It’s My Worst Week Ever – Worse Than Relegation


Jonas Gutierrez has been interviewed in the Daily Mirror, and he says it’s been his worst week ever, and the hammering by Sunderland last Sunday, which shocked and angered Newcastle fans, was even worse than relegation four years ago.

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Jonas Gutierrez – worst week ever at Newcastle

The Argentine winger says he has stayed at home most of the week, and Alan Pardew has even changed things around this week, and the lads have been training at St. James’ Park, preparing for what is now a very important game at West Brom on Saturday.

This is what Jonas Gutierrez said:

“I have stayed at home all week. I haven’t been out because of the result. It’s the same with all the squad” “I think it’s the worst week since I’ve been at the club.”

“To lose like that at home is something that I feel will make all the team be sad. The city is sad – they did not enjoy.” “Of course, to be relegated is hard, but this has been a worse week.”

“I know we are talking about one game that I think it is more important for them and to lose the derbies is something very painful for the squad.” “I have stayed at home all week. I haven’t been out because of the result.”

“It’s the same with all the squad. What can you say to the fans because they ask you what happened? It’s about action not words.” “It’s done now. We can’t do anything about that Sunderland game so now we have to focus on the last five games that we have in this season.”

We are in a situation that isn’t easy, but it’s not the worst.” “There are many teams fighting to take the points to make sure they are in a good position in the final league places.”

“We have a good opportunity now against West Brom to go away and get three points because it is something we are not doing so well this year to go away and to win we have struggled so we have to improve that.”

“We are not finished this season, it was the hardest week to lose the derby 3-0 at home. We can only think positive and that we have a really good squad.”

“I know that all the supporters are having a really hard week. It’s hurts because I come from Argentina and we know what derbies mean.”

Alan Pardew didn’t give his usual Thursday press conference today, so we expect that  to be on Friday, and it will be interesting to hear what the Newcastle manager says about last Sunday and about moving forward.

Newcastle are not safe yet in the Premier League, but we are hoping Newcastle will pot in five good performance in their last five games of the season.

That’s the very least the players  can do after the complete humiliation last Sunday.

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42 comments so far

  • dmac

    Apr 18, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #1

    Do you think the lad that punched the horse was drunk and thought it was Jonas? Both have a long mane and resemble a donkey.

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  • leeb1982

    Apr 18, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #2

    boll0cks. u turn up to work with people who are supposed to be feeling the same as you. i turn up to work with a mackem manager. u will never feel the way i do until u give ur all on the pitch but come off losing. if any of you players had an ounce of what it meant ur performance would of been 1000000000000000000000000000% better. get me 3 points on saturday and ill forgive any1…………………….other than pardew

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  • leeb1982

    Apr 18, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #3

    @1 how dare you compare jonas to a donkey. a donkey would be appauled at ur analysis

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  • Novocastrian66

    Apr 18, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #4

    I think we’re doomed.

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  • JackButler

    Apr 18, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #5

    At least he talks a good game, shame though as I’d prefer him to play one

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  • leeb1982

    Apr 18, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #6

    jack @5 why play amgood game if ur manager will never drop u

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  • Jackel001

    Apr 18, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #7

    All i’m after is a much much better performance from the lads on sat, if we get a point i’ll be happy!

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  • JackButler

    Apr 18, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #8

    @leeb1982

    out of self respect, personal pride, passion for the shirt that he should feel honoured to wear and a million other reasons……………but you are right, Pardew pick certain players regardless of form or performances………………and people wonder why we are down around the bottom of the league?

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  • Jackel001

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #9

    He did the same last season and we finished 5th…

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  • leeb1982

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #10

    exactly jack but people still try and see through this. he has been our worst performer all season by a mile but the most used player. either pardew has no idea or me n id go with the prior

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  • leeb1982

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #11

    no jackeeeeeeee we got lucky last year

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  • Novocastrian66

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #12

    I’m not that bothered how we play. I just want something from the game. Play shit and win I would be delighted. Play great and lose, gutted. Our goal difference is rubbish. Another heavy defeat will be disastrous. I can see us going down on goal difference.

