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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham news and links for Wednesday, August 10

This one’s for all the Fawlty Towers fans out there

Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton FC - Premier League Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images

good morning everyone.

Transfer announcements have become so extravagant these days with the videos on the social media. But there are times when you just have to acknowledge that a good announcement is a good announcement.

And I, a Monty Python and John Cleese fan, like this from Burnley announcing recent signing Manuel Benson:

Footballers make terrible actors (do we really need to see that England and James Corden spot again?) and this is no exception. But I will give him some credit, most people will get outshone by John Cleese.

Some club-run Twitter accounts like to go for flashy videos with lots of graphics, but a low-fi video with a clip from Fawlty Towers? That’s hard to top.

Pressure is on Tottenham now. If Spurs do indeed sign Destiny Udogie, they could take a lesson from Burnley. Perhaps splice some clips from Last Tango In Halifax, Downton Abbey or Broad Church?

Fitzie’s track of the day: Guns of Brixton, by Jimmy Cliff

And now for your links:

Alasdair Gold: Ledley King believes Tottenham’s physicality will intimidate Premier League rivals

Transfer rumours: Chelsea eye third bid for Wesley Fofana as club looks to raise funds

Alexis Sanchez joins Marseille

Josko Gvardiol among several targets Ralf Rangnick recommended to Manchester United

Stevenage and Bradford upset Championship clubs Reading and Hull in Carabao Cup