PODCAST: Community night FINALS podcast

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Supercoach 2014

How goods this?!

Fantasy footy finals are here and there is a hell of a lot on the line this weekend.

The selection table hasn’t come up with too many surprises in the lead in to the weekend – but as we know – it will be bloody important to keep a close eye on the late outs throughout the course of the weekend.

Plenty of advice tonight for everyone heading into battle – enjoy the show – and very best of luck to one and all!


simon · 07/08/2014 at 22:03

Full Squad on field. Ohhh Yeahhh!

    Porcelain · 08/08/2014 at 06:18

    A full squad is not good – no opportunity for the Capt / VC loophole.
    I have a Lloyd and Thurlow as non-playing, but they are both on Friday night so there is not an opportunity for the loophole.

      gab · 08/08/2014 at 07:36

      i think he means on field porcelain (not including bench)

Hazey · 07/08/2014 at 22:14

Quality intro Jock! I’m a little depressed about the season ending already!

Tony · 07/08/2014 at 22:20

LAST roll of the dice ! And any advice will be welcomed.

Finished 3rd in both leagues. 3 trades left and $142K in bank.

Malceski, McVeigh, Bartel, B Smith, Burgoyne, Mitchell – non playing bench
Kennedy, Libba, Beams, Sloane, Cotchin, Pendelbury, Stevie J, Greenwood -non playing bench
Natanui, Sakndilands – non playing bench
Harvey, Dangerfield, Parker, Martin, Franklin, McGovern – bench B Johnson and non player

Can do a couple things
Upgrade greenwood or Johnson to selwood or rockliff – 1 trade used
That means have to carry McGovern for season as no cash to upgrade later, but still 2 trades left for injuries.


Trade greenwood and McGovern, swing Mitchell into mids and get K Simpson in defence and McGlynn in forwards.
That leaves 1 trade left but 6 swans in team. They have good finals run, could that work ?


Sit tight and see if I win this week.

Let me know what you guys think !


    Peter · 07/08/2014 at 22:30

    I have 4 trades and I am sitting tight. You never know what is in store re rests and injuries. You gave an OK side so wait in case you have to trade as this weekend unfolds.

Matt · 07/08/2014 at 22:28

I have 3 trades left and $70k in bank. This week I trade ceglar to king making 300k, than dunstan to fyfe losing 280k. Leaving me with 90k.
Don't trade for next two weeks.
Than in the grand final trade Dale Thomas hopefully about 380k to Matthew Boyd hopefully about 460k.
Thoughts on this approach?

Brandon2416 · 07/08/2014 at 22:31

Thoughts on dal santo as a vc pick against GWS?

    Matt · 08/08/2014 at 22:39

    Not the worst decision I am going with selwood as captain and gibbs vc against gold coast

    Ahfeel Sikdahl · 10/08/2014 at 09:13

    captain hindsight says NO to dal santo!!!

Daniel · 07/08/2014 at 22:48


BACKS – McVeigh,Swallow, Bartel, Burgoyne,Mitchell, Langdon (emg) -GARDINER (emg) TIPPET
MIDS – Pendles, Beams, Kennedy, Parker, Selwood, Johnson, Libber, Fyfe – MICHIE, SPINA
RUCK – Sandy, Jacobs – (Currie, A Smith)
FORWARDS – Dangers, Martin, Gray, Walker, Zorko, Ambrose (inj) – CAMERON (emg), SHENTON


    Zo123 · 08/08/2014 at 10:19

    Depends if you need to win this week. If yes, then Ambrose and Swallow to Brodie Smith and McGlynn.

      derek · 08/08/2014 at 10:48

      I would think about Birchell instead of Smith. Hawks play Melbourne plus he is $60k cheaper

        Zo123 · 08/08/2014 at 11:20

        Ouch… Let's not talk about Birchall. I turfed him after the 53, 37 weeks and he has scored 92, 106, 105 since then. It still hurts.

Daniel · 07/08/2014 at 22:55

Johnson gonna be tagged but have 2 non scorers needed out!

Daniel · 07/08/2014 at 23:13

Have traded Johnson for Turner in hope for a dream debut score against GWS. And traded Ambrose out for Boomer. Still got 1 emg but hoping that either Gardiner or Langdon get a suprise call up!