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  • Alan_Pardew

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #13

    Blah Blah Blah Blah

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #14

    Whilst I read every story, every day on this blog, I rarely rarely comment, when I do comment it tends to be on the prospect of a fantastic transfer or after a shocking performance. But I’ve been thinking a lot lately about where this club is on so many levels, and the foundations are there for a GREAT club. One of very few premier league clubs turning a profit, big stadium, great support, good squad. But I fear that whilst the squad only need 4/5 shrewd quality acquisitions to have a modern, attacking, technically gifted team, i feel like there is a much better chance of this team bit by bit being dismantled and sold off, we have the players, it’s just the use of them, the tactics, the footballing philosophy (or lack of one). Players like Ben Arfa, Cabaye, MYB, Sissoko joined the club on the premise of playing good football, how can that be so when if we’re leading 1-0 we would rather see a game out than go for more, the best teams always look for more and have confidence in their abilities to add to the scoreline. And Pardew relentlessly pushing this 4-2-3-1 on the team week in, week out, which after 5 minutes of every Game turns into 4-4-1-1 which incorporates a CDM playing CAM.. Sissoko is a box to box player not an attacking midfielder, and the favouritism shown to the rapidly declining pair that is Jonas and Tiote.. A footballers career is too short to waste, and could be ended in the rash stupidity of a Callum McManaman type challenge. Footballers don’t have years to waste, and whilst football is religion on tyneside, whilst the stadium is full week in, week out, this doesn’t excuse the fact there are no trophies, no nice football and the club is definitely going backwards under the management of the George Bush of football.

    I am not calling for Pardew to be fired right now, I am just saying his position should be under review in the summer, and if it is looked at with logic and reason and a better candidate is suggested, then we all win right? Name one other club where the most senior footballing man at the club is the manager? Who a lot of people would argue knows very little about football. We need some footballing men on the board, sharpish.

    Even those of you that want Pardew to stay, its because you fear the devil you don’t know. You fear the replacement might not be a step up. In fairness it would be hard to find a step down? Most managers never get to manage a club of this stature and would kill for the opportunity. And for this squad to be fighting a relegation battle, to have declined in league position since the french lads came in in january is nothing short of a disgrace! A blind, deaf, mute Labrador could guide the toon to at least 10th. And if any blind Labrador’s out there are offended… wait their blind and animals in which case I can say what I want.. Its been over 250 corners since we scored one, now the laws of probability say put 250 balls into the box you’ll score a few surely? Fans want two things for their clubs, Wins and attractive football, now one can be sacrificed as long as you get the other, defensive football last season got us fifth, and whilst Liverpool aren’t exactly winning anything, nice football makes up for it and they are on the rise (slowly). Now we aren’t getting either. Pardew favours defensive play, our defending is shocking? The standing off, no pressure on the ball, awful positioning. All our goals come from an individual piece of brilliance, or either a ball from Marveux or Cabaye to Cisse. When was the last time we played the ball about, 1,2’s and it led to a goal?

    I would hate to see bit by bit players leaving the club, maybe Santon and Krul to AC Milan this year, next year Cabaye to PSG and Ben Arfa to Liverpool.. And while you may say awh that won’t happen, why not? Much better chance of success at those respective clubs, even Ben Arfa. If I was foreign and didn’t support Newcastle, and I had the opportunity to play under Pardew, and after being out for four months he brought me back early to play out of position on a frozen plastic pitch in Russia, and week in week out suffer from negative tactics, or go to Liverpool, and play nice football (granted they are inconsistant but it’s a better project than ours at the minute) and play with Coutinho, Gerrard, Sterling, Suarez and it’s lookin likely Christian Erkison no question I’d pick Liverpool, and so would you.

    What we need is a winner, and yes I know Pardew is a winner, of a Johnstone Paint trophy, we need a winner of leagues and Champions leagues, someone who has done it on the pitch and is hungery to do it as a manager, someone young with the right ideals of how the game should be played. I was the first person on here to mention Gus Poyet, but I’ve since changed my vote. I am all for Ole Gunar Solskjaer. He’s 40 years old, spent 3 years with United’s reserves, winning them cups and priming Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverly for the first team, then he took a job in his home country of Norway with Molde, in their 100th season as a club, they had zero league titles.. Solsjkaer won it in his first attempt….. and second. Retaining titles is the hallmark of a special manager, and for one so inexperienced and young, it’s no wonder united fans think he could take over there when fergie retires. Solskjaer’s win record as a manager is 58% which is unbelieveable, regardless of what league it is. He has Molde in the Champions League, winning divisions, and playing the fast, free flowing, attacking football that he played at United. The kind of football that would bring success to this current squad here. As a player it is well documented Solskjaer used to ask to start on the bench, so he could see how the other team was playing, tactics, weakness, etc, etc.. When he came on he often made his impact right away. Even then it was evident he would become a special manager. If we wait until he takes another job for 2-3 years. We may miss our window of opportunity, as he could then land the United job. I feel like he is a Michel Laudrup breed of manager, regarded as a legend of a player, a proven winner and employs football that is a joy to behold. Last summer he was picked up by Randy Lerner’s private jet and flown in to Villa. He rejected the job in the end opting to win the title a second time with Molde, but with the current campaign four games in, and Molde having lost three of them, one could argue he’s taken them as far as they can go, if he was willing to go to Villa last year, I imagine he’d jump at the chance to manage us. It’s time to take a manager with these philosophies on the game, which match our squads strengths and abilities. And Mike Ashley should take a leaf out of Swansea’s book and continue to appoint managers with the same brand of football, hence no big change needed in the squad or tactics. Pick a brand of football, stick to it.

