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birminghammail
Our writers have their say on who Blues should appoint as managerthe 54-year-old should be a man under consideration. He’s out of work followin
birminghammail / Posted 7 hours ago
the 54-year-old should be a man under consideration. He’s out of work following his most recent adventure as No.2 to Roberto Di Matteo at Aston Villa and would be easily available. Clarke has good contacts and he’s done his time in the... Read more
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birminghammail
Our writers have their say on who Blues should appoint as managerthe 54-year-old should be a man under consideration. He’s out of work followin
birminghammail / Posted 10 hours ago
the 54-year-old should be a man under consideration. He’s out of work following his most recent adventure as No.2 to Roberto Di Matteo at Aston Villa and would be easily available. Clarke has good contacts and he’s done his time in the... Read more
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avillafan
False Dawn?We weren’t losing games regularly but we were drawing them more often than not.
avillafan / Posted 15 hours ago
We weren’t losing games regularly but we were drawing them more often than not. These dropped points ultimately cost Roberto Di Matteo his job. When we win a game, it’s now crucial that we build on this and get another win as quickly as... Read more
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birminghammail
Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough: Why the home fans should be excitedrepresents good progress on last season as Villa had won just once and were out
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
represents good progress on last season as Villa had won just once and were out of the League Cup under former boss Roberto Di Matteo. The talented group of youngsters emerging from the Bodymoor Heath Academy have been Villa’s bright spark... Read more
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The Sport Review
Paul Merson predicts how Chelsea will fare in the Champions Leaguelast 16. The west London side have only won the Premier League once in their h
The Sport Review / Posted yesterday
last 16. The west London side have only won the Premier League once in their history, after having lifted the trophy under Roberto Di Matteo back in 2012. However, former Arsenal man Merson believes that Conte’s side have the ability to progress... Read more
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Goal.com
The Best FIFA Football Awards 2017: Nominees, voting & everything you need to knowtake place on October 23, 2017 at the Bloomsbury Ballroom in London. At the sa
Goal.com / Posted 2 days ago
take place on October 23, 2017 at the Bloomsbury Ballroom in London. At the same venue, current and former footballers Roberto Di Matteo, Jay-Jay Okocha, Alex Scott, Andriy Shevchenko and Peter Shilton will reveal the final three candidates for... Read more
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FIFA
The Best finalists to be announced on Friday 22 Septemberfor most The Best awards announced Proceedings will start at 2pm, all final ca
FIFA / Posted 2 days ago
for most The Best awards announced Proceedings will start at 2pm, all final candidates announced on social media Roberto Di Matteo, Jay Jay Okocha, Alex Scott, Andriy Shevchenko and Peter Shilton to attend the event On Friday 22... Read more
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Football365
West Brom grant 'mentally jaded' Livermore extended break40 games in the old Division One. September 15 2017, 10:50 am F365’s top ten P
Football365 / Posted 2 days ago
40 games in the old Division One. September 15 2017, 10:50 am F365’s top ten Premier League mid-season appointments Roberto Di Matteo tops the list but who else was parachuted in to achieve great things? September 12 2017, 3:39 pm Sagna a... Read more
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birminghammail
Bruce: Somebody must manage Villa for the next 3 or 4 yearshad seven managers in seven years since O’Neill left them in the lurch by walki
birminghammail / Posted 3 days ago
had seven managers in seven years since O’Neill left them in the lurch by walking out on the eve of the 2010-11 season. Gerard Houllier, Alex McLeish, Lambert, Tim Sherwood, Remi Garde, Roberto Di Matteo and now Bruce have all had a go at th... Read more
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Just Arsenal
Chelsea looking to create new record in 192nd derby against Arsenal – View From The Enemylong-range efforts, including some against our London rivals. Think Bjarne Gol
Just Arsenal / Posted 3 days ago
long-range efforts, including some against our London rivals. Think Bjarne Goldbjaek or Juliano Belletti against Spurs, Roberto Di Matteo at home to Arsenal, or David Luiz at Fulham – you may have your favourite. Rested on Tuesday night was... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Barnsley vs Aston Villa LIVE score and goal updatesit is set against a backdrop of what went before - and it is something his empl
