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A Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links May 11, 2016

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In which I talk about not filling diapers

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Good morning!

Yesterday I staged a very small rap battle--the lack of hip hop literacy was shocking--but I realize that some people may have been turned off by the topic. My intention was not actually to slate Ryan Mason all that much, that happens if I bring him up or not. What I was hoping for, by naming it, the tension that is, was that we all could move on.

That's one of my favorite things about being a Spurs supporter. Stupid things happen to us and we keep going. Ryan Mason has been a lightning rod on this site for some time so I thought we could at least have a little fun with it. He's going to play in Mousa's absence, we may as all get on with it. Screaming he's s*** or not at this point isn't all that interesting.

This isn't as much about a player as it is about why do we interact on the site. Are we here to search for objective truth or to have fun? I think we can still have fun and want to win at the same time. Seriously, we're not Real Madrid. Conversely, I think we can still have fun and lose at the same time. Seriously, we're not Aston Villa. I'd like to think, going forward, we can lose a match here and there without filling our drawers.

And now for the "news":

A rumor blast from the Argentinean past| Sport Witness

No, not Federico Fazio. I said blast, not glacial creep.

Grant and Rotherham sitting in a tree| Sheffield Star

Having good loan spells doesn't always speak to a player's level, look at Harry, but I wonder if he'll get a chance next year or if we just try to cash in on his third consecutive good season away from the Lane.

Players had a row in Columbus and have got a problem| Massive Report

MLS needs to get rid of trades. This isn't pokemon.

A look into how Olympians will eat in Rio| NBC Sports

It's nice to be the director of athlete food after Russia and England, isn't it?