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Celtic Diary Tuesday April 12: We Know Where We’re Going

Celtic recorded a 7-0 win over St johnstone at the weekend, the sort of scoreline that no one could reasonably predict, and finally now one or two in and around the media might just admit that Celtic are on a bit of a roll.

 

It wasn’t just the actual thrashing of the Saints that resonated, but the manner in which it was handed out.

 

Ruthless,

 

Celtic were ruthless, and if it were a boxing match, the referee would have stopped it long before the end.

 

Nexy up is a Cup semi final, and with Hampden not playing host to supporters tifo’s , which make a bit of a specatcle pre match, Celtic fans have been asked to bring tricolours to wave,

 

Ibrox supporters will bring towels to throw in…..

 

 

We should,’y get ahead of ourselves, football has a way of biting our backsides , as we found out last season. Before the St Johnstone game some of us would have been worried about complacency setting in on the back of the win at ibrox, but it didn;t take long to dispel that fear.

 

As Ange Postecoglou pointed out to those who had hoped it would…

 

I understand that. I mean it’s human nature that they might think that.” 

“But like I say, they’re not watching us train.

“You guys aren’t there every day like I am. And if anyone watched our training session yesterday, they would have seen there was definitely no complacency.  

 

 

A few days ago he had reminded us..

 

“I’ve got 24 or 25 guys who are desperate to play, desperate to be involved and contribute. 

“You can’t roll up to this training and be thinking about anything else other than getting the job done, irrespective of who you are. The players themselves won’t allow it, they are pushing their limits every day. I’ve consistently said that we’ll play our best football at this time of the year irrespective of who we’re up against and that’s our aim and ambition.

“If any of that sort of thinking creeps in with anybody, they’ll get left behind. It’ll stand out in this environment. At this point in time, nobody is showing any signs of that.”  

 

 

That was perfectly clear on Saturday.

 

 

Statistically, Celtic are top of the passing league in europe, which although that brings no trophy, it points to a plan thats working..

 

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It must sent a chill down the spine of semi final opponents “rangers “, who have a weakened squad playing twice a week just now.

 

They lost Alfredo Morelos for the season last week, and were forced to send Filip Helander to the hospital for treatment, which is unusual for a club/company in itself, as most clubs have insurance and use private health facilities.

 

Filip Helander in crutches as Rangers provide injury update on John  Lundstram and crocked defender - Daily Record

 

 

Times are hard over there…

 

 

They need something to cheer themselves up, and would have been delighted to learn they are Scotland’s most popular club, with the Sunday Mail telling us…

 

Rangers have beaten Celtic to the unofficial title of the world’s “favourite Scottish football club”.

Research reveals the Ibrox club got more search hits on Google than their Old Firm rivals.

Rangers – with 1,088,083 searches on average per month –were top overall.

They received most clicks in Scotland, across the UK and in countries such as The Netherlands, homeland of boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst, and Colombia, home to striker Alfredo Morelos.  

 

 

They probably got quite a few in Australia when they were announced as particpants in the Sydney Cup, along the lines of

 

I thought Rangers had gone into liquidation ” 

 

Still, it should put a smile on those weatherbeaten faces over the river as the season draws to a close.

 

 

The fixtures for the rest of the season have been announced, with Celtic having this to contend with…

 

 

 

 

Winning the next two games will more or less put the title race to bed, unless the hoops then lose the last three by an average of around 7-0 per game.

 

Which probably isn’t going to happen.

 

 

As long as the ficus remains then we should be in for a rather delightful end to the season.

 

 

 

BBC Scotlad have doubled down on their ” Rangers weren’t liquidated if it’s in the context of a sport story ” line, which is at best adding artistic licence to the truth.

 

A second complaint from regular contributor to this site CarlJunglebhoy  recieved this reply, which has a somewhat confused tone…

 

 

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An absurd response from an organisation that is losing credibility by the hour.

 

 

Speaking of organsiations with no credibility, someone has been charged withe assaulting the Celtic physio last week….

