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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Monday, October 7

It’s a sad, sad situation

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Brighton & Hove Albion v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Hi, Hoddlers!

Let’s wallow in the Tottenham men’s team’s woes for a bit (if in part because the women’s team was off during their international break) and pick out a sad song, or two, or three.

Ramble of the Day

I will be completely honest with all of you. A 7:30a kickoff paired with that match means one goes through a number of thoughts in a very short time period and much, much earlier than you’d expect. (It did jolt me awake, instead of allowing me to slowly fully wake up on the couch, as I usually do.)

As I made my way through the match and thought endlessly about it between the Cartilage Free Captain writers’ room and with my sisters, I came quickly to the realization that we’ve entered sad song territory. I’ll admit that I ended up having a bit of fun trying to find one to share with all of you with my sisters, and we ended up making a playlist. Regardless, I’ll share a couple. I’ll let the songs do (most of) the talking.

Adele had to make the playlist, and there are a number to pick from. The line, “And all I can do is watch and cry” sealed this one’s entry.

If we’re going classics, “Yesterday” is probably a very good one for this set of events. I remembered this tune after watching the film Yesterday over the weekend. It wasn’t very good, and doesn’t really stay with you, but you didn’t come here to read that so I’ll quit.

Finally, if you wanted an indie folk option, I’ll share Bahamas’ “Lost in the Light.” There are a number of other indie options, but I’ll start you off with this one. It hits the right notes of uncertainty that I think might resonate with many of us.

Like I said, we’ve set up a whole playlist full of sad tunes. There’s even a Eurovision entry for the fun of it. The playlist is not only open to the public, but is also collaborative. Add to it, if you want. Have fun with it, if you’d like. Wallow, if that’s your choice. I’ll also take recommendations in the comments.

tl;dr: Sad songs for Tottenham’s recent form.

Links of the Day

The women’s section for Iran’s 2022 World Cup qualifier against Cambodia sold out within minutes.

England’s police lead officer has warned UEFA of possible misbehavior on the part of England fans traveling to the Czech Republic for the team’s Euro qualifier on Friday.

Today’s longer read: Joel Wertheimer on underlying issues that could impact Liverpool’s season for StatsBomb

Bonus longer read, behind a paywall: Dominic Fifield interviews Steven Caulker on his battle with depression and his recovery for The Athletic