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Beginnings: Adelaide Football Club, nicknamed The Crows, are an Australian rules football club playing in the Australian Football League, reigning from Adelaide, South Australia. EST 1990

Records:
  • * Highest score: 30.8 (188) against Essendon at AAMI Stadium on 2 June, 2006
  • * Longest winning streak: 10 games (Rounds 13–22, 2005)
  • * Longest losing streak: 10 games (Round 18 1999 to Round 5 2000)
  • * Largest home attendance: 51,140 against Port Adelaide at AAMI Stadium on 26 April 2003
  • * Largest attendance: 99,645 against St. Kilda at the Melbourne Cricket Ground – 1997 Grand Final
  • * Most Goals in a Game: Tony Modra 13 goals vs Richmond (1993), Tony Modra 13 goals vs Carlton (1994)
  • * Largest Winning Margin: 139 points – Round 16, 1993 v Richmond at Football Park
  • * Largest Losing Margin: 141 points – Round 17, 2004 v Brisbane at Gabba
Full Ladder Team P W L D FOR AGNST % PTS
5 Adelaide 22 16 6 0 2483 1795 138.3 64

Trekkers, cyclists support Foundation

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Trekkers - including Crows players Kyle Hartigan and Sarah Perkins - on the way to Base Camp Everest

Two adventurous groups have managed to raise a combined total of $85,000 to support the work of the Crows Children’s Foundation.

Crows players Kyle Hartigan and Sarah Perkins were part of a group of 12 that trekked to Base Camp Everest in October and raised $55,000 to further the Foundation’s work helping kids in need.

As well as walking around 160 kilometres up to 5600m altitude, the group visited a village outside of Kathmandu to help rebuild a school devastated by an earthquake in 2015.

Perkins said the trek was one of the best experiences of her life.

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do a trek like that and raising money for a great cause like the Foundation made it even more special,” she said.

A group of keen cyclists, including Crows Assistant Coach Matthew Clarke and...


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The bounce is here to stay

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AFL 2017 Round 23 - West Coast v Adelaide

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 27: Nathan Vardy of the Eagles contests a ruck with Sam Jacobs of the Crows during the 2017 AFL round 23 match between the West Coast Eagles and the Adelaide Crows at Domain Stadium on August 27, 2017 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Media)

THE AFL has confirmed it will stick with tradition and that umpires will continue to bounce the ball at the start of quarters and to restart play after goals.

The bounce has been a long-standing part of League football, but its place in the game has been increasingly questioned in recent years, with some umpires concerned by the physical and mental toll the practice takes on them.

AFL Chairman Richard Goyder and football operations manager Steve Hocking announced on Tuesday afternoon the bounce would live on for the forseeable future.

Goyder said the bounce was a "unique" and "iconic" part of AFL games and...


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Crows thank Podsiadly

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James Podsiadly presents Eddie Betts with the Phil Walsh Best Team Man Award (Photo: Adelaide Crows FC)

The Adelaide Crows would like to thank James Podsiadly for his contribution to the Club as he leaves to pursue outside business interests.

As an assistant coach, he mentored the Club’s defenders in the past two seasons but has decided to focus on a different career path next year.

Crows Head of Football Brett Burton thanked Podsiadly for his contribution since crossing as a player from Geelong ahead of the 2014 season.

“James is a quality person with a sharp football brain and he gave our Club great service as a player and most recently as a member of the coaching panel,” Burton said.

“He was keen to stay involved and we discussed several possibilities but ultimately he has other life goals and interests to fulfil.

“We wish James and his wife Claire all the best for their future...


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Crows 'locked' for draft

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Draft Update with Hamish Ogilvie National Recruiting Manager Hamish Ogilvie speaks with AFC Media ahead of the 2017 AFL Draft.

Adelaide recruiters have completed preparations for Friday night’s NAB AFL Draft in Sydney.

The Crows will enter the draft at pick No.12, with their second selection currently sitting at No.39.

National Recruiting Manager Hamish Ogilvie and his team presented to the coaches and Adelaide’s List Management committee last week.

Ogilvie said the Club had settled on its talent order, and would now wait and see how the first 11 picks unfolded on the night.

