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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Thursday, December 17

Multitasking bed

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Hey, everyone!

Once again, defender Kerys Harrop is at the top today.

Ramble of the Day

There’s a lot to discuss about yesterday’s match, even many hours after full time, so I won’t get in your way. That said, if you’re looking for a quick distraction, let me present you with this bed:

It’s a lot! It requires so much space, and has so many uses. The things I like most are the bookshelves and the speakers; the rest, I have complicated feelings about. The extra seating around the bed makes me feel like it’d be good for entertaining, but I don’t think there are a lot of reasons to entertain at your bed. It would be good for a hotel room that doesn’t really have a table and chairs, though; if you wanted to have a meal in your room instead of at a restaurant. It could also work in an apartment big enough for that bed, but small enough that you can’t have a lot of other furniture.

That said, it isn’t for me. I’m not the staying in bed all day type, but I also don’t like the idea that I might feel enclosed in the bed while I’m laying down because of those bookshelves. I don’t really have an opinion on this bed, but I must commend it for its design — it almost undersells the excess with a very sleek presentation.

tl;dr: If you need a distraction, there’s a multitasking bed for you to look at.

Stay informed, read this: Dave Sheinin on the MLB’s decision to finally elevate the Negro Leagues of the early 20th century to major league status for The Washington Post

Links of the Day

Four more Sunderland players tested positive for COVID-19, and the team’s next three League One matches have been postponed.

IFAB approved two different trials of concussion substitutions.

West Brom hired Sam Allardyce to replace Slaven Bilić.

Lyon’s Thiago Mendes received death threats because his tackle led to PSG’s Neymar injuring his ankle.

A longer read: Suzanne Wrack interviews Manchester United’s Casey Stoney on her team’s rapid rise to the top of the FAWSL table and setting a positive example for her children for The Guardian