HEZ · 07/08/2014 at 23:40

Should I trade out Tex Walker out for Deleidio/ Jack or Griffen via DPP link. I have 2 trades left.
Or should I just go big and cash in a rookie and get Rockliff in for Tex leaving me with n trades?

    Matt · 08/08/2014 at 22:45

    It depends your circumstances if fighting in an elimination final use the two trades if not hold the trades for this week.

dean billman · 08/08/2014 at 00:13

Can we trust Ross Lyon when he says he is sending Crowley to Johnson? Or is there a chance Crowley could go to Selwood? Tough to pick a captain this week! I'm thinking Selwood into Hanley or Beams or Pendles.

    Itchy Nuts Pieman · 08/08/2014 at 06:42

    He came out during the week saying he’s tagging Johnson. If history is anything to go by I smell a rat. Don’t trust Ross

Steve Stats · 08/08/2014 at 00:49

You know you're obsessed with this great game of ours when you are mulling over matters whilst holidaying on the Greek Islands! Yia sou from Mykonos Jock, your wisdom equals that of all the Greek Gods combined!

Itchy Nuts Pieman · 08/08/2014 at 06:45

If you have Marc Murphy he could be a good VC this week. Gold Coast don’t really tag

    Matt · 08/08/2014 at 22:46

    Had the same train of thought in making gibbs VC

Hazey · 08/08/2014 at 08:02

3 trades left, wondering if use two to upgrade Pav to Parker or Boomer?

    GarglesnarfFC · 08/08/2014 at 09:08

    Parker for mine, and I will likely do the same.

      Derek · 08/08/2014 at 10:27

      Hanaberry is back will affect Parkersburg scores

        GarglesnarfFC · 08/08/2014 at 13:01

        I wasn't worried about it Derek but since you brought it up, I thought I should check. Before Hannebury was injured in round 13, Parker averaged 98.6. Round 14 on he's averaging 120, so yes I think you're right Parkers output may well drop back to around 100.

        Looks like Chappy is in instead!

        Deadly · 08/08/2014 at 15:31

        No he won't. Parker's average is the same with and without Hanners.

TOM · 08/08/2014 at 08:12

For my last trade is it worth going burgoyne to simpson? Or should I hold?

    Itchy Nuts Pieman · 08/08/2014 at 08:44

    Hold it to cover a donut

    Zo123 · 08/08/2014 at 10:32


Zo123 · 08/08/2014 at 10:15

Community, I'm in a pickle. Trying to decide what to do, I have changed my mind about 3000 times.
I have 4 trades, $51,800 in the bank.
D: McVeigh, Bartel, Swallow, Burgoyne, Enright, S.Mitchell (Litherland, K.Tippett)
M: Pendles, Fyfe, Liba, Cotchin, Murphy, Beams, Selwood, Barlow (Shenton, Acres)
R: Sandi, Lobbe (Lobb, Thurlow)
F: Danger, Parker, Martin, Zorko, Franklin, Pavich (Ambrose, Lennon)

I was initially thinking Pav/Shenton to McGlynn/Crisp.
But Swallow is concerning me. I guess I'm either looking at fixing up the FWDs or DEFs. If Swallow wasn't such a hack I'd look to change Enright/Lither to someone next week. Pav is about to take a massive drop in price but he is listed to play. I could potentially hold him for the rest of the season?

    big aggots · 08/08/2014 at 11:20

    If Swallow's a late out, look at Simpson maybe. He'll do what he likes against Gold Coast.
    If he plays then you can still do the Pav/Shenton/Mouse/Crisp deals as they all play later.

      Zo123 · 08/08/2014 at 11:28

      Yes good point. I will hold until I know more. Late outs are the killer as I learned last week.

Derek · 08/08/2014 at 10:25

Inspiring stuff Jock.

