I always say the Hoddle is for all. Today’s ramble is a result of that, and the request came straight from the Cartilage Free Captain writers’ room. Don’t worry, though — I was more than happy to ramble about this.
Ramble of the Day
Yesterday, the reunion we (I) have been waiting for happened. The greatest of friends, Son Heung-min and Kevin Wimmer, reunited for a dinner and at least one Instagram post in London.
They appear just as sync as they always were. Sure, the posing was probably planned a little bit, but how are we to know that someone didn’t say “Cheese!” and those poses were an unplanned show of internal coordination? After all, it seems to be a thing they do:
The men also showed up in almost the same outfit: black shirts, gray pants. Son decided to go with a turtleneck, which he can very obviously rock. Son also decided to accessorize with a watch and a ring, both of which I’d like to get a better view of, but also seem nice. I had very little knowledge about Son’s style credentials before, but there’s thing about him. it seems like every time you (I) find out something else about him, be it his fashion sense or the fact that he used to post selfies somewhat frequently on Instagram, makes him more likeable.
Wimmer has every reason to use the king emoji to describe his great friend. He exudes this quality of being better than us all, more so than actually any living or dead monarch, and is someone you want to worship. It’s not necessarily because there’s an obnoxious power that he takes for granted; in fact, it’s entirely the opposite. Son is the monarch you love because he’s everything you want in a normal person, not an abnormal one.
In that alone, there’s proof that Wimmer is just as special as Son. If we (I) adore Son, we (I) trust Son and his judgment. There’s a sort of quietness to Wimmer; he’s obviously not as well-recognized as Son, and he doesn’t exactly have a claim to fame outside of being Son’s best friend and a footballer. One could hardly associate Wimmer with anything other than a niceness in terms of personality, and as someone with a bit of a sense of humor. There’s the below Instagram post, and also the time he joked (hoped?) Son wouldn’t cheat on him. (Note: A ton of people have used #dontcheatonme on Instagram.)
That, though, was never in doubt. No matter how much Son adores others, and no matter how much they adore him back, there is a very special quality to the Son-Wimmer friendship.
It’s too bad Spurs TV didn’t capture enough of them while Wimmer was still on Tottenham’s books. There was a good Newlywed Game-like video idea where Son plus Wimmer competed against Mousa Dembele plus Jan Vertonghen and Dele Alli plus Eric Dier sitting right there, waiting for them.
tl;dr: The King and Kevin.
Links of the Day
Huw Jenkins has resigned from his post as Swansea chairman.
Roma’s Edin Dzeko has recieved a two-match ban after spitting on a referee during his side’s 7-1 loss to Fiorentina on Wednesday.
Today’s longer read: Suzanne Wrack interviews Megan Rapinoe on using her voice and joining Juan Mata’s Common Goal for The Guardian