2013–14 Leeds United F.C. season

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Leeds United
2013–14 season
Chairman Ken Bates
(until 1 July 2013)[1]
Salah Nooruddin
Manager Brian McDermott
Stadium Elland Road
The Championship 15th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League: Ross McCormack (28)
All: Ross McCormack (29)
Highest home attendance 33,432 vs Brighton & Hove Albion
(3 Aug 2013, Championship)
Lowest home attendance 17,343 vs Charlton Athletic
(1 April 2014, Championship)
Average home league attendance 25,088
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2013–14 season was Leeds United A.F.C.'s fourth consecutive season in the second tier of English football. The season began on 3 August 2013 and ended on 3 May 2014.

Events[edit]

This is a list of the significant events to occur at the club during the 2013–14 season, presented in chronological order, starting on 4 May 2013 and ending on the final day of the club's final match in the 2013–14 season. This list does not include transfers or new contracts, which are listed in the transfers section below, or match results, which are in the results section.

August[edit]

October[edit]

  • 21 October: Ryan Hall is suspended from the club for two weeks pending an investigation into a disciplinary issue[3]

November[edit]

  • 30 November: English consortium granted exclusive period for significant investment in club by GFH Capital.[4]

January[edit]

February[edit]

  • 1 February 2014: GFH Capital confirm that it has agreed to sell a 75 per cent stake in the club to Eleonora Sport Ltd, a company owned by Massimo Cellino.[11]
  • 4 February 2014: Enterprise Insurance, the club’s shirt sponsor, file a winding-up petition over an alleged unpaid debt understood to be about £1.5million. It is due to be heard at the High Court on 17 March.[12]
  • 7 February 2014: GFH Capital exchanged contracts for the sale of 75 per cent of the club to Eleonora Sport Ltd, subject to Football League approval. GFH Capital and its investors will retain a 25 per cent stake in Leeds United.[13]
  • 27 February 2014: Enterprise Insurance withdraw winding-up petition after the club are understood to have repaid around £1.6million to Enterprise Insurance, with the hearing at the High Court on 17 March cancelled.[14]

March[edit]

  • 24 March 2014: After Massimo Cellino was found to be guilty of an offence under Italian tax legislation to the non-payment of import duties of a boat,[15] The Football League disqualified Cellino from taking over the club.[16] Leeds United's Board and Executive Management announced they will continue discussions with the Football League and Eleonora Sport to find a solution that is suitable to all parties.[17]
  • 27 March 2014: The legal representatives of Massimo Cellino lodged an appeal against The Football League’s decision that he is subject to a disqualifying condition under its Owners’ and Directors’ Test.[18]
  • 28 March 2014: After the club failed to pay the players on time, the Leeds United players agreed to defer part of their wages for March.[19]

April[edit]

May[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
13 Watford 46 15 15 16 74 64 +10 60
14 Bolton Wanderers 46 14 17 15 59 60 −1 59
15 Leeds United 46 16 9 21 59 67 −8 57
16 Sheffield Wednesday 46 13 14 19 63 65 −2 53
17 Huddersfield Town 46 14 11 21 58 65 −7 53

Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

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Players[edit]

