There is a guy the same age as her called Watson Briggs. They played together at junior level. Not sure why he doesn't play professionally but from what I can gather he's good enough. With the Commonwealth games being held in Scotland in 2014 it's possible they will pair up again. Either that or it'll be her and scabby Blair. There are also some younger doubles players coming up. Paul Van rietvelde could partner her also. Both Watson and Paul played in the previous commonwealth games for Scotland.
Think Imogen and Watson won the Scottish Nationals together this year actually.
Originally Posted by Jimmy_Goh
Players from 2 different countries can still play together, except that they cannot play as a pair to represent a country (eg. England). Anyway, my thought is there are only a handful of major tournaments (eg. Olympics, Commonwealth game, Uber, Thomas) that Chris/Bankier can't play (if UK & Scotland becomes "independent"). But that is 2-3 years down the road.
If Chris/Bankier are together, they can still make a bigger impression in many SS & PSS, and I guess the money is better too.
I guess Bankier has other "factors" impacting her to make the decision now (after Olympics 2012).
Wishing her all the best. I think Scotland do have a few promising man and woman that can pair up with her (Robert Blair & Kirsty Gilmour ???)
Blair would be a short term solution being on the wrong side of 30 already. Briggs mentioned in the other thread was the obvious choice for me as well, provided he still aims to be an international player. And seeing as he regularly plays in the German league he might be ...(Obviously?) she just didn't feel at home at Milton Keynes and only stuck around for the Olympics or found the atmosphere too lackadaisical or didn't like the new coach's approach.
FOr the glory of Scotland she could have paired up with Van Rietvelde who is in the MK setup so can now be crossed of the potentials list. Don't think the coaches would split up the Adcock/Bankier combo anyway as their focus should be on Rio.