SWINDON TOWN: Goal-shy Williams not blaming injuries

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Andy Williams in action Andy Williams in action

ANDY Williams is refusing to use his recent injury problems as an excuse for his lack of goals this season, and he intends to start finding the net on a regular basis to help Swindon Town into the top six in League One.

Williams, who joined the Robins from Yeovil in the summer, has netted four times in 21 appearances for his new side this season - a return that by his own admission is not good enough if Town are to make an impact on the promotion picture this term.

The 26-year-old has spent around six weeks on the sidelines with knee and calf knocks, meaning he has not been able to get up to top speed so far in a red shirt.

However, the striker has stressed he will not be pointing to his injuries to deflect any criticism thrown his way.

“You don’t need excuses. It’s frustrating to be like that. No one wants to be injured. Personally I want to play every week and every week I’m fit I want to be playing,” he said.

“So far it’s been good but the injury side of things hasn’t been good. I need to get a bit of momentum going through.

“I had a good run in the second half of last season and I just hope I can start that a bit earlier this season because we’re eighth in the table which is not where we want to be.

“All it takes is a good run in this league to take you right back up there and that’s what we need to happen right now.

“We’ve been getting the odd win, draw and loss everywhere so now we need to start going on a good run of no defeats for a good period of time.”

Swindon have two weeks without a game leading up to the clash with Doncaster at the County Ground on December 8 after they were dumped out of the FA Cup at the first-round stage by Macclesfield earlier this month.

That gives manager Paolo Di Canio and his players plenty of time to rest and recuperate ahead of the busy Christmas period, which Williams’ recognised as being a majorly significant spell in the footballing calendar.

“I’d never say it’s the be all and end all but it is certainly an important part of the season,” he said “Obviously there are six games in a short period of time in a period where there are a lot of fans coming to games, everyone is back with their families and it’s the only period as a footballer when it’s a little bit tricky because you’re not always with your families.

“Apart from that the games come so thick and fast that you don’t really think about anything else and that’s the good thing.

“The most rewarding thing at the end of the Christmas period is to come out of it with as many wins as possible and if we can do that then who knows where we’ll be come January.”

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7:06am Tue 27 Nov 12

Ollie Reed's Parky dance! says...

May keep this article and remind him come January as to what if anything has changed!
Personally I like watching him and is a must start as we miss his pace when he is not in the team.
May keep this article and remind him come January as to what if anything has changed! Personally I like watching him and is a must start as we miss his pace when he is not in the team. Ollie Reed's Parky dance!
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7:48am Tue 27 Nov 12

southside7 says...

I remember Ryan Giggs taking most of a season to find form again after various injuries. The injuries are bound to disrupt form and when he gets back in the swing of things he will become the prolific and dangerous striker we need.
(Ollie, I watched a few Oliver Reed interviews on youtube the other day after seeing your username, the man was an absolute legend and a hero of mine and my mates in our hedontistic days, so, so funny)
I remember Ryan Giggs taking most of a season to find form again after various injuries. The injuries are bound to disrupt form and when he gets back in the swing of things he will become the prolific and dangerous striker we need. (Ollie, I watched a few Oliver Reed interviews on youtube the other day after seeing your username, the man was an absolute legend and a hero of mine and my mates in our hedontistic days, so, so funny) southside7
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8:26am Tue 27 Nov 12

umpcah says...

SUE : Can you give me a quick buzz ? Hope you`re OK.
SUE : Can you give me a quick buzz ? Hope you`re OK. umpcah
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11:04am Tue 27 Nov 12

Ollie Reed's Parky dance! says...

Southside he was a legend. Just love that Parkinson dancing a great u tube clip
Southside he was a legend. Just love that Parkinson dancing a great u tube clip Ollie Reed's Parky dance!
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11:30am Tue 27 Nov 12

Malkym says...

