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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Friday, September 27

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Song in my head

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Hello, all!

Who’s up for a very quick and random survey?

Ramble of the Day

I’ll cut to the chase: What song is stuck in your head right now (if there is one at all)?

I’d saved this question for a day where I figured enough of you might answer with your own songs, but I also predicted that I’d have some random jingle from a commercial stuck in my head as I got started. Turns out, I’ve had a real song stuck in my head all day, and it’s Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” In particular, the clip in my head stars at “this boy’s too young to be singing the blues,” and lets Elton go on until he finishes the chorus. Eventually, my mind resets and the boy’s too young to be singing the blues once again.

Maybe if you share yours, I’ll listen, and I’ll get that stuck in my head, too. It’s pretty easy for my brain to remember songs; it took one watch of that Son Heung-min ice cream commercial to get the tune of that in my head. In fact, all I had to do was remember it while I was Googling it so I could drop the link in this paragraph for a commercial tune to kick Elton John out of my head. I didn’t even have the sound on to watch it, and I actually didn’t even watch it today, but the song’s there now.

tl;dr: Tell me what song’s stuck in your head. I might listen to it!

Links of the Day

Derby’s Richard Keogh will miss the rest of the season after injuring his knee in a car crash that saw teammates Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett charged with drunk driving.

One fewer club from both League One and League Two will be relegated at the end of the season following Bury’s expulsion from the Football League.

Barcelona has been fined €300 for tapping up Antoine Griezmann before signing him from Atlético Madrid.

Nicaragua captain Juan Barrera says he did not vote in The Best FIFA Football Awards, and that the votes in his name are “false.”

Today’s longer read: Ritika Bhasker on sports writing and dealing with anxiety for Unusual Efforts