First team squad information[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK Republic of IrelandEngland Kenny, PaddyPaddy Kenny 35 2012 81 0 2015 £400,000
2 DF England Peltier, LeeLee Peltier 27 2012 75 1 2015 £800,000 On loan to Nottingham Forest
3 DF England Drury, AdamAdam Drury 35 2012 18 0 2014 Free On loan to Bradford City
4 DF England Lees, TomTom Lees 23 2008 135 4 2016 Youth system
5 DF England Pearce, JasonJason Pearce 26 2012 90 2 2016 £500,000
6 MF England Murphy, LukeLuke Murphy 24 2013 40 3 2016 £1,000,000
7 MF Republic of IrelandEngland Green, PaulPaul Green 31 2012 46 4 2014 Free On loan to Ipswich Town
8 MF Jamaica Austin, RodolphRodolph Austin 28 2012 82 7 2015 £300,000
9 FW WalesEngland Morison, SteveSteve Morison 30 2013 (Winter) 16 3 2016 PX On loan to Millwall
10 FW Republic of Ireland Hunt, NoelNoel Hunt 31 2013 20 0 2015 Free
11 FW England Varney, LukeLuke Varney 31 2012 50 8 2014 £300,000 On loan to Blackburn Rovers
12 GK England Ashdown, JamieJamie Ashdown 31 2012 8 0 2014 Free
14 MF Republic of IrelandEngland White, AidyAidy White 22 2008 110 2 2015 Youth system
15 DF England Warnock, StephenStephen Warnock 32 2013 (Winter) 45 2 2015 Free
16 MF England Pugh, DannyDanny Pugh 31 2011
2004
119 1 10 2014
2006
£500,000
PX
17 MF England Brown, MichaelMichael Brown 37 2011 79 3 2014 Free
18 MF England Tonge, MichaelMichael Tonge 31 2012 64 5 2015 £200,000
19 MF England Norris, DavidDavid Norris 33 2012 35 4 2015 Free
20 FW England Smith, MattMatt Smith 24 2013 43 13 2015 Free
21 FW Senegal Diouf, El HadjiEl Hadji Diouf 33 2012 52 7 2014 Free
22 DF England Wootton, ScottScott Wootton 22 2013 23 1 2016 £1,000,000
23 MF England Thompson, ZacZac Thompson 21 2011 (Winter) 12 0 2015 Free
24 DF Lithuania Žaliūkas, MariusMarius Žaliūkas 30 2013 16 0 2015 Free
25 DF England Byram, SamSam Byram 20 2012 80 4 2016 Youth system
26 FW England Poleon, DominicDominic Poleon 20 2012 31 4 2015 Youth system
27 MF United States Ariyibi, GbolyGboly Ariyibi 19 2013 2 0 2014 Free On loan to Tranmere Rovers
28 MF England Stewart, CameronCameron Stewart 23 2014 (Winter) 11 0 2014
2017
Free On loan from Hull City
Signing permanently in July 2014
29 MF England Lenighan, SimonSimon Lenighan 19 2012 0 0 2014 Youth system
30 GK England Butland, JackJack Butland 21 2014 (Winter) 16 0 2014 N/A On loan from Stoke City
31 DF England Taylor, CharlieCharlie Taylor 20 2011 4 0 2014 Youth system On loan to Fleetwood Town
32 MF WalesEngland Dawson, ChrisChris Dawson 19 2012 1 0 2016 Youth system
33 GK England Cairns, AlexAlex Cairns 21 2011 1 0 2014 Youth system
34 DF England Killock, RossRoss Killock 19 2012 0 0 2014 Youth system
36 MF England Mowatt, AlexAlex Mowatt 19 2013 31 1 2017 Youth system
37 FW England Walters, LewisLewis Walters 19 2013 0 0 2015 Youth system
44 FW Scotland McCormack, RossRoss McCormack 27 2010 157 58 2017 £350,000 Club Captain
  • Last updated: 3 May 2014
  • Source: Wikipedia players' articles, Leeds United, Sky Sports
  • Ordered by Squad Number.

Appearances (starts and substitute appearances) and goals include those in the Championship (and playoffs), League One (and playoffs), FA Cup, League Cup and Football League Trophy.
1Player made fifty eight appearances (scoring six goals) for the club during his first spell at the club[28]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

N
P
Name
EU
Country
Age
Type
Moving from
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
20 FW Matt Smith EU England
24 Transfer Oldham Athletic Summer 2015 Free Leeds United
6 MF Luke Murphy EU England
23 Transfer Crewe Alexandra Summer 2016 £1,000,000 Leeds United
10 FW Noel Hunt EU Republic of Ireland
30 Transfer Reading Summer 2015 Free Leeds United
22 DF Scott Wootton EU England
21 Transfer Manchester United Summer 2016 £1,000,000 Leeds United
24 DF Marius Žaliūkas EU Lithuania 29 Transfer Heart of Midlothian Scotland Summer 2014 Free Leeds United
27 MF Gboly Ariyibi Non-EU United States 18 Transfer Southampton England Summer 2014 Free BBC Sport
FW Robbie McDaid EU Northern Ireland 17 Transfer Glenavon Northern Ireland Winter 2016 Free Leeds United

Loans In[edit]

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan club
Started
Ended
Start source
End source
9 FW Dexter Blackstock Antigua and Barbuda
England
27 Nottingham Forest 24 Oct 10 Dec Leeds United Leeds United
28 MF Cameron Stewart England 23 Hull City 9 Jan 1 May Leeds United Vital Football
38 MF Jimmy Kébé Mali
France
30 Crystal Palace 10 Jan 1 May Leeds United Leeds United
30 GK Jack Butland England 21 Stoke City 20 Feb 5 May Leeds United Tribal Football
9 FW Connor Wickham England 20 Sunderland 26 Feb 24 March Leeds United Leeds United

Sources: For loan start source see "Start source". For loan end source see "End source".
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; No. = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); In/Out = In: The player came in on loan, Out: The player went out on loan; Loan club = the club that the player moved on loan to or the club that the player came from on loan; Started = the date when the player's loan started; Ended = the date when the player's loan ended.

