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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Thursday, March 4

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Google and its gems

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Hi, everyone!

That’s defender Ria Percival at the top today.

Ramble of the Day

A little while ago, my sister thought it might be fun if I took a few minutes to see the most popular Google queries for Tottenham players. Most of them were pretty normal — age, social media, spouses, and my personal favorite, “is [insert player’s name here] good.” That wasn’t particularly surprising, but there were a few gems in the mix. For starters, the primary queries on Ria Percival seem appropriate for today’s Hoddle.

Really, though, the best thing to do on Google is find out if people are related to each other. I saw queries for Eric Dier’s and Moussa Sissoko’s brothers, but some folks were a bit more specific with their queries. The sad thing is that I don’t think any of these people are actually related to each other.

The true gem, though, was an entirely unexpected query on Lucas Moura.

I have actually seen Hobbs & Shaw, a film I only watched because I lacked options but ended up enjoying just enough that it didn’t feel like a waste of a couple of hours. I don’t remember Lucas being in it, and I would most certainly have recognized him. (I also would have been quicker to watch the movie if I knew he was in it.) This was the only search query I actually clicked on, and...there was nothing, absolutely nothing to back up the claim. The results are just random things about Lucas and random things about the film, so I am pretty curious to know where this claim came from.

I did, though, find a series of pictures with Lucas and Luke Shaw. We’re still missing Hobbs, though!

tl;dr: I managed to find one very unexpected Google query about a Tottenham player, and it’s if ... Lucas Moura is in Hobbs & Shaw?!

Stay informed, read this: Kevin Draper and Talya Minsberg on TOGETHXR, a media brand centered around women’s sports by the USWNT’s Alex Morgan, basketball player Sue Bird, swimmer Simone Manuel, and snowboarder Chloe Kim for The New York Times

Links of the Day

PSG’s Moise Kean tested positive for COVID-19.

Juventus officially signed Weston McKennie on a permanent deal after initially signing him on loan.

A longer read: Will Unwin interviews Boavista’s Reggie Cannon on the USMNT’s potential, leaving the US for Portugal, and combating racism for The Guardian