Breaking News :- Adam Henson (Adam's Farm Countryfile) and one of his special rare breeds of Cattle are due at the CG today along with Billy Connolly & his banjo. They are there to coach Williams, Collins & Martin to teach them how to actually hit the proverbial "cow's arse with the ukelele thingy" George Formby might also be making a ghost appearance!
Breaking News :- Adam Henson (Adam's Farm Countryfile) and one of his special rare breeds of Cattle are due at the CG today along with Billy Connolly & his banjo. They are there to coach Williams, Collins & Martin to teach them how to actually hit the proverbial "cow's arse with the ukelele thingy" George Formby might also be making a ghost appearance! Malkym
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12:33pm Tue 27 Nov 12

I'm Sue says...

umpcah wrote:
SUE : Can you give me a quick buzz ? Hope you`re OK.
Hi Honey. I just love this footie nonsense....just all balls in the box and testosterone (is that Italian?). Anyways, I can't buzz you 'cos I've been buzzin' myself if you catch my drift! I want to know more about this Grim guy who keeps askin' after me. I think he knew my dad...Johnny Cash.
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: SUE : Can you give me a quick buzz ? Hope you`re OK.[/p][/quote]Hi Honey. I just love this footie nonsense....just all balls in the box and testosterone (is that Italian?). Anyways, I can't buzz you 'cos I've been buzzin' myself if you catch my drift! I want to know more about this Grim guy who keeps askin' after me. I think he knew my dad...Johnny Cash. I'm Sue
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2:47pm Tue 27 Nov 12

smirg kcab says...

Goal shy Williams not blaming injuries.

So in other words you are just Shiit then?

Where's sue ?
Onwards and upwards
Goal shy Williams not blaming injuries. So in other words you are just Shiit then? Where's sue ? Onwards and upwards smirg kcab
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2:53pm Tue 27 Nov 12

umpcah says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Goal shy Williams not blaming injuries.

So in other words you are just Shiit then?

Where's sue ?
Onwards and upwards
Where`s Sue ? Not telling you. Try Katrina !
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Goal shy Williams not blaming injuries. So in other words you are just Shiit then? Where's sue ? Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]Where`s Sue ? Not telling you. Try Katrina ! umpcah
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3:54pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Steve. Brentford says...

I'm Sue wrote:
umpcah wrote:
SUE : Can you give me a quick buzz ? Hope you`re OK.
Hi Honey. I just love this footie nonsense....just all balls in the box and testosterone (is that Italian?). Anyways, I can't buzz you 'cos I've been buzzin' myself if you catch my drift! I want to know more about this Grim guy who keeps askin' after me. I think he knew my dad...Johnny Cash.
Haha, i was tempted to pop in with Sue myself,fair play, made me laugh on a miserable day.
[quote][p][bold]I'm Sue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: SUE : Can you give me a quick buzz ? Hope you`re OK.[/p][/quote]Hi Honey. I just love this footie nonsense....just all balls in the box and testosterone (is that Italian?). Anyways, I can't buzz you 'cos I've been buzzin' myself if you catch my drift! I want to know more about this Grim guy who keeps askin' after me. I think he knew my dad...Johnny Cash.[/p][/quote]Haha, i was tempted to pop in with Sue myself,fair play, made me laugh on a miserable day. Steve. Brentford
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5:29pm Tue 27 Nov 12

hornet says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
I'm Sue wrote:
umpcah wrote:
SUE : Can you give me a quick buzz ? Hope you`re OK.
Hi Honey. I just love this footie nonsense....just all balls in the box and testosterone (is that Italian?). Anyways, I can't buzz you 'cos I've been buzzin' myself if you catch my drift! I want to know more about this Grim guy who keeps askin' after me. I think he knew my dad...Johnny Cash.
Haha, i was tempted to pop in with Sue myself,fair play, made me laugh on a miserable day.
Sue where have been glad your back I hope johnny didn't play with your rings of fire
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]I'm Sue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: SUE : Can you give me a quick buzz ? Hope you`re OK.[/p][/quote]Hi Honey. I just love this footie nonsense....just all balls in the box and testosterone (is that Italian?). Anyways, I can't buzz you 'cos I've been buzzin' myself if you catch my drift! I want to know more about this Grim guy who keeps askin' after me. I think he knew my dad...Johnny Cash.[/p][/quote]Haha, i was tempted to pop in with Sue myself,fair play, made me laugh on a miserable day.[/p][/quote]Sue where have been glad your back I hope johnny didn't play with your rings of fire hornet
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5:41pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Malkym says...

