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29 Dec 2018 21:41:30
For all the ak supporters please can you answer why other managers who have been in there positions the same amount of time as ak or less are doing so well and they have bought in a load of new players ect as well ie Leeds derby and so on, I have never managed a football team so maybe someone can enlighten me, I was always under the impression managers did homework on oppositions put together a game plan on the opposition's strengths and weaknesses with his assistants if this is the case why are we playing 4,2,3,1 week in week out regardless of the formation and players we are up against seems so one dimensional, even if it was 2 formations one with the ball one without just some variation to keep opposition guessing I just think his tactics have been worked out step up the pitch stop us passing 100% guarantee will stop us winning.

Red James

1.) 30 Dec 2018 03:43:17
think he's been found out over a lot of things.

2.) 30 Dec 2018 11:27:16
Farke came 14th with Norwich last season and look how they are doing now. We just need a bit of stability, sacking karanka will only disrupt the squad. Give him at least a season. He's won the champions league 3 times as a player and has got a team promoted from this league. With all due respect he knows way more about football than you ever will.

3.) 30 Dec 2018 11:53:46
And where did we finish under karanka last season then after he bought all those players in January too people seem to think this is his first season he has had 2 sets of players with the same win ratio and same carp tactics ? Being a good footballer doesn't make you a good manager so don't care what he has won he was a very good defender is that helping our defence . no, first all his supporters said don't judge till after 12 games then don't judge till Xmas now it's a whole season, I know enough about football too see that 4,2,3,1 isn't working at home yet he can't seem to work it out, pants has been shocking in most games still picked, JC should not be in team week in week out yet he is take those glasses off and see what's wrong in front of your eyes, so you agree with his same plan no matter what were up against

4.) 30 Dec 2018 19:31:06
This has been happening at forest for years though, we under perform and we get a new manager in and we sign new players and we get excited then 8 months down the line it starts all over again and everyones out for blood. Who is better suited to the job? I only mention his playing achievement because He's been at the top of his game and you should show him some respect, not many people in the world can say they've won three champions leagues, as a player I would want to learn from him. I think he gave Fox a lot of confidence. And we have got better at defending imo, the last few months havnt been the best but he's given me more hope than any of the other managers we've had. He arrived at the start of January with an awful squad, we now have depth and experience. Do you really think he is trying to sabotage the team, he wants them to play well just as much as you do. Confidence is massive in this game and having loads of fans moan for a poor dip in form isn't going to help anyone. Yes in a year's time if we are playing the same I will be on your side. I'm young, I've only supported forest since they've been a mid table championship side (Look how many players have moved on as soon as there is interest, we are not the most attractive team in the league) and maybe you've got to get your head out the clouds and accept that that's what we are. Fawaz did not help this club at all and it'll take time for those scars to heal. Patience mate.

5.) 30 Dec 2018 20:00:43
Dertwedge, You can say what you like about our manager but the fact of the matter is managers in most cases get to keep, or lose their job based on results, and league position, especially after spending more money than the club has spent for many a year.

2, i repeat 2 transfer windows and a lot of money later not only are we only 2 points better off this season compared to last season, but we have not won for a while.

The club set a standard with Warburton when they sacked him when we were 9 points away from the play offs, we are 6 points away at the moment.

Should we lose against Leeds, and Derby win then BOOM, the manager will be gone.

6.) 30 Dec 2018 21:42:52
Utter garbage sorry, not once have I disrespected him yes I've questioned his ability as a manager but not as a player but that has no bearing on managerial ability, a dip in form?

Where was the high the majority of games have been unconvincing wins or scraped draws with about 3 games where I've thought wow they were good the team was riding there luck for a while now the luck has run out and the bare bones are exposed please explain to me the progress then 2 points better off than last season still can't defend set pieces still can't score from, still can't break down teams sitting deep or defending well, still the same keeper problem, summer arrivals bar grabban and yacob have been uninspiring I just fail too see a year later a years progress yes rome wasn't built in a day but a more difference is needed simple.



