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Now it mat be just me but if you are getting players in of that calibre, i would think that they may have money issues and cant afford better players, mind you that hasnt stopped them in the past, just me thinking out loud.

 

It would be a mackeral if they changed there ways. Cod moves in mysterious ways.

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It has probably been mentioned before but the young lad on the left of the bandstand photo seems to be wearing a colostomy bag and the classy looking lady on the right seems to have just extracted her middle digit from her amply proportioned arse, by the way she is standing.

 

Talking of Arses wonder what Corpy is up to these days?

 

Here's one of his latest posts on POL

 

Most encouraging is what's happened/ happening off the pitch (debts paid, training ground etc etc) but what happens on the pitch is never fixed and always in a state of flux. Scum are riding high at the moment but things will change on that score. Bournemouth doing really well but looking at the amount of cash their owners are paying on wages they look like an accident waiting to happen. We're **** at the moment but given the off field advances it bodes well for the future (allowing us to improve playing staff and infrastructure).

 

He's still just as deluded as ever :facepalm:

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Most encouraging is what's happened/ happening off the pitch (debts paid, training ground etc etc) but what happens on the pitch is never fixed and always in a state of flux. Scum are riding high at the moment but things will change on that score. Bournemouth doing really well but looking at the amount of cash their owners are paying on wages they look like an accident waiting to happen. We're **** at the moment but given the off field advances it bodes well for the future (allowing us to improve playing staff and infrastructure).

 

He's still just as deluded as ever :facepalm:

 

Ah, bless. There's none so blind as those that will not see.

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not quite, the funniest bit was that he refused to recognise a downturn and instead continued to give it large about how great pompey were and how we were all jealous of their new billionaire owners, harbourdome etc - until his views became so bonkers that he frightened himself and legged it.

 

Never in the history of forum threads have so many people been amused by so few - mainly one deluded bloke who dug himself a hole so big that Avram could have walked right in there and made a plucky speech.

The classic Ho posts that are regularly dug out are as funny as the statue of Ted, and footage of Penny the diving wardrobe going off the topboard with the aerial grace of a vending machine in a swimsuit, combined.

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Things you couldn't make up No.187....

 

"Fish arrives at Pompey"

 

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/pompey/pompey-make-double-swoop-1-6430856

 

 

BLUEMANGROUP

3:07 PM on 21/11/2014

The new boys have had all season to impress at their clubs......and failed to do so. One has been injured and is here to regain full fitness, hardly what we need. I am certainly not blaming Awfs......his hands are tied by the board. Lets see what happens in January.......if the board do not invest in better players than we have then the crowd will turn against them. If we truly own our club we should be listened to.

 

:lol: I wonder how long it'll take being ignored before the penny drops for our fishy friend?

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Yes but to be fair Southampton fans have been predicting Pompeys relegation every year since they achieved promotion and it hasn't happened. In fact during that time Southampton have slipped to the THIRD tier of English football. Perhaps rather than focus on this obsession with Portsmouth and all the pain that that invokes should set sights on more realistic local rivals such as Bournemouth or Swindon otherwise just sounds like bitter jealousy. I mean really look at the relative fixture lists next season not to mention the playing squads and then take a sharp rerality check.

 

A post from page 3..... Swap Saints for PFc and it's quite prescient ;-)

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The bestestest are at home to Morecambe this afternoon, which promises to be a titanic fishy struggle of minnow against crustacean.

Mr Bean and Finnbar the Fish will probably go straight into their threadbare 34-man squad and they have no new injury worries, so on paper they will walk it.

Come on you Shrimps!

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In recognition of going past the 100,000 posts milestone, I have done a little research into one of the enduring myths as to why Southampton people are known as scummers. According to our fishy friends it is all to do with a strike being held in Portsmouth which was broken by casual labourers from Southampton. I could find no references to this myth but did uncover a story which sort of puts the boot on the other foot. Ladies and Gentlemen (and Nutjobs) I give you the true story of the 1890 Southampton Dock Strike.

