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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Thursday, October 4

Love Island and fun jobs.

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Hi, Hoddlers!

Here’s what was almost yesterday’s ramble.

Ramble of the Day

A couple of months ago, I became very curious about Britain’s summer obsession Love Island, and after one of you told me that Hulu carries it in the U.S., my sisters and I decided to watch. We’re currently a few episodes into the first season, and while I was watching recently, I had a thought: Iain has maybe the world’s best job.

For those of you who don’t know, Iain Stirling is basically the show’s commentator. In addition to helping the viewer in transition from scene to scene, he cracks jokes at the expense of the contestants. He is not just the voice of reason on a show with terrible people (I seriously can’t stand some of the people on this first season), he gets to make fun of them. There might not be anyone better suited for it than Stirling, but it’s a job I can imagine a lot of people would really like.

Then, I wondered what might be the other best jobs in the world, if Stirling’s gig on Love Island is only one of them. My younger sister suggested that a talk show host might have one of the world’s best jobs, and naturally, I feel that it depends on the talk show. I suppose if you’re following the format of Live with Kelly & Ryan, with the Kelly being Kelly Ripa and the Ryan being Ryan Seacrest, that is probably a pretty good gig. All they do is gab for 15 to 20 minutes and then talk to celebrities and earn millions of dollars, so maybe that’s the world’s best job.

If you’re me, traveling around the world and talking about it on some platform seems like a solid job. People that actually have these jobs have actual guidelines to abide by, of course, but just going around eating what I want and seeing what I want and telling people about it seems like fun. I also feel like taste testers and other testers deserve a spot on this unofficial list, but there are probably some rules there, too.

This feels so horribly unorganized, but I won’t change it now.

tl;dr: Love Island as a jumping off point.

Links of the Day

Aston Villa have fired Steve Bruce after two years in the job.

Liverpool’s Naby Keita stayed in a hospital overnight after injuring his back during the team’s 1-0 loss to Napoli in the Champions League.

England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Ireland are considering a joint bid for the 2030 World Cup, which already has the support of the UK government.

Today’s longer read: Nick Ames reports on Virtus Entella, the Italian club stuck between Serie B and Serie C for The Guardian