Anonymous
Earlier this year

Premier League Imports 2018

Trying to find out who the Premier League imports are for this season. Can abyone fill in the blanks?

Centrals: Ricardo Martin, ?
Eastern: Will Wise, ?
Forestville: Jalen Richard, DJ (restricted)
North: Alex Starling, CJ Reed
Norwood: ?, ? Do they have any?
South: Eian Davis, ?
Southern: CJ Turnage, ?
Sturt: Nate Garth, ?
West: James Legan, ?
Woodville: Everett Osborne, Jonathon Perry

Interested to fill in the blanks & discuss which are the best combos.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Eastern has Jake Rios to partner Will Wise. Southern have Greg Mays.

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!  
Earlier this year

is this the most ever ?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Have any of these guys played elsewhere in Aus before?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Rios plus another import (I don't know anything about him - how good is Wise?) sounds like Eastern will be competitive this year. How were they on the weekend? Rios is a star - could put them back in finals contention.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Legan played QBL previously

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How were his numbers there? Have any others played in state leagues?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Mavs weren't great at the preseason tournament. Got a long way to go

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Apparently West sacked their big import

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I think southern beat eastern by 60 without Rios.
What about the women? Looks like a lot of clubs have gone with 2 as well. Could even up the lower clubs if they get some gems.

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WCSC  
Earlier this year

Results from the weekends tournament here:
http://www.waiksport.com/uploads/7/9/1/9/79192692/roundball_results_2018.pdf

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wow 90-31 is a big win. Low scoring games, were they running clock or something?

I see that Will Wise top scored a few times for Mavs, could be a dark horse for Woollacott.

Were there results from Millicent? How did imports looks?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Top scoring when you lose by 50 probably ain't going to get you votes...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

D'Angelo Russell leading Nets with 15ppg, he aint winning MVP

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Forestville no imports in the women, spent all their money on the men (again)

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I was going off the idea that Rios would make them playoff level competitive.

I heard Mays from Southern previously played at Albury. Does anyone know what he averaged? Is he a big banger?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Reason Forestville didn't resign Rios - not the same player he was. Struggled more last year in a decent team.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

south men also sacked their men's big import, wasn't big enough so replacing him with a guard, WTF

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

'Again' comment re Forestville women neither fair nor accurate.

Even if it was there's a lot to be said for developing your own talent, and anyone who under-estimates the Eagles' women's combo this season does so at their own risk.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Olivia will be brilliant as always. Not sure what 'combo' you’re speaking about. Simons? Be interesting to watch her play against adults

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Would love to take more about the team but we can't discuss under 18s on this site

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Simon  
Earlier this year

Wow those Waikerie results don't paint Mavs in a good picture! I really hope they had 5 or 6 outs to bring into that team?
Rios isn't that good

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

A few forest ville women defecting

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Greg Mays is a monster, he will kill opponents this season.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

In what way? How big is he? What were his numbers in SEABL?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Men's predictions
Southern
Forestville
West
North
Sturt
South
Woodville
Norwood
Centrals
Eastern

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wow how will Norwood be so low? They will be the same team with upgraded imports?

Southern have lost a lot. Do their replacements make up for it?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Money will cover it! Norwood probably spent us much so that won't be 8th!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Nobody will beat Southern! Well coached, great roster and great club culture.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

You didn't see Southern scrimmage last night, did you 726?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

They will be there at seasons end and everyone knows it. Budget, recruitment or junior talent don't dismiss the Tigers.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Everyone said that last year.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

West men going with one import.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Money would want to cover Norwood as they obviously haven't spent it in the coaching ranks! This guy is flat out awful, worst coach in the competition easily

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Forestville drew with Southern with pretty much their youth league team plus their import, Forestville surely favourites

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Forestville
North
West
Norwood
South
Southern
Sturt
Woodville
Centrals
Eastern

South the real danger if they can put some guys around Eian. Talk of Southern near the top but have to be alarm bells if they're drawing to Forestvilles kids with their full team.