 

Portsmouth’s involvement in the 1890 Southampton Dock Strike.

 

In 1890, emboldened by the London Dock labourers’ success of the previous year when they won the “Dockers tanner” (sixpence an hour), and by news of similar increases gained at Portsmouth and Plymouth, the Southampton dockers formed a union and decided to strike for more pay, shorter hours and recognition of the union.

They were duly offered five pence per hour for day work and sixpence for night work but were denied recognition for their union.

 

The men subsequently downed tools at midnight of the 7th of September and assembled in a crowd outside the dock gates, completely blocking Canute Rd and access to and from the docks.

 

On the 9th the strikers were joined by many seamen as well as “town roughs” according to contemporary sources and all work now came to a standstill. The police made repeated charges but were unable to clear the road whereupon the mayor – James Bishop – applied for troops and 280 men of the Yorkshire Light Infantry were sent over from PORTSMOUTH. The Riot Act was read by Bishop after which the troops attempted to push the crowd away with the butts of their rifles and later with fixed bayonets, but were met with volleys of stones, one of which struck the mayor.

 

There were calls for the troops to open fire but the mayor stayed calm and instead ordered the fire brigade to use hoses and a small area was cleared enough for the troops to occupy a passageway.

 

Some of the mob took revenge by rushing up to East St and demolished the mayor’s boot-and-shoe shop, while others went the next day to his house in Grosvenor Square where the troops stationed outside to protect it threatened to open fire.

 

Meanwhile some strikers had now gained access to the Docks from Southampton Water and the shipping companies appealed to the Admiralty who then sent two gunboats and a torpedo boat from PORTSMOUTH. The stand off came to an end when the shipping companies revised their offer which the strikers accepted “for the time being”.

 

Several of the rioters were given three months imprisonment, while others were fined or bound over. The mayor meanwhile was given a unanimous vote of thanks by his fellow magistrates but the strain of the dispute brought on congestion of the brain from which he did not recover for some months, after which he removed himself and his business to……yes, you’ve guessed it, PORTSMOUTH!

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No, no, no! - that's just more jealous scummah lies!

I've been told many times that it was the Southampton Commercial Union of Men who after giving themselves that ridiculous title, broke some undated and unlisted but glorious pompey strike.

Put that together with the genuine story of docks rivalry between Millwall and West Ham on the Thames and you have a portsmyth.

Repeat it twice in a Portsea pub and it's officially a fact.

 

Tomorrow, we explain how Marcus drove a tank for the SS several years before he was born and we then clarify how the administrations of portsmouth football club and Southampton Leisure Holdings were absolutely identical and the scummahs didn't pay their imaginary CVA and they don't own their ground.

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No, no, no! - that's just more jealous scummah lies!

I've been told many times that it was the Southampton Commercial Union of Men who after giving themselves that ridiculous title, broke some undated and unlisted but glorious pompey strike.

Put that together with the genuine story of docks rivalry between Millwall and West Ham on the Thames and you have a portsmyth.

Repeat it twice in a Portsea pub and it's officially a fact.

 

Tomorrow, we explain how Marcus drove a tank for the SS several years before he was born and we then clarify how the administrations of portsmouth football club and Southampton Leisure Holdings were absolutely identical and the scummahs didn't pay their imaginary CVA and they don't own their ground.

 

You forgot the 10000 tickets we give away for each home game ...

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From POL

 

A tiny, tiny silver lining of sorts to Wednesday's embarrassing defeat: it now means it's impossible for us to play the scum in a competitive fixture this season, meaning we will now definitely reach 10 years since they last beat us. Over a decade on top in the derby, and counting. Youtube didn't even exist then, it was that long ago.

