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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links for Monday, July 12

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take today, English Hoddlers

Tottenham Hotspur v Sheffield Utd: Vitality Women’s FA Cup Fifth Round Photo by Federico Guerra Moran/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Hi, all!

Above is defender Ria Percival, who will be at the Olympics with New Zealand this month.

Ramble of the Day

English Hoddlers, take today to begin the recovery from a tough day yesterday. The only take I’ll offer today is that a bank holiday should’ve been promised, even in defeat. I imagine many could’ve used it.

If you need the distraction, here’s Copa América’s mascot Pibe. He went formal for the final, and I respect the choice.

tl;dr: Take today to yourselves, English Hoddlers.

Stay informed, read this: Kevin Baxter on Olympic gold medalist Tommie Smith, who advocates for athletes’ right to protest decades after his own protest at the 1968 Games for the Los Angeles Times

Links of the Day

Former England international Paul Mariner died aged 68 after a battle with brain cancer.

Hungary will play its next three matches behind closed doors as punishment for discrimination by fans during the Euros.

Curaçao was dropped from the Gold Cup after a COVID-19 outbreak, and replaced by Guatemala.

Mexico’s Hirving Lozano will miss the rest of the Gold Cup with a head injury.

Arsenal is the subject of the next installment of Amazon’s All or Nothing docuseries.

Rapper Common will produce Rising Above, a film following the 1971 Howard University team, alongside several former US internationals.

Transfers: Everton signed Toni Duggan from Atléti; Arsenal signed Nuno Tavares from Benfica; Wolves signed Rayan Aït Nouri from Angers; Watford signed Joshua King on a free

A longer read: Rory Smith on Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini, Italy’s defensive stalwarts for The New York Times