You sure can tell when there's no footie stuff to talk about lol! Hope your hold ups are holding up Stevie boy!! :))
You sure can tell when there's no footie stuff to talk about lol! Hope your hold ups are holding up Stevie boy!! :)) Malkym
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7:13pm Tue 27 Nov 12

southside7 says...

southside7 wrote:
I remember Ryan Giggs taking most of a season to find form again after various injuries. The injuries are bound to disrupt form and when he gets back in the swing of things he will become the prolific and dangerous striker we need.
(Ollie, I watched a few Oliver Reed interviews on youtube the other day after seeing your username, the man was an absolute legend and a hero of mine and my mates in our hedontistic days, so, so funny)
If you go onto youtube and type 'oliver reed after dark', these clips are my favourite. a panel show where he's on there with a real stick in the mud feminist type who takes offence to him and wants him kicked off....he replies .....'oh come here and give us a kiss big t1ts.' is probably the funniest thing I have and will ever see in my life.
[quote][p][bold]southside7[/bold] wrote: I remember Ryan Giggs taking most of a season to find form again after various injuries. The injuries are bound to disrupt form and when he gets back in the swing of things he will become the prolific and dangerous striker we need. (Ollie, I watched a few Oliver Reed interviews on youtube the other day after seeing your username, the man was an absolute legend and a hero of mine and my mates in our hedontistic days, so, so funny)[/p][/quote]If you go onto youtube and type 'oliver reed after dark', these clips are my favourite. a panel show where he's on there with a real stick in the mud feminist type who takes offence to him and wants him kicked off....he replies .....'oh come here and give us a kiss big t1ts.' is probably the funniest thing I have and will ever see in my life. southside7
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7:36pm Tue 27 Nov 12

mancrobin says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Goal shy Williams not blaming injuries.

So in other words you are just Shiit then?

Where's sue ?
Onwards and upwards
Hope you made the same analysis of Fjortoft's early form.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Goal shy Williams not blaming injuries. So in other words you are just Shiit then? Where's sue ? Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]Hope you made the same analysis of Fjortoft's early form. mancrobin
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8:52pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Oxon-Red says...

mancrobin wrote:
smirg kcab wrote: Goal shy Williams not blaming injuries. So in other words you are just Shiit then? Where's sue ? Onwards and upwards
Hope you made the same analysis of Fjortoft's early form.
No, he was just craap :-)

Rafa and Storey are the ones people seem to think will do the business !

I would like to have seen them play together against the two Aden Flint lookalikes that Yeovil had, we would have scored 4 that day.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Goal shy Williams not blaming injuries. So in other words you are just Shiit then? Where's sue ? Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]Hope you made the same analysis of Fjortoft's early form.[/p][/quote]No, he was just craap :-) Rafa and Storey are the ones people seem to think will do the business ! I would like to have seen them play together against the two Aden Flint lookalikes that Yeovil had, we would have scored 4 that day. COYMR Oxon-Red
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8:52pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Roger_Smart says...

Speaking of Goals ...Austin has just scored his 21st of the season. 'Goal Machine' and 'Scores for fun' are just not good enough to describe the kid.
Speaking of Goals ...Austin has just scored his 21st of the season. 'Goal Machine' and 'Scores for fun' are just not good enough to describe the kid. Roger_Smart
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9:58pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Ginger-nutz says...

Roger_Smart wrote:
Speaking of Goals ...Austin has just scored his 21st of the season. 'Goal Machine' and 'Scores for fun' are just not good enough to describe the kid.
Charlie boy will be off to the Prem in the january sales, and Paolo will get a big chunk of sell on clause cash to waste...... I mean spend :-)
[quote][p][bold]Roger_Smart[/bold] wrote: Speaking of Goals ...Austin has just scored his 21st of the season. 'Goal Machine' and 'Scores for fun' are just not good enough to describe the kid.[/p][/quote]Charlie boy will be off to the Prem in the january sales, and Paolo will get a big chunk of sell on clause cash to waste...... I mean spend :-) Ginger-nutz
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10:17pm Tue 27 Nov 12

smirg kcab says...

mancrobin wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Goal shy Williams not blaming injuries.

So in other words you are just Shiit then?

