2007–08 Cardiff City F.C. season

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Cardiff City
2007–08 season
Chairman England Peter Ridsdale
Manager England Dave Jones
Championship 12th
FA Cup Runners-up
Carling Cup Fourth Round
FAW Premier Cup Semi-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Paul Parry (10)
Joe Ledley (10)
All:
Paul Parry (11)
Joe Ledley (11)
Highest home attendance 18,840 vs Stoke City (11 August 2007)
Lowest home attendance 11,006 vs Colchester United (8 December 2007)
Average home league attendance 13,939

During the 2007-08 season Cardiff City played in the Football League Championship. It was the team's fifth year in the Championship since being promoted from League One. The season was the first full year in charge for chairman Peter Ridsdale after taking over from Sam Hammam the previous year.[1]

Team kit and sponsorship[edit]

Cardiff's shirts for this season were made by Joma. Their shirt sponsorship was a version of the previous years, Communications Direct, which had been shortened to just Comms Direct.

Season review[edit]

Events[edit]

This section does not list information about match results or player transfers.

  • 15 August 2007 - Major financial backers of the club Langston announce they have initiated legal proceedings against the club over claims they have not repaid a £30 million loan.[2]
  • 7 September 2007 - Chairman Peter Ridsdale reveals that the clubs new ground had fallen behind schedule and will not be ready until May 2009.[3]
  • 29 October 2007 - Ex-Wales rugby union captain Mike Hall resigns from the club board over a possible conflict of interest between his company PMG Associates and Langston.[4]
  • 2 November 2007 - Construction of Cardiff's new stadium gets under way with a ceremonial 'cutting of the turf' ceremony between Peter Ridsdale and Cardiff council leader Rodney Berman.[5]
  • 13 November 2007 - Cardiff board members hold a meeting and hand manager Dave Jones a vote of confidence as long as results improve.[6]
  • 15 November 2007 - Club creditors Langston state that should it win its court case against Cardiff it would not put the club into administration.[7]
  • 12 December 2007 - The club's court case with Langston is postponed after the company requested a deferral.[8]
  • 12 March 2008 - The club's court case with creditors Langston begins at the High Court.[9]
  • 19 March 2008 - A high court judge dismisses Langston's call for a summary judgement. A two month wait for any further court action is announced for parties to try to agree terms.[10]
  • 24 May 2008 - Cardiff Blues rugby team sign an agreement which will see them become tenants at the club's new ground for a period of 20 years.[11]

Pre-season[edit]

Cardiff enjoyed a successful pre-season winning five out of their six friendlies. The previous seasons top scorer Michael Chopra began pre-season well with two goals in the first match against near-by Welsh side Merthyr Tydfil but that was to be his last participation in the Bluebirds season as he left the club to join newly promoted Premiership side Sunderland.[12] Manager Dave Jones had little resources on which to build a side but managed to make several additions by the time Cardiff travelled to Portugal for a two-game tour. Winning both games with new signings Steve MacLean and Gavin Rae impressing. During the two games Cardiff handed appearances to four on trial players, Cyprus international winger Constantinos Charalambidis, former Greece under-21 international goalkeeper Kleopas Giannou, Portuguese goalkeeper Ricardo Oliveira and Portuguese defender Marco Almeida.[13] However none were offered permanent deals at the club. They returned home to take a 2–0 win over Yeovil Town before they suffered their only loss during pre-season in a 6–4 defeat to Stockport County.[14] One more player arrived at this point, Robbie Fowler was the surprise signing unveiled at Ninian Park[15] and featured in the 1–0 victory over Dutch Eredivisie side FC Twente in their final pre-season game.

