2:15 PM EDT, Mon July 22, 2019
Cartilage Free Captain 40 mins ago
Tottenham Hotspur portraits, as drawn by a computer AI

Tottenham Hotspur portraits, as drawn by a computer AI

What happens if you ask a computer to draw portraits of your favorite soccer players? Today, the writers of Cartilage Free Captain discovered aiportraits.com. If you don’t know about it, it’s a website that, when given an uploaded photo, uses an artificial intelligence algorithm to turn it into a fine art portrait. The AI decides what style of portrait to use, which means some pictures look like they were made by the Hapsburgian school of painting, others look like expressionist works, and others look like something straight out of Lovecraftian horror. We had some fun uploading...
Cartilage Free Captain 6 hours ago
Report: Spurs nearing £20m deal with Fulham for Ryan Sessegnon

Report: Spurs nearing £20m deal with Fulham for Ryan Sessegnon

Photo by Danilo Di Giovanni/Soccrates/ Josh Onomah and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou could head the other way. It’s looking like there could be some movement early this week regarding Tottenham Hotspur’s longstanding interest in Ryan Sessegnon. According to the Telegraph this morning, Spurs and Fulham had a breakthrough in negotiations that could see a deal worth £20m plus escalators agreed very soon. And there’s more — it could result in one or both of Josh Onomah and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou heading the other direction. The Telegraph states that there has been interest from Fulham in...
Cartilage Free Captain 11 hours ago
The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Monday, July 22

The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Monday, July 22

Photo by Adli Ghazali/Anadolu Agency via Gareth Bale has friends! Hi, all! I’m towards the end of surviving a heat wave as I write this. Hope everyone else has managed the same, and will do so for (unfortunate) future heat waves. Ramble of the Day Talking about Gareth Bale feels like an offseason tradition at this point. It doesn’t help that, for whatever reason, Zinedine Zidane doesn’t seem to like him very much, but however realistically it actually is, it always feel like there might be a chance that he ends back in Tottenham. At least for now, we’re in the middle of a saga...
Cartilage Free Captain Jul 21, 2019
Pochettino advises patience with Ndombele after impressive debut

Pochettino advises patience with Ndombele after impressive debut

Photo by Allsport Co./ Tottenham’s record signing is only starting to get acclimated with his new team, says Poch. Well, you can’t ask for a better debut than that. Tanguy Ndombele made his Tottenham Hotspur debut in the second half of Spurs’ 3-2 International Champions Cup win over Juventus in Singapore on Sunday. And he did it with style! Ndombele provided an assist with his first pass of his Spurs career, picking out Lucas Moura’s diagonal run into the box and finding him with a progressive through ball. Lucas slotted the ball past former Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny to...
Cartilage Free Captain Jul 21, 2019
Spurs’ glorious Champions League failure is the collective memory that fans needed

Spurs’ glorious Champions League failure is the collective memory that fans needed

Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/ Tottenham need a trophy soon, but as the new season approaches, last year’s epic takes on a new significance We are well past the midpoint of football’s summer vacation, and it’s been an exciting one, with a few great tournaments and Spurs’ first signing in over a year. Before casting our full attention toward the arriving Premier League season and Tottenham’s substantial potential, it felt appropriate to think back one last time to last season and offer a small testament to what Spurs’ run in the Champions League meant to fans like me. The...
Cartilage Free Captain Jul 21, 2019
Pochettino unsure if Gareth Bale headed back to Tottenham

Pochettino unsure if Gareth Bale headed back to Tottenham

Photo by Helios de la Rubia/Real Madrid via Only Daniel Levy knows for sure! Let the rampant speculation begin! Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino was asked about Real Madrid midfielder Gareth Bale’s transfer situation after the Juventus match today, and while he didn’t offer any new information his comments stoked the fires of the transfer rumor mill, sparking suggestions that the Welsh Wizard might actually make a spectacular return to the club that turned him into a superstar. But first, let’s back up a second. Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane started the ball...
Cartilage Free Captain Jul 21, 2019
Tottenham 3-2 Juventus — Kane midfield 93’ lob wins match for Spurs

