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Roy’s Trade and Rolling 22 Talk – Rd. 8

Roy has a look at a pair of ‘must have’ mids as well as some options for cash starved coaches.

  • Roy

Get them in:

Adam Treloar (MID, $763,000)
Is a high priority target now that Taylor Adams looks set to be sidelined for at least six weeks and here is why: When Adams isn’t out there with him, his last seven scores are 134, 126, 135, 122, 147, 125 and 152… All this an he plays against the Blues rabble on the weekend. He gave us a preview of things to come on last week when he didn’t manage 40 points in the first half but pumped out a lazy 80 in the second half after Adams went down. He has a break even of 118 which he should cover given the circumstances.

Zach Merrett (MID, $747,000)
If you want to chase an easy draw for a midfielder, Merrett is your man. Not only is he in form with an average of 116 in his last five games, his next four opponents leading up to the bye give up plenty of points to midfielders and expect him to take full advantage of it (providing he avoids the Hewitt tag this week with games against the Swans, Dockers, Tigers and Blues. He is still only owned by 9% of the competition and is an excellent target this week.

Jack Ziebell (FWD, $535,000)
Has become very relevant since putting his hand up to play head to head with the oppositions best midfielder. What this has done is move him from a forward line where it is impossible to produce consistent scores to playing as a full time midfielder. His scores have reflected that, averaging just 77 for the year but pumping out back to back tons with 100 and 105. This week he faces a tougher test than the Blues, coming up against the Cats but the role change is there and he is well worth a punt for a cash starved coach. He is owned by 1% of coaches and has a BE of 67.

Josh Dunkley (MID/FWD, $589,000)
Is he back? Carrying a high score of just 85 into his game against the Tigers, Dunks attended the most centre bounces for the Dogs and pumped out a whopping 145 as a result to give him his first price rise for the season. We know the Tigers give up a ridiculous amount of points, so personally I want a look against tougher opposition (lions) this week, but you could do far worse if taking a punt, carrying a BE of just 57 and we know what he can do when given a midfield role.

Cam Guthrie (DE, $527,000)
Historically we say a big no, bu there is no doubting Guthrie is getting it done in his three games for the Cats this year and the fact he is named as a defender makes him very relevant… Given his role in the side and the scores he is producing in it. He hasn’t gone up 90 this year and scored a season high 114 from 25 touches, six marks, nine tackles and a goal playing in the midfield. He has a BE of 35 and has some easy match ups with the Roos, Dogs, Suns, Swans and Tigers leading up to the bye.

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You… Get the Chop

Tom Liberatore (MID, $550,000)
For the second week in a row Libba gets the chop as many coaches gave him one more chance against the easiest team to score against… Well that went well as he went on to score 39. I still don’t know how that performance was even possible as he played in the midfield but anyway, get rid of him and his BE of 128.

My Trades

At this stage my trades are Liberatore and Michael Gibbons to Declan Keilty and Zach Merrett


Rolling 22

Update following round seven. Read last week’s by clicking here.




Lachie Whitfield


Jake Lloyd
Sydney Swans, DEF


Tom Stewart
Geelong, DEF


Rory Laird
Adelaide, DEF


Cam Guthrie
Geelong, DEF


Shannon Hurn
West Coast, DEF

In the mix: Daniel Rich, Christian Salem, Jack Crisp, James Sicily




Andrew Gaff
West Coast, MID


Patrick Cripps
Carlton, MID


Adam Treloar
Collingwood, MID


Lachie Neale
Brisbane, MID


Stephen Coniglio
GWS Giants, MID


Jaeger O’Meara
Hawthorn, MID


Zach Merrett
Essendon, MID


Matt Crouch
Adelaide, MID

In the mix: Tim Taranto, Rory Sloane, Jack Macrae, Brayden Fiorini




Brodie Grundy
Collingwood, RUC


Max Gawn
Melbourne, RUC

In the mix: Jarrod Witts




Patrick Dangerfield
Geelong, MID/FWD


Travis Boak
Port Adelaide, MID/FWD


Tim Kelly
Geelong, MID/FWD


Brad Ebert
Port Adelaide, MID/FWD


Gary Ablett
Geelong, MID/FWD


Caleb Daniel
Western Bulldogs, DEF/FWD

In the mix: Jack Billings, David Mundy


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    May 7, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    cash- 13k

    def- lloyd, stewart, crisp, duursma, lockhart, hore. (burgess, mckay)
    mid- cripps, neale, crouch, crouch, rocky, walsh, taranto, ross. (hately, Gibbons)
    ruc- Grundy, Gawn. (irrelevant)
    fwd- danger, dahlhaus, worpel, newnes, drew, miers. (brander,balta)

    Other than rookie upgrades (which i know i need to do), What should i do?

