Roberto Di Matteo

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birminghammail
Transfer news: Aston Villa defender heading for exitfact that the Frenchman started the season as the claret and blues’ first-choic
birminghammail / Posted 14 hours ago
fact that the Frenchman started the season as the claret and blues’ first-choice in that position, though the departure of Roberto Di Matteo and the arrival of Steve Bruce and Neil Taylor saw his situation change. With Taylor firm favourite to... Read more
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birminghammail
Elphick: What Blues would be getting & where it went wrong at Villawith him just 12 months on. Elphick’s leadership skills during last summer's p
birminghammail / Posted 20 hours ago
with him just 12 months on. Elphick’s leadership skills during last summer's pre-season games prompted then-manager Roberto Di Matteo to hand him the captain's armband two days before the opening game of the season against Sheffield... Read more
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HITC Sport
Stan Collymore reacts on Twitter to Aston Villa's £1m signingoutfit finished 13th in the Championship last season and although that was not
HITC Sport / Posted 20 hours ago
outfit finished 13th in the Championship last season and although that was not all down to Bruce - who only replaced Roberto Di Matteo in October - the signs could be brighter for their Premier League prospects. Still, the veteran manager... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Will Jose Mourinho really manage Manchester United for 15 years?departure in 2007. Ironically, even the man who tried to rip up his playbook, A
Manchester Evening News / Posted yesterday
departure in 2007. Ironically, even the man who tried to rip up his playbook, Andre Villas-Boas, was a former disciple. Roberto Di Matteo thought better of that and relied heavily on the tried and tested template of Petr Cech, John Terry, Ashley... Read more
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metro
Why Antonio Conte’s new Chelsea contract isn’t all that it seemschanges (Getty) Claudio Ranieri, Mourinho (the first time), Luiz Felipe Scolar
metro / Posted yesterday
changes (Getty) Claudio Ranieri, Mourinho (the first time), Luiz Felipe Scolari, Carlo Ancelotti, Andre Villas-Boas and Roberto Di Matteo before him all failed to go the distance. Incredibly Mourinho’s first stint – which was just over three... Read more
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avillafan
Green should be startingappearances saw him make his debut at the back end of our ill-fated Premier Lea
avillafan / Posted yesterday
appearances saw him make his debut at the back end of our ill-fated Premier League season under Remi Garde. After Roberto Di Matteo gave him several run-outs from the bench at the beginning of last season, Green looked set to make his mark... Read more
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birminghammail
Aston Villa news and transfer rumours LIVEsummer signings thus far. Bruce guided the claret and blues to 13th place fini
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
summer signings thus far. Bruce guided the claret and blues to 13th place finish last season after taking over from Roberto Di Matteo in the autumn. But the former Birmingham City boss knows the pressure is on to deliver promotion in his... Read more
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Futn Soccer
Leeds United reportedly interested in 29-old English defenderVillains from Bournemouth in 2016, Elphick has endured mixed fortunes with the
Futn Soccer / Posted 2 days ago
Villains from Bournemouth in 2016, Elphick has endured mixed fortunes with the club. He was appointed club captain whilst Roberto Di Matteo was manager; however since the arrival of Steve Bruce, he has fallen down the pecking order at the... Read more
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vitalfootball co uk
Blues hoping to agree deal for defender within 24 hoursand Harry Redknapp could be about to get his man. The centre back only joined
vitalfootball co uk / Posted 3 days ago
and Harry Redknapp could be about to get his man. The centre back only joined Villa last summer and was named captain by Roberto Di Matteo. His opportunities became limited following the appointment of Steve Bruce as Elphick went on to make 26... Read more
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birminghammail
Transfer news and rumours: Championship rivals target Villa duoto Bodymoor Heath since. The ex-Bournemouth and Brighton defender was signed l
birminghammail / Posted 3 days ago
to Bodymoor Heath since. The ex-Bournemouth and Brighton defender was signed last summer under the old regime when Roberto Di Matteo was in charge. But with interest from elsewhere and his place not guaranteed following the arrival of John... Read more
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sportsmole
