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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links for Tuesday, October 5

Son presents FIFA 22 ratings

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Hello, all!

I say forgetting about Facebook, INstagram, and WhatsApp and comment on Cartilage Free Captain instead, even though they’re back now.

Ramble of the Day

Do you know what I think makes a great Hoddle topic any day of the week? Tottenham players being themselves, caught on camera. This time, players engage in the only mildly interesting task of finding out their FIFA 22 ratings, but as always, the treat is watching the players enjoy each other’s company.

Here’s the YouTube video since I can’t embed it, and now here are my thoughts in bulletpoint form.

  • I love that all of the players hug Son Heung-min as if he’s the one that assigned them their scores and not some other party that he has no affiliation with.
  • I’ll agree with Giovani Lo Celso that the presentation of these FIFA ratings is quite fancy.
  • Maybe the powers-that-be should do a FIFA contest to truly decide if Son or Steven Bergwijn is right about Bergwijn’s abilities. Is he the worst or the best, or is he somewhere in between?
  • Someone had to win the award of most embarrassing score in the video, and Eric Dier getting a score of 53 for his pace is it.
  • “Do you know Merry Christmas?” made me laugh.
  • This video only adds more to my feeling that Son is a great presence for social content and he should be front and center of these things more often.

tl;dr: Tottenham players got their FIFA 22 ratings, and having Son essentially host a video revealing the scores is a smart idea.

Stay informed, read this: Wayne Sterling on the ATP, who will finally investigate tennis player Alexander Zverev 11 months after ex-girlfriend Olga Sharypova accused him of abuse for CNN

Links of the Day

Watford hired Claudio Ranieri as Xisco Muñoz’s successor.

Villarreal signed Serge Aurier on a free.

FIFA approved Julian Araujo’s one-time switch to represent Mexico from the United States.

A longer read: Tariq Panja on Mediapro leader Jaume Roures, who is now facing questions from France’s government after the company’s broadcast deal with Ligue 1 collapsed for The New York Times