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Old 04-01-2013, 21:04
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Darren Fletcher was due to cover Brighton v Newcastle, but is ill. Jonathan Pearce has stepped in at short notice, mentioned on 5live drive today.
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Old 04-01-2013, 21:08
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What's the point of 5L and Talksport broadcasting the same game?
a little thing called choice for the listener perhaps?
given that both stations are covering the games chosen by tv, what difference would you have wanted to see? the only time i would agree is if broadcasting a game that is already on another radio station means another equaly important event misses out. as there are no other games in these timeslots though that isn't an issue hear. both stations have the rights so will obviously use them. I do get frustrated sometimes though when 5live and TS broadcast the same champions league games and other british clubs miss out on national radio commentary.
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Old 04-01-2013, 21:10
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Darren Fletcher was due to cover Brighton v Newcastle, but is ill. Jonathan Pearce has stepped in at short notice, mentioned on 5live drive today.
oh dear-- seems it will only be a one-off then.
makes sense for JP to step in given my previous post regarding him living localy to Brighton.
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Old 04-01-2013, 22:51
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It'll be John Hardy and Waynne Phillips for the 'Welsh' derby and Newport County and Wrexham for BBC Radio Cymru tonight. Rob Phillips is down to do Cardiff City's (1899-2012 RIP) FA Cup match at Macclesfield tomorrow, so I'll guess, as commentators sometimes stay overnight beforehand at games, Mark Poyser will do the match for Radio Wales.

I'll be at the match, so will post details afterwards.
1 out of 3 isn't bad then.

BBC Radio Wales

Newport County V Wrexham - Simon Davies (hosting) Rob Phillips, Jason Perry and Mickey '21 years ago Vs Arsenal'* Thomas (All frequencies)
Ospreys V Zebre (RaboDirect Pro12 RU) - Nick Webb (updates)

* They also (due to the date) played Richard Shephard's commentary of that game during half time.

BBC Radio Cymru

Newport County V Wrexham - John Hardy and Meilir Owen (commentary)
Ospreys V Zebre (RaboDirect Pro12 RU) - Cennydd Davies (hosting, with updates)
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Old 04-01-2013, 23:24
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Friday 4th January 2013

BBC WM 95.6

League One
Mike Taylor and Mark Regan: Walsall v Portsmouth

It will most likely be Mark Regan who will present the show
To confirm, Mike Taylor was their match commentator while Mark Regan co-commentated and presented WM Sport from the Banks's Stadium. Additionally, hot off a guest appearance on Sky Sports News, Walsall goalkeeping coach and community officer Mick Kearns provided analysis at half-time and full-time. Kearnsy was primarily co-commentating for the Walsall FC official website's Saddlers Player which, since Steve Hermon became a regular on Free Radio 80s' The Goalzone, he does alongside talkSPORT Extra Time producer Will Gavin.

Out of interest, how many games have BBC WM gone into in their up-to-ten-games-per-season commentary contract with the Saddlers? So far I know they have done commentary on the home game with MK Dons during the first international break of the season, the two live Sky Sports TV games (Shrewsbury Town away during the second international break and Portsmouth at home tonight), the midweek FA Cup First Round Replay against Lincoln City and their midweek league game at Tranmere Rovers. They'll be doing commentary on the Preston North End v Walsall game moved due to PNE's JPT commitments next Sunday, which takes them up to six commentaries (I don't think their coverage of the West Bromwich Albion friendly counts as part of this agreement). Have I missed any other live Walsall games?
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:12
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Oh dear. I don't know what prospect is worse, ITV coverage or Pearce on 5Live.