Sunderland keen on Aston Villa defender Tommy ElphickGrayson as part of his rebuilding project. Elphick was brought to Villa Park f
sportsmole / Posted 4 days ago
Grayson as part of his rebuilding project. Elphick was brought to Villa Park from Bournemouth last summer by then-manager Roberto Di Matteo and was soon installed as captain, going on to make 26 league appearances in his maiden campaign for the... Read more
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birminghammail
What Gary Gardner must do to get games for Villa this seasonnow 25, dusted himself down at the start of Villa’s inaugural season in the Cha
birminghammail / Posted 4 days ago
now 25, dusted himself down at the start of Villa’s inaugural season in the Championship and got given the nod by Roberto Di Matteo to start the campaign at Sheffield Wednesday. As RDM chopped and changed his starting XI, the midfielder... Read more
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birminghammail
Why Aston Villa shouldn’t give up on Ross McCormack just yetplay in. But life at Villa Park began with niggling injuries as he and his tea
birminghammail / Posted 4 days ago
play in. But life at Villa Park began with niggling injuries as he and his teammates failed to deliver the results to keep Roberto Di Matteo in a job. Steve Bruce’s October arrival prompted a change in tact. It became clear from the beginning that... Read more
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birminghammail
Aston Villa defender attracting interest from Championship rivalsto Bodymoor Heath since. The ex-Bournemouth and Brighton defender was signed l
birminghammail / Posted 4 days ago
to Bodymoor Heath since. The ex-Bournemouth and Brighton defender was signed last summer under the old regime when Roberto Di Matteo was in charge.Read More But with interest from elsewhere and his place not guaranteed following the... Read more
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sportsmole
Top 25 Chelsea players of the Premier League era - #11Roberto Di Matteo It took just one season for Roberto Di Matteo to forever end
sportsmole / Posted 5 days ago
Roberto Di Matteo It took just one season for Roberto Di Matteo to forever endear himself to the Chelsea fans following his club-record move from Lazio in 1996, first scoring on his home debut and then ending the campaign with a sensational opening... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Watford sign midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah from Chelseaof his 15 appearances came last season under Antonio Conte having failed to mak
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 6 days ago
of his 15 appearances came last season under Antonio Conte having failed to make the breakthrough under ex-managers Roberto Di Matteo, Rafa Benitez, Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink. And while with the England Under-21s during Euro 2017,... Read more
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The News and Star
Watford sign midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah from Chelseaof his 15 appearances came last season under Antonio Conte having failed to mak
The News and Star / Posted 6 days ago
of his 15 appearances came last season under Antonio Conte having failed to make the breakthrough under ex-managers Roberto Di Matteo, Rafa Benitez, Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink. And while with the England Under-21s during Euro 2017,... Read more
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Sport in a storm
Hornets swoop for Chalobahof his 15 appearances came last season under Antonio Conte having failed to mak
Sport in a storm / Posted 6 days ago
of his 15 appearances came last season under Antonio Conte having failed to make the breakthrough under ex-managers Roberto Di Matteo, Rafa Benitez, Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink. And while with the England Under-21s during Euro 2017,... Read more
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Football365
Chalobah rejects Chelsea due to 'barriers', joins Watfordof his 15 appearances came last season under Antonio Conte having failed to mak
Football365 / Posted 6 days ago
of his 15 appearances came last season under Antonio Conte having failed to make the breakthrough under ex-managers Roberto Di Matteo, Rafa Benitez, Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink. And while with the England Under-21s during Euro 2017,... Read more
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TEAMTalk
Watford swoop for Chelsea midfielder; five-year deal signedof his 15 appearances came last season under Antonio Conte having failed to mak
TEAMTalk / Posted 6 days ago
of his 15 appearances came last season under Antonio Conte having failed to make the breakthrough under ex-managers Roberto Di Matteo, Rafa Benitez, Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink. And while with the England Under-21s during Euro 2017,... Read more
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Harrow Times