 

Man in court charged with throwing bottle at Old Firm game

 

 

From Planet Radio, probably the blandest and most neutral headline of all time…. followed by a story which mentions Rangers only to tell us who scored their goal in the game…

 

A man has appeared in court charged with throwing a bottle at a Celtic physio at the Old Firm game. 32 year old Alan Crawford from Grangemouth in Falkirk allegedly assaulted Daniel Friel at Ibrox Stadium on April 3, 2022.

Court papers state Crawford threw a bottle towards Mr Friel causing it to strike his head.

The charge claims this was done to Mr Friel’s severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

Celtic later won the match 1-2 with Tom Rogic and Cameron Carter-Vickers netting for the victors.

Rangers midfielder Aaron Ramsey initially opened the scoring for the hosts.

Crawford made no plea today at a private hearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court and was granted bail by Sheriff Iain Fleming.

Crawford will appear again at court at a later date.   

 

 

Presumably this would have been completely out of character for the fan, and no doubt the courts will take that into consideration when he’s on trial.

 

Not like this chap with a similar name from the Falkirk Herald six years ago….

 

Stole £5500 of gran’s cash

A sneaky grandson pinched his gran’s bank card and then used it to make off with £5500 from two ATMs.

 

Alan Crawford (26) appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday having admitted the theft of the card from Tummel Place, Grangemouth on August 14 and the theft of the money from machines at Nisa Local, Coatbridge Road, Airdrie and the Co-op, Main Street, Slamannan, between August 14 and September 4.

The court heard Crawford had already taken steps to pay his gran back what he stole, taking £1000 from the final wage of £1400 from his previous job and organising a loan of £1000 from his mother.   

 

 

 

 

I can never understand why that club attracts such low life….. Marco Negri was shocked as well when he played for them, but he meant the players and management, not the fans.

 

Well, the fans as well.

 

As this extract from an italian magazine describes….

 

 

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Caption competition time now….. last time we had this..

 

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Dzeikanowskis nightclub child 

 

 Ryan Jack doesn’t quite understand the role of a sitting midfielder

 

 

Today

 

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pilsbury dough bhoy
1 month ago

Caption:
“Come to the Bristol and get tanked.”

Bognorbhoy
1 month ago

Caption …
Old firm supporter arrested after having a tank outside his favourite bar… This is his second arrest after having a Sherman outside of ibrox ….

Bigdunno
1 month ago

No mate, he said the Bristol Bar was full of wanks, not tanks.

Dave Sim
1 month ago

Naw. I said we’d get a tankin’ on Sunday

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Morto
1 month ago

Alan Crawford – Crawford Allan? Just sayin….

TGM
1 month ago
Reply to  Morto

The way Masons work it is possible.

Everything back tae front and inside oot.

They gain rank the better the liar they are, ye know.

Morto
1 month ago

Caption: it’s going to take more than that to stop the Tims attack.

BJF
1 month ago

Interesting today on Negri, the comparison with Lazio is spot on. Sunday could be brilliant, of course the new club could rise above their station.
St Johnstone could have done the same last week and look how it turned out for them. We are hitting the best form and the most injury free period in years, that is great but also dangerous. Ange is not likely to let complacency enter his equation. You can do that in a manager’s first and second seasons but it seems to get harder. Anyway let’s get 21/22 done.

Cesar
1 month ago

As Hector gets ready to deploy his forces again a new GB tifo takes shape, “armoured cars and tanks and guns couldn’t save the currant buns”.

SteveNaive
1 month ago

If those stats for passing in possession are true that is absolutely astonishing .

TGM
1 month ago
Reply to  SteveNaive

Lucidly so!

Iancelt67
1 month ago

Caption
Guns pointing the wrong way

Dziekanowski's nightclub child
1 month ago

Caption: ranger’s realise they will need more than a bus to park in the semi final

stephen melvin
1 month ago

getting tanked up pre match

Whitearra
1 month ago

Caption : ‘I say old chap, is this a bar for tits’?

Bognorbhoy
1 month ago

Caption too…

Right Sammy another six feet and open the trap door and grab the buckets , there will be enough for a couple of pints after we park up …

But Billy is that no charity money …

Charity begins at home Sammy son , charity begins at home …

Oldbhoy
1 month ago

Right I’ll just drop this round to Brother Putin . Hope it helps them to crush the rebels. HH

Dombhoy
1 month ago

Guys

The Negri piece is a fake seemingly. Was created by superblaw in 2009.

