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Saturday football open thread

Saturday football open thread

Photo by MIKE EGERTON/POOL/AFP via Ready? Let’s football. Hi, everybody! (Hi, Doctor Nick!) We’ve got a full slate of Premier League matches for you to choose to watch. None of the are the North London Derby. That’s probably okay — is anyone actually looking forward to the North London Derby? I’m not! Anyway, this is your open thread. Watch and comment. Or don’t, whatever. Saturday Premier League Schedule Norwich City vs. West Ham7:30 a.m. ET, 12:30 p.m. BSTTV: NBCSN, BT Sport 1Stream: NBC Sports Live Watford vs. Newcastle7:30 a.m. ET, 12:30 p.m. BSTTV: not...
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Bournemouth 0-0 Tottenham: Player ratings to the theme of managers to replace Jose Mourinho

Bournemouth 0-0 Tottenham: Player ratings to the theme of managers to replace Jose Mourinho

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via #MouOUT Tottenham Hotspur’s dour 0-0 draw against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium yesterday was the perfect cure for insomnia — just a spectacularly bad football match with few redeeming qualities. But there were a couple, if you’re the kind of fan who reaches for the positives in any situation no matter how dire. We’ll get to those. But for now, let’s wallow a bit in frustration and disappointment. I’ve said a number of times that Jose Mourinho needed to win over skeptical fans like me if he wanted his tenure at...
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Amazon releases first teaser for “Tottenham Hotspur: All or Nothing”

Amazon releases first teaser for “Tottenham Hotspur: All or Nothing”

Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Must-see TV if you like sports-related trainwrecks It might feel like salt poured into an open wound for some Tottenham Hotspur fans, but this morning Amazon dropped the first teaser for its upcoming sports documentary on Spurs’ 2019-20 season, titled “All or Nothing.” And as expected, it’s already playing up the drama. Here’s the teaser, as posted on Twitter. A season unlike any other...#AllorNothingSpurs is NOT to be missedComing soon… pic.twitter.com/c8sPXDlAIG— Amazon Prime Video Sport...
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Team news: Dele out for Tottenham ahead of North London Derby

Team news: Dele out for Tottenham ahead of North London Derby

Photo by Alex Livesey - Danehouse/ The good news keeps on coming! The good news keeps coming for Tottenham Hotspur as they prepare to play their third match in seven days this coming Sunday in the North London Derby. In his press conference, the first since the disastrous 0-0 draw against Bournemouth on Thursday, Spurs manager Jose Mourinho has ruled out Dele Alli from participation in the derby with a minor hamstring injury. Dele Alli out of the NLD with hamstring injury, Mourinho confirms. #THFC— Charlie Eccleshare (@CDEccleshare) July 10, 2020 There were no other injuries...
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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Friday, July 10

The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Friday, July 10

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Checking in on Troy Parrott Hello, all. I’d like to gauge interest for a new Spotify playlist, which will be about our feelings regarding Tottenham (and José Mourinho) presently, or if there’s interest in renaming the Poch Out playlist from earlier this season. I’ll set one up for Monday if you’re all in, but in the meantime I’ll attempt to provide you with a distraction if you’re looking for one. Ramble of the Day Back in mid-June, one of the few Tottenham players you can’t be mad at for recent form Troy Parrott...
Bournemouth 0-0 Tottenham: Community Player Ratings

Bournemouth 0-0 Tottenham: Community Player Ratings

Photo by Neil Hall/Pool via How can these matches continue to get worse? That was awful. Just truly, utterly soulless and depressing football. Tottenham Hotspur derped their way to a drab 0-0 draw against relegation threatened Bournemouth on Thursday, failing to register a shot on target against a team that had conceded nine goals in its last two matches. And check out this stat: Tottenham have become the first team to fail to have a shot on target against Bournemouth since Middlesbrough in the Championship in March 2015.— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) July 9, 2020 But on the...
Bournemouth 0-0 Tottenham: Spurs drop points against struggling Cherries

Bournemouth 0-0 Tottenham: Spurs drop points against struggling Cherries

Photo by Matt Dunham/Pool via It’s another frustrating result for Jose Mourinho and company. It was Tottenham’s first clean sheet on the road since January, but it was still a massive disappointment. Spurs went to the Vitality Stadium to face lowly Bournemouth and could only come away with a scoreless draw in what was another boring, toothless display. Jose Mourinho’s side didn’t allow any goals, but they also couldn’t even manage a single shot on target. The Champions League is well and truly gone now, and even Europa League qualification is looking like a tough ask for...
Bournemouth vs. Tottenham: match thread & how to watch

Bournemouth vs. Tottenham: match thread & how to watch

Photo by Richard Calver/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Spurs make a visit to relegation-bound Bournemouth on Thursday. Not every win needs to be pretty, but when a team has struggled as greatly as Tottenham Hotspur has for the past 18 months, it would be nice to see some convincing performances. Monday’s 1-0 victory over Everton returned three points that were crucial for staying in the European hunt, but the on-field product left much to be desired. Spurs have a perfect chance to put on a real display on Thursday. Bournemouth are dreadful and are likely to be relegated, dropping all...
Report: CBS acquires Champions League TV rights for this season and 2020-21

Report: CBS acquires Champions League TV rights for this season and 2020-21

Photo by TF-Images/ #TurnerOUT Two weeks after Turner Broadcasting backed out of its ongoing deal to broadcast UEFA Champions League matches on television in the United States, a new broadcaster has stepped in to fill the void. Multiple outlets, beginning with World Soccer Talk, are reporting that CBS has acquired the American broadcast rights for the Champions League for the remainder of the 2019-20 season and the following 2020-21 campaign. This is in addition to already securing rights to the Champions League from 2021 through 2024. Turner’s original deal gave them broadcast rights...
The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Thursday, July 9

