York City's Jamie Reed guns down impact-player tag

Jamie Reed wants to be a first choice

Jamie Reed wants to be a first choice

First published in Sport York Press: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

SUPER-SUB Jamie Reed is determined to rid himself of the “impact player” label bestowed on him by York City manager Gary Mills.

Reed bagged a brace in Monday’s 4-3 FA Cup first round replay defeat at AFC Wimbledon after coming on as a substitute, having also netted in the original tie when he was hailed from the bench too.

The 25-year-old forward has now only made Mills’ first XI once in the last 29 matches but is desperate to impress on his next start for the Minstermen.

He said: “On a personal note, I’m just doing what I can, really.

“I’ve just got to keep plugging away and, when I get my chance, prove what I can do.

“I would definitely love a chance to start, which is the same as any other player in the squad.

“All I can do is try my hardest and, while it just happens to be that I come on and do the business, I would like to get away from that impact-player tag and do the best I can.”One of the theories behind Mills’ reluctance to select Reed from the beginning of games is a difficulty accommodating him in the manager’s favoured 4-3-3 formation but the player gives no credence to that argument.

“That’s not a problem really,” Reed added.

“I did it at Bangor and for us last season, as well as the one before.

“People have short memories although, after Monday, having come on and scored two goals, I will be an impact player again, but there’s no reason why I can’t play from the start and in a 4-3-3. I’ve just got to wait for my chance to start and then take it.”

Reed also insisted Monday night’s double strike – the third of his two-year career with the Minstermen – gave him little satisfaction after the team exited the FA Cup.

He said: “At the end of the day, that’s my job to score goals. I tried to help the team do what we had come to do but it did not work so we were all still frustrated coming away.”

But Reed did admit the side’s display, after going down to ten men following the 35th-minute dismissal of midfielder Scott Kerr, should lift the players ahead of Saturday’s trip to League Two high-fliers Port Vale and provide a strong platform for the rest of the season.

He said: “The performance was definitely a boost and we have got to now go into League games and start picking up points. The belief has been there since day one this season.

“We have had or hiccups like Saturday (the 3-0 home defeat to Wimbledon) but the optimism is still there.

“We are only three points away from the play-offs so it’s definitely not out of our hands in that respect and we’ve got a good enough squad to go and do it.

“Anybody can beat anybody in this division and it’s about who can be consistent and, hopefully, Monday night’s display can be our turning point. It was disappointing to come away with a defeat but we showed what we are about and all fought hard.

“Taking the positives, we deserved a lot more than we came away with.”

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12:07pm Wed 14 Nov 12

ian923 says...

It's certainly time Reedy was given given a chance because we are lacking firepower up front. Don't forget he scored 12 last season coming off the bench mostly and you have to wonder if he can score consistently in League 2.The only way to find out is give him a few starts.
It's certainly time Reedy was given given a chance because we are lacking firepower up front. Don't forget he scored 12 last season coming off the bench mostly and you have to wonder if he can score consistently in League 2.The only way to find out is give him a few starts. ian923
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12:20pm Wed 14 Nov 12

rogue84 says...

his first of the two was a superb control and finish, overshadowed in the end by our defeat at the desperation by all and sundry to see MK v AFC.
i think he deserves a start, strikers thrive on form and Reedy is in a rich vein at the moment. Port Vale is almost as hard as it comes in the league this year, but we shouldn't be scared. we went to luton, wrexham and fleetwood last year and got results in difficult circumstances, we've already got a point at bradford and exeter and became the first team to win at rotherham's new ground...still keeping the faith here!
his first of the two was a superb control and finish, overshadowed in the end by our defeat at the desperation by all and sundry to see MK v AFC. i think he deserves a start, strikers thrive on form and Reedy is in a rich vein at the moment. Port Vale is almost as hard as it comes in the league this year, but we shouldn't be scared. we went to luton, wrexham and fleetwood last year and got results in difficult circumstances, we've already got a point at bradford and exeter and became the first team to win at rotherham's new ground...still keeping the faith here! rogue84
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12:34pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Some old bloke says...

I think Reed's scoring record would be even more impressive if he hadn't been stuck out on the wing or right side of midfield in most matches.
I think Reed's scoring record would be even more impressive if he hadn't been stuck out on the wing or right side of midfield in most matches. Some old bloke
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12:40pm Wed 14 Nov 12

OLD - HEAD says...

