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Monday Morning Hoddle Of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For June 6, 2011

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Happy Monday everyone, welcome back to the real world. The Gold Cup is finally underway which means all we need to do now is count the days until Mexico raises that comically large trophy and keeping with this new fad, immediately drop it off a bus.

And now the news from the weekend

Robbie Keane Becomes The All Time British Leading Goal Scorer-Daily Mail

Really? He Isn't English, Welsh, or Scottish. He wasn't born on the island of Britain, he wasn't even born in British controlled territory. So why would we call him British?  

Fergie Says Spurs Demand 20 Million For Luka-The Sun

Oh the "in press" negotiations. At this point we have seen it go back and forth between United and Spurs now, so I'll just say it, Luka is leaving us. I'd say for somewhere between 22-24 million pounds.

Joe Cole Linked To Spurs, Again-ESPN

Look! More help where the team doesn't need it! 

Super Pav Beats Up On A Small Middle Eastern Country-Fanhouse-UK

I am really very happy that Pav had a great game this weekend. But I can't help but wonder "where was this during the season?"

What's happening around SB Nation after the jump

Argentinian Police Officer Shot By Hooligans-SB Nation Soccer

Right now Argentia have, in my opinion, the absolute worst hooligan problem in the world.  It isn't even close. Hooligan groups in Mexico have been HIRING the Boca Juniors barra brava "La Dolce" to teach them how to get away with more and to better manipulate the teams front office have been rumored.  For a real glimpse of how bad it is try Hooligans: Foreign Fields a BBC documentary from about 10 years ago.  It is shocking to say the least.  Also featured are the Lazio Ultras "irriducibili".

USWNT Tops Mexico In Friendly-SB Nation Soccer

I didn't see the game but from what I gather; Amy Rodriguez is bad, Lauren Cheney is good.

Would A Formation Change Have Given Manchester United The Win Against Barca-The Busby Babe

The Busby Babe takes a look at what a formation change would have done to change the Champions League final. It's an interesting little read. Highly recommended for those of you who are Football Manager Nerds (please note I do not view the word nerd in the pajorative and neither should you).