Regular season[edit]

Cardiff began the season at home to Stoke City, the first time they had been given a home tie to open the season in eleven years, falling to a 1–0 defeat after a goal from Ryan Shawcross.[16] They picked up their first win of the season against Queens Park Rangers the following weekend but the Bluebirds struggled to live up to the expectations laid on them at the start of the year and by the end of October they found themselves hovering above the relegation zone. Several poor results saw manager Dave Jones come under intense pressure to be sacked but on 15 November the Cardiff board voted to keep Jones in the job on the condition that the teams results improve in the next few weeks.[17] Steadily results did begin to improve but on 4 December Cardiff were beaten 2–0 at home by Charlton Athletic and the teams performance was slammed by critics.[18] However the team responded well to the negative response and came back to win three of their next four games, against Colchester United, Blackpool and Sheffield United, three teams also near Cardiff at the foot of the table. They continued their good spell of results into the new year with wins against Preston North End, Plymouth Argyle and Sheffield Wednesday. The teams impressive form saw manager Jones named as Championship manager of the month and midfielder Joe Ledley named player of the month for January, only for Cardiff to lose the next two games against Stoke City and Norwich City. After mixed results in February and early March the team began to push for promotion and with four games remaining members of the squad stated that they would have to win all four remaining games to make the play-offs,[19][20] only for them to lose to already relegated Scunthorpe United and play off hopefuls Wolverhampton Wanderers in their next two games before finishing the season with a 3–0 victory over Barnsley.

Standings[edit]

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
11 Charlton Athletic 46 17 13 16 63 58 +5 64
12 Cardiff City 46 24 11 14 59 55 +4 64
13 Burnley 46 16 14 16 60 67 -7 62

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

League statistics[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 16 16 14 59 55 +4 64 12 4 7 31 21 +10 4 12 7 28 34 −6

Last updated: End of season.
Source: The Football League

Cups[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Cardiff's first match in the FA Cup was away to non-league Chasetown who became the lowest ranked side ever to reach the third round of the competition and, despite an early scare when Kevin McNaughton turned the ball into his own net, they eventually came away with a 3–1 victory. The fourth and fifth round ties saw the Bluebirds go through with little trouble after wins over Hereford United and Wolverhampton Wanderers. With those results, Cardiff reached the quarter-finals and were rewarded with a trip to Premiership side Middlesbrough. A tough match was predicted but Cardiff got off to a great start when Peter Whittingham found his way through a crowd of defenders to score and Roger Johnson headed in meaning the match was all but over after just 23 minutes.[21] The semi-final saw Cardiff come up against Championship opposition for the second time in Barnsley at Wembley Stadium and a Joe Ledley goal in the opening 10 minutes was the only thing that separated the two clubs at the final whistle sending Cardiff into their first FA Cup final since they won the trophy in 1927.

The final saw Cardiff face Portsmouth, who advanced after beating West Bromwich Albion in the semi-final. The match was played on 17 May at Wembley and a crowd of over 89,000 saw Portsmouth claim the cup after a goal from Nwankwo Kanu in the 37th minute.[22]

League cup[edit]

A mixture of first team and reserve players saw Cardiff come away with 1–0 wins over Football League One sides Brighton and Leyton Orient in the opening rounds before they were drawn against Championship side West Bromwich Albion. The match saw Cardiff go 4–0 up in 30 minutes with goals from veteran trio Robbie Fowler, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Trevor Sinclair and, despite an attempted comeback from West Brom, the match finished 4–2.

The fourth round saw Cardiff drawn against Liverpool with the main focus of the match being the return of Robbie Fowler to Anfield.[23] After falling behind from a goal from Nabil El Zhar, Cardiff managed an equaliser when captain Darren Purse headed in a cross, only for Steven Gerrard to score the winner a minute later.

FAW Premier Cup[edit]

Cardiff were drawn against Welshpool Town for their first match and a team made up of mostly youth players with a handful of reserves came away with a 1–0 win after youngster Jonathan Brown scored on his first team debut.[24] Newport County were the clubs opponents in the semi-final and despite adding several more of the more experienced reserve players to the side they were beaten on penalties. The match also saw a number of former Cardiff players such as Lee Jarman and Damon Searle return to Ninian Park.

