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A Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links November 9, 2015

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When is Manic Monday not? Riddle me this.

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Happy Monday, Spursland!

Although there is much to be pleased about--taking a point away from the Lane off a good little club, sitting first in our Europa league group--it is not all joy. It's another international break, you see; and it sucks. Our players are just starting to get fit again and a great number of them will be shipping off around the globe instead of getting back in sync with the squad. Death, death I say, to international football.

Not that I won't enjoy the hell out of the Euros this summer. I'm not a monster; I just can't stand the process that leads us to the fun stuff.

Alas, there will be no real football for a couple weeks so I'll just leave the actual "Manic Monday" here in lieu of it being an actual Manic Monday. Hope it finds you well, srups.

And now for the "news":

Resistance replaces the romantic| The Telegraph

I feel as if his thesis is a bit flawed, or underargued. Tottenham teams that were brilliant always had good defense. I mean, Wilson Palacios was a vital cog in the Champions League securing, fourth place side. That is purely utilitarian.

Spurs play lots of young English talent| Independent

It's only taken a full calendar year for them to catch on! Well done, the Independent. And, for what it's worth, I think Tottenham should pay me a living wage to make coffee and play board games with the lads. It's what I was born to do.

Wenger is not great at math| Daily Star

Fine. Santiago was dizzy, allegedly. So that 30 minute stretch of play with Flamini where we battered you from pillar to post was what, Arsene, a mirage?

Jan Vertonghen: that type of player| 101 Great Goals

Picture=1000 words. I move that we re-nickname Jan "The Boa Constrictor" for his tight squeeze.

Greg Hardy...not a great guy| SB Nation NFL

I'm firmly pro-second chance. People deserve them. With this caveat: f*** Greg Hardy.