At least I can block out 1999 & 2005 Clive with Mike Ingham later
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:21
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:33
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Saturday 5 January

BBC Radio Cumbria Sport 2.00pm-6.00pm Presented by Paul Newton (studio)

Swindon Town v Carlisle United James Phillips and Chris Lumsdon (commentary)
Kidderminster Harriers v Barrow Andy Wood and Russell Dodd (commentary)
Workington Reds v Boston John Walsh
North Ferriby United v Kendal Town Garry Woodworth
Kendal v Harrogate John Gibson
Billingham v Penrith James Clarke
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:34
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BBC Radio 5 Live

FA Cup – Third Round
Brighton v Newcastle – Jonathan Pearce and Craig Burley (12:30 commentary)
Crawley v Reading – Alistair Bruce-Ball
Crystal Palace v Stoke – Conor McNamara
Peterborough v Norwich – Mike Sewell and Nigel Worthington
Macclesfield v Cardiff – John Murray and Phil Brown (15:00 commentary)
Middlesbrough v Hastings – Ian Dennis
Luton v Wolves – Jonathan Overend
Southampton v Chelsea – John Southall (Simon Brotherton and Mark Bright with commentary on 5 Live Sports Extra)
Manchester City v Watford – Ian Brown
Tottenham v Coventry – Iain Carter and Clive Allen
Aston Villa v Ipswich – Pat Murphy
Fulham v Blackpool - John Hunt
Bolton v Sunderland – Dave Woods
QPR v West Brom – Jacqui Oatley
Wigan v Bournemouth – Will Perry
Leicester v Burton – Juliette Ferrington
Nottingham Forest v Oldham – Steve May
Blackburn v Bristol City – Peter Slater
Hull v Leyton Orient – Seth Bennett
Derby v Tranmere – Derm Tanner
West Ham v Manchester United – Mike Ingham and Graham Taylor (17:15 commentary)

Scottish Third Division
Rangers v Elgin – Roddy Forsyth

Premiership Rugby
Gloucester v London Irish - Christopher Jones
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:54
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Saturday 5th January

BBC WM

FA Cup 3rd Round
Mark Regan and Paul Franks:Qpr v West Brom(Paul Franks will present the action and this will go out over DAB as well as FM)
Mike Taylor:Luton v Wolves
Rob Gurney:Leeds v Blues
Richard Wilford:Villa v Ipswich (Richie Anderson is outside talking yo the fans)
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Old 05-01-2013, 13:03
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Sat 5th Jan 2013

Radio Lancashire Sport


FA Cup 3rd Round
Barnsley v Burnley - Scott Reid
Blackburn v Bristol City - Andy Beyes
Fulham v Blackpool - Ian Chisnall
Millwall v Preston - Phil Cunliffe

League 2
Northampton v Fleetwood - Gary Hunt
Accrington v Dagenham & Redbridge - Dan Jewell
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Old 05-01-2013, 14:55
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BBC Radio Merseyside - Saturday 5th January 2013.

Ian Kennedy presenting.

Derby v Tranmere - Derek Jones and Andy Doyle (Commentary on 95.8FM)
AFC Telford v Southport - Neil Turner (Updates)
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Old 05-01-2013, 14:59
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BBC Radio Wales

Simon Davies (studio host)

Macclesfield Town V Cardiff City (1899-2012 RIP) (FA Cup 3rd round) - Rob Phillips and Ian Walsh (All frequencies / Online)
Llanelli V Bangor City - Mark Poyser
Pontypridd V Neath (Principality Premiership RU) - Nick Webb
Welsh Grand National, Chepstow - Alun Jenkins

BBC Radio Cymru

Eleri Siôn (studio host)

Macclesfield Town V Cardiff City (1899-2012 RIP) (FA Cup 3rd round) - Gareth Blainey and Iwan Roberts (commentary)
Llanelli V Bangor City - Owain Llyr (going for Wigan Athletic V AFC Bournemouth as 'shock of the round')
Aberystwyth Town V Prestatyn Town - Marc Lloyd Williams
Pontypridd V Neath (Principality Premiership RU) - Ion Thomas
Welsh Grand National, Chepstow - Alun Jenkins (commentary)
Newport V Llandovery (Principality Premiership RU) - Lowri Morgan
Connacht V Newport-Gwent Dragons (RaboDirect Pro 12 RU) (1700GMT KO) - ? (commentary)

The press box at Moss Rose requires you to be a contortionist accoring to Gareth Blainey, as there is not much space, plus there are only 15 seats available when there is a rumoured 19 people working as commentators/producers on the match.

