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walesonline
Neil Warnock drops big hint he'd quit if Bluebirds are promotedwith the wage bill we have in comparison with some others.Callum Paterson of Ca
walesonline / Posted 19 hours ago
with the wage bill we have in comparison with some others.Callum Paterson of Cardiff City wheels away to celebrate with Sol Bamba of Cardiff City after scoring goal (Image: Huw Evans Picture Agency)Read More “We’ll cross that bridge when we... Read more
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walesonline
Bruno Manga the pick of the bunch in Bluebirds win over Barnsleyunfamiliar to him and this was probably his best display at right-back, tidying
walesonline / Posted yesterday
unfamiliar to him and this was probably his best display at right-back, tidying up effectively and edging forward often.SOL BAMBA 7 His battle royale with the physical Mamadou Thiam was one of the game's more enthralling mini-contests. The... Read more
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walesonline
Barnsley 0-1 Cardiff City: Paterson goal completes smash and grabclearance cannoned off the left-winger and just wide of Davies' left hand post.
walesonline / Posted yesterday
clearance cannoned off the left-winger and just wide of Davies' left hand post. At the other end, Bruno Manga and Sol Bamba found themselves in the right place at the right time too often for it to be a coincidence. Then the moment came,... Read more
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TykesMAD
Barnsley v Cardiff CityAdam Jackson, George Moncur, Elliot Lee. Manager: Paul Heckingbottom (6th Febr
TykesMAD / Posted 2 days ago
Adam Jackson, George Moncur, Elliot Lee. Manager: Paul Heckingbottom (6th February 2016 - present) Allan McGregor, Sol Bamba, Matthew Connolly, Bruno Manga, Greg Halford, Joe Bennett, Aron Gunnarsson, Declan John, Craig Noone, Anthony... Read more
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Cardiff City Online
0 Brentford. Commentthan that, against a side which didn’t play to our centrebacks’ strengths by fi
Cardiff City Online / Posted 3 days ago
than that, against a side which didn’t play to our centrebacks’ strengths by fielding a big target man, Sean Morrison and Sol Bamba generally coped well against the sort of attacker that I would have thought they least enjoy coming up against. At... Read more
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Cardiff City Online
Highlights and reaction as City beat the Beesat the minute. They’re on form and you could see why in stages of the game. So
Cardiff City Online / Posted 3 days ago
at the minute. They’re on form and you could see why in stages of the game. So we had to be really well organised and resolute. “It didn’t help that we had five injuries. Two were also suspended so seven lads were missing from the game today.... Read more
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walesonline
Cardiff win founded on hard work, composure — and a slice of luckthe line, while Etheridge's glovework fully merited the clean sheet — Cardiff's
walesonline / Posted 3 days ago
the line, while Etheridge's glovework fully merited the clean sheet — Cardiff's fifth at home in the league this term. Sol Bamba and Bruno Manga were predictably reliable in a re-jigged defence. For the much-vaunted promotion bid to prove... Read more
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birminghammail
Talking points: A glaring miss, a bad break, a timely switch and morebucket at the supermarket. I'd love to know what was going through his head wh
birminghammail / Posted 3 days ago
bucket at the supermarket. I'd love to know what was going through his head when he prepared to take that shot. I know Sol Bamba was darting back but the goal was absolutely gaping. It was a miss that was compounded by Danny Ward doing what he... Read more
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walesonline
Bluebirds duo leading Championship's Team of the Season so farCardiff City's defensive enforcer Sol Bamba is currently the best-performing pl
walesonline / Posted 3 days ago
Cardiff City's defensive enforcer Sol Bamba is currently the best-performing player in the Championship. That's according to numbers compiled by popular stats site Whoscored.com , who have placed the Ivorian in their current line-up for the... Read more
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walesonline
Maupay's 'miss of the season' marks Cardiff's win over Brentfordleft of the goal would suffice? Apparently not. Under pressure - minimal press
walesonline / Posted 4 days ago
left of the goal would suffice? Apparently not. Under pressure - minimal pressure it must be said - from the recovering Sol Bamba and Craig Bryson, Maupay somehow skewed his effort wide and Cardiff knew they had been let off the hook. Big time.... Read more
