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Beginnings: Essendon Football Club, nicknamed The Bombers, are an Australian rules football club which plays in the AFL (Australian Football League). Formed in 1871 as a junior club and as a senior club in 1873, it is headquartered at the Essendon Recreation Reserve, Windy Hill in the Melbourne suburb of Essendon.

Records:
  • * Record attendance: MCG - 94,825 in round 4, 25 April 1995: Essendon 16.15 (111) drew with Collingwood 17.9 (111)
  • * Most games: 378 by Simon Madden 1974-1992
  • * Biggest finals crowd: 116,828 for 1968 grand final.
Full Ladder Team P W L D FOR AGNST % PTS
18 Essendon 22 3 19 0 1437 2356 61.0 12

Stability helps lure stars

BTV: Trade | Wrap Up with Adrian Dodoro Adrian Dodoro speaks about Jake Stringer, as well as our overall trade period.

Essendon List and Recruiting Manager Adrian Dodoro says the stability within the Club was a big factor in luring three established players to the Dons.

The Bombers landed Devon Smith, Adam Saad and Jake Stringer in one of the Club’s busiest transfer periods.

After years of uncertainty, Essendon posted record membership on its way to a finals return in 2017.

“We’re pretty fortunate to have a strong Board, a great young CEO – so off the field the stability is fantastic,” Dodoro told SEN.

“I think we’ve shown in the last two years that we’ve got a really exciting list of young players.

“We made the finals last season, we didn’t finish the way we would have liked to but there is a lot of upside in the list.

“We’re a big football club and we play in front of big...


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Stability helps lure stars

BTV: Trade | Wrap Up with Adrian Dodoro Adrian Dodoro speaks about Jake Stringer, as well as our overall trade period.

Essendon List and Recruiting Manager Adrian Dodoro says the stability within the Club was a big factor in luring three established players to the Dons.

The Bombers landed Devon Smith, Adam Saad and Jake Stringer in one of the Club’s busiest transfer periods.

After years of uncertainty, Essendon posted record membership on its way to a finals return in 2017.

“We’re pretty fortunate to have a strong Board, a great young CEO – so off the field the stability is fantastic,” Dodoro told SEN.

“I think we’ve shown in the last two years that we’ve got a really exciting list of young players.

“We made the finals last season, we didn’t finish the way we would have liked to but there is a lot of upside in the list.

“We’re a big football club and we play in front of big...


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Weekly wrap - October 22

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The Bombers added two more established players during the final week of the trade period.

Adam Saad and Jake Stringer join Devon Smith as new additions to the Essendon playing list.

Essendon Coach John Worsfold said Saad will add to the Bombers line breaking ability out of defence.

List and Recruiting Manager Adrian Dodoro spoke about how the recruitment of Saad aligns with the Club's strategy.

While the man himself spoke about what excites him about joining the Bombers.

Worsfold said Stringer is set to spend more time in the midfield where he will bolster the Dons group of inside ball winners.

Dodoro said 'the sky is the limit' for Stringer and there are 'excting times ahead' for the Club.

“He was an All Australian player two years ago and he’s 23 years of age”

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When Subiaco excitement machine Liam Ryan was overlooked in last year's drafts, many people were left scratching their heads.

A phenomenal talent who boasted a spectacular highlights reel, there was little doubt Ryan was blessed with the pure ability to make the AFL grade.

He had just exploded onto the WAFL scene out of nowhere, a raw country footballer who booted 40 goals in 16 games in a stellar debut season after moving from Geraldton at the urging of his grandfather to chase his football dreams.

Clearly recruiters had noticed his stunning potential. Ryan was invited to test at the WA draft combine – which requires nominations from at least two AFL clubs.

However, the drafts came and went without his name being called.

Questions lingered about the reasons why but – 12 months later – the 21-year-old admits he probably wouldn't have been ready for the step up. 

"Last year really I...

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BTV: Trade | Wrap Up with Adrian Dodoro Adrian Dodoro speaks about Jake Stringer, as well as our overall trade period.

The AFL looks increasingly likely to introduce American-style live draft pick trading during each year's National Draft – and possibly as soon as 2018.

AFL.com.au reported in June the draft night innovation was being discussed among the AFL's player movement working group.

It would be another significant development after free agency changed the AFL exchange landscape forever in 2012.

Details are still being worked out, but the situation has advanced to the point where Hawthorn recruiting and list manager Graham Wright and Geelong chief executive Brian Cook discussed it publicly the past two days.