Daily Mirror / Posted 4 days ago
it is set against a backdrop of what went before - and it is something his employers have created. In sacking Roberto Di Matteo after just 11 games last season, the Villa board have made a rod for their own backs, in continuing a... Read more
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birminghammail
Barnsley vs Aston Villa LIVE: Updates, analysis and reactionit is set against a backdrop of what went before - and it is something his empl
birminghammail / Posted 4 days ago
it is set against a backdrop of what went before - and it is something his employers have created. In sacking Roberto Di Matteo after just 11 games last season, the Villa board have made a rod for their own backs, in continuing a... Read more
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birminghammail
Bruce and Villa's issues: Some random ramblings from Mat Kendrickit is set against a backdrop of what went before - and it is something his empl
birminghammail / Posted 4 days ago
it is set against a backdrop of what went before - and it is something his employers have created. In sacking Roberto Di Matteo after just 11 games last season, the Villa board have made a rod for their own backs, in continuing a... Read more
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birminghammail
Bruce hits back; Kodjia and Jedinak fitness update; 'distasteful' reportsproving what a very good goalkeeper he is.Read More Gerard Houllier, Alex McLe
birminghammail / Posted 4 days ago
proving what a very good goalkeeper he is.Read More Gerard Houllier, Alex McLeish, Paul Lambert, Tim Sherwood, Remi Garde, Roberto Di Matteo and now Steve Bruce. Seven managers in seven years. Bruce is the latest boss to feel the Villa Park... Read more
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Gulf News
Hodgson faces familiar salvage job at Palacearound the fortunes of West Bromwich Albion in remarkably similar circumstances
Gulf News / Posted 5 days ago
around the fortunes of West Bromwich Albion in remarkably similar circumstances to which he finds himself in now.Under Roberto Di Matteo, West Brom were languishing in 17th place in the 2010-11 season and staring relegation in the face before... Read more
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soccernews
Kanu´s treble and Wenger´s 1,000 heartache - Memorable Chelsea v Arsenal games at Stamford Bridgepast the wrong-footed Chelsea goalkeeper in stoppage time. Villas-Boas was out
soccernews / Posted 5 days ago
past the wrong-footed Chelsea goalkeeper in stoppage time. Villas-Boas was out of the door the following February, leaving Roberto Di Matteo to lead them to unlikely Champions League glory. October 1999 – Chelsea 2 Arsenal 3 Long-before Van... Read more
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birminghammail
Watch Bruce explain why Villa have had a high turnover of bossesGerard Houllier, Alex McLeish, Paul Lambert, Tim Sherwood, Remi Garde, Roberto
birminghammail / Posted 5 days ago
Gerard Houllier, Alex McLeish, Paul Lambert, Tim Sherwood, Remi Garde, Roberto Di Matteo and now Steve Bruce. Seven managers in seven years. Bruce is the latest boss to feel the Villa Park hotseat grow ever hotter. Villa have seven points from... Read more
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Soccer Way
Kanu´s treble and Wenger´s 1,000 heartache - Memorable Chelsea v Arsenal games at Stamford Bridge past the wrong-footed Chelsea goalkeeper in stoppage time. Villas-Boas was out
Soccer Way / Posted 5 days ago
past the wrong-footed Chelsea goalkeeper in stoppage time. Villas-Boas was out of the door the following February, leaving Roberto Di Matteo to lead them to unlikely Champions League glory. October 1999 – Chelsea 2 Arsenal 3 Long-before Van... Read more
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EuroNews
Hodgson faces familiar salvage job at Palacearound the fortunes of West Bromwich Albion in remarkably similar circumstances
EuroNews / Posted 5 days ago
around the fortunes of West Bromwich Albion in remarkably similar circumstances to which he finds himself in now. Under Roberto Di Matteo, West Brom were languishing in 17th place in the 2010-11 season and staring relegation in the face before... Read more
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HITC Sport
Sweat, repetition and ruthlessness: why Roy Hodgson could be perfect for Palaceover a group of players at West Brom who were crying out for leadership and a m
HITC Sport / Posted 5 days ago
over a group of players at West Brom who were crying out for leadership and a more pragmatic approach. Rudderless under Roberto Di Matteo, who ran a laidback regime, they had lost 13 out of 18 matches and had failed to keep a clean sheet for six... Read more
