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El Mago is in Durbs


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 26 Jul 2009 at 16:05
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If media reports are to be believed, Argentinean international flyhalf Juan Martin Hernández arrived in Durban on Saturday.

The arrival of the South American matchwinner has been on hold pending legal an logistical issues, but these hurdles have now all been cleared and “the wizard”, as he is known, will attend his first Sharks practice on Monday. Coach John Plumtree will no doubt hand Hernández his first cap against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Friday, but the fact that he’ll take part in at most three practices before that outing would make it somewhat risky to throw him into the deep end at flyhalf.

Plumtree will have some other options, of course, with both Guy Cronjé and Monty Dumond available to play pivot. Both were very impressive against Boland and the Blue Bulls respectively.

It’s going to be an interesting week at the Shark Tank, that’s for sure. As always, we’ll keep you posted as the events unfold.



76 Comments

  • put juan martin ernesto guevara de la serna hernandez de compostella on the bench

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.07.09 16:14:49 by war1 Reply
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  • by the way, rob, that i interview i was planning is very much on, watch this space hopefully early this coming week

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.07.09 16:19:34 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 1) : I sort of agree… Him, McLeod and Murray on the bench… starting lineup of Kocky, Guy, Mvoves, Swannie, Strauss, Odwa and Stef

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.07.09 16:20:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : btw do you know who ernesto guevara de la serna is?

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.07.09 16:21:47 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 2) : lekker dude!

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.07.09 16:27:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 4) : che guevara?

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.07.09 16:28:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • Hey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.07.09 16:30:34 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • This is not the chick in the pic BTW, it’s her Husband :wink:

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.07.09 16:31:16 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : that would be correct, i take you have watched the movie motorcycle diaries :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.07.09 16:31:50 by war1 Reply
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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 8) : Been a while, im not even sure if you know who i am

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.07.09 16:33:02 by war1 Reply
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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 8) : about bloody time. You ‘re no longer standing, btw :-(

  • Comment 11, posted at 26.07.09 16:33:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) :

    :sad: FOOKIT :sad:

    That’s what happens when you gotta wait for payday to get a PC. I will be kicking and screaming by Friday afternoon hopefully. :smile:

  • Comment 12, posted at 26.07.09 16:36:35 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 10) : :mrgreen:

    I vaguely remember the name :wink:

  • Comment 13, posted at 26.07.09 16:37:42 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 13) : maybe rob can do introductions, r u on facebook btw?

  • Comment 14, posted at 26.07.09 16:42:30 by war1 Reply
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  • Grikwas beat Boland 33 – 0

    Not 80 – 7 as posted on here!??!

  • Comment 15, posted at 26.07.09 16:44:09 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 15) : the correct score was 80-7

  • Comment 16, posted at 26.07.09 16:48:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 12) : what happened to you

  • Comment 17, posted at 26.07.09 17:09:03 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
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  • i’d like to donate my lifeline to KSA, i wont need it :mrgreen: is it possible??

  • Comment 18, posted at 26.07.09 17:14:59 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Insomniac) (Comment 18) : i guess it’s possible if you want to. I doubt KSA will accept it, though :-)

  • Comment 19, posted at 26.07.09 17:17:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : nah, i think i’ll hang on to it a while longer ::-):

  • Comment 20, posted at 26.07.09 17:25:15 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Insomniac) (Comment 20) : chicken :-)

  • Comment 21, posted at 26.07.09 17:31:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) : why dont you donate yours…. WAIT…. u dont have one :grin:

  • Comment 22, posted at 26.07.09 17:33:06 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Insomniac) (Comment 22) : sure. That’s the only reason :-)

  • Comment 23, posted at 26.07.09 18:01:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) : are there any other reasons

  • Comment 24, posted at 26.07.09 18:31:13 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
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  • This sought after ‘Yellow Cap’, I had it 1st round and Pump has it now, who had it in round 2??

  • Comment 25, posted at 26.07.09 18:49:32 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
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  • Andre, stop hiding in User Stats and post something :wink:

  • Comment 26, posted at 26.07.09 18:55:13 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
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  • no company :sad: :cry:

  • Comment 27, posted at 26.07.09 19:07:37 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Insomniac) (Comment 27) : The rugga world sucks on a Sunday, everywhere its dead :evil:

  • Comment 28, posted at 26.07.09 19:09:11 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
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  • Did anyone know that Timana Tahu is planning to quit rugby union and join rugby league again??

