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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Thursday, January 23

Name games

Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City - Premier League Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images

Hi, everyone!

Check out tennis’s latest fashion icon, Grigor Dimitrov.

2020 Australian Open - Day 3 Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Ramble of the Day

Let’s keep things light and fun on this Thursday, a rare day where we collectively celebrate the fact that Tottenham actually won yesterday. Anyway, a prompt:

Some answers, in the order of when I thought of them:

  • Leandro André
  • Leandro Harry (aka Leandro ‘Arry)
  • João André
  • Jack Mauricio
  • Paulo Mauricio
  • Jadon Mauricio
  • Eden Harry (aka Eden ‘Arry)

We could also play the game of Guess Which Country This Fictional Player Might Be From! - some of those seem easier to figure out than others.

tl;dr: This isn’t a long ramble, figure it out yourself.

Links of the Day

Barnsley suspended defender Bambo Diaby over a potential anti-doping violation.

Aston Villa hired Eni Aluko as the sporting director of its women’s team.

Actor Matthew McConaughey participated in the latest round to raise funds for The Athletic.

Transfer updates: Crystal Palace signed Scott Banks from Dundee United; Bayern Munich signed Álvaro Odriozola on loan from Real Madrid

Today’s longer read: Tariq Panja’s report that amid rising costs to run it, the International Champions Cup may cancel the event if teams don’t take it more seriously for The New York Times

Today’s longer listen: Who? Weekly proves that there are only three degrees of separation between Roman Abramovich and Paris Hilton, and tells other Abramovich stories
For the whole experience, listen from 8:30 to 31:00; for just the Abramovich bits, start at 21:02