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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Thursday, September 12

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A bucket list.

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Hey, everyone!

I don’t come bearing an introduction, because I’ve got an image of the Tottenham starting lineup against Chelsea on Sunday. I will, though, list the lineup for you as it was presented on Twitter: Becky Spencer, Ashleigh Neville, Jenna Schillaci (C), Hannah Godfrey, Siri Worm, Ria Percival, Rachel Furness, Coral-Jade Haines, Gemma Davison, Lucy Quinn, Kit Graham

Ramble of the Day

For me, the Hoddle is at its most fun when I get to interact with the Hoddlers, and when I was randomly thinking of making a (relatively informal) football bucket list a few days ago, I was thinking about bringing it here.

For me, a football bucket list is a collection of a few things: stadiums I want to see, matches I want to watch, and unique tasks I’d like to complete. As I write this, I imagine I’ll unintentionally leave a few off, but I thought it might be fun not just to write it down somewhere, but to gather ideas and inspiration and create a collective Hoddle bucket list.

As always, I’ll start with whatever I can think of in bulletpoint form:

  • the most obvious entry, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
  • Braga Stadium
  • Estádio Azteca
  • U.S. v. Mexico at the Azteca
  • North London Derby
  • Boca-River
  • men’s World Cup match
  • see all of the Red Bull Arenas (missing: Salzburg, Leipzig)
  • see a match in as many countries as possible
  • see a match on every continent (excluding Antarctica)

I’ll be more than interested to hear some of your answers, if in part because I might want to add them to my list.

tl;dr: What’s on your football bucket list (and what can I steal for mine)?

Links of the Day

Raheem Sterling was subjected to racist abuse by an opposing fan during England’s World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria.

Vincent Kompany could not participate in his own testimonial after picking up a hamstring injury.

Başakşehir’s Arda Turan has received a suspended jail sentence in Turkey after firing a gun in a hospital following a fight with a singer.

Two people have been arrested in Belgium in relation to fraudulent activity in football transfers.

Today’s longer read: Jamie Jackson interviews Emile Heskey on having no regrets about his scoring rate, homesickness, and racism for The Guardian