BJF
1 month ago
Reply to  Dombhoy

Yeah wondered about that, too good to be true, although of course it was true!

Woof Charlie
1 month ago

Caption: A neutered relic of British imperialism has a tank parked in front of it.

Michael Annis
1 month ago

Caption. HM Forces turn up to make sure they get the Sevco poppy money this time.

Man in Denial
1 month ago

Does that facist looking hovel really exist ? In modern Scotland………..

That would not be out of place in Nazi Russia (obv without the butcher’s aprons-

or possibly with the jacks as we know that the Tories do like Russian blood money.)

And to think they hid in the shipyards during WW2.

Frankly its beyond captioning.

TicToc
1 month ago

HaHaHa, there’s a statement on a CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) website about the bristol bar : “Real Ale is NOT available”.
Just like their klub “Rangers FC is no longer available but we do a good line in fake news (as seen oan ra BBC) and Sevco’s, I mean (dead gen) Rangers games are shown here regularly!”
Caption: “This is where we’re going to get tanked up before we play the dirty feenyuns from Braga on Thursday then the feenyun bassas from Parkheid on Sunday. That’ll finish wur season but we can wreck George Square again an if any feenyuns turn up tae stoap uz jist ring the hotline for support – 999”

TGM
1 month ago
Reply to  TicToc

How ye doing, aul’ Vinnie me lhad?

All well in the Coq Au Vin ..?

Whitearra
1 month ago

What’s the story about the The Rangers Review advertising on Twitter? They can’t be that hard up they need to sell more magazines online, surely.

The Cha
1 month ago
Reply to  Whitearra

Is that the MSM created fansite alongside The Celtic Way to plump up their OF fantasies.

TGM
1 month ago
Reply to  The Cha

No, that’s yer BBC.

This is something else.

calum
1 month ago

great column as always, but sadly that’s a fake marco negri interview.

Tim Buffy
1 month ago

You’re in very dangerous territory publishing complete details of an accused’s previous conviction while the case is still live. Hope the PF is not a fan of the Diary.

Cartvale88
1 month ago

Caption
In the land of La La Land all things are possible

Like the collection buckets under the poppy people carrier, desperation sets in at the Crumbledome.
Saturday was one of the best performances I have seen at Parkhead, the Saints were there to hold the line but were blown away by the team. Maeda has some engine, but what a group Ange has brought together.

TGM
1 month ago

Pop goes the weasel.

TGM
1 month ago

I hope Carl uses his One Time Only link wisely by sending the lying bastard Beeb the current status of Rangers’ liquidation accompanied by all the headlines of the day with attached photos of the Rangers coffin being lowered into the ground, ‘140 years of history gone in 15 seconds’ etc.

Because he’s got them on the hook now and they’re squirming and juts hoping that he’ll go away.

Good man, Carl, keep at the bastards til they choke.

Why anybody still believes one word out of ANY media in light of their constant lies about this ‘Same club’ shite never mind the more serious stuff is behind all comprehension and those who do need their feckin heads examined.

I’nt that right, Cha ..?

desdamoaner
1 month ago

‘rangers’ new centre half turns up (slowly) for the pre semi final team bonding session.

SFATHENADIROFCHIFTINESS
1 month ago

Caption…
‘ What The Fuck! .

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago

Caption…….

Oh the irony.
Their forefathers hid in the shipyards and their offspring hide in a shit-hole spending the charity money.
Whit thae huns like.

TGM
1 month ago

Is irony the same as metallurgy, is it, big man, aye?

Scott OSprey
1 month ago

Caption – “i said I wanted “Coldplay” not “cosplay!”

TGM
1 month ago

Caption:
Charlie Saiz & crew’s annual reunion.

TGM
1 month ago

Is discussion on ETims now verboten in favour of a Hands Off Thumbs Down approach?

If Ralph & Desi can’t see this is killing the site then there’s no hope for it.

