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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Friday, October 25

Pick a game show, any game show.

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Hello, all!

Let’s a question to end the week.

Ramble of the Day

A late night watch of Family Feud had me thinking: If you could compete on any game show, which would you pick? If it’s me, I’m probably picking Hollywood Game Night.

The show invites a number of celebrities to compete in two teams of four, captained by not-famous people. You’re tasked with random activities that require no specific skill set outside of knowing general pop culture facts, such as the game above: host Jane Lynch asks a question, someone is randomly selected to answer, and if you get it wrong, you get popcorn thrown at you.

It’s a lot of fun with only so much effort and skill, which is great because I’m pretty sure my skillset isn’t built for other television shows. I would be very frustrated with Family Feud, be bad at guessing prices on The Price is Right and Let’s Make a Deal. I don’t have the smarts for Jeopardy and I’ve seen some recent episodes of Wheel of Fortune to know I couldn’t get some of those random puzzles. This is nicely in the random skill set plus moderate level sweet spot for me.

tl;dr: What game show would you compete on?

Links of the Day

Amnesty International has criticized FIFA’s decision to host the 2021 Club World Cup in China.

Anfield will host its first FA WSL match with next month’s Merseyside derby.

SC Freiburg will not be allowed to play matches at night or on Sunday afternoons over noise concerns.

A parachutist unexpectedly landed on the pitch during Sassuolo-Inter Milan over the weekend.

Today’s longer read: Simon Burton on the Intercontinental Cup match between Estudiantes and Milan from 1969 that saw a player get kidnapped and three get arrested for The Guardian