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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Monday, October 22

Binge-watching at its best.

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Hello, all!

Focus on happy Harry Winks, not the great shot of an awful kit.

Ramble of the Day

It’s a random weekday morning, and you find yourself on the internet going through the motions. Then, you see something that automatically excites you: a trailer for a movie or a television show that you’re excited to watch. Maybe you knew it was coming out today, or maybe you didn’t. Either way, you’re going to watch it on the spot and get a little bit (or a lot) more excited about the film or television show itself.

It’s pretty standard procedure. Of course, I don’t follow this standard procedure.

Every time I see a movie trailer, I save it to the Watch Later section of my YouTube account to — you guessed it — watch it later with my sisters. This is partly a conversation how everyone has a role, or a few roles, in a relationship that is strictly theirs — in this particular relationship, I’m the resident movie buff. I pay attention what titles are buzzy months in advance, casually name dropping them and keeping track of the trailers so they’ll eventually be just as up-to-date as I am, especially with independent films. Whenever we have the time, we basically just sit down and binge them because they end up piling up.

Over the years, I’ve come to really like just watching trailer after trailer for about an hour. It’s a little bit like going to the movie theater and waiting for the movie to actually start. After the filler entertainment on the screen for the people that showed up a little too early, you finally get to see what movies those in charge think you might be interested in just because you’re seeing this particular movie, and you get to judge them before enjoying a film.

Instead, though, you get to pass judgment after judgment after judgment in quick succession. Depending on the time of year, you end up with better (or worse) movies, but there’s always a decent percentage of bad movie trailers in the bunch. It’s a little bit like speed dating with films, but in the comfort of your own space. There’s even less commitment than a speed dating session, and it’s actually a lot of fun when you’ve got nothing else to do. There’s potential to add plenty of random trailers, because the more trailers there are, the better the session is.

It’s a little bit unusual, but a lot of fun and the only thing I’m actually good at binge watching.

tl;dr: Binge watching movie trailers is fun.

Links of the Day

Lionel Messi fractured his right arm in Barcelona’s 4-2 victory over Sevilla over the weekend, and is set to miss three weeks.

Chelsea and Manchester United could face action from the FA after the end of match incident between the teams’ coaching staffs.

Today’s longer read: Jack Pitt-Brooke on the discriminatory words and actions of some of the most vocal traveling England fans for The Independent