SteveNaive
1 month ago
Reply to  TGM

TGM

Care to elucidate?
Celtic site for Celtic supporters.
Many viewpoints, many valid. Some enlightening and others less so.
I myself am particularly partial to those concerned with the giving and receiving of passes.
As Mr Shankly said…
“ It’s a terribly simple game “

TGM
1 month ago
Reply to  SteveNaive

Sure I’ll elucidate …

There’s no longer any discussion.

If people disagree they just press the Dislike button rather than engaging in debate.

Furthermore, the constant loss of posts that go into the dreaded ‘Awaiting For Moderation’ (sic) purgatory has seen the site lose at least half a dozen valuable contributors, each of whom helped make the site what it once was, as R.St.P, Jimboh, Christine & Owen have likewise pointed out.

People like Mike, Monti, Weered have all gone and all we have left are entrants for the Caption competition, with barely even a reference to Ralph’s article, never mind the fitba itself.

Big Ange has put an absolutely cracking team on the park who are blowing everyone away with their skills yet they barely merit a mention on this once vibrant site.

Is that lucid enough for you?

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  TGM

‘There is now very little discussion’…. and you’re the one highlighting it. Hahaha. Maybe there’s very little discussion on here as a certain someone tagged onto said discussions to berate and force feed unsubstantiated and quite frankly wacko conspiracy theories.

TGM
1 month ago

Nah, mate, it was all your fault.

I was just pointing out what you’d missed.

Besides, I’ve noticed that more folk leave every time I’m banned, which is incredibly often, and I can only presume it’s cos this place is so shite without me.

Now away you back and attend to yer hair.

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  TGM

You’re a blowhard and utterly delusional..

TGM
1 month ago

And you named yourself after a grown man’s haircut.

So who’s worse?

BroxburnBhoy
1 month ago
Reply to  TGM

I think it’s clear what is boorish, ridiculous and reflects badly on this site. It’s you cuckoo. You’re simply nuts and happy to advertise it. Maybe another trip to Area 51 is needed for you to recombine with the reptile aliens or something. If I were the site moderators I would block you – lucky I’m not

TGM
1 month ago
Reply to  BroxburnBhoy

I told you, bird boy, they’ve been blocking me for years, dozens of times, but I keep coming back to annoy you arrogant clowns who think ye’re all that.

It amuses me to watch your reactions when I point out provable truths while you bams can only respond with the programming you’re being taught through the media and yer pathetic schooling.

How’s America, bird boy?

Treating ye well, is it ..?

BroxburnBhoy
1 month ago
Reply to  TGM

Cuckoo Cuckoo

TGM
1 month ago
Reply to  BroxburnBhoy

You’re so articulate, bird boy …

Have you ever considered a career in writing?

Surely there must be millions of writing opportunities for such an articulate fantasist like yourself ‘in America’, no ..?

The Cha
1 month ago

Caption “Mike Ashley withdraws his tanks from the Marble Staircase to Dave King’s Onion Bears HQ as Keef Jackass continues to make a complete Bristol of himself”

I won’t add any more today to allow our resident nutter to continue stewing in his impotent rage. 😉

TGM
1 month ago
Reply to  The Cha

Neither stewing nor impotent, mate, though you must feel like a right Charlie now yer beloved BBC has been exposed for the frauds that they are.

Like I’ve been telling ye for the best part of the past decade 😉

TGM
1 month ago
Reply to  The Cha

Let’s all do the Cha, Cha, let’s all do the Cha, Cha!

Haha ha ha!
Haha ha ha!

🙂

TGM
1 month ago
Reply to  The Cha

I’m afraid you’ll have to try that caption comp again there, Cha-mp …

If you can’t explain something simply it means you don’t fully understand it.

And as we can all see, you don’t.

Nae luck, Cha!

🙂

TGM
1 month ago
Reply to  The Cha

Tell ye whit, Cha, why don’t you ask Monti tae come back, as at least he understands a joke.

It’ll take an awfy lot a strain aff ye as the weeks go by …

Henke tae.