Mike · 08/08/2014 at 10:40

Great stuff Jock. I'll have to pay up next year.

    big aggots · 08/08/2014 at 11:24

    Same here. Gave it a year and it's greatly improved my ranking & also provided great entertainment. Kudos to the community.

    jockreynolds · 08/08/2014 at 13:09

    Thanks Mike – you're a good egg

Matt · 08/08/2014 at 12:26

Hi all, first full year in supercoach, finished 4th, would like some advice re: potential trades for finals, will obviously have to move on Gunston

D – Mcveigh, Swallow, Hanley, H.Shaw, B.Smith, Suckling (Mcstay, Fuller)
M – Selwood, Beams, Kennedy, Priddis, Mcrae, Libba, Savage, Treloar (Langdon, Acres)
R – Sandi, Mummy
F – Danger, LeCras, Motlop, S.Martin, Gunston, Harvey (Kersten, Rohan)

6 trades left, $509,000 in the kitty, any advice would be appreciated, who best for Gunston? Do I need to bring in a premium in the mids?

    julz · 08/08/2014 at 13:14

    You are in an enviable position there Matt with a double chance, lots of trades plus money to boot!
    I would personally get Buddy or Parker for Gunston as Swans playing great and have a good run home. McGlynn another Swan forward a lot of people talking up and a bit cheaper than the other two as well. Parker is most expensive but still will only cost you about $100K to go from Gunston to Parker so you will have plenty of cash left.
    And yes with that many trades I would get another Premo midfielder, ie Fyfe/Rocky/JPK/ Pendles (altho last 2 down on form a bit lately). You should be able to get who you want, you might not even have to trade anyone who is currently on the field in the mids, could trade Langdon instead (would lose DPP though) and then loophole Treloar/McCrae using Acres as emergency loophole

      Matt · 10/08/2014 at 12:10

      Cheers Julz, thanks for advice. Bought in McGlynn as guy Im playing had Parker/Franklin, good result. Next week Ill bring in Fyfe or Rockliff depending on the other guys side.

    SCaddict · 08/08/2014 at 14:13

    I'm with Julz and would trade Gunston for the Swan forward you like best out of McGlynn, Buddy and Parker.

    I'd also keep an eye out for any late withdrawals news for Swallow and if he plays then would upgrade Savage to an elite mid….Rocky, Pendles, Teen Wolf etc.

      Matt · 10/08/2014 at 12:10

      Cheers SCaddict, bought in McGlynn, good result.

        SCaddict · 10/08/2014 at 21:19

        Yeah I did likewise and ditched Pav which got me over the line in one super tight final. You little ripper Benny McGlynn!

Saintly 74 · 08/08/2014 at 14:10

Greetings Supercoach Community

Feeling the pressure of finals. Finished 7th (sudden death) with 5 trades left but bugger all cash. Have Lloyd on my field and Ambrose and Honeychurch on the bench. Also have McIntosh with no coverage on the bench which really hurt me last week and L Taylor as coverage in the midfield.

Need some advice/assistance from the community out there. Should I:

1) Trade out Ambrose to Broomhead (Coll) or another cheap fwd – only danger is I need someone on the field and he could be the sub and it could be too late if he is as the Pies are in the last game of the round.
2) Trade Currie (NM) to Ben Brown (NM) or Cam Wood and use him for back up to cover McIntosh.
3) Option 1 (first part) and then McIntosh to Sandilands.
4) Taylor to Crisp (Bris) but lose the DP status that Taylor offers and maybe trade Taylor next week if I am still alive and kicking.

Any other ideas/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Good luck to all this weekend

Alex · 08/08/2014 at 16:27

Who should I buy for Z. Merret?
Dustin Martin?
Robbie Gray?
Stefan Martin?
or any others!

FWD Line is: Dangerfield, Parker, Roughead, Zorko, Mcgovern and Merret

    BCHawks · 08/08/2014 at 16:29

    Gray is the biggest POD out of the three but I would probably choose D.Martin as he has been very consistent since his bye.

BCHawks · 08/08/2014 at 16:27

It is going to be very interesting to see if Charlie Cameron is named or not in the side to face the Lions because if he isn't most people will use him like me to loophole our forwards.

    Crowmagnon · 08/08/2014 at 17:25

    Charlie is in. Named number 4 on the bench.

Jack · 08/08/2014 at 16:29

Is it worth upgrading Cotchin for an ultra premium?

    BCHawks · 08/08/2014 at 16:38

    If you've got the trades and cash then I would pull the plug. He has been performing pretty poorly this year and his only really good scores have come from bottom 8 sides. However I would only trade him if you have 3+ trades left.

      Jack · 08/08/2014 at 16:47

      Cheers would you go with Rockliff or Fyfe?

