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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Tuesday, January 21

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Hello, Hoddlers!

Feel free to guess the above player, though I don’t think it’ll be too hard.

Ramble of the Day

I come with a question that I hope you won’t overlook because something newsworthy happens in between the time of writing and the time of posting. (It won’t be your fault, but it feels like a period where anything could happen.)

Anyway, that question: What’s the worst coffee or tea order you’ve overheard?

This is probably only a question you can answer only if you’ve been particularly shocked hearing someone else’s order in the past; it’s entirely possible you might not have. I can only think of one time I’ve overheard such an order, and it’s this: I was at a bagel place some time ago (I couldn’t tell you when), and the person in front of me first ordered a bagel. She then ordered a large iced coffee, but asked for half of the cup to be filled with half and half, and then requested two Splendas on top of that.

I’m not one who prefers sugar in her coffee — if it’s not a typical espresso drink, I usually drink it black. That said, I don’t have any particular grudges for people who do, but someone who’s ordering half a large cup of half and half and two Splendas to go with her coffee clearly doesn’t like coffee. It’s okay not to, and I currently can’t think of a great beverage to replace it with (Maybe a juice, or even some type of tea?), but coffee just isn’t for you.

tl;dr: What’s the worst coffee or tea order you’ve overheard?

Links of the Day

Newcastle’s Jetro Willems and Paul Dummett will miss the rest of the season with an ACL tear and a tendon injury, respectively.

Transfer updates: Aston Villa signed Mbwana Samatta from Genk; Real Madrid signed teenager Reinier Jesus from Flamengo; Lyon signed Karl Toko Ekambi from Villarreal

Today’s longer read: Will Unwin interviews former Luton goalkeeper Scott Ward as he aims to help footballers with their finances after retirement for The Independent