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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Friday, September 21

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Social media adventures with Spurs players.

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Hi, Hoddlers!

It’s been a little while since I rambled about Spurs players’ social media game, hasn’t it?

Ramble of the Day

For whatever reason, there was plenty of fodder from the Instagram accounts of the Tottenham players yesterday. I will leave Moussa Sissoko’s tweet calling Serge Aurier “zrooo” and Kyle Walker-Peters his son for the rest of you to chat about, should you want to.

Instead, I will turn my attention to Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela, who went to the FIFA 19 launch yesterday. From their very arrival, there was something of interest.

Now, both men are wearing, for the most part, good pieces. Alderweireld has put together a pretty good casual outfits, with all of the pieces working well together. (Bonus points for none of the shades of black competing with each other.)

Lamela, for his part, has picked out a nice jacket and a good pair of shoes, and I also like the chain he’s picked out. I’ve never quite seen a pair of ripped jeans that I’ve liked, but I understand that they’re not so offensive, so I at least agree with the concept of Lamela’s pants. The execution leaves something to be desired, but it’s obviously not the most offensive part of the ensemble. The man has done it again, and has picked out an incredibly odd shirt.

For starters, I’m not sure the proportions of the shirt work with the jacket. But the word “off” is ... so unbelievably out of place. I don’t even know what to say.

There is a second part to this whole thing, as the two players shared via Twitter.

Here is my younger sister’s perfect analysis of this exchange:

This conversation looks like a picture they would use on the App Store but mostly because Toby’s profile picture is that and that looks like a screenshot on an App Store. ... I guess what I’m trying to say is that this conversation is lame enough (in terms of construction and emojis) to be made by people who put pictures on the App Store.

If Twitter was tame, Instagram was not.

“hahah tomorrow I kill you.” Put it on a t-shirt, someone.

tl;dr: The adventures of Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela.

Links of the Day

Wilfried Zaha said he suffered from depression while he was at Manchester United, saying the club didn’t support him adequately.

FIFA will increase prize money for next year’s Women’s World Cup, but will only offer business class flights to some teams competing in France as part of their changes ahead fo the tournament.

Today’s longer read: Jack Lang tells the story of Neymar’s breakout 2010 season for FourFourTwo