Jack Toft
Earlier this year

Breakers v Cats May 1

New Zealand host the (almost) top of the table Cats at the Silverdome. Last time they played, the Breakers took home the Gold over in Perth, but Perth will be looking to give the silver medal to the Breakers tonight.

Perth have the best % this season, but have been as successful as hanging onto top spot as a WA Liberal politician was handing onto his seat. The home sick Breakers will be heading home soon and the second thing they'll do is put their bags down. While they couldn't get a win in Abba's big game, perhaps they can make amends tonight.

But Wildcats play like Devils and I expect they'll walk away with Gold from Launceston

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Return of Tai Webster tonight and confirmation Jarrad Weeks is leaving the club.

Will be interesting to see how Tai goes.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Big day for Tassie.
Far left vs far right. Tune into the coverage this evening and watch as the results start trickling in.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Could be an interesting contest, nz playing reasonably well and off course the champs always turn up. Looking forward to great contest. If nz any chance of finals got win this, don't see it though.

Cats by one.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

This will be close. Every second game the Breakers play well. So it could be unlucky for Perth and the Breakers will take some confidence into this one. Apparently, Tai Webster wanted to play Wednesday so they must be confident he's ready to go. It should be a great game.

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Perth fan.  
Earlier this year

A revenge game for Perth. NZ by 4 and hope I am wrong.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Jervis is probably going to get cut but he only agreed to a short term thing anyway. His family are based on the east coast so he won't have any hard feelings

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How much would Jervis even be on as a backup C? $60-$80k?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cam Luke doesn't even call the right players names, he horrible.

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TB  
Earlier this year

12 free throws in a qtr to NZ...somehow I'm sure the wildcats are being protected by the refs.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Magnay is watching this one from his hotel room.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Seems the ref's are there for NZ as soon as they are needed....

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Gleeson has turned Blanchfield in a great player. Refs been inconsequential in this game. Stop whining cats fans.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Good contest so far.
Tough game but still some points being put up.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

WMW showing the hype again is only hype. Keep the Webster brothers on if nz are any chance.

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Bigdog  
Earlier this year

Iverson slowing things down

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Fantastic game, Cotton, Mooney and Blanchfield are exceptional. Don't understand the lack time for Webster brothers.

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Another Anon  
Earlier this year

Iverson getting tired. Perth have done well to force him to be more active on D.
Cracking 4th qtr coming up

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Wouldn't be too many times we've led at the last break while going 0% from outside the arc

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Bigdog  
Earlier this year

Once again our offence is slow 5 out iso.

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bigdog  
Earlier this year

who is your offence?

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Bigdog  
Earlier this year

Taj with fast break.

Beautiful

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Tia Webster is unstoppable when he plays pass first.

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Bigdog  
Earlier this year

Bigdog > bigdog

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Another gifted pair of ft for nz, who touched iverson?

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Another Anon  
Earlier this year

Overtime would be a firm favorite right now.

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PyroCross  
Earlier this year

Oh my word. Tai Webster.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Could Dan shamir out coach master coach Trev again? Great last qtr

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Gleeson likely asking for two stops in a row again

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Good job tai....

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Blatant foul on iverson, blatant push off from Webster...

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Cotton2Mooney how beautiful and then the rims ruined it.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Cats O board with 15 sec left and doesn't kick it out?

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Another Anon  
Earlier this year

How was Mooney not fouled on that last play after the soft one for Webster??
Such a lottery.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Excellent play there.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Oh my Delaney, sucked right in

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Dan Shamir > Trevor gleeson
Trevor is a average coach without Bendats money buying him superstars.
James Ennis
Casey Prather
Bryce Cotton

Bryce cotton was coaching the team in that last timeout. He was doing all the talking.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Man... Randolph is an all star vs Perth

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

#973 you are very poor judge.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Dan Shamir > Trevor gleeso

Shut up dickhead. Your trolling wasn't funny last time.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

That poster has had a childish grudge all season

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Perth fan.  
Earlier this year

United for 2021 title

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Cotton doesn't get a foul call shooting a three. This feels weird.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Too good.
NZ match up really well against us.

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Perth fan.  
Earlier this year

Man if NZ had this team ALL year they would be 2021 champs.

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TB  
Earlier this year

Leave norton there

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Luckily for us NZ aren't going to the playoffs.