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walesonline
Cardiff City 2-0 Brentford: Ralls and Ward extend home recordBennett of Cardiff City and Florian Jozefzoon of Brentford compete for the ball
walesonline / Posted 4 days ago
Bennett of Cardiff City and Florian Jozefzoon of Brentford compete for the ball (Image: Huw Evans Picture Agency) Sol Bamba almost smashed the Bluebirds ahead early on when Ralls' corner bobbled across the Bees' box. Daniel Bentley's smart... Read more
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walesonline
Why Cardiff City don't need to splash the cash in Januarywhen called upon. Cardiff probably also boast the best pool of centre backs in
walesonline / Posted 6 days ago
when called upon. Cardiff probably also boast the best pool of centre backs in the division with captain Sean Morrison, Sol Bamba, Bruno Ecuele Manga and Matthew Connolly. Any permutation from that group would be an imposing combination and it... Read more
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walesonline
Cardiff City's record without Zohore and Gunnarsson is revealinghorrific 3-0 defeat at Preston aside, the Bluebirds have been virtually unbeata
walesonline / Posted 7 days ago
horrific 3-0 defeat at Preston aside, the Bluebirds have been virtually unbeatable with the dynamic duo. Along with Sol Bamba, they are the spine of Neil Warnock's team, their industry and intensity reflective of the manager's old school... Read more
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birminghammail
From Wast Hills warrior to World Cup hopeful: Cheikhing out Ndoyealongside Jason Lowe and David Davis. In Steve Cotterill’s first game he was d
birminghammail / Posted 8 days ago
alongside Jason Lowe and David Davis. In Steve Cotterill’s first game he was deployed as a No.10 and went mano-e-mano on Sol Bamba for what was probably his most effective game in a Blues shirt. Since then he’s been deployed in a very slightly... Read more
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walesonline
Opposition writers' verdicts on Cardiff City's promotion chanceswere very tricky playing off Ward. Did any Cardiff player stand out that day?
walesonline / Posted 8 days ago
were very tricky playing off Ward. Did any Cardiff player stand out that day? The player who really stood out for me was Sol Bamba. He appeared to be playing as a third centre-half and holding midfielder rolled into one and he was hugely... Read more
13d
walesonline
Fan column: Gunnarsson's contract situation is becoming a worryacquisition Bruno Manga leaving on a free transfer in the summer, a move that a
walesonline / Posted 13 days ago
acquisition Bruno Manga leaving on a free transfer in the summer, a move that appeared to be a turning point in light of Sol Bamba, Lee Peltier and Sean Morrison all agreeing new deals as their respective contracts approached their final... Read more
14d
walesonline
Blakey: The one player Cardiff City need to sign in Januaryof men vying for the midfield berths — Aron Gunnarsson, Joe Ralls, Loic Damour,
walesonline / Posted 14 days ago
of men vying for the midfield berths — Aron Gunnarsson, Joe Ralls, Loic Damour, Craig Bryson, Lee Tomlin. Plus you can put Sol Bamba and Halford again into that mix.Mohamed Diame celebrates scoring Kenneth Zohore, Omar Bogle and Danny Ward are... Read more
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14d
birminghammail
Championship view: Blues' 'Supermarket Sweep' and their prospectsthe perfect recipe for a side who simply need to grind out results right now.Di
birminghammail / Posted 14 days ago
the perfect recipe for a side who simply need to grind out results right now.Did any Birmingham player stand out that day? Sol Bamba had a sensational game as a holding defensive midfielder against Leeds, but it was Cheikh Ndoye who stole the show... Read more
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walesonline
Why are Sean Morrison and Joe Ralls so criminally underrated?of player for Cardiff, as he has throughout his managerial career. “Bread and
walesonline / Posted 16 days ago
of player for Cardiff, as he has throughout his managerial career. “Bread and butter players” he calls them. He brought in Sol Bamba, Greg Halford, Lee Camp and Craig Bryson, experienced professionals that lead by example.Cardiff City manager Neil... Read more
16d
walesonline
Bruno Manga among nominees for PFA awardGrabban, QPR midfielder Massimo Luongo and September winner Diogo Jota on a six
walesonline / Posted 16 days ago
Grabban, QPR midfielder Massimo Luongo and September winner Diogo Jota on a six-man shortlist.Read More Junior Hoilett and Sol Bamba were among the nominees for September after Cardiff's excellent start to the season, but the eventual winner was... Read more
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16d
walesonline
This is Cardiff City's first choice team when everyone's fitgame to the opposition.CB: Sean Morrison (capt.) Mr Reliable. Morrison might n
