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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links for Friday, January 26

An important food related question awaits.

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Hi, folks!

I will present you with an accidental riddle, courtesy of my mother, to begin the Hoddle. She was talking about an actress, and described her like this:

She’s the 7/11 lady who is married to the singer, Timberland.

It took me several minutes to guess. I hate to leave you hanging over the weekend, but I will. Good luck!

Let’s ramble.

Ramble of the Day

There was a news story yesterday coming out of France. As detailed by the BBC, French supermarket chain Intermarché were offering a 70% across all of their stores on Nutella. The price went from €4.50 (£3.90 / $5.59) to €1.40 (£1.23 / $1.74).

That had a lot of people excited. So excited, the stock at one Intermarché in central France was gone in 15 minutes. at that same supermarket, fights broke out and the police were called. As the article states, “one customer was given a black eye.” There’s a video in the article, should you want to see it.

That begs the question: What would a supermarket have to offer a 70% discount on for you to go fight with your fellow shoppers?

For me, it would not be Nutella. It’s fine and all, but I haven’t actually eaten some in years, to be honest, so I could go without it.

I would probably do it for limes or rice. I am known for my love for rice in my family and have it once a week because I love it that much. As for limes, they are incredibly versatile — limeade is greater than lemonade, especially mixed with some organic cranberry juice to make it extra sour. (Sometimes, a lime needs help.) Also, they’re necessary for wonderful guacamole. (Now I want Mexican food. I will just settle for a cookie instead.)

Okay, to take my mind of the food, I will get to the links.

Links of the Day

Southampton have signed striker Guido Carrillo from Monaco.

A managerial war of words, featuring Arsène Wenger and Mauricio Pochettino.

Today’s longer read: On Tottenham’s next opponent in the FA Cup, Newport County.