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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links for Monday, April 16

A grumpy New Yorker tale awaits.

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Hello, everyone!

I am so, so sorry this went up later than usual. I hit PM instead of AM and it didn’t go up at its regular time and didn’t see until I woke up. My sincerest apologies.

Ramble of the Day

Going outside in several parts of New York requires running into tourists, and I try not to mind them. I am almost always successful in this mission, because I do not want to be a grumpy New Yorker. Plus, there is a lot to stare at in New York, even if I’ve gotten used to the scenery, and it is not their fault they aren’t well versed in the New York rules.

However, over the weekend, I had a grumpy New Yorker moment. I was going uptown on the E train, and there were plenty of tourists on it. My biggest pet peeves happen to be related to subway etiquette, and perhaps the one I might never give tourists leeway on. (That might be a flaw of mine, but it does irk me.) The rule is to stand to the side of the door and let the people on the train off it before you get on, but the tourists rush onto the train. I think of it as rude, which, to you, might emphasize how important of a rule it is or how irrational I am.

Anyway, not only did they all rush onto the train, they also did not spread out. My sisters and I got on the train after them, because we were following the rules, and were relegated to a small corner near the opposite door. It certainly was not the first time and we could handle it, but it was pretty annoying watching them all stand near us, taking selfies, and seeing people that wanted to enter at subsequent stops having a hard time getting in and/or getting stuck in the door, only for it to reopen and do the same thing to someone else while there was all of this space further up the car. (A woman with a child in a stroller was stuck in a door for a few seconds!)

Then, a man in a hoodie walked in. He somehow made it in, and was clearly bothered, just like we were. He wasted no time making an announcement; you could hear the annoyance in his voice. “Hey, can we all move down? Train consensus,” he said. The crowd moved, and everything was spaced out appropriately. My younger sister dubbed him the Hooded Hero. I will never forget him. If you’re reading this, Hooded Hero, thank you. If you’re not reading this, thank you anyway.

One final takeaway: the first thing on every single website about being a tourist in New York should include certain rules to follow (as should be the case for other cities).

tl;dr: My grumpy New Yorker came out over the weekend, but there was a hero to save us all.

Links of the Day

Referee Lucy Oliver has received abuse over social media and via text message after her husband, Michael Oliver, awarded a penalty to Real Madrid and against Juventus in the Champions League last week.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are headed to the Premier League next season.

Kyle Walker said “it was a bit devastating for me not to have won [the Premier League] with Tottenham,” but feels the grass may be greener at Manchester City.

Today’s longer read: manager of the recently promoted Wolves, Nuno Espírito Santo, shares the philosophical aspect of his journey into management