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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Thursday, October 15

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Hi, everyone!

I just hope you’re all staying safe and doing as well as you can be, both physically and mentally.

Ramble of the Day

Let’s make today a quick question kind of day: What’s currently on your coffee table?

I ask because they can be quite revealing about how we live — at my place, it’s just where everything we don’t have a place for goes, or lives temporarily before it goes to its actual place. Mine used to be just a clutter of mail and random papers, but it’s a bit cuter nowadays with only a few random things that came in the mail and a ton of books, most of them my sisters. Here’s what I have:

  • Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Dinner for Everyone, a cookbook by Mark Bittman
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
  • Atlas Obscura’s Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders, second edition
  • The Witch Elm by Tana French
  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  • The Women’s Suffrage Movement edited by Sally Roesch Wagner
  • The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
  • A kindle
  • Catalogs from Macy’s and Grandin Road (I have never bought from the second)
  • Coupons to Gap and Target
  • Two pairs of headphones
  • A silk scrunchies
  • Multiple remote controls
  • Medication for an ear infection (I’m fine — it was a surprise to me)
  • A few coasters
  • A phone
  • A pen

I think that’s everything. I wasn’t joking when I said it was a lot of books.

tl;dr: What’s on your coffee table? I have a ton of books, and most of them aren’t mine.

Stay informed, read this: rapper Megan Thee Stallion writes about the many reasons she speaks up for Black women for The New York Times

Links of the Day

Juventus’ Weston McKennie and another Minnesota United player tested positive for COVID-19.

Serie A awarded Juventus a 3-0 win against Napoli after the match was called off because Napoli were not allowed to travel by local health authorities.

Crystal Palace signed Nathaniel Clyne on a free.

A longer read: Andrew Keh on how Massachusetts high schools have adapted rules of the game during the coronavirus pandemic, banning throw-ins, tackles, headers, and contact for The New York Times