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mk
Two years ago

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Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

Brad Robbins set to retire!!!

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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:54 10 Dec 12

Reply #391584

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Why did he try and become a badass with the hair, tattoos and accessories this year?


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:33 10 Dec 12

Reply #391587

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

Cats can now keep Duigan he leave straight away.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:33 10 Dec 12

Reply #391588

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

He looks like he's lost a step. He's annoying as hell but have to respect a player like him.


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mk
Two years ago
22:23 10 Dec 12

Reply #391599

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

Who can they replace him with?? Is bruswell an aussie yet??? What is his players points if he isnt an import? Who is out there that can fit in and play the way perth play?


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Nike Al
Two years ago
22:54 10 Dec 12

Reply #391606

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

I think the cats are just under the points so hopefully they will be able to keep Duigan


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Anonymous
Two years ago
22:58 10 Dec 12

Reply #391607

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

Dugan will be 7 or 8 as he is a new import and under 25 years old so they could keep him.


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Isaac
Two years ago
23:12 10 Dec 12

Reply #391611

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

Retiring for personal reasons, immediately.


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Dunkin' Dan
Two years ago
23:21 10 Dec 12

Reply #391620

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

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MACDUB
Two years ago
23:39 10 Dec 12

Reply #391625

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

Didn't realise he was 27.

Assumed he was over 30.

Crazy to think he has played 213 games for Perth.

Imagine if he played another 7 or so years with them..


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The Situation
Two years ago
00:05 11 Dec 12

Reply #391627

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

Looks like Clint Dogg found this site....

Nick Marvin needs to see if Massingale can be rerated to an 8 and snap him up. In your face, Marty!!


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KingJames
Two years ago
00:50 11 Dec 12

Reply #391628

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

At least he can go out after a great win.


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eli1
Two years ago
01:00 11 Dec 12

Reply #391629

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

i remember when he was a good 'fair' player with Dandenong rangers. cant say the same for redhage though, he came fro NW Tasmania Thunder and has always been 'bad ass'.

Good luck to him if he retires


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Thomo
Two years ago
01:31 11 Dec 12

Reply #391631

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

Duigan would have to be a 10


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D@B
Two years ago
05:58 11 Dec 12

Reply #391633

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

A bit like that other knob from Perth (Redhage), have absolutely hated this guy at times, mostly cos for the last 5 years the sixers havent had a guard who could breakdown his defense.

Best of luck to him in all seriousness


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Ando
Two years ago
06:50 11 Dec 12

Reply #391635

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

Is that why the rest of the team let him run out onto the court by himself when the Birdy dance song came on before the game last Sunday? That was pretty funny stuff from the team.


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Cera77
Two years ago
08:21 11 Dec 12

Reply #391642

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

He is going to become a male model.


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fstos
Two years ago
08:28 11 Dec 12

Reply #391645

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

I think this thread just set the record for highest percentage of misspelled import names.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
08:33 11 Dec 12

Reply #391646

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

U the english teacher? U no what ppl are trying to say! Why be an arse, we all are not perfect! Il go to the spelling-bee if i was gd!


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Camel 31
Two years ago
08:34 11 Dec 12

Reply #391647

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

Despite his impact in Australia , a Dunigan cain't get in.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
09:05 11 Dec 12

Reply #391650

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

Best if luck Brad,

hope the personal reasons are not anything too bad and you and your family get through it all ok.


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PlaymakerMo
Two years ago
09:28 11 Dec 12

Reply #391651

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

"While Robbins' retirement will give the Wildcats breathing room on their player points list, it will not be enough to find a permanent slot for injury-replacement centre Michael Dunigan.

Dunigan was signed by Perth to replace the injured Matt Knight and was rated a 10-point player."


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Camel 31
Two years ago
09:33 11 Dec 12

Reply #391652

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

One (1) playerpoint over . Still , some are big fans of Chuck Harmlessone . I'm a bit of a Dunigan fan.
Each to his own.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
10:01 11 Dec 12

Reply #391653

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

i Suppose Perth could try to get either Dunnigan or Trueman downgraded a point,

or i guess they could swap Trueman out for a player cheaper on the points if they are keen to keep Dunnigan.

There are ways if they want to keep Dunnigan or they could sign a 9 point player, there are quite a few imports rated 9 or less from memory.


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Hawkeye
Two years ago
10:16 11 Dec 12

Reply #391658

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

need to fit knight back in


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Isaac
Two years ago
10:21 11 Dec 12

Reply #391661

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

They're the top team. The NBL should not be looking to make concessions so they can replace a bench guard with a new (decent) import.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
10:31 11 Dec 12

Reply #391663

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

Cut Ben Purser who is 1 point


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Anonymous
Two years ago
10:32 11 Dec 12

Reply #391664

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

True, so its a choice of keeping Dunnigan and downgrading a bench player for a cheaper points player or replacing Robbins with someone 9 points or less once Knight returns.


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No Deal!!
Two years ago
11:19 11 Dec 12

Reply #391672

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

Is Dunigan really the player they need once Knight is back? Surely they would be looking at another guard to back up Martin/Lisch.


