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A Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links March 7, 2016

Manic Monday, post-derby edition

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Happy Monday, Spursland!

After all the expectation and bluster of the last seven days, it's a bit difficult to believe that a quarter of the season remains to be played. Drawing the North London derby when we had Arsenal on the ropes is not satisfying, yet it was not a blow. It's only a perpetuation of the "what if?" type of status quo we have spent a great deal of our lives as Tottenham supporters living.

We will survive.

And if any of us need better consolation than words, there is the small business of a European night in Dortmund on Thursday. The last few weeks have been exhilarating and disappointing. Enthralling and terrifying. The reality is starting to set in that this is the reality of being a supporter when chasing high honors.

I, for one, could get used to stressing out about hanging on to title hopes, and how we are going to attack top end Bundesliga competition. Embrace the stress; it's all still to play for.

And now for the "news":

Dele Alli says draw was 'insult to injury'| Express

Being suspended for the Dortmund match may be a blessing in disguise for teenage sensation. No word on how Eric Dier plans to chronicle this on instagram as of yet.

Kane, despite being proud, insists Alli's goal was better| Mirror

Dare I say, his goal left me buzzing.

Spurs transfer roundup| Squawka

I think this may be a summer of emotional transfers. People are attached to this team in a way I really haven't seen. If players like Insigne and Berahino come in, players are definitely on the way out. I'm not entirely looking forward to all this.

Deadlift record broken| SB Nation Lookit

I lifted my dead-drunk a** out of bed Sunday morning. Where were the cameras for that heroic feat?