Friday Morning Hoddle Of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For August 10, 2012

Dear America, don't be like this guy.

Happy Friday, Spursland! I would comment on the game yesterday, but after the writing was on the wall about how it was going to go I stopped watching in favor of doing something a bit less depressing. I scrubbed the tile on my bathroom floor with a toothbrush! Judging by the comments I saw post game, many of you wish you had made a similar decision.

And now the "news"

Parker Undergoes Surgery- Sky Sports

Parker is expected to be out just long enough for Sandro to erase any chance of him seeing serious playing time this season.

Gio To Miss Two Weeks With Hamstring Injury- NESN

He is expected back at Tottenham just in time for this coach to also ignore him.

What's happening around SB Nation after the jump

Not Again, America- SB Nation

If you were one of these people I would like to tell you that you are an idiot and that the USWNT did not just win that game to stick it to the Japanese because of Pearl Harbor. One could even perhaps say that maybe the two nuclear bombs thing one up'd Pearl Harbor just a bit? But instead I will simply point out that Japan is one of America's closest allies, like Israel close, Great Britain close. So for those of you who were out there causing "Japs" to trend on Twitter I invite you to read a newspaper every once and a while, perhaps something outside of the sports section. It's a big complicated world out there and a lot has changed in 67 years.

Megan Rapinoe And Alex Morgan Emerge As Stars From Sup-Sub Roles- SB Nation Soccer

Marta gets a lot of coverage as the "best in the world", but for my money, if I am building a team, I am picking Megan Rapinoe first. If I couldn't get her first I would offer whatever whoever had her rights wanted, here take my first born. I need Pinoe on my team.

Van Persie Edging Closer To Man City Move?- The Busby Babe

I really don't care where he goes as long as it isn't right back into the Emirates to prop that team up for another season.

FC Bayern Team Doctor Is Apparently Responsible for Usain Bolt's Success- Bavarian Football Works

So that was unexpected.

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