walesonline / Posted 16 days ago
game to the opposition.CB: Sean Morrison (capt.) Mr Reliable. Morrison might not get the same plaudits as Bruno Manga or Sol Bamba, but he's vitally important for the Bluebirds and has stepped up another level this season. If Cardiff play a back... Read more
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Cardiff City Online
Bristol C 2 -1 Cardif C. Commenttuned into Radio Wales’ commentary just as Bristol midfield player Marlon Pack
Cardiff City Online / Posted 17 days ago
tuned into Radio Wales’ commentary just as Bristol midfield player Marlon Pack (who had already been booked) was fouling Sol Bamba. The immediate reaction from the commentators was that Pack may well be seeing red because it was a bad foul, but,... Read more
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18d
walesonline
Bogle's madness at Ashton Gate shouldn't mask Cardiff progressbeing on Pack, who the Cardiff boss felt should have been sent-off himself foll
walesonline / Posted 18 days ago
being on Pack, who the Cardiff boss felt should have been sent-off himself following a wild challenge of his own on Sol Bamba six minutes earlier. It wasn’t as bad as Bogle’s, but given Pack had already been booked Warnock was adamant it... Read more
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18d
walesonline
Bogle gets harsh lesson, Tomlin is missed and 3-4-3 doesn't workway. The former Hearts man started at wing-back and then, nominally shifted to
walesonline / Posted 18 days ago
way. The former Hearts man started at wing-back and then, nominally shifted to an orthodox right back after the break as Sol Bamba shifted into midfield and Cardiff played a flat back four. It didn't seem to matter which position he was in,... Read more
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Cardiff City Online
Cardiff 3 - 1 Ipswich. Commentbe that the three centreback system had been abandoned (I can see it making a c
Cardiff City Online / Posted 21 days ago
be that the three centreback system had been abandoned (I can see it making a comeback at Ashton Gate on Saturday mind) and Sol Bamba would be back in his deep lying midfield role. That was the theory and that’s how things worked in practice, but... Read more
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Cardiff City Online
Cardiff City 3 - 1 Ipswich Town. Match Reporta smart low save. The visitors offered little as an attacking threat in the ea
Cardiff City Online / Posted 21 days ago
a smart low save. The visitors offered little as an attacking threat in the early exchanges, their best chance coming when Sol Bamba fouled Flynn Downes on the edge of the Cardiff box. Celina could only put the free-kick straight into the blue... Read more
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walesonline
Every word of Neil Warnock's jubilant press conferenceI did feel once or twice in the first half he could have played a simple pass a
walesonline / Posted 22 days ago
I did feel once or twice in the first half he could have played a simple pass and instead he tried threading a needle to Sol Bamba. But apart from that he did everything I wanted of him. I had Adel Taarabt at QPR and you pick your games and he... Read more
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walesonline
The third choice Cardiff City striker gains Warnock praisehe can do. I can’t speak hihgly enough of him.”Junior Hoilett of Cardiff City c
walesonline / Posted 22 days ago
he can do. I can’t speak hihgly enough of him.”Junior Hoilett of Cardiff City celebrates scoring his sides first goal with Sol Bamba (Image: Getty Images Europe) Warnock also had praise for Lee Tomlin who returned to the starting line-up for the... Read more
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22d
walesonline
How every Cardiff player rated in impressive win over Ipswichto the left with Paterson operating on the right. Brave defending as ever to go
walesonline / Posted 22 days ago
to the left with Paterson operating on the right. Brave defending as ever to go in where it hurts when it mattered. 7 SOL BAMBA: Once or twice was slow on the ball as he played in front of the defence but used body well to snuff out central... Read more
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walesonline
Cardiff City 3 Ipswich 1:the truth if he claimed he knew much about it.Junior Hoilett of Cardiff City ce
walesonline / Posted 22 days ago
the truth if he claimed he knew much about it.Junior Hoilett of Cardiff City celebrates scoring his sides first goal with Sol Bamba (Image: Getty Images Europe) There were reminders from Ipswich for Cardiff to stay alert. On a couple of occasions... Read more
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HITC Sport
Two players; one problem: Leeds suffering after losing vital menplayer back at Elland Road. He is not the only former defender who could have