  • Comment 29, posted at 26.07.09 19:11:31 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Insomniac) (Comment 28) : try watching All Out Rugby. I know it’s truly last resort but better than nothing :mrgreen:

  • Comment 30, posted at 26.07.09 19:17:07 by rekinek Reply
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  • I am No 3 in CC SB and No 4 in 3N SB – there must be sth wrong me I never used to be that good :-)

  • Comment 31, posted at 26.07.09 19:18:01 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 30) : im at work, so im a bit bored :sad:

  • Comment 32, posted at 26.07.09 19:18:34 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 31) : a bit lucky i guess :lol: my 3N not so good, i think im 13th

  • Comment 33, posted at 26.07.09 19:21:03 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Insomniac) (Comment 32) : now I am going to wonder what do you do to work on sundays :???: .

    but let’s talk some rugga. Did I read it correctly – Rob writing that Monty was impressive against the Bulls :mrgreen:

    He wasn’t bad but my take on the game was that the bulls without their springboks were even worse than sharks without theirs.

  • Comment 34, posted at 26.07.09 19:26:51 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 34) : i saw that and i think so too. Couldnt watch as i was working :mrgreen:

  • Comment 35, posted at 26.07.09 19:29:04 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
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  • i got to go now, actually some work. Later

  • Comment 36, posted at 26.07.09 19:34:05 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Insomniac) (Comment 35) : did you at least managed to watch SB-AB. Though mind you not a great game either.

    Once again the team who made less mistakes won. It was a bit of anticlimax.

    Next Sharks game also on Friday.

  • Comment 37, posted at 26.07.09 19:35:35 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 34) : bulls were awful, it’s true. But Monty had a very solid game notwithstanding

  • Comment 38, posted at 26.07.09 19:36:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Insomniac) (Comment 36) : :mrgreen:

    cheers

  • Comment 39, posted at 26.07.09 19:37:10 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 38) : he is a solid kind of guy. Reliable though I will admit that not a gamebreaker.

  • Comment 40, posted at 26.07.09 19:42:10 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 40) : not one to set the world alight, sure, but he was nowhere near as bad as I was expecting

  • Comment 41, posted at 26.07.09 20:08:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 41) : yip :mrgreen:
    night

  • Comment 42, posted at 26.07.09 20:21:32 by rekinek Reply
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  • Im bored… :roll:

  • Comment 43, posted at 26.07.09 20:32:28 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 43) : Go for a 3k run and report your time to us when you get back. :)

  • Comment 44, posted at 26.07.09 20:38:46 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 44) : nasty :-) every time I run, I get sick :-(

  • Comment 45, posted at 26.07.09 20:43:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 45) : I was talking to wpw not you. You can stay in bed. ;)

  • Comment 46, posted at 26.07.09 21:01:43 by klempie Reply

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  • I reckon wpw should be around the 2k mark now..

  • Comment 47, posted at 26.07.09 21:14:54 by klempie Reply

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  • Hey! :evil:

  • Comment 48, posted at 26.07.09 21:45:11 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 48) : can you sort out some articles for tomorrow? I’m going to be out

  • Comment 49, posted at 26.07.09 21:56:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 48) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 50, posted at 26.07.09 22:13:40 by klempie Reply

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  • as the official chairman of the “stefan hate brigade”, i am demanding a recess for two weeks. stefan is starting to show the magic he offered early in last years cc. it looks like the guy follows orders to the tee, because it is strange how suddenly he has found form with ball in hand. as i said after that bulls sharks s14 game, it looks like the kick-it-at-all-costs gameplan was plums idea, again how long does it take plum to realise problems. i like the new stefan. even his captaincy skills are exemplary. again plum has been shown up with his insistance of keeping muller the captain. johan is a great player but a shit captain. lets see how long it takes plum to realise this.

    as for rory i was still a little irritated that he still tries to win games by himself. he needs to give the backline more ball. he is very predictable and teams are learning that you don’t need defenders out wide against the sharks cos rory is going to run around the fringes and not pass.

    in saying that, the precious little ball monty got he had a decent game. he still may not be s14 class, but if he can improve on this performance he could be a solid backup come injuries.

    mvovo is another player i feel plum has under estimated. eventhough zuks is bigger, mvovo seems to offer more heart. his defence is good and he puts in a good work rate eventhough he gets very little from the players inside him.

  • Comment 51, posted at 27.07.09 07:33:15 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • Bladdy well done Monty Dumond. From “worst player in the world” to key player against the Bulls. Flippin suprised.

  • Comment 52, posted at 27.07.09 09:45:42 by JJR Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 52) : not a bad week’s work, huh?