03 Dec 2018 23:37:55
Is all this criticism Worrall gets justified? he was in an awful team zero protection from midfield, mancienne as a partner and silent Smith behind him what chance did the young lad stand I think he would thrive in this side.

Red James

1.) 04 Dec 2018 08:20:11
He's below par,just like Brereton and Walker. A liability.

2.) 04 Dec 2018 08:40:50
And what can you use to make that opinion he hasn't had a chance in good side any defender would of looked bad in that defence is my point one man can't make a defence

3.) 04 Dec 2018 09:57:58
A defender is there to defend the goal, what side he's in is totally irrelevant. Yes in a poorer side he may have to do more defending, but it's still defending and Worrall is just an old school, head it and hit it. He's a liability at the back, his anticipation is poor, always seems 1 second or 2 behind the game. Just like pants, if he's bought back, he will cost us goals and maybe promotion.

4.) 04 Dec 2018 10:02:15
If anything, a defender in a poor team has the chance to shine, be the one to step up and show class, Worrall never did that.

5.) 04 Dec 2018 10:26:52

Absolute rubbish!!!

Poor JW had a useless CH partner and two poor fullbacks and a keeper who didn’t communicate. On top of that he had two useless central midfielders.

What chance did the lad have??!!!!!

Be real. . He needed to come into a good side, a bit like Dawson did when he started alongside Des Walker with Crossley behind him.

6.) 04 Dec 2018 11:12:30
Fox looked bad for three seasons trying to play centre back,all of a sudden a world beaterthis season?🤔
The defence never had the likes of colback Watson geddy or Jacob in front of them.
Worrall will be class and a future captain.
Only as good as the players around you,it's a team game not about individuals

7.) 04 Dec 2018 11:26:33
Ahh echoes of how good Brereton once was in some peoples eyes and how much of a travesty it was that we sold him. 7m doesn't look so bad now though does it. Worrall is no different, he's never shown anything to suggest he's ever going to be any other than a mediocre championship defender. People just have a blinkered vision on home grown players.

8.) 04 Dec 2018 12:24:07
Ok gazza what should we do with appiah?
Sell him quick,because according to some,if they are home grown then they are only ever going to be average at best?
England think different of Worrall and he didn't do too badly.
Too early to write off brereton yet,don't think he made a good career move there.

9.) 04 Dec 2018 13:35:53
I think GazzaRed must've found Joe Worrall in bed with Mrs GazzaRed.


10.) 04 Dec 2018 13:39:04
Surely this is an opportunity for an under 23 player to be on the bench. Good experience. Don't forget, Colback can play at left back as well.

11.) 04 Dec 2018 14:09:41
Worrall is ok and in my opinion is a very good player. Working with Hefele and Robinson beside him to keep him in tune with what he needs to do will be a good prospect. Some of you are forgetting he was made England U21 Captain. You don't get that recognition unless you are a good player. As long as the price was low buying back Olly Burke is a no-brainer; he can terrify defences.

12.) 04 Dec 2018 14:25:26
Personally Worrall would have learned more staying here and learning in training from Dawson,he'd have had a chance to get the team at some point.

13.) 04 Dec 2018 16:15:32
FF799, I'd say it all depends how much first team action he gets at Rangers. If he plays but was 5th choice here then maybe not. I do like the idea of Dawson mentoring him, either second half of this season or next season in the Prem.

Agree with the sentiment above. He hasn't just Captained England under 21s. He has captained an England under 21 trophy winning team hasn't he? Fantastic prospect and red through and through. His detractors are full of bovine excreta.

14.) 04 Dec 2018 16:25:10
When Dawson's not injured, of course.

15.) 04 Dec 2018 16:28:31
Sorry Gazza can't disagree more defence is a unit if your partner is out of position your passed round easily if your left and right back are beaten time and again you can't defend cross after cross find your comment amazing why don't we just play one at the back then and have more attacking players if that's the case

16.) 04 Dec 2018 16:47:42
Just to be clear, Fox played as a left back but always had decent games when asked to cover at CB. Worral would not have got a look in if he stayed here this year, best thing to loan him out.

I remember a young John Terry coming to us for a season, it will do Worral a world of good.