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Finland GK Peter Enckelman (on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
2 Scotland DF Kevin McNaughton
3 Northern Ireland DF Tony Capaldi
4 Scotland MF Gavin Rae
5 England DF Darren Purse (Captain)
6 Netherlands DF Glenn Loovens
7 England MF Peter Whittingham
8 England FW Robbie Fowler
10 Republic of Ireland MF Stephen McPhail (Vice-Captain)
11 Wales MF Paul Parry
12 England DF Roger Johnson
13 England GK Michael Oakes
14 Northern Ireland FW Warren Feeney
15 Republic of Ireland GK David Forde (on loan to Bournemouth)
No. Position Player
16 Wales MF Joe Ledley
18 England MF Trevor Sinclair
19 England MF Riccardo Scimeca
20 Scotland FW Steve Thompson
23 Wales MF Darcy Blake
25 Poland GK Erwin Sak
26 Wales MF Jonathan Brown
27 England FW Matt Green (on loan to Oxford United)
29 Wales DF Matthew Smith (on loan to Newport County)
30 Wales MF Aaron Ramsey
31 Northern Ireland FW Josh Magennis
36 Netherlands FW Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Republic of Ireland MF Willo Flood (on loan to Dundee United)

Detailed Overview[edit]

No. Name Nat. Place of Birth Date of Birth Club Apps. Club Goals Int. Caps Int. Goals Previous Club Date Joined Fee End1
1 Peter Enckelman Finland Turku 10 March 1977 - - 12 0 Blackburn Rovers 10 January 2008 Loan 2008
2 Kevin McNaughton Scotland Dundee 28 August 1982 44 0 3 0 Aberdeen 26 May 2006 Free 2009
3 Tony Capaldi Northern Ireland Porsgrunn Norway 12 August 1981 - - 21 0 Plymouth Argyle 25 May 2007 Free 2010
4 Gavin Rae Scotland Aberdeen 28 November 1977 - - 12 0 Rangers 23 June 2007 Free 2010
5 Darren Purse England Stepney 14 February 1977 76 10 - - West Bromwich Albion 28 July 2005 £1,000,000 2008
6 Glenn Loovens Netherlands Doetinchem 22 October 1983 68 3 - - Feyenoord 9 May 2006 £250,000 2009
7 Peter Whittingham England Nuneaton 8 September 1984 19 4 - - Aston Villa 11 January 2007 £350,000 2011
8 Robbie Fowler England Liverpool 9 April 1975 - - 26 7 Liverpool 22 July 2007 Free 2009
10 Stephen McPhail Republic of Ireland London England 9 December 1979 45 0 10 1 Barnsley 13 June 2006 Free 2009
11 Paul Parry Wales Chepstow 19 August 1980 118 12 12 1 Hereford United 9 January 2004 £75,000 2009
12 Roger Johnson England Ashford 28 April 1987 33 2 - - Wycombe Wanderers 4 July 2006 £275,000 2009
13 Michael Oakes England Northwich 30 October 1973 - - - - Wolverhampton Wanderers 7 July 2007 Free 2008
14 Warren Feeney Northern Ireland Belfast 17 January 1981 6 0 23 3 Luton Town 1 June 2007 Free 2009
15 David Forde Republic of Ireland Galway 20 December 1979 8 0 - - Derry City 5 December 2006 Free 2009
16 Joe Ledley Wales Cardiff 23 January 1987 126 10 8 0 N/A 1 June 2004 Trainee 2009
18 Trevor Sinclair England London 2 March 1973 - - 12 0 Manchester City 10 July 2007 Free 2008
19 Riccardo Scimeca England Leamington Spa 13 June 1975 55 6 - - West Bromwich Albion 13 January 2006 Free 2009
20 Steve Thompson Scotland Paisley 14 October 1978 59 10 16 3 Rangers 10 January 2006 £250,000 2008
23 Darcy Blake Wales New Tredegar 13 December 1988 14 0 - - N/A 8 November 2006 Trainee 2009
25 Erwin Sak Poland Lublin 15 February 1990 - - - - Sokół Pniewy 19 February 2008 Free 2009
26 Jonathan Brown Wales Bridgend 17 April 1990 - - - - N/A 1 June 2007 Trainee 2009
27 Matt Green England Bath 2 January 1987 6 0 - - Newport County 31 January 2007 £10,000 2008
28 Matthew Smith Wales Cardiff - - - - N/A 1 June 2007 Trainee 2008
30 Aaron Ramsey Wales Caerphilly 26 December 1990 1 0 - - N/A 1 June 2006 Trainee 2008
31 Josh Magennis Northern Ireland Bangor 15 August 1990 - - - - N/A 1 June 2007 Trainee 2010
36 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Netherlands Paramaribo Suriname 27 March 1972 - - 23 9 Charlton Athletic 16 August 2007 Free 2008

