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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Tuesday, September 15

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Vertonghen and Alderweireld reunite

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Hi, all!

Above is midfielder/forward Rachel Williams, who joined the club from Birmingham this year.

Ramble of the Day

This was true before Jan Vertoghen left Tottenham, but is perhaps more true now that he’s gone: there’s never a bad time for Jan Vertonghen-Toby Alderweireld content. Spurs can no longer deliver it, but it looks like the Belgian national team is willing to fill the void. The two did a version of teammates to celebrate Alderweireld’s 100th Belgium cap, and as I like to, I’m going to share my thoughts via bulletpoints.

  • If the extent of Alderweireld’s cooking ability is eggs and, if he has to, spaghetti, how bad is Vertonghen in the kitchen? (Alternatively: it must be nice having meals provided at work all the time.)
  • It’s always sweet when they pick each other, like they did for the question of who would make the better manager. (I’d pick Vertonghen, for what it’s worth.)
  • I like Vertonghen’s handwriting. Also, I’m thinking about the way both of them write the letter J, and how it’s not necessarily foreign to me but it is definitely a regional thing. In my part of the world, we don’t write the letter J with only half the hat, but it’s cool with me.
  • Do we reconsider the squish name Janby if Vertonghen thinks it’s Jaby?
  • “A young God.” -Vertonghen on Alderweireld
  • The fact that we don’t see Alderweireld’s answer to who his favorite Red Devil is means he didn’t pick Vertonghen, right?

tl;dr: Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld reunited for a fun enough little video.

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Links of the Day

This week’s Portland Thorns match against OL Reign was postponed because of concerns over air quality while wildfires are burning in Oregon.

An American consortium is reportedly preparing a second bid to buy West Ham after an initial bid of £350m was rejected.

Hamburg’s Toni Leistner said he confronted Dynamo Dresden supporters after he received verbal abuse directed towards his family.

A longer read: David Hytner on Marcelo Bielsa’s time at Leeds so far and how his mind works for The Guardian