 

Clutching at straws is an understatement

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In recognition of going past the 100,000 posts milestone, I have done a little research into one of the enduring myths as to why Southampton people are known as scummers. According to our fishy friends it is all to do with a strike being held in Portsmouth which was broken by casual labourers from Southampton. I could find no references to this myth but did uncover a story which sort of puts the boot on the other foot. Ladies and Gentlemen (and Nutjobs) I give you the true story of the 1890 Southampton Dock Strike.

 

Portsmouth’s involvement in the 1890 Southampton Dock Strike.

 

In 1890, emboldened by the London Dock labourers’ success of the previous year when they won the “Dockers tanner” (sixpence an hour), and by news of similar increases gained at Portsmouth and Plymouth, the Southampton dockers formed a union and decided to strike for more pay, shorter hours and recognition of the union.

They were duly offered five pence per hour for day work and sixpence for night work but were denied recognition for their union.

 

The men subsequently downed tools at midnight of the 7th of September and assembled in a crowd outside the dock gates, completely blocking Canute Rd and access to and from the docks.

 

On the 9th the strikers were joined by many seamen as well as “town roughs” according to contemporary sources and all work now came to a standstill. The police made repeated charges but were unable to clear the road whereupon the mayor – James Bishop – applied for troops and 280 men of the Yorkshire Light Infantry were sent over from PORTSMOUTH. The Riot Act was read by Bishop after which the troops attempted to push the crowd away with the butts of their rifles and later with fixed bayonets, but were met with volleys of stones, one of which struck the mayor.

 

There were calls for the troops to open fire but the mayor stayed calm and instead ordered the fire brigade to use hoses and a small area was cleared enough for the troops to occupy a passageway.

 

Some of the mob took revenge by rushing up to East St and demolished the mayor’s boot-and-shoe shop, while others went the next day to his house in Grosvenor Square where the troops stationed outside to protect it threatened to open fire.

 

Meanwhile some strikers had now gained access to the Docks from Southampton Water and the shipping companies appealed to the Admiralty who then sent two gunboats and a torpedo boat from PORTSMOUTH. The stand off came to an end when the shipping companies revised their offer which the strikers accepted “for the time being”.

 

Several of the rioters were given three months imprisonment, while others were fined or bound over. The mayor meanwhile was given a unanimous vote of thanks by his fellow magistrates but the strain of the dispute brought on congestion of the brain from which he did not recover for some months, after which he removed himself and his business to……yes, you’ve guessed it, PORTSMOUTH!

 

Forgot to include this link which mentions blacklegs from Portsmouth

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southampton_Dock_Strike_of_1890

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In recognition of going past the 100,000 posts milestone, I have done a little research into one of the enduring myths as to why Southampton people are known as scummers. According to our fishy friends it is all to do with a strike being held in Portsmouth which was broken by casual labourers from Southampton. I could find no references to this myth but did uncover a story which sort of puts the boot on the other foot. Ladies and Gentlemen (and Nutjobs) I give you the true story of the 1890 Southampton Dock Strike.

 

Portsmouth’s involvement in the 1890 Southampton Dock Strike.

 

In 1890, emboldened by the London Dock labourers’ success of the previous year when they won the “Dockers tanner” (sixpence an hour), and by news of similar increases gained at Portsmouth and Plymouth, the Southampton dockers formed a union and decided to strike for more pay, shorter hours and recognition of the union.

They were duly offered five pence per hour for day work and sixpence for night work but were denied recognition for their union.

 

The men subsequently downed tools at midnight of the 7th of September and assembled in a crowd outside the dock gates, completely blocking Canute Rd and access to and from the docks.

 

On the 9th the strikers were joined by many seamen as well as “town roughs” according to contemporary sources and all work now came to a standstill. The police made repeated charges but were unable to clear the road whereupon the mayor – James Bishop – applied for troops and 280 men of the Yorkshire Light Infantry were sent over from PORTSMOUTH. The Riot Act was read by Bishop after which the troops attempted to push the crowd away with the butts of their rifles and later with fixed bayonets, but were met with volleys of stones, one of which struck the mayor.

