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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Thursday, April 2

The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Thursday, April 2

Photo by Jon Buckle/EMPICS via Feud: Karim and Olivier Hello, all! Today, we’ve got former Tottenham winger Willem Korsten at the top. Also, for viewers of Tiger King, your connection between football and the show has arrived courtesy of retired MLS veteran Bobby Boswell. View this post on Instagram Took my mom here for her birthday in December 2009. #tigerking A post shared by Bobby Boswell (@bobbyboswell) on Apr 1, 2020 at 8:29am PDT Ramble of the Day We are a football-starved public, so what does a football-starved public get? Karim Benzema...
18 hours ago
Carty Free Article Bracket: the march to the Elite Eight

Carty Free Article Bracket: the march to the Elite Eight

Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Upsets in the bracket! Hey, we’re back! After a couple of days off for some extra voting, the Carty Free Article Bracket returns, and we’re heading towards the regional finals. As always, vote for your favorites in the polls below each matchup. Tom Carroll Memorial Regional SWEET SIXTEEN #1 — Sex, Drugs & Through-Balls: Life on the Road with Tom Carroll (Skipjack)vs.#4 — Introducing the Recurrently Generated Football League (Dustin) OK, real talk — if there’s a presumptive overall #1 seed it’s the Tom Carroll article. It’s...
19 hours ago
Harry Kane: void the season if not completed by July 1

Harry Kane: void the season if not completed by July 1

Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Harry has spoken! In case you missed it, Harry Kane recently did an Instagram Live video with Jaime Redknapp where he answered a lot of questions about his own recovery from injury, football in general, and his future. The headlines from that interview were all about his comments regarding whether he’s planning on staying at Tottenham Hotspur or if he’d consider leaving Spurs to seek trophies elsewhere, but there was another really interesting bit in there that got glossed over in the IS HARRY LEAVING talk. Specifically, Kane was asked what his...
Apr 1, 2020
The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Wednesday, April 1

The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Wednesday, April 1

Photo by Mike Egerton/EMPICS via Renner returns, but why? Hi, Hoddlers! Today, we have former Tottenham midfielder Andy Sinton at the top. Also, I keep forgetting to formally apologize to Ryan Reynolds for that ramble where I criticized 6 Underground because some of that money clearly went to good causes. You have my full permission to make bad movies if you give the money to some people in need. Ramble of the Day A couple of days ago, I informally pitched a bracket of cringeworthy celebrity content during the coronavirus pandemic. I knew not to rush the bracket because the celebrity...
Mar 31, 2020
Amid COVID-19 uncertainty, Tottenham’s newest financial report provides some stability

Amid COVID-19 uncertainty, Tottenham’s newest financial report provides some stability

Photo by Action Foto Sport/NurPhoto via Spurs’ immediate financial future is uncertain (as is everyone’s), but there’s no question that the club is on solid ground. Today, Tottenham Hotspur’s financial report for the 2018/19 season was finally made public. The timing could not have been worse. Almost simultaneously, Daniel Levy issued a separate announcement to cut all non-playing staff’s wages – Levy included – by 20% and force the British government, and therefore the British taxpayer, to foot at least some of the bill through the government’s furlough scheme. While...
Mar 31, 2020
Tottenham chairman cuts all non-playing staff wages by 20% due to pandemic

Tottenham chairman cuts all non-playing staff wages by 20% due to pandemic

Photo by Matthias Balk/picture alliance via Spurs are taking advantage of a government plan that will cover wages up to 80% of furloughed staff. Players, meanwhile, are still getting paid in full. Tottenham Hotspur have joined fellow Premier League club Newcastle United in choosing to cut the wages of its non-playing staff. According to a statement on Spurs’ website from chairman Daniel Levy, the club has cut the wages of 550 non-player staff by 20% for April and May, in some cases placing them on furlough, as a means of cutting costs in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which has...
Mar 31, 2020
The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Tuesday, March 31

The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Tuesday, March 31

Let’s rank Eric Dier’s hairstyles! Hey, everyone! You’re looking at Gary Doherty, who played for Tottenham from 2000 to 2004. Ramble of the Day Eric Dier has provided onlookers with many memorable moments over the years between scoring on his Tottenham debut and recently going into the stands to go after a person who was being a jerk to his brother. While we’ve gotten to know him since he joined the club in 2014 — he seems to like artichokes and definitely loves his dogs — there’s one thing we haven’t given Dier credit for: he’s the player on the roster that’s rotated...
Mar 30, 2020
Tottenham to use stadium as food distribution hub during COVID crisis

