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Thursday Morning Hoddle Of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For September 8, 2011

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Happy Thursday Spursland! Jesus, is it the weekend yet? I need some Spurs games or my skin will melt off. Luckily it's Thursday, the pre-weekend. Pre-weekend is a special time of the week because despite what your boss tells you, it's absolutely ok to take two hour lunches and and spend all afternoon shredding blank sheets of paper. I mean come on, it's pretty much the weekend.  

And now the "news"

Spurs Young Boys Beat Kettering Town 5-4-Tottenhamhotspur.com

Well they won, and they did it the Tottenham way, but judging by the commentary from the team's twitter they didn't look great until the second half. Debut braces came from both Yago and Cristian Cabellos. The 5th goal was scored by John Bostock who, spoiler alert, is still alive.

Oscar Jansson Returns From Loan Early Despite Impressing-Sky Sports

The young Swede played very well during his stint with Bradford but the arrival of Matt Duke meant that the 20 year old was just too expensive to keep on. Hopefully another loan spell is in the works, perhaps in League One this time.

Steed Malbranque Still Does Not Have A Son But He is Leaving St. Etienne-BBC

In what I hope is the last chapter of this bizarre story that just won't die, Steed Malbraque and St Etienne have terminated his contract by mutual consent. Here is hoping that wherever the 31 year old former Spur lands, he no longer has to spend 2/3 of every statement made about himself denying that he has a son.

Why Redknapp Would Suck As England Manager-Football Transfer Tavern

This article might as well have been ghost written by Kevin McCauleyRyan Rosenblatt, and Bryan Ashlock, and it is right on the money. Harry is a bad tactician. And that's what matters on the international level.  

What's happening around SB Nation after the jump

Clint Dempsey As A False Number 9?-SB Nation Soccer

Our own Kevin McCauley gets all tactical on you in this lengthy look at whats going wrong so far with the USMNT under Klinsmann. A great read.  

Chelsea Have Yet Another Impossibly Good Youth Prospect-We Ain't Got No History

At what point do we just call a spade a spade and change the name from Chelsea FC to Barcelona North? Every time you turn around they have snapped up some insanely talented tween who seems to be living up to expectations.

American Soccer Fandom..A Question-The Short Fuse

The Short Fuse examines an interesting trend amongst MLS fans being fans of multiple clubs in multiple nations and generally knowing everything about everything in the international game. I firmly believe this trend is born from American football fans having a chip on their shoulders and feeling looked down on by the rest of the world and the need to prove that they really do have a lot of knowledge of the sport.