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Friday Hoddle of Coffee: News and Links for November 24th 2017

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Borussia Dortmund v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Champions League Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Happy Friday Spursland!

Apologies for my absences this week, and a belated happy Thanksgiving to all our US readers- hope you all enjoyed some lovely quality time with your friends, families and turkeys yesterday.

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After pulling a comeback victory over Borussia Dortmund out of the bag in the week, Spurs now face the interesting challenge of taking on a newly Pulisless West Brom side at Wembley. Here’s Ben Pearce with a preview of Tottenham’s weekend tie.

In the wake of the injury layoff he only recently returned from, is Harry Kane 100% fit and ready to to handle Spurs’ heavy workload over the festive period? The answer, in the striker’s own words, is yes, but also maybe no.

Did you cry wolf (or rather, mail delays) after forgetting to buy your loved ones a good Christmas gift last year? Well, hard luck if you did and were planning to get somebody some lovely Spurs merch this year to make amends, as a fire near the club’s Enfield warehouse may cause orders to be dispatched late.

Elsewhere in football...

Slaven Bilic has decided it’s too soon for him to manage an ailing club with ‘West’ in its name, thank you very much.

David Unsworth masterminded another impressive defeat for Everton last night, with the Toffees slumping to a 5-1 loss against Atalanta in the Europa League.

Pacy wide forward Mo Salah has made a flying start to his time at Liverpool, and his former teammate and superior pacy wide forward Eden Hazard just can’t understand why he didn’t get more first team action during his days at Chelsea.

With Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign about to get underway, here’s Brighton’s Liam Rosenior on the additional steps that need to be taken by football clubs to create a truly inclusive environment.