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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Friday, November 9

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Backs and claps.

Tottenham Hotspur v PSV - UEFA Champions League Group B

Hello, Hoddlers!

Let’s finish this week out with some random observations I have.

Ramble of the Day

You’ll see above that today’s lead image is one of Harry Kane’s back. It’s not the first time I’ve used a picture of Kane’s back for the lead image. In fact, there are a bunch of pictures of Kane’s back on Getty Images.

Tottenham Hotspur v PSV - UEFA Champions League Group B Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images
PSV v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Champions League Group B

No other Tottenham player, from what I’ve seen, gets as many pictures from behind as Kane. I can’t explain it, nor will I attempt to explain it. I guess he just has a photogenic back.

Also something fairly common? Kieran Trippier clapping.

PSV v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Champions League Group B Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images
Tottenham Hotspur v Cardiff City - Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur v Cardiff City - Premier League Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Again, I won’t bother trying to explain it. There are usually pictures of other players clapping after matches, too, but you can almost always count on Trippier to be photographed doing so. Now that I think about it, there are probably a bunch of pictures of Kane clapping, too.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League Photo by Lynne Cameron/Getty Images
West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images
Huddersfield Town v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images

At this point in time, I have not noticed any other players being photographed consistently doing a very specific thing. These two are probably incredibly popular, and so it makes sense to capture them in whatever they do, particularly Kane. I feel like one possible explanation is that the other players don’t clap for the supporters in places easily spotted by photographers (or at all, but I don’t want to put things on people that I can’t prove).

Again, maybe these two are just particularly photogenic when they clap. I don’t know! All I know is that I’ve noticed it enough to comment on it, and sometimes attempt to find different pictures as to avoid repeating. Then again, I don’t know how much you all care about the lead images. I’ll admit that I care quite a bit, but that I don’t care at all if you all do or not.

I somehow managed 300 words on this topic. I must be getting really good (or bad) at this rambling thing.

tl;dr: Just some things I noticed.

Links of the Day

Paris Saint-Germain admitted to racially profiling prospective youth players.

Everton have been given a two-year academy transfer ban after tapping up a player and reporting false transfer information.

Gianni Infantino said he would like corruption to once again be part of FIFA’s ethics code after the Associated Press revealed that it was no longer there in August.

Today’s longer read: Der Spiegel’s four-part report detailing the recent Football Leaks documents about Manchester City and the club’s financial dealings - Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four