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 Post subject: 2013 Summer Soccer Transfer Talk
 Post Posted: Fri May 24, 2013 2:26 pm 
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I figured this would be as good a place as any to do some transfer rumors and discussions here for the summer leading up to the 2013-14 season opener in August.

The interesting stories I've seen recently are:

- Begovic being opened to a move to Liverpool.
- Benteke saying he's opened to a move to Arsenal.
- Arsenal appearing to be on the verge of signing Ashley Williams and willing to pay £200k-a-week in order to lure Wayne Rooney away from Old Trafford (I'm thinking the first is way more likely).
- Cardiff will attempt to sign Swansea striker Danny Graham.
- West Ham on the verge of completing a permanent move for Andy Carroll.
- Romelu Lukaku is opened to a Loan move to Borussia Dortmund.
- According to the AS Monaco team website, they've completed a double transfer for Porto teammates Joao Moutinho and James Rodriguez.

Anymore rumors you find, feel free to post them on here.


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Rumor has it that Santos has accepted two offers for Neymar, but they won't say which teams offered.


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Rumor has it that Santos has accepted two offers for Neymar, but they won't say which teams offered.



Id be surprised if it was anyone other than Barca and Madrid.


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Rumor has it that Santos has accepted two offers for Neymar, but they won't say which teams offered.



Id be surprised if it was anyone other than Barca and Madrid.


The consensus seems to be that Barcelona is one of the 2.


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Looks like it's a done deal.

http://espnfc.com/news/story/_/id/14597 ... ay?cc=5901


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Remember that nothing is official until the clubs themselves confirm it. Until then everything is guesswork.


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It's done. On the club website.


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I'm sure you'll all be glad to know Wrexham are sniffing around a new striker, likely to be Ashley Barnes-Homer or Damien Reeves


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The site you need is this! Full of dodgy rumours!

http://www.football-rumours.co.uk/index.html

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In a deal that surprises nobody and fails to muster up any chatter, Danny Wilson now a permanent member of Hearts.


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Kolo Toure signs for Liverpool on July 1st, decent player, past his best though maybe and not the kind of signing the Liverpool fans will be wanting.

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Falcao is rumored to be signing with Monaco soon. It would be interesting to see if this club rises through the ranks so quickly.


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Falcao is rumored to be signing with Monaco soon. It would be interesting to see if this club rises through the ranks so quickly.


This sucks for Atletico Madrid cause they came so close to disrupting the stranglehold Real and Barca had on the Top 2 places this year.


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Kolo Toure signs for Liverpool on July 1st, decent player, past his best though maybe and not the kind of signing the Liverpool fans will be wanting.


Disagree. this is good business, Carragher direct replacement. Veteran leadership and experience at the back. Skrtel looks to be going, and probably Coates with him, so we need at least 2 younger, imposing CBS and probably a LB in this window, as well as another winger to replace Assaidi and Downing, both of whom should be gone.

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Kolo Toure signs for Liverpool on July 1st, decent player, past his best though maybe and not the kind of signing the Liverpool fans will be wanting.


Disagree. this is good business, Carragher direct replacement. Veteran leadership and experience at the back. Skrtel looks to be going, and probably Coates with him, so we need at least 2 younger, imposing CBS and probably a LB in this window, as well as another winger to replace Assaidi and Downing, both of whom should be gone.


Don't get me wrong I think he's a decent player, just thought they would've set there sights higher. I thought I saw them linked to another Greek CB, name escapes me now.

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For the record he is free, so whatever they get out of him is positive. Is Toure world class? No of course not, but he could start against the bottom half of the table without any issues I believe.

We are setting our sights higher with the rumor of Papadopoulus (sp) a young imposing CB with room to grow. Just a squad depth signing and nothing to get too worked up about.


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So what does everyone, especially the Liverpool supporters think of Begovic? Apparently a possible replacement for Reina if Barca becomes too tempting.

I think he's a younger, cheaper option that has room to improve as far as Reina who is older, more expensive and likely to decline.


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I'd take Begovic. Liverpool needs to focus on shoring up the back 4 before anything else. If we can do that, then just having a serviceable keeper will be fine.