Where's sue ?
Onwards and upwards
Hope you made the same analysis of Fjortoft's early form.
Thinking more of pericrap and doss the toss
So we have to wait untill willo puts his red suite and white beard on then?
Where's sue
Onwards and upwards
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Goal shy Williams not blaming injuries. So in other words you are just Shiit then? Where's sue ? Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]Hope you made the same analysis of Fjortoft's early form.[/p][/quote]Thinking more of pericrap and doss the toss So we have to wait untill willo puts his red suite and white beard on then? Where's sue Onwards and upwards smirg kcab
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10:17pm Tue 27 Nov 12

smirg kcab says...

mancrobin wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Goal shy Williams not blaming injuries.

So in other words you are just Shiit then?

Where's sue ?
Onwards and upwards
Hope you made the same analysis of Fjortoft's early form.
Thinking more of pericrap and doss the toss
So we have to wait untill willo puts his red suite and white beard on then?
Where's sue
Onwards and upwards
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Goal shy Williams not blaming injuries. So in other words you are just Shiit then? Where's sue ? Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]Hope you made the same analysis of Fjortoft's early form.[/p][/quote]Thinking more of pericrap and doss the toss So we have to wait untill willo puts his red suite and white beard on then? Where's sue Onwards and upwards smirg kcab
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10:24pm Tue 27 Nov 12

I'm Sue says...

smirg kcab wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Goal shy Williams not blaming injuries.

So in other words you are just Shiit then?

Where's sue ?
Onwards and upwards
Hope you made the same analysis of Fjortoft's early form.
Thinking more of pericrap and doss the toss
So we have to wait untill willo puts his red suite and white beard on then?
Where's sue
Onwards and upwards
His red what, my sweet?
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Goal shy Williams not blaming injuries. So in other words you are just Shiit then? Where's sue ? Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]Hope you made the same analysis of Fjortoft's early form.[/p][/quote]Thinking more of pericrap and doss the toss So we have to wait untill willo puts his red suite and white beard on then? Where's sue Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]His red what, my sweet? I'm Sue
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10:46pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Blazing Riff says...

Roger_Smart wrote:
Speaking of Goals ...Austin has just scored his 21st of the season. 'Goal Machine' and 'Scores for fun' are just not good enough to describe the kid.
Maybe just what QPR need and 'arry's bound to know about him - both being local boys so to speak. What about Simon Cox back on loan in Jan? He was subbed off on Sat. and not inc. in the NF squad tonight. Could be injury I suppose but, if not, might be worth a punt. We're now 7 points adrift of twin leaders!
[quote][p][bold]Roger_Smart[/bold] wrote: Speaking of Goals ...Austin has just scored his 21st of the season. 'Goal Machine' and 'Scores for fun' are just not good enough to describe the kid.[/p][/quote]Maybe just what QPR need and 'arry's bound to know about him - both being local boys so to speak. What about Simon Cox back on loan in Jan? He was subbed off on Sat. and not inc. in the NF squad tonight. Could be injury I suppose but, if not, might be worth a punt. We're now 7 points adrift of twin leaders! Blazing Riff
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12:19am Wed 28 Nov 12

mancrobin says...

smirg kcab wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Goal shy Williams not blaming injuries.

So in other words you are just Shiit then?

Where's sue ?
Onwards and upwards
Hope you made the same analysis of Fjortoft's early form.
Thinking more of pericrap and doss the toss
So we have to wait untill willo puts his red suite and white beard on then?
Where's sue
Onwards and upwards
I thought Pericard was a pretty decent striker. Clearly didn't work for us and went very flaky towards the end. Don't think Dossovi is comparable.

I just think we're falling into the trap of throw away players. We sign good prospects, give them a few games, drop them when they don't perform, bring others in and then conclude they're not up to it.

My view is that we have a huge amount of potential talent at this club at the moment. IMO we need to pick a settled squad, stick with it for a decent length of time and see what happens.