HITC Sport / Posted 22 days ago
player back at Elland Road. He is not the only former defender who could have done a fine job for Leeds this season, with Sol Bamba looking superb in a holding midfield role when the Whites came up against his current club Cardiff City last... Read more
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walesonline
Neil Warnock's favourite Cardiff City players revealedmore. He's Warnock's lieutenant in the middle of the park and has returned to h
walesonline / Posted 22 days ago
more. He's Warnock's lieutenant in the middle of the park and has returned to his best form under the Yorkshireman. 5. Sol Bamba (42 games) Another Warnock and supporter favourite who has been one of the Championship's top performers in the... Read more
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walesonline
What's happening with the Bluebirds players you just don't see?campaign, and the centre-back has only made one League Cup appearance so far th
walesonline / Posted 23 days ago
campaign, and the centre-back has only made one League Cup appearance so far this season, with the likes of Sean Morrison, Sol Bamba and Bruno Manga among the preferred choices in the heart of the defence. When does his contract run out? June... Read more
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Cardiff City Online
Cardiff City 0 - 0 Millwall. Match Reportthat opened up the Millwall defence, as keeper Jordan Archer was forced into im
Cardiff City Online / Posted 23 days ago
that opened up the Millwall defence, as keeper Jordan Archer was forced into impressive saves, were by a centreback (Sol Bamba) and a wing back (Callum Paterson). The three centreback system we’ve used in recent matches has seen a big... Read more
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walesonline
Why now is the time for Cardiff City to start Lee Tomlincameo last month against Sheffield Wednesday and produced a free kick — which w
walesonline / Posted 24 days ago
cameo last month against Sheffield Wednesday and produced a free kick — which was eventually poked towards goal-scorer Sol Bamba — that helped rescue an unlikely point. But this time, no such heroics were forthcoming despite the best efforts... Read more
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walesonline
View from press box: Cardiff City lack knock-out blow vs Millwalltoo close to the goalkeeper's out-stretched right hand by the striker. Other ch
walesonline / Posted 25 days ago
too close to the goalkeeper's out-stretched right hand by the striker. Other chances came and went, Hoilett, Paterson and Sol Bamba all frustrated. A boxing referee would have called this one for Cardiff on points, but in reality it was a... Read more
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express
Cardiff City 0 - Millwall 0: Neil Warnock's side drop points at hometo cross to Danny Ward, whose shot from in front of goal forced Archer into a r
express / Posted 25 days ago
to cross to Danny Ward, whose shot from in front of goal forced Archer into a reaction save. From space in midfield, Sol Bamba then found Ward in the area with a fine through-ball, but the striker again saw his low shot well saved after... Read more
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walesonline
Analysis: That's why Zohore is so crucial to Cardiff CityHoilett of Cardiff City is tackled by Conor McLaughlin of Millwall (Image: Huw
walesonline / Posted 25 days ago
Hoilett of Cardiff City is tackled by Conor McLaughlin of Millwall (Image: Huw Evans Picture Agency) Thank goodness for Sol Bamba then, who marshaled Cardiff through a sticky opening period with some trademark tackles. It was nearly 1-0 when... Read more
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walesonline
Bamba and Mendez-Laing stand out on a frustrating day for Cardiffthe Cardiff captain and he did well enough against the Lions' forwards and will
walesonline / Posted 25 days ago
the Cardiff captain and he did well enough against the Lions' forwards and will be happy with a clean sheet.STAR MAN - Sol Bamba 8 Some crucial early tackles stopped Millwall taking the lead, and he played a lovely through-ball for Ward for a... Read more
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walesonline
Cardiff City v Millwall team: Bamba, Manga and Morrison all startboss Neil Warnock has named the same team that beat Middlesbrough, as the Blueb
walesonline / Posted 25 days ago
boss Neil Warnock has named the same team that beat Middlesbrough, as the Bluebirds face Millwall in the Welsh capital. Sol Bamba is included alongside fellow centre-backs Bruno Manga and Sean Morrison for Warnock's men. Whether the... Read more
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walesonline
Why Millwall won't be scared of Cardiff's notorious physicalitybeen a big part of their success so far, although when you have a spine of play
