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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links for Friday, April 6

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Important questions about Pelé.

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Hi, people!

I can’t think of anything significant to write here because it’s been a long week, so I’ll just get to the ramble.

Ramble of the Day

There once was a football team called FC Pele Moscow. It lived for a year in the Russian second division, and finished fifth in the 1992 season. The club dissolved the year later. The end.

This is real! I will link you to the Wikipedia page if you do not believe me!

You’ve clicked on it, haven’t you? Seen all of the contents, in all their glory? It is not a lot to go on. Google must have the answers, right?

Nope! How can there not be information on a team called FC Pele Moscow? Of course, being that it was the pre-Internet age, and that it was a Russian second division team, might have made it difficult for anyone who was into keeping these types of records to actually do it. I may pick up researching when I have more time, but I am curious and wanted to share with you all, mostly in case you had any information.

Pelé must not know about this team, because he would have promoted it quite a lot, in typical post-retirment Pelé fashion. (Remember the Subway days?)

My current leading theory is that it’s a team that existed in the RGFL universe.

Additionally, while we’re on the topic of Pelé, I must ask: Why did he stop posing for photographs this way?

MLS W.O.R.K.S. & U.S. Soccer Foundation Host Gala Banquet Photo by Rob Loud/Getty Images

Links of the Day

UEFA have charged Liverpool after fans threw bottles and fireworks at the Manchester City bus.

Saido Berahino is no longer training with the Stoke first team, a punishment for arriving late to an under-23 match.

Today’s longer read: Will Unwin interviewed Mandela Egbo, the young Englishman who recently made his Borussia Mönchengladbach debut for The Independent