 

There were calls for the troops to open fire but the mayor stayed calm and instead ordered the fire brigade to use hoses and a small area was cleared enough for the troops to occupy a passageway.

 

Some of the mob took revenge by rushing up to East St and demolished the mayor’s boot-and-shoe shop, while others went the next day to his house in Grosvenor Square where the troops stationed outside to protect it threatened to open fire.

 

Meanwhile some strikers had now gained access to the Docks from Southampton Water and the shipping companies appealed to the Admiralty who then sent two gunboats and a torpedo boat from PORTSMOUTH. The stand off came to an end when the shipping companies revised their offer which the strikers accepted “for the time being”.

 

Several of the rioters were given three months imprisonment, while others were fined or bound over. The mayor meanwhile was given a unanimous vote of thanks by his fellow magistrates but the strain of the dispute brought on congestion of the brain from which he did not recover for some months, after which he removed himself and his business to……yes, you’ve guessed it, PORTSMOUTH!

 

Duncan

 

To add to this, and more recently, Portsmouth Dockers broke a strike back in November 1976, if my memory serves me correct, which involved Brittany Ferries and their proposed use of non unionised labour.

Ironically the Soton Dockers were looking to support colleagues in Plymouth.

Southampton Dockers went en masse to Portsmouth Commercial Docks to show their dissatisfaction and the police were called to protect the Pompey Dockers.

The story made headlines in the Portsmouth News and the Echo.

A few Soton Dockers were arrested including the brother of Sam Charles the ex Saints keeper.

There has been some suggestion that the 'Scummer' taunt originated from around that date and was made up by 'Docker' Hughes and some Pompey FC supporting friends to hide their embarrassment about their behaviour and having to rely on police protection.

I keep meaning to fully research the event in the Echo and News archives but have yet to find the time.

Quite separately I was talking to someone a while ago who reckoned the bad feeling between Soton & Pompey harked back to the days when Portsmouth was actually in the County of Southampton but I think this is yet another myth!!

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To add to this, and more recently, Portsmouth Dockers broke a strike back in November 1976, if my memory serves me correct, which involved Brittany Ferries and their proposed use of non unionised labour.

Ironically the Soton Dockers were looking to support colleagues in Plymouth.

Southampton Dockers went en masse to Portsmouth Commercial Docks to show their dissatisfaction and the police were called to protect the Pompey Dockers.

The story made headlines in the Portsmouth News and the Echo.

A few Soton Dockers were arrested including the brother of Sam Charles the ex Saints keeper.

There has been some suggestion that the 'Scummer' taunt originated from around that date and was made up by 'Docker' Hughes and some Pompey FC supporting friends to hide their embarrassment about their behaviour and having to rely on police protection.

I keep meaning to fully research the event in the Echo and News archives but have yet to find the time.

Quite separately I was talking to someone a while ago who reckoned the bad feeling between Soton & Pompey harked back to the days when Portsmouth was actually in the County of Southampton but I think this is yet another myth!!

 

This myth was invented by a skate fanzine back in the 80s, in reality it's a mirror opposite to the actual recorded facts as pointed out. There's also the Townsend Thoresen dispute where Southampton dockers went out on strike and TT pulled out and the scab skates welcomed them with open arms. If anyone's "scum" it's the p*rtsmyth scabs.

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To add to this, and more recently, Portsmouth Dockers broke a strike back in November 1976, if my memory serves me correct, which involved Brittany Ferries and their proposed use of non unionised labour.

Ironically the Soton Dockers were looking to support colleagues in Plymouth.

Southampton Dockers went en masse to Portsmouth Commercial Docks to show their dissatisfaction and the police were called to protect the Pompey Dockers.

The story made headlines in the Portsmouth News and the Echo.

A few Soton Dockers were arrested including the brother of Sam Charles the ex Saints keeper.