I dont suppose Millsy will take any notice, he will only pick who he wants in the team. The trouble is every time Reedy starts he usually has a poor game. I remember being at Wrexham last season in the FA Cup qualifier. Fans were delighted when Millsy selected both McGurk and Reed to start, yet both of them had poor games, I dont think that ether of them have started many games since. The next two away matches (Port Vale and Rochdale) could be vital to Citys season. We need to come out of them with a few points, for two defeats will see us drop into the bottom half of the league.
I dont suppose Millsy will take any notice, he will only pick who he wants in the team. The trouble is every time Reedy starts he usually has a poor game. I remember being at Wrexham last season in the FA Cup qualifier. Fans were delighted when Millsy selected both McGurk and Reed to start, yet both of them had poor games, I dont think that ether of them have started many games since. The next two away matches (Port Vale and Rochdale) could be vital to Citys season. We need to come out of them with a few points, for two defeats will see us drop into the bottom half of the league. OLD - HEAD
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1:09pm Wed 14 Nov 12

dangermoose says...

Reedy dersrves a go through the middle. Out wide is a waste of time like he was at Bradford.
Reedy dersrves a go through the middle. Out wide is a waste of time like he was at Bradford. dangermoose
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1:20pm Wed 14 Nov 12

duffy says...

Or we just actually play 4-4-2 with Reed AND Walker up front given this 4-5-1 formation has failed at home all season. No one is going to convince me we won't score more with the two of them up front together.
Or we just actually play 4-4-2 with Reed AND Walker up front given this 4-5-1 formation has failed at home all season. No one is going to convince me we won't score more with the two of them up front together. duffy
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1:36pm Wed 14 Nov 12

tommycockles says...

In case anyone's not seen

York City FC ‏@yorkcityfc

The Npower League 2 fixture away at Rochdale has been moved to Saturday 1st December from next Tuesday
In case anyone's not seen York City FC ‏@yorkcityfc The Npower League 2 fixture away at Rochdale has been moved to Saturday 1st December from next Tuesday tommycockles
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1:40pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Some old bloke says...

Don't buy a train ticket for the Rochdale game! I know someone who's done that and is less than happy - the game's now been switched. The club has just announced that the game will now be played on Saturday 1st December, since neither club will be playing in the FA Cup on that day.
Don't buy a train ticket for the Rochdale game! I know someone who's done that and is less than happy - the game's now been switched. The club has just announced that the game will now be played on Saturday 1st December, since neither club will be playing in the FA Cup on that day. Some old bloke
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2:42pm Wed 14 Nov 12

RooBeck says...

Some old bloke wrote:
Don't buy a train ticket for the Rochdale game! I know someone who's done that and is less than happy - the game's now been switched. The club has just announced that the game will now be played on Saturday 1st December, since neither club will be playing in the FA Cup on that day.
Good decision by the clubs - can now get to this game but wouldn't have been able to get across on Tuesday night!! Could reduce Harrogat Town's attendance in the FACup tie against Hastings, as a few of our Harrogate area fans would have pencilled in a visit to the Wetherby Road ground to give them some extra support! Who knows, could be a trip to Old Trafford for them in Round 3! Agree with above posts on giving Jamie Reed a few starts "down the middle" with Jason Walker and at the risk of upsetting GM, in a 4-4-2 formation - at least at home, starting with the Torquay game on the 24th? Maybe, Harrogate Town can give Jamie and us a few tips on how best to go at them?! COYR.
[quote][p][bold]Some old bloke[/bold] wrote: Don't buy a train ticket for the Rochdale game! I know someone who's done that and is less than happy - the game's now been switched. The club has just announced that the game will now be played on Saturday 1st December, since neither club will be playing in the FA Cup on that day.[/p][/quote]Good decision by the clubs - can now get to this game but wouldn't have been able to get across on Tuesday night!! Could reduce Harrogat Town's attendance in the FACup tie against Hastings, as a few of our Harrogate area fans would have pencilled in a visit to the Wetherby Road ground to give them some extra support! Who knows, could be a trip to Old Trafford for them in Round 3! Agree with above posts on giving Jamie Reed a few starts "down the middle" with Jason Walker and at the risk of upsetting GM, in a 4-4-2 formation - at least at home, starting with the Torquay game on the 24th? Maybe, Harrogate Town can give Jamie and us a few tips on how best to go at them?! COYR. RooBeck
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4:02pm Wed 14 Nov 12

bartsimmo says...

I have said it for over a year now!

Feed the Reed and he will score, as long as you play him in the middle, wasted on the wings he is a natural goalscorer and poacher.

Time to giv the fans what they want Mills for more than one bit start!!!
I have said it for over a year now! Feed the Reed and he will score, as long as you play him in the middle, wasted on the wings he is a natural goalscorer and poacher. Time to giv the fans what they want Mills for more than one bit start!!! bartsimmo
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7:05pm Wed 14 Nov 12

openallhours says...

