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Marius_Hancu
07-11-2007, 09:31 AM
OK, so no visa yet for Tarpishchev and Sharapova is hurt.

Should Maria demonstrate her Russian patriotism and offer to captain and/or coach (I'd say for free--at her money ...) the Russian Team during the upcoming Fed Cup meet with the US?

I think so.

Zverev
07-11-2007, 04:57 PM
Marius, has Sharapova coached anyone before?

superman1
07-11-2007, 05:00 PM
She would make the worst coach imaginable. Have you ever watched her speak? "Uh....yeah, hit to her forehand. Yeah. Good job. Here, eat this banana."

OrangeOne
07-11-2007, 05:06 PM
She would make the worst coach imaginable. Have you ever watched her speak? "Uh....yeah, hit to her forehand. Yeah. Good job. Here, eat this banana."

....and scream louder, dammit, you have to scream louder. Distract your opponent, that's your goal! :)

Michelangelo
07-11-2007, 05:45 PM
Is she qualified to be a coach (up to this moment)?

Marius_Hancu
07-12-2007, 02:31 AM
OK, the results of the poll show you don't think she should.

How about her father then?:-)

BTW, I think that Sharapova or Sharapov are better than no coach (which seems to be the situation now with the Russian team in the US), but who knows, they may clash with the team members.

The Gorilla
07-12-2007, 02:34 AM
marius, do any of the stickies you created on the old message board exist?

C_Urala
07-12-2007, 03:07 AM
That's funny. I thought anyone would see sarcasm in Marius' words. Or am I the only one who sees it?

pound cat
07-12-2007, 03:23 AM
That's funny. I thought anyone would see sarcasm in Marius' words. Or am I the only one who sees it?

Sarcasm is rarely detected by anyone on this board. There should be a sarcasm smiley...maybe with a sneer on it's yellow face.

Maria would be a great coach. I know the Russian girls have high regard for her, especially for what they see as her Americanized Russian and they could quickly learn to speak like she does so they could appear American which they all would like to be.

And then there's Yuri who could be co-coach and teach the girls to read signals from the stands.

Great idea Marius. You've stumbled on a winning formula. Davai Rossya!

*sneering smiley*

for those who don't get the sarcasm

gugarafa
07-12-2007, 03:38 AM
....and scream louder, dammit, you have to scream louder. Distract your opponent, that's your goal! :)

Too funny man,ROTFLMAO

C_Urala
07-12-2007, 04:06 AM
Pound Cat,
:)
you almost fooled me with this..
:)

Marius_Hancu
07-12-2007, 06:00 AM
Tarpischev's got his visa:

http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news;_ylt=AhX3RKvJ.2ikYLusBVSDZkc4v7YF?slug=ap-fedcup-russiancaptain-visa&prov=ap&type=lgns

US playing hard ball from the start, I guess:-)

Too bad we can't have the Sharapovs making their belated contribution to the Mother Rossia's Fed Cup effort:-)

stevekim8
07-12-2007, 07:20 AM
if she teaches, all the people in Russian Fed Team will be screaming and GROANING the whole game. they will be like "UGH!" and "AH!"

sapient007
07-12-2007, 07:29 AM
the only way she'd coach me would at least involve some missionary position.

J-man
07-12-2007, 01:39 PM
Thank god he got his visa. If Sharapova had to coach..... who knows what could have happened.

pound cat
07-12-2007, 02:51 PM
Thank god he got his visa. If Sharapova had to coach..... who knows what could have happened.



I never had any doubt that Shamil would get his visa. He has lots of connections (wink wink, nudge, nudge)

Nobody fools around with that guy.

C_Urala
07-12-2007, 10:23 PM
Never did I. He's a member of IOC after all.
However, the preparation to the match has been spoiled.

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
07-13-2007, 05:28 AM
Is she qualified to be a coach (up to this moment)?

Thats a good question...