        Zo123 · 08/08/2014 at 17:36


Adam · 08/08/2014 at 17:00

Any midfield rookies with ok JS? thinking Sheehan or Turner

CashCows · 08/08/2014 at 17:22

1 trade left…do i move Pav on or Hold?
I have Danger in the middle so could swing him fwd and bring a mid in?
I would 547k to spend?
I have finished in 5 leagues (1,1,4,7,8)

Or should i hold

Backs: Hanley, Hodge, McVeigh,Frawley, Bartel, Jaensch (Bews, Jones)
Mids: Rocky,Fyfe,pendles, beams,mitchell,JPK,Danger,JSelwood (Shenton,Hartung)
Ruck: SandiBalls, NicNat ( Direckx,Currie)
Fwd:Franklin, DustMartin,StefMartin,Parker, Dalhaus,Pav(Cameron, Honeychurch)


    Crowmagnon · 08/08/2014 at 17:29

    I would hold that trade. Pav is named to play.

      CashCows · 08/08/2014 at 17:34

      Yep i have the double chance in 3 of the leagues so probably the smart option

    jockreynolds · 08/08/2014 at 18:30

    If you have the double chance hold I reckon mate

Walcott · 08/08/2014 at 17:30

Fyfe or Rockliff?

    jockreynolds · 08/08/2014 at 18:29


    Jambo · 08/08/2014 at 22:39


Ossie · 08/08/2014 at 18:14

Is Franklin worth the money if you Have it?

    jockreynolds · 08/08/2014 at 18:29


      Ossie · 08/08/2014 at 18:34

      Im in

shayne · 08/08/2014 at 19:05

who is the best def for 450k?i need to trade out Hibberd and i already have Mitchell
PLZ help

    Glorin · 08/08/2014 at 19:43


    Jambo · 08/08/2014 at 22:40

    What about Brodie Martin at 380k?

    LJB · 09/08/2014 at 07:17

    Maybe k Simpson for $462 if u have a little bit extra cash up ur sleeve. Averaged 107 in the last 3.
    B smith for $480 with a similar average.

      LJB · 09/08/2014 at 07:33

      Adelaide have a much easier run home so it would be b smith for me

Ahfeel Sikdahl · 08/08/2014 at 22:34

supercoach match centre is playing funny buggers…not showing the correct match ups…Is anyone else experiencing this???

WombatsFC · 08/08/2014 at 22:45

Hey Jock do ya reckon Ross will actually send Crowley to the sub-par Stephen Johnson or will he smother Jelwood instead?

    Donavan · 09/08/2014 at 10:35

    Think Crowley will go to Selwood' but if Johnson starts to hurt Freo, then he will switch.

Daniel · 08/08/2014 at 23:04

Vic loophole, is too tight to do Rockliff. My choices are really Fyfe or Franklin. Any thoughts?

Donavan · 08/08/2014 at 23:35

Had Miles (115 points) on the mid bench, who do the community tink is likely to score the lowest out of-


Thoughts appreciated thanks.

    Donavan · 08/08/2014 at 23:36

    or Zorko

      LJB · 09/08/2014 at 07:09

      Johnson due to the Crowley tag.

Itchy Nuts Pieman · 09/08/2014 at 08:52

I traded Miles. So he goes out & smashes it grrrr

sc lover · 09/08/2014 at 09:20

Got the double chance in all my cash leagues but looking draw going to be much easier to making the GF if I win this week and stay away from the danger team on other half of draw. For that reason considering using my last 2 trades in the following manner.

option 1
Swallow to K Simpson
Dunstan to Ward

or Option 2

Swallow to Malceski
Dunstan to Libba.

Thoughts would be appreciated.

    Mozz · 09/08/2014 at 10:15

    definitely option 1
    Libba's average against Saints is really bad and Ward is a consistent scorer

    Donavan · 09/08/2014 at 10:33

    Option 2.

    Malceski is a 100-120 lock every week, whereas Simpson has been a bit up and down.

    Libba and Ward will probably score similar.

Simon T · 09/08/2014 at 09:41

Should I put the VC on Fyfe or Selwood.

