Last random and mostly meaningless Spurs goal of the week: Gareth Bale v Stoke
(That one was the first time I really understood how good Bale could be. It was only his eighth goal for Spurs and it came just before his evisceration of Maicon in the Champions League.)
By the time we have another Hoddle, the Premier League season will have kicked off. Here’s hoping we’re celebrating three points for Spurs. What are your predictions?
I’ve got Spurs winning 2-0. Janby Alderwertonghen picks up where they left off last season and strangle the opposition attack. Kane grabs one for us and Lamela gets a second. (If you missed it, we had the season’s first Know Your Opponent chat with the folks at Royal Blue Mersey and the mothership released their season preview earlier this week.)
On to the links:
Poche: ““I just told them: ‘If I had the opportunity to kill you, then I kill everyone,’”
Hailey Bachrach wrote a fun piece for Unusual Efforts on her love for Tottenham Hotspur.
Before Guardiola and Aguero and Toure and the Sheikh and the Etihad, there was Georgi Kinkladze.
If you are wanting to watch the EPL this weekend but don’t have cable, World Soccer Talk has a useful tutorial for setting up Sling TV.
Bundesliga Fanatic looks at the history of Dortmund’s kit and how Germany’s second club ended up in yellow and black.