17.) 04 Dec 2018 19:51:38
Appiah actually has some quality. When Worralls back in the team and he's being a calamity and you're all slating him,I'll be the one saying I told you so

18.) 04 Dec 2018 20:31:48
We can all be wrong though gazza,look at Darikwa,totally different player this season,magnificent on Saturday,great shot for the first and great delivery for the last,but his defending has improved dramatically as well.
It's not always how good you are,but about the confidence the team has and how they perform as a unit.
Appiah obviously is a talent,he plays for England and performs on that stage,so did Worrall and was a winner in the process,so they can see the talent,maybe that should be taken on board???

19.) 05 Dec 2018 06:59:06
Michael mancienne played for England.

20.) 05 Dec 2018 18:12:28
Give it up, GazzaRed. You're writing off a 21yo centre-half who has shown promise and it's foolish.

Even if he does turn out to be an average Championship defender, I'd rather have him here as 3rd or 4th choice than some overpaid foreign mercenary.

Lascelles is an excellent comparison. Showed good promise but never really excelled in the Forest first team on a consistent basis and no one moaned too much when he moved on to Newcastle. In his first season at Newcastle he wasn't regular and they were relegated. A few years on, he's back in the Prem and one of the first names on the turn sheet. Patience is required, especially with young defenders. Even more so if they're one of your own.

21.) 05 Dec 2018 20:42:43
Good post SSWE.

22.) 05 Dec 2018 21:23:58
Agree,not sure what the turn sheet is though??or do I??
I'm just glad the lads ok and the doctors have got him "regular" now,must have taken a load off?🤣🤣🤣🤣

23.) 06 Dec 2018 15:27:48
Sorry, should've read 'team sheet'!

24.) 07 Dec 2018 23:56:47
Worrall is as good as Lascelles in my opinion. Better than Wes Morgan was at 21! Digest that fact for a moment.

Morgan has captained a champions league team and Lascelles a Premier league one and neiother were better than Worrall at 21



03 Nov 2018 08:56:55
I see TM wants to use Bereton as a winger lol and the fans are calling the deal a waste of money, some are asking if they can pull out of the deal.

Red James

1.) 03 Nov 2018 18:33:42
Ha ha what a shocker. No thanks, we don’t want him back.



03 Aug 2018 22:06:55
I think we should sign Burke Antonio and Britt 😂.

Red James

1.) 03 Aug 2018 22:24:26
Have you just win the Euro millions?
Or is a Turkish holiday really that cheap?🤣🤣🤣

2.) 03 Aug 2018 22:57:22
To be fair red James the three Portuguese lads look the real deal and they say never look back?

3.) 03 Aug 2018 23:30:29
You might be joking but I'd suggest Burke is available at the right price.

4.) 03 Aug 2018 23:39:33
Could pay in lira would help a lot lol

5.) 03 Aug 2018 23:40:45
But yes they do I was at the Bournemouth game and we looked the prem side and them championship just concerned with Murphy getting the number 9 shirt

6.) 04 Aug 2018 08:10:22
Murphy needs the number 9 bus out of here.

7.) 04 Aug 2018 17:38:33
@Red always: WRONG!

8.) 04 Aug 2018 21:36:04
Murphy has a role to play or AK wouldn't play him. Most fans would welcome the Murphy we saw at the start of last season. Injury and personal issues robbed us of that player. His age and contract will attract unfair criticism, his only escape is to score goals. So well done Murphy, well done AK keep doing what you're well paid to do.👏

9.) 05 Aug 2018 14:22:57

He didn't give himself the contract. We are paying him what we are paying him but that and his personal probs last season don't make him a bad player. I just reckon people have been unfair with him and should give him a break.



27 Jun 2018 12:57:26
Formal offer has made to Daniel Podence.

Red James

1.) 27 Jun 2018 13:09:42
Portuguese Messi

2.) 27 Jun 2018 13:12:02
Who ?. Get Marriott in and get in done and offload Grant if need be

3.) 27 Jun 2018 13:37:30
Marriott is way overpriced just like bambi.
Let some other club take the risk.