BBC Bristol / Somerset

Geoff Twentmyann (studio host)

Blackburn Rovers V Bristol City (FA Cup 3rd round) - Ed Hadwin and Adam Baker (94.9FM / 104.6FM / 1566MW / DAB / Online)
Bristol Rovers V Gillingham - Richard Hoskin and Keith Brookman (95.5FM / 1548MW)
Dings Crusaders V Taunton RFC (RFU National Division 2 South) - Dan Albutt
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Old 05-01-2013, 15:01
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BBC London
Host Phil Parry at West Ham
Charlton v Huddersfield Emma Jones
Crystal Palace v Stoke City Andy Rowley and Steve Froggatt (FM commentary)
Fulham v Blackpool David Friend
Hull City v Leyton Orient Dave Victor
Man City v Watford Mark Taylor
Millwall v Preston Andrea Warth
QPR v WBA Jamie Hill
Southampton v Chelsea Alan Seabrook
Tottenham v Coventry Nick Godwin and Paul Mortimer (DAB commentary)
Southend v Brentford Billy Reeves
West Ham v Man Utd PP and Bradley Allen (evening commentary)
Accrington Stanley v Dagenham and Redbridge Stewart Smith
Barnet v Bradford Karl Bates
Rochdale v AFC Wimbledon Drew Savage


BBC Three Counties Radio
Host Geoff Doyle (usually BBC Northampton) at Man City
Luton v Wolves Simon Oxley and Kirk Stevens (630AM commentary)
Man City v Watford Jon Marks and Tony Coton (98.0 and 103.8FM commentary)
Sheff Wed v MK Dons Luke Ashmead and PaulDixon (104.5FM commentary)
Crewe v Stevenage Steve Watkins and Dean Thomson(95.5FM commentary)
Wycombe v Chesterfield Ben Campbell


BBC Radio Berkshire
Host Ady Williams
Crawley v Reading Tim Dellor and Mick Gooding (commentary)
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Old 05-01-2013, 15:03
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Saturday 5th January - talkSPORT

Ian Danter presenting Matchday Live from Selhurst Park with Alvin Martin at the Amex Stadium, Ray Houghton at St Mary's and Ray Parlour at Upton Park, followed by Call Collymore with Jason Cundy

FA Cup Third Round
Brighton & Hove Albion v Newcastle United - John Roder and Alvin Martin (12.30pm commentary), with Alex Crook at pitchside
Aston Villa v Ipswich Town - Graham Beecroft
Bolton Wanderers v Sunderland - John Temple
Crawley Town v Reading - Elliot Cook (via phone)
Crystal Palace v Stoke City - Ian Danter presenting and reporting, with George Cummins producing
Fulham v Blackpool - Toby Gilles
Manchester City v Watford - Simon Humphreys
Middlesbrough v Hastings United - Grahame Lloyd
Peterborough United v Norwich City - Kev Lawrence
Queens Park Rangers v West Bromwich Albion - Tony Incenzo
Southampton v Chelsea - Mike Bovill and Ray Houghton
Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City - Dave Rowe
West Ham United v Manchester United - Nigel Pearson and Alvin Martin (5.15pm commentary), with Ian Abrahams at pitchside and James Dodd producing

Rugby Union: Premiership
Gloucester v London Irish - Russell Hargreaves

As for where the trio of Matchday Exclusive regulars are today: Adrian Durham has yet to recover from losing his voice (although is at London Road as a Posh fan), Sam Matterface is commentating on Southampton v Chelsea for ITV1's highlights tonight and Stan Collymore is on holiday (no idea why he'd pick FA Cup Third Round weekend to take a break, but there you go). I think it's the first time we've heard Alex Crook, a mainstay of talkSPORT Live's Premier League coverage, on talkSPORT UK. Good to hear that Dave Rowe has been sent to Tottenham v Coventry today. Great to have the FA Cup back on talkSPORT, their coverage has sounded really strong so far.
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Old 05-01-2013, 15:52
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IRN
Man City v Watford Darren Stannage
Fulham v Blackpool Lee Stott
Aston Villa v Ipswich Clive Edwards
Tottenham v Coventry Laurence Mora
Palace v Stoke Nigel Bidmead
Southampton v Chelsea Peter Hood
QPR v WBA Guy Swindells
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Old 05-01-2013, 17:03
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BBC Radio Cymru

