Thursday Morning Hoddle Of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For May 26, 2011

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 10: Peter Crouch (L) of Tottenham Hotspur looks on dejectedly after scoring an own goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the City of Manchester Stadium on May 10, 2011 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Happy Thursday dear friends. We are gearing up to a big weekend around the soccer universe. The Champions League final is upon us, and transfer windows are opening. So, let's not waste any time and get right down to it. This is your Morning Hoddle Of Coffee.

Leicester Fears Naughton Price Too High-Sky Sports

I know Kyle Walker is coming up and roster slots are tight, but am I the only one scratching their head over this?

Niko Linked With Wolfsburg Move-Daily Mail

We will miss you cousin, enjoy your time in Germany if that 's how it shakes out.  We have absolute confidence that Wolfsburg fans will have no idea how such a fine player just fell into their lap.

Sunderland Targets Crouch Swoop-The Sun

According to The Sun, Crouch will only leave for a fee over the 10 million pounds that was paid for him.

Spurs Sign Barcelona Starlet On Free Transfer- Eva News

This could be complete crap, NOWHERE else is reporting this and there is nothing on the team's official page, but I thought I'd show this to you anyways. I'm just a tease like that.

Jermain Defoe Pulls Out Of England Squad Due To Wrist Injury-Sky Sports

It's like he is trying to out-fragile Bale at this point, or maybe I'm overreacting. I don't know, I am just sick of the injuries team-wide. New team rule: No more injuries. If Mick Foley can live through this and still wrestle, than no more injuries from to tackles like this.  

What's going on around SB Nation after the jump

A look At The Money Backing This Year's Champions League- SB Nation Soccer

Ethan Dean-Richards writes a great article and you should really take some time to read it and make up your own mind about whether or not you agree with him that too much money is ruining the game. I think he makes some fine points but gets a bit carried away. Then again I was brought up in the land of the mega advertising event of the year, the Super Bowl.

Your Chamions League Preview -SB Nation Soccer

Shamefully, I had almost forgotten that this game had yet to be played, but I am selfish and only really care about my team. That said, GO BARCA!!!

What It Means To Be A New Fan From Overseas-7500 To Hotle

7500 To Holte examines one of its writers' first season of not only following a Premier League club, but as a soccer fan in general.

That's all for today, tomorrow's Friday so save time tomorrow by hitting the beer store tonight.

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