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Cappellini-Lanotte leaving Zazoui and returning in Italy

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by eleonorad, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. eleonorad

    eleonorad Active Member

    Today the national sports newspaper (Gazzetta dello Sport. 5-11.2010) reported that Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte left Muriel Zazoui and came back to Milan where they are training with Paola Mezzadri, apparently due to unsatisfying results (but no further explication is given) had with Muriel ever since last season.

    They will change their free dance and, in order to prepare it, the're going to withdraw from Skate America.

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  2. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

    I am not surprised after NHK. Hopefully it all works out!

    I hope the Georgian team replaces them at Skate America...they train in the US.
  3. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    It's a shame that the relationship with Muriel and Roman didn't work out.

    They should probably move abroad to some decent coach.

    FD was a big mistake, I am glad they are changing it.
  4. BittyBug

    BittyBug And the band played on

    I can certainly understand how discouraging it must be for them to fall in the rankings, so I'm not terribly surprised by the move. I really like C&L, so I hope this works out for them.
  5. SUN

    SUN Active Member

    Heard the rumor that they are talking to Spilbandt, but may be for the next season?
  6. pani

    pani Well-Known Member

    But Anna-Luca a lot off times made programs in V-M style- maybe they like there style.
  7. BlueRidge

    BlueRidge AYS's snark-sponge

    Well I think this is good. Things were not working for them. And I'm glad they are changing the FD. Good luck to them!
  8. IneZR

    IneZR New Member

    I think this is a right decision for them. I don't know the details of their work with Zazoui (has she tried to change their technique?), but obviously they've been regressing since they moved to Lyon. :( I hope things work out well for them and they find the right coach. They are still very young and have a lot of time before Sochi to work on their technique issues.
  9. casken

    casken Well-Known Member

    This is a bit disappointing, but I guess I can't blame them.

    I was actually looking forward to seeing that FD again clean.

    :( if they go to Shpilband.
  10. sweetsparky

    sweetsparky Good Ice Dance = THE SEX

    The FD certainly wasn´t working for them so I guess it was the moment to decide changing it and try to correct their situation this season, but changing coaches is more a surprise, considering we´re just starting the season. Anyway I wish them luck, they´re young and talented.

    DORISPULASKI Watching submarine races

    AFAIR, aren't Meryl and Anna friendly? Detroit might work out well for C/L. It's good to have friends in the area you move to.

    Doesn't have to be Shpilband, though.

    Will any team replace them at SA, or is it too late?
  12. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

    I don't like too many change of coach. But I guess that it's for the best since it seems it didn't work with Zazoui...
  13. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    I wonder what went wrong and why the relationship with coaches as awesome as Zazoui and Hagenauer didn't work out.

    "Requiem for a Dream" was their first mature FD so at least that worked right.
  14. L'amour

    L'amour New Member

    Muriel wasn't reallly working for C/P, I think they need some fresh programs, they are so young and mature at the same time.

    I really hope they don't go to Canton camp. There are way to many top teams there.
  15. shah

    shah Shhh... shhh...

    I sort of felt it coming...I wasn't a fan of their RFAD free dance, they seemed quite uncomfortable with Melody Gardot...hope they'll sort all thing out and improve just for Euros and Worlds!
    shame that it means less porny Romain on TV :(...
    how many more pairs Z and S could embrace? V/M, D/W, Sam/Bates, Khohk/A, Shibs, Chock/Zuerlein, Tobias/Stagniunas plus some less known couples - quite crowdy over there!
  16. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    It would be idiotic to go to Z&S considering how many teams they are coaching already. They wouldn't have enough time for them.
  17. newbatgirl

    newbatgirl Well-Known Member

    Agreed. They would not get the attention they need.
  18. Tak

    Tak Well-Known Member

    Well, I'm not surprised to hear this at all - I can only say - THANK GOD!!! I hope they ditch that lame SD as well. I said they needed a coaching change and I'm glad they agreed with me.

    Whether these coaches are just for this season or permanent - I hope things work out for them. And I'm really looking forward to seeing their new programs.

