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Tuesday Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links July 19, 2016

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Let’s talk third kits.

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Fun topic today: So here is Inter Milan’s third kit for the upcoming season:

(HT to Inter Offside)

If this were a Barcelona away kit, it would simply be par for the course. But for anyone else this is... different, to use the description the Inter Offside writer opted for.

So here is the topic for today: What is the best Tottenham third kit. So that means third kits, not away kits. (This knocks out a lot of quality ones because most of Spurs’ best non-white kits in recent years have been the away ones.)

Here are my two nominees:

First, the 2008-09 edition is fantastic. I’m a big fan of the black and gold in this one and am excited we’re finally bringing that look back this season:

My personal favorite, however, is last year’s Spurple:

(NOTE: Not sure about you, but I have mostly disliked the third kits we’ve rolled out in recent years. The away kits have usually been good, but the third kits have been consistently mediocre, like the yellow one from two seasons ago or the odd zebra one pictured above, to terrible, like the bizarre 2010-11 kit that looks like one of those awful over-produced NFL jerseys we’ve been seeing in recent years.)

I’m guessing y’all have talked about this before, but I’m new, so humor me. How many Spurple fans do we have?

On to the links:

Former Spurs winger Iago Falque continues his nomadic career, moving to Torino on loan from Roma. He’ll be joined by former Dortmund man Ciro Immobile and Adem Ljajic, which could make for an intriguing attack from Turin’s second club in Serie A.

Francesco Totti still has it. Check out this sweet assist from a Roma preseason friendly.

Finnish soccer team marks goal with Pokemon Go-inspired celebration.

Bayern Central’s piece on how Ancelotti will change Guardiola’s Bayern is worth a read.

IBWM looked at data analysis in lower-league football.