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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links for Thursday, September 9

a bad banger

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Hi, everyone!

Here’s a video of a dog scoring a pretty great goal.

Ramble of the Day

A quick thought: There are plenty of bad songs, and they can be categorized a lot of different ways. I’d argue one category is bad banger.

I would define a bad banger as a song you know is horrible from the very first time you hear it. On the second or third listen, though, you notice that at least one party involved in making the song did something right — maybe you can’t stand the lyrics but the beat is pretty good, for example. Slowly, you appreciate the well-executed parts of the song. You may grow a fondness, but that’s optional. At the end, you still know for a fact the song is bad, but you cannot get yourself to hate it.

It may be a bit like hate-watching something or hate-following someone, but without as strong a feeling of hate. I think it may be closer to a guilty pleasure, because knowing it sucks is part of the enjoyment. The concept of enjoying something you know is bad is definitely not for everyone, but I wonder if the idea is more approachable in the small dose of a song as opposed to the longer form television show or movie.

tl;dr: I think we can classify some terrible songs as bad bangers, songs that unquestionably suck but get some things right to the point where you don’t hate it.

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Links of the Day

FIFA is enforcing a five day ban on Brazilian Premier League players who didn’t travel for this months World Cup qualifiers, though clubs are working on a solution.

Sweden men’s team canceled a January training camp in Qatar after clubs shared concerns about human rights violations as the country prepares for next year’s World Cup.

Ligue 1 docked Nice two points after fan violence halted a match against Marseille last month.

The FA fined Chelsea for the players’ reaction after Reece James’ red card against Liverpool.

A longer read: Suzanne Wrack argues that WSL teams should continue to play at the stadiums their male counterparts call home for the Guardian