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Tuesday Morning Hoddle Of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For October 25, 2011

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Happy Tuesday Spursland! I say that facetiously of course. We all know that there is nothing good about Tuesdays, am I right?

And now the "news"

Van Der Vaart Praises The Defense-Sky Sports

I'll take his praising of his teammates as a sign that Rafa is no longer being all pissy about things he shouldn't be pissy about. This judgment is based on the flimsiest logic ever of course, but then again I think you guys have come to expect that from me. I try not to disappoint.

Van Der Vart Feels Sorry For Defoe-Daily Star

The Daily Star calls the battle for who is first choice to pair with Adebayor, Rafa or Defoe, a war. I don't know why they do since there doesn't seem to be a single living person besides Defoe and maybe his mother who thinks that he should be preferred to Van Der Vaart. But whatevs, fake controversy has worked well selling products before, just look at every show on Bravo.

Pav Wants "Changes"-Sky Sports

Harry Redknapp should really just tell Roman that that's just the way it is.

What's happening around SB Nation after the jump

Conspiracy Theories: QPR Owner Also Sponsors Referee Kits-SB Nation Soccer

Que demonstrations out rage like this...RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE

Mario Balotelli: For Firework Safety-SB Nation Soccer

It's gotten to the point that when I think of Mario Balotelli I imagine that when God was making him he just said screw it and hit the awesome button.  

Reports: Cesc Fabresgas Used A Racial Slur-Managing Madrid

Innocent until proven guilty. However I have to give Cesc some advice. The evidence he uses to "prove" that he couldn't have used a racial slur is damn near saying "I have tons of black friends."  It doesn't help your case.