Squad statistics[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup FAW Premier Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Finland GK Peter Enckelman 20 0 15+1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
1 Denmark GK Kasper Schmeichel* 14 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 England GK Ross Turnbull* 8 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
2 Scotland DF Kevin McNaughton 43 2 35 1 6 1 2 0 0 0
3 Northern Ireland DF Tony Capaldi 54 0 43+1 0 6 0 4 0 0 0
4 Scotland MF Gavin Rae 55 4 40+5 4 6 0 4 0 0 0
5 England DF Darren Purse 23 2 12+6 1 0 0 3 1 2 0
6 Netherlands DF Glenn Loovens 44 0 36 0 6 0 1 0 1 0
7 England MF Peter Whittingham 51 9 25+16 5 6 3 2+2 1 0 0
8 England FW Robbie Fowler 16 6 10+3 4 0 0 3 2 0 0
9 Scotland FW Steve MacLean* 18 1 6+9 1 1 0 1+1 0 0 0
10 Republic of Ireland MF Stephen McPhail 52 3 42+1 3 5 0 4 0 0 0
11 Wales MF Paul Parry 50 11 37+4 10 5 1 4 0 0 0
12 England DF Roger Johnson 52 7 41+1 5 6 1 4 1 0 0
13 England GK Michael Oakes 15 0 11 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
14 Northern Ireland FW Warren Feeney 6 0 1+4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
15 Republic of Ireland GK David Forde 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
16 Wales MF Joe Ledley 48 11 38+3 10 4 1 2+1 0 0 0
17 England MF Kevin Cooper* 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
18 England MF Trevor Sinclair 27 2 14+7 1 1+3 0 1 1 1 0
19 England MF Riccardo Scimeca 11 0 4+5 0 0+1 0 0 0 1 0
20 Scotland FW Steve Thompson 43 7 17+19 5 1+4 1 0+1 0 1 1
23 Wales MF Darcy Blake 13 0 4+4 0 0+3 0 0+1 0 1 0
26 Wales MF Jonathan Brown 4 1 0+2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
27 England FW Matt Green 2 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 1 0
30 Wales MF Aaron Ramsey 22 2 11+4 1 3+2 1 0+1 0 1 0
36 Netherlands FW Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink 44 8 33+3 6 4+1 1 3 1 0 0
44 Wales DF Chris Gunter* 17 0 11+2 0 0 0 2+2 0 0 0

0* Indicates player left the club during the season.

Disciplinary record[edit]

Number Pos Player Booked Red card
6 DF Glenn Loovens 12 0
10 MF Stephen McPhail 7 0
3 DF Tony Capaldi 5 0
16 MF Joe Ledley 4 0
20 FW Steve Thompson 4 1
36 FW Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink 3 1
2 DF Kevin McNaughton 3 0
5 DF Darren Purse 3 0
4 MF Gavin Rae 3 0
12 DF Roger Johnson 2 0
9 FW Steve MacLean 2 0
11 MF Paul Parry 2 0
7 MF Peter Whittingham 2 0
23 MF Darcy Blake 1 0
44 DF Chris Gunter 1 0
30 MF Aaron Ramsey 1 0
1 GK Kasper Schmeichel 1 0
19 MF Riccardo Scimeca 1 0
18 MF Trevor Sinclair 1 0

Transfers[edit]

