The past few weeks I've read many comments on Natalie & Fabian.
I have to say that I just can't make up my mind about these two.
To start-I'm a huge fan of these two & have been since I first saw them at the 2004 World Championships in Germany. But even then there were errors in their free dance.
Then the errors, this is a list of errors I've seen from them just from the events I've seen them in -
2004 World's free dance, 2005 World's original dance, 2006 Olympics original & free dance, 2007 World's original dance, 2008 Skate Canada original & Free dance, 2010 Euro's free dance, 2011 World's free dance.
If they are EVER to get a World medal they really need to cut out the errors.
Zhulin-I was really happy when they left France to go to train with Zhulin but now I feel he is holding them back. Other than the 2007/2008 free dance I've yet to see a great programme from them when I've thought WOW !!!
Zhulin is clearly not using Natalie's fantastic flair & personality to their advantage.
If they choose to retire next year after their home World Champs, I fell that even with a European gold medal their career will be seen as a let down.
I really hope they continue until 2014 but if next year is the same as this I can see them quitting.
Maybe if they had stayed in France & waited for Del/Sch to retire it would be different. But now I feel time is running out for them.