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Monitor – Santi Cazorla

Filed under: Members - Posted by: Paul

On an almost-weekly basis, Santi Cazorla records stand-out Opta statistics without producing Fantasy returns. The Spaniard’s role in “the hole” for Arsenal affords him plenty time to wreak havoc in the final third but with a single goal in his last four Gameweeks and without an assist in his last six, many Fantasy managers are starting to jump ship.

There is no doubt Cazorla is a wonderful talent but when mid-price alternatives such as Marouane Fellaini and Kevin Nolan have bettered his Fantasy Premier League (FPL) score from similar roles for Everton and West Ham respectively, and James Morrison is just a single point behind the former Malaga man, Cazorla’s price tag weighs heavy on our budgets. In this latest article for Members, we compare his performances over the past four Gameweeks to his opening seven appearances, while also taking a look at Cazorla’s home and way displays over the course of the season so far.

Since returning from international duty in Gameweek 8, there’s been a definite drop in Cazorla’s statistics. Earlier this month, Arsene Wenger admitted fatigue has played a part in the playmaker’s performances – bearing in mind Spain face a long-haul flight home from Panama after this evening’s late kick-off, the Gunners boss has a potential headache prior to Saturday lunchtime’s north London derby:

“Cazorla played 17 games since the start of the season and 17 games of complete intensity and therefore of course he’s a little bit less fresh at the moment.”

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  1. Maybe Zaha could add Ibrahimovic to his list of players better than him?...

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    1. Zaha's words were twisted, that wasn't what he said :D

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      1. Haha, I know. Still, you have to admire a player with confidence!

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        1. Yep, it is usually a good sign.

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  2. Wtf are people on about: "Ibra is just a sh*t Caroll"

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. Well he is!

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    2. I *think* it may be tounge in cheek.

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  3. The burning question.

    Who is the king of cool?

    A) Dimitar
    B) Zlatan

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    1. Tricky... very tricky.

      Berbs has it for me.

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      1. No chance. Zlat all day long. :-)

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    2. A.

      Zlatan lacks gloves.

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    3. berb

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    4. Berba doesn't boast about it, which means he is the king of cool.

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  4. Crouch has scored better overhead kicks than that, more than once.

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    1. I would actually agree there. Crouch has scored some stunners with less space than what Zlatan had. The distance was incredible, and with his back to goal...

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      1. It was a bouncing ball.

        Crouch has scored overhead volleys...

        There is no contest, Crouch's overheads are better.

        This is just a case of people acting/saying what they think they are supposed to say.

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        1. or people arguing for the sake of arguing?

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          1. OK, do you actually think that his goal was better than Crouch's overhead volleys?

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            1. Nonsense. absolute nonsense.

              Im off out.

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              1. Ya. Get those girls. LOL

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              2. thats not what anyone said. no one said, that was better than crouch.

                everyone said it was great and you decided to say not as good as this.

                it was not as great as maradona against england.

                it was not as great as lasagne

                it was not as great as space travel.

                you just fancy a barny, its strange. i shouldnt bite but im bored.

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    2. And with the keeper inside the 18 yard box...

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    3. Not overhead but Crouch's versus City last year was damn good.

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      1. Outstanding.

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        1. Hart at the end of that one as well.

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  5. Mata starts for Spain ffs

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. Why wouldn't he? It means he gets an extra 45 mins rest ;)

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      1. On the bench

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    1. I love the one on Materazzi :lol:

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  6. Baines and fellaini both played 90 mins tonight...I do hope that neither is rested at the weekend...what's the general consensus?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. Everton don't do squad rotation.

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. But if they did, it would be the best squad rotation in the world

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    2. Not a chance unless they've picked up knocks

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    3. Who else do they have?

      No one.

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    4. No way. Both will play every game when fit.

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. Both should play.

        They better!!!!!

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
        1. Nah, Baines can feck off. Although even if he doesn't play he'll get 3 BP's :grin:

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    5. All very true...probably worrying over nothing :)

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    6. Rested for who? They should be playing no danger.

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
  7. Ha ha - Gerrard blamed the manager's subs.....

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. "anthing but me and my captaincy"

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    2. So did Hodgson. So did everyone that watched the match. England were in control before all the subs, it was a friendly to experiment in!

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  8. Got to get some sleep..

    The Test series starts 2mr

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  9. Does anyone else remember Martin O'neill calling Ibra "the biggest waste of space" througoht the World Cup in 2006?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. I can barely remember the Sweden - England match let alone the 2006 World Cup.

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  10. Meh, Carroll could've done that blindfolded....