In-draft trading would enable clubs to assess the value of their picks on the run and make moves based on which players are still available to increase their chance of...

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BTV: Jake Stringer Highlights Some highlights from Jake Stringer's 2017 season.

AFL.com.au looked at players who moved to different clubs this year and mined through information from Champion Data to determine which recruits were the best, taking into account the age of recruits and how close their new teams were to a premiership, among other factors. 

However, what was given up as part of the swap was not considered. Instead, this evaluation was about how much value incoming players held for their side.

Player Ratings look at an individual's performances in their last 40 matches over a rolling two-year period.

1. Jake Lever – Melbourne (Player Ratings ranking: 88)

It's not hard to see why the Demons brought Lever in – he just had the best season of any defender aged under 24 since 2010. After finishing first in the AFL for average intercepts, Lever made the Virgin Australia AFL...

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THIS TIME last year, Tom Mitchell made the move from the Swans to the Hawks. The ball-magnet had built a decent resume at the Sydney Swans but was a few rungs down the pecking order and looked for greener pastures at Hawthorn.

Mitchell played 22 games in his first year in the brown and gold and averaged a career best 127.2 AFL Fantasy points.

He scored 228 points more than his nearest competitor, Sam Docherty, and was awarded the infamous 'Fantasy Pig' status for his stellar season.

A new home was all it took for Mitchell to take his game to a piggish level and cement himself as the must-have Fantasy player of the next few years.

The 2017 NAB AFL Trade Period concluded on Thursday afternoon and dedicated Fantasy coaches will be running their eyes over each move in the hope they can find a bargain or two for the upcoming season.

Here’s the top dozen deals that have Fantasy relevance...

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With the draft order now settled, AFL.com.au has honed in on each club's first draft choice and found a player who might be in their thinking, plus some other names who could be in consideration in that range. 

The draft will take place at Sydney Showgrounds on Friday, November 24.

Pick 12: Jake Lever's departure, then Bryce Gibbs' arrival, and then Charlie Cameron's exit, meant the Crows will start with pick 12 at the draft. It's a spot where the grand finalists may be able to add a player ready to help them next year. Darcy Fogarty could be that guy. Fogarty begun the season as a No.1 contender but isn't in that group now, however the South Australian is a big, strong and powerful forward who can impact games in a way few others can. 

Around the mark: Charlie Constable, Hunter Clark, Nick Coffield

Pick 1: The Lions have the pick of the bunch and Cameron Rayner seems the most...

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BTV: Jake Stringer Highlights Some highlights from Jake Stringer's 2017 season.

B: Mark Baguley, Michael Hurley, Adam Saad
HB: Conor McKenna, Michael Hartley, Andrew McGrath
C: David Zaharakis, Dyson Heppell, Brendon Goddard
HF: Jake Stringer, Joe Daniher, Devon Smith
F: Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, Cale Hooker, Orazio Fantasia
R: Tom Bellchambers, Zach Merrett, Darcy Parish
INT: James Stewart, Patrick Ambrose, Jayden Laverde, Kyle Langford

NOTES: The Bombers' three big name recruits – Jake Stringer, Adam Saad and Devon Smith – fit in nicely to what the club already has built in recent years. Stringer and Smith will give the forward line more potency and the Bombers are hopeful they can add to their midfield depth, while Saad's arrival will allow Andy McGrath to spend more time in the midfield. Essendon's midfield still lacks some bigger bodies, but the responsibility rests with...

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WA flyer ready for next step

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When Subiaco excitement machine Liam Ryan was overlooked in last year's drafts, many people were left scratching their heads.

A phenomenal talent who boasted a spectacular highlights reel, there was little doubt Ryan was blessed with the pure ability to make the AFL grade.

He had just exploded onto the WAFL scene out of nowhere, a raw country footballer who booted 40 goals in 16 games in a stellar debut season after moving from Geraldton at the urging of his grandfather to chase his football dreams.

Clearly recruiters had noticed his stunning potential. Ryan was invited to test at the WA draft combine – which requires nominations from at least two AFL clubs.

However, the drafts came and went without his name being called.

Questions lingered about the reasons why but – 12 months later – the 21-year-old admits he probably wouldn't have been ready for the step up. 

"Last year really I...

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Live draft pick trading imminent

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BTV: Trade | Wrap Up with Adrian Dodoro Adrian Dodoro speaks about Jake Stringer, as well as our overall trade period.