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      May 7, 2019 at 6:57 pm

      One upgrade I’m looking at is Walsh to Dunkley, actually making $5k. With Walsh playing Collingwood then GWS, now is the time to sell unless you plan on holding through the byes until your last rookie upgrade. If Dunkley’s role stays the same as it was this week, he could easily push his way back into the top 6 fwds. It also lets you save cash with a downgrade to get another rookie off your field next week (like Duursma / Drew who are topping out) for someone like Whitfield who will likely drop $50k this week

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        Stuart W (@StuWalker88)

        May 7, 2019 at 9:38 pm

        605-594: it will cost you 11k to go Walsh to Dunks, I’m also tempted to do this and Libba to Treloar.

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      May 8, 2019 at 8:11 am

      JPK Anyone…

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    May 7, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Fyfe or pendles? Who should I pick and why?

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      May 7, 2019 at 7:15 pm

      pendles cause fyfe is a lesbian

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        May 7, 2019 at 7:42 pm

        Great argument Daniel. Looks like Pendles has an easier draw leading up to the byes. Also less likely to cop a tag

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          May 7, 2019 at 8:11 pm

          Pendles has the easier run, but Fyfe has the less common rd 12 bye. Maybe check your bye structure?

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    May 7, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    A score of 1953.
    Gone: T.Liberatore (Roy’s favorite player); N.Newman.

    In: C.Daniel; N.Fyfe.

    Money left over: $516k

  4. Belly


    May 7, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    What the ideal structure heading into the byes?
    Pre round 12 how many do you ideally want playing in each round?
    Is it 3 trades like last year?

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      May 8, 2019 at 12:56 am

      Only the best 18 count anyway im pretty sure its 18

      • Reciprocatory


        May 8, 2019 at 11:16 am

        Yes 18 and 3 trades

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    May 7, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Cripps v Zerrett v Boak?

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      May 7, 2019 at 10:27 pm

      Boak, Cripps, Merrett

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        Green Street

        May 8, 2019 at 12:10 pm

        Cripps, Merrett, Boak. Only way is down for Boak

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    May 7, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    How in the hell can Boak not be #1 fwd now? Danger should be 3 or 4.

    • Belly


      May 7, 2019 at 9:45 pm

      Totally agree, also Salem has a last 3 ave of 96 and Williams is a 100 yet not knocking on the door…

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    May 7, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    Should I be grabbing Merrett or gaff?

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    James sicily

    May 7, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Merrett or treloar leaning towards merrett only because of draw

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      May 7, 2019 at 9:27 pm

      Merrett, friendly draw

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      May 7, 2019 at 10:26 pm

      I like Treloar, kills it with no adams and can avg 120+ until the byes imo

      • Reciprocatory


        May 8, 2019 at 11:17 am


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    May 7, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Have 6 rookies on field (Duursma Hore Walsh Ross Miers Drew)
    What would you do:
    1. Downgrade Wilkie to Keilty, Adams to Treloar/Merrett, still 6 rookies on field

    2. Adams to Dunkley, Drew to Ziebell/Menegola

    3. Adams to Yeo, Duursma to Guthrie

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      May 7, 2019 at 10:25 pm

      Option 1

    • Reciprocatory


      May 8, 2019 at 11:23 am

      With Wines out for a month, Drew will average more than Duursma. Grab the the extra cash IMO, and ignore the slight difference in breakevens.

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    May 7, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Wish trade should I do first

    Libba – Merrett (could potentially get tagged this week)


    Walsh – Treloar

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      May 7, 2019 at 9:26 pm

      Libba Merrett

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      May 7, 2019 at 10:24 pm

      Libba is a bigger issue then Walsh atm so Libba to Merrett imo

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        May 8, 2019 at 11:33 am


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    May 7, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Liberatore > Fyfe or Treloar ???

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      May 7, 2019 at 9:27 pm


    • Reciprocatory


      May 8, 2019 at 11:34 am


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    May 7, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    Any suggestions here?