    Looking toward the summer if we are to have a clear out, which I think we should and will, the fringe players not up to it will be cut, the squad players declining will be cut loose too. But why stop there? There has to be a reason why year on year Newcastle is top of the injury list, and especially hamstrings. This is not a coinsidance and whilst I don’t like looking for someone to blame all the time being a man of reason and logic, there is someone at fault here, it’s either the surface at Benton, the way the lads are coached, the physios.. But someone has to tossed out and replaced, or this curse of injuries will live on indefinitely.

    Now if we consider for a moment the players we all agree will leave this summer are;
    Colo £6m
    Obertan £4m
    Gosling £2m
    Willo £2m
    Simpson free
    Harper free

    and if by some miracle we could get £10m for the liability that is Tiote, since he joined the premier league he is 7 yellow cards ahead of his nearest competitor, and that is the only chart he’s top of.

    But even without tiote going, that’s £14m in not including what we will get for certain fringe players not deemed up to standard.

    Now consider what we need to bring in and who they should be; (my in’s goes like this)

    Douglas free
    Sakho £7m
    Puncheon free (not the best, but when the injuries hit mid season, we’ll be glad of him)
    Windjelum £6m (Dutch ronaldinho, year on year improvement, he’s ready, and has been scouted by Sir Carr)
    Alan Ruiz (part of exchange with San Lorenzo for Colo Argentina u 20’s star, valued by his club at £1.6m, i think he has potential, and is continuously hacked down in his league, while many south americans fail in england, he is very much a premier league player)
    PEA £10m
    Remy £4m
    And if by some miracle we could attract Honda who is free this summer then him too.

    That all amounts to a grand total of £27 million.
    Now take away the £14 million we took in, it’s a net spend of £13m, or even better if some lunatic buys Tiote, its a net spend of £3m!!

    Then all we need is Solskjaer and I seriously think a great era would begin.

    Krul
    Debuchy Sakho Yanga Mbiwa Santon
    Sissoko Cabaye
    Remy Benny PEA
    Cisse

    The width being provided by Debuchy and Santon, Remy and PEA are more Right and Left Forwards, not so much wingers as players given a role of finding those pockets of space, and exploiting them, Whether they find 10 yards on the touchline, or between the midfield four and backline, constantly dragging players out of position, they would be a nightmare to play against, Sissoko tidying up, Cabaye spraying the ball about, dictating games like he was born to do. Anita can come into midfield and tie everything up. That centre back pairing would be the most beautiful and modern in the premier league, hands down. and whilst Sakho has a lot to learn.. he has a lot of potential.

    Just imagine what a forward thinking, positive attack minded manager would do with that eleven?
    And what makes it all the more exciting is that we have all but three of the players in that eleven. And more still,
    one is our top target this summer (PEA), one is earmarked as Colocini’s replacement (Sakho) and we will almost certainly go back in or Remy should QPR in all probability say bye bye to the premier league. So it is all so, so possible. The future could be so bright for this club.

    I started writing, waiting on a movie to load in another tab. Got a bit carried away, but if anyone read this all (doubt it) thanks for reading, would love your opinion. Sound.

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  • Jackel001

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #15

    I agree he hasn’t been on the best of form but with the squad we had he didn’t really have a choice. Now with the squad being bigger maybe he shouldn’t be playing no. And luck? For the whole 9 month of the football season? Come on ffs haha

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  • leeb1982

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #16

    @12 snap we win i dont care. but how can any1 come on here and say we have played well once this season…………………

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  • Jackel001

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #17

    NPS

    Longest post that I have seen haha but makes a lot of sense, well played fella!

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  • leeb1982

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #18

    no plain saylor to be honest i couldnt be arsed to read all your post but i read enough…………. any1 who wants pardew please leave comments as why pardew should be boss but pleeeeeeeaaaaasssseeee no more injuries

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  • Jackel001

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #19

    Ohh and if the transfers you have envisaged do actually happen in and out then I’ll run down northumberland street in the nip!

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  • JackButler

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #20

    West Brom is easily the biggest game of our season where three points could save us from the drop. Liverpool will be a lottery as they are so inconsistent we could win 3-0 or lose 0-3, while two trips to the capitol have me really, really worried as we never do well down there and the Gunners at home for the last game can go one of two ways, either they have already secured their final finishing place so they can play with the freedom of having no pressure or they need the three points and will fight like hell.
    If we lose Saturday I fear the worst for us

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  • leeb1982

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #21

    for me the problems lies in the fact that weve chopped n changed managers willy nilly. but now we are at a point where he has to go………… not ideal but what do we do……… under pardew i dont want to look

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  • Novocastrian66

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #22

    Saylor. Agree with most of what your saying except about Liverpool playing attractive football. They play kick and rush. Your transfer speculation is a little optimistic but only a little.
    What film you watching?