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Football365
Everton forward admits he was 'furious' the club kept himEuropa League should be their priority. September 14 2017, 8:41 pm F365’s top
Football365 / Posted 5 days ago
Europa League should be their priority. September 14 2017, 8:41 pm F365’s top ten Premier League mid-season appointments Roberto Di Matteo tops the list but who else was parachuted in to achieve great things? September 12 2017, 3:39 pm Redknapp... Read more
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Football365
Pellegrino: 'Everything is normal' with Van Dijk nowthe most difficult thing.” Share this Page More Related Articles F365’s top
Football365 / Posted 6 days ago
the most difficult thing.” Share this Page More Related Articles F365’s top ten Premier League mid-season appointments Roberto Di Matteo tops the list but who else was parachuted in to achieve great things? September 12 2017, 3:39... Read more
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Football365
Pellegrino on whether Van Dijk will be captain upon returnvan Dijk at the start of the summer. September 14 2017, 8:35 am F365’s top ten
Football365 / Posted 6 days ago
van Dijk at the start of the summer. September 14 2017, 8:35 am F365’s top ten Premier League mid-season appointments Roberto Di Matteo tops the list but who else was parachuted in to achieve great things? September 12 2017, 3:39... Read more
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Irish Examiner
7 teams who could inspire Arsenal to use the Europa League to their advantagehave hurt their cause. The 2012/13 season was a strange one for Chelsea, who s
Irish Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
have hurt their cause. The 2012/13 season was a strange one for Chelsea, who sacked their Champions League-winning manager Roberto Di Matteo just six months after he won the club’s most prestigious trophy. From then, Rafael Benitez took the job on... Read more
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birminghammail
Listen to Aston Villa fan's extraordinary rant about Steve Bruceso far this season and have taken seven points from a possible 21 - in a repeat
birminghammail / Posted 6 days ago
so far this season and have taken seven points from a possible 21 - in a repeat of last season's botched beginning under Roberto Di Matteo. It all got too much for this supporter who is urging Villa owner Tony Xia to make another managerial... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
7 teams who could inspire Arsenal to use the Europa League to their advantagethe Europa League The 2012/13 season was a strange one for Chelsea, who sacked
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
the Europa League The 2012/13 season was a strange one for Chelsea, who sacked their Champions League-winning manager Roberto Di Matteo just six months after he won the club’s most prestigious trophy. From then, Rafael Benitez took the job on... Read more
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soccernews
Kevin-Prince Boateng hits out at ´personal´ criticismare like robots who have to accept everything.” Boateng was suspended by Schal
soccernews / Posted 7 days ago
are like robots who have to accept everything.” Boateng was suspended by Schalke in 2015 – with then-head coach Roberto di Matteo citing a lack of trust – and the midfielder admits he considered retirement. “I thought about quitting,”... Read more
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Soccer Way
Kevin-Prince Boateng hits out at ´personal´ criticism are like robots who have to accept everything." Boateng was suspended by Schal
Soccer Way / Posted 7 days ago
are like robots who have to accept everything." Boateng was suspended by Schalke in 2015 – with then-head coach Roberto di Matteo citing a lack of trust - and the midfielder admits he considered retirement. "I thought about quitting,"... Read more
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Goal.com
Kevin-Prince Boateng hits out at 'personal' criticismare like robots who have to accept everything." Boateng was suspended by Schal
Goal.com / Posted 7 days ago
are like robots who have to accept everything." Boateng was suspended by Schalke in 2015 – with then-head coach Roberto di Matteo citing a lack of trust - and the midfielder admits he considered retirement. "I thought about quitting,"... Read more
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HITC Sport
Last 7 Champions League Winning Managers: Where are they now?European game. The 46-year-old Spaniard joined Manchester City in 2016, where h
HITC Sport / Posted 7 days ago
European game. The 46-year-old Spaniard joined Manchester City in 2016, where he had a fairly unremarkable debut season.5. Roberto Di Matteo It's easy to forget that Roberto Di Matteo has won a Champions League trophy more recently than Jose... Read more
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birminghammail