4.) 27 Jun 2018 13:44:19
Getting a feeling that Marriott isn't what AK is looking for,I think a proven goalscorer at this level,fingers crossed for grabben

5.) 27 Jun 2018 14:19:25
Soudani medical Friday.
Grabbon hopefully but we defo need another central midfielder. We got Watson bridgcutt.
Geddy not good enough osbourne cash can do a job there but little light weight.
Clayton needs signing. No more overseas players
Got enough. we need championship/prem experience

6.) 27 Jun 2018 14:26:02
Anyone heard anything on Robles?

7.) 27 Jun 2018 14:36:47
Mo Besic please

8.) 27 Jun 2018 15:49:03
Haven't we reached capacity in midfield yet?

9.) 27 Jun 2018 17:20:27
Capacity? Nonsense. Yes we need to sell/loan players. But what do you want the management to do if a better player than we have becomes availably. Bring him in and remove a weaker player or keep the weaker squad?

That is how you strengthen. You bring in better players than you have. Only an idiot would keep what they have and turn down better players.

10.) 27 Jun 2018 17:31:33
Like your post red cyclist.
Very true indeed.

11.) 27 Jun 2018 18:14:41
Roy our now saying Soudani to sign for calgiari

12.) 27 Jun 2018 18:50:04
RedCyclist I am fully aware of the philosophy behind the strenghtening of an existing squad and the commerce that is necessary to facilitate such an endevour, but thanks for reminding me.

13.) 28 Jun 2018 06:21:54
Sgetty May I also remind you that this a rumours page not the banter page.
Sarcastic or condescending posts will be treated with an appropriate manner as such that your post maybe forwarded to the Derby County site for thorough investigation into why you have posted such a post regarding commerce, philosophical strengthening of a football team.
Fwank and Crush candy mel will give you the opportunity to explain your theory to the board to put your example of commerce and strengthening into the new Derby. County Model also known FFP.
You have been warned! 😂😂😂😂😂

14.) 28 Jun 2018 08:16:02
"RedCyclist I am fully aware of the philosophy behind the strenghtening of an existing squad"

So you know I'm right then. Congratulations on actually admitting the obvious truth - that the foremoaners are wrong about bringing in better midfielders is the wrong thing to do!

It's like trying t suck blood from a stone getting people to admit they are wrong on here. :P

15.) 28 Jun 2018 11:42:41
Can't say I've tried to suck blood from anything nevermind a stone?
Care to elaborate red 🚴 😂 😂 😂?

16.) 28 Jun 2018 12:16:57
My blood is red. That's all you need to know. :)




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19 Apr 2019 22:51:44
Want to get others perspective on something this squad was in mix most of the season so it can't be that bad, when were in the top 6 I was reading strongest squad in while, strength in depth ect ect now it's the worst squad ever and needs yet another overhaul yet it's the same players that were looking quite good just needed more time together, so is it bad players or poor tactics and player positioning how can our recruitment be so wrong season after season, is it letting a manager build a squad then changing managers and none of the players suiting the new managers style, I do worry after the last few games mon is a bit route one but without and physical presence and aerial ability needed to play it, I thought hoof ball was dead and buried in the modern game worries me alot.

Red James

1.) 20 Apr 2019 00:00:25
The players haven’t got the fire in their bellies nor the belief in what MON and Roy are doing, we have got an overinflated squad which hasn’t helped and the team selection has been dire at times, in the modern game it’s the players that have the power now and to get the players onside, having dictorial Managers doesn’t work in the modern game and getting them on side isn’t in MON nor Roy’s locker I’m afraid and when they are told that they aren’t good enough they spit there dummies out and don’t play, having an overhaul isn’t going to do us any favours, having a Manager who’s more in tune could still make beautiful music together.
We now move on to another season of hope that one day we see us back in the prem but until then we keep dreaming.

2.) 20 Apr 2019 09:59:17
To be honest demis mon can only choose from what he has got available after seasons end they will sit down with a plan for the future who to sign and who to get rid of if he is given a good budget he can get his own players in who he can trust your right its a thankless task given what power the players have nowdays.