Pretty much what we did last season.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Goal shy Williams not blaming injuries. So in other words you are just Shiit then? Where's sue ? Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]Hope you made the same analysis of Fjortoft's early form.[/p][/quote]Thinking more of pericrap and doss the toss So we have to wait untill willo puts his red suite and white beard on then? Where's sue Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]I thought Pericard was a pretty decent striker. Clearly didn't work for us and went very flaky towards the end. Don't think Dossovi is comparable. I just think we're falling into the trap of throw away players. We sign good prospects, give them a few games, drop them when they don't perform, bring others in and then conclude they're not up to it. My view is that we have a huge amount of potential talent at this club at the moment. IMO we need to pick a settled squad, stick with it for a decent length of time and see what happens. Pretty much what we did last season. mancrobin
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6:51am Wed 28 Nov 12

Malkym says...

mancrobin wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
smirg kcab wrote: Goal shy Williams not blaming injuries. So in other words you are just Shiit then? Where's sue ? Onwards and upwards
Hope you made the same analysis of Fjortoft's early form.
Thinking more of pericrap and doss the toss So we have to wait untill willo puts his red suite and white beard on then? Where's sue Onwards and upwards
I thought Pericard was a pretty decent striker. Clearly didn't work for us and went very flaky towards the end. Don't think Dossovi is comparable. I just think we're falling into the trap of throw away players. We sign good prospects, give them a few games, drop them when they don't perform, bring others in and then conclude they're not up to it. My view is that we have a huge amount of potential talent at this club at the moment. IMO we need to pick a settled squad, stick with it for a decent length of time and see what happens. Pretty much what we did last season.
Funniest post on here for ages lol!! ->I thought Pericard was a pretty decent striker -you were that one then!!
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Goal shy Williams not blaming injuries. So in other words you are just Shiit then? Where's sue ? Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]Hope you made the same analysis of Fjortoft's early form.[/p][/quote]Thinking more of pericrap and doss the toss So we have to wait untill willo puts his red suite and white beard on then? Where's sue Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]I thought Pericard was a pretty decent striker. Clearly didn't work for us and went very flaky towards the end. Don't think Dossovi is comparable. I just think we're falling into the trap of throw away players. We sign good prospects, give them a few games, drop them when they don't perform, bring others in and then conclude they're not up to it. My view is that we have a huge amount of potential talent at this club at the moment. IMO we need to pick a settled squad, stick with it for a decent length of time and see what happens. Pretty much what we did last season.[/p][/quote]Funniest post on here for ages lol!! ->I thought Pericard was a pretty decent striker -you were that one then!! Malkym
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10:45am Wed 28 Nov 12

SeanG92 says...

None of our strikers have hit the form that you would expect of them, except for Storey who has exceeded expectations when playing, however in context that still isnt good enough for a side aiming for the championship (thats nothing against Storey, but we cant expect him to lead the line and fire us to the champ thats not fair)

If we can get Collins, Williams and Rooney all to hit their best form we would have one of the best striking forces in the league.

Im sure the form will come, however it may take a slight change in our style of play, more through balls for wiliams, more crosses into the box earlier for rooney and collins, less long balls.
None of our strikers have hit the form that you would expect of them, except for Storey who has exceeded expectations when playing, however in context that still isnt good enough for a side aiming for the championship (thats nothing against Storey, but we cant expect him to lead the line and fire us to the champ thats not fair) If we can get Collins, Williams and Rooney all to hit their best form we would have one of the best striking forces in the league. Im sure the form will come, however it may take a slight change in our style of play, more through balls for wiliams, more crosses into the box earlier for rooney and collins, less long balls. SeanG92
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12:40pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Oi Den! says...

Sean, I certainly agree that we should be seeing fewer long balls. I cannot for the life of me see why PDC thinks it suits our players. (Maybe he has chosen a style of play and is now trying to sign players to suit it, e.g. Madine and Martin?) So far it has been ugly and largely ineffective - the worst of both worlds. I would rather we built our team and our attacks patiently than have this apparent search for a quick fix with desperate hoof and hope. I don't care how many times the ball gets passed back, as long as it then gets passed forward again. The opposition can't score when we have the ball.
Sean, I certainly agree that we should be seeing fewer long balls. I cannot for the life of me see why PDC thinks it suits our players. (Maybe he has chosen a style of play and is now trying to sign players to suit it, e.g. Madine and Martin?) So far it has been ugly and largely ineffective - the worst of both worlds. I would rather we built our team and our attacks patiently than have this apparent search for a quick fix with desperate hoof and hope. I don't care how many times the ball gets passed back, as long as it then gets passed forward again. The opposition can't score when we have the ball. Oi Den!
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