It's all for the love of the job for Redknapp

VOLUNTARY WORK: Harry Redknapp

VOLUNTARY WORK: Harry Redknapp

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PAOLO Di Canio has questioned those who have suggested it is easy for Harry Redknapp to work for free at Bournemouth, stressing that his former manager’s offer to help out at Dean Court is testament to his love for both the game and his old club.

Redknapp assumed an advisory role to Bournemouth boss Paul Groves earlier this month and is set for a reunion with Di Canio at the County Ground this weekend.

The Italian was signed by the 65-year-old for West Ham back in 1999 and the two have gone on to become close friends over the years.

Di Canio evidently holds Redknapp in high regard and he scoffed at intimations that the ex-Tottenham chief was simply filling spare time by reporting for duty on the south coast.

“That shows straight away that he loves to be involved anyway and probably he did that for the friendships he’s got there because otherwise it is strange that a manager him has to work,” he told the Advertiser.

“When you work in this way it is serious, it is not something just to be involved by telephone.

“That proves what kind of person he is. Obviously he’s a rich man and everyone can say it is easy for him to be involved for nothing but it’s not easy because why (would he do it)?

“Even if he is a rich man he wants to do this for passion and help a club in League One and I have big respect for him.”

Di Canio believes that Redknapp has plenty of offer Bournemouth, most notably a wealth of experience of dealing with footballers on a man-to-man basis.

“It’s obvious that he can help,” he said. “The manager is the most important man because he’s got the players in front of him every day, he knows the players more than Redknapp.

“But for Redknapp, with his experience, it took an instant or maybe two training sessions to know the character of the players and perhaps give some advice to the manager.

“That is not something wrong if it happened. For sure he is going to be involved but not in the main decisions of the starting XI.

“But he is an extra help for the manager, perhaps something more when it is not clear for him. He can be an extra help for Bournemouth, I hope not for Saturday but after Saturday maybe they can start to work better together.”

The two have not talked in the build-up to this weekend’s game but Di Canio is looking forward to sharing a glass of wine with his old boss post-match on Saturday.

However, Swindon’s maverick Italian is predicting Redknapp’s plonk may not taste all that sweet.

“I haven’t had the chance to speak to him,” he said. “To be honest I don’t want to before the game because he’s an old fox and you never know, maybe one message he can send.

“Maybe he will say ‘Paolo, we changed three or four players’ and maybe it’s not true. No, I won’t fall in that trap.

“Maybe I will have and old reunion if he comes and then after the game I will offer him a good red wine which we will enjoy, but after we have got three points.

“He likes a good life, he appreciates Italian wines, French wines but at the end I will offer it to him so he can have a bitter taste after he loses the game.”

Swindon are at full strength for the clash but Bournemouth are set to be without Shaun MacDonald because of a calf injury.

Simon Francis, Harry Arter and Lee Barnard are struggling with knee knocks, while Marc Pugh and Richard Hughes could miss out through thigh problems.

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6:29am Fri 21 Sep 12

smirg kcab says...

Old arry will be named manager after we destroy them.
Onwards and upwards
Old arry will be named manager after we destroy them. Onwards and upwards smirg kcab
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6:44am Fri 21 Sep 12

London Red says...

Said the same thing on Mitchell thread - if that is the case glad we are getting them out the way now as they are bound to improve under Arry
Said the same thing on Mitchell thread - if that is the case glad we are getting them out the way now as they are bound to improve under Arry London Red
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8:09am Fri 21 Sep 12

avo says...

At the end of the day Redknapp was sacked after failing to achieve a champions league place with Spurs last season, something that looked about as likely to happen, as the pox ever getting out of league 2, when Spurs had 10 games left.
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The guy is not a success gaurantee, and if he were to take over the reins at Bournemuff, there's nothing to say that they'd improve?
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One thing that will alter the course of their season more likely, will be if and when they have a full squad to choose from at least. A luxury we have currently.
At the end of the day Redknapp was sacked after failing to achieve a champions league place with Spurs last season, something that looked about as likely to happen, as the pox ever getting out of league 2, when Spurs had 10 games left. . The guy is not a success gaurantee, and if he were to take over the reins at Bournemuff, there's nothing to say that they'd improve? . One thing that will alter the course of their season more likely, will be if and when they have a full squad to choose from at least. A luxury we have currently. avo
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8:30am Fri 21 Sep 12

London Red says...