“As of last Friday, we were pretty much locked (with our preparations),” Ogilvie said.

“There’ll be a couple of slight, little changes here and there but nothing major really.

“The gap between our picks means you’re a little unsure about what will get to pick 39.”

The 2017 draft pool is considered ‘open’, with...


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AFLX to debut in 2018

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AFL 2017 JLT Community Series - Adelaide Crows v Brisbane Lions

AFLX will be held before the JLT Community Series

AFLX, the League's high-octane version of the sport, will debut on February 15 next year with the AFL including traditional soccer and rugby venues among the venues for three separate round-robin tournaments.

The modified game will be played in three cities across three nights, with six AFL clubs represented in each competition. 

AFL.com.au can exclusively reveal that Adelaide will host the first round-robin at Hindmarsh Stadium on a Thursday night, the week before the JLT Community Series begins. 

The Crows and Port Adelaide will be joined by Collingwood, West Coast, Fremantle and Geelong in the first ever AFLX tournament.

The fast-paced game will then head to Melbourne's Etihad Stadium on February 16, where the Demons, North Melbourne, St Kilda, Carlton, Hawthorn and Essendon will compete under Friday night lights.

The action then...


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National Draft Order: November 17

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Jordan Gallucci at the 2016 AFL National Draft

Below is the indicative order of selection for the 2017 NAB AFL Draft following the trade period.

The Crows will enter the meet at No.12 – the pick they acquired from the Brisbane Lions as part of Charlie Cameron’s move north in the AFL Trade Period.

Adelaide has picked at No.12 just once before, selecting Brent Reilly in the 2001 National Draft.

The draft will be held in Sydney on Friday, November 24, from 7pm (AEDT). It will be broadcast live on Fox Footy.

Rookie list promotions are included among the compulsory minimum of three selections that each club must have at the draft, but the names of these players will not be formally read out at the draft.

Each pick is given a points value as part of the AFL's bidding system for father-son and academy prospects.

Note: Port Adelaide will not receive any compensation for the loss of...


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AFL Media Draft Form Guide

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AFTER all those games, all that athletic testing and all of the club interviews, we are finally a week away from the NAB AFL Draft.

It is crunch time for recruiters to finalise their lists of prospects, and the same applies to us at AFL.com.au as we reveal our final Phantom Form Guide for 2017. 

This is our rating of the best 30 players in this year's pool. It is not a mock draft or necessarily an indication of where the players will get selected or where bids may come for father-son or academy players.

Indicative draft order

1 Cameron Rayner

POS: Half-forward/midfielder, Ht 187cm, Wt 88kg, DOB 21/10/1999
From Western Jets/Vic Metro
October ranking: 1

Rayner is the most exciting, game-changing prospect in the pool and for that reason is the No.1 player in the Phantom Form Guide. It was rare for Rayner to play a game this year without showing at least a couple of his tricks – whether it be an explosive...


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AFTER all those games, all that athletic testing and all of the club interviews, we are finally a week away from the NAB AFL Draft.

It is crunch time for recruiters to finalise their lists of prospects, and the same applies to us at AFL.com.au as we reveal our final Phantom Form Guide for 2017. 

This is our rating of the best 30 players in this year's pool. It is not a mock draft or necessarily an indication of where the players will get selected or where bids may come for father-son or academy players.

Indicative draft order

1 Cameron Rayner

POS: Half-forward/midfielder, Ht 187cm, Wt 88kg, DOB 21/10/1999
From Western Jets/Vic Metro
October ranking: 1

Rayner is the most exciting, game-changing prospect in the pool and for that reason is the No.1 player in the Phantom Form Guide. It was rare for Rayner to play a game this year without showing at least a couple of his tricks – whether it be an explosive...


Read full article...


AFL Media Draft Form Guide

4295249 afl-media-draft-form-guide

AFTER all those games, all that athletic testing and all of the club interviews, we are finally a week away from the NAB AFL Draft.

It is crunch time for recruiters to finalise their lists of prospects, and the same applies to us at AFL.com.au as we reveal our final Phantom Form Guide for 2017. 

This is our rating of the best 30 players in this year's pool. It is not a mock draft or necessarily an indication of where the players will get selected or where bids may come for father-son or academy players.