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. With one leg tied behind his back

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    2. with a carrot in front of him

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    3. and in the wrong stadium

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    4. ... and with his legs tied together.

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      1. And his pony tail tied round his arms

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    5. And without a ball.

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. Now you're just being silly ;-)

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
      2. too far. ruined it

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
        1. My apologies lads. :(

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          1. You're a rotten egg.

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    1. Brilliant.

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  11. David Healy equalizes in the 96th minute

    Scenes

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. Wtf, obviously disallowed :lol:

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    2. Syd

      :-) :-) :-) :-)

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  12. BREAKING: The FA are set to report Ibrahimovic to the Swedish police!

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  13. Spain team v Panama (9.30pm kick-off): Valdés, Juanfran, Javi Martínez, Albiol, Jordi Alba, Busquets, Beñat, Iniesta, Mata, Pedro, Villa.

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. Le'ts hope Mata gets an exhaisting workout.

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      1. Not a good week to bring him into your team, better off with Silva maybe

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
    2. Bench?

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  14. Blasphemous to have a Gerrard montage after that Zlatan performance...

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. He played well in that game though, and he's served England very well over the years. It's deserved respect. Zlatan was amazing though. I will say that Shawcross's mistakes led to one, and two Hart errors for another two. Great finishes though.

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  15. Goodnight all... That was an enjoyable evening indeed... :)

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    1. Night

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    2. I enjoyed it too, a great friendly. Night Ennet :)

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    3. Night pal. What a night!

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    4. Fooking Swedes :):

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  16. Who swapped shirts with Hart? Or did he just leave it in the goalmouth....

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. Santos has it reserved

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  17. Now watching Zlatans goal.

    For the 37th time.

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    1. Verdict? Better than The Crouch goal?

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        1. +1

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        2. Ok, then you will just have to wait 15 more years to see something as beautiful again....

          • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. Don't care. This was. Beautiful.

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  18. Pedro goal

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    1. WHO ASSIST?

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      1. Iniesta.

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  19. Rumours that Torres is going back to Liverpool...

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. Rumours are about 5% reliable. Any quotes?

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. Nope. Just whispers in Liverpool.

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
    2. Chelsea offered 50 million AND Torres for Suarez. Liverpool are holding out for 50 million

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. Is there truth to this or is it a load of crap?

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          1. +1.

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      2. Downing for Torres swap

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    3. He'll go back to A.Madrid i reckon. Swap for Falcao

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. F**k. Nice shout man.

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
  20. england could have done with nev southall in goals tonight..no way he would made it to the edge of the area to head it.he would have been in goals taking up space like a boss... *bus

    http://www.balls.ie/football/former-everton-goalkeeper-neville-southall-has-really-really-really-let-himself-go/#sthash.4yu18LhO.dpbs

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. It was great experience for Hart tonight. Everyone makes errors, and it's great that he made a few in a friendly, best time for a learning curve.

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
  21. Can you post your starting XI for this week? I want to see how everyone else's team looks.

    Mine is:

    Begovic
    Cameron, Evans, Rafael
    Mata, Bale, Fellaini, Sterling
    RVP, Tevez, Ba

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. Bego
      Baines. Hangaland. Cuellar
      Mata. Bale. Felliani. Michu
      Rvp(c). Tevez. Berba

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    2. Begovic
      Cameron Baines Simpson
      Mata Silva Cazorla Taraabt
      RVP Berbatov Ba

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    3. JussiJ;
      Baines, Rafael, Cameron;
      Mata, Bale, Fellaini, Michu;
      RVP(c), Berba, Ba.

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    4. Jussi
      Rafael, Cuellar, Shawx
      Cazorla, Bale, Fellaini, Taarabt
      RVP, Ba, Suarez

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    5. Schwarzer

      Wisdom. Evans. Cameron

      Silva. Mata. Gerrard. Valencia

      Rooney. Suarez. Berba

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    6. Bego
      Verm, Raf, Baines
      Bale, Valencia, Sterling, Silva (probably going to do him for Cazorla)
      Berba, Suarez and Jelly

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. Lacking RVP, but I really like it

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    7. bego
      riise – ivanovic – baines
      morrison – ramirez – bale – fellaini
      ba – aguero – berba

      mannone – wisdom, britton, caulker

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    8. Begovic
      Baines Rafael Saylor
      Hazard Morrison Fellaini HBA
      Suarez Tevez Berbatov

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    9. Begovic
      Baines, Gorkss, Rafael
      Michu, Bale, Fellaini, Nolan
      RVP, Tevez, Ba

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    10. Begovic
      Baines Rafael Nelson/Boyce
      Bale Mata Fellaini Sterling/Morrison
      RVP Hernandez(C) Ba

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      1. Hernandez(C) :shock:

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    11. Begovic
      Baines, Rafael, Boyce
      Mata, Cazorla, Fellaini, Sterling
      RVP(c), Ba, Berba

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    12. Foster, Begovic
      Baines, Rafael, Cuellar, Davies, Nelsen
      Mata, Fellaini, Bale, Morrison, Guthrie
      RVP, Ba, Berbs

      1FT.... oooh!

