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A Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links June 2, 2016

Still summer

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Good morning!

Who else has weird siblings that they used to pass the summer months with when there was no school? While I always spent my days thinking, playing, and reading about sports I liked, I also didn't grow up with a computer, so reading the same articles over and over was pretty lame, and one can't play outside literally the whole day, every day. Sometimes it rains for example. There was still a lot of time to kill despite being a pretty active kid.

I needed a partner in crime to inspire me and I found one in my younger sister.

She helped to create madness in the form of all sorts of crazy games. One day, bored and looking for some laughs, we took wrapping paper tubes and invented a game of tag where the chaser has to whack the chased on the ass with the tube to make them "it". We called it "Battle Butts". We used to do the "dance of joy" from a show called Perfect Strangers and show everyone how good we were at it. We'd watch Robin Hood: Men in Tights and Aladdin over and over again just so we could quote lines at the right time in the right situations.

What does any of this have to do with football? Nothing! It has everything to do with the Hoddle, though. I need people to inspire me to be stupid, weird, and crazy. There is an old rooseveltian tradition around here of theme days and even weeks. And there is an old Vince tradition of being stupid and fun during the summer. Let's make all these worlds intersect over the next couple weeks. Throw out some ideas for theme days and even theme weeks and if they're good, maybe I'll let REDACTED guest write a Hoddle (she's willing), giving some of you insight into the weird world that is this Spurs supporter's life.

And now for the "news":

Harry sporting that hotline bling| Mirror

You can call him on his gold cell phone, but he's probably watching Netflix or trying to teach his dogs how to run pass routes in the back garden.

George Williams wants to face off with Dele Alli and England at the Euros| Squawka

They both grew up in Milton Keynes, but it got me to thinking. You know the best thing about Wales being in the Euros?Them just funneling the ball to Gareth and letting him run at defenders. It'll be like 2012 all over again.

Tottenham are ready to steal Mkhitaryan from Arsenal| Metro

Only because Daniel is taking the piss and wants to hear David Pleat try to same his name all season long.

Anderson Varejao is in an awkward situation| SB Nation Basketball

And, no, it's not the silence that follows him sitting in a barber chair and asking for the same style.