    D: Whitfield, Lloyd, Laird, Smith, Williams, Hore (Scrimshaw, Clark)
    M: Merrett, Taranto, Brayshaw, BCrouch, Rocky, Walsh, Libba, Ross (Hayes, Stack)
    R: Gawn, Witts
    F: Danger, Daniel, Worpel, Rozee, Drew, Atkins (Balta, Larkey)

    $246k to spend. I’m thinking Libba –> Fyfe and Clark –> Answerth?

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      May 7, 2019 at 10:36 pm

      Can you afford Libba to treloar? Only because I can see trel going off in the next few weeks, however Fyfe is still a very good pick and should be a top 8 mid if he stays fit, all in all good trades

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      May 7, 2019 at 11:59 pm

      Libba to Treloar and Clark to Goddard if named?

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    May 7, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Who’s the Bulldogs coach? That’s right – Bevo. Dunkley is all set to be Libba 2.0. Can’t trust him.

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      May 8, 2019 at 8:07 am

      rate this!

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      Sir Fartypants

      May 8, 2019 at 8:55 am

      He still wants to win. And they won.

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    May 7, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    Thoughts on

    Petrucelle- Corbet and libba- Fyfe. Or

    Petrucelle- 170k and libba – Treloar/Fyfe/Merrett

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      May 7, 2019 at 10:22 pm

      if theres a 170k rook named then go libba to treloar, if not go with the first option

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    May 7, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Fyfe, Treloar or Merrett? Cheers

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      May 7, 2019 at 10:09 pm

      Treloar, Fyfe, Merrett in that order

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        May 7, 2019 at 10:20 pm


        • Belly


          May 7, 2019 at 11:50 pm

          What about when adding Taranto to that list? Draw to the Byes looks awesome.

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    May 7, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    I thought you were dumping Libba last week, Roy?

    You must have been as insane as I was to give him another week.
    Good to see I’m not the only maddy going around.

  17. Reciprocatory


    May 7, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    With Wines (and Ebert) now out, is it now better to trade Duursma ($426k, be 45) this week rather than Drew ($400k, be 49)?

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      May 8, 2019 at 12:14 am

      Yep, that’s why I chose Rozee and Duursma instead of Rozee and Drew

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    May 7, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    I can adjust my teams so that I can do Petruchelle > Hugh Goddard and Walsh > Gaff

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    Alan J

    May 8, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Which is more or a priority, getting a better player or cutting dead wood??

    1. Zerret IN for Drew (currently he’s my F6 so would be covered by a Rookie or Setterfield if named..)
    2. Drunkley IN for Burgess (would like another week from Dunks, but cutting Burgess sounds juicy!!)

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      Alan J

      May 8, 2019 at 8:42 am

      3. Keep Drew at F6 and flip Wilkie to Bont, Daniel, or Fyfe

      This one is better for my bye structure and allows me to hold on to Drew for a couple more weeks, but I have to carry Burgess for another week at least..

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      Sir Fartypants

      May 8, 2019 at 9:01 am

      Why have you still got Setterfield? Maybe chop him mate he’s been deadwood for 3 weeks and obviously is on the edges. Drew should be right in the guys with wines out. Burgess is just taking a cash generation slot so sort him out imo.
      For what it’s worth Dunkley looked awesome and I can’t see how he doesn’t continue that role. Unpopular opinion though so….

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    Omar Fahal Moustafa

    May 8, 2019 at 8:10 am

    M Gibbons – 170K rookie
    Mcgrath – Guthrie

    M Gibbons – 170K rookie
    Walsh – fyfe or any mid

    M Gibbons – 170K rookie
    Rozee – c daniel

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    May 8, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Who scores more this week? Drew or Rozee?
    Trading one of them, but stuck on who…

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      Omar Fahal Moustafa

      May 8, 2019 at 11:05 am

      leave Rozee
      better player scores better

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        May 9, 2019 at 7:14 am


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    Rory Shatkins

    May 8, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Lloyd, Whits, Hurn, Smith, Newman, Hore, Lockhart, (Scrimshaw, Collins)
    Cripps, Cogs, MCrouch, Rocky, BCrouch, Zerrett, Walsh, Setterfield (Stack, Hayes)
    Gawn, O’Brien (Cameron, Fort)
    Danger, Boak, TKelly, Worpel, Miers, Drew (Balta, Gibbons)

    $21K Ranked 733

    Definitely going Collins>Answerth – leaves me with $118K

    Stuck on second trade, leaning towards Drew>Hately or another lower priced rook

    Any ideas?