The AFL looks increasingly likely to introduce American-style live draft pick trading during each year's National Draft – and possibly as soon as 2018.

AFL.com.au reported in June the draft night innovation was being discussed among the AFL's player movement working group.

It would be another significant development after free agency changed the AFL exchange landscape forever in 2012.

Details are still being worked out, but the situation has advanced to the point where Hawthorn recruiting and list manager Graham Wright and Geelong chief executive Brian Cook discussed it publicly the past two days.

In-draft trading would enable clubs to assess the value of their picks on the run and make moves based on which players are still available to increase their chance of...

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Trade period: Player ratings

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BTV: Jake Stringer Highlights Some highlights from Jake Stringer's 2017 season.

AFL.com.au looked at players who moved to different clubs this year and mined through information from Champion Data to determine which recruits were the best, taking into account the age of recruits and how close their new teams were to a premiership, among other factors. 

However, what was given up as part of the swap was not considered. Instead, this evaluation was about how much value incoming players held for their side.

Player Ratings look at an individual's performances in their last 40 matches over a rolling two-year period.

1. Jake Lever – Melbourne (Player Ratings ranking: 88)

It's not hard to see why the Demons brought Lever in – he just had the best season of any defender aged under 24 since 2010. After finishing first in the AFL for average intercepts, Lever made the Virgin Australia AFL...

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AFL Fantasy's trade analysis

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THIS TIME last year, Tom Mitchell made the move from the Swans to the Hawks. The ball-magnet had built a decent resume at the Sydney Swans but was a few rungs down the pecking order and looked for greener pastures at Hawthorn.

Mitchell played 22 games in his first year in the brown and gold and averaged a career best 127.2 AFL Fantasy points.

He scored 228 points more than his nearest competitor, Sam Docherty, and was awarded the infamous 'Fantasy Pig' status for his stellar season.

A new home was all it took for Mitchell to take his game to a piggish level and cement himself as the must-have Fantasy player of the next few years.

The 2017 NAB AFL Trade Period concluded on Thursday afternoon and dedicated Fantasy coaches will be running their eyes over each move in the hope they can find a bargain or two for the upcoming season.

Here’s the top dozen deals that have Fantasy relevance...

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Who will the Dons pick first?

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With the draft order now settled, AFL.com.au has honed in on each club's first draft choice and found a player who might be in their thinking, plus some other names who could be in consideration in that range. 

The draft will take place at Sydney Showgrounds on Friday, November 24.

Pick 12: Jake Lever's departure, then Bryce Gibbs' arrival, and then Charlie Cameron's exit, meant the Crows will start with pick 12 at the draft. It's a spot where the grand finalists may be able to add a player ready to help them next year. Darcy Fogarty could be that guy. Fogarty begun the season as a No.1 contender but isn't in that group now, however the South Australian is a big, strong and powerful forward who can impact games in a way few others can. 

Around the mark: Charlie Constable, Hunter Clark, Nick Coffield

Pick 1: The Lions have the pick of the bunch and Cameron Rayner seems the most...

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The battle for Best 22

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BTV: Jake Stringer Highlights Some highlights from Jake Stringer's 2017 season.

B: Mark Baguley, Michael Hurley, Adam Saad
HB: Conor McKenna, Michael Hartley, Andrew McGrath
C: David Zaharakis, Dyson Heppell, Brendon Goddard
HF: Jake Stringer, Joe Daniher, Devon Smith
F: Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, Cale Hooker, Orazio Fantasia
R: Tom Bellchambers, Zach Merrett, Darcy Parish
INT: James Stewart, Patrick Ambrose, Jayden Laverde, Kyle Langford

NOTES: The Bombers' three big name recruits – Jake Stringer, Adam Saad and Devon Smith – fit in nicely to what the club already has built in recent years. Stringer and Smith will give the forward line more potency and the Bombers are hopeful they can add to their midfield depth, while Saad's arrival will allow Andy McGrath to spend more time in the midfield. Essendon's midfield still lacks some bigger bodies, but the responsibility rests with...

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Hard work just beginning

BTV: Trade | Wrap Up with Adrian Dodoro Adrian Dodoro speaks about Jake Stringer, as well as our overall trade period.

Essendon List and Recruiting Manager Adrian Dodoro says the hard work is just getting started as the Bombers try to become a premiership contender again.

The Dons boosted their list with the acquisition of Adam Saad, Devon Smith and Jake Stringer throughout the trade period.

“The environment is great, but we’re under no illusions there is a lot of hard work to be done,” Dodoro told RSN.

