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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links for Tuesday, June 15

Song of the Day is back!

Birmingham City Women v Tottenham Hotspur Women - Barclays FA Women’s Super League Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Happy Tuesday, Hoddlers! Pardeep’s out today so yours truly is back with another Song of the Day Hoddle.

How about some old-school hip-hop to get the blood going today? I’m not really a hip-hop or rap guy, but I know what I like and this one — man, I really like it. Here’s A Tribe Called Quest, with their classic “Can I Kick It?” from the 1989 album People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. This track features what I consider to be one of the all-time great samples in the opening bass line from Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side.” I dare you to listen to this and not nod your head in time with the beat.

Here’s today’s news.

Christian Eriksen made his first public statement (from the hospital) after collapsing in Denmark’s loss against Finland.

Marko Arnautovic apologized for making a racist, anti-Albanian rant after scoring for Austria in the EUROs yesterday, but there are still calls for UEFA to launch an investigation. (For the record, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen David Alaba so upset.)

This article is from a while ago (and maybe Pardeep already shared it) but I really enjoyed this article from All for XI on the dangers of “toxic positivity” with regards to coverage of Women’s soccer.

A fan is in serious condition after falling from the top stands at Wembley Stadium during England’s last match.

A great historical story about how George Best left Manchester United to sign for Dunstable Town in 1974.