Hornets complete Chalobah captureof his 15 appearances came last season under Antonio Conte having failed to mak
Harrow Times / Posted 7 days ago
of his 15 appearances came last season under Antonio Conte having failed to make the breakthrough under ex-managers Roberto Di Matteo, Rafa Benitez, Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink. And while with the England Under-21s during Euro 2017,... Read more
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birminghammail
Gabby Agbonlahor told to make it Lucky No.13that if he can remain injury-free this month, he can hit the ground running whe
birminghammail / Posted 7 days ago
that if he can remain injury-free this month, he can hit the ground running when the season gets underway next month. “Roberto Di Matteo didn’t want Gabby involved at all but Steve took a different route and got some value out of him,” Wyness... Read more
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birminghammail
Aston Villa defender set to leavein 2014 and has made 58 appearances in all competitions.Read More He began las
birminghammail / Posted 7 days ago
in 2014 and has made 58 appearances in all competitions.Read More He began last season as first choice left-back under Roberto Di Matteo but was swiftly dropped by Steve Bruce after conceding penalties in the new manager’s first two matches at... Read more
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HITC Sport
Size of a fridge, two stone overweight: Aston Villa fans rip into Di Matteo signingin the sixth tier of English football. Then again, many more claimed that the
HITC Sport / Posted 7 days ago
in the sixth tier of English football. Then again, many more claimed that the former Fulham man - a £12 million signing by Roberto Di Matteo last summer - looked like he had enjoyed his summer break a bit too much by commenting on his... Read more
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metro
Antonio Conte demands £79m superstar is signed to partner Aubameyang at Chelseathat their way is best despite Conte’s protestations. They have told the Itali
metro / Posted 8 days ago
that their way is best despite Conte’s protestations. They have told the Italian that Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Roberto Di Matteo and Rafa Benitez have all come and gone despite winning trophies, and are totally convinced by their... Read more
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sportsmole
Roberto Di Matteo: 'Romelu Lukaku a perfect fit for Manchester United'Romelu Lukaku is a "perfect fit" for Manchester United and can achieve great th
sportsmole / Posted 8 days ago
Romelu Lukaku is a "perfect fit" for Manchester United and can achieve great things at his new club, according to Roberto Di Matteo. The Belgium international, long thought to have been on the radar of Chelsea, sealed a move to Old Trafford from... Read more
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chroniclelive
Simon Grayson's Sunderland transfer blueprint can prove that money doesn't always talkspending in the region of £50m in the process. Their speculation amounted to v
chroniclelive / Posted 9 days ago
spending in the region of £50m in the process. Their speculation amounted to very little however, and the then-manager Roberto di Matteo was dismissed with the club staring a relegation battle in the face.Read More New boss Steve Bruce... Read more
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avillafan
The right back dilemmaonly see his progress halt completely? Perhaps the fact that he is a Steve Bruc
avillafan / Posted 9 days ago
only see his progress halt completely? Perhaps the fact that he is a Steve Bruce signing as opposed to De Laet being a Roberto Di Matteo purchase could also be a decisive factor as to who gets the nod. The formation that Bruce chooses to play... Read more
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chroniclelive
Revealed: How the bookmakers think Sunderland will do in the Championshipby the number of people backing each side. Aston Villa were strongly backed fo
chroniclelive / Posted 9 days ago
by the number of people backing each side. Aston Villa were strongly backed for promotion this time last year under Roberto di Matteo, and we all know how that worked out. And Huddersfield proudly take their place in the Premier League this... Read more
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vitalfootball co uk
Redknapp planning move for Villa defenderlast summer and was appointed captain at Villa Park. He lost his place in the
vitalfootball co uk / Posted 10 days ago
last summer and was appointed captain at Villa Park. He lost his place in the side once Steve Bruce took over from Roberto Di Matteo but still made 26 Championship appearances across the campaign. Elphick won the Championship title with... Read more
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birminghammail
Aston Villa fixtures 2017/18: Every Championship match revealedBruce departed Hull at the beginning of last season before becoming Villa’s bos
