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A Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links for Monday, May 2

It's a big day.

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Greetings, Hoddlers. Vince comes back tomorrow, and Salmon has slunk back upstream to spawn or whatever it is he does when he's drunk and not doing comedy (no details, honest).

Today is an important day in the lives of Tottenham supporters. A win against Chelsea and Spurs narrow the gap on Leicester to five points with two games to play. Difficult? Yup. Impossible? Not according to math! However, a draw or a loss and it's all over. It's one of those games, against a London rival with everything on the line, that fans spend most of the day anticipating and dreading in equal measure, with their eyes glued to the screen as they channel all of their furtive hopes and dreams outward in a burst of glorious emotion.

Too bad I'm stuck at stupid work.

I'll watch the game tonight and will probably come up with some appropriate theme or another for the player ratings by the end of it, but I'll be hanging on every FotMob notification and Twitter update. It'll be awful. Hold me.

But no matter what happens today, I'm so proud of this team and I can't wait to see what they do in the off season, and next year. COYS.

And now, the "news."

Thierry Henry: Blah blah blah blah something Spurs suck blah blah blah | The Sun

Confession: I didn't read this because (1) The Sun is a terrible newspaper, (2) I don't really give a crap what Thierry Henry thinks about Spurs, and (3) Hillsborough, but I'm assuming it's terrible.

Daniel Levy wants £25m/year for naming rights to new stadium | Sports Business Global

To put that in perspective, West Ham is expected to get a deal worth about £5m/year. He'll get it, too. Levy'd.

Pochettino: Stability will help Spurs in the transfer market | Daily Mail

He's on to something here. Not only will Poche's new deal that keeps him here for another 5 years mean that he's more likely to keep his current players happy, but that same stability and the prospect of Champions League means that Spurs should be much more competitive in the market this summer than maybe they ever have been before. It's gonna be a fun summer, y'all.

Incredibly awesome and adorable dog interrupts soccer match | SB Nation

Now look, I'm a cat person. Anfield Cat? That's my jam. But this dog! The exuberance it displayed in its short cameo on the field was magnificent! Those meanies who took it off the field. It just wanted to play! I'd adopt that dog. Actually, can I adopt that dog? Does it respond to any commands that aren't in Spanish?