Tottenham 3-2 Juventus — Kane midfield 93’ lob wins match for Spurs

Photo by Thananuwat Srirasant/ Solid in Singapore! Tottenham Hotspur are back! Spurs played their first match of the preseason today in Singapore against Juventus in the International Champions Cup, and it was a beauty! Spurs got goals from Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura before Harry Kane lobbed a former Arsenal keeper from 60 yards with virtually the last kick of the game to win the match 3-2. Tanguy Ndombele also made his Tottenham Hotspur debut. This was the first preseason match in a couple of years where most of Spurs’ biggest stars were available, but it was still a preseason match,...
Cartilage Free Captain Jul 21, 2019
Tottenham vs. Juventus — match thread, tv channels, and how to watch online

Tottenham vs. Juventus — match thread, tv channels, and how to watch online

Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/International Champions Cup/ Spurs get their International Champions Cup title defense underway against the Italian champions in Singapore. Hey hey hey! Get the coffee brewing and come join us because we got Tottenham Hotspur preseason friendly football happening, direct from Singapore! Spurs are facing Juventus at the National Stadium in Singapore in the first of two matches in the International Champions Cup, a totally legitimate tournament that in no way is designed to make lots of money from international fans who want to see their favorite football teams...
Cartilage Free Captain Jul 20, 2019
Seville radio journalist says Tottenham increased Lo Celso bid to €68m

Seville radio journalist says Tottenham increased Lo Celso bid to €68m

Photo by Aitor Alcalde Colomer/ It’s a weird source... but it’s something! Here’s the latest on the protracted transfer saga that would bring Giovani Lo Celso from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Betis. And yes, there’s news of a sort. Kind of. Maybe. El Transistor, a sports program on Seville radio station Onda Cero, tweeted today a quote from Seville-based Betis journalist Carlos Higaldo, suggesting that Tottenham has upped their bid for Lo Celso to €68m, of which €42m will go to Betis and the remaining to PSG as part of Lo Celso’s sell-on clause. ️Carlos Hidalgo: 'El...
Cartilage Free Captain Jul 20, 2019
Tottenham vs. Juventus to be televised on ESPN2 in USA

Tottenham vs. Juventus to be televised on ESPN2 in USA

Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/International Champions Cup/ Spurs are playing the Italian champions in Singapore this Sunday. American Spurs fans — set your alarms for EARLY tomorrow and get ready for the first Tottenham Hotspur football of the preseason! Spurs are in Singapore as part of their preseason tour of Asia, and will play their first friendly of the summer against Juventus in the International Champions Cup. This will be the third time in four seasons that Spurs will have played Juventus in a preseason friendly and the second time they’ll have faced off in the ICC, after the...
Cartilage Free Captain Jul 20, 2019
Vincent Janssen set for Monterrey medical on Monday

Vincent Janssen set for Monterrey medical on Monday

Photo by Marc Atkins/ El Thiccening! Watch out, Mexico — your league is about to get 100% more thicc. According to football.london, those weird links between Tottenham Hotspur and Liga MX side CF Monterrey for the transfer of Vincent Janssen weren’t fictional at all, and the Dutch striker is set for the CONCACAF Champions League winners. A medical is set in Europe on Monday, and the deal is expected to be completed in a couple of days. There’s no indication what the transfer fee for Janssen will be, nor what he might command from Monterrey in wages. I doubt either number is that...
Cartilage Free Captain Jul 19, 2019
Pochettino confirms Christian Eriksen had minor surgery in offseason

Pochettino confirms Christian Eriksen had minor surgery in offseason

Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/ Spurs’ playmaker trained alone in Singapore yesterday, but Pochettino said it was related to his recovery, not his mindset. Dan Kilpatrick, Tottenham Hotspur beat writer for the Evening Standard noticed it first — Christian Eriksen was training by himself apart from his Spurs teammates at the National Stadium in Singapore. Tottenham were preparing for their International Champions Cup preseason friendly match against Juventus this coming Sunday. Christian Eriksen training alone. pic.twitter.com/wR5lJuXs5S— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) July...
Cartilage Free Captain Jul 19, 2019
The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Friday, July 19

The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Friday, July 19

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Rewriting sporting rule books. Hi, all! Two Hoddle debuts in one week! That’s Alfie Whiteman at the top today. Ramble of the Day I have a question for anyone interested in answering: If you could take any rule from another sport and put in football’s rule book, which one would it be? (If you’d like, you can flip the question; I’m not picky.) I’ll start, because that’s kind of how the format dictates things. I’ve got two: Hockey’s sin bin: I’m not the first person to suggest it, but it would be a lot of fun to...
Cartilage Free Captain Jul 18, 2019
Tottenham reveal Tanguy Ndombele’s kit number