    :respec: to them for having the courage to make the change.

    BTW - The pbp thread said F/S are no longer coached by Krylova/Camerlengo? If that's true, C/L might consider them as a less crowded alternative to S/Z. They worked wonders for F/S - huge improvement in their skating.

    DORISPULASKI Watching submarine races

    Haven't F/S been with Linichuk for about a year? On US Tanith commented that she trained with them all last year, and then gushed about how wonderful there were and how hard it was for Federica to skate with a hernia, but she kept on.
  20. Tak

    Tak Well-Known Member

    I'm totally out of the loop on this - in fact, I could have sworn I saw Camerlengo in the KnC with them - at least at some comps [I cant remember Olympics]. Do you know why they left - I thought they were doing really well with them.
  21. Eden

    Eden Well-Known Member

    C/L did the right thing, IMO.
    Zazoui simply didn't suit them. I hope the new team will manage to provide a better and suitable FD for them.
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  22. topaz

    topaz Well-Known Member

    Honestly I don't think they is gonna help them much. Zazoui seemed to improve their technique and challenged them in the material she gave them. They are not comfortable with being more edgy?

    They fell in the rankings because they've skated like crap. Luca is better skater than Anna and this has become more and more noticeable. I really do hope they find what they are looking for. But they better be careful what they asked for cuz they just may get it. New coach, new programs and they'll ranking will not change.

    I don't see placing in the top 6 at euros with this coaching change and definitely not in the 10 top at worlds.
  23. Pratfall

    Pratfall Active Member

    Maybe it's only an interim arrangement..'til next year.:) If they're just going down the ladder with every successive competition , they have nothing to lose by making a change now..even if they need to make a further change next season.

    For F/S last year , I thought Linichuk was their official /main coach, but Camerlengo was their choreographer..? ...Was he an official /secondary coach as well ?

    I think Camerlengo would be a good choice for C/LN..I like them very much, and hope they'll find a good situation.
  24. victoriaheidi

    victoriaheidi New Member

    Can you imagine what their J/GP season must be like? And what their J/GPF experience is going to be like?
  25. alhrayth

    alhrayth Well-Known Member

    I can agree to the part about the edgier material (though the FD they're going to ditch was utterly boring so I can't wait for that) but I def. cannot see how they were improving in their technique... I'd say quite the contrary actually. I had hoped they would come to their senses last year afetr worlds (Anna was totally crushed after the FD, poor girl) but any time is better than never... I'm curious to see them at Nats, it's little more than a month from now...

    Good first point. And for the (for me) obligatory F/S clarification: Last year they started officialy with Pasquale + Paola Mezzadri as coaches (plus Paola acting choreographer with other people), but later switched their US base to Linichuck, basically cutting Pasquale out (not them, the federation. They actually insisted to have him listed as coach and accredited to events anyway, after all the work they'd done together). They worked the rest of the season with Linichuck/Karponossov in the US, and Mezzadri as choach plus other choreographers when they were in Italy.

    It will be interesting to see what Paola will do with Anna and Luca and how it will all work out. After all, Anna grew up skating with her (back when she skated up till Jr with Matteo Zanni). Then when Mezzadri/Pelizzola split, Anna/Luca went with Pelizzola and only later moved to Lyon.
  26. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

    Yes... maybe instead of them getting a new coach, it should be him getting a new partner... :shuffle: Where are all the fierce divas in Italy? I miss Barbara. :(
  27. topaz

    topaz Well-Known Member

    Amen to that! :respec:

    Barbara's skating ability was WOW. Barbara is the one of the best ice dancers male and female of her generation. Musicality exceptional, Versatile in every music genre/style.
  28. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    Shush, it's the best SD I've seen so far this season.

    Faiella/Scali have already been training under Linichuk last season.

    I say yes to that idea for Capellini/LaNotte.
  29. victoriaheidi

    victoriaheidi New Member

    Must ask (slightly off-topic): what was wrong with her skirts in China?

    DORISPULASKI Watching submarine races

    They were very long, and she wasn't doing anything to manage them with an arm, for example.