walesonline / Posted 27 days ago
been a big part of their success so far, although when you have a spine of players like Kenneth Zohore, Aron Gunnarsson and Sol Bamba in your side it's hard not to get a little rough around the edges every now and then. Warnock's greatest talent as... Read more
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HITC Sport
Is recent curse affecting Leeds United's most popular player?Leeds United player to see his form dramatically dip after a successful loan wa
HITC Sport / Posted 28 days ago
Leeds United player to see his form dramatically dip after a successful loan was made permanent. Three seasons ago it was Sol Bamba who became a fan favourite, after impressing and earning the captaincy after joining on loan from Palermo. After... Read more
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walesonline
How Cardiff City Stadium was made into a fortress once againup at Middlesbrough to come home with. “But the crowd have got to get behind u
walesonline / Posted 28 days ago
up at Middlesbrough to come home with. “But the crowd have got to get behind us now, they have got their jobs to do too.”Sol Bamba kept the home unbeaten record going with a dramatic injury-time leveller against Sheffield Wednesday (Image: Huw... Read more
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HITC Sport
One of the biggest problems... Christiansen admits worrying about one Leeds player getting bookedLeicester quickly hit back through Kelechi Iheanacho's equaliser just four minu
HITC Sport / Posted 28 days ago
Leicester quickly hit back through Kelechi Iheanacho's equaliser just four minutes later. Cardiff's Kenneth Zohore (l) and Sol Bamba (r) combine to thwart Kalvin Phillips of Leeds Whilst Leeds managed to fend off the Foxes for the majority of the... Read more
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walesonline
Which Cardiff City stars are out of contract next summer?Harris all put pen to paper on deals during the close season to stay with the B
walesonline / Posted 29 days ago
Harris all put pen to paper on deals during the close season to stay with the Bluebirds until the summer of 2019 while Sol Bamba, Kenneth Zohore and captain Sean Morrison will remain in Cardiff until 2020 after agreeing new terms earlier this... Read more
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birminghammail
The reason why Villa hold an advantage over their promotion rivalsfind themselves without Diogo Jota or Leo Bonatini?Read More And how about Car
birminghammail / Posted 30 days ago
find themselves without Diogo Jota or Leo Bonatini?Read More And how about Cardiff. What happens if their goals dry up or Sol Bamba gets injured in the heart of defence? Of course Villa can’t rely on the teams above them slipping up. They need to... Read more
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Cardiff City Online
Middlesborough 0 - 1 Cardiff City. Commentchange in personnel from Birmingham, but, tactically, there was an alteration w
Cardiff City Online / Posted a month ago
change in personnel from Birmingham, but, tactically, there was an alteration which I, for one, was very happy to see as Sol Bamba dropped back to his normal centreback role alongside Sean Morrison and Bruno Manga. Nowadays, there is a tendency... Read more
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Cardiff City Online
Middlesbrough 0 - 1 Cardiff City. Match Reportinternational saw a goalbound drive deflect narrowly over the crossbar after fl
Cardiff City Online / Posted a month ago
international saw a goalbound drive deflect narrowly over the crossbar after flicking off the head of Cardiff defender Sol Bamba, before his curled free-kick from the edge of the area also picked up a deflection as it drifted narrowly wide of... Read more
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walesonline
View from the press box: Cardiff are becoming promotion contendersa regular sight – especially with the highly-rated attacking full-back Calum Pa
walesonline / Posted 1 months ago
a regular sight – especially with the highly-rated attacking full-back Calum Paterson making a brief debut from the bench. Sol Bamba was back to his best – anticipating, intercepting, protecting – but you could praise Sean Morrison and Bruno Manga... Read more
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walesonline
Boro 0-1 Cardiff: Ralls penalty seals smash and grabthe Danish striker picking up a minor ankle knock, the same ailment that Gunnar
walesonline / Posted 1 months ago
the Danish striker picking up a minor ankle knock, the same ailment that Gunnarsson had failed to recover from. With Sol Bamba dropping to make a third centre-back, it was clear Cardiff would try and utilise the counter attack and keep... Read more
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