Tottenham reveal Tanguy Ndombele’s kit number

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via He’s #28 (until he’s #29) Tottenham Hotspur revealed their new home and away kits for this coming season, and with it comes another key piece of kit-related information — new midfield signing Tanguy Ndombele’s shirt number. The French international and Moussa Sissoko best buddy will wear No. 28 this season. Ndombele has a history with that number. He wore #28 as a player at Lyon both of the past two seasons, though strangely Transfermarkt also says that at the same time he also wore #8, #10, and #14, probably depending on...
Cartilage Free Captain Jul 18, 2019
Harry Kane officially getting Hot Guy Summer underway

Harry Kane officially getting Hot Guy Summer underway

Photo courtesy of Tottenham Hotspur. Swole Harry Kane is an essential part of this complete breakfast. Tottenham Hotspur, and by “Tottenham Hotspur” I mean “Harry Kane,” is looking pretty good these days. The team, by which I mean Kane, is training in Singapore ahead of this weekend’s International Champions Cup friendly against Juventus and the club posted some training pictures as they trained in what sure looked like some sweltering, humid Singaporean weather. We expected some training pics today. I don’t think anyone expected a freakin’ gun show. Give the photographer...
Cartilage Free Captain Jul 18, 2019
Tottenham release 2019-20 home and away kits

Tottenham release 2019-20 home and away kits

They are exactly what the leaks said they were! The day has finally arrived! Tottenham Hotspur have officially launched their new home and away kits for 2019-20 on their official online store at tottenhamhotspur.com. The kits are exactly what we saw in the various leaks on Twitter over the past few weeks, and closely mark the leaked details from websites such as footyheadlines. Nike is giving Spurs fans a very clean home shirt, basically a white shirt with navy trim. The collar is a goofy front-only deal and the red AIA logo persists (to the consternation of many.) It will be matched with...
Cartilage Free Captain Jul 18, 2019
DiMarzio: Llorente wanted by Fiorentina

DiMarzio: Llorente wanted by Fiorentina

Photo by Clive Rose/ The kinda-sorta-released Tottenham striker could head to Italy, if he doesn’t stay at Spurs. Ah, the Curious Case of the Kinda-Released Llorente. You might have think that Fernando heard the drums calling from some foreign land and has already departed Tottenham Hotspur for other climes. But that’s not entirely true. While Nando’s name was included on the Premier League’s Retained/Released list for all league clubs, he was NOT included on the list when Spurs made public who they were letting go earlier this summer. He’s technically out of contract, which...
Cartilage Free Captain Jul 18, 2019
The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Thursday, July 18

The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Thursday, July 18

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Ruining kids’ lives. Hi, Hoddlers! I could really use a glass of milk. Ramble of the Day I’ve revealed before that I wasn’t exactly the nicest child growing up, and I have another story to back that up. It’s a story from when I was a bit younger than the one I shared in a previous ramble — I’m talking about seven years old. My younger sister and I are only two years apart, so we did quite a bit of playing and hanging out with each other. It was all the usual stuff; coloring together, playing with toy cars, watched the...
Cartilage Free Captain Jul 17, 2019
Arsenal to sign Saliba despite late Tottenham interest, close to Ceballos loan

Arsenal to sign Saliba despite late Tottenham interest, close to Ceballos loan

Photo credit should read JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP/ What’s the opposite of GAZUMP? This is that. It was fun while it lasted. Despite a late approach from Tottenham Hotspur while Arsenal were in the air flying to the United States for a preseason tour, France U21 international and Saint-Etienne center back William Saliba is set to sign with the Gunners, according to the BBC’s David Ornstein. Arsenal set to win race to sign William Saliba. Close to completion after Saint Etienne centre-back opted for #AFC. Loan back to #ASSE next season. Also working on loan for Real Madrid...
Cartilage Free Captain Jul 17, 2019
Kieran Trippier completes transfer to Atletico Madrid

Kieran Trippier completes transfer to Atletico Madrid

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Trips gets a new adventure at the third largest club in Spain as Mauricio Pochettino retools his squad. After four seasons and 114 games, Kieran Trippier’s Tottenham Hotspur career is over. The BBC announced that the Bury-born fullback has completed his transfer to La Liga club Atletico Madrid in a deal said to be worth around £20m. ⚠ DONE DEAL ⚠ England right-back Kieran Trippier's move to Spanish giants Atletico Madrid has been completed.Full story ➡ https://t.co/zJWqERlJNj #Spurs #THFC #bbcfootball...

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