As with other players in the squad (Parslow, Smith, Chambers, Walker), Reedy certainly divides opinion. I've always been a fan and that's for the simple reason he's a proven goalscorer. His goals to minutes on the pitch won't be bad either.

After our last 4 games, it will be interesting to see how Mills reacts with team selection and formation.

And what better test to have than Port Vale on Saturday.
As with other players in the squad (Parslow, Smith, Chambers, Walker), Reedy certainly divides opinion. I've always been a fan and that's for the simple reason he's a proven goalscorer. His goals to minutes on the pitch won't be bad either. After our last 4 games, it will be interesting to see how Mills reacts with team selection and formation. And what better test to have than Port Vale on Saturday. openallhours
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10:51am Thu 15 Nov 12

PhilTopping says...

We're in a bit of a pickle at the moment. Conceding stupid goals and not scoring many is a bad recipe for football success. Reed has been scoring goals, more than anyone else in recent matches without starting a game. Gary has to find a way of exploiting Reed's rare gift for the benefit of the team. I'm just not entirely sure whether Gary has the brain to fathom it out, or the broad enough shoulders to survive the "told you so's" if it works. Time will tell.
We're in a bit of a pickle at the moment. Conceding stupid goals and not scoring many is a bad recipe for football success. Reed has been scoring goals, more than anyone else in recent matches without starting a game. Gary has to find a way of exploiting Reed's rare gift for the benefit of the team. I'm just not entirely sure whether Gary has the brain to fathom it out, or the broad enough shoulders to survive the "told you so's" if it works. Time will tell. PhilTopping
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12:27pm Thu 15 Nov 12

YorkCityLuke says...

PhilTopping wrote:
We're in a bit of a pickle at the moment. Conceding stupid goals and not scoring many is a bad recipe for football success. Reed has been scoring goals, more than anyone else in recent matches without starting a game. Gary has to find a way of exploiting Reed's rare gift for the benefit of the team. I'm just not entirely sure whether Gary has the brain to fathom it out, or the broad enough shoulders to survive the "told you so's" if it works. Time will tell.
No you're quite right, Mills has after all only managed to win one promotion and one significant trophy in his two seasons here. We should really be expecting more.
[quote][p][bold]PhilTopping[/bold] wrote: We're in a bit of a pickle at the moment. Conceding stupid goals and not scoring many is a bad recipe for football success. Reed has been scoring goals, more than anyone else in recent matches without starting a game. Gary has to find a way of exploiting Reed's rare gift for the benefit of the team. I'm just not entirely sure whether Gary has the brain to fathom it out, or the broad enough shoulders to survive the "told you so's" if it works. Time will tell.[/p][/quote]No you're quite right, Mills has after all only managed to win one promotion and one significant trophy in his two seasons here. We should really be expecting more. YorkCityLuke
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12:30pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Tug job says...

YorkCityLuke wrote:
PhilTopping wrote: We're in a bit of a pickle at the moment. Conceding stupid goals and not scoring many is a bad recipe for football success. Reed has been scoring goals, more than anyone else in recent matches without starting a game. Gary has to find a way of exploiting Reed's rare gift for the benefit of the team. I'm just not entirely sure whether Gary has the brain to fathom it out, or the broad enough shoulders to survive the "told you so's" if it works. Time will tell.
No you're quite right, Mills has after all only managed to win one promotion and one significant trophy in his two seasons here. We should really be expecting more.
Yes, we should be winning every match 4-0; oh, if only GM knew what he was doing! If only GM knew half as much as we (think we) do!
[quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PhilTopping[/bold] wrote: We're in a bit of a pickle at the moment. Conceding stupid goals and not scoring many is a bad recipe for football success. Reed has been scoring goals, more than anyone else in recent matches without starting a game. Gary has to find a way of exploiting Reed's rare gift for the benefit of the team. I'm just not entirely sure whether Gary has the brain to fathom it out, or the broad enough shoulders to survive the "told you so's" if it works. Time will tell.[/p][/quote]No you're quite right, Mills has after all only managed to win one promotion and one significant trophy in his two seasons here. We should really be expecting more.[/p][/quote]Yes, we should be winning every match 4-0; oh, if only GM knew what he was doing! If only GM knew half as much as we (think we) do! Tug job
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1:29pm Thu 15 Nov 12

openallhours says...

It beggars belief that a number of people would rather live in the past and choose to ignore the here and now.

