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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links for Wednesday, July 7

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Ramble of the Day

Seeing last week’s pictures of Nuno Espírto Santo and Vicky Jepson made me wonder if they were wearing new training tops or if I forgot what last year’s training tops looked like. It turns out they’re new, and they’re continuing this club’s tradition of having some pretty nice training tops.

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It definitely feels familiar, but it almost doesn’t matter. Nike’s been rotating through a very nice collection of colors for training gear. I’m a fan of the blue paired with that yellow. Looking at the whole collection on Spurs’ website, the drill top is definitely the best of the available items. It takes some vibrant colors and nicely packages them in a minimalist template.

tl;dr: I like the colors of this season’s training kits.

Stay informed, read this: Lindsay Crouse on gymnast Simone Biles and the changing image of the female athlete at the top of her game for The New York Times

Links of the Day

Barcelona shirt sponsor Rakuten asked if the club will take action against Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembélé after they were caught racially abusing Asian staff.

Montréal withdrew its bid to host matches during the 2026 World Cup.

Transfers: PSG signed Achraf Hakimi from Inter; Brighton signed Enock Mwepu from RB Salzburg; Orlando Pride signed Kylie Strom from Atlético Madrid; Leeds signed Junior Firpo from Barcelona; Marseille signed Mattéo Guendouzi on loan from Arsenal

A longer read: Musa Okwonga on how England provides the truest example of unity through sports in its stance against inequality for the Guardian