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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Monday, September 14


Tottenham Hotspur v Everton - Premier League Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images

Hey, everyone!

I have a couple of quick discussion items today, the first this: Matt Doherty looks a lot like Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, no?

Ramble of the Day

This may be a question mostly for American Hoddlers, but it is worth an ask since I imagine a few of us dealt with NBC new streaming service, Peacock, over the weekend: How many devices did you use to watch football over the weekend?

I used four:

  • TV: Premier League, NWSL, MLS
  • Laptop: NWSL, FAWSL
  • Kindle: MLS
  • Playstation: Premier League via Peacock, MLS via ESPN+

I don’t think I thought about how many devices watching as many matches as I liked required until I was figuring out how I would watch Tottenham yesterday. I think I’ve become desensitized to the whole experience for the most part — I remember saying at some point over the weekend, “Looks like all of our devices do come in handy” — but now all I can think about is the idea of a cable package.

tl;dr: Watching football (and loads of other things) requires too many devices.

Stay informed, watch this: NFL’s Miami Dolphins players on their decision not to leave their locker room for the playing of the national anthems

Links of the Day

Atléti manager Diego Simeone tested positive for COVID-19.

PSG’s Neymar was racially abused at the end of a match against Marseille.

Transfer updates: Fulham signed Ola Aina on loan from Torino; PSG signed Alessandro Florenzi on loan from Roma

A longer read: Motoko Rich on the in-stadium experience in Japan during the pandemic, two months after spectators were allowed at sporting events for The New York Times