“We want to be playing finals and winning premierships in the years to come.

“We’ve turned the corner as a Club, there is a lot of good things happening, but there is a lot of hard work to be done now.”

Smith (24 years of age), Saad (23) and Stringer (23) join a list of ‘under 24’s’ at Essendon that includes Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, Joe Daniher, Martin Gleeson, Orazio Fantasia,...


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Hard work just beginning

BTV: Trade | Wrap Up with Adrian Dodoro Adrian Dodoro speaks about Jake Stringer, as well as our overall trade period.

Essendon List and Recruiting Manager Adrian Dodoro says the hard work is just getting started as the Bombers try to become a premiership contender again.

The Dons boosted their list with the acquisition of Adam Saad, Devon Smith and Jake Stringer throughout the trade period.

“The environment is great, but we’re under no illusions there is a lot of hard work to be done,” Dodoro told RSN.

“We want to be playing finals and winning premierships in the years to come.

“We’ve turned the corner as a Club, there is a lot of good things happening, but there is a lot of hard work to be done now.”

Smith (24 years of age), Saad (23) and Stringer (23) join a list of ‘under 24’s’ at Essendon that includes Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, Joe Daniher, Martin Gleeson, Orazio Fantasia,...


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Jake Stringer: Scouting Report

BTV: Jake Stringer Highlights Some highlights from Jake Stringer's 2017 season.

Age: 23

Games: 89

Goals: 160

Honours: 2016 premiership player, 2015 All Australian, three times Western Bulldogs leading goal kicker

Career averages per game: 13 disposals, two goals, three marks, two tackles, two inside 50s, six contested possessions

Essendon Coach John Worsfold on Jake Stringer:

“He’s a huge talent and he’s got a lot of upside in various positions on the ground.

“I don’t think we’ve seen anywhere near the best of Jake Stringer yet.

“We believe we can develop him where he can go through the midfield and have a big impact through there.

“He’s such a strong, powerful player – he’ll match the output of any of the big, strong ‘inside mids’ in the competition, but we know he can impact as a forward as well. 

“As time goes on we’ll slowly see this team develop and we’ll see him fit into the...


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Jake Stringer: Scouting Report

BTV: Jake Stringer Highlights Some highlights from Jake Stringer's 2017 season.

Age: 23

Games: 89

Goals: 160

Honours: 2016 premiership player, 2015 All Australian, three times Western Bulldogs leading goal kicker

Career averages per game: 13 disposals, two goals, three marks, two tackles, two inside 50s, six contested possessions

Essendon Coach John Worsfold on Jake Stringer:

“He’s a huge talent and he’s got a lot of upside in various positions on the ground.

“I don’t think we’ve seen anywhere near the best of Jake Stringer yet.

“We believe we can develop him where he can go through the midfield and have a big impact through there.

“He’s such a strong, powerful player – he’ll match the output of any of the big, strong ‘inside mids’ in the competition, but we know he can impact as a forward as well. 

“As time goes on we’ll slowly see this team develop and we’ll see him fit into the...


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Jake Stringer: Scouting Report

BTV: Jake Stringer Highlights Some highlights from Jake Stringer's 2017 season.

Age: 23

Games: 89

Goals: 160

Honours: 2016 premiership player, 2015 All Australian, three times Western Bulldogs leading goal kicker

Career averages per game: 13 disposals, two goals, three marks, two tackles, two inside 50s, six contested possessions

Essendon Coach John Worsfold on Jake Stringer:

“He’s a huge talent and he’s got a lot of upside in various positions on the ground.

“I don’t think we’ve seen anywhere near the best of Jake Stringer yet.

“We believe we can develop him where he can go through the midfield and have a big impact through there.

“He’s such a strong, powerful player – he’ll match the output of any of the big, strong ‘inside mids’ in the competition, but we know he can impact as a forward as well. 

“As time goes on we’ll slowly see this team develop and we’ll see him fit into the...


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Jake Stringer joins Bombers

BTV: Jake Stringer Highlights Some highlights from Jake Stringer's 2017 season.

Essendon Football Club is pleased to announce, Jake Stringer, will Don the Sash in 2018, after a trade was finalised with the Western Bulldogs.

Stringer has agreed to a four year deal which will see him at the club until the end of 2021.

The Dons received Stringer, in exchange for pick 25 and 30 in the 2017 National Draft.

Stringer said he’s looking forward to a fresh start at the Bombers.