  • Comment 53, posted at 27.07.09 09:50:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 51) :

    stefan is starting to show the magic he offered early in last years cc. it looks like the guy follows orders to the tee, because it is strange how suddenly he has found form with ball in hand. as i said after that bulls sharks s14 game, it looks like the kick-it-at-all-costs gameplan was plums idea

    Told ya! :smile:

  • Comment 54, posted at 27.07.09 11:15:17 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 53) : Not bad at all! Sorry for late reply had to go to campus to go write a test. Hernandez must maybe not hope to be flyhalf all the time. I thibk he might gi inside, guy fly swannie outside. But el mago will ove to fly when murray comes back. To be honest i would prefer hernandez over ruan at fly anyday.

  • Comment 55, posted at 27.07.09 11:22:24 by JJR Reply
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  • :grin:

  • Comment 56, posted at 27.07.09 11:23:17 by JJR Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 55) : I think Swannie outside and Guy inside with JMH at fly. That’s how all the greats started out. Put them at centre and let them feed off 10.

  • Comment 57, posted at 27.07.09 11:42:22 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 57) : is Swannie really quick enough for 13, though?

  • Comment 58, posted at 27.07.09 11:52:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 58) : Well, where else would you fit him in?

  • Comment 59, posted at 27.07.09 11:54:40 by klempie Reply

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  • maybe we just need to hold our horses here, though…

    I mean, 3 weeks ago we were all tearing our hair out at the thought that we had to play this raw 19-year-old at flyhalf and now we’re talking about shifting Hernandez away from his preferred position to accommodate Cronje. Did guy REALLY do that well against (pathetic) Boland to warrant that?

    If anyone needs to sit out at this stage, I think it’s Guy. He’s young and he’s done well to get into the 22 at all. Leave him on the bench and bring him on, at flyhalf, for the last 20. We’ll move Hernandez to 12 when that happens.

  • Comment 60, posted at 27.07.09 12:01:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) :

    I WILL!!! :mrgreen:

    Well done Sharks!! and Bokke!!

    Brussow is a doring!! :grin:

  • Comment 61, posted at 27.07.09 12:07:35 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 14) :

    R U??

  • Comment 62, posted at 27.07.09 12:13:39 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 60) : yeah, agree here. if anyone has to move, it must be guy. why not try him at outside centre, he can’t be worse than andries and zuks (or can he)?

  • Comment 63, posted at 27.07.09 12:23:46 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 60) : I agree. It’s dumb to play Hernandez ANYWHERE else but 10 after you’ve paid so much money for him. Still think Guy at 12 though…

  • Comment 64, posted at 27.07.09 12:24:58 by klempie Reply

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  • @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 63) : I’m still naively hoping that Waylon suddenly turns into a world-beater again.

    I’m also really not sure what to make of Zuks. He sure as hell doesn’t have the workrate to displace Mvovs at wing, but have we really seen him enough at centre to make up our minds? I haven’t…

  • Comment 65, posted at 27.07.09 12:33:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 64) : as much as I like Guy, I want the 105kg “no through road” sign in the 12 jersey. Swannie is addictive. FUCK but that oke can tackle.

  • Comment 66, posted at 27.07.09 12:34:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 65) : but i have seen zuks drop enough ball not to want to risk him in that position. i would like to see how waylon links up with swannie. swannie plays like brad so the combo could work. i also hope we haven’t seen the last of waylon.

  • Comment 67, posted at 27.07.09 12:37:59 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 66) : yup swannie is brad mach 2.

  • Comment 68, posted at 27.07.09 12:38:37 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 67) : let’s hope the crabbing is now a thing of the past… maybe he was just trying to avoid contact because of his knee… I also want to see a fit 2007-era Murray playing with Swannie. Could be an awesome combo… 210kgs of prime beef in the centres.

    BTW, Swannie tells me he’s a pretty good goalkicker quite comfortable taking shots from inside his own half.

  • Comment 69, posted at 27.07.09 12:45:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 69) : thats good to know, now that frans is gone. and rory is getting suspended on a regular basis. :lol:

  • Comment 70, posted at 27.07.09 12:49:11 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 70) : maybe having Charl start against the Cheetahs will be a blessing in disguise. Last thing we want is Rory trying to out-wizard the wizard!

  • Comment 71, posted at 27.07.09 12:53:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 71) : unless cronje starts and delivers poor ball to the magician because he wants his brother to look better. then we will have the dups and cronjes trying to run the show.

  • Comment 72, posted at 27.07.09 13:03:50 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 72) : oh great!

    Now all we need is the Ebersohns ans the other Ndungane… :)

  • Comment 73, posted at 27.07.09 13:29:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 73) :

    You sure you don’t want the Rose bros too?? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 74, posted at 27.07.09 13:32:02 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 66) :

    Swannie has really stepped up in a few games….I like him

    As for Monty…he did not crack it for Ice to become a fan…yet.. :wink:

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  • @wpw (Comment 74) : thanks but no thanks… those two are all yours!

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