnights with no off ice facilities, but its not like there's many competition at this point. He can just focus on some jumps and keeping his form. I'm sure he will try to make the best out of this current situation. At least he doesn't have any financial issue. 

    Tbh, if things doesn't get better next summer, I doubt 2022 Beijing would happen as plan. There's alot of traveling involve when its come to olympic and China don't want any outbreak happen to their country. Its a tough situation for the whole world and I think its better to wait patiently

  7. I haven't seen any report about Eteri-Orser co coaching, all of it from Evgenia stans. I doubt Eteri and Orser would agree on that


    Its shocking but not a bad choice. Trusova and Alena are no longer there, Alina mosly retire, Eteri only have Anna and Kamilla in senior so politic wise, its good choice for Evgenia. I just find its funny, that a few days ago she express how she want to go back to TCC and have Brian watching her skate and now she's back to Eteri. Its kind of similar when she said she never leave Eteri while contacting to Brian back in 2018. 


    There's a reason why I don't like it when people idolize coaching team and coach-skaters bond. The less you believe, the less you would be disappointed.

  8. 7 hours ago, sweetwater said:

    Actually, the skaters are from many places. Yuhana, Chisato, Hana, and Ryuju are training in Nagoya, Sota in Osaka, Hiroaki, Lucas Tsuyoshi, in Kyoto.


    I am disappointed that JSF decided to hold JO with spectators. 
    JO's venue's in Saitama, but they aren't limiting the spectators to local residents as Mao's tour does, so spectators can come from anywhere, including Tokyo.
    They say that they'll take precautions such as making the audience sit at every other seat while having a plan to make premium seats close to the ice. Limiting spectators' access to the 200lv would make things easier in terms of keeping social distance and keeping things disinfected.
    Other protective measures they say they will take here sounds understandable, but I don't see why they have to hold this event in between qualifying events for Nationals, making the skaters, including very young Hana, travel under this circumstance.


    Thank you for your info. Yeah, I just check it and there's alot traning in Nagoya. Not sure how they keep pushing JO since its a fake comp in normal season after all. I know there's probably something with media rights and some skaters need money, but JO + its gala in Tokyo sound too risky to me at this point. Again, part of me glad that Yuzuru will never join this. 

  9. 53 minutes ago, LadyLou said:

    BUT: I'm very disappointed that they didn't follow the no-audience + virtual tickets only policy that Mao and DOI had chosen :/


    Mao's tour has audience, with safety plan like smaller audience size. As far as I know, its mostly in small city/arena. And her Osaka leg this month was cancelled. 


    From the entry list, look like JO prefer skaters base in Tokyo, or at least, Marin, Wakaba, Tomoe are there. 

  10. 39 minutes ago, rockstaryuzu said:

    Well, considering that JSF has already withdrawn all their junior skaters from international competition in the name of COVID-19 prevention and said they wouldn't send anyone to Challengers either, it would be more than a touch hypocritical of them to criticize Yuzu's decision to withdraw from the GP now. But I didn't expect them to come out and say they respect his decision. That's a big surprise and a definite acknowledgement of Yuzu's good sense.

    There's alot money, TV rights, sponsors in GPs, very different from JGP and that's why ISU keep pushing it. Yuzuru's WD is not long after ISU revamp GP and NHK's ticket detail will be up soon. As I said, that casino man keep playing with anti and their slanders,  and to have a relation with someone openly bashing their star skater doesn't give JSF chairman and the whole fed a good look ( if you look at his tweets, he keep denying his relation with casino man and putting off blame of himself)) I do think if that clown didn't go too far with anti and fans didn't make it a big deal, no way JSF would speak up. At least JSF still try to behave nice in public but I don't trust them lol. 


    About Challengers, lets wait and see since there's a rumor about Shoma go to Nebelhourn.

  11. I guess thing blew out of water since that casino guy keep engaging with antis, RT/like the slander tweets about Yuzuru so JSF have to speak up. To me its to save face rather than supporting Yuzuru. I don't have any trust in JSF. But at least, they aren't openly against their skater on SNS, the bar is really low with all the feds. 

  12. That casino guy is just a clown who desperate for attention. He has been using Yuzuru name for clicks in the past few days and he wont' stop any time soon because there's alot of people support him . If you spend 5 minutes to look closer, its mainly Shoma and Nathan fans, yeah, I called them out this time. More accounts for me to block ~


    At the end of the day, Yuzuru is a better person than anyone who try to bash him and pretend to act humbly. 

