Shelina Zadorsky and her gold medal with Canada are at the top of the Hoddle today.
Ramble of the Day
It seems like the preseason vibe cannot entirely cancel out the necessary tension a Tottenham match against Arsenal brings. As a result, this video deserves the spotlight despite being only being six seconds. It’s pretty enjoyable!
BRO LOOK AT HOW HE BACKS OFF HE DOESNT WANT THE SMOKE pic.twitter.com/xtRdAObu0v— SpursyDave is a nonce (@DaConArtist) August 8, 2021
There’s not a lot to say here, outside of how funny it is. I can’t imagine Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, or most other players, would be compelled to do this to an opposing manager most days. It could be that Mikel Arteta was particularly annoying yesterday, but I have a feeling the rivalry is playing into this one.
That extra competitiveness is really what makes derbies fun, apparently even in preseason. We could also get into how small things like that in a derby build a player’s reputation for a fanbase; Højbjerg has easily earned the respect and fond feelings of Spurs fans, but this certainly can’t hurt.
tl;dr: Who wouldn’t enjoy a video of Pierre-Emile Højbjerg telling Mikel Arteta to step back during a preseason friendly?
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Links of the Day
Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard tested positive for COVID-19.
Leicester supporters verbally abused ITV’s Ian Wright and Roy Keane during the Community Shield.
Manchester United and Sports Interactive reached a settlement meaning the club’s name cannot be used on Football Manager.
A longer read: James Yorke previews Tottenham’s 2021-22 season for StatsBomb