Indicative draft order

1 Cameron Rayner

POS: Half-forward/midfielder, Ht 187cm, Wt 88kg, DOB 21/10/1999
From Western Jets/Vic Metro
October ranking: 1

Rayner is the most exciting, game-changing prospect in the pool and for that reason is the No.1 player in the Phantom Form Guide. It was rare for Rayner to play a game this year without showing at least a couple of his tricks – whether it be an explosive...


Read full article...


Crows spread wings to Roxby Downs

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Claude the Crow with local school kids in Roxby Downs

Crows co-captain Chelsea Randall brought a taste of the AFLW to Roxby Downs this week, with the Adelaide Football Club hosting a three-day clinic for 550 local primary school students.

The regional visit was run in partnership with BHP which – through its South Australian Olympic Dam operation, located near Roxby Downs – is supporting the Crows’ AFLW team for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons.

In addition to the clinics, the Crows team also delivered the Growing with Gratitude program which aims to help teachers, students and their families build and protect their mental health by fostering gratitude, kindness, empathy, optimism and mindfulness.

Also a member of the Crows’ community team, Randall said the Club was thrilled to be working with BHP to grow football – particularly the women’s game – in the region.

“We love getting out...


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Claude the Crow with local school kids in Roxby Downs

Crows co-captain Chelsea Randall brought a taste of the AFLW to Roxby Downs this week, with the Adelaide Football Club hosting a three-day clinic for 550 local primary school students.

The regional visit was run in partnership with BHP which – through its South Australian Olympic Dam operation, located near Roxby Downs – is supporting the Crows’ AFLW team for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons.

In addition to the clinics, the Crows team also delivered the Growing with Gratitude program which aims to help teachers, students and their families build and protect their mental health by fostering gratitude, kindness, empathy, optimism and mindfulness.

Also a member of the Crows’ community team, Randall said the Club was thrilled to be working with BHP to grow football – particularly the women’s game – in the region.

“We love getting out...


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Crows spread wings to Roxby Downs

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ClaudewithKids_620.jpg

Claude the Crow with local school kids in Roxby Downs

Crows co-captain Chelsea Randall brought a taste of the AFLW to Roxby Downs this week, with the Adelaide Football Club hosting a three-day clinic for 550 local primary school students.

The regional visit was run in partnership with BHP which – through its South Australian Olympic Dam operation, located near Roxby Downs – is supporting the Crows’ AFLW team for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons.

In addition to the clinics, the Crows team also delivered the Growing with Gratitude program which aims to help teachers, students and their families build and protect their mental health by fostering gratitude, kindness, empathy, optimism and mindfulness.

Also a member of the Crows’ community team, Randall said the Club was thrilled to be working with BHP to grow football – particularly the women’s game – in the region.

“We love getting out...


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History of pick 12

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AFL 2012 Rd 22 - Best of Round

Brent Reilly is Adelaide's only ever pick No.12

For the second time in Club history, Adelaide holds pick No.12 in the AFL National Draft.

The 2017 National Draft will be held at the Sydney Showgrounds on Friday, November 24.

The Crows will enter the meet at No.12 – the pick they acquired from the Brisbane Lions as part of Charlie Cameron’s move north in the AFL Trade Period.

Adelaide has picked at No.12 just once before, selecting Brent Reilly in the 2001 National Draft.

The Calder Cannons recruit went on to play 203 AFL games, earning All Australian and NAB Rising Star nominations and receiving Life Membership at the Adelaide Football Club.

Some of the game’s most decorated players were taken with pick No.12 in the National Draft.

In 1989, Essendon selected skilful small defender Gavin Wanganeen at No.12.

Wanganeen won AFL premierships with both the Bombers (1993) and Port Adelaide...


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Recruits receive numbers

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Sam Gibson and Bryce Gibbs

Star recruit Bryce Gibbs will wear the No.6 at Adelaide next season.

Gibbs joined the Crows from Carlton in last month’s AFL Trade Period.

The classy midfielder wore the No.4 in 231 games for the Blues.

He’ll shuffle down a couple of lockers at the Crows to take over No.6, which was vacated by Jake Lever (Melbourne).