Summer transfer window ins[edit]

Player Club Fee
3 Tony Capaldi Plymouth Argyle Free Transfer
8 Robbie Fowler Liverpool Free Transfer
36 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Charlton Athletic Free Transfer
9 Steve MacLean Sheffield Wednesday Free Transfer
13 Michael Oakes Wolves Free Transfer
4 Gavin Rae Rangers Free Transfer
18 Trevor Sinclair Manchester City Free Transfer

Loans in[edit]

# Player Club Arrival date Return date
1 Ross Turnbull Middlesbrough 29 July 5 October
1 Kasper Schmeichel Manchester City 25 October 3 January
1 Peter Enckelman Blackburn Rovers 10 January End of season

Summer transfer window outs[edit]

0* Indicates that the player joined club after being released by Cardiff

# Player Club Fee
Neil Alexander Ipswich Town* Free Transfer
Scott Allison Hartlepool United* Free Transfer
Chris Barker QPR Free Transfer
Kevin Campbell Retired -
Michael Chopra Sunderland £5m
Gregg Coombes Carmarthen Town* Free Transfer
Michael Corcoran Oxford United* Free Transfer
Jamal Easter Carmarthen Town* Free Transfer
Luigi Glombard Grenoble Foot 38* Free Transfer
Mark Howard St. Mirren* Free Transfer
Joe Jacobson Bristol Rovers Free Transfer
Martyn Margetson Retired -
Scott McCoubrey Port Talbot Town Released
Curtis McDonald Carmarthen Town* Free Transfer
Nick McKoy Unattached Released
Jeff Whitley Unattached Released

January transfer window ins[edit]

# Player Club Fee
25 Erwin Sak Sokol Pniewy Free

January transfer window outs[edit]

# Player Club Fee
26 Jason Byrne Bohemians Free
17 Kevin Cooper Chesterfield* Free
44 Chris Gunter Tottenham Hotspur £1.5m
9 Steve MacLean Plymouth Argyle £500,000

Loans out[edit]

# Player Club Departure date Return date
Willo Flood Dundee United 12 June End of season
14 Warren Feeney Swansea City 21 August 1 January
29 Matt Green Darlington 8 October 8 November
17 Kevin Cooper Tranmere Rovers 25 October 25 November
27 Matt Green Oxford United 22 November 22 December
Bradley Middleton Dorchester Town 18 December 29 January
27 Matt Green Oxford United 25 January End of season
15 David Forde Bournemouth 6 March End of season
29 Matt Smith Newport County March 2008 End of season

Fixtures & Results[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 Jul Merthyr Tydfil
(Southern Premier Division)
A W 2 - 0 - Chopra (2)
11 Jul Pourtegese FA XI
(Portugal)
A W 2 - 1 Approx. 600 Charalambidis, Green
14 Jul Vitoria de Setubal
(Portuguese Liga)
A W 1 - 0 - MacLean
21 Jul Yeovil Town
(League One)
A W 2 - 0 2,371 Feeney(pen), MacLean(pen)
28 Jul Stockport County
(League Two)
A L 4 - 6 3,125 Rae, Sinclair, MacLean, Whittingham
4 Aug FC Twente
(Dutch Eredivisie)
H W 1 - 0 - Feeney

