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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links for Monday, February 5

Throwbacks and tattoos.

Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Hi, everyone.

Here’s a brief message before I get started:

We are aware of the video of Dele Alli that leaked on social media last night during the Super Bowl. Please do not post or link to any copies of this video, or you will be permanently banned from Cartilage Free Captain. No exceptions.

Now, for the ramble.

Ramble of the Day

Yesterday, a few hours after Tottenham’s match against Liverpool, I watched some highlights of the match against Manchester United match. (Good match, right?) Anyway, after watching Phil Jones’ stellar goal, I remembered (or was forced into remembering) that Jones has a tattoo sleeve.

It is a bad tattoo sleeve.

Burnley v Manchester United - Premier League Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images

It just looks so ... odd on his arm. He is probably not the right person for it. Plus, it is only on the front of his arm.

FBL-ENG-PR-TOTTENHAM-MAN UTD Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images

The arms look better from behind, obviously, but knowing that makes the tattoo sleeve worse. Maybe they’re all like that? I am no expert in tattoo sleeves, after all. I just know they’re all better than Lionel Messi’s leg tattoo sleeve.

FC Barcelona v Levante - La Liga Santander Photo by Laurens Lindhout/Soccrates/Getty Images
Argentina v Colombia - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers Photo by Amilcar Orfali/LatinContent/Getty Images

(I just remembered Roman Pavlyuchenko’s tattoo sleeve. His was a weird combination of person and sleeve, also.)

Tottenham Hotspur FC v Shamrock Rovers FC - UEFA Europa League Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

Additionally, congratulations to Eric Dier on winning the Super Bowl.

Let’s get to those links.

Links of the Day

Swansea’s Leroy Fer and Wilfried Bony have picked up season-ending injuries.

Rafael Benítez wants to have an internal discussion at Newcastle about transfer strategy.

Today’s longer read is not particularly long, but it is about whether or not players are worth their weight in gold.