    • Fooz


      May 8, 2019 at 10:41 am

      What about trading Scrimshaw down to Answerth, and using that cash to upgrade anyone.

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        Rory Shatkins

        May 8, 2019 at 12:14 pm

        Nah, Collins is passed his use by I’d have to upgrade a BCrouch or Walsh to get close to anyone I want (Fyfe, Treloar) and I’m keen to keep those blokes a bit longer.

  23. Fooz


    May 8, 2019 at 10:17 am

    Anyone looking at Connor Blakely yet? I think if his price was in the $500Ks then I’d consider….

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    May 8, 2019 at 10:21 am

    Do I hold or trade Ebert? Brought him in last week and was planning on upgrading Libba to Pendles this week. Will mean rook like Hately or Parker on field.

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      May 8, 2019 at 10:22 am

      If I trade Ebert to Boak then Libba stays for another week ?

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        Rory Shatkins

        May 8, 2019 at 12:15 pm

        Why can’t you trade both? Hately is fine on field.

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        Omar Fahal Moustafa

        May 8, 2019 at 12:42 pm

        leave Ebert 100%
        take out Libba

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        May 8, 2019 at 3:30 pm

        Don’t delay your upgrades. Every will still be a Jet when he returns and you’ll be better off from next week onwards for the cost of one rookie score this week

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    May 8, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Fyfe or Merrett

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      Omar Fahal Moustafa

      May 8, 2019 at 12:42 pm

      and if you dont want Fyfe I reckon Shiel instead of Merret because Merret will get tagged as he is a better ball user

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    May 8, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Thoughts on Cam Guthrie? 98, 90, 114 against HAW, WCE & ESS, and seems to have a nice midfield role even when Jelwood and Constable were in the team. 55% and 45% split between defence and attack on his heatmaps, and I think i saw a stat somewhere saying he’s attended 46 centre-bounces over this time period. the Cats do have a very easy run leading up until byes, so what’s everyone’s thoughts, only $527k DEF.

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      Alan J

      May 8, 2019 at 2:49 pm

      Has been a regular whipping boy down the highway because of his lack of composure in tight and poor disposal efficiency, both seem to be a thing of the past though..
      Not sure he can keep a 100+ average, but looks good enough to have a career year and go over 85.
      Could also be a chance for DPP at some point too.

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    May 8, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    DEF: Whitfield, Lloyd, Smith, Williams, Hore, Stack [Cumming, Burgess]
    MID: Macrae, Treloar, Coniglio, Taranto, Sloane, B.Crouch, Walsh, Constable [Answerth, Hayes]
    RUC: Grundy, Gawn [Fort, Cameron]
    FWD: Dangerfield, Billings, Kelly, Worpel, Rozee, Baker [Petruccelle, Balta]

    I’ve already done Libba -> Treloar which leaves me $117k.

    Not enough $ to get Walsh, Constable, Hore, Stack etc to anyone really decent so probably a fattened rookie downgrade (likely Petruccelle) for some cash for next week.

    Thoughts – am I missing anything?

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    May 8, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Thoughts on:
    Libba –> Gaff
    Wilkie –> Treloar (via Stack DPP)

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      May 8, 2019 at 7:02 pm

      Great upgrades – must have a nice war chest.

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        May 9, 2019 at 7:17 am

        yea Dallas, worked up 800k over last few weeks!

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    May 8, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Hi guys. Trading Petrucelle out of bench for Moore with low BE, taking the coin and looking to upgrade Libba to either Mitch Duncan or Fyfe, thoughts or recommendations would be appreciated cheers

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    May 8, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    I have 619k to spend on a forward with the only dpp switch that i can make would mean i have to field balta which i dont want to do. Who should i get?

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    May 9, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Lloyd, witherden , Houli , Smith , Williams , Hore
    ( stack , scrimshaw)
    Conigs , rocky , crouch , crouch , Merrett, Walsh , constable, Hayes
    ( stocker , Ross )
    Grundy , goldy
    ( fort , Flynn)
    Danger , Kelly , BOak , drew , settlefield , Parker
    ( Balta , larkey )
    What needs to be improved first and best options for trades please? Thanks

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    May 9, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    1. Collins to corbett or
    2. Constable to Lockhart ?

    1or 2

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    May 9, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    1. Libba to dunkley
    2. Walsh to fyfe?

    1or 2

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    May 9, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    Mumford to gawn and danger to zieball or
    Mumford to Marshall and danger to dunkley?

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    May 10, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    gaff or treloar ?

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