Gibbs identified a few reasons for picking No.6, including his adulation of Tony Modra as a kid and the fact that one of his best mates, Carlton veteran Kade Simpson, also dons the number.

Friend and Crows teammate Sam Jacobs, who also started his career with the Blues, had another theory.

After the trade to send Gibbs to Adelaide was done, Jacobs texted his former housemate explaining the numerology behind the jumper change.

“Sauce had an interesting one,” Gibbs said.

“He said, ‘No.2, my old man’s number at Glenelg, plus No.4, my number at...


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Trio change numbers

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AFL 2017 First Preliminary Final - Adelaide v Geelong

Matt Crouch will have a new number in 2018

Adelaide midfielder Matt Crouch will take over mentor Scott Thompson’s No.5 next season.

Crouch, who has played 72 AFL games, established himself in the No.44. 

The 22-year-old earned All-Australian selection and was crowned Crows Club Champion in a career-best 2017 season.

He's the first Crow to change guernsey numbers after winning the Club’s best and fairest award.

The No.5 has belonged to Thompson since the end of 2004.

An All Australian and dual Crows Club Champion, Thompson played 269 of his 308 career games in the jumper after joining Adelaide from Melbourne where he wore No.6 for four years.

In July, the respected onballer announced his plans to retire at the completion of Adelaide’s 2017 campaign. Towards the end of the season, he spoke to Crouch about continuing the legacy of the jumper.

Crouch was humbled by role model Thompson’s...


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Goddard joins International Rules coaches

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Bec Goddard will join the coaching panel for the upcoming International Rules match in Adelaide

Crows AFLW premiership coach Bec Goddard will be part of the Australian men’s coaching team for the International Rules match against Ireland in Adelaide this Sunday, November 12.

Goddard will join Geelong coach Chris Scott and his brother, North Melbourne Coach Brad, as well as Fremantle coach Ross Lyon on the coaching panel for the first game of the two-match test series at Adelaide Oval.

It’s all about continuing to learn for Goddard, who – together with her work at the Australian Federal Police (AFP) – has spent much of the AFLW off season studying different coaches and their methods.

“I saw the International Rules series was on and I thought it would be great for my professional development, so I sent an email to Chris Scott to see if it was a chance,” Goddard said.

“I want to learn...


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International Rules First Test

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AFL 2017 Round 04 - Adelaide Crows v Essendon

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 15: Eddie Betts and Rory Sloane of the Crows prepare for the round four AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the Essendon Bombers at Adelaide Oval on April 15, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images/AFL Media)

Adelaide trio Eddie Betts, Rory Laird and Rory Sloane will represent Australia against Ireland in Sunday’s International Rules Series opener at Adelaide Oval.

Laird and Sloane are IRS debutants, while Betts will make his third appearance for Australia after representing his country in 2010 and 2015.

2017 Virgin Australia International Rules Series
Australia vs. Ireland

Adelaide Oval
Sunday, 12 November - 3:40pm
Gates open - 2:00pm

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AFL 2017 Round 04 - Adelaide Crows v Essendon

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 15: Eddie Betts and Rory Sloane of the Crows prepare for the round four AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the Essendon Bombers at Adelaide Oval on April 15, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images/AFL Media)

Adelaide trio Eddie Betts, Rory Laird and Rory Sloane will represent Australia against Ireland in Sunday’s International Rules Series opener at Adelaide Oval.

Laird and Sloane are IRS debutants, while Betts will make his third appearance for Australia after representing his country in 2010 and 2015.

2017 Virgin Australia International Rules Series
Australia vs. Ireland

Adelaide Oval
Sunday, 12 November - 3:40pm
Gates open - 2:00pm

Venue Information

Tickets

Car Parking - Open from 1:00pm

  • East Car Park: Permit parking and limited casual parking ($20 cash payable upon entry)
  • North Car Park: Permit parking (including...

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International Rules First Test

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AFL 2017 Round 04 - Adelaide Crows v Essendon

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 15: Eddie Betts and Rory Sloane of the Crows prepare for the round four AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the Essendon Bombers at Adelaide Oval on April 15, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images/AFL Media)

Adelaide trio Eddie Betts, Rory Laird and Rory Sloane will represent Australia against Ireland in Sunday’s International Rules Series opener at Adelaide Oval.