birminghammail / Posted 11 days ago
Bruce departed Hull at the beginning of last season before becoming Villa’s boss following the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo in October and will be relishing the challenge against his former club. The match has been confirmed as one of Sky Sports’... Read more
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birminghammail
John Terry can have the same impact as Paul McGrath says Villa herothey went down I thought it would take four transfer windows to rebuild the squ
birminghammail / Posted 11 days ago
they went down I thought it would take four transfer windows to rebuild the squad to be Premier League candidates again. Roberto Di Matteo wasted one of those. “We’ve now had three and we’re still not there yet but we are making good progress... Read more
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birminghammail
Jonathan Kodjia - Aston Villa striker and Ivory Coast internationaljonathan kodjia Jonathan Kodjia was among a raft of signings made by Roberto D
birminghammail / Posted 12 days ago
jonathan kodjia Jonathan Kodjia was among a raft of signings made by Roberto Di Matteo as he was given licence by owner Tony Xia to splash the cash at the start of his Aston Villa reign. If only more of the Italian's acquisitions had come off in the... Read more
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birminghammail
JT initiation; captaincy dilemma; season ticket salesChester was handed the Villa captaincy in December by Bruce, succeeding Tommy E
birminghammail / Posted 14 days ago
Chester was handed the Villa captaincy in December by Bruce, succeeding Tommy Elphick who was appointed by previous manager Roberto Di Matteo. But Bruce says Terry is focused on experiencing new things with Villa rather than flexing his leadership... Read more
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birminghammail
Terry or Chester? Bruce responds to questions about the captaincyChester was handed the Villa captaincy in December by Bruce, succeeding Tommy E
birminghammail / Posted 15 days ago
Chester was handed the Villa captaincy in December by Bruce, succeeding Tommy Elphick who was appointed by previous manager Roberto Di Matteo. But Bruce says Terry is focused on experiencing new things with Villa rather than flexing his leadership... Read more
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birminghammail
No more excuses: Villa must ditch the serial losers & win the titleand aim to win the Championship this year, rather than vaguely hoping to achiev
birminghammail / Posted 16 days ago
and aim to win the Championship this year, rather than vaguely hoping to achieve a place in the playoffs. Last season, Roberto Di Matteo appeared unsure whether the squad he had assembled would mount a serious title challenge, "The ambition... Read more
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takefootball
Terry wants to achieve something special at Aston VillaPremier League at the end of the 2015-16 season, and endured a difficult time i
takefootball / Posted 17 days ago
Premier League at the end of the 2015-16 season, and endured a difficult time in the second tier last term which included Roberto di Matteo being shown the door for current manager Steve Bruce. Villa ended the campaign in 13th place and 31 points... Read more
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birminghammail
Aston Villa man set for permanent transfer to TurkeyAmavi. Cissokho, who turns 30 this year, was signed in 2014 by Paul Lambert an
birminghammail / Posted 17 days ago
Amavi. Cissokho, who turns 30 this year, was signed in 2014 by Paul Lambert and began last season as a regular under Roberto Di Matteo. But Steve Bruce is looking to clear out a number of players in his bloated squad; having already shipped... Read more
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birminghammail
West Brom nostalgia: Reflecting on a title-deciding win in Londonrock bottom, but it never tarnished Mowbray's popular standing with the fans, m
birminghammail / Posted 19 days ago
rock bottom, but it never tarnished Mowbray's popular standing with the fans, many of whom still worship him today. Under Roberto Di Matteo, Albion were to strike the right balance between defence and attack with the Italian guiding the Baggies... Read more
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birminghammail
These are Blues' pre-season opponents 1. FC Union Berlinmanager for a couple of months. He spent a couple of years at Schalke 04 until
birminghammail / Posted 22 days ago
manager for a couple of months. He spent a couple of years at Schalke 04 until he was sacked in 2014 - and replaced by Roberto Di Matteo. He’s been at Union Berlin for just over a year and guided them to fourth last season.Read More They can... Read more
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birminghammail
Villa blog: Bruce must ditch Gabby bromance to plot promotionreferring to striker, Gabby Agbonlahor. Having asked Gabby to join first team
