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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham News and Links for Wednesday, December 20

Fitzie’s song of the year

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good morning!

We’ve listened to a lot of music this year. In fact, fitzie’s even done a wrapped hoddle on this.

Some of you eagle-eyed hoddlers might have noticed that Caroline Polachek’s Desire I Want To Turn Into You was named fitzie’s favourite album of 2023.

The only thing that wrapped missed was my favourite song from 2023.

That’s a tougher category. So let me do a quick rundown of some of my favourites:

  • Sweet Sounds of Heaven, by The Rolling Stones
  • Springtime, by Allison Russell
  • Smoke, by Caroline Polachek
  • Pretty In Possible, by Caroline Polachek
  • Evicted, by Wilco
  • Will Anybody Ever Love Me?, by Surfjan Stevens
  • Vampire Empire, by Big Thief
  • My Love All Mine, by Mitski
  • Younger & Dumber, by Indigo de Souza
  • Psychos, by Jenny Lewis

Of that list of 10, my one criteria for fitzie’s song of the year will be the song that I’ve had the hardest time forgetting. A song that has stuck with me, that I keep going back to, that I find moving.

Even using that criteria, it’s still a difficult choice. Lots of those songs have stuck with me. But there can only be one.

And this one is a song that I keep going back to again and again. It’s a breathtaking end to an incredible album.

Fitzie’s track of the day: Smoke, by Caroline Polachek

And now for your links:

Dan KP: Oliver Skipp given chance to prove he belongs in Ange Postecoglou’s squad

The Athletic ($$): Winksy is the metronome that keeps Leicester City ticking (thanks to the hoddler who posted this yesterday)

Mary Earps voted BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year 2023