3.) 20 Apr 2019 11:24:59
Demis, I get your frustration but there is quite a lot of supposition in your post which believe it or is stoking fires that simply won’t help the club right now. I’m curios to understand what the next solution could be as you see it because I don’t think the big chair is very appealing at our club - it’s more of an electric chair is it not?

By my reckoning 12 off the last 20 seasons have been spent battling relegation with 3 of them spent on league one. We’ve tried it all, probably more than once:

Young manager with decent lower league record (calderwood), international player in first job (platt) old style manager with promotion pedigree (Megson and Mcliesh), ex England manager (McLaren), club legend (Pearce) perineal scrapper (Cotterill) shoestring manager ( warburton & Freedman), wild card (Davies) , left field foreign manager ((montanier) proven foreign manager (Karanka) . Youth team manager (Brazil & Hart), football purist (SOD).

So where do you suggest we go next ? Remember as well that lots of these were sacked because of the alarming slide towards the trap door.

4.) 20 Apr 2019 14:45:25
Everyone needs to eat humble pie and get Karanka back to finish his project without interference instead of throwing out the babies with the bath water yet again!

The performances since Christmas show he was on the right track with his rebuilding. It won't happen and we now face same old same old for the forseeable future

5.) 20 Apr 2019 15:36:15
Lol red there was no right track and he's gone stop crying he was crap

6.) 20 Apr 2019 15:49:46
Looks like it’s backwards and down wards then red because he ain’t coming back. I think he walked when he realised that we can’t afford to bank roll the project. I think he was asking for more players but in response was asked to play the Portuguese misfits (that were brought for him) more often and he refused. Like derby we gambled on a concept that didn’t work. Time to lower the expectations a bit now as expectations are at the root of most disappointments

7.) 20 Apr 2019 17:33:21
He left because of interference from up stairs, Warburton was doing ok but again interfering old timers wanting a cut on transfers as Warbs had his own people, and the same happened to Billy Davis, there’s the persistent problem, it’s all about money and greed, it’s in the culture of the club going back to the Clough era. That’s wear the change should start, then we can move forward.



13 Apr 2019 18:46:31
Thought the 11 that finished the game looked a lot better than the 11 that started maybe he needs to start with plan b and fall back on plan a lol.

Red James

1.) 13 Apr 2019 19:05:28
Thought it was poor all round,
Never criticise Osborn again at left back after seeing colback play there half way line was his limit.

2.) 13 Apr 2019 19:24:15
11blokes out the crowd would have looked better than the 11 that started

3.) 13 Apr 2019 19:56:44
I’d prefer to analyse lolley and Grabban before Colback if I’m honest

4.) 13 Apr 2019 20:24:54
Lolley and grabban are the best we have,it's the rest where the problem lies

5.) 13 Apr 2019 20:36:46
Ff. Colback is our best midfielder. He's no more a left back than Osborn. It's the manager's fault he played out of position.

6.) 13 Apr 2019 21:21:00
I’d usually be inclined to agree but they had enough chances today to bury the opposition. They didn’t do their job today hence we lose. Blame MON if you want but enough chances were created .



16 Mar 2019 21:33:31
Just watching wolves making me realise how much we have had our pants pulled down for carvalho jota was a million cheaper and neves a million more just no comparison.

Red James

1.) 17 Mar 2019 08:15:09
Just saw Murphy's goal. absolutely sickening. never off side.

2.) 17 Mar 2019 08:37:17
Just watching Wolves shows how many more players we need to get the best out of Carvalho!
Wolves defend in depth and break very quickly. We simply do not have the players that can play that type of game all over the pitch.
Carvalho would look different class in that Wolves team where the players around him are more switched on to running onto clever passes.

3.) 17 Mar 2019 09:12:11
He wouldn't get in the squad let alone the team

4.) 17 Mar 2019 09:13:28
Rie so you pay 13 million for a player and for him to to perform for you you have to buy 2 or 3 other 13 million pound players , ?? Utter rubbish

5.) 17 Mar 2019 09:26:24
Lol rie class what player are you watching mind you .you did think krankie was class says it all I hope someone comes into buy him in the summer obviously big clubs all over Europe are scouting him with being such a class player I think AFC Wimbledon are the first team to put a bid in for him 😁

6.) 17 Mar 2019 10:46:24
How many more excuses can we make for carvalho - point gets proven more and more each time one is made . For 13 million he should be able to play in any formation and make a difference. Time to face facts - he ain’t cut out for This league .

