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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Monday, September 24

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A quick highlight of a blatant dive.

Brighton & Hove Albion v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images

Hi, everyone!

The weather is seemingly cold for good in my part of the world, and I could not be happier.

Ramble of the Day

Every now and again, my ramble has to be a bit practical. I will go back to rambling about the random thoughts in my head in no time and at the request of no one, but today I present to you a highlight of sorts.

One of the many soccer matches on over the weekend was the National Women’s Soccer League final, won by the North Carolina Courage after they beat the Portland Thorns 3-0. In addition to the actual highlights from the match, which included some impressive goals, there was a fun case of embellishment on the part of North Carolina’s Crystal Dunn.

Now, what this particular video doesn’t show is that Dunn was mocking someone else. (Shoutout to those in the comments that made that known, since I unfortunately couldn’t watch this one.) Without that information, the dive itself was already purely hilarious, but put in the necessary context, the dramatic dive is even funnier.

I have nothing further to add, because I will let Dunn do all the talking — or diving. I can’t stop laughing at this.

tl;dr: A small highlight from this weekend’s NWSL final.

Links of the Day

UEFA has expressed concerns regarding Turkey’s human rights violations ahead of this week’s vote on the hosts of the 2024 European Championship.

Harry Kane has called his performance against Brighton over the weekend “the first game where I was truly happy with my all-round performance.”

Today’s longer read: Victor Mather reports on the defensive midfielders who came up with statistics to measure the performances of one of the sport’s unsung heroes for The New York Times