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Bigdog  
Earlier this year

Another breakers wildcats classic

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Best game of the season, as a neutral that was magnificent. Refs were very good. Fantastic game.

Shamir is a good coach but took him long enough to realise to get the Webster brothers ontogether .

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Love to understand how no time went of the clock for a gather and dunk. Could have run that play twice...

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Bigdog  
Earlier this year

Never doubted them

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PyroCross  
Earlier this year

Is this the Shamir narrative?

Have poor chemistry the first part of the season, and horrible injury luck that means you're running 6-man rotations.
Change some core players.
Get your rotation back, fully healthy with 12 games to go.
Go on a run that makes you look like championship contenders.
Miss the playoffs on points differential.

I'm weary that the last point is going to happen again. My goodness, what a game.

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Bigdog  
Earlier this year

Did trev shake Dan Shamir's hand?

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TB  
Earlier this year

Yes, he did.

Biggest screw up of the year: Wagstaff layup m8ss or Norton's stupidity tonight?

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Perth fan.  
Earlier this year

Perth still look safe for second spot.
United with almost all games at home should secure first spot.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

I think Jesse still #1

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FSTOS  
Earlier this year

Enjoyable game from a neutral. Breakers hard to scout now with multiple scoring threats. Abercrombie firming for DP award.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Gleeson has nightmares of Shamir

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yawn

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If Gleeson wins coach of the year it should have Dan Shamir on the trophy

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

enjoy Shamir while you can it's a matter of time before he is running a high profile NBA franchise

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Perth fan.  
Earlier this year

Happy with Gleeson and all our championships.
You can keep Shamir

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

FSTOS what do you think about Randolph now? He's now played great twice against the most physical of not the best defensive unit in the league.

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Bigdog  
Earlier this year

High profile Nba franchise.

They are welcome to him. I'll send the mix tapes

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Bigdog  
Earlier this year

Jury still out on randolph.

He hasn't been consistent.

No. That's not fair. He has either been consistently good or consistently bad. He's got swing one way or the other.

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Bigdog  
Earlier this year

Jury still out on randolph.

He hasn't been consistent.

No. That's not fair. He has either been consistently good or consistently bad. He's got swing one way or the other.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

That was an awesome game. Highlights from both teams. Good quality basketball at both ends. No real reffing blunders.

Something for the Perth haters to consider is that Perth team outside of Cotton and Mooney is pretty average. Norton and Blanchfield are serviceable but probably on the bench elsewhere, Wagstaff is a wily vet, but Bairstow, White, and Jervis are shit. On paper, that Breakers team should be owning them by 20. The way however that they stayed in this game with great defence, tenacity on the glass, and repeatedly getting easy looks by knowing their offence and how to counter the defence was pretty to watch. You gotta admire them.

The Webster brothers are a menace if they're only playing 20-25 minutes. If WMW can start hitting the 3 regularly, this team is going to shape the playoffs if not sneak in. Breakers win 4 of their last 6 but dropping that Cairns game really hurts.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So all the people upset about the clock last time in tas ok with it going nz way this time?? Just wondering

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How did the clock go NZ's way?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Salty Perth loser. Just ignore.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perf fans blaming clock now haha. Can't win without refs help

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Tai Webster +13. I think a lot of people misunderstood his game when they were low on players and his usage was super high, but he made some big plays tonight, shot the ball well, and made some key assists to keep the Breakers in there.

Randolph can play. His inconsistency has more to do with him still learning the systems and his teammates than his ability.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Tai and Corey should both be starting. They are the best players on this team.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wildcats 3-3 since Forde outburst. League took notice made changes?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Look like Randolph got away with a travel on the game winner?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

" Tai and Corey should both be starting. They are the best players on this team."

I actually like them playing fresh late. Tai had the energy for the rejection on Cotton then the transition basket the other way next possession. It's really hard to guard if you have Iverson setting screens for them and then Abercrombie (who is well and truly out of that horrendous shooting slump) and Randolph or Delany in the corners. That’s one of the best fives in the league and if it’s attacking you fresh late game, it’s really hard to defend if you’ve had guys like Cotton and Mooney having really high usage to that point.

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FSTOS  
Earlier this year

I thought Perth's normally great D allowed Randolph to get to his right too often. He was solid tonight but still not convinced he would be a keeper.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Looking at the box score Perth have no scoring outside of the imports and Blanchfield. It's a really shit team. How do they win so many games!?