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    13. Lol, See what you started Mull

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      1. The biggest RMT thread in history! :)

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        1. Its funny how we all say we cant be arsed with RMTs but when the invite goes out............

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      2. Give people a chance to talk about their teams and look what happens :lol:

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        1. It's actually a great idea and I've found this wee thread very useful... I think ;)

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          1. This thread is more popular than Jesus.

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          2. Its kinds scary to see how many have RVP when you dont though. :(

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    14. Bego
      Baines Sagna Rafael
      Walcott Mata Michu Fellaini
      RVP Berbatov Suarez

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      1. Walking that yellow card tightrope...

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      2. Nice team!

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    15. Wej

      Begovic
      Rafael, Baines, Demel
      Mata, Bale, Fellaini, Sterling
      RVP, BA, Suarez

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      1. I quite like this team.

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      2. Bego/Foster
        Baines. O'Brien. McAuley.
        Fellani. Walcott. Maloney. Silva.
        RVP. Ba. Berbs.

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      3. nice attacking option you have in the team yeah ........

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    16. ccc

      Begovic
      Rafael, Cameron, Sagna (or McCartney)
      Hazard, Mata, Cazorla, Fellaini
      RVP(c), Ba, Berbatov

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    17. Begovic
      S.Taylor, Hangeland, Demel
      Y.Toure, Hazard, Cazorla, Noble
      RVP, Tevez, Jelavic

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  22. ccc

    I have Hazard and Mata, but I do not have City coverage. What should I do? Thanks.

    A. Hazard > Silva
    B. Mata > Silva
    C. Sit Back And Watch

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    1. ccc

      I am slightly nervous that if I transfer Hazard out, he could eventually get some game time up front when RDM gives up on Torres.

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    2. hazard to silva just my thought but it could backfire too lol

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  23. @Isacki: A. Zlatan is Berba's Plato.

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  24. Lads, looking for some suggestions on picking midfielders...
    I need to pick 3 out of the below 6, but it's difficult to make up my mind...
    Mata, Cazorla, Silva, Valencia, Hazard and Bale.
    Any thoughts?
    Cheers!

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  25. Carzola > Fellaini? for 4 point hit...

    Smart? or not worth it?

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  26. I got rid of Lukaka due to lack of game time, changed formation and brought in Cazorla.
    My options were, Michu, Fellaini (both 1 book away from suspension) or Cazorla as a replacement.
    Wrong choice made!!!
    He has 2 more weeks or out. It's points that make prizes!!

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Scout Picks

For Gameweek 8

  • Adrián
  • Ivanovic
  • Baines
  • Bertrand
  • Sterling
  • Fábregas
  • Downing
  • Tadic
  • Cissé
  • Aguero
  • Welbeck
  • Azpilicueta
  • Lampard
  • Pellè

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Last updated: 13 Oct, 2014 9:24pm
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Up Schmeichel LEI B, Vs, £
Up Howard EVE C, Vs
Up Mignolet LIV C, Vs
Up Lloris TOT B, Vs
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No Change Bertrand SOT A, Vs
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Up Kaboul TOT B, Vs
Down Tomkins WHM B, Vs, Inj
Up Schlupp LEI B, Vs, Rest, OoP, £
Up Robertson HUL A, VsX
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Up Dawson WBA B
Down Shawcross STO B
Down Taylor SWA B, VsX, £
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No Change Tadic SOT A, Vs
No Change Di María MUN A, VsX
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No Change Fábregas CHE B, VsX
Up Chadli TOT A, Inj
Up Downing WHM A, £
Up Mane SOT B, Vs
No Change Silva MCI B
Up Hazard CHE B, VsX
No Change Puncheon CPL B
Up Milner MCI B, Rest, £
Up Henderson LIV B, Vs
No Change Moses STO B, Vs, Inj, £

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Up Aguero MCI A, Vs
Up Pellè SOT A, Vs
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Up Falcao MUN B, VsX
Up Sakho WHM A, £
Up Berahino WBA A, £
Down Ulloa LEI B, Vs, £
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“Last year was quite open for me, I was in good positions, but I was quite lucky because I was getting free kicks and some penalties as well.”

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