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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham news and links for Friday, September 9

The Queen

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hello everyone. there will be no track of the day today.

News broke yesterday of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-serving monarch. She was 96.

Harry Kane and Antonio Conte both shared messages on social media following her death.

Kane was awarded an MBE in the 2019 New Year’s service Honours for his services to football following England’s World Cup run the previous year. Kane received his MBE from Prince William.

Posting on his Instagram story, Conte shared a quote from the late monarch:

“‘It has always been easy to hate and destroy. To build and to cherish is much more difficult.’” he wrote.

On a personal recollection of my sport-watching experience, I remember Queen Elizabeth attending Wimbledon in 2010. She took her place in the royal box to watch Andy Murray, her country’s great tennis hope, battle Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen in the second round.

Murray won in straight sets. Afterwards, he and Nieminen bowed to the queen.

And now for your links:

Charlie Eccleshare ($$): Richarlison is making himself undroppable

Five Marseille fans arrested after Champions League match versus Spurs

West Ham, Arsenal and Man United mark Queen Elizabeth II’s death with black armbands and minute of silence

Chelsea confirm head coach appointment of Graham Potter