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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Friday, April 17

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Condiment wars

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Hi, everyone!

Today at the top is former Tottenham defender Ryan Nelsen, who may provide fodder for how his January signing (coupled with Louis Saha’s) ranks amongst recent January transfer windows.

Ramble of the Day

Let’s close out the week with sharing some food opinions, with restaurant guide The Infatuation giving us the basis to share those opinions in a bracket that I took off their Instagram stories this week.

After careful consideration, here’s what my bracket looks like.

  • Round of 16: gochujang def. ranch; mayo def. harissa; chutney def. sriracha; tapatío/cholula def. yuzu kosho; dijon mustard def. vegemite; fish sauce def. ketchup; barbecue def. sambal; tahini def. soy sauce
  • Quarterfinals: mayo def. gochujang; tapatío/cholula def. chutney; dijon mustard def. fish sauce; tahini def. barbecue
  • Semifinals: mayo def. tapatío/cholula; dijon mustard def. tahini
  • Final: mayo def. dijon mustard

Versatility in any condiment was important to me, and in the end, I picked the condiment that I felt was most versatile not just how you use it but how you can make it and how it tastes. I can dip a fry in mayo and I can put it on a sandwich, but I can also get many types of mayo — it’s always why I appreciated it, and even in specific matchups, that holds true for me.

tl;dr: I found a condiment bracket, and mayo won out for me.

Programming Alert

NBC Sports Network is again showing Premier League highlights and games on Saturday and Sunday morning, and will also show the USWNT’s semifinal and final victories at the 2012 Olympics.

Fox Sports 1 on Sunday will begin airing a FIFA 20 eMLS special tournament in which 16 teams’ eMLS player partners up with an MLS player.

Links of the Day

FIFPro said women’s football is facing an “existential threat,” and needs governors and owners to clearly commit to clubs and players so teams and competitions can survive.

U.S. Soccer is furloughing staff and fired two of its executives.

Former US youth international Benji Joya was arrested on suspicion of sending lewd photos to a minor.

Former Fulham midfielder Dickson Etuhu received a five year ban from the Swedish FA after he was found guilty of match fixing.

Today’s longer read: Michiel de Hoog on Jamie Lawrence’s unlikely path to the Welsh national team and his father Steve’s study of birth bias for The Correspondent