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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links for Thursday, December 14

Let’s talk style points.

Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton and Hove Albion - Premier League Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

Hello, everybody!

Érik Lamela’s first start was a success and I had maté last night! Anyway, it’s ramble time.

Ramble of the Day

Before Tottenham beat Brighton, I tuned into Hoffenheim’s 1-0 victory over Stuttgart in Germany. It was an entertaining match, as many Bundesliga matches are, but I digress. (I’m here to be a bit random, after all.)

The broadcasters, of course, paid attention to Julian Nagelsmann, the popular young manager. There is plenty that can be said about the man as a coach, all of it positive, but let’s talk about his fashion sense a bit, because he was wearing a pretty nice jacket yesterday.

Is it high fashion? Of course not. Is there a nice, casual appeal to the way he dresses? Absolutely. Just look!

Nagelsmann is a low key stylish man! (He also has a lot of different jackets, which I respect.)

I must admit that I’m a bit of a managerial fashion enthusiast. I have a folder of pictures on my Google Drive dedicated to the outfits of Mike Petke (currently the Real Salt Lake coach in MLS) from the 2014 season. Petke definitely beats Nagelsmann in the style department.

He’s probably the most stylish coach I have ever seen. I feel like there should be a GQ Stylish Man of the Year contest, but for football/soccer coaches. I suppose I’ll create it, if need be. All I know is that there’s probably no way a Premier League coach wins it, now that Tony Pulis has been fired.

Anyway, on to the links!

Links of the Day

AFC Wimbledon have gotten permission to build a stadium.

The new women’s first and second divisions in England are taking shape, with Brighton’s application to join the first division having been accepted by the FA.

The Welsh FA is investigating its chief executive, Jonathan Ford, after he said that the nation’s next coach will “definitely” not be English. This investigation might delay the appointment of Chris Coleman’s successor.

Sean Dyche said that he loves Burnley’s low scoring matches.