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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Thursday, October 18

Dreams of footballers on money.

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Hey, Hoddlers!

Twitter, an inspiration to us all.

Ramble of the Day

As one on Twitter does, I was going through my timeline somewhat aimlessly at one point yesterday, and spotted a fun tweet.

Of course, likely every single signature on the Maguire petition was one made in jest. I doubt anyone believed Maguire plus inflatable unicorn could end up British money, but the prospect would be hilarious and a little bit awesome.

This begs the question: What football-related thing would you propose ending up on currency of any sort if there was a tiny percentage that it could happen? (Note: This tweet obviously does not beg the question, and there is probably a zero percent chance Maguire and the unicorn end up on the £50 note. I just wanted to shake things up.)

I come with a few suggestions:

  1. Victor Wanyama + spaghetti, Kenyan shilling: It seems like Wanyama is incredibly popular in his home nation, so popular that some fans once held a march to wish the midfielder well while recovering from injury. It might not be that hard to get Wanyama on Kenyan money of any value, with or without spaghetti, but it would be way more fun with spaghetti.
  2. Eric Dier slide tackling Sergio Ramos, British pound: I didn’t get a chance to share earlier in the week how awesome that Dier went straight for Ramos earlier this week, so I’ll make my thoughts public now. Ramos’s reaction was perfect, making this a perfect exchange. Why not put it on money?
  3. Son Heung-min, South Korean won: Son is a fan favorite around these parts and obviously in Korea, and this argument is very similar to the Wanyama one. He doesn’t need anything else, but good luck picking just one picture of Son. As our summer experiment with pictures of Son at the top of each Hoddle proves, there are quite a bunch to choose from.

Over to you, Hoddlers. I’m sure you’ll have plenty of suggestions.

tl;dr: Let’s pick silly pictures of footballers and put them on money.

Links of the Day

Jamaica has qualified for the Women’s World Cup for the first time in its history.

UK based sports provider Eleven Sports will no longer broadcast matches that air at 3 p.m. GMT.

Pioneer of women’s football in Mexico Mar Ibarra was found beaten to death this week. She was 44 years old.

Today’s longer read: Paul MacInnes reports on Liga MX’s plans to become one of the top leagues in the world for The Guardian