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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links for Friday, October 29

Revolution Halloween

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Hi, everyone!

Let’s kick things off with a quote from Ryan Reynolds.

Ramble of the Day

It’s almost Halloween, so it’s time to commend the New England Revolution for their spirit this year. I encourage you to click on the tweet and check out the thread, as the social team got individual pictures of the players in costume.

I have two favorites, the first being Andrew Farrell as the Pillsbury Doughboy. He gets a perfect score for creativity, because I can’t imagine a lot of other people will be the Pillsbury Doughboy for Halloween. I’m also giving him a perfect score for effot, because that is definitely a hard costume to wear and I appreciate his commitment.

My other favorite is Teal Bunbury, who dressed up as Blue’s Clues & You! host Josh Dela Cruz. This is partly a nostalgic pick because I used to watch the original Blue’s Clues as a kid, but I also appreciate it for its other other qualities. I know it might not be the most unique costume from someone who is the parent of young children who might watch the show, but I think in a collection of male footballers it is unique so he can get some points for that. I also always have respect for a low-key, but not low effort costume — it might’ve been difficult finding a shirt that perfectly fit the Blue’s Clues aesthetic.

There are a lot of good costumes in there, and I think it’s a job well done from the Revolution players.

tl;dr: The New England Revolution players celebrated Halloween with some well done and fun costumes.

Stay informed, read this: Candace Buckner on the commissioners of the US’ biggest sports leagues and a nonexistent moral compass for The Washington Post

Links of the Day

A former player accused the Jamaica women’s team manager Hubert Busby Jr. of attempting to solicit sex from her.

The Premier League agreed to meet with Amnesty International about the Saudi takeover of Newcastle.

A businessman was found guilty of endangering the safety of an aircraft in the death of Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson.

Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez signed a new deal with the club, lasting until 2026.

A longer read: Claire Watkins interviews NWSL Players Association executive director Meghann Burke on the players’ protest against abuse and the increased importance of CBA negotiations for Just Women’s Sports