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Well I'd happily have Toure at Palace!

Kyriakos Papadopoulos, that's the guy I saw Liverpool linked with, never seen him play so know nothing about him.

Begovic is good and i'm surprised Arsenal aren't sniffing around him.

Also saw today that Liverpool are going to sign Matěj Vydra, looked good on loan at Watford this past season.

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Well I'd happily have Toure at Palace!

Kyriakos Papadopoulos, that's the guy I saw Liverpool linked with, never seen him play so know nothing about him.

Begovic is good and i'm surprised Arsenal aren't sniffing around him.

Also saw today that Liverpool are going to sign Matěj Vydra, looked good on loan at Watford this past season.


Good to see the Palace contingent in this thread and hopefully future ones.

I hadn't seen any of Papadopoulos until we were linked with him and then scoured YouTube. In my extremely amateur assessment he seems like a natural aggressive defense first defender who seems a little awkward with link up play and long passes.


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Papa is (or will be) on the same level as a Hummels, Subotic or Vidic. Imposing, quick and strong. Pair him with Agger and youve got one of the best cb pairings in the PL.

Will be interesting to see what comes of it, if anything. If he comes, i'd imagine we would sell Skrtel and go in for another young CB as our 3rd/4th option. I like the Toure signing in that it gives the group stability, leadership and maturity, especially for cup ties or when Agger has is annual 2 week injury holiday. Still, even with Papa, the group needs one more strong cb. Whether they go and get one or see if Kelly/Wisdom/Coates are up for the job is anyones guess at the moment.

Atleast we're finally clear of the Ashley Williams talk. that had me worried.

edit: looks like Iago Aspas from Celta Vigo is in as well. Interesting. 26, international, pacey, strong wide player. Almost like a Spanish Bellamy. Could signal the clubs intent with regards to Downing (or perhaps Coutinho at CAM)


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Begovic is good and i'm surprised Arsenal aren't sniffing around him.


From what I've heard Arsenal are more interested in Sunderland keeper Simon Mignolet.


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Begovic is good and i'm surprised Arsenal aren't sniffing around him.


From what I've heard Arsenal are more interested in Sunderland keeper Simon Mignolet.


I think both clubs would do well with either...


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Liverpool now has reportedly agreed with Spanish side Celta Vigo for striker Iago Ispas for 9 million euros.

Admittedly know less than nothing about him, but I am happy than Brendan is happy most likely.


Edit - Spanish Bellamy? Love it. Hide the clubs.


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quite an interesting day for rumour mongering my favorite club...

according to the Real press..

Real have offered (and been turned down) 40 million for Suarez (and 60 million for Bale)
Liverpool have agreed terms with Papa, Aspas (yesterday) and now Luis Alberto

nothing confirmed until June 1, but the speculation is truly delicious... only European football can rival the NFL in terms of keeping their fans on the edge during the off season.


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Uncle Si wrote:
quite an interesting day for rumour mongering my favorite club...

according to the Real press..

Real have offered (and been turned down) 40 million for Suarez (and 60 million for Bale)
Liverpool have agreed terms with Papa, Aspas (yesterday) and now Luis Alberto

nothing confirmed until June 1, but the speculation is truly delicious... only European football can rival the NFL in terms of keeping their fans on the edge during the off season.


One of the major reasons why I am a convert from the NFL to the EPL. 6 week offseason with transfer talk the whole time.

Liverpool is in a quite fantastic state of transition right now. I don't know exactly the direction we are heading, but I am glued to all media outlets.


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Aspas would be a really good signing. He's fast and can score goals. Coutinho should be able to move to CAM in behind Suarez and Sturridge.

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Aspas would be a really good signing. He's fast and can score goals. Coutinho should be able to move to CAM in behind Suarez and Sturridge.


I'd like to see Ericksen come in and keep Coutinho out wider. While he thrived at the role near the end of the season, i worry if its the best place for him over the course of a long PL campaign.

It looks like Aspas will be announced when the window opens, atleast gives us cover for the loss of Carroll. Plus hes an alternative to Downing


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Aspas would be a really good signing. He's fast and can score goals. Coutinho should be able to move to CAM in behind Suarez and Sturridge.