Do I trade Currie for B Brown/C Wood as cover for Mc Intosh or do I trade Mc Intosh for Sandilands


    Mozz · 09/08/2014 at 10:27

    Mcintosh to Sandilands seems a good trade
    I'm gonna be putting the VC on Selwood and not Fyfe

      Simon T · 09/08/2014 at 13:07

      Thanks Mozz. I know it’s a good trade and guarantee a win ust worried it will leave me without any coverage on the bench if for some reason he is a late withdrawal and I miss out oon Brown or Wood.

    Donavan · 09/08/2014 at 10:30

    Fyfe. Sneaky suspicion that Crowley will go to Selwood.

      Simon T · 09/08/2014 at 13:11

      Thanks Donvovan. Ross Lyon says Crowley will go to Stevie J but u can never believe what he says. Selwood been very solid recently (140+) while Fye had 102 followed by 171. Tough choice.

Jeff · 09/08/2014 at 10:24

Trade in buddy or Mcglynn for Pav?

    Mozz · 09/08/2014 at 10:28


    SCaddict · 09/08/2014 at 13:07

    Tricky one Jeff as Buddy could definitely go large in the last month and be a major difference maker in key SC finals between the Buddy haves and have nots.

    But I'd probably go McGlynn purely on Buddy's knee worry. You'd hate Buddy to get rested in the SC GF just because his knee is a little tender if the Swans have already secured a top 2 spot heading into round 23 so he gets a rest.

    McGlynn is also in career best form averaging 111 over the past month racking up heaps of midfield ball.

D-mac · 09/08/2014 at 11:10

I have $453k to spend on a defender. Who would most go for out of Burgoyne, Birchall and Jaensch?

Or is the left field one outside of them I could go for?

    Mozz · 09/08/2014 at 11:17

    If you're going to be looking at the run home for teams, then Jaensch would be your pick due to Adelaide's easy run home. Hawthorn play Freo @ PS, then Geelong and Collingwood at the MCG. All hard games

    I would go on priotirty
    1. Jaensch
    2. Birchall
    3. Burgoyne

      sc69 · 09/08/2014 at 13:16

      wait till teams are named as It would not surprise me if either Burger or Birch are given a rest today.

    SCaddict · 09/08/2014 at 13:21

    Agree with Mozz that the Crows draw makes Jaensch a lot more attractive and he's tonned up 3 times over the past month so appears to have regained some of that early season form.

    Burgoyne and Birchall do seem to score better when Mitchell is back in the side so are worthy considerations too.

Chris · 09/08/2014 at 15:53

would it be silly to put VC on rough head? think he could kick a bag today against the dees

BCHawks · 09/08/2014 at 17:11

To take or not to take Murphy's 117 as VC?

    Donavan · 09/08/2014 at 17:56

    Not take, if you have Rockliff or Selwood

Donavan · 09/08/2014 at 17:58

Who will score the least out of-

Robbie Gray
Stevie Johnson
Jimmy Bartel
Dayne Zorko

neilsy · 09/08/2014 at 18:56

Did tom langdon play in vfl today as I need to put a loophole on him

    Scott · 10/08/2014 at 08:37

    I watched the first half on the ABC and did not see him.

LJB · 09/08/2014 at 19:40

Thoughts on taking langfords 88 vrs enright tonight?

TOM · 09/08/2014 at 22:56

Do i take selwoods score or put it on rockliff, pendles or beams?

    Mozz · 10/08/2014 at 00:17

    i'm in the same dilemma. Don't know whether Rocklif will go more than 128 or not…..

    Multi · 10/08/2014 at 08:46

    Simmilar dilemma.
    In 1 league if I keep captain as Pendles (same as opponent) I should win as long as griffin and Jacobs score 130 together.
    In the other league I'm 100 pts down and thinking of taking selwoods score in the hope rockliff (my opponents captain) fails to perform.
    Other option is to leave it on Pendles and hope he goes massive so I can win both leagues.
    Decisions decisions.
    Thinking of keeping it on Pendles

Vic City · 10/08/2014 at 02:31

Who do I bench out of S. Martin, Zorko, Beams, or Danger? Have loopholes to bring in Miles (115) and Gray (126) but need someone to ride the pine in return.

    Vic City · 10/08/2014 at 03:14

    Bloody hell I forgot that C. Cameron was named this week so that means can't bench S. Martin either. Thinking of sacrificing Zorko, don't know if I trust him to top 115.

      dean billman · 10/08/2014 at 03:25

      Take the 115 unless you need an upset to win this week. Points in the bank.