Loans Out[edit]

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan club
Started
Ended
Start source
End source
9 FW Steve Morison Wales
England
30 Millwall 28 Jun 31 May Leeds United Vital Football
DF Lewis Turner England 20 Chester 1 Aug 27 Apr Chester FC Vital Football
MF Nathan Turner England 20 Chester 1 Aug 27 Apr Chester FC Vital Football
30 MF Ryan Hall England 25 Sheffield United 20 Sep 19 Oct Leeds United Yorkshire Evening Post
31 DF Charlie Taylor England 20 Fleetwood Town 15 Oct 31 May Leeds United Leeds United
34 DF Ross Killock England 19 Chester 24 Oct 27 Mar Leeds United Chester Chronicle
29 MF Simon Lenighan England 19 Bradford Park Avenue 28 Oct 23 Nov Leeds United Vital Football
14 MF Aidan White Republic of Ireland
England
22 Sheffield United 29 Oct 27 Dec Leeds United BBC Sport
FW Luke Parkin England 18 Guiseley 19 Dec 19 Jan Guiseley Vital Football
7 MF Paul Green Republic of Ireland
England
31 Ipswich Town 8 Feb 11 May Leeds United Vital Football
11 FW Luke Varney England 31 Blackburn Rovers 8 Feb 11 May Leeds United Vital Football
29 MF Simon Lenighan England 19 Halifax Town 11 Feb 8 Mar Leeds United Vital Football
3 DF Adam Drury England 35 Bradford City 7 Mar 5 May Leeds United Vital Football
2 DF Lee Peltier England 27 Nottingham Forest 24 Mar 24 May Leeds United Sky Sports
27 MF Gboly Ariyibi United States 19 Tranmere Rovers 25 Mar 25 May Leeds United Vital Football

Sources: For loan start source see "Start source". For loan end source see "End source".
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; No. = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); In/Out = In: The player came in on loan, Out: The player went out on loan; Loan club = the club that the player moved on loan to or the club that the player came from on loan; Started = the date when the player's loan started; Ended = the date when the player's loan ended.

Out[edit]

N
P
Name
Country
Age
Type
Moving to
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Apps
Goals
Source
DF Leigh Bromby England 33 Out of contract Retired Summer n/a 62 1 Leeds United
24 DF Paul Connolly England 29 Out of contract Millwall Summer n/a 63 0 Leeds United
28 FW Davide Somma South Africa 28 Out of contract Summer n/a 40 13 Leeds United
6 DF Patrick Kisnorbo Australia 32 Out of contract Melbourne Heart Summer n/a 58 1 Leeds United
31 GK Paul Rachubka England
United States
32 Out of contract Oldham Athletic Summer n/a 7 0 Leeds United
27 MF Sanchez Payne England 20 Out of contract Stockport County Summer n/a 0 0 Leeds United
30 MF Ryan Hall England 25 Released Bromley Summer n/a 9 0 Leeds United

EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; N = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); Age = age on the day of the signing; Moving from = only indicate the club the player was playing before start playing for this club in this season, for the type of the moving see Status column; Moving to = only indicates the club the player is going to play next, for the type of the moving see Status column; Ends = when the player's current contract ends; n/a = Not applicable.

New contracts[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Status
Contract length
Expiry date
Source
DF England Coker, AfolabiAfolabi Coker 19 Signed 1 year1 June 2015 Leeds United
DF England Tiesse, SmithSmith Tiesse 19 Signed 1 year1 June 2015 Leeds United
FW Republic of Ireland Stokes, EoghanEoghan Stokes 18 Signed 1 year1 June 2015 Leeds United
44 FW Scotland McCormack, RossRoss McCormack 28 Signed 4 years June 2017 Leeds United
36 MF England Mowatt, AlexAlex Mowatt 20 Signed 3½ years June 2017 Leeds United
24 DF Lithuania Žaliūkas, MariusMarius Žaliūkas 31 Signed 1½ years June 2015 Leeds United