Laird and Sloane are IRS debutants, while Betts will make his third appearance for Australia after representing his country in 2010 and 2015.

2017 Virgin Australia International Rules Series
Australia vs. Ireland

Adelaide Oval
Sunday, 12 November - 3:40pm
Gates open - 2:00pm

Venue Information

Tickets

Car Parking - Open from 1:00pm

  • East Car Park: Permit parking and limited casual parking ($20 cash payable upon entry)
  • North Car Park: Permit parking (including...

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Workskil extends AFLW support

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AFLW player Jess Sedunary, Workskil CEO Nicole Dwyer, Crows CEO Andrew Fagan and AFLW player Ebony Marinoff

The Adelaide Football Club’s AFL Women’s team will benefit from the support of employment services provider Workskil Australia for the next three years.

Together with global resources company BHP, Workskil Australia has signed on as co-major sponsor of the team for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons.

Workskil Australia supported the team in its inaugural season and Chief Executive Officer Nicole Dwyer said it was a rewarding experience and they were excited to continue as co-major sponsor for the longer term.

“The team’s culture and values fit in perfectly with our own at Workskil Australia,” Dwyer said.

“We work very closely with women from all walks of life, many of whom are disadvantaged and face major hurdles in finding employment. The focus and determination shown by the...


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Sloane rapt to shake tag

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AFL 2017 Round 07 - North Melbourne v Adelaide

HOBART, AUSTRALIA - MAY 06: Brodie Smith (left) and Rory Sloane of the Crows compete for the ball with Jed Anderson (left) and Sam Gibson of the Kangaroos during the 2017 AFL round 07 match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Adelaide Crows at Blundstone Arena on May 06, 2017 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)

Adelaide's recruitment of delisted North Melbourne veteran Sam Gibson caught many people by surprise on the last day of the NAB AFL Trade Period.

But vice-captain Rory Sloane didn't mind whatsoever, having had Gibson keep him on a tight leash during the Crows' shock round seven loss to the Kangaroos this year.

"I've played on Sam a few times and he touched me up last season, so it's going to be great not to have to run against him next year and be running with him this time," Sloane told AFL.com.au.

Gibson, 31, played 130 consecutive games for...


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AFLW: Sea change for Palmer

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AFLW 2017 Rd 07 - Collingwood v Adelaide

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 19: Bec Goddard, Senior Coach of the Crows and Erin Phillips of the Crows celebrate during the 2017 AFLW Round 07 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Adelaide Crows at Olympic Park Oval on March 19, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

AFLW premiership coach Bec Goddard's persuasive skills are so powerful she talked her latest Olympic recruit out of trying to make the 2020 Tokyo Games.

The 2017 football woman of the year led Adelaide to the inaugural NAB AFL Women's flag, with dual Olympic basketballer Erin Phillips taking all before her.

Phillips was the competition’s best and fairest, won the player-voted MVP award, was best on ground in the Grand Final and even kicked goal of the year.

The Crows' newest Olympian, South Australian beach volleyballer Becchara Palmer, arrived at Friday's AFLW induction day in...


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The numbers game

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AFL 2017 Round 16 - Adelaide v Western Bulldogs

The No.5 at Adelaide has become available for the first time since 2014

Some of Adelaide’s most famous numbers are up for grabs in Season 2018.

List changes and retirement have created vacancies in lockers previously owned by the likes of Tony Modra, Andrew McLeod, Mark Ricciuto and Simon Goodwin.

For the first time since 2004, the No.5 is also available.

Scott Thompson, who retired at the end of the season, has worn the jumper for the last 13 years.

The dual Club Champion holds the record for games played (269) for Adelaide in the No.5.

The neighbouring No.6 locker will also have a new owner.

The guernsey was most recently worn in 56 AFL games by defender Jake Lever, who joined Melbourne in last month’s trade period.

Crows great Tony Modra, who played 118 matches in the jumper, is the Club’s most famous No.6.

The remaining available single-digit number is No.1.

Rookie Jono Beech,...


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