Good morning Tottenham fans! You may notice that your morning news links post has a slightly different flavour this morning: light, sophisticated, with the slightly bitter tang that comes with years of sporting disappointment on the international stage. This is because your Hoddle of Coffee has been replaced, for today only, with a nice cup of virtual English breakfast tea. Like my blogging spirit animal Emmanuel Adebayor, a period of relative lethargy in keeping up with sporting matters saw me in self-enforced exile for a few months; however, with a Hoddle-gap in our content having emerged today- and with every other member of CFC's masthead and some of their spouses, mothers and young children having turned the job down- I've been asked to step into the fold and provide you with your news update this morning. You're welcome.
In other news, bookies who took bets at the start of the season on me severely hyperventilating for two straight months between now and May are starting to pay out already.
Almost half of this article is dedicated to talking about a handshaking rule which Poche implemented when he first joined the club, which I think carries a clear message for everyone reading- that the Guardian becoming a paid service may not necessarily be a bad thing.
Unless it's the World Championship of Pathos, where their place in the final has been booked since around August.
A rather sorry band turning up at the tournament with no real right to be there and getting straight home almost immediately? I... don't think I need to finish this one.
- DeAndre Yedlin assist on Borini strike helps Sunderland draw Crystal Palace
- 17 year old Tottenham academy phenom stalling on new contract talks
- Dele Alli being assessed for injury ahead of West Ham match
- Tottenham to play Juventus and Atletico Madrid in summer preseason tournament
- A Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links March 1, 2016