North great recruits & Norwood always solid. Sturt off the pace with a couple of kids moving on to college.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Southern will have Johns, Burns, Brine, Turnage and Mays as starters - they will be fine. One trial game shouldn't be analysed so much.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Anon #676515
You have no idea what you are on about

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

A bit of advice to all- dont read into pre-season results to much...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Centrals with a 2nd import coming- word is 6'9

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Anon #676515
You have no idea what you are on about


Explain?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Centrals could be a sleeper if they get a second import with size!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Anon #676515
You have no idea what you are on about


Explain?

I dont need to explain. Just ask yourself 'do I know what I am talking about?'

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

With how close I am to the club I am, I reckon I might know a little bit

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Not much respect for West in the men considering they are the reigning premiers

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Last two predictions have them 3rd? Last season they won it from 4th. Their core is old & an extra year could hurt them plus Oldham was league MVP so no guarantees their new import will be as good.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I think all in all it's going to be a great season starting next weekend. Young talent and fresh imports looking to make their mark.
BSA should put their preview out soon

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

And they just sacked an import

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How many of this years Tigers played in 2016s title team?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The Southern coach might be feeling a little uncomfortable at the moment. Losing the "unlosable" GF in 2017 and now has an even better team. If he loses this year then surely he must be on his way.

As for these 6'9" imports that several clubs have been linked to I am sceptical. If they are truly any good why are they playing in SA. The other possibility is that they were measured in their girlfriend's stilettos and not as big as quoted.

Anyhow all things will start to become clearer in a week's time.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

South women lost a scratch match to under 16 boys

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How was 2017 unloseable after they lost an import just before finals & even with him they weren't top! North were the team to beat all year until finals.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Woodville will be terrible, too many guards. West losing Oldham is huge, he carried them, especially in finals. I'd say North are preseason favourite with CJ a perfect addition to squad, now he just needs to lose 10 kilos. Southern are experienced especially with John's back, but losing Drmic will hurt. Forestville will have ups and downs, centrals may surprise if new import can make impact. Eastern, don't know. Import has mobility of tree but is big. Norwood will be interesting, will veterans listen to coach, bench very thin. South will run and gun, will pull off plenty of upsets.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

221, I guess that is one of the issues. Which ABL team has had the biggest turnover of players each year since 2016 and why is this?

No feel for the game, cannot understand players, no empathy for being an athlete.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

229, I'm not quite sure what you’re getting at if you’re referring to Tigers?

Of their 2016 win Johns, Staude, Dodman, Ellison still remain & valued contributors. Barton, Williams, Peacock, Smyth as far as I know still part of the team(or a least played reserves over summer). And to the best of my knowledge no one has left that program to go to another club.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

West lost an import the week of the GF so Southern losing Jones cancels that out. Ridgeway was more important to West than Jones to Southern.

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Westies forever  
Earlier this year

There was a little bit more to West last year than just Dee Oldham

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

And I think you'll find the import replacing Oldham is more than adequate. Only going with one import will hurt them though.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I don't think anyone is suggesting otherwise. West were 4th last year & the two ladder predictions have them 3rd.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Bryan McGriff is Norwood men's import. Have heard rumours about Tyler Kennedy but nothing confirmed.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Can we please stop with the West only using one import

The new guy corey has signed will be here Tuesday , Tobias dowdell

Tyler Kennedy is confirmed for Norwood , visa pending

Centrals have been talking about a 6"9 centre for 2 months now and still nothing confirmed , players in the dark at the lions

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Dowdell turned down West ages ago.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Links to any articles re McGriff?

Have read some interesting articles about Norths new import.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Ha, #267. So you're knowledge about Dowdell is wrong and the Centrals import arrives next week. Only thing you got right is Kennedy, you're an ace reporter.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How many imports will suit up in round 1??