  13. Translation might come soon, but he comment something like coronavirus and ashma, a health concern,  then the coaching team, his coach unlikely can  accompany him for competition in Japan, and he would have to self isolate for 2 weeks with no pratice if he go to canada. He said he can't compete in such condition. His action during the pandemic may affect many people to move along and may increase the risk of infection.As the number coronavirus cases in the world has not slowed down, he think he should play a part to prevent the spread of infection


    Its not an easy decision and Im sure he thought alot. So much respect for him. He not only think for himself. but his team, his coaches, those who will travel to see him. 

  14. In one comment, Panasonic mentioned something like house refurbishment, magical designer so probably not Yuzuru. Its just a way to gain attention by dragging other famous celeb into it - an usual tactic that brands use on weibo. Let's wait and see 

  15. 18 hours ago, Neenah said:

    Most importantly, I am very impressed with His choice of topic and technology to work with. This is a graduation project that is usually something very easy and mundane for most students. They just do it to get their degree. He chose a difficult topic that needs a lot of work and I am sure the analysis are not easy for an undergraduate student. I don't know about Japanese Universities but our students will never be able to handle such topics. It is too difficult for them. I really hope his thesis gets published and translated as I am very interested in reading it.


    Totally agreed. When I saw his topic, I thought it could be a master degree or even PHD level of difficulty in my university. For undergraduate students, they often choose easier and bland topic most of the time because there's more academic sources/references/expert's help. There's very few researchs about FS so alot more work for him. I used to work in library and the fact that many students don't even try to access to our dabadases to get academic sources just drive me crazy sometimes. And to think he might have to work from scratch for some parts make me impressed.  I hope one day we could have chance to read his thesis. 

  16. 17 hours ago, surimi said:


    Since Japanese skaters never participate in the later Challengers in my experience, the result is the same as if the ban had been extended for the whole series. I doubt they'd be willing to send some skaters to late challengers just when Sectionals and Nats preparations are underway.

    But didn't JSF outright cancel JGP Yokohama? And JSF didn't wait for ISU's decision regarding JGP, just said they won't send their skaters there. They're earlier competitions than senior GP so that's probably why, but apparently JSF don't need ISU statements to act.

    Like I said, I don't have a problem with JSF protecting their athletes, but if the elite who have GPs end up going (doesn't look too likely but who knows), then this is so unfair towards the lower ranked skaters, unless an exception is made for later challengers (which I'm sceptical of).

    JSF cancelled Yokohama event just like Skate Canada, Slovakia fed did with their JGPs. Again, JGP, CS, GPs are all different, they might follow different protocol to act accordingly as well (sponsors, TV rights). This is not the only JSF announcement for the rest of the season, as the event/GP come closer, for sure they will release more. This could turn out like Coupe du Printemps. No one know how GPs and the whole season would look like, and at the moment, JPN skaters, elite or low rank all have no assignment.   

  17. JSF said they won't send skaters to part of CS series, not the whole one.ISU doesn't have any decision on GP, that's why JSF couldn't speak out about GP. We don't even have GP assignement at this point, how could one know what JSF goona do with GP ? I dislike JSF alot, I know they made alot of dumb decision but this one is not. Let's be honest, the chance for skater to travel without quarantine in the next 1-3 month is pretty low. ISU and all Feds just wait for the last minute to announce thing.

    And its not like they can't reverse  their decision. If thing magically improve and we have normal season with JGP, CS series, I'm sure JSF would happily send skaters to those comp like they often do. 

  18. This is just the beginng. If Yuzuru decide to go to Bejing, there would more and more bias article/analysis like that. I won't surprise if US judges pull off the same tactic that they use against Plushenko in 2010 to him as well. Once they finish all the "wrong" with Yuzuru, they will switch to his fans. Every single move of fan would be analyzed and mocked and they will try to tie his name with negative thing while hyping others. 

    If you don't want to give ISU or OC channel click, block them. Ranting also give them publicity. Some people might not pay attention to bad content, but end up doing so because fans keep talkking about it.


    As for the award, may it never comeback again. Yuzuru won won't change the fact that its a bad and cringeworthy idea. But some people and agent in FS community clearly care enough and very bitter about it. 

  19. I don't think its just ISU who push the narrative about Nathan, but also his federation and his agent -IMG. Its not out of nowhere that Yale come up everytime people mention his name. Alot of his PR articles in Japan have the same formula - tie his name tightly with Yuzuru, and Yale yale yale. He's not a naive kid, no elite athletes are. He doesn't do it directly but he's ok or don't care that people around him doing so, so I don't get why some people feel the need to play the victim card for him

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