After all, I’m only three days back in and you two are already making a right pair of Bristols of yourselves with yer lame brained weakling jabs in yer futile attempts to be taken seriously.

Rinse And Repeat
1 month ago
Reply to  TGM

Why respond with one reply when 4 will do.
Rinse and repeat.

TGM
1 month ago

Why indeed?

The Cha
1 month ago
Reply to  The Cha

Me – paging resident nutter

TGM – reporting for duty

Sometimes you’ve got to feel sorry for the soft lad.

Owen Mullions
1 month ago
Reply to  The Cha

He doesn’t realise we are laughing AT him, not WITH him (a university degree ffs!). Maybe his rubber girlfriend has sprung a leak again – if we all chipped in for a puncture repair kit would he go away, do you think?

The Cha
1 month ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

It was 3 Degrees in Art History alone, alongside those in Epidemiology, Virology and other ‘ologies’ that the likes of you and me will never have heard of.

A legend in his own tinfoil wrapped tiny brain.

TGM
1 month ago
Reply to  The Cha

You don’t need a degree in something to study it, Cha Cha.

But I’m sure such a thought would never have occurred to a pair of lame brains like you & Doughball.

I don’t have a degree in any of the above and nor have I claimed to, though I have studied them, so you two are just making up lies as that’s all you have, stupidity and lies.

TGM
1 month ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

There he is, the Doughball is back!

He just can’t stay away once Ol’ Green Machine’s in town.

You got a thing for me, Doughball?

Sure looks that way.

TGM
1 month ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Btw, Doughball, you need to stop obsessing over my university degree, as it’s just a piece of paper.

99% of the people I attended Uni with were rubber faced fools like you who couldn’t tell their @rse fae their elbow.

Did you go to Uni, Doughball?

Maybe you were one of them ..?

TGM
1 month ago
Reply to  The Cha

Jist go and call Monti like I told ye, soft lad.

Tell him the site’s dying without his humour as you lot are about as humorous as a shot of unknown black particles.

TGM
1 month ago
Reply to  TGM

Since you clearly DIDN’T go to Uni, Doughball, I’ll explain how it works:

You would study a minimum of 3 subjects per year.

You could only major in the top two subjects of your choice and one year I studied Art & Art History as my third subject so therefore donot, nor have I ever claimed to have, an Art degree, despite what your muddled mixed up thinking keeps telling you.

If you’d read my treatise on The Girl With A Pearl Earring not only being a fake but how the art market, like fitba’ is simply a money laundering racket, then you would already know this.

But no, you prefer to start foaming at the mouth every time I mention the fact that I went to university, Glasgow University, and let your impotent old man’s rage blind you to what I’ve actually written.

Though admittedly you’re not the only old tosser round here who reacts like that every time they see my name.

You silly auld c*nts just cannot stand being shown up for the daft aul’ dumbed down muppets yez are, eh ..?

Owen Mullions
1 month ago
Reply to  TGM

Ooh touché – or should that be touchy? Appraised any pre-Raphaelite masterpieces lately? I did enjoy your previous ‘treatise’ but copy and pasting from the net isn’t really your own work is it? Stick to the ‘adult art’ magazines in your mammy’s attic but remember – real women don’t have staples through their bellies. Maybe that’s why Latex Linda and Rubber Rosie keep deflating on you!

TGM
1 month ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Why are all your replies to me associated with s e x, Doughball?

You really ought to reconsider this fetish of yours regarding The Green Machine, it’s unbecoming for a man of your age.

portpower
1 month ago

BREAKING SEVCONIAN NEWS:

A dingo ate my ticket.

TGM
1 month ago
Reply to  portpower

Better than your baby.

portpower
1 month ago

Caption:
Paint your Tankwagon,

TGM
1 month ago
Reply to  portpower

I don’t know, there’s a lot tae be said for wagging yer painter.

And as a painter I know.

TGM
1 month ago

Meanwhile, here’s something for ‘The’ Cha to chew on, from his favourite Auntie Beeb about her favourite team’s captain, and all the penalties he’s been granted by the brethren down the years …

https ://www.bbc.com/sport/football/ 60919626

Be my guest, Cha Cha, you’ll love it.