I'd like to see Ericksen come in and keep Coutinho out wider. While he thrived at the role near the end of the season, i worry if its the best place for him over the course of a long PL campaign.

It looks like Aspas will be announced when the window opens, atleast gives us cover for the loss of Carroll. Plus hes an alternative to Downing


Would that be the Ericksen currently in the Dutch league? if so I think I read he's heading to Bayern Munich.

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Uncle Si wrote:

I'd like to see Ericksen come in and keep Coutinho out wider. While he thrived at the role near the end of the season, i worry if its the best place for him over the course of a long PL campaign.

It looks like Aspas will be announced when the window opens, atleast gives us cover for the loss of Carroll. Plus hes an alternative to Downing


Would that be the Ericksen currently in the Dutch league? if so I think I read he's heading to Bayern Munich.


yes thats him, but he wont be going to Bayern, they just signed Goetze. He may go to Dortmund as Goetze's replacement. His preference was Real, but they havent shown interest. He's had lots of communication with Liverpool since he was 17.


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Uncle Si wrote:
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Uncle Si wrote:

I'd like to see Ericksen come in and keep Coutinho out wider. While he thrived at the role near the end of the season, i worry if its the best place for him over the course of a long PL campaign.

It looks like Aspas will be announced when the window opens, atleast gives us cover for the loss of Carroll. Plus hes an alternative to Downing


Would that be the Ericksen currently in the Dutch league? if so I think I read he's heading to Bayern Munich.


yes thats him, but he wont be going to Bayern, they just signed Goetze. He may go to Dortmund as Goetze's replacement. His preference was Real, but they havent shown interest. He's had lots of communication with Liverpool since he was 17.



Cool, might've been Dortmund then, good player though.

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Marca are saying Suarez to Real Madrid for around £46 million


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Marca are saying Suarez to Real Madrid for around £46 million


Yeah, this has already been denounced as false by both Suarez and his agent. I don't think Suarez is going anywhere. If he does, it's looking like we'll get some nice compensation for him.

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Marca are saying Suarez to Real Madrid for around £46 million


*Clears throat* That..... bites! *Shows Self Out*


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Well... this could get messy.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2013 ... -liverpool

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Luis Suárez has confirmed he wants to leave Liverpool in the latest interview to express his disillusionment with life in England.

The Liverpool striker has given three interviews in the past two days to encourage interest from Real Madrid, the first to reveal he would find it hard to say no to the Spanish club, the second suggesting now is the time for a "change of environment" and the third finally confirming his intention to leave Anfield.

Liverpool have responded to Suárez's latest announcement, though they have been unable to rein in the 26-year-old while on international duty in his native Uruguay.

A club spokesperson said: "Luis Suárez is not for sale. Neither Luis or his representatives have communicated these feelings directly to Liverpool football club. The club remains supportive of Luis and expect him to honour his contract. We will not be making any further comment at this stage."


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Liverpool should quite rightly make a mint out of this. If we doesn't want to stay then their hand is forced. Otherwise his form would probably dip next year. If he doesn't have a release clause in his contract then hold out for top dollar. As long as they don't spunk it away like they did with the Torres money on Carroll, Adam etc and spend it wisely.


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Liverpool should quite rightly make a mint out of this. If we doesn't want to stay then their hand is forced. Otherwise his form would probably dip next year. If he doesn't have a release clause in his contract then hold out for top dollar. As long as they don't spunk it away like they did with the Torres money on Carroll, Adam etc and spend it wisely.


Well, since Comolli and Kenny are both out, I rather trust the current regime to spend it wisely. Supposedly Liverpool are going to hold out for 50 mil, with Real and Bayern both showing heavy interest. Obviously, Suarez will be a devastating loss to the team, but with the resurgence of Sturridge and Coutinho, along with two or three potential big signings, we might be able to replace Suarez's goals on the aggregate, and lose all of the controversy that surrounded him.

