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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Wednesday, September 25

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Comfort food

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Hi, everyone!

I’ll provide you with some distractions, if you want them. First: Michael Fassbender is going to play Thomas Rongen in Next Goal Wins, and Thomas Rongen is a pretty lucky guy.

Ramble of the Day

So this second distraction isn’t so much a distraction, but I could describe it as channeling our energies into something else briefly, if we’d like to. I know many of us are down in the dumps after yesterday’s Carabao Cup result, so I’ll go ahead and ask a question: If you were looking for some comfort food to console you in this time, what would you pick?

I’m writing this well after dinner, so I’m opting for a dessert. I’m thinking about a dark chocolate brownie that I plan on baking in a couple weeks’ time, and hoping the brownie I make eventually lives up to my imagination. It’s too bad I don’t have anything around to replicate that experience right now; I’d really like something gooey, rich in flavor, and a little bit soft — like a brownie.

I think I have some ice cream, but it’s not the same. I may muster up the desire to have some. I’d say stay tuned, but I really don’t think I’ll be writing this ramble by the time that’s settled.

tl;dr: If you need a distraction, feel free to share what comfort food you’d like to get you through the rough patch Tottenham’s going through!

Links of the Day

Two men have been arrested after attempting to rob Arsenal’s Sead Kolašinac and Mesut Özil.

St. Petersburg will host the 2021 Champions League final, while Munich will do so in 2022 and London in 2023.
Additional news from the link: The third UEFA men’s club competition will be named the Europa Conference League, and is scheduled to begin in 2021.

MLS will no longer ban anti-fascism signage for the remainder of the 2019 season.

David Squires covers bad times at Manchester United and Tottenham in his latest cartoon.

Today’s longer read: Ben Fisher interviewed players and managers on the bitter Southampton-Portsmouth rivalry for The Guardian