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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Thursday, August 29

Another day, another food I don’t like.

Tottenham Hotspur Training Session Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images

Hey, everyone!

Let’s start things with a gif of Son Heung-min and then move on to a food take:

Ramble of the Day

Like most children I knew, I would rather eat something artificially sweetened (and by this I mean candy) than a dried up grape pretending to be a sweet treat. My opinion hasn’t changed much as I’ve gotten older; I really don’t like raisins. I don’t like them on their own, I don’t like them in baked goods, and I don’t like them in salads. I only recently realized that this is a somewhat controversial opinion amongst adults.

I never really warmed up to the texture or taste of a dried up fruit, and I believe they all taste better in their regular form. For me, the sweetness in that form is overwhelming, particularly compared to the fruit in its natural format. Occasionally, I’ve found some use for dates, but for the most part, I don’t care for a dried fruit at all.

If I’m going back to raisins specifically, though, I might as well say I’m not surprised that raisins suck because I don’t really care for grapes in most formats. Grape-flavored items, artificial or otherwise, are particularly terrible, and grapes in general are underwhelming. The flavor is either subtle or boring, and I’ve had enough subpar grapes in my life to know that they’re not for me.

tl;dr: I don’t like raisins, and I also don’t like grapes.

Links of the Day

Bolton has officially been bought by Football Ventures (Whites) Limited, avoiding expulsion from the Football League.

Rangers will not accept its away ticket allocation for the team’s next European match in an effort to stamp out racist actions by the team’s supporters.

The agent of Liverpool youth player Bobby Duncan has accused the club of mentally bullying the player by denying multiple loans and transfers. The club has denied it.

Former Liverpool forward Dean Saunders has been sentence to ten weeks in jail after refusing a police test of his blood alcohol level.

Today’s longer read: Tom Carstensen on rising concerns regarding hooliganism in Denmark for The Guardian