I still love him, and he'll always be one of my favorite players to watch. Had his mind been right, he could have been an all-time great, but as it is, we stand to make a healthy profit off him, after reaping a good bounty of goals. Same with Torres, really. I just wish he would/could have stayed, but 3.5 years with no CL football is no place for a player of his caliber. Wish him all the best, but I agree, liverpool FC are operating from a position of power here.

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Losing Suarez is one of the reasons Liverpool are struggling to stay a top club. He's the type of player they need to get, retain, and protect. That's what the other big clubs do, and we have all seen what happens when you don't (arsenal).

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Losing Suarez is one of the reasons Liverpool are struggling to stay a top club. He's the type of player they need to get, retain, and protect. That's what the other big clubs do, and we have all seen what happens when you don't (arsenal).



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Losing Suarez is one of the reasons Liverpool are struggling to stay a top club. He's the type of player they need to get, retain, and protect. That's what the other big clubs do, and we have all seen what happens when you don't (arsenal).


Well, while it is true, Arsenal has managed to stay somewhat consistant, whereas Liverpool have dropped from among Europe's elite to midtable club that's arguable not the best in Merseyside at the moment. I think the case is Liverpool does have potential to get back into the Top 4, but they take too many risks(see Andy Carroll) and it backfires. I do hate the fact that Arsenal have maintained this level of competitiveness, but I'd rather us make Top 4 year in and year out than drop to midtable and take major risks on one single signing. Probably the one thing Arsenal did best last summer, was that while they did sell our best player(and essentially the league title) they went and signed 3 good quality players(I said good, not great, Cazorla's probably the only one that can be considered great quality) that made up the lost goals, and then some. Liverpool, on the other hand, threw all their hopes in Suarez and then they ended up short handed in attack(Sturridge somewhat fixed it in the later part of the season).


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Losing Suarez is one of the reasons Liverpool are struggling to stay a top club. He's the type of player they need to get, retain, and protect. That's what the other big clubs do, and we have all seen what happens when you don't (arsenal).


Well, while it is true, Arsenal has managed to stay somewhat consistant, whereas Liverpool have dropped from among Europe's elite to midtable club that's arguable not the best in Merseyside at the moment. I think the case is Liverpool does have potential to get back into the Top 4, but they take too many risks(see Andy Carroll) and it backfires. I do hate the fact that Arsenal have maintained this level of competitiveness, but I'd rather us make Top 4 year in and year out than drop to midtable and take major risks on one single signing. Probably the one thing Arsenal did best last summer, was that while they did sell our best player(and essentially the league title) they went and signed 3 good quality players(I said good, not great, Cazorla's probably the only one that can be considered great quality) that made up the lost goals, and then some. Liverpool, on the other hand, threw all their hopes in Suarez and then they ended up short handed in attack(Sturridge somewhat fixed it in the later part of the season).


Arsenal will always be comfortable thinking top 4 is a trophy. i struggle to see how any fan is fine with that. they tread water (replacing a dynamic player like RVP with two 29 year old above average ones) and almost refuse to take the necessary steps to try and win a major trophy. its your club, but that mentality seems to have leaked into every arsenal fan i know.

as for Liverpool, your assessment of a mediocre two year run is far off. Andy Carroll was a mistake, but despite the price tag not a major one. The issue with Liverpool has been instability on the touch line. they didnt "throw their hopes into Suarez", but I dont feel like reliving the summer transfer saga with you again. either way they more than made up with it with Sturridge and Coutinho


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Arsenal will always be comfortable thinking top 4 is a trophy. i struggle to see how any fan is fine with that. they tread water (replacing a dynamic player like RVP with two 29 year old above average ones) and almost refuse to take the necessary steps to try and win a major trophy. its your club, but that mentality seems to have leaked into every arsenal fan i know.


I've said this countless times already, myself and other Gooners are not and never will be fine with finishing with only Top 4, the players know that and Wenger knows it(he will never admit it though). And do I need to repeat myself? I said I'd rather be Top 4 every year than struggling over the season and finishing midtable.

I've said it before, sometimes a single signing isn't enough. Arsenal lost 37 goals by selling RvP. The 3 guys they signed, Giroud, Cazorla, and Podolski, scored a combined 45 goals they got a good return from, as you put it, two 29 year old above average ones and another one.

