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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Friday, May 17

Random taste memory.

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Hello, all!

Again, I probably won’t ramble about Eurovision until Monday, but for anyone interested, here’s a quiz on which Eurovision song you are, which I’ll redefine as which Eurovision song you should support. I got Icelandic group Hatari’s “Hatrið mun sigra.”

Ramble of the Day

A little bit before I started today’s Hoddle, I remembered the taste of Nesquik’s vanilla milk. Apparently they still make it, though I don’t think I’ve looked at a bottle in a while. I used to drink it all the time as a child, but I wasn’t thinking about it when I was reminded of it by my sense of taste. In fact, I hadn’t thought about the milk in years, and the last time I had vanilla milk, I didn’t like it much. (It wasn’t Nesquik, if you’re asking.)

I was honestly very surprised by this development. I actually can’t recall the taste now, and it’s only been a few hours. The thing is, the taste I remembered wasn’t particularly good, either; I could taste immediately why younger me might’ve enjoyed it, but I probably wouldn’t touch the stuff now. (This is partly because I’ve developed a very serious milk drinking habit — and very serious opinions — as an adult.)

I attempted to do some research on the strength of the sense of taste’s memory, but found little. I really was surprised by the strength of the memory, which is why I’m still writing about it, but I don’t quite have much to add at this point.

What a totally random thing to remember.

tl;dr: I somehow remembered what Nesquik’s vanilla milk tastes like.

Links of the Day

Danny Rose said a club interested in signing him last year requested a meeting to check if he was “crazy” after he revealed he suffered from depression.

Gareth Southgate said England players will not walk off the field if they hear racist abuse after consulting with the players.

Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek tore his ACL in his side’s 3-0 victory over the New England Revolution in a friendly.

Arsenal has criticized UEFA for choosing Baku to host for the Europa League final after both finalists were allocated only 6,000 tickets for the match.

The Liga MX playoff between Club America and Leon has been moved from Mexico City because of pollution concerns.

Today’s longer read: Miguel Delaney interviews Dimitar Berbatov about thinking like a player and entertaining the audience for The Independent