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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Friday, November 15

Someone’s happy


Hi, all!

Shall we check up on an old friend?

Ramble of the Day

Have you seen this before?

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Siempre sonriendo, vamos juntos @rayados

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As if the picture didn’t say enough, Vincent Janssen really emphasized the point in the caption: siempre sonriendo, which means always smiling in Spanish. Let me be more specific in my inquiry, though: Have you ever seen Vincent Janssen smile before? Have you ever believed he would always be smiling?

We’ve seen the goals and assists at Monterrey, too — a number of you continue to share, and I enjoy every second of it. So far, he seems to be relatively successful, though playing in a league that’s definitely not the Premier League may help matters. Still, it’s undeniable that Janssen’s enjoying himself in Mexico. Quickly, Instagram will prove that.

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Gracias por el apoyo. ⚽️ ⚽️ ⚽️

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Primeros buenos dias en @rayados

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It’s been little more than three months since Janssen moved to Mexico, and his Instagram is full of good times and a happy face. That wasn’t the case in the time he spent under contract at Tottenham, including that loan at Fenerbahce. It was understandably a stressful period, and that does suck a little bit for a few parties involved.

Still, it seems like he needed a nice environment to thrive, and that Janssen has gotten it in Monterrey. It’s worth acknowledging that the Flying Dutchman, as they’ve called him at least once in Monterrey, is a happy guy nowadays, and I’m happy for him. (I know I was excited at the prospect of his signing.) Enjoy Mexico, Vincent!

tl;dr: Look at how happy Vincent Janssen is in Mexico.

Links of the Day

Spanish state broadcaster RTVE will not bid for rights to the Spanish Super Cup hosted in Saudi Arabia because of human rights concerns.

Raheem Sterling said England fans booing Joe Gomez during the Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro were wrong to do so.

Thierry Henry is the new manager of MLS side Montréal Impact.

Today’s longer read: Joshua Law on how Brazilian side Bahia climbed out of debt, rebuilt its relationship with supporters, and took an interest in social issues for The Guardian