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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links for Tuesday, May 15


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Hey, everyone!

There were a lot of things that happened over the weekend. Let’s talk about another!

Ramble of the Day

As many of you know by now, Dele Alli has a clothing line. To celebrate, Boohoo Man hosted a gathering of sorts, and the midfielder invited a bunch of his teammates to the event.

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They came out in some fairly...interesting outfits. Me being me, I am going to rank them, worst to best.

Michel Vorm, that is your cue! The distressed denim on denim look is not a good one. Also, the shoes don’t go.

Next up, is Mousa Dembélé, who I really do not want to put so low on this list. A t-shirt and jeans with some nice kicks is a classic outfit, but the proportions of the shirt are a bit off. It’s a bit too baggy, even if he was going for the baggy look.

Ben Davies is next, and I’m not so sure he really tried. That outfit is obviously nice, but it does not work for the venue at all. A little bit more personality would have been appreciated here.

Harry Winks did a bit better, but I have different critiques for him. You can tell that he tried in some way, but it didn’t really work out. That shade of gray is dismal, and the undershirt doesn’t work as well with the shirt as it should. Pants and shoes look nice, though.

Speaking of personality, Jan Vertonghen definitely brought some with that shirt. However, the styling did not live up to it at all. He made it a little too preppy, which I’m not sure works with the print of the shirt.

Kyle Walker-Peters genuinely did bring some personality to his outfit. He’s the only person that decided to wear an actual color, which is thrilling. (I’m serious.) The pants aren’t to my tastes, but I feel they work with the rest of the look. However, that extra long undershirt really gets in the way of everything and really messes with the cohesion of the look.

We’re down to the final two, who I think both did very well. The man of the moment, Dele Alli, has to finish second for me, as much as I did not want to be mean on his big day. The shirt-pants-shoes combination is working very well, but I have to dock points for those fashion glasses. It reminds me of when I was in high school and everyone went to go see Avatar and popped the lenses out of their 3-D glasses and wore them around for fashion’s sake. They looked silly.

This has led to me crowning Kieran Trippier the best dressed Tottenham player at the event. The whole outfit is cohesive, and he was one of the few to actually attempt to accessorize. The necklaces were a nice touch, and they really do add to the outfit as a whole. Well done!

tl;dr: I suppose it’s time to judge a few Spurs players’ tastes in clothing.

Links of the Day

Peru captain Paulo Guerrero will miss the World Cup after the Court of Arbitration for Sport extended a drugs ban.

Thomas Tuchel is the new PSG manager.

Roberto Mancini has officially been named the Italy coach a day after he left Zenit St. Petersburg.

Gareth Southgate is giving his players a week off before reporting for England duty.

Today’s longer reads: The Guardian reviewed the 2017-18 Premier League season, with Jacob Steinberg picking out his gripes of the season and Simon Burnton chose innovations needed for future seasons