There has been some suggestion that the 'Scummer' taunt originated from around that date and was made up by 'Docker' Hughes and some Pompey FC supporting friends to hide their embarrassment about their behaviour and having to rely on police protection.

I keep meaning to fully research the event in the Echo and News archives but have yet to find the time.

Quite separately I was talking to someone a while ago who reckoned the bad feeling between Soton & Pompey harked back to the days when Portsmouth was actually in the County of Southampton but I think this is yet another myth!!

 

Interesting stuff but I think you mean Bob Charles who died recently?

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To add to this, and more recently, Portsmouth Dockers broke a strike back in November 1976, if my memory serves me correct, which involved Brittany Ferries and their proposed use of non unionised labour.

Ironically the Soton Dockers were looking to support colleagues in Plymouth.

Southampton Dockers went en masse to Portsmouth Commercial Docks to show their dissatisfaction and the police were called to protect the Pompey Dockers.

The story made headlines in the Portsmouth News and the Echo.

A few Soton Dockers were arrested including the brother of Sam Charles the ex Saints keeper.

There has been some suggestion that the 'Scummer' taunt originated from around that date and was made up by 'Docker' Hughes and some Pompey FC supporting friends to hide their embarrassment about their behaviour and having to rely on police protection.

I keep meaning to fully research the event in the Echo and News archives but have yet to find the time.

Quite separately I was talking to someone a while ago who reckoned the bad feeling between Soton & Pompey harked back to the days when Portsmouth was actually in the County of Southampton but I think this is yet another myth!!

 

Bob Charles lol and you have incoming :)

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To add to this, and more recently, Portsmouth Dockers broke a strike back in November 1976, if my memory serves me correct, which involved Brittany Ferries and their proposed use of non unionised labour.

Ironically the Soton Dockers were looking to support colleagues in Plymouth.

Southampton Dockers went en masse to Portsmouth Commercial Docks to show their dissatisfaction and the police were called to protect the Pompey Dockers.

The story made headlines in the Portsmouth News and the Echo.

A few Soton Dockers were arrested including the brother of Sam Charles the ex Saints keeper.

There has been some suggestion that the 'Scummer' taunt originated from around that date and was made up by 'Docker' Hughes and some Pompey FC supporting friends to hide their embarrassment about their behaviour and having to rely on police protection.

I keep meaning to fully research the event in the Echo and News archives but have yet to find the time.

Quite separately I was talking to someone a while ago who reckoned the bad feeling between Soton & Pompey harked back to the days when Portsmouth was actually in the County of Southampton but I think this is yet another myth!!

It has never failed to amuse me the term ' scummer' . The stupid kid at school would always resort to a made up name that they thought sounded like abuse eg spasmo etc. Being called a scummer never worries me as it reflects more on the the person shouting the insult.

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In recognition of going past the 100,000 posts milestone, I have done a little research into one of the enduring myths as to why Southampton people are known as scummers. According to our fishy friends it is all to do with a strike being held in Portsmouth which was broken by casual labourers from Southampton. I could find no references to this myth but did uncover a story which sort of puts the boot on the other foot. Ladies and Gentlemen (and Nutjobs) I give you the true story of the 1890 Southampton Dock Strike.

 

Portsmouth’s involvement in the 1890 Southampton Dock Strike.

 

In 1890, emboldened by the London Dock labourers’ success of the previous year when they won the “Dockers tanner” (sixpence an hour), and by news of similar increases gained at Portsmouth and Plymouth, the Southampton dockers formed a union and decided to strike for more pay, shorter hours and recognition of the union.

They were duly offered five pence per hour for day work and sixpence for night work but were denied recognition for their union.

 

The men subsequently downed tools at midnight of the 7th of September and assembled in a crowd outside the dock gates, completely blocking Canute Rd and access to and from the docks.