Knowing that we did well last season doesn't do a lot for me when we lose or play badly - last seasons trophies doesn't give us tomorrow's points.

yorkcitypuke (and the other usernames it uses) - painful...
It beggars belief that a number of people would rather live in the past and choose to ignore the here and now. Knowing that we did well last season doesn't do a lot for me when we lose or play badly - last seasons trophies doesn't give us tomorrow's points. yorkcitypuke (and the other usernames it uses) - painful... openallhours
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2:46pm Thu 15 Nov 12

dazthecat says...

openallhours wrote:
It beggars belief that a number of people would rather live in the past and choose to ignore the here and now. Knowing that we did well last season doesn't do a lot for me when we lose or play badly - last seasons trophies doesn't give us tomorrow's points. yorkcitypuke (and the other usernames it uses) - painful...
First 2 paragraphs are a fair point, but I think you're expecting too many of tomorrow's points
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: It beggars belief that a number of people would rather live in the past and choose to ignore the here and now. Knowing that we did well last season doesn't do a lot for me when we lose or play badly - last seasons trophies doesn't give us tomorrow's points. yorkcitypuke (and the other usernames it uses) - painful...[/p][/quote]First 2 paragraphs are a fair point, but I think you're expecting too many of tomorrow's points dazthecat
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3:45pm Thu 15 Nov 12

YorkCityLuke says...

openallhours wrote:
It beggars belief that a number of people would rather live in the past and choose to ignore the here and now.

Knowing that we did well last season doesn't do a lot for me when we lose or play badly - last seasons trophies doesn't give us tomorrow's points.

yorkcitypuke (and the other usernames it uses) - painful...
So what, we should be judging Mills on your mad predictions rather than what he's actually achieved? I was under the impression that people based opinions on things that have happened in the past, but apparently you don't. Because you're a cretin. Go waste your benefit payments on something other than City games if you hate them so much.

Also, rhyming puke with Luke might have been funny when I was 12, but now it's just sad and makes you look stupid - which clearly you are, but you don't need to make it quite so obvious.
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: It beggars belief that a number of people would rather live in the past and choose to ignore the here and now. Knowing that we did well last season doesn't do a lot for me when we lose or play badly - last seasons trophies doesn't give us tomorrow's points. yorkcitypuke (and the other usernames it uses) - painful...[/p][/quote]So what, we should be judging Mills on your mad predictions rather than what he's actually achieved? I was under the impression that people based opinions on things that have happened in the past, but apparently you don't. Because you're a cretin. Go waste your benefit payments on something other than City games if you hate them so much. Also, rhyming puke with Luke might have been funny when I was 12, but now it's just sad and makes you look stupid - which clearly you are, but you don't need to make it quite so obvious. YorkCityLuke
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5:24pm Thu 15 Nov 12

openallhours says...

YorkCityLuke wrote:
openallhours wrote: It beggars belief that a number of people would rather live in the past and choose to ignore the here and now. Knowing that we did well last season doesn't do a lot for me when we lose or play badly - last seasons trophies doesn't give us tomorrow's points. yorkcitypuke (and the other usernames it uses) - painful...
So what, we should be judging Mills on your mad predictions rather than what he's actually achieved? I was under the impression that people based opinions on things that have happened in the past, but apparently you don't. Because you're a cretin. Go waste your benefit payments on something other than City games if you hate them so much. Also, rhyming puke with Luke might have been funny when I was 12, but now it's just sad and makes you look stupid - which clearly you are, but you don't need to make it quite so obvious.
Does Mummy and Daddy know that you come on here calling people names?

Carry on at this rate and they'll not let you near a computer - fruitcake.
[quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: It beggars belief that a number of people would rather live in the past and choose to ignore the here and now. Knowing that we did well last season doesn't do a lot for me when we lose or play badly - last seasons trophies doesn't give us tomorrow's points. yorkcitypuke (and the other usernames it uses) - painful...[/p][/quote]So what, we should be judging Mills on your mad predictions rather than what he's actually achieved? I was under the impression that people based opinions on things that have happened in the past, but apparently you don't. Because you're a cretin. Go waste your benefit payments on something other than City games if you hate them so much. Also, rhyming puke with Luke might have been funny when I was 12, but now it's just sad and makes you look stupid - which clearly you are, but you don't need to make it quite so obvious.[/p][/quote]Does Mummy and Daddy know that you come on here calling people names? Carry on at this rate and they'll not let you near a computer - fruitcake. openallhours
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6:11pm Thu 15 Nov 12

henleazeyorkie says...

The entertainment from you guys gets better by the week.

Goodness knows what it would be like if we are in danger of a) getting promoted or b) getting relegated

Beginning to like this mid-table obscurity simply for the polarised opinions.

