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Plushenko changes mind, demands Sochi place

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sugar, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. Sugar

    Sugar Well-Known Member

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  6. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    Isn't this what we already knew? He was saying he would do just the team event, but now that he knows better he's trying for a slot as the sole male entrant. But the title of the article says "demands Sochi place" :drama: so this will go on for 500 posts.

    Erm...
     
  7. jiejie

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    Heading to kitchen to whip up an extra large batch of popcorn for this one :watch:
     
  8. overedge

    overedge where's the remote?

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    You may want to add a few :argue: and :revenge: in there too....

    Or an update of this one: :skandal:
     
  9. asdf334

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    What a useless SLAG.
     
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  10. mysticchic

    mysticchic Well-Known Member

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    Why is this in the US National Thread?
     
  11. AliasJohnDoe

    AliasJohnDoe Headcase Addict

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    He needs to get his ass to Euros first. :drama:
     
  12. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

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    They must have moved it- it is in great skate debate.


    I think if Plushenko doesn't go to Euros he has no business being named to the Olympic team. He comes across as being very entitled. I get that he was the best at one point, and among the best ever. But that is not now. He hasn't done anything recently that makes him deserving of an Olympic spot.
     
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  13. Ziggy

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    Well, he's not going to Euros.
     
  14. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka Gettin' my sass out

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  15. kwanatic

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    Ooooh, this is gonna be good, I can tell...:watch::watch::watch::watch:
     
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  16. lmarie086

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    You know, I have great respect for him as an athlete. I do. He's accomplished so much, and he is a legend for Russian figure skating.

    But come on already. If he doesn't want to go to Euros, I hope he gets passed over for Sochi.

    Time for :watch:
     
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    He need to skate somewhere.
     
  19. Ziggy

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    I'd just like to point out that the article linked in the OP is factually incorrect in at least two ways (Plushenko didn't blame injuries for not winning Russian Nationals and NOCs aren't obliged to put the nationals/olympic trials winners forward for the Games). Therefore it's possible that the rest of it is also bullshit.
     
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  20. overedge

    overedge where's the remote?

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    I looked on the ITAR-TASS website (ITAR-TASS is the source quoted by the story in the OP). I couldn't find a story with the same quotes as the OP story, but I did find this:
    http://en.itar-tass.com/non-political/714164
     
  21. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    From the article, overedge posted:

    !!!
     
  22. darya_russian

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    Plushenko. Your glory years are behind you. Move aside!
     
  24. Glide2

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    It's seems soooo APRIL FOOLS! :rolleyes: made up story or else Plushy's ego is just out in the stratosphere unrealistic.
     
  25. falling_dance

    falling_dance Ignoring for Satan

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  26. misskarne

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    He hasn't DEMANDED anything. But he is right. Kovtun hasn't shown anything to convince us that under pressure - under Olympic pressure - he will be any good.

    But of course this is FSU so Plushy is the evil devil and everything he does and says is wrong, evil and arrogant.
     
  27. Jammers

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    f Plushenko wanted to prove he's better then the kid he shouldn't have said he wasn't going to go to Europeans. If his body can't stand the strain of competing then he needs to just go away. But i bet he knows that Kovtun would beat him again and his ego can't stand that.
     
  28. overedge

    overedge where's the remote?

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    Saying he has a "right" to compete in the Olys when he couldn't even finish both parts of the competition at Russian nationals, and has no plans to go to Euros, seems pretty arrogant to me. And I would say that of any skater who expressed those attitudes, not just Plushy.
     
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    Which part of competition he didnt finish?
    Article is a joke, is there a bet in the media How many titles for a Plushenko article can come out until Sochi? Why dont they make a Rebus with his name?
     
  30. VIETgrlTerifa

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    Ok, say you prove that Kovtun hasn't shown us anything to convince us that he could compete against the pressure in Sochi. What then has Plushenko done to show that he is the best choice for the Olympics next month? Anything that happened this season to convince us?