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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links for Friday, October 8

Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa - Premier League Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images

Hi, everyone!

I found another horrendous tennis trophy! Here’s Casper Ruud with his prize at the San Diego Open earlier this week.

San Diego Open - Day 7 Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Ramble of the Day

A question for a Friday: What’s your preferred internet activity so you can zone out for a few minutes? (For example, something like viewing Zillow listings, playing snake on Google, or visiting this website.)

Currently, what I like to do is do a Google image search of random cities I haven’t been to. I do it to get the most basic feel of a place, especially if I’m reading or hearing about it in any way. I know it’s no way to get a comprehensive idea of a city, but I’m trying to suppress my inner travel bug at the moment. Having an idea of a city’s skyline and some of its architectural features goes a long way for me if, for example, I’m reading an article about that place.

I have very briefly considered expanding this search to YouTube, but also decided that may make this a longer hobby than the few minutes I need to give my brain a break.

tl;dr: What’s your preferred way to zone out on the internet for a few minutes? For me, it’s looking up random cities on Google images.

CW: sexual misconduct

Stay informed, listen to this: broadcaster Kaylyn Kyle reflects on the normalization of abuse in the NWSL as players protest during North Carolina Courage’s win over Racing Louisville

Links of the Day

The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia completed its takeover of Newcastle.

An all-female team will referee Andorra-England on Saturday, marking the first time a woman will take charge of an England men’s match.

MLS is partnering with MGM Television for Welcome to the Team, a reality competition show in which contestants compete for a spot on Charlotte FC’s roster.

A longer read: Jonathan Wilson on “the lack of ethical concern” for Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund’s takeover of Newcastle for Sports Illustrated