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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham News and Links for Thursday, December 7

Mo Salah - chess champion

Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

good morning!

A couple of months ago your hoddler-in-chief divulged that he indulges in the chess.

Turns out - he isn’t the only one.

Mo Salah, of Liverpool fame, said in a recent interview that he is a chess addict as well.

“I play chess, I am addicted to chess. Every day, literally every day,” he told Sky Sports.

Same, Mo Salah. Same.

Salah told Sky Sports that he has a rating of 1400 (and I’m guessing he uses to play). Not sure which category he uses, but that’s pretty impressive.

But he also admits he cannot hold a candle to grand master and former world champ Magnus Carlson.

Normally, I’d say something snarky. But I’m also only a 450ish player (on the 5-minute challenge) so I cannot say a darn thing about Mo Salah’s chess ability.

Fitzie’s track of the day: Hush, by The Marias

And now for your links:

Alasdair Gold on Ange Postecoglou’s potential new striker plans

Luis Rubiales accused of ‘forcibly’ kissing Lucy Bronze after Women’s World Cup final

ESPN takes a look at the ‘posession MVPs’ in the Premier League