Championship[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
11 Aug Stoke City H L 0 - 1 18,840
18 Aug Queens Park Rangers A W 2 - 0 12,596 MacLean, Parry
25 Aug Coventry City H L 0 - 1 16,407
1 Sep Norwich City A W 2 - 1 24,292 Whittingham, Johnson
15 Sep Plymouth Argyle A D 2 - 2 11,591 Rae, Thompson
19 Sep Watford H L 1 - 2 13,169 Hasselbaink
22 Sep Preston North End H D 2 - 2 11,772 Fowler (2)
29 Sep Barnsley A D 1 - 1 10,709 Hasselbaink
2 Oct Sheffield United A D 3 - 3 26,186 Ledley, Fowler(pen), Rae
6 Oct Burnley H W 2- 1 12,914 Ledley, Parry
21 Oct Southampton A L 0 - 1 20,796
24 Oct Wolverhampton Wanderers H L 2 - 3 15,000 Fowler(pen), Hasselbaink
27 Oct Scunthorpe United H D 1 - 1 11,850 McPhail
6 Nov Crystal Palace H D 1 - 1 11,781 Purse
10 Nov Charlton Athletic A L 0 - 3 22,866
24 Nov Ipswich Town H W 1 - 0 15,173 Parry
26 Nov Leicester City A D 0 - 0 16,269
1 Dec Hull City A D 2 - 2 16,269 Thompson, Johnson
4 Dec Charlton Athletic H L 0 - 2 11,874
8 Dec Colchester United H W 4 - 1 11,006 Thompson, Whittingham, Hasselbaink, OG
11 Dec Blackpool A W 1 - 0 7,214 Thompson
15 Dec Bristol City A L 0 - 1 15,753
22 Dec Sheffield United H W 1 - 0 12,869 Parry
26 Dec Watford A D 2 - 2 17,014 Johnson, Whittingham
29 Dec Preston North End A W 2 - 1 12,046 Johnson, Ledley
1 Jan Plymouth Argyle H W 1 - 0 14,965 Ledley
12 Jan Sheffield Wednesday H W 1 - 0 14,015 Hasselbaink
19 Jan West Bromwich Albion A D 3 - 3 22,325 Parry (2), Ledley
29 Jan Queens Park Rangers H W 3 - 1 13,602 Ledley (2), Parry
2 Feb Stoke City A L 1 - 2 15,045 Hasselbaink
9 Feb Norwich City H L 1 - 2 11,937 Rae
12 Feb Coventry City A D 0 - 0 15,260
23 Feb Sheffield Wednesday A L 0 - 1 18,539
1 Mar Leicester City H L 0 - 1 13,335
4 Mar Crystal Palace A D 0 - 0 13,446
12 Mar Hull City H W 1 - 0 17,555 McPhail
15 Mar Colchester United A D 1 - 1 4,699 Parry
22 Mar Bristol City H W 2 - 1 16,458 Johnson, Whittingham
29 Mar Southampton H W 1 - 0 12,955 Parry
1 Apr West Bromwich Albion H D 0 - 0 13,915
9 Apr Ipswich Town A D 1 - 1 20,311 Rae
12 Apr Blackpool H W 3 - 1 14,715 McPhail, Sinclair, Whittingham
19 Apr Scunthorpe United A L 2 - 3 4,727 Hasselbaink, Ledley
22 Apr Wolverhampton Wanderers A L 0 - 3 20,862
26 Apr Burnley A D 3 - 3 10,694 Ledley, Ramsey, Thompson
4 May Barnsley H W 3 - 0 14,469 Parry, McNaughton, Ledley

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
5 Jan Three Chasetown A W 3 - 1 2,420 Whittingham, Ramsey, Parry
27 Jan Four Hereford United A W 2 - 1 6,855 McNaughton, Thompson (pen)
16 Feb Five Wolverhampton Wanderers H W 2 - 0 15,339 Whittingham, Hasselbaink
9 Mar Quarter Final Middlesbrough A W 2 - 0 32,896 Whittingham, Johnson
6 Apr Semi Final Barnsley N W 1 - 0 82,752 Ledley
17 May Final Portsmouth N L 0 - 1 89,874

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
14 Aug One Brighton & Hove Albion H W 1 - 0 3,726 Johnson
29 Aug Two Leyton Orient H W 1 - 0 6,150 Whittingham
25 Sep Three West Bromwich Albion A W 4 - 2 14,085 Fowler (2), Hasselbaink, Sinclair
31 Oct Four Liverpool A L 1 - 2 41,780 Purse

FAW Premier Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
22 Jan Quarter Final Welshpool Town A W 1 - 0 208 Brown
19 Feb Semi Final Newport County H L 1-1
(4-5 on pens)
Approx. 2000 Thompson

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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