Last updated:
1Contracts come into effect Summer 2014

Club[edit]

Kit[edit]

Supplier: Macron
Sponsor(s): Enterprise Insurance

Home
Away
Third

Source: Home, Away

Club officials[edit]

Position Staff
Owners Italy Eleonora Sport (%75 shares)
Bahrain GFH Capital & Investors (25% shares)
Patron Australia The Countess of Harewood
President Italy Massimo Cellino
Chairman Bahrain Salah Nooruddin
Director Bahrain Salem Patel
Football Ambassadors Scotland Peter Lorimer
Scotland Dominic Matteo
Scotland Eddie Gray

Last updated: 5 April 2014
Source: leedsunited.com, 1 July 2013 

Includes staff currently registered with club only.

First team coaching and medical staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager England Brian McDermott
Assistant Manager England Nigel Gibbs
First Team Coach England Neil Redfearn
Goalkeeper Coach England Andy Leaning
Fitness Coach Republic of Ireland Jon Goodman
Strength & Conditioning Coach England Matt Pears
Chief Scout England Luke Dowling
Head Physio England Harvey Sharman
Assistant Physio England Marc Czuczman
Performance Analyst England Alex Davies
Club Masseur England Campbell Watt

Last updated: 22 March 2014
Source: Leeds United A.F.C. 2013/14 Season Official Handbook

Other staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head of Football Administration England Alison Royston
Kit Man England Chris Beasley
Groundsman England Norman Southernwood

Last updated: 16 April 2013
Source: leedsunited.com

Includes staff currently registered with club only.

Other information[edit]

Mascot Lucas the Kop Cat
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Elland Road (39,460 / 105x68m)

Last updated: 28 April 2012
Source: Leeds United

Competitions[edit]

Overall summary[edit]

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
Football League Championship 15th 3 August 2013 3 May 2014
League Cup 1st Round 3rd round 7 August 2013 25 September 2013
FA Cup 3rd round 3rd round 4 January 2014 4 January 2014

Last updated: 3 May 2014
Source: Competitions

Championship[edit]

Results summary[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 9 21 59 67 −8 57 9 5 9 35 31 +4 7 4 12 24 36 −12

Last updated: 3 May 2014.
Source: The Football League

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground H A H A H A A H A H A H A H A H A H H A H A A H A H H H A A A A H H A H A H H A A H A H A H
Result W D D W L W L L L W L W L W W W L W D W D D L L L L D W W L D D L L L W L L L L L W W L W D
Position 4 8 9 5 10 6 11 12 15 11 14 9 10 8 8 6 8 7 8 6 5 6 7 8 11 12 12 11 10 11 11 12 12 15 14 13 14 15 15 16 16 16 16 16 15 15

Last updated: 3 May 2014.
Source: Competitive Matches
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Results[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Void

Pre-Season[edit]

Championship[edit]

League Cup[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2013–14 FA Cup

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of 3 May 2014
No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Republic of Ireland Paddy Kenny 34 0 30+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 0
4 DF England Tom Lees 42 0 40+1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
5 DF England Jason Pearce 49 2 45+0 2 1+0 0 3+0 0
6 MF England Luke Murphy 40 3 37+0 3 1+0 0 0+2 0
8 MF Jamaica Rodolph Austin 43 3 40+0 3 1+0 0 2+0 0
10 FW Republic of Ireland Noel Hunt 20 0 13+6 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
12 GK England Jamie Ashdown 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
14 MF Republic of Ireland Aidy White 11 0 2+7 0 0+0 0 1+1 0
15 DF England Stephen Warnock 28 1 27+0 1 0+0 0 1+0 0
16 MF England Danny Pugh 21 2 19+1 2 1+0 0 0+0 0
17 MF England Michael Brown 19 1 12+6 0 0+0 0 1+0 1
18 MF England Michael Tonge 24 0 15+7 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
19 MF England David Norris 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
20 FW England Matt Smith 43 13 20+19 12 1+0 0 3+0 1
21 FW Senegal El Hadji Diouf 7 0 2+4 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
22 DF England Scott Wootton 23 1 19+1 0 1+0 0 2+0 1
23 MF England Zac Thompson 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
24 DF Lithuania Marius Žaliūkas 16 0 13+2 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
25 DF England Sam Byram 27 0 17+8 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
26 FW England Dominic Poleon 23 2 2+17 1 0+1 0 3+0 1
28 MF England Cameron Stewart 11 0 9+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
29 MF England Simon Lenighan 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
30 GK England Jack Butland 16 0 16+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
32 MF Wales Chris Dawson 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
33 GK England Alex Cairns 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
34 DF England Ross Killock 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
36 MF England Alex Mowatt 31 1 24+5 1 0+0 0 2+0 0
37 MF England Lewis Walters 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
44 FW Scotland Ross McCormack 50 29 46+0 28 1+0 0 2+1 1
Players currently out on loan:
2 DF England Lee Peltier 27 1 23+2 1 1+0 0 1+0 0
3 DF England Adam Drury 3 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
7 MF Republic of Ireland Paul Green 10 0 7+2 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
9 FW Wales Steve Morison 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
11 FW England Luke Varney 11 2 11+0 2 0+0 0 0+0 0
27 MF United States Gboly Ariyibi 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
31 DF England Charlie Taylor 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Players who have been available for selection this season, but have now permanently left the club:
9 FW Antigua and Barbuda Dexter Blackstock 4 1 2+2 1 0+0 0 0+0 0
9 FW England Connor Wickham 5 0 5+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
30 MF England Ryan Hall 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
38 MF Mali Jimmy Kébé 9 1 9+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0

