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Friday Morning Hoddle Of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links July 3, 2015

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It's your Fourth Third of July Hoddle! 'MERICA!

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Happy Friday Spursland! And Happy  man-I-ain't-paying-my-taxes day to all Americans or believers in the illegality of the federal income tax everywhere. Let me, as we and my boys here in the colonies celebrate really leaving you the English in the lurch after you so nicely bankrupted yourselves defending us, say: thanks.  Oh btw We left a pair of sandals over there during Operation Overlord, have you seen them?

And now the "news"

Ryan Mason Outperformed These Three Internationals This Year Says Hargreaves-Here In The City

Now at first glance that statement is ridiculous.  Because Ryan Mason, is... well you guys know.  But when you see the names you realize, oh being a "full international" is not that big of a deal.

20 Year Old Spurs Prospects Have Returned To Training-Here In The City

Guys, I am going to go out on a limb here.  We don't need to buy a new striker. We got Shaq.

Eto'o Copy And Pasted An Old Farewell Message To Fans-SB Nation Soccer

This is black belt level "not giving a s**t."  Like he hasn't been walking around in this internet world for the last 15 years with the rest of us.  Like there is no way he thought this would fly.  I might go so far as to say that he did this on purpose as a more subtle "f**k you" to his old club.  Look if I can follow the cute girl on Instagram without my girlfriend finding out and mocking me, but he can't have thought nobody would notice this and he was sending this out to a much larger audience than my dinky no followers social media account.

Hope Solo Admits Stalling On German Penalty-SB Nation Soccer

At the highest levels of stuff –  it doesn't matter what kind of stuff. It could be competitive needle point or slam poetry. If you are going to be the best you can't always be the most crazy talented person who probably made some Devil and Daniel Webster kind of a deal.  No, you gotta have gamesmanship.  Or gameswomanship.  Whatever, you know what I'm saying.

Carli Lloyd Is The Weirdest World Class Athlete In The World-SB Nation Soccer

Hey some people like stuff weird Kevin. Your statement that she is "weird" is classic "otherizing" and I feel you should apologize to, well mostly me.