Where we're Spurs when Arry took over again - was it the relegation zone heading into the Championship?
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I think success is the only word to describe his spell Spurs
Where we're Spurs when Arry took over again - was it the relegation zone heading into the Championship? . I think success is the only word to describe his spell Spurs London Red
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9:00am Fri 21 Sep 12

Rebel_phish says...

Hope Paolo gets his team selection right and I hope the lads bring their A game onto the pitch, ala Stoke, Brighton and Pompey -- but remember its a 95+ minute game -- Paolo soooo wants this one.

If all goes to plan, it could be another oportunity to say "I was there when ...."
Hope Paolo gets his team selection right and I hope the lads bring their A game onto the pitch, ala Stoke, Brighton and Pompey -- but remember its a 95+ minute game -- Paolo soooo wants this one. If all goes to plan, it could be another oportunity to say "I was there when ...." Rebel_phish
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9:12am Fri 21 Sep 12

Malkym says...

avo wrote:
At the end of the day Redknapp was sacked after failing to achieve a champions league place with Spurs last season, something that looked about as likely to happen, as the pox ever getting out of league 2, when Spurs had 10 games left. . The guy is not a success gaurantee, and if he were to take over the reins at Bournemuff, there's nothing to say that they'd improve? . One thing that will alter the course of their season more likely, will be if and when they have a full squad to choose from at least. A luxury we have currently.
Oh so his sacking was not because he didn't know how to use a mobile phone then:)
[quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: At the end of the day Redknapp was sacked after failing to achieve a champions league place with Spurs last season, something that looked about as likely to happen, as the pox ever getting out of league 2, when Spurs had 10 games left. . The guy is not a success gaurantee, and if he were to take over the reins at Bournemuff, there's nothing to say that they'd improve? . One thing that will alter the course of their season more likely, will be if and when they have a full squad to choose from at least. A luxury we have currently.[/p][/quote]Oh so his sacking was not because he didn't know how to use a mobile phone then:) Malkym
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9:42am Fri 21 Sep 12

Cricklade Reds says...

This from a con artist, we're did he leave West Ham, Portsmouth twice and Southampton. On the edge of going under. Spurs was hoping that England would do them a favour and take them off there hands. He signed loads of players then took a cut for doing so, then sold them then took another cut.
This from a con artist, we're did he leave West Ham, Portsmouth twice and Southampton. On the edge of going under. Spurs was hoping that England would do them a favour and take them off there hands. He signed loads of players then took a cut for doing so, then sold them then took another cut. Cricklade Reds
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9:43am Fri 21 Sep 12

Cricklade Reds says...

However he as the richest dog in football.
However he as the richest dog in football. Cricklade Reds
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10:16am Fri 21 Sep 12

pdc does wot he wants says...

avo wrote:
At the end of the day Redknapp was sacked after failing to achieve a champions league place with Spurs last season, something that looked about as likely to happen, as the pox ever getting out of league 2, when Spurs had 10 games left. . The guy is not a success gaurantee, and if he were to take over the reins at Bournemuff, there's nothing to say that they'd improve? . One thing that will alter the course of their season more likely, will be if and when they have a full squad to choose from at least. A luxury we have currently.
remember spurs did finnish in top top 4 it was only chelsea's champions league win why there not in the it and he won the fa cup with portsmouth. i think he would do well with bournmouths money lets hope he doesnt get the job..
[quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: At the end of the day Redknapp was sacked after failing to achieve a champions league place with Spurs last season, something that looked about as likely to happen, as the pox ever getting out of league 2, when Spurs had 10 games left. . The guy is not a success gaurantee, and if he were to take over the reins at Bournemuff, there's nothing to say that they'd improve? . One thing that will alter the course of their season more likely, will be if and when they have a full squad to choose from at least. A luxury we have currently.[/p][/quote]remember spurs did finnish in top top 4 it was only chelsea's champions league win why there not in the it and he won the fa cup with portsmouth. i think he would do well with bournmouths money lets hope he doesnt get the job.. pdc does wot he wants
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10:22am Fri 21 Sep 12

avo says...