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alexkrad
Two years ago
11:45 11 Dec 12

Reply #391677

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

Just got an email from the club confirming it. Press release out soon I guess.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
11:55 11 Dec 12

Reply #391678

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

Looks like it's true and the foul reported it earlier


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Anonymous
Two years ago
12:05 11 Dec 12

Reply #391679

re: Rumour: Brad Robbins to retire?

And the league potentially loses out on a seemingly good, entertaining, bums on seats player, because of this stupid points system.

Are we trying to not have this league work?

Imagine if the A-League had a points cap system, no Top line players we are seeing now. And the A-League is kicking our ass at the moment.


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Isaac
Two years ago
12:15 11 Dec 12

Reply #391681

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

The league only loses out if no one else signs him. The idea is that the Cats lose him or have to make adjustments to keep him.

The A-League could have a points cap and still fit in marquee players. The NBL could have LeBron, Bogut, etc play for 10 points. The points cap doesn't stop that.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
12:26 11 Dec 12

Reply #391685

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

Could be a big loss for the Wildcats with Martin looking way less than 100%.

Robbins retirement would explain why the Wildcats started him versus Adelaide.

Love him or hate him, the league needs characters like him to spice things up every now and then.

Who are the now Perth fans going to hate on now?


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Isaac
Two years ago
12:39 11 Dec 12

Reply #391689

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

'685 - still Redhage, plus a bit of Wagstaff. Can't dislike Lisch and Martin at all.

Sad to see someone leave in their prime but if you've had enough of the game, there's no point forcing it.


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KingJames
Two years ago
13:03 11 Dec 12

Reply #391695

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

If Perth can't keep Dunnigan, then they should look at getting CJ. Another scorer and someone that can hit the 3 would be perfect for them.


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Cera77
Two years ago
13:08 11 Dec 12

Reply #391696

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

Reality is, Robbins wasn't a great player and the Wildcats can now sign a better guard and become a better team, they have a great chance this year to win another championship.
Robbins averages 5.4pts, 2.3rbs, 2.1ass.


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The Situation
Two years ago
13:09 11 Dec 12

Reply #391698

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

Not a great player but he fits their system well, so its not necessarily going to be an automatic upgrade.


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Cera77
Two years ago
13:18 11 Dec 12

Reply #391700

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

The wildcats have plenty of positive experience in picking players/imports, there is no reason they can't find a player to fit their system, and to find a player with better averages than Robbins should not prove difficult at all.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
13:38 11 Dec 12

Reply #391708

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

No date set yet, he could play until they find some 1


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Dunkin' Dan
Two years ago
13:47 11 Dec 12

Reply #391710

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

Finding a player with better averages than Robbo: yeah, shouldn't be a big problem.
Finding a player that is better than Robbo: not such an easy task.


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Isaac
Two years ago
13:53 11 Dec 12

Reply #391713

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

I think the whole idea is that he's retiring immediately. He doesn't want to play any more, not keep playing until it suits the club, AFAIK.

I think he ran out first (and was pranked by his team) in Adelaide for a reason.


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The Situation
Two years ago
14:02 11 Dec 12

Reply #391718

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

So THATS why he retired? Two backfiring pranks in one week!


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Dunkin' Dan
Two years ago
14:06 11 Dec 12

Reply #391720

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

Well thank goodness he chose retirement over suicide


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Anonymous
Two years ago
14:08 11 Dec 12

Reply #391721

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

^^^^^^^^^

LOL


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Dunkin' Dan
Two years ago
14:14 11 Dec 12

Reply #391724

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

"No date set yet, he could play until they find some 1"

Anon, he announced at the press conference that Sunday's 36ers game was his last.


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Camel 31
Two years ago
14:50 11 Dec 12

Reply #391733

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

Players Assn. have a point trying to get rid of playerpoints - restraint - like CJ Massingale might get the gig , but cain't at 10points.
From memory Chuck doesn't wanna change points midseason. Anyways the rule might be gone next season.
Needed under old NBL not with BA .


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KingJames
Two years ago
14:56 11 Dec 12

Reply #391734

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

Whoops I forgot CJ was rated a 10. No chance of CJ there then.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
15:01 11 Dec 12

Reply #391735

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

Why is that say he has to spk to manegment to finalize date's? It's not about the points to keep or to get someone.


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The Situation
Two years ago
15:17 11 Dec 12

Reply #391743

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

CJ should only be an 8. He was so bad that he was mercilessly sacked by the great Marty Clarke mid-season!


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Mick
Two years ago
15:25 11 Dec 12

Reply #391745

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

So why is he retiring?


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Marcus Camby
Two years ago
15:36 11 Dec 12

Reply #391747

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

Although his offence frustrates me, I am sad to see him go (especially @ 27).

When he drives in I cringe because the result is often a shot blocked or a turnover.

When he shoots I look to see where Damien Martin is going to get the rebound.

However it is on Defence (and the hustle) he becomes irreplaceable....the stats will rarely show such qualities.

