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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Wednesday, May 13

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Juan Foyth, at home

Andy Booth

Hey, everyone!

Above is former Tottenham forward Andy Booth, and below is why I feel justified in liking Guy Fieri now.

Ramble of the Day

While I was doing research for yesterday’s Hoddle (and by this, I mean combing social media for videos of Spurs players), I stumbled upon a video Juan Foyth posted at the end of March. I’ll begin by translating the tweet, as it’s in Spanish.

Hello to all of my followers, I wanted to leave you with a video of how I pass my time while we comply with the norms of staying at home for a few days. Let’s take care of each other [flex emoji]. I invite you to upload your videos of your daily routines with the hashtag #HOMETEAM @adidas

Seems pretty straightforward, boring, and normal, doesn’t it? Foyth got a bit more creative than that by basically doing a few TikToks and combining them into one video.

There are a few things to take away here, and the first is that Foyth has a lovely balcony to do his workouts and play what appears to be a card game with his wife. He enters the kitchen and at one point makes some fish, but also just ends up with shredded carrots in a bowl and we never find out what he does with it. Plus, we see some maté right at the end because of course he’s had some maté over the course of the last two months.

The upbeat music combined with all the tasks makes it a little bit funny, but it ticks all the boxes for your very simple TikTok and is otherwise insignificant. It’s funnier if you think of it as Foyth’s creative spin on the “I’m working out because I’m looking for a new club” video, which I accidentally did the first time I saw it. It’d be a more creative entry in the category, even more so than Toby Alderweireld’s entry from 2018.

Even if we are to take it at face value and acknowledge that it is just a plain Adidas ad made by someone who’s fond of TikToks, we can at least agree it’s probably better than what’s on Spurs’ TikTok.

tl;dr: Juan Foyth did a random Adidas ad, and I think it’s funny because I confused it for a “I want a transfer” workout video.

Programming Alert

ESPN is showing MLS rivalry matches this week.

Links of the Day

Coronavirus:

Netflix is developing a film about the USWNT’s victory at the 1999 World Cup, adapting Jeré Longman’s book The Girls of Summer.

Retired Colombian footballer Edwin Congo was arrested for involvement in a cocaine smuggling ring in Spain.

David Squires covers the 1981 film Escape to Victory in his latest cartoon.

Today’s longer read: Tom Hamilton interviews Borussia Dortmund’s Gio Reyna and his father Claudio Reyna on Gio’s breakout and adjustment to life as an adult, and the family dynamic as football continues in the family for ESPN