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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links for Thursday, July 1

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Hi, all!

I did not expect the managerial search to finally end yesterday. I actually did the Hoddle hours before the announcement, so please enjoy this completely off topic ramble.

Ramble of the Day

For me, one true great thing about the internet is finding out how many people enjoy seeing low quality things. It’s nice to know I’m not alone in this, and it’s really nice when people put in the hard work of finding these things and putting them in an easy to find place. The latest destination I go looking for these almost offensive things is The Best of Zillow, a Twitter account that shares some really horrible homes.

Some of the most innocent ones are just homes with way too much going on. The weirdest of the weird homes, though, are based around a very unappealing theme. Let’s start with this one, which actually fits both requirements.

I really think the above home has some maximalist Barbie dollhouse vibes, designed by the tackiest child one could find. Here’s a more minimal version of the same idea, which I think could double as the set of an old school game show for children.

Naturally, not everyone has a juvenile aesthetic. Some, for example, like animals.

Others, boats of any kind.

A lot of editing would probably make each one of these homes better, but the maximalism is clearly the point here. There’s nothing quite like going overboard, is there?

tl;dr: The best (read: worst) of Zillow.

Stay informed, read this: Brande Victorian interviews actor Nathalie Emmanuel on representation and finding more work in the US than in the UK for Essence

Links of the Day

Public Health Scotland linked more than 1,300 COVID-19 cases to England-Scotland.

Rafa Benítez is the new Everton manager.

DAZN picked up global broadcast rights to the UEFA women’s Champions League, and will broadcast a number of matches on YouTube.

Birmingham City women hired Scott Booth as the team’s new manager.

Transfers: Portland Thorns signed Olivia Moultrie, the youngest player to sign an NWSL contract; Leicester signed Patson Daka from RB Salzburg; Aston Villa signed Alisha Chapman from West Ham

A longer read: Caelainn Barr, Paul MacInnes, Niamh McIntyre, and Pamela Duncan on the abusive social media messages England players have received during the Euros for the Guardian