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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Thursday, December 19

Spursy Christmas

Reading v Tottenham Hotspur - Barclays FA Women’s Super League Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images

Hello, Hoddlers!

That’s the women’s team celebrating Siri Worm’s goal, the team’s last game until the new year. Their break ends January 5 against Manchester City.

Ramble of the Day

I did lightly mention last week that Christmas brings as much content as possible, and that everyone in the business of content creation feels obligated to put something out. This is not inherently a bad thing; I’m merely just observing because Spurs put out a video of their own, and how could I argue it’s a bad thing if I’m glad it went up so I could ramble about it?

Now, for a series of observations in bullet point form!

  • The players are all wearing fantastic sweaters. Shout out to the people responsible for making them.
  • From the get go, Tanguy Ndombele presents himself as an honest person, admitting to always has himself on his FIFA team. The real question is which footballers don’t, if you ask me.
  • Moussa Sissoko acknowledged breathing is important. Score: Sissoko 1-0 people writing the question that asked if a permanently blocked nose was better or worse than having food forever stuck in your teeth.
  • Important information: Ndombele thinks Victor Wanyama would win I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!: Tottenham Hotspur edition. The question writers get another on the board.
  • Harry Winks really prefers Lionel Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo, and won’t stop until Sissoko answers that way. Question writers will not get a point for that question.
  • About halfway into the video, and I feel like they just keep taking blocks out of one side of the tower. I like the risks taken.
  • I find it funny that Sissoko hates (at least some of) the music his children (force him to) listen to, but I think he’s lying about not knowing the song. Who wants to guess it’s “Baby Shark?”
  • Winks knocks down the tower, and instead of being normal people who exclaim in oohs and aahs, Ndombele and Sissoko ... start clapping?

Anyway, I’d like to play some jenga now. (Questions not necessary.)

tl;dr: Cruddy questions and Sissoko revelations for Christmas.

Links of the Day

Arsenal’s Mesut Özil has been deleted from PES in China after he criticized the country’s treatment of Uighur Muslims.

Nine people were arrested outside the Camp Nou during a protest of the imprisonment of Catalan politicians.

Cologne has pulled out of a deal to have an academy in China over the country’s human rights violations.

Today’s longer read: Sid Lowe on the music of El Clásico for ESPN