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Cartilage Free Captain Aug 12, 2016

Friday Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links, August 12, 2016

Ready for the Toffees Last random and mostly meaningless Spurs goal of the week: Gareth Bale v Stoke (That one was the first time I really understood how good Bale could be. It was only his eighth goal for Spurs and it came just before his evisceration of Maicon in the Champions League.) By the time we have another Hoddle, the Premier League season will have kicked off. Here’s hoping we’re celebrating three points for Spurs. What are your predictions? I’ve got Spurs winning 2-0. Janby Alderwertonghen picks up where they left off last season and strangle the opposition attack. Kane...
Cartilage Free Captain Aug 10, 2016

Wednesday Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links, August 10, 2016

It’s silly season in England. Easily forgotten Spurs goal of the day: Gareth Bale against Swansea (I love this one because we hardly ever talk about it as a great Bale goal, but it’s actually a very well-taken goal that requires wonderful touch and an ability to get the ball out of your feet quickly and generate a lot of power in tight quarters.) The big news of the day yesterday is that Everton sold John Stones to Manchester City for £47.5m and then turned around and spent £30m to bring Crystal palace winger Yannick Bolasie to Goodison. Put another way, Crystal Palace had a pretty...
The Short Fuse Aug 2, 2016

Cannon Fodder News and Links: Champions League and a private island

News and links for Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Gareth Bale hires £380,000 private island to propose to his high-school sweetheartGareth Bale capped off a summer to remember by proposing to his long-term girlfriend on a luxury Spanish island. Wolfsburg's Guilavogui fractures neck - bundesliga.comScary. Football clubs susceptible to guru thinking in the transfer market - ESPN FCFootball clubs are always looking for an edge but sometimes that search can cause problems. After all, there's no secret to the transfer market. Champions League attraction a thing of the past for signing players - ESPN...