TGM
1 month ago

Can’t we just get the old band back together?

Like back in the good old days?

Red, Mike & Monti, R.St.P, JimBob aka THENADIROFCHIFTINESS (sic)?

Not forgetting Ol’ Doughball himself, the easily forgotten Owen Mullions !

Osn’t that a cast tae shoot a President over?!

As John Wilkes Booth once famously said?

Domt you long for the good old days, Henke?

Or you, Cha ..?.

Weren’t the good old days some of the happiest days of your life?

Me, you, Mike, Monti & Red, chirping joyfully & playfully through the cornfields and the churchyards in those happy bygone days of yore ..?

Afartinan Echochamber
1 month ago
Reply to  TGM

Parrrrrp.

TGM
1 month ago

Nice to know you live down to yer name, fart @rse.

BroxburnBhoy
1 month ago
Reply to  TGM

Cuckoo cuckoo

TGM
1 month ago
Reply to  BroxburnBhoy

Hi birdman.

You don’t qualify as ‘old band’ since you’re a lame brained halfwit but you can pretend to be our mascot.

BroxburnBhoy
1 month ago
Reply to  TGM

Cuckoo Cuckoo

TGM
1 month ago
Reply to  BroxburnBhoy

How’s ‘America’, bird boy?

You enjoying it, aye ..?

R.St.Parsley
1 month ago

Caption:
Armoured cars and tanks and guns
Union Jacks and thick fat Huns
But everyone will stand behind
The glib and shameless liar.

TGM
1 month ago
Reply to  R.St.Parsley

R.St.P, do this lot a favour and tell them about the discussion on your Downfall site where Christina, JimBob, Doughball & yourself all agreed that the ETims site is no longer fit for purpose thanks to its outrageously frustrating ‘Awaiting For Approval’ nonsense or the fact that one wrong word can see your entire post binned.

You has this chat a day or two before you shut the whole site down even though the plan was for all you lot to use it as a hang out site for the free flowing banter.

Also tell Doughball the truth that the real reason you shut it down was because I was using it to come after him, having been banned here therefore denied my right to reply to his nonsense, so you can’t exactly blame me for its closure when it was your site so your choice though I feel bad that you did.

Hope you’re keeping well.

TGM
1 month ago

The Huns pre match banner read ‘Make Us Dream’ when they’ve been dreaming for the past decade that it’s ‘the same club’ …

How quaint.

TicToc
1 month ago

Port, do you know the Casella family from down your way?
I’d just like to ask them a few (awkward?) questions, beginning with “Yellow Tail, Jammy Red Roo”.
On another (proper) note, I don’t know how you, or the wider Celtic supporters in general feel about Sunday but I haven’t moved an iota since August ’21.
Last season’s priority, (IMHO) was The Ten. Abandoned, ‘successfully’ by Desmond and Lawwell to save the new huns.
The League Title is STILL everything for ’21-’22. Okay we’ve got the League Cup and we’re in a good position to win the SC, but they’d be NO compensation if we drop the League Title. Put the new huns to the sword, deprive them of the (necessary for them) money that goes with direct CL entry and if we do another Treble great. Me? If 2016 was re-visited (hence we lose the SC but Hibs gain it) I’d still be over the fukkin’ moon as those entitled scum were left with nothing but the central part of their old club’s name, *ANGER.
*Credit to PMGB who first used this, I think.
HH

portpower
1 month ago
Reply to  TicToc

Gday TicToc,
I don
t know the Casella Family personally but they do do a nice bottle of plonk.
Wrt the league, this season is a starter for 10.

TicToc
1 month ago
Reply to  portpower

Port, that’s what I was on about the Casella family but IMHO, Yellow Tail, Jammy Red Roo isn’t one of them! Too sweet, and only 12%.

Well it’s clear to get to Ten you have to start at one, but we had it in our grasp last season and it was given away to save the new huns.
Just digest that for a sec. To save the scummiest company and fans on the planet, just for filthy lucre? Those traitors will never be forgiven, not by me anyway!
BTW, I see “ten man Hibs” lost the other semi, no surprise there then. (the 10 man thing!)

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