birminghammail / Posted 25 days ago
referring to striker, Gabby Agbonlahor. Having asked Gabby to join first team training after a period of banishment under Roberto Di Matteo, Bruce took steps to wipe the striker’s slate clean and actively promote Agbonlahor’s rehabilitation as a... Read more
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birminghammail
Villa transfer budget: How much could these cast-offs bank Bruce?arrived for around £5million from Verona last summer and quickly took up the re
birminghammail / Posted 25 days ago
arrived for around £5million from Verona last summer and quickly took up the reins as first choice under countryman Roberto Di Matteo. However, a string of high profile errors forced Bruce to find another custodian in January and Gollini... Read more
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birminghammail
'It's easy' - Villa favourite throws down the gauntlet to current croplearning curve.” Yorke has applied for plenty of management jobs since retirin
birminghammail / Posted 26 days ago
learning curve.” Yorke has applied for plenty of management jobs since retiring from playing and wanted the Villa job when Roberto Di Matteo was sacked in October. Despite missing out to Steve Bruce, Yorke is confident the manager he played under... Read more
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birminghammail
Villa hero had 'conversation' about Sunderland job - here's his next aimgoing to go anywhere.”Read More Yorke was desperately disappointed to not be c
birminghammail / Posted 26 days ago
going to go anywhere.”Read More Yorke was desperately disappointed to not be considered for the top job at Villa when Roberto Di Matteo was sacked in October, but remains optimistic that he will one day patrol the Villa Park touchline as... Read more
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chroniclelive
Jens Keller's name touted as potential next Sunderland manager as Germans close in on takeoverworked with Stuttgart and Schalke so far in his coaching career. He left Schalk
chroniclelive / Posted 27 days ago
worked with Stuttgart and Schalke so far in his coaching career. He left Schalke after two season in charge, making way for Roberto di Matteo, but did mastermind an impressive draw in the Champions League against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the... Read more
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FOXSPORTS.com.au
Liverpool, Chelsea transfer news: Mohamed Salah strengths, weaknesses, Blues rejects spending£4m At Chelsea - 33 games, one goal After signing from Barcelona, Romeu playe
FOXSPORTS.com.au / Posted 27 days ago
£4m At Chelsea - 33 games, one goal After signing from Barcelona, Romeu played under Andre Villas-Boas but not then for Roberto Di Matteo, who chose other players in midfield. Injuries at Chelsea and on loan at Valencia, before impressing at... Read more
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Daily Mail
Mo Salah joins the long list of Chelsea rejects to shine elsewherea revolving door of managers and strengthened their midfield options. He playe
Daily Mail / Posted 28 days ago
a revolving door of managers and strengthened their midfield options. He played regularly under Andre Villas-Boas but Roberto Di Matteo chose to go with the experience of Frank Lampard and Mikel John Obi in midfield when he took over. Back to... Read more
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International Business Times
Aston Villa tight-lipped on John Terry links amid reports of £4m-a-year contract offer said. After a truly abysmal 2015-16 campaign brought an end to their 28-year s
International Business Times / Posted 28 days ago
said. After a truly abysmal 2015-16 campaign brought an end to their 28-year stay in the top-flight, Villa, who replaced Roberto Di Matteo with Bruce in October, could only muster an underwhelming 13th-place finish in the Championship last term... Read more
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Daily Mail
MARTIN SAMUEL: Chelsea fans can afford to be a forgiving bunchand it evaporated. The same with bad feeling over the sacking of any manager fr
Daily Mail / Posted 28 days ago
and it evaporated. The same with bad feeling over the sacking of any manager from Carlo Ancelotti to a club hero such as Roberto Di Matteo. Remember the animosity towards Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa over Mourinho’s second departure... Read more
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birminghammail
Aston Villa news digest: Terry creeping closerthe top of the Championship in 2017/18. Bruce departed Hull at the beginning o
birminghammail / Posted 28 days ago
the top of the Championship in 2017/18. Bruce departed Hull at the beginning of last season before becoming Villa’s boss following the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo in October and will be relishing the challenge against his former club.... Read more
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