        Vic City · 10/08/2014 at 03:30

        Thanks yeah I'm feeling pretty comfortable about taking down #1 in the league as long as Jaensch, Zorko, Dahlhaus, and Minson don't score 84 more than Miles, Gray, Hanley, and Naitanui.

Itchy Nuts Pieman · 10/08/2014 at 07:26

2 months ago I warned what would happen to SJ in the first week of SC finals. On the money

    Mozz · 10/08/2014 at 09:29

    i listened to you pieman and i didn't bring him in 2 months ago.
    Thank you, you are my savior

      Itchy Nuts Pieman · 10/08/2014 at 10:22

      No worries Mozz, hope your opponents have him. Most of mine do!

Dustbin Feltchers · 10/08/2014 at 09:15

can anyone log in to supercoach?? it is still currently unavailable!!!

Mitch · 10/08/2014 at 10:48

Take fyfes 120 or loophole to Rockliff pendles beams dangerfield libba?

    Hazey · 10/08/2014 at 11:20

    Im in the same boat. Opponent has Harvey as C, so I’ve got him covered with Fyfe but wonder if I should give Pendles or Beams a run?!?!!?

BCHawks · 10/08/2014 at 10:55

who will score more S.Martin or Zorko?

    Itchy Nuts Pieman · 10/08/2014 at 11:04

    Martin provides more consistent scoring. Zorko can go large. I'd go Martin.

      BCHawks · 10/08/2014 at 12:17

      I am leading towards playing Zorko as Martin will be up against Zorko.

David · 10/08/2014 at 17:46

Got my c on Priddis and he's going nuts!!! 77 SC 23mins into the second Q

David · 10/08/2014 at 17:54

84 now half time

Wattsieesq · 10/08/2014 at 18:15

Roy bloody Sloane. Comes up for me big time.

    Michael · 10/08/2014 at 18:40

    Yep, Rory bloody Sloane alright – will be knocked out thanks to him! Need to sweat on Pendles getting less than 96, otherwise I'm out for the year. He's already on 98 so sayonara!

    Wattsieesq · 10/08/2014 at 19:49


BCHawks · 10/08/2014 at 19:31

Based on Pre-scaled scores I have lost to Addicts Anonymous by 1 point 2503 – 2502. Hopefully the scaling goes in my favour!

EDIT: Scaling went in my favour and I won 2532 – 2512.

EDIT #2: The scores were updated again and I lost 2512 – 2510.

    SCaddict · 10/08/2014 at 20:45

    Yeah you were pretty darn unlucky with Shannon Burn there. At quarter time it looked like he was in for a blinder but then the Pies locked down on him.

    What was the story behind Hanley as Captain? Were you creating a POD captain in a another one of your leagues perhaps?

    At least you get another crack with the double chance. Thankfully I made 5/5 prelims so get the week off other than ranking concerns of course.

      BCHawks · 10/08/2014 at 20:47

      Yer in another league my opponent had Hanley as C and we only had common players left and I was winning by 10 points so I decided to stick the C on him to win! Congrats though, I thought that I was going to win all day but thanks to Hurn and a bad captain choice you scraped ahead of me.

    Cam_H · 10/08/2014 at 21:01

    Sorry to hear that BCHawks … elimination or are you still fighting?

      BCHawks · 10/08/2014 at 21:09

      Still fighting Cam!

Wattsieesq · 10/08/2014 at 19:51

2436 for me. Not great but good enough to knock out the 5th side in my elimination final and to win against 4th in my other league.

Matt · 10/08/2014 at 20:45

Steven bloody johnson

    SCaddict · 10/08/2014 at 20:54

    Being tagged out of it was bad enough although that was probably to be expected.

    But it appears he again has put himself at peril of missing footy with more silly business. May one day cost the Cats a final if he keeps that sort of stuff up. Scotty needs to tell him to pull his head in.

Michael · 10/08/2014 at 21:32

2495 and bundled out of public league by 34 points.
Not concerned as always was going for best outright.
Back in top 5,000 now so will keep pushing as high as I can.
In the lap of the gods though as zero trades left!
Best result from here would be around top 3,000 which would be a PB for me.

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