Tottenham to use stadium as food distribution hub during COVID crisis

Photo by TF-Images/ The club has volunteered use of its stadium in any way that would be helpful. Hard times are hard, but they also bring out the best from people sometimes. That includes football clubs. Today Tottenham Hotspur announced that they have volunteered the use of their new stadium as part of a country-wide effort to help those in need during the coronavirus pandemic. From today, our stadium is being used to support vulnerable individuals across our communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.#THFC ⚪️ #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (at ) (@SpursOfficial) March 30,...
Mar 30, 2020
The FA will not provide any bailout money for English women’s football

The FA will not provide any bailout money for English women’s football

Tottenham Hotspur Women’s Lucy Quinn in action against Coventry United. | Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Struggling WSL and FAWC clubs have been told to keep paying players and staff with a possible long delay forthcoming, and the FA isn’t providing any financial assistance. On Friday, the Premier League and EFL reiterated their determination to finish their respective seasons in spite of the coronavirus epidemic, no matter how long it takes — with some saying it could go into June. Women’s football in England is in the same situation, with a new report...
Mar 30, 2020
The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Monday, March 30

The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Monday, March 30

Not helping! Hi, everyone! Today we have former Tottenham midfielder Øyvind Leonhardsen at the top, and feel free to put in any more requests for lead images (because I’m going to run out this week). Ramble of the Day As we all deal with a pandemic, who could blame anyone for an attempt to comfort as many people as possible? At least I think that’s what Pitbull was trying with a video he posted Saturday on Twitter. Just know that I mean to do you no harm. Let’s show the world, how powerful it is when we come together to fight for one cause - that’s called life (I Believe We Will...
Mar 29, 2020
Carty Free Article Bracket — Redknapp Regional Round 2

Carty Free Article Bracket — Redknapp Regional Round 2

Football is still cancelled, so here’s a photo of Anthony Taylor walking his dog. | Photo by Clive Brunskill/ We will be down to 16 after today. Today we finish up Round 2 of the Carty Free Article Bracket, and we end with our heads virtually through a car window. The Redknapp Regional has some tasty matchups — hope you enjoy! Redknapp Regional SECOND ROUND #1 — Recurrently Generated Football League: Clood (Ben Daniels)vs.#9 — CFC Poetry Slam 9 — An Ode to Harry (Dustin) Poetry only advanced by three measly votes. Its reward: Clood. Poetry, as they say, is dead. #13 —...
Mar 29, 2020
Harry Kane says his Spurs future depends on whether team is progressing

Harry Kane says his Spurs future depends on whether team is progressing

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Harry drops a little bit of a warning shot about his time at Spurs. Harry Kane has spoken a few times about his desire to stay at Tottenham Hotspur for the long term, but he doesn’t sound as sure now. As the Premier League is still suspended due to the global coronavirus outbreak, Kane took part in an interview on Instagram with Sky Sports analyst Jamie Redknapp. A wide range of topics were covered in said interview, but none as interesting as Kane’s thoughts on what his future at Tottenham depends on. According to Kane, whether...
Mar 29, 2020
Tottenham’s Son, Bergwijn receive permission to return home during pandemic shutdown

Tottenham’s Son, Bergwijn receive permission to return home during pandemic shutdown

Photo by Visionhaus Just a short update on this Sunday morning — while all of Tottenham Hotspur’s players are at home sheltering in place and working out in their own personal gyms or rec rooms, two of Spurs’ attacking players have received permission to return to their home countries during the shutdown. Son Heung-Min and Steven Bergwijn have both received permission to return to South Korea and the Netherlands respectively, according to a release on Spurs’ website. Son has returned to Korea for “personal reasons” while Bergwijn has returned to Holland in anticipation of the...
Mar 28, 2020
Report: Premier League hopes to finish 2019-20 season starting in July

Report: Premier League hopes to finish 2019-20 season starting in July

Photo by ISABEL INFANTES/AFP via That’s probably the best of a whole host of bad options, and even then it’s a dicey proposition. The Premier League wants to finish the 2019-20 season in July, according to a new exclusive report in Football.London. According to the report, heads of the three governing bodies of English football met on Saturday via a conference call and hammered out a tentative plan to resume the Premier League season beginning in July, and finishing the nine remaining matches over a period of 4-6 weeks. The matches will take place behind closed doors, with minimal...
Mar 27, 2020
Premier League, EFL postponed through April 30 “at the earliest” as coronavirus sweeps globe

Premier League, EFL postponed through April 30 “at the earliest” as coronavirus sweeps globe

Photo Illustration by Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via The virus isn’t getting better, and the top four leagues of English football are moving the goalposts again. Football won’t be returning in England until at least the end of next month. That was the extent of a joint press release made by the Premier League, EFL, and the PFA after heads of all three organizations met today to discuss football’s plans during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Premier League, EFL and PFA agreed that difficult decisions will have to be taken in order to mitigate the economic impact...