'You'll have to ask them' - Bruce on the vibes from the Villa boardperformance, Villa have won just one of their opening seven Championship fixtur
birminghammail / Posted 7 days ago
performance, Villa have won just one of their opening seven Championship fixtures and mirror last season’s start under Roberto Di Matteo. Asked what vibes the powers that be have been giving off about his own future, Bruce said: “You’re going... Read more
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Football365
Conte: Chelsea centre-half 'one of the best in the world'6-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. September 13 2017, 8:40 am F365’s top ten P
Football365 / Posted 7 days ago
6-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. September 13 2017, 8:40 am F365’s top ten Premier League mid-season appointments Roberto Di Matteo tops the list but who else was parachuted in to achieve great things? September 12 2017, 3:39 pm Mails:... Read more
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The Sport Review
Stan Collymore makes prediction about Man United, Chelsea in the Champions Leaguethem to Europa League glory last season. Chelsea have not won the Champions Le
The Sport Review / Posted 7 days ago
them to Europa League glory last season. Chelsea have not won the Champions League title since their first triumph under Roberto Di Matteo back in 2012. The Blues now turn their attentions towards their crunch Premier League clash against... Read more
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Football365
Top 10: Reasons De Boer was shown the door at PalaceEd Malyon, The Independent Share this Page More Related Articles F365’s top
Football365 / Posted 8 days ago
Ed Malyon, The Independent Share this Page More Related Articles F365’s top ten Premier League mid-season appointments Roberto Di Matteo tops the list but who else was parachuted in to achieve great things? September 12 2017, 11:46 am Palace... Read more
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Football365
Chelsea back down on Diego Costa moveCosta in their squad. Share this Page More Related Articles F365’s top ten P
Football365 / Posted 8 days ago
Costa in their squad. Share this Page More Related Articles F365’s top ten Premier League mid-season appointments Roberto Di Matteo tops the list but who else was parachuted in to achieve great things? September 12 2017, 11:46 am Mails:... Read more
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Football365
F365's top ten Premier League mid-season appointmentsFebruary 2011, just a month after being sacked by Liverpool, Uncle Roy was anno
Football365 / Posted 8 days ago
February 2011, just a month after being sacked by Liverpool, Uncle Roy was announced as West Brom’s manager, replacing Roberto di Matteo. West Brom had lost 13 of their last 18 matches and were 17th in the table, only outside the relegation... Read more
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The Sport Review
Eden Hazard: Why it’s time for Chelsea to win the Champions Leaguefor Chelsea from French side Lille back in 2012, just weeks after the Blues won
The Sport Review / Posted 8 days ago
for Chelsea from French side Lille back in 2012, just weeks after the Blues won their first Champions League title under Roberto Di Matteo. The Belgian playmaker has admitted that he hated watching the competition on television last season and... Read more
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The Sport Review
Photo: Eden Hazard looks sharp with new Chelsea signing at Cobham ahead of Qarabag clashgames. Chelsea are looking to win the Champions League title for the first tim
The Sport Review / Posted 9 days ago
games. Chelsea are looking to win the Champions League title for the first time since their most recent triumph under Roberto Di Matteo back in 2012. Here are some of the best pictures from Chelsea’s Champions League training session at... Read more
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birminghammail
Aston Villa news and rumours LIVE: The latest from Villa Parksecond season running. Here we compare how Villa have started under Steve Bruc
birminghammail / Posted 9 days ago
second season running. Here we compare how Villa have started under Steve Bruce to a year ago when they were under the management of Roberto Di Matteo. We measure Bruce’s record at the six game stage against that of his claret and blue predeces... Read more
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birminghammail
Aston Villa fans are furious but they're certainly not alonestill stinks and Villa are struggling to entertain their supporters. Steve Bru
birminghammail / Posted 9 days ago
still stinks and Villa are struggling to entertain their supporters. Steve Bruce has recorded the same amount of points as Roberto Di Matteo managed after six games and it was a disastrous September that cost him his job. ‘I will be judged by... Read more
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birminghammail
