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Wednesday Hoddle of Coffee: News and Links for November 15th 2017

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Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace - Premier League Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

Good morning Spursland!

Is everyone excited for the big day on Saturday? I’ve had it in my calendar for ages, and I know you’ve surely all been looking forward to it too. That’s right- it’s the day I finally get to stop using images from the Palace game for the Hoddle.

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Links

Christian Eriksen has claimed that the stability Mauricio Pochettino has brought to Tottenham Hotspur is the reason why key players are choosing to sign long-term contracts there. Well played Christian- no spell in the chokey for you when you return to Hotspur Way.

Silly season comes earlier every year! Calcio Mercato just can’t wait till Christmas to start unwrapping some spurious transfer rumours, linking us to Real Sociedad striker Mikel Oyarzabal...

... whilst the Mirror believes that the notoriously lazy Daniel Levy might be making the extremely short trip up to Watford to secure the signature of Richarlison.

Elsewhere in football...

Brazil coach Tite wasn’t best pleased with England coach Gareth Southgate’s defensive tactics after the sides drew 0-0 in a friendly last night. Listen matey, these aren’t the days of Kevin Keegan- we don’t see goalless draws as morally repugnant in this country any more.

In a stunning turn of events, acting USMNT manager Dave Sarachan’s decision to use the players in his squad who are currently in the best form led to a creditable 1-1 against European champions Portugal.

It’s been a tough few months for Kun Aguero, and his hardships continued yesterday as he was taken to hospital for after fainting in Argentina’s 4-2 friendly win over Nigeria- fortunately only for routine checks.