I am glad in a way as he is still engaged with the club.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
15:37 11 Dec 12

Reply #391750

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

I followed brad all thru his juniors and his nbl he is a real nice guy and I will miss watching him give his all for the game of basketball good luck for the future you will be missed


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Isaac
Two years ago
16:47 11 Dec 12

Reply #391763

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

Mick:

So why is he retiring?
Lost passion for the game.


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Market Rumors
Two years ago
17:02 11 Dec 12

Reply #391769

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

People are saying he had a great career. If Averaging career 4 ppg is great I would love to see what they say to a guy that has a career average of 18 with 4 championships. Sad to see him leave and going to miss his toughness but far from a great NBL career.


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Wildcat Fan
Two years ago
17:10 11 Dec 12

Reply #391770

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

Stats aren't everything. Robbins brought toughness, leadership, passion - and above all else was a very intelligent player, knows the system and is also a mentor for the younger guys. Which is incredible since he's only 27.

These are qualities that cant be replaced by how many points he averaged.

Really going to miss Brad Robbins. Hope he comes back to the NBL later on if he gets his spark back, and hopefully with the Wildcats.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
17:15 11 Dec 12

Reply #391771

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

he was dirty player, i hope he has a shitty life


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Market Rumors
Two years ago
17:22 11 Dec 12

Reply #391772

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

If throwing a ball in someone's face is leadership then call me Larry! I saw him as a dirty player and played tough but that is about it.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
17:26 11 Dec 12

Reply #391773

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

Kind of player that could dish it out but couldn't take it.. When someone would give it back he would arch up at them.

With Redhage at least he doesn't winge and start fights if someone gives it back to him.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
17:30 11 Dec 12

Reply #391774

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

Robbins is kind of emblematic of all that is wrong with australian basktball really - he's the kind of big early blooming kid that makes all the junior rep teams - at the expense of a more creative talented kid - then retains precisely the same skill set he had as a 14 year old. He's the sort of kids who might help a junior team to win games as a part of a pressing defense but was NEVER going to be anything other than MEDIOCRE. The sort of junior that appeals to a - well somoene like bevo for instance. (as for the idea that robbo puts bums on seats - well that's more of a reflection of the kind of people who go to wildcats games these days - the kinds of people who love wearing the same colour as everyone else and mindlessly follow instructions from the half-wit courtside announcer - cashed up bogans the lot of them) btw - on the same topic i hear that dockers draftee max duffy - a creative genius by all accounts - was cut from his junior basketball squad.. its a word that gets bandied about a lot these days but truthfully - oz hoops is a BASKETCASE..


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The Situation
Two years ago
17:37 11 Dec 12

Reply #391776

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

Obvious troll is obvious.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
18:31 11 Dec 12

Reply #391789

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

Robbins looks like he is ready to join the Sons of Anarchy, is that why he is leaving?(just joking)

All the best Brad, hope your personal issues/passion for the game/injuries improve and you can stay involved in the game at some level.


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Isaac
Two years ago
19:38 11 Dec 12

Reply #391798

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

The time he threw the ball at Gruber, a tough personal incident had occurred in his life.

I remember when barely anyone thought he'd make the NBL. I think people were in disbelief when Goorjian named him for a Boomers camp. He did pretty well in the NBL considering. Everyone has their role.


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Libertine
Two years ago
20:09 11 Dec 12

Reply #391802

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

Starter on the U19 gold medal team in 2003. Was starting and playing ABL at 16. Toughest player I ever played against in juniors. Always knew he would make it.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:25 11 Dec 12

Reply #391808

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

CJ points cannot change mid season, he is a 10 so is in exactly the same position as Duigan.
I am sure this is part of the reason the 36ers let him
go.
Who would you sign for 10 points CJ or Duigan?????


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Camel 31
Two years ago
22:30 11 Dec 12

Reply #391810

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

No one would have any violent objections to Perth signing CJ regraded to 9 .
Other than Chuck .
Dunigan is from an NBA team , serious contender for POTW and should be 10 .


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Anonymous
Two years ago
00:31 12 Dec 12

Reply #391815

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

I like Robbins but Anon 774 has a point about big early blooming kids that make all the junior rep teams because the coaches see the players as a reflection of themselves. This at the expense of tall awkward, late maturing kids who actually have a future in basketball.


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Mick
Two years ago
06:44 12 Dec 12

Reply #391822

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

Why would he call it mid-season? Seems strange for a guy who played with so much effort, passion and aggression to not see the season out and maybe even retire with a championship win.


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the chief
Two years ago
08:27 12 Dec 12

Reply #391832

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

Well done Robbo on an NBL career that many thought you would never have.
Is well remembered by the "oldies" at Knox for what your brought to our team in the few years that you played with us.


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Me
Two years ago
23:51 15 Dec 12

Reply #392526

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

Get rid of Truman free up 2 points gives 10. Sign dunigan and Gavin field. Or sign Daniel Dillon to replace Robbins !!!!


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Anonymous
Two years ago
01:20 16 Dec 12

Reply #392542

re: Brad Robbins retires from the NBL

the gutless fool who wishes brad robbins has a shitty life is probably an adelaide 36er supporter. not gonna win a championship this year or next year.


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