London Red wrote:
Where we're Spurs when Arry took over again - was it the relegation zone heading into the Championship? . I think success is the only word to describe his spell Spurs
Sorry - you're wrong! 2nd in the table and a country mile ahead of the competition with 10 games to go, with the players he had at his disposal, failing to get into the champions league from that position was unforgivable for the fans and the board. Try asking around, there must be loads of them on your patch lol..
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Where we're Spurs when Arry took over again - was it the relegation zone heading into the Championship? . I think success is the only word to describe his spell Spurs[/p][/quote]Sorry - you're wrong! 2nd in the table and a country mile ahead of the competition with 10 games to go, with the players he had at his disposal, failing to get into the champions league from that position was unforgivable for the fans and the board. Try asking around, there must be loads of them on your patch lol.. avo
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10:24am Fri 21 Sep 12

avo says...

Oh and as for 'where were they when he took over' yeah, you're right about that, but where were they the season before last, and how should they have progressed last season?
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Champions league was the target, he failed. End of.
Oh and as for 'where were they when he took over' yeah, you're right about that, but where were they the season before last, and how should they have progressed last season? . Champions league was the target, he failed. End of. avo
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10:27am Fri 21 Sep 12

avo says...

Malkym wrote:
avo wrote: At the end of the day Redknapp was sacked after failing to achieve a champions league place with Spurs last season, something that looked about as likely to happen, as the pox ever getting out of league 2, when Spurs had 10 games left. . The guy is not a success gaurantee, and if he were to take over the reins at Bournemuff, there's nothing to say that they'd improve? . One thing that will alter the course of their season more likely, will be if and when they have a full squad to choose from at least. A luxury we have currently.
Oh so his sacking was not because he didn't know how to use a mobile phone then:)
LOL a distraction perhaps!! Whatever the reason he failed.
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I like redknapp by the way, before I start getting slated hehe, I just don't subscribe to the wildly specualtive comments being banded about by our ever present clairevouyant claiming that his introduction to management at Bournemuff will breed instant improvement. There are a number of reasons why he could just as easily fail there, to comment that he will bring them improvement is just silly lol.
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: At the end of the day Redknapp was sacked after failing to achieve a champions league place with Spurs last season, something that looked about as likely to happen, as the pox ever getting out of league 2, when Spurs had 10 games left. . The guy is not a success gaurantee, and if he were to take over the reins at Bournemuff, there's nothing to say that they'd improve? . One thing that will alter the course of their season more likely, will be if and when they have a full squad to choose from at least. A luxury we have currently.[/p][/quote]Oh so his sacking was not because he didn't know how to use a mobile phone then:)[/p][/quote]LOL a distraction perhaps!! Whatever the reason he failed. . I like redknapp by the way, before I start getting slated hehe, I just don't subscribe to the wildly specualtive comments being banded about by our ever present clairevouyant claiming that his introduction to management at Bournemuff will breed instant improvement. There are a number of reasons why he could just as easily fail there, to comment that he will bring them improvement is just silly lol. avo
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10:31am Fri 21 Sep 12

avo says...

pdc does wot he wants wrote:
avo wrote: At the end of the day Redknapp was sacked after failing to achieve a champions league place with Spurs last season, something that looked about as likely to happen, as the pox ever getting out of league 2, when Spurs had 10 games left. . The guy is not a success gaurantee, and if he were to take over the reins at Bournemuff, there's nothing to say that they'd improve? . One thing that will alter the course of their season more likely, will be if and when they have a full squad to choose from at least. A luxury we have currently.
remember spurs did finnish in top top 4 it was only chelsea's champions league win why there not in the it and he won the fa cup with portsmouth. i think he would do well with bournmouths money lets hope he doesnt get the job..
I see what youre saying, which is a bit like saying that if it wasn't for the scousers, the pox would have got into europe lol...
[quote][p][bold]pdc does wot he wants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: At the end of the day Redknapp was sacked after failing to achieve a champions league place with Spurs last season, something that looked about as likely to happen, as the pox ever getting out of league 2, when Spurs had 10 games left. . The guy is not a success gaurantee, and if he were to take over the reins at Bournemuff, there's nothing to say that they'd improve? . One thing that will alter the course of their season more likely, will be if and when they have a full squad to choose from at least. A luxury we have currently.[/p][/quote]remember spurs did finnish in top top 4 it was only chelsea's champions league win why there not in the it and he won the fa cup with portsmouth. i think he would do well with bournmouths money lets hope he doesnt get the job..[/p][/quote]I see what youre saying, which is a bit like saying that if it wasn't for the scousers, the pox would have got into europe lol... avo
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11:12am Fri 21 Sep 12

Oi Den! says...