7.) 17 Mar 2019 13:14:07
£13million on a B side player who hasn't lived up to his extortionate price tag.
Mendes was obviously rubbing his hands with joy at this purchase.
He would never get into Ipswich's team nevermind wolves.

8.) 17 Mar 2019 22:41:23
Gongalves was supposed to be the star and a snip at 20 million.
Alot wrong with this squad of players and not all sldown to calvahalo,there are twenty at least that are worst.
Osborn gets away with it because he runs all day,only lolley and cash offer anything positive in midfield,colback the rock,the rest need dispensing of and that includes osborn

9.) 18 Mar 2019 16:17:01
Ff mate don’t Think Osborn gets away with it he gets more stick than any on here, but like you I think bar lolley and colback none of them are top championship players and a huge clear out is essential, but sadly life ain’t that easy, Osborn moving on would probably do him good too



09 Mar 2019 18:51:03
Lets hope ansarifard can start scoring a few now, I'm sorry but Murphy just isn't good enough yes he is strong in the air but he is there to score goals with an average of 0.2 goals a game and a shots per game of 0.9 just isn't top 6 team stats hope grabs is back soon.

Red James

1.) 09 Mar 2019 19:56:15
Agree there mate but think for 35 he does a decent job just not every game. Sometimes as in against the shaggers he gave them a rough time and runs teams ragged but his goal scoring has deserted him although never really been proflic. Can be relied on just not every game.

2.) 09 Mar 2019 21:18:27
Just think he is one to bring on to see a game out not win it lol

3.) 09 Mar 2019 22:30:22
Murphy wasn’t strong in the air today. Ansarifard won more in last 20 mins that Murph did the previous 60!

4.) 09 Mar 2019 23:04:26
Fair point let's hope Ansifarad scores a few now



09 Mar 2019 15:57:40
We need to start converting some of these chances and quick.

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26 Jun 2019 21:54:09
The article I read about us and Leeds after him stated he would add some much needed depth to our midfield I had to laugh

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30 May 2019 12:01:28
Forest won't accept 10 mill, 10 mill might be the opening bid if villa value grealish at 30 odd odd mill lolley has has to be around 20, remember lolley has already been in the premiership wilderness let's hope that puts him off

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22 May 2019 21:57:38
And that will be it for another season lol

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22 Apr 2019 08:28:11
Cant switch to a different style ?? I've seen teams make 3 subs at half time and from playing it out from the to long ball because the opposition have stepped the pitch, they have played football from a young age and are paid well to play they should be able to follow instructions and tactics so is that managers fault or players maybe both

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13 Apr 2019 19:05:54
On the flip side look at it from a players point new managers all the time a different team mate next to them every game, in and out the side themselves constantly there is no continuity anywhere must make things very hard and demoralising take Milosevic did nothing wrong and seems to be now in the abyss

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19 Jun 2019 21:34:46
The Greek league is nothing like ours they have 2 teams as competition so yes he can it as a b team because it runs itself, getting out of the championship takes a lot more money, planning and effort so if he runs us a b team we will never achieve anything

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19 Jun 2019 15:32:19
Sending our duds doesn't make us the b team to me, it shows there is no other way of shifting these players so he is getting them on the olympiacos pay role to free up cash for signings.

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19 Jun 2019 11:22:16
I agree I hope it is a sign that mon is shipping out the croks that don't play because there always injured

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19 Jun 2019 11:21:01
You were a big ak fan yet want to get back to playing the forest way massive contradiction there, sorry but was such negative defensive football, I'm waiting for mon to get a squad of his players before making judgement but I don't think he is as old fashioned as some are making out, i can see the 3 5 2 being used more as that formation finished so well

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16 Jun 2019 15:22:11
Like JC you mean ?

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