Top scorers[edit]

Place Position Nationality Number Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
1 FW Scotland 44 Ross McCormack 28 0 1 29
2 FW England 20 Matt Smith 12 0 1 13
3 MF Jamaica 8 Rodolph Austin 3 0 0 3
MF England 6 Luke Murphy 3 0 0 3
4 DF England 5 Jason Pearce 2 0 0 2
FW England 26 Dominic Poleon 1 0 1 2
MF England 16 Danny Pugh 2 0 0 2
FW England 11 Luke Varney 2 0 0 2
5 FW Antigua and Barbuda 9 Dexter Blackstock 1 0 0 1
MF England 17 Michael Brown 0 0 1 1
MF Mali 38 Jimmy Kébé 1 0 0 1
MF England 36 Alex Mowatt 1 0 0 1
Own Goal 1 0 0 1
DF England 2 Lee Peltier 1 0 0 1
DF England 15 Stephen Warnock 1 0 0 1
DF England 22 Scott Wootton 0 0 1 1
TOTALS 59 0 5 64

Disciplinary record[edit]

Last Updated: 3 May 2014

Nation Name Booked Red card
England Stephen Warnock 5 1
England Matt Smith 0 1
Jamaica Rodolph Austin 9 0
England Luke Murphy 8 0
England Jason Pearce 8 0
England Alex Mowatt 7 0
England Michael Brown 5 0
England Danny Pugh 4 0
England Michael Tonge 4 0
England Scott Wootton 4 0
England Sam Byram 3 0
Republic of Ireland Noel Hunt 3 0
England Tom Lees 2 0
England Dominic Poleon 2 0
England Luke Varney 2 0
Lithuania Marius Žaliūkas 2 0
Antigua and Barbuda Dexter Blackstock 1 0
Republic of Ireland Paul Green 1 0
Scotland Ross McCormack 1 0
Mali Jimmy Kébé 1 0
Republic of Ireland Paddy Kenny 1 0
England Lee Peltier 1 0
England Zac Thompson 1 0

Formations[edit]

Last Updated: 3 May 2014

Pos. Formation Used
1 4-1-2-1-2 13
2 3-4-1-2 12
3 4-4-2 8
4 5-3-2 5
5 4-3-3 4
6 3-4-3 2
4-2-2-2 2
3-5-2 2
7 4-2-3-1 1
4-5-1 1

Captains[edit]

No. P Name Country No. Games Notes
8 MF Rodolph Austin Jamaica 27 Club Captain from 9 Aug until 16 Jan
44 FW Ross McCormack Scotland 21 Club Captain from 16 Jan
2 DF Lee Peltier England 1 Club Captain until 9 Aug
7 MF Paul Green Republic of Ireland 1

Last updated: 3 May 2014
Source: Competitive match reports.
Competitive matches only
Matches started as captain only
Country: FIFA nationality; No.: Squad number; P: Position; Name: Player name; No. Games: Number of games started as captain.

Awards[edit]

Internal Awards[edit]

Official Player of the Year Awards[edit]

The results of the 2013-14 Leeds United A.F.C. Player of the Year Awards were announced at a dinner on 3 May 2014 at Elland Road.[29]

References[edit]

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