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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Wednesday, March 11

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Let’s get through it

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Hello, everyone!

Shall I just get to it?

Ramble of the Day

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but watching, talking, and thinking about Tottenham has become an energy draining experience that puts us all down in the dumps. We’ve hit a number of points in the season that feel both awful and exhausting. The energy around the team sucks, to be honest, and I’d rather it not be there.

So, instead of encouraging you all to just feel your feelings again, I feel like I must be a little bit more proactive. I can’t really bring myself to be bummed out by it anymore, and I’d like to encourage you all to do the same — though I know I can’t force it, so I won’t try that hard.

That said, I think you’re in need of it just as much as I am. If we can do the work to distract ourselves for a couple of minutes, or just be a little bit more positive as we deal with all that we have to, then maybe we should. So, I’ve set up another collaborative playlist with the help of my younger sister, who has a more vast musical library than I do.

The songs are lighter themed, and they’re picked to feel happier with either the tone of the music or the lyrics (for example, “Love You For A Long Time”). There are also songs that are picked to add energy with a fast tempo (“Paisley”), others that recall happier memories (“Where I’m Going”), and some that you might want to belt out (“Wonderwall”).

Really, though, whatever might get you in a better mood works — it’s a type of thing that varies for each person, after all. So, feel free to add to it yourself, or drop some recommendations and I’ll do the work for you — and I hope you like the slightly punny, Spurs related title (because Son Heung-min is the obvious choice to inspire a bit of happiness).

tl;dr: Let’s collaborate on another playlist to lift our spirits (even if it is only a little bit).

Links of the Day

Coronavirus:

U.S. Soccer is claiming the job of the USMNT player “carries more responsibility” than that of the USWNT player in its latest legal filing, sparking new accusations of sexism.

A Paraguayan judge has rejected Ronaldinho’s request to be placed under house arrest.

David Squires covers English football’s reaction to coronavirus in his latest cartoon.

Today’s longer read: Caitlin Murray asks and answers what equal pay means for the USWNT and U.S. Soccer for Yahoo Sports