Happy Wednesday, Spursland! I have no theme today because it's late and I'm a little #drunj. What I am sure of, however, is that today is my dad's birthday. A couple months ago I thought I might be losing him so this one is a bit special to me. Forgive me if Arsenal winning isn't making me miserable; I still have a father.
And to all of you missing your dad today, this one's dedicated to you. Feel free to share a story.
And now for the "news":
Kieran Trippier biding his time| The Guardian
Patience Kieran, climb the ladder. This worked for one C. Montgomery Burns, it'll work for you.
Scotland intent on Scotlanding Nathan Oduwa| The Scottish Herald
Warburton wants protection for Oduwa. Who does he think he is, Whitey Bulger?
Erik Lamela is happy at Spurs| Sports Mole
I wish I had a joke. I really do.