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  • AMEOBI

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #23

    Pardew is a fantastic manager, players aren’t playing well enough.. That’s problem!

    NPS, whoever reads all of that I’ll give them a tener each

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  • leeb1982

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #24

    F@ck off ameobi ………. put his managerial record before me……….. then i might reconsider…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… but i doubt it

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  • beefman13

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #25

    no plain saylor, on nufc official twitter page it says that we had not scored from a corner in 277 games and that was october 2011, it is one of the most incredible facts I have read for a long time, it must be way over 400 games now, the bookies would not offer you odds if you said what is the chance of not scoring from a corner in 400 games, I think stoke have scored from 14 this season.

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  • JackButler

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #26

    @AMEOBI

    and who is responsible for getting the best out of our players???

    He’s such a fantastic manager he’s taken technically gifted players and turned them into workhorses and nothing else

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  • leeb1982

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #27

    butler———————- exactly why cant people see if we a reaaaaaaal manager with reaaaaal philoshisies we would be soooooooooo much better. so you take away injuries……………………………….. what is parwhos excuse????????????????????????????

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #28

    Haha got a wee bit carried away, but feckit why talk about Jonas being poor today, transfers tomorrow, Pardew the next.. there it is all my thoughts, might not comment again for months like, all this hibernating craic ha. Loadin up Prometheus, havent seen it yet, not my usual cuppa tea but probably worth a gander 🙂

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #29

    haha yeah got a bit carried away there, but rather than talk about Jonas being crap today, injuries tommorow, and Pardew the next. There it is, my thoughts on everything, I know noone asked but still 🙂 I’ll probably not post again for a while, all this hibernating craic. Novo im loading up Prometheus not my usual cuppa tea, but havent seen it yet so thought i’d give it a gander.
    Beefman – i remember seeing a comment in early december saying he put a tenner on us not to score a corner this season, I really want that user to come forward and take a bow. And share his millions with the blog 🙂

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  • leeb1982

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #30

    You win – you lose
    It’s a chance you have to take with love
    Oh yeah – I fell in love
    And now you say it’s over and I’m falling apart

    It’s a hard life
    To be true lovers together
    To love and live forever in each others hearts
    It’s a long hard fight
    To learn to care for each other
    To trust in one another right from the start
    When you’re in love

    I try and mend the broken pieces
    I try to fight back the tears
    They say it’s just a state of mind
    But it happens to everyone

    How it hurts – deep inside
    When your love has cut you down to size
    Life is tough – on your own
    Now I’m waiting for something to fall from the skies
    And I’m waiting for love

    Yes it’s a hard life
    Two lovers together
    To love and live forever in each others hearts
    It’s a long hard fight
    To learn to care for each other
    To trust in one another – right from the start
    When you’re in love

    Yes it’s a hard life
    In a world that’s filled with sorrow
    There are people searching for love in ev’ry way
    It’s a long hard fight
    But I’ll always live for tomorrow
    I’ll look back on myself and say I did it for love
    Yes I did it for love – for love – oh I did it for love

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  • leeb1982

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #31

    this is the most apt song i can think of

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  • manxpie

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #32

    can i ask all the pardew haters 1 question?
    please pick your best team if everyone was available for this whole season?
    so go on pick your best team that would take this and the euro’s apart?
    this goes to the catchy’s,rotunda’s etc and it seems unfortunately ruddy n transfer?

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  • leeb1982

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #33

    love the song but it really does explain me n the toon……………………………… NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC

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  • leeb1982

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #34

    krul colo mbiwa debuchy haidara anita perch cabaye marveaux arfa gouff

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  • leeb1982

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #35

    too much love will kill us

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  • leeb1982

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #36

    PLAY THE GAME

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  • leeb1982

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #37

    ooooooh down beside your light

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  • leeb1982

    Apr 19, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #38

    dont stop me now im having such a good time

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 19, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #39

    manxpie @31 – I don’t think it is just down to who is/was available at a particular time -tactics of the club have come into question and how the players are used/instructed. We just don’t seem to play like a team – it seems to me that for only short portions of the game we look organised then we just seem to fall to pieces and into panic mode. Something is just not right.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 19, 2013 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #40

    NPS @14 – good effort in your post. I’m not sure about Solsjkaer as manager though perhaps he needs a few more years learning the job. Would love Laudrup -but there is no way he is coming here.
    I would love Remy and PEA -top players. On your out players I do not think anyone would pay £4 million for Obertan.
    Clearly we have problems at the club -I expect half a team of new players in the summer. Ashley does have the ability to surprise us all. The basics of the club seem ok it’s just the footballing side that needs sorting out.

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