Dear old Arry. Bournemouth could put him to good use in the kitchen. He'd make a great frying pan.
Dear old Arry. Bournemouth could put him to good use in the kitchen. He'd make a great frying pan. Oi Den!
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12:29pm Fri 21 Sep 12

hertz says...

Always look on the bright side , a nice very light hearted report from Paolo who knows the old fox all too well , a nice glass of wine after we pick up the points won't do Paolo any harm , Harry still has all the contacts if you happen to have the wedge in the ole sky rocket
COYR Hey I see the Merlin is flying a STFC flag , nice one ,
Always look on the bright side , a nice very light hearted report from Paolo who knows the old fox all too well , a nice glass of wine after we pick up the points won't do Paolo any harm , Harry still has all the contacts if you happen to have the wedge in the ole sky rocket COYR Hey I see the Merlin is flying a STFC flag , nice one , hertz
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1:13pm Fri 21 Sep 12

clunge_meister says...

avo wrote:
pdc does wot he wants wrote:
avo wrote: At the end of the day Redknapp was sacked after failing to achieve a champions league place with Spurs last season, something that looked about as likely to happen, as the pox ever getting out of league 2, when Spurs had 10 games left. . The guy is not a success gaurantee, and if he were to take over the reins at Bournemuff, there's nothing to say that they'd improve? . One thing that will alter the course of their season more likely, will be if and when they have a full squad to choose from at least. A luxury we have currently.
remember spurs did finnish in top top 4 it was only chelsea's champions league win why there not in the it and he won the fa cup with portsmouth. i think he would do well with bournmouths money lets hope he doesnt get the job..
I see what youre saying, which is a bit like saying that if it wasn't for the scousers, the pox would have got into europe lol...
Is this suddenly a Spurs forum? - I really don't care where they finished or who beat who in the champions league.

As a neutral I like Harry, his brand of football is exciting and his teams always entertain, but can't see him becoming Bournemouth's boss anytime soon, he'll be back in the prem by xmas.
[quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pdc does wot he wants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: At the end of the day Redknapp was sacked after failing to achieve a champions league place with Spurs last season, something that looked about as likely to happen, as the pox ever getting out of league 2, when Spurs had 10 games left. . The guy is not a success gaurantee, and if he were to take over the reins at Bournemuff, there's nothing to say that they'd improve? . One thing that will alter the course of their season more likely, will be if and when they have a full squad to choose from at least. A luxury we have currently.[/p][/quote]remember spurs did finnish in top top 4 it was only chelsea's champions league win why there not in the it and he won the fa cup with portsmouth. i think he would do well with bournmouths money lets hope he doesnt get the job..[/p][/quote]I see what youre saying, which is a bit like saying that if it wasn't for the scousers, the pox would have got into europe lol...[/p][/quote]Is this suddenly a Spurs forum? - I really don't care where they finished or who beat who in the champions league. As a neutral I like Harry, his brand of football is exciting and his teams always entertain, but can't see him becoming Bournemouth's boss anytime soon, he'll be back in the prem by xmas. clunge_meister
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1:35pm Fri 21 Sep 12

RamsburyRed says...

London Red wrote:
Said the same thing on Mitchell thread - if that is the case glad we are getting them out the way now as they are bound to improve under Arry
Could be setting myself up here, but I don't think there's any way in a million years he'll go back to manage them.
*
There will soon be some more enticing jobs around.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Said the same thing on Mitchell thread - if that is the case glad we are getting them out the way now as they are bound to improve under Arry[/p][/quote]Could be setting myself up here, but I don't think there's any way in a million years he'll go back to manage them. * There will soon be some more enticing jobs around. RamsburyRed
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2:47pm Fri 21 Sep 12

Malkym says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Dear old Arry. Bournemouth could put him to good use in the kitchen. He'd make a great frying pan.
yeah strange how I heard that allegedly!!! he had Lou's favourite bookie's number on his mobile to whack a ton on here and there when his trainer gave him the nod that one of his nags had a chance of winning!! so that's two numbers he knew how to ring - never heard of a jury acquitting anybody before -or since because they couldn't use a mobile!! lol!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Dear old Arry. Bournemouth could put him to good use in the kitchen. He'd make a great frying pan.[/p][/quote]yeah strange how I heard that allegedly!!! he had Lou's favourite bookie's number on his mobile to whack a ton on here and there when his trainer gave him the nod that one of his nags had a chance of winning!! so that's two numbers he knew how to ring - never heard of a jury acquitting anybody before -or since because they couldn't use a mobile!! lol! Malkym
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3:06pm Fri 21 Sep 12

