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Friday Morning Hoddle Of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For September 5, 2014

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Tottenham Hotspur news and links, with friendlies!

Jamie McDonald

Happy Friday, Spursland! But is it really happy? It's pointless international friendly time and that means no games we really want to see. Oh, I know these games are important chances for international managers to get looks at young and up-and-coming players as they already start planning for making the semifinals in 2018. But I don't really care about that right now because I want to see (Glen) Coco Lamela play for Spurs, darn it.

And now the "news"

Teams Release EPL Squads, Benny Left Out Despite Room For Him- BBC

I don't really get this move. Benny can play in a pinch, he was always in the pretty good to serviceable range and in a disaster scenario we might need him. I don't get leaving him off the squad when we have room unless Poch can't see selling someone in January, but wants room to bring people in. Then again I haven't really put a lot of effort into knowing what this all means technically so I am really just a guy filling up a page with letters. Don't you feel angry you read this far?

GASP! Lamela Pictured Playing Video games With Players From Other Teams- Sqauwka

How dare he be all cool and the gang with the guys on his national team!

James Milner Is Having Trouble Passing- SB Nation Soccer

I'd ague that this is worse than almost any goal line miss. There was no pressure on him here how do you donk it that badly? (The answer is probably drugs, or worse ... Welsh blood)

Kings Owner Puts Weight Behind MLS Expansion In Sacramento- SB Nation Soccer

Let me state again for the record that I am against further expansion of the league without moving to a relegation model. Think of how fun it would be if one year the Harrisburg Islanders were a top flight team and, I don't know, say, the Philadelphia Union had to play games in Charleston.

Carlos Bocanegra Is Hanging Them Up- SB Nation Soccer

Happy trails, you glorious, glorious man. Part of the first real wave of Americans to announce our presence on the world stage.