“The move to Essendon is a great opportunity and new beginning for me both on and off the field,” Stringer said.

“I’m focused on being the best footballer, parent and person I can be, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity in front of me.

“I want to thank the Bulldogs, and their amazing fans, for the support they provided me over the past five years. They will always hold a special place in my heart.

“The most...


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Jake Stringer joins Bombers

BTV: Jake Stringer Highlights Some highlights from Jake Stringer's 2017 season.

Essendon Football Club is pleased to announce, Jake Stringer, will Don the Sash in 2018, after a trade was finalised with the Western Bulldogs.

Stringer has agreed to a four year deal which will see him at the club until the end of 2021.

The Dons received Stringer, in exchange for pick 25 and 30 in the 2017 National Draft.

Stringer said he’s looking forward to a fresh start at the Bombers.

“The move to Essendon is a great opportunity and new beginning for me both on and off the field,” Stringer said.

“I’m focused on being the best footballer, parent and person I can be, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity in front of me.

“I want to thank the Bulldogs, and their amazing fans, for the support they provided me over the past five years. They will always hold a special place in my heart.

“The most...


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Stringer unleashed into midfield

BTV: Trade | Woosha on Stringer John Worsfold discusses what Jake Stringer will bring to the club in 2018 and beyond.

Essendon recruit Jake Stringer is set for more time in the midfield when he runs out onto the field with the Bombers in 2018.

The All Australian and premiership player became the Dons third significant signing of the trade period when the Club and Western Bulldogs agreed to an exchange that saw picks 25 and 30 move to the Dogs.

Stringer is a three-time leading goal kicker at the Bulldogs, but Essendon Coach John Worsfold said his new pupil will split his time between the midfield and forward line.

“He’s a huge talent and he’s got a lot of upside in various positions on the ground,” Worsfold said.

“I don’t think we’ve seen anywhere near the best of Jake Stringer yet.

“We believe we can develop him where he can go through the midfield and have a big impact through...


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Stringer unleashed into midfield

BTV: Trade | Woosha on Stringer John Worsfold discusses what Jake Stringer will bring to the club in 2018 and beyond.

Essendon recruit Jake Stringer is set for more time in the midfield when he runs out onto the field with the Bombers in 2018.

The All Australian and premiership player became the Dons third significant signing of the trade period when the Club and Western Bulldogs agreed to an exchange that saw picks 25 and 30 move to the Dogs.

Stringer is a three-time leading goal kicker at the Bulldogs, but Essendon Coach John Worsfold said his new pupil will split his time between the midfield and forward line.

“He’s a huge talent and he’s got a lot of upside in various positions on the ground,” Worsfold said.

“I don’t think we’ve seen anywhere near the best of Jake Stringer yet.

“We believe we can develop him where he can go through the midfield and have a big impact through...


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Stringer unleashed into midfield

BTV: Trade | Woosha on Stringer John Worsfold discusses what Jake Stringer will bring to the club in 2018 and beyond.

Essendon recruit Jake Stringer is set for more time in the midfield when he runs out onto the field with the Bombers in 2018.

The All Australian and premiership player became the Dons third significant signing of the trade period when the Club and Western Bulldogs agreed to an exchange that saw picks 25 and 30 move to the Dogs.

Stringer is a three-time leading goal kicker at the Bulldogs, but Essendon Coach John Worsfold said his new pupil will split his time between the midfield and forward line.

“He’s a huge talent and he’s got a lot of upside in various positions on the ground,” Worsfold said.

“I don’t think we’ve seen anywhere near the best of Jake Stringer yet.

“We believe we can develop him where he can go through the midfield and have a big impact through...


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Dons land third key recruit

BTV: Trade | Woosha on Stringer John Worsfold discusses what Jake Stringer will bring to the club in 2018 and beyond.

Jake Stringer is finally a Bomber after the Western Bulldogs and Essendon clinched a deal for the forward less than 90 minutes before the end of the NAB AFL Trade Period.

After protracted talks that dragged on for nearly three weeks, the Bulldogs agreed on Thursday to send the contracted Stringer to Tullamarine for picks Nos.25 and 30.

The Bulldogs put Stringer on the trade table after the club's disappointing premiership defence this season.

His manager Robbie D'Orazio admitted there were concerns that his client wouldn't be able to get to the Dons.

"Obviously it took a little bit longer than we expected. Jake’s over the moon, currently overseas and can’t wait to get down and start training with his new teammates," he said.

"I'd be lying if I said I wasn’t a...


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