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Friday Hoddle of Coffee: News and Links for September 29th 2017

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Apoel Nicosia v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Champions League Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images

Happy Friday Spursland!

The weekend is barreling around the corner and with it, Tottenham’s first-ever Premier League tie against Huddersfield Town. In honour of this momentous occasion, I thought I’d furnish you with a few interesting facts about the place where our opponents are based.

  1. Huddersfield is considered the tenth-biggest town in the UK. Large!
  2. It is is home to over 3,000 listed buildings. Heritage!
  3. Sir Patrick Stewart hails from the nearby town of Mirfield. Space!
  4. Huddersfield Town was the first team to ever win the league three years in a row. Sports!
  5. The name ‘Huddersfield’ apparently derives from ‘Huder’s field’, ie. a field belonging to somebody named Huder. Words!

And to think we provide you with all of this content every day for free.

Theme of the day below, and then some clickable things below that.


Huddersfield manager David Wagner claims he has no special plan for dealing with Harry Kane during tomorrow’s match. Let’s hope he has a special plan for regaining employment after Kane bags a record 17 goals against them and then celebrates by pantsing him.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has said that club record signing Moussa Sissoko is only still at the club because of a lack of offers. Not necessarily true- I think thousands of fans kindly offered him a complementary ride to the airport last season.

Elsewhere in football...

City striker Sergio Aguero is facing a few weeks on the sidelines after being involved in a car accident in Amsterdam last night. The reports make it sound like this could have been much worse, but regardless, let’s hope he’s fit and back out on the pitch ASAP.

Gareth Southgate has decided to experiment with a new tactic to motivate his England side prior to their upcoming World Cup qualifiers: aggressive negging.

Carlo Ancelotti received his marching orders at Bayern yesterday, but can a squad that contains Arjen Robben, Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Mueller, Artur Vidal, Jerome Boateng and Manuel Neuer recover and start winning games again? This SBN blogger has a hot take: yes.

And finally...

Clarence Seedorf might soon be taking the reigns at League One side Oldham, proving once again that we’re essentially living inside the reality of a Football Manager save.