Connacht V Newport-Gwent Dragons (RaboDirect Pro 12 RU) (1700GMT KO) - ? (commentary)
Gareth Charles and Gary Samuel
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Old 05-01-2013, 17:10
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Saturday 5th January - talkSPORT Live

FA Cup Third Round
Brighton & Hove Albion v Newcastle United - David Oates and Alan McLoughlin (12.30pm commentary)
West Ham United v Manchester United - Richard Connelly and Alan McLoughlin (5.15pm commentary)

For those interested in how talkSPORT Live covered the 3pm kick-offs, the short answer is they didn't. From checking Radio Sport New Zealand's Week on Demand, between 2.30-5pm they just took talkSPORT UK's Matchday Live with Ian Danter and co. As far as I know they didn't provide any 3pm commentaries, at the end of the early game David Oates just signed off and while there are match stats pages on talkSPORT.com none of these seem to have the usual commentary streams attached to them.

As for Matchday Live today, it was talkSPORT's usual Around the Grounds fare with no stop-offs at any of the featured games for spells of commentary. Dants seemed to be more focused on running down all of the scores as is the presenter's normal role than he was on updating his own game and thus did a very good job. I guess the original plan would have been to have Adrian Durham presenting from Peterborough United v Norwich City with Kev Lawrence reporting alongside him and Dants simply being their reporter at Crystal Palace v Stoke City prior to Adrian losing his voice. Interesting to hear that talkSPORT Live's regular Saturday 5.30pm co-commentator Paul Mortimer was on BBC London today, is this the first time he has worked for that station?
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Old 05-01-2013, 17:12
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BBC Radio Leeds, and official Bradford City website
host: Gareth Jones at Elland Road
Charlton Athletic versus Huddersfield Town (92.4, 95.3 and 102.7 FM, and online)
commentator: Paul Ogden
summariser: Kieran O'Regan
Leeds United versus Birmingham City (103.9 FM, DAB and online)
commentator: Adam Pope
summariser: Simon Walton
Barnet versus Bradford City (AM and official Bradford City website)
commentator: Dave Fletcher


Yorkshire Radio (DAB), Minster FM and official Leeds United website
Leeds United versus Birmingham City
host: Michael Weadock
commentator: Thom Kirwin
summariser: Eddy Gray


The Pulse
Barnet versus Bradford City
host and commentator: Tim Thornton
summariser: Ian Ormondroyd


BBC Radio Sheffield
host: Andy Giddings
Aldershot Town versus Rotherham United (AM and DAB)
commentator: Murray Burnell

(FM)
Oxford United versus Sheffield United
commentator: Andy Giddings
summariser: Keith Edwards
Sheffield Wednesday versus Milton Keynes Dons
reporter: Rob Staton
Barnsley versus Burnley
reporter: Adam Oxley
Doncaster Rovers versus Colchester United
reporter: Steve Crossman
Wycombe Wanderers versus Chesterfield
reporter: Paul Fisher
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Old 05-01-2013, 18:34
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Saturday 5th January

Sky sports news radio

Presenter:Jeff stelling

FA Cup 3rd round
Mike Hooker: Aldershot v Rotherham
Bob Hall: Villa v Ipswich
Jason Thornton: Barnsley v Burnley
Peter Smith: Blackburn v Bristol City
Steve Jackson: Bolton v Sunderland
Tony Colliver: Charlton v Huddersfield
Paul Walsh: Crawley v Reading
Dickie Davies: Crystal Place v Stoke
Alan Mcinally: Derby v Tranmere
Adriano Russo: Fulham v Blackpool
Des Hinks: Hull v Leyton Orient
Harvey Willes: Leeds v Birmingham
Chris Hull: Leicester v Burton
Ian Dowie: Luton v Wolves
Mike Jones: Macclesfield v Cardiff
David Donaldson: Middlesbrough v Hastings
Simon Watts: Millwall v Preston
Dave Bracegirdle: Notts Forest v Oldham
Daniel Freeman: Oxford v Sheff Utd
John Salako: Peterborough v Norwich
Pete Barraclough: Southampton v Chelsea
Jonathan Beales: Southend v Brentford
Mick Conway: Spurs v Coventry
Brian Beard: Wigan v Bournemouth

