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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Thursday, November 5

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Hello, all!

Gareth Bale’s hair is always lurking.

Ramble of the Day

I spent a lot of time distracted again yesterday, which I’m sure you can understand. I managed, at some point early in the afternoon, to fully dedicate myself to something other than the news, for at least a moment. This is what grabbed my attention:

Outside of Jamie Carragher continuing to embarrass himself as the video goes on, it’s a solid 23 seconds of Alex Scott and Kate Abdo working together to make a very good point.

tl;dr: Just watch the video. It’ll only take 23 seconds of your time.

Stay informed, read this: a letter from the Black Writers Guild in support of anti-racism writers, following a recent attack from a member of parliament in the UK

Links of the Day

Chelsea’s Kai Havertz tested positive for COVID-19.

Mexican side Chivas cut ties with four players for their involvement in a sexual abuse case.

The women’s FA Cup and grassroots football will be paused during the UK’s lockdown.

Crystal Palace’s Mamadou Sakho will receive “substantial damages” after winning a libel lawsuit against the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Diego Maradona underwent successful brain surgery for a blood clot.

A longer read: Jasmina Schweimler on Germany’s room for improvement when it comes to the women’s game for DW