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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Thursday, October 31

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Hi, everyone!

I hope Spurs have a good Halloween video prepared for us all today.

Ramble of the Day

I’ll ask a Halloween question: What is the greatest costume you’ve ever worn?

The first costume that popped into my head was when I dressed up as Joe Jonas in eighth grade. I believe I don’t have photographic evidence that I sported a costume, but I was essentially trying to recreate this look (Joe’s the one in the center):

I obviously couldn’t be all of the Jonas Brothers, and I suppose I didn’t feel like asking anyone else to join me in what was obviously supposed to be a group costume, but I was shy as a youngster. I had a plain white shirt, a vest, and a haircut that was close enough (had bangs, but my hair was longer). I swapped out the tie for a scarf, an accessory the Jonas Brothers did sport from time to time.

I can’t remember if it was a well received or not, but it was probably the first time I got really creative with Halloween costumes. The routine in elementary school was to pick up something at Party City, and I created a costume out of pieces I owned. It’s become part of my Halloween routines as an adult — I try not to buy too many things for Halloween costumes, instead opting for things I have. I have a lot of fun in the process, which has made Halloween perhaps more enjoyable for me as an adult than as a child (and I did like Halloween as a kid).

tl;dr: What was your best Halloween costume?

Links of the Day

Derby County has sacked captain Richard Keogh after he was injured in a car teammate Tom Lawrence crashed while drunk.

Celtic and Lazio have been charged by UEFA after fans shouted illicit chants and had illicit banners during last week’s Europa League match.

Today’s longer read: Tom Garry interviews Slavia Prague goalkeeper and YouTuber Bara Votíková ahead of her side’s Champions League tie at Arsenal for the BBC