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

My view is that Harry Redknapp is one of the very best managers in the Football World.
As well as that I seem to remember that Harry personally funded the cost of a poor old donkey to be transported to England from Spain or somewhere following horrendous cruelty to the stricken animal.
In my book, that makes Harry a top man.
My view is that Harry Redknapp is one of the very best managers in the Football World. As well as that I seem to remember that Harry personally funded the cost of a poor old donkey to be transported to England from Spain or somewhere following horrendous cruelty to the stricken animal. In my book, that makes Harry a top man. Old-Stager, Hilperton
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4:25pm Fri 21 Sep 12

hertz says...

We have'nt got any Spanish Donkeys in our squad have we ? Wonder who he sold it to :0)
We have'nt got any Spanish Donkeys in our squad have we ? Wonder who he sold it to :0) hertz
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5:49pm Fri 21 Sep 12

BillyLucas4me says...

London Red says...
8:30am Fri 21 Sep 12

"Where we're Spurs when Arry took over again -

we're (we are) not sure where they were, but Harry's changes of Clubs were money-orientated surely.
London Red says... 8:30am Fri 21 Sep 12 "Where we're Spurs when Arry took over again - we're (we are) not sure where they were, but Harry's changes of Clubs were money-orientated surely. BillyLucas4me
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8:30pm Fri 21 Sep 12

avo says...

clunge_meister wrote:
avo wrote:
pdc does wot he wants wrote:
avo wrote: At the end of the day Redknapp was sacked after failing to achieve a champions league place with Spurs last season, something that looked about as likely to happen, as the pox ever getting out of league 2, when Spurs had 10 games left. . The guy is not a success gaurantee, and if he were to take over the reins at Bournemuff, there's nothing to say that they'd improve? . One thing that will alter the course of their season more likely, will be if and when they have a full squad to choose from at least. A luxury we have currently.
remember spurs did finnish in top top 4 it was only chelsea's champions league win why there not in the it and he won the fa cup with portsmouth. i think he would do well with bournmouths money lets hope he doesnt get the job..
I see what youre saying, which is a bit like saying that if it wasn't for the scousers, the pox would have got into europe lol...
Is this suddenly a Spurs forum? - I really don't care where they finished or who beat who in the champions league. As a neutral I like Harry, his brand of football is exciting and his teams always entertain, but can't see him becoming Bournemouth's boss anytime soon, he'll be back in the prem by xmas.
Why comment then ffs
[quote][p][bold]clunge_meister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pdc does wot he wants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: At the end of the day Redknapp was sacked after failing to achieve a champions league place with Spurs last season, something that looked about as likely to happen, as the pox ever getting out of league 2, when Spurs had 10 games left. . The guy is not a success gaurantee, and if he were to take over the reins at Bournemuff, there's nothing to say that they'd improve? . One thing that will alter the course of their season more likely, will be if and when they have a full squad to choose from at least. A luxury we have currently.[/p][/quote]remember spurs did finnish in top top 4 it was only chelsea's champions league win why there not in the it and he won the fa cup with portsmouth. i think he would do well with bournmouths money lets hope he doesnt get the job..[/p][/quote]I see what youre saying, which is a bit like saying that if it wasn't for the scousers, the pox would have got into europe lol...[/p][/quote]Is this suddenly a Spurs forum? - I really don't care where they finished or who beat who in the champions league. As a neutral I like Harry, his brand of football is exciting and his teams always entertain, but can't see him becoming Bournemouth's boss anytime soon, he'll be back in the prem by xmas.[/p][/quote]Why comment then ffs avo
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9:16pm Fri 21 Sep 12

Malkym says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
My view is that Harry Redknapp is one of the very best managers in the Football World. As well as that I seem to remember that Harry personally funded the cost of a poor old donkey to be transported to England from Spain or somewhere following horrendous cruelty to the stricken animal. In my book, that makes Harry a top man.
Even if in Footie terms -he's as bent as a corkscrew- allegedly?
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: My view is that Harry Redknapp is one of the very best managers in the Football World. As well as that I seem to remember that Harry personally funded the cost of a poor old donkey to be transported to England from Spain or somewhere following horrendous cruelty to the stricken animal. In my book, that makes Harry a top man.[/p][/quote]Even if in Footie terms -he's as bent as a corkscrew- allegedly? Malkym
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