Bruce v Di Matteo; ominous Adama; Dean Smith's verdictrunning. We've compared how Villa have started under Steve Bruce to a year ago
birminghammail / Posted 9 days ago
running. We've compared how Villa have started under Steve Bruce to a year ago when they were under the management of Roberto Di Matteo. Both managers have won 1, lost 2 and drawn 3 of their first six matches, giving them each a total of six... Read more
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birminghammail
Here's how Bruce's stuttering start to the season compares to RDM'srunning. Here we compare how Villa have started under Steve Bruce to a year ag
birminghammail / Posted 10 days ago
running. Here we compare how Villa have started under Steve Bruce to a year ago when they were under the management of Roberto Di Matteo. We measure Bruce's record at the six game stage against that of his claret and blue... Read more
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birminghammail
Aston Villa draw with Brentford - here's what Dr Tony Xia thoughthis mouth is. The team rebuilding at Villa has been extensive to say the least
birminghammail / Posted 11 days ago
his mouth is. The team rebuilding at Villa has been extensive to say the least with the owner digging deep to support Roberto Di Matteo and Steve Bruce. After watching the dull draw against Brentford, he couldn't help but take to Twitter to... Read more
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birminghammail
Refreshed boss Steve Bruce faces a new set of problemsand if he’s under pressure you wouldn’t know about it.Read More Results are al
birminghammail / Posted 12 days ago
and if he’s under pressure you wouldn’t know about it.Read More Results are all that matter this month. His predecessor Roberto Di Matteo found that out last September. But the squad is looking good. Apart from Jack Grealish, every senior... Read more
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birminghammail
PREDICTION: Aston Villa will crank up the heat in Septembervisit relegation favourites Burton as one of their journeys away. It was a dis
birminghammail / Posted 13 days ago
visit relegation favourites Burton as one of their journeys away. It was a disappointing return last September that cost Roberto Di Matteo his job and after picking up five points from five games, the same return as the Italian in 2016/17, Bruce... Read more
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birminghammail
Aston Villa news and rumours LIVE: The latest from Villa Parkvisit relegation favourites Burton as one of their journeys away. It was a dis
birminghammail / Posted 13 days ago
visit relegation favourites Burton as one of their journeys away. It was a disappointing return last September that cost Roberto Di Matteo his job and after picking up five points from five games, the same return as the Italian in 2016/17, Bruce... Read more
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birminghammail
The contrasting styles between Tony Xia and Randy LernerIt’s worth remembering that not all five are bad managers. And it's not gone t
birminghammail / Posted 13 days ago
It’s worth remembering that not all five are bad managers. And it's not gone to plan either for Xia who had to sack Roberto Di Matteo after just 12 games into last season. The hope is that Bruce can get it right in times ahead.Understanding... Read more
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HITC Sport
'Promotion' to 'dross' - Aston Villa fans on McCormack then and nowmatches was a solid start to McCormack's Villa career, but as results faltered
HITC Sport / Posted 13 days ago
matches was a solid start to McCormack's Villa career, but as results faltered so did the forward's form. By October Roberto di Matteo had been sacked and replaced by Steve Bruce and in January things turned sour being player and... Read more
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vitalfootball co uk
Chelsea - The African Connection (5) - Salomon KalHis first Premier League goal coming away to Newcastle. The removal of Andre Vi
vitalfootball co uk / Posted 13 days ago
His first Premier League goal coming away to Newcastle. The removal of Andre Villas-Boas from office and the appointment of Roberto Di Matteo augured well for Kalou. Kalou netted in the 5-2 FA Cup win over Leicester City making him, at the time,... Read more
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birminghammail
Villa scout's insight into life under Garde and Di Matteoin October of that same year with the club heading for the Championship. Frenc
birminghammail / Posted 16 days ago
in October of that same year with the club heading for the Championship. Frenchman Remi Garde could not halt the slide and Roberto Di Matteo lasted just four months before the club’s new owner Tony Xia felt that he needed to recruit a manager with... Read more
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