The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Thursday, July 9

Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/ Recommended reading on Thandie Newton Hi, all. Like I mentioned earlier this week, I would be returning to discussions about systemic discrimination and I will today with an important interview of Thandie Newton from Vulture,. First, though, I’d like to share the show of solidarity from MLS players with the Black Lives Matter movement at the start of the MLS is Back tournament from last night. There will be CHANGE. ✊ ✊ ✊ #MLSisBlack Learn more here: https://t.co/etDUhQdgI8 pic.twitter.com/THmKZzs6y0— Black Players For Change (@BPCMLS) July 9,...
NBC moving July 15 Premier League streaming matches to Peacock, including Newcastle vs. Spurs

NBC moving July 15 Premier League streaming matches to Peacock, including Newcastle vs. Spurs

Photo by: Todd Williamson/Peacock/NBCU Photo Bank via To commemorate the start of its new streaming service, NBC is forcing all Premier League fans to watch their sport there. NBC is debuting a new streaming network and platform on July 15, and at least for one day it’s making all Premier League fans come along for the ride. According to several media watchers on social media, NBC is planning to commemorate the start of its new premium streaming channel Peacock by moving all of its streamed Premier League matches on July 15 to the new service and offering it for free to all...
Team news: Dele to miss Thursday match at Bournemouth with hamstring tweak

Team news: Dele to miss Thursday match at Bournemouth with hamstring tweak

Photo by Michael Regan/ It’s not a major injury, but the club is being overly cautious due to past history. Jose Mourinho just finished his pre-match press conference ahead of Thursday’s Premier League match at relegation-threatened Bournemouth, but if you were hoping for fireworks after the FA’s announcement of Eric Dier’s four match suspension, you’ll be disappointed. The Spurs boss declined to comment much on the FA’s report or Dier’s suspension and fine, though he hinted that he’d have a LOT to say if he wouldn’t get in trouble for saying it. #thfc Jose...
FA bans Eric Dier four matches for entering stands to confront fan

FA bans Eric Dier four matches for entering stands to confront fan

Photo by Julian Finney/ The FA’s long-awaited ruling has finally come down, and it’s bad news for Tottenham. Tottenham Hotspur finally received a ruling from the FA for the aftermath of Eric Dier’s confrontation with a Spurs fan in the stands, 187 days after the incident took place. It’s not good news. The FA ruled that Dier was found to be in breach of rule E3 for charging into the stands to confront a fan heckling himself and his brother after Spurs’ loss to Norwich in the FA Cup in March, and will be banned four matches with immediate effect and fined £40,000. [1/4] Eric...
The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Wednesday, July 8

The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Wednesday, July 8

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Easy jobs Hey, everyone! Now, for some quick thoughts. Ramble of the Day I spend a decent amount of time thinking about the easiest job might be, at least for me. I used to think it was hosting a morning talk show like Live with Kelly and Ryan, hosted by Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest (and previously hosted by Michael Strahan, Regis Philbin, and Kathie Lee Gifford). They always made it seem like they were pulling topics as they came to mind to open the show, ad-libbing everything effortlessly with no preparation. I’ve spent enough...
Report: Ryan Sessegnon could be loaned next season

Report: Ryan Sessegnon could be loaned next season

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Once the Championship’s Player of the Season, Sess can’t get a game at Spurs. If you’re wondering why we haven’t seen hide nor hair of Ryan Sessegnon in the four matches since the Premier League restarted... well, so are we! Sess hasn’t even made the bench in Spurs’ last two matches. He hasn’t played a minute in the league since January. Now, the Telegraph is reporting that Sessegnon might be loaned out next season, assuming he’s not in Jose Mourinho’s first team plans in the short to medium term. Sessegnon is...
Tottenham 1-0 Everton: Player ratings to the theme of TV dads

Tottenham 1-0 Everton: Player ratings to the theme of TV dads

Photo by Marc Atkins/ Hey, Spurs won a game! It wasn’t pretty, but the three points from Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 win over Everton put them up to eighth place in the table, one behind Arsenal and seven behind United in fifth. Champions League seems a distant dream, but there’s still a chance for Europe if they can keep winning... even when they look bad. Today’s theme is one that I should’ve done a month ago for Father’s Day, but we didn’t have games back them. So we’ll do it now. TV is full of fathers, some of them good and some of them bad. So let’s rank Tottenham’s...
Wheeler Dealer Radio: No they’re saying Mou-urns

Wheeler Dealer Radio: No they’re saying Mou-urns

Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/ The results aren’t great, but at least the football is bad! Tottenham played two underwhelming games against Sheffield United and Everton and gave us a whole lot to talk about. Is this team beyond saving? Can Mourinho salvage the squad? Is Greg legally culpable for making my infant son a Spurs fan? Join us and find out. WE’RE ON ITUNES! CHECK US OUT! LEAVE A REVIEW! Or we’ll rehire Tim Sherwood or something. Also you can listen to us on the app of your choice by using our XML feed. And if you can’t figure out how to listen at this point, who...
The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Tuesday, July 7

The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Tuesday, July 7

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via More music Hi again! A small follow up to yesterday’s Hoddle about Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, here’s one of the film’s catchiest tunes (and there are a few of them), “Ja Ja Ding Dong.” Ramble of the Day Continuing with a musical theme, there is something I must admit: I have listened to the song Tottenham played after Michael Kean’s own goal multiple times in the five-plus hours since the goal went in. It’s not that I’m not proud of it, but it really is something I probably shouldn’t have...

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