What happened after the Newcastle match has literally fooled everyone into thinking Arsenal and it's fans are actually treating Top 4 like a trophy, we sure as hell are not content with Top 4 only. Does this sound like the celebrations of people content with Top 4:



I'm not sure about you but that sounds like fans who are overjoyed at finishing above Spurs and not at finishing 4th. Hell one person actually said that they aren't happy with being competitive for only 4th place.

I've also said this multiple times, that you'd celebrate finishing Top 4 with the season Arsenal had, counted out of Top 4 after selling RvP, counted out of Top 4 heading into March, and then on the final day not only did they clinch 4th place, they did it at the expense of their closest rivals. People are fooled into thinking that Arsenal were celebrating Top 4, which they weren't. Stop assuming Arsenal are content with Top 4 because there is no team that actually thinks that way.

And have you not seen the comments from some of the Arsenal players? They want to push to a trophy next season and barring unforeseen circumstances they certainly can. Just stop spewing the same crap about me actually wanting Top 4 only, because you don't even know what your talking about then.


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Losing Suarez is one of the reasons Liverpool are struggling to stay a top club. He's the type of player they need to get, retain, and protect. That's what the other big clubs do, and we have all seen what happens when you don't (arsenal).



yeah, it absolutely crushed United when they sold Ronaldo


And I still firmly believe he never should have left....and I think he realizes that. Madrid is not everything he thought it would be.


That being said...when you have Fergie and Ryan Giggs you can negate the loss of a Ronaldo. :P

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Smurf wrote:
Uncle Si wrote:
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Losing Suarez is one of the reasons Liverpool are struggling to stay a top club. He's the type of player they need to get, retain, and protect. That's what the other big clubs do, and we have all seen what happens when you don't (arsenal).



yeah, it absolutely crushed United when they sold Ronaldo


And I still firmly believe he never should have left....and I think he realizes that. Madrid is not everything he thought it would be.



But it worked out so well for Luka Modric...

As for Ronaldo: he'll be at Chelsea before you know it.


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Gate, you just said in your first post you were fine with it... youd rather finish top 4 than take a risk and drop to midtable. youve been talking out both sides of your arse in this thread a few times, and when i call you on it you try and say "but I meant this"

if you mean something just say it... but like Arsenal itself, you are simply accepting of one reality while pretending to strive for another.


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Smurf wrote:
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Losing Suarez is one of the reasons Liverpool are struggling to stay a top club. He's the type of player they need to get, retain, and protect. That's what the other big clubs do, and we have all seen what happens when you don't (arsenal).



yeah, it absolutely crushed United when they sold Ronaldo


And I still firmly believe he never should have left....and I think he realizes that. Madrid is not everything he thought it would be.


That being said...when you have Fergie and Ryan Giggs you can negate the loss of a Ronaldo. :P



so you agree that top clubs do sell their top players? or are we just winding up Liverpool fans?


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Gate, you just said in your first post you were fine with it... youd rather finish top 4 than take a risk and drop to midtable. youve been talking out both sides of your arse in this thread a few times, and when i call you on it you try and say "but I meant this"

if you mean something just say it... but like Arsenal itself, you are simply accepting of one reality while pretending to strive for another.


Okay now your reading too much into what I said. What I mean is, I would always take Top 4 over midtable(and who wouldn't agree), but I also would take a Top 4 more easily if a cup was won in the process. I don't know what language your thinking I'm talking in, but you sure as hell feel like assuming that what I say means I'm accepting Top 4 with no problem.


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Gate, you just said in your first post you were fine with it... youd rather finish top 4 than take a risk and drop to midtable. youve been talking out both sides of your arse in this thread a few times, and when i call you on it you try and say "but I meant this"

if you mean something just say it... but like Arsenal itself, you are simply accepting of one reality while pretending to strive for another.


Okay now your reading too much into what I said. What I mean is, I would always take Top 4 over midtable(and who wouldn't agree), but I also would take a Top 4 more easily if a cup was won in the process. I don't know what language your thinking I'm talking in, but you sure as hell feel like assuming that what I say means I'm accepting Top 4 with no problem.


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