 

On the 9th the strikers were joined by many seamen as well as “town roughs” according to contemporary sources and all work now came to a standstill. The police made repeated charges but were unable to clear the road whereupon the mayor – James Bishop – applied for troops and 280 men of the Yorkshire Light Infantry were sent over from PORTSMOUTH. The Riot Act was read by Bishop after which the troops attempted to push the crowd away with the butts of their rifles and later with fixed bayonets, but were met with volleys of stones, one of which struck the mayor.

 

There were calls for the troops to open fire but the mayor stayed calm and instead ordered the fire brigade to use hoses and a small area was cleared enough for the troops to occupy a passageway.

 

Some of the mob took revenge by rushing up to East St and demolished the mayor’s boot-and-shoe shop, while others went the next day to his house in Grosvenor Square where the troops stationed outside to protect it threatened to open fire.

 

Meanwhile some strikers had now gained access to the Docks from Southampton Water and the shipping companies appealed to the Admiralty who then sent two gunboats and a torpedo boat from PORTSMOUTH. The stand off came to an end when the shipping companies revised their offer which the strikers accepted “for the time being”.

 

Several of the rioters were given three months imprisonment, while others were fined or bound over. The mayor meanwhile was given a unanimous vote of thanks by his fellow magistrates but the strain of the dispute brought on congestion of the brain from which he did not recover for some months, after which he removed himself and his business to……yes, you’ve guessed it, PORTSMOUTH!

 

 

 

This post should be cast in bronze and moved to post #100,000 (It's rightful place)

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It has never failed to amuse me the term ' scummer' . The stupid kid at school would always resort to a made up name that they thought sounded like abuse eg spasmo etc. Being called a scummer never worries me as it reflects more on the the person shouting the insult.

 

To be fair to the skates , they have done a fantastic marketing job over this nonsense. When meeting fans of other clubs , they do seem to know we're "scummers " . When discussing football with other supporters they must spend half their time whining about us. It has happened to me a lot, on hols ect , get in a discussion about football and it comes up.

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To be fair to the skates , they have done a fantastic marketing job over this nonsense. When meeting fans of other clubs , they do seem to know we're "scummers " . When discussing football with other supporters they must spend half their time whining about us. It has happened to me a lot, on hols ect , get in a discussion about football and it comes up.

 

Remember several years ago, before a derby game with Pompey, Robert Hardman, who had a column in the Telegraph at the time, sought to perpetuate the myth and also banged on about Pompey being a naval town and the navy boys referring to their merchant marine counterparts in Southampton as the scum that rises to the top of a wave, or something like that.

 

It was a poorly researched article but quite prophetic in some ways as it turns out!!

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Remember several years ago, before a derby game with Pompey, Robert Hardman, who had a column in the Telegraph at the time, sought to perpetuate the myth and also banged on about Pompey being a naval town and the navy boys referring to their merchant marine counterparts in Southampton as the scum that rises to the top of a wave, or something like that.

 

It was a poorly researched article but quite prophetic in some ways as it turns out!!

 

Well scum does rise to the top..........same as cream :)

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Bad news I'm afraid. They may be saved...

 

So, there's this young upcoming English Golfer. Eddie Pepperell.

 

He finished 26th in this weeks DP World Championship - only won $100k for his efforts. (None of this has anything to do with the phew, it's just the background)

 

On the Par 3 17th he hit a 7 Iron off the tee. landed an inch from the flag almost getting a hole in one but the ball then spun backwards and went into the lake.

In a temper tantrum Eddie hurled his 7 Iron about 20 yards into the lake.

 

As soon as he left the tee a lad dived straight in swam out, causing a delay to the next group, retrieved the club and dripped off before anyone could work out how the hell to call the (complete lack of) Security at the event.

 

You'll be pleased to know 1) He had only drunk about 5 pints before doing this and 2) He's a Skate

We found this out after he staggered past the Dubai Saints Massive who were chillaxing in Corporate after it all finished

 

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No doubt he will now sell it on Ebay and buy a whole new set of Wessex League quality players

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