All in the Studio

League One
Paul Merson: Donny v Colchester
Phil Thompson: Bristol Rovers v Gillingham
Matt Le-Tissier: Swindon v Carlisle

League Two
Charlie Nicholas: Port Vale v Plymouth
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Old 05-01-2013, 18:47
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FA Cup – Third Round

Luton Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers – Jonathan Overend
Alan Biggs there for Final Score I'm assuming, as the BBC News (channel) just played his report on Sportsday, complete with a fancy photo slideshow.

Southampton v Chelsea – John Southall (Simon Brotherton and Mark Bright with commentary on 5 Live Sports Extra)
BBC World Service 2nd half also
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Old 05-01-2013, 18:49
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Alan Biggs there for Final Score I'm assuming, as the BBC News (channel) just played his report on Sportsday.



BBC World Service 2nd half also
Alan Biggs was the reporter. Somewhat out of his normal beat. Many Final Score reporters shared with Five Live today.
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Old 05-01-2013, 20:15
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BBC Radio Manchester presented by Jimmy Wagg from Macclesfield

Manchester City v Watford - Ian Cheeseman and Nigel Gleghorn - commentary

Bolton Wanderers v Sunderland - Phil Kinsella - reports

Macclesfield v Cardiff - Nathan Middleton - reports

Notts County v Oldham - Matt Newsome - reports

Wigan v Bournemouth - Paul Rowley - reports

West Ham v Manchester United - Bill Rice - reports

Not sure who was covering Rochdale v AFC Wimbledon so any help would be appreciated
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Old 05-01-2013, 21:43
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Saturday 5th January - talkSPORT

Ian Danter presenting Matchday Live from Selhurst Park with Alvin Martin at the Amex Stadium, Ray Houghton at St Mary's and Ray Parlour at Upton Park, followed by Call Collymore with Jason Cundy

FA Cup Third Round
Brighton & Hove Albion v Newcastle United - John Roder and Alvin Martin (12.30pm commentary), with Alex Crook at pitchside
West Ham United v Manchester United - Nigel Pearson and Alvin Martin (5.15pm commentary), with Ian Abrahams at pitchside and James Dodd producing
My third mention of Alvin Martin in that post should read Ray Parlour, of course!
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Old 05-01-2013, 21:46
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Saturday 5th January - Free Radio 80s

Tom Ross presented The Goalzone from Loftus Road

FA Cup Third Round
Aston Villa v Ipswich Town - Nathan Alleyne and Pat Heard (DAB in Birmingham commentary)
Leeds United v Birmingham City - Mikey Burrows and Geoff Horsfield (1152AM in Birmingham commentary)
Luton Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Steve Hermon and Matt Murray (990AM and 1017AM in the Black Country and Shropshire commentary)
Queens Park Rangers v West Bromwich Albion - Tom Ross and Tony Brown (DAB in the Black Country and Shropshire commentary)
Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City - Joe Holt and Dave Bennett (1359AM and DAB in Coventry & Warwickshire commentary)


Newstalk 106-108FM

Ger Gilroy presented Newstalk Sport Saturday alongside Joe Molloy

FA Cup Third Round (as IRN)
Brighton & Hove Albion v Newcastle United - Richard Newman
Aston Villa v Ipswich Town - Clive Edwards
Crystal Palace v Stoke City - Nigel Bidmead
Fulham v Blackpool - Lee Stott
Manchester City v Watford - Darren Stannage
Southampton v Chelsea - Peter Hood
Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City - Laurence Mora
Queens Park Rangers v West Bromwich Albion - Guy Swindells


Talk Radio Europe and Global Radio Networks (Costa del Sol)

Kenny Jones presented La Liga Saturday

La Liga
Deportivo La Coruna v Malaga - Paul Breen-Turner and Chris Williams (7pm GMT commentary)

Absolute Radio and Today FM broadcast music shows (the former included football updates from presenter Russ Williams) in the absence of Premier League commentaries this afternoon.
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