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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Tuesday, October 15

Access to my youth

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Hi, all!

Once again, we have goalkeeper Becky Spencer at the top of the Hoddle.

Ramble of the Day

Maybe you saw it, or maybe you didn’t, but the Disney+ Twitter account did a thread of all of the items available to stream on the new service. Naturally, it was gain traction in multiple different ways for the shows and movies that are popular to certain groups, and it was a strategy that worked. Not only did I see several people retweeting specific shows and movies with comments of excitement, I had my own particular excitement at two different entries: The Parent Trap and Disney’s House of Mouse.

All of a sudden, for multiple generations of people, their childhoods were somewhat accessible. It’s a comment on Disney’s dominance in that genre, but like I mention, it also reminded me of the things I enjoyed as a kid.

I’ve gotten a lot of servings of The Parent Trap since it randomly ends up on television every so often. I’ve shared this about Nancy Meyers’s The Parent Trap, but I absolutely love this film. I try to watch it every time it’s on television, and I find it more gripping each time I watch it; it’s captivating filmmaking, and I imagined I’d go overboard with a Disney+ subscription. I honestly probably won’t; my habits and rhythms mean I have enough self control or reason not to do so.

Disney’s House of Mouse, though? I’m going to have to go back and watch an episode or two, because that was a show I enjoyed in many ways but hadn’t given a thought to in years. I remember it being a very fun combination of every Disney character known at the time, with Mickey and company running a dinner theater club they all frequented. Maybe I”ll love it like I did or find it disappointing enough to ruin my childhood. Who knows, and more importantly, who cares? I’m watching it out of curiosity more than anything; I’ll enjoy it if I can.

I’d love to have the access to some other things I enjoyed in my youth, like Rugrats (which I know isn’t a Disney property; I’m just saying it’d be cool if I could watch it). I also wouldn’t mind watching some things I either missed as a kid or don’t remember watching, but at least for one entry, Disney+ won’t help me out.

tl;dr: I’m a little bit excited about a couple of items on Disney+, namely The Parent Trap and House of Mouse.

Links of the Day

England’s Euro qualifier at Bulgaria was halted for several minutes after home fans chanted racist abuse at England players.

South Koreans may have to stay updated on the 2022 World Cup qualifier between North Korea and South Korea through a chain of events that first requires sending a fax.

St. Pauli has sacked midfielder Cenk Şahin after he shared support of Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria on Instagram.

Today’s longer read: Phil Dawkes on what football tourism truly looks like for the BBC