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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Tuesday, May 4

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Hi, all!

That’s manager Rehanne Skinner at the top today.

Ramble of the Day

A small question: What’s a totally random, completely insignificant thing that you absolutely despise?

It’s an easy answer for me: twist ties. I really only ever interact with twist ties on bags of sliced bread, and waste very little time disposing of them when I want to make toast or a sandwich. I don’t rate twist ties for practical and ideological ones — I don’t think they’re as effective as clips when it comes to closing a bag of food, and I am personally uninterested in figuring out which direction the tie is twisted so I can untwist it.

These are all remarkably small complaints, but that’s why I asked my question. My theory is that I cannot be the only person with a stupidly large beef with something so innocuous, while also acknowledging how ridiculous the severity of the opinion is.

tl;dr: What is something that is very insignificant but makes you angry, anyway? It’s twist ties for me.

Stay informed, watch this: Ian Wright and Alan Shearer talk the importance of allyship

Links of the Day

Israel’s first transgender referee Sapir Berman took charge of her first match, Hapoel Haifa-Beitar Jerusalem, after coming out last week.

The FA launched a formal inquiry into the role Premier League clubs paid in the launch of the European Super League.

FIFA issued a ten year ban to Nella Joseph, the supervisor of Haiti’s U-20 women’s team, for failing to protect players from sexual assault.

A longer read: Om Arvind, Grant Little, Raquel Barbadillo, and Juan Rubio detail a pattern of player mistreatment and neglect at Real Madrid Femenino for Managing Madrid