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Corey wouldn't of sacked an import without a backup plan

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Who are West & Centrals imports then?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Info on Dowdell is correct

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Centrals - Keith

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

#284 please post an oppology when dowdell arrives this week to play for west

Kind regards

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Oppology"

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TNT  
Earlier this year

Is Laura Hodges going to play for the Eagles?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Why would she?!?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Players haven't heard anything about it so it’s doubtful

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Reed & Starling clearly the best restricted duo. Which other teams are up there for restricted combos?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Have you seen Reed yet , clearly not been playing much since he left Australia last , not in game shape, it's a shape but not basketball shape, so NO they are not the best restricted combo

Is say the tigers have best restricted combo going off reserves and pre season perfromances

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Reed will soon get into game shape and looms as the best import duo at this stage. Exactly what North needed, Miller was too much of a gunner for them to be consistent. Reed is more of a traditional point and was fantastic for Sturt in the grand final a couple of years ago.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Reeds stats were similar to Millers when they played in the league. Shot around 40% from memory too. Not sure he solves that problem. Who will North's other starters me? Goodluck, Atem & Jonnek?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I think you are very wrong on both counts

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

There's definitely a little more to West's core than just the older guys. The local core is much younger and experienced than you think. Imports help but don't seem to define their team culture.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

CJ Reed 21ppg, 6rpg, 4apg @ 39%

http://websites.sportstg.com/team_info.cgi?action=PSTATS&pID=202140107&client=1-3656-44093-347153-22177653

Aric Miller 21ppg, 5rpg, 5apg @ 41% (2015, same year as CJ) & 24ppg, 4rpg, 4apg @ 42% in 2017

http://websites.sportstg.com/team_info.cgi?action=PSTATS&pID=202138692&client=1-3656-44102-347153-22177658&ocompID=435540

Who do most people think is better? My recollection was Aric was more dynamic in 2015.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

They are different players - both very good. The question which should be asked is which player makes the current team better.

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PlaymakerMo  
Earlier this year

"The local core is much younger and experienced than you think."

This is what we call an oxymoron.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What's the answer to that? I would have thought Aric was a better fit.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I'm thinking CJ is a better fit - more a point guard and besides may be some synergy as played together with Starling in college

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Did Aric not also play with Alex before in college?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

PlayMakerMo what I'm getting at is they've got young guys who have been around 4-5 years now who are the perfect supplement to their much older guys.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I can only think of 1 - Patty Thomas. He is a very good player & will be for a long time. Is Jordan West playing again?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Forestville announcing a lot of players now. What is their import like? Strange to get a guard & then announce both Teys & Doyle?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Thomas
Kubank
West

All have US college experience. They do the heavy lifting and the older guys compliment them. Worked for them last year, and with 2 good imports this year no reason they can't repeat.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Forestville still to announce Daniel Johnson too.

Looks like half their womens team has changed. Some massive recruits there...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

DJ ain't playing

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Players seem to think he is

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I see Wilson is not back with Mavs in the Women. They wont be a shadow of the 2017 team without her!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Why wouldn't DJ play?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

#284, Corey has announced Dowdell in today's messenger, is that info still wrong?

Ricky also announced Centrals second import Keith Jumper, not sure when he arrives.

Eagles have also confirmed DJ through the messenger articles released today.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

DJ is a lock

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Not if you ask DJ

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Maybe he should let someone other than himself know then

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Nah, Dowdell still not playing, god its easy to get bites!!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If rumours are correct and DJ is going to the Wildcats they will tell him no to state league and rest up.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Can suggest to not play state league, can't tell other players what to do really in off season.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wildcats have a history of being firm with this though.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Forestville finally announced DJ so they might know something you don't

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Okay then. Thanks for the update. I'd say the Wildcats rumours were BS then.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If memory serves when he played for Sturt a few seasons ago he only played the last third of the season or something. Maybe he'll take a break and come back to qualify, or even if he signs elsewhere he wont suit up at all.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

DJ will not play PL... Andy is just hoping.

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