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Bigdog  
Earlier this year

"Randolph learning the system"

Wait.

Stand on the outside. Colton will do some on ball screens.

Okay, got it.

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Bigdog  
Earlier this year

#013

Yep. Agree. Word.

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Bigdog  
Earlier this year

Don't know what happened to bigdog (small b).

Maybe I should be happy. Something about imitation and flattery

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Looking at the box score Perth have no scoring outside of the imports and Blanchfield. It's a really shit team. How do they win so many games!?"

If you were trying to have a crack at Perth then that's a massive self-own.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's a compliment to how well they play as a team and how well coached they are because 7/10 guys on that squad cannot put the ball in the hoop consistently.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

" Stand on the outside. Colton will do some on ball screens. "

The system is a little bit more complicated than that in terms of the seals and the spots players need to get to for penetration and pitch. When Tai and Loe were on together late, you saw their chemistry; Randolph just doesn't know where people are going to be. This is a Perth strength - player retention and chemistry - and was a big one for the Breakers before but has been lost in the Walsh era as the team has been rebuilt each year. Keeping Ili, rather than the RJ Hampton experiment, may have been better and we haven’t seen any imports play back to back seasons yet.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

" Biggest screw up of the year: Wagstaff layup m8ss or Norton's stupidity tonight?"

Norton did the same last time round the Breakers didn't he? He seems to put up some ugly looking garbage around the rim sometimes. Why didn’t he just kick out to Cotton?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perth had an extra 21 2 point field goal attempts for less free throw attempts, no reward for putting heat on the rim at all. The haters happy to see perth lose will all be happy to call it "salty perf" fans but if it was the other way round with those stat's they would be up in arms crying that cotton gets foul calls when shooting from 3 for "kicking" his legs out. The league has set a dangerous precedent, bitch in press conferences and influence the way games are called. Mooney especially should have gone to the line far more often.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So FTA should be a strict % of FGA? Wtf.

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

NZ match up against us the best because we're not big enough for them. Hopefully we somehow get a decent C or NZ don't make finals. Iverson's size is just too big for Mooney to deal with.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's an interesting turnaround because I think one of the reasons they Breakers brought in Iverson not Ashley was to counter Bogut and Plumlee even though those 2 aren’t here this year

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

This was a really good game to watch, huge shot by Randolph.

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Bigdog  
Earlier this year

Iverson was completely ineffective in this game. Mooney roasted him.

Mooney also has some fortuitous calls.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No 088 I'm suggesting that you are more likely to draw a foul when attacking the rim, aka a 2point fga the when jacking a three. So when one team has 21 more shots from 2, watching the game I don't remember that many long twos it is a bit of an anomaly

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

"Iverson was completely ineffective in this game. Mooney roasted him."

I'm not suggesting Iverson is any good, but Mooney didn't get his 15+ rebounds and I would presume our team rebounds would be a lot less vs NZ, this leads to less scoring opportunities. On top of the that the defensive intimidation also leads to less easy inside buckets etc. Mooney will always get his, but not at the level he does against other teams that aren't as big.

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

Iverson was far from ineffective.
8 points 5 rebounds (3 offensive) and a block isn't bad, not his best numbers but still a decent days work especially against the mobility of Mooney.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

With the current COVID situation in WA (Perth),they would be wise to play this Mothers Day game elsewhere rather than in Perth May 9 (which will probably be without a crowd).

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

75% capacity with masks is my bet, unless there are developments between now and then.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The last 2 AFL games have been played in front of no fans. It would be an interesting decision to then allow 75% capacity at an indoor venue

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

They were going to allow 75% capacity at the derby yesterday, until the outbreak Saturday night. It's generally a week of restrictions before it eases off, we just happen to have had two cases a week apart that have pushed the timeline out a bit.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's always an interesting decision to go from 75% with masks immediately to zero crowd for an outdoor even. Even allowing crowds prior to the Brisbane game leading into a midnight lockdown was also an interesting decision.

Hence why I query will there be a crowd next Sunday and should the NBL risk sending 2 teams back into the current environment

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I agree. Postpone the games until Perth is safe and Cotton has his citizenship.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

75% at next Wildcats game. State Government hates WAFC but loves basketball.

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Bigdog  
Earlier this year

Mystro

Those iverson stats are ineffective and woeful

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

75% capacity with masks is my bet, unless there are developments between now and then.
Just announced by McGowan: 75% capacity with masks.

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