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Thursday Hoddle of Coffee: News and Links for October 5th, 2017

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England Training Session and Press Conference Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

Good morning Spursland!

Everybody feeling the positive vibes flowing today with Friday just around the corner? Great! In which case my suggestion would be to listen to your of the Theme of the Day and then, erm, don’t bother reading any further...


So, kicking things off with a pretty devastating Harry Kane update... Spurs’ striking ace was asked whether he’d ever consider a move to another club whilst on press duty for England yesterday, and rather than responding in the expected way by getting up, flipping over the desk and walking out, he simply said that he ‘would never say yes or no’ to a potential future big-money move. RIP Tottenham Hotspur, there used to be a club here.

Every cloud has a silver lining, though. Remember how we embarked on that promising foray towards signing Ross Barkley in summer, before running the deal into a dead-end and then losing possession of him right at the last moment? Well, it turns out we’re going to sign him in January after all (according to the Metro) so everything turned out OK in the end. Yay?...

Elsewhere in football...

Having decided that he wasn’t quite done with winning literally every single trophy going, Jupp Heynkes has returned to Bayern Munich as interim manager.

Here’s a nice piece from Michael Cox on why Jonjo Shelvey is the quintessential British midfielder. The devastating key line:

“It brings to mind comments from legendary Italian coach Arrigo Sacchi, with reference to Gerrard and players who offer "strength, passion, technique and athleticism" but lack "knowing how-to-play-football."

And finally...

A shocking development in the scandal you didn’t know you still cared about after all these years- Cesc Fabregas has confirmed that he was responsible for the infamous ‘pizzagate’ incident that marred an Arsenal-United tie in 2004.