Roll on a near (110 mile) trip to Torquay next weekend

COYR
The entertainment from you guys gets better by the week. Goodness knows what it would be like if we are in danger of a) getting promoted or b) getting relegated Beginning to like this mid-table obscurity simply for the polarised opinions. Roll on a near (110 mile) trip to Torquay next weekend COYR henleazeyorkie
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7:42pm Thu 15 Nov 12

duffy says...

While I can understand the comments regarding the success Mills had last season giving him leeway to carry on doing things his way it has to be acknowledged that even last season we were not that great at home result wise playing 4-5-1 and we have played enough games now to know its clearly not working this season. Walker is just been given the impossible task of taking on two league two level centre halves on his own with the ball often just pumped up in the air to him. Yes he holds the ball up well but we are just not scoring enough goals and having probably the best goal poacher at the club sitting on the bench each week is plain crazy. Reed needs to be given a run in the team in a central role alongside Walker.
While I can understand the comments regarding the success Mills had last season giving him leeway to carry on doing things his way it has to be acknowledged that even last season we were not that great at home result wise playing 4-5-1 and we have played enough games now to know its clearly not working this season. Walker is just been given the impossible task of taking on two league two level centre halves on his own with the ball often just pumped up in the air to him. Yes he holds the ball up well but we are just not scoring enough goals and having probably the best goal poacher at the club sitting on the bench each week is plain crazy. Reed needs to be given a run in the team in a central role alongside Walker. duffy
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10:36am Fri 16 Nov 12

Tug job says...

duffy wrote:
While I can understand the comments regarding the success Mills had last season giving him leeway to carry on doing things his way it has to be acknowledged that even last season we were not that great at home result wise playing 4-5-1 and we have played enough games now to know its clearly not working this season. Walker is just been given the impossible task of taking on two league two level centre halves on his own with the ball often just pumped up in the air to him. Yes he holds the ball up well but we are just not scoring enough goals and having probably the best goal poacher at the club sitting on the bench each week is plain crazy. Reed needs to be given a run in the team in a central role alongside Walker.
Reasonable comments, duffy. My position on Mills is that he continues to do well with what are still fairly limited resources. We are currently in with a realistic chance of making the play offs and the only game we have played really poorly in was at home to Wimbledon last Saturday. I was one of those who went on Monday and, despite the result, we played very well and with real passion. The big concerns I have about Mills, are his reluctance to even consider playing 442 and his belief that he can rescue the careers of proven misfits, hence some 'imaginative' signings. However, he is without doubt the best manager we have had since John Ward. Ultimately, since football is a results-driven business, fans inevitably 'live in the past'. I'd have been happy with anything other than bottom two when the season started in August and to already have 23 points on the board is a commendable acahievement. Credit where it is due. Rather Garry MIlls than Paul Buckle!
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: While I can understand the comments regarding the success Mills had last season giving him leeway to carry on doing things his way it has to be acknowledged that even last season we were not that great at home result wise playing 4-5-1 and we have played enough games now to know its clearly not working this season. Walker is just been given the impossible task of taking on two league two level centre halves on his own with the ball often just pumped up in the air to him. Yes he holds the ball up well but we are just not scoring enough goals and having probably the best goal poacher at the club sitting on the bench each week is plain crazy. Reed needs to be given a run in the team in a central role alongside Walker.[/p][/quote]Reasonable comments, duffy. My position on Mills is that he continues to do well with what are still fairly limited resources. We are currently in with a realistic chance of making the play offs and the only game we have played really poorly in was at home to Wimbledon last Saturday. I was one of those who went on Monday and, despite the result, we played very well and with real passion. The big concerns I have about Mills, are his reluctance to even consider playing 442 and his belief that he can rescue the careers of proven misfits, hence some 'imaginative' signings. However, he is without doubt the best manager we have had since John Ward. Ultimately, since football is a results-driven business, fans inevitably 'live in the past'. I'd have been happy with anything other than bottom two when the season started in August and to already have 23 points on the board is a commendable acahievement. Credit where it is due. Rather Garry MIlls than Paul Buckle! Tug job
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10:52am Fri 16 Nov 12

walwynwasgod says...

henleazeyorkie

The Torquay game is at York mate.
henleazeyorkie The Torquay game is at York mate. walwynwasgod
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11:51am Fri 16 Nov 12

TerryYork says...

Reedy has to be the most loved fringe player we've ever had. And it seems very wrong to call him a fringe player.

Hope he gets his chance.
Reedy has to be the most loved fringe player we've ever had. And it seems very wrong to call him a fringe player. Hope he gets his chance. TerryYork
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