Sport: The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links for Friday, November 12

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester United result: Cristiano Ronaldo gets goal, assist in 3-0 win vs. Spurs

  Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester United result: Cristiano Ronaldo gets goal, assist in 3-0 win vs. Spurs Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly has three games to save his job and thanks to a change of formation he saw Manchester United win the first one, earn a convincing 3-0 win at Tottenham.Manchester United fielded a 3-5-2 formation which gave the Red Devils the defensive solidity they've been lacking in recent matches. The shutout win was only the second of the season and the first since Aug. 29. Tottenham didn't register a single shot on goal and the return from injury of Man United center back Raphael Varane didn't hurt: He had more clearances (6) than any other player on the field.

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At the top today is midfielder Maéva Clemaron.

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Every week is food week for the Hoddle, but I will wrap up this food week with a tie to football. Antonio Conte truly exudes the vibes of a big shot coming in to save a struggling team, ready to correct the structural failures he sees in front of him. I think he’s starting to do a good job of selling himself that way, too — check out these carefully picked photographs of him at training.

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Reports: Tottenham close to signing Antonio Conte after dismissal of Nuno Espirito Santo

  Reports: Tottenham close to signing Antonio Conte after dismissal of Nuno Espirito Santo It appears Tottenham already have a replacement in mind after the club dismissed former manager Nuno Espirito Santo after a 3-0 loss to Manchester United over the weekend.It appears Tottenham already have a replacement in mind.

The task ahead of Conte is, by most measurements, a large one and probably requires a wide-ranging approach. According to The Athletic, one part of Spurs’ big reset is Conte cutting ketchup and mayonnaise out of the players’ diet. Ketchup in particular seems to be one of those things that managers just might hate, something that slowly chips away at the holistic actions of being an elite athlete.

It feels like the results are mixed here; good and bad managers have opted for or against ketchup. Perhaps the two most successful managers on this list are Conte and Arsène Wenger, and they are officially anti-ketchup. It might be the most convincing argument against ketchup for professional footballers, but it’s worth remembering that this is an extremely small sample size.

The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links for Thursday, November 4

  The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links for Thursday, November 4 the Expectation-Embarrassment Index is backAt the top today is defender Ashleigh Neville.

I’m curious about how other managers in the Premier League feel about ketchup — it would be a fun way to increase the sample size, and maybe then compare it by results if one acquires enough data. (In all seriousness, it’s probably up to dietitians to tell us whether or not ketchup should be banned for these footballers.)

I just find it fascinating that ketchup might be a lightning rod issue amongst football managers, and by the idea that they might debate it if they ever got together.

tl;dr: Antonio Conte has a big repair job at Spurs, and apparently banning ketchup is part of it. Also, apparently ketchup is a lightning rod issue for managers!

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Links of the Day

PSG’s Aminata Diallo was released from police custody without charges in relation to an attack on teammate Kheira Hamraoui.

Everton vs Tottenham: How to watch, stream live, TV, team news, start time, odds, prediction

  Everton vs Tottenham: How to watch, stream live, TV, team news, start time, odds, prediction Will Antonio Conte get off to a winning start in his Premier League return, or will Rafa Benitez right his own wayward ship?EVERTON vs TOTTENHAM STREAM LIVE

Brazil qualified for the 2022 World Cup.

MLS suspended Real Salt Lake’s Andrew Putna for using derogatory language regarding a teammate’s nationality.

Aston Villa hired Steven Gerrard as the team’s new manager.

Nine men will appear in court early next year after being accused of singing racist songs ahead of the Old Firm in August.

A longer read: Grant Wahl on his trip to Transnistria, the unrecognized breakaway state and home of FC Sheriff for his Substack

Burnley vs Tottenham: How to watch, stream live, TV, team news, start time, odds, prediction .
Sunday's trip to Turf Moor will be a big opportunity for Tottenham to show improvement under Conte.BURNLEY vs TOTTENHAM STREAM LIVE

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