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TOTW: Negativity, negativity, negativity...

There's not much going on in the twittersphere for Reading fans - except negativity. Any positivity gets squashed like a bug. So, let's enjoy the muck we find ourselves in with the best of the week. (Sorta.)

Sunderland (and Fletcher) ripped the Royals apart on Tuesday
Sunderland (and Fletcher) ripped the Royals apart on Tuesday
Stu Forster

Well, are you ready? This could be a tough read if you've got your rose-tinted glasses on. If you're in a negative mindset, though, you're not alone.

Quick little update on #cerealquest by the injured Titan that is Sean Morrison.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The crunch of the little nuggets as you bite into them and the flavour of the luscious milk! BAFFLING! Best yet! ... 4/5 <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23cerealquest">#cerealquest</a></p>&mdash; sean morrison (@seanmorrison_91) <a href="https://twitter.com/seanmorrison_91/status/276992654947020800" data-datetime="2012-12-07T10:12:49+00:00">December 7, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Whilst before the Southampton game, there was slight positivity. Or hope.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Yep that video of our epic 3-1 beating to <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23SaintsFC">#SaintsFC</a> last season is getting watched <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23bouncewatch">#bouncewatch</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23readingfc">#readingfc</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23stillrattled">#stillrattled</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23staylucky">#staylucky</a></p>&mdash; Matt Harden (@MattHarden86) <a href="https://twitter.com/MattHarden86/status/277102454372454402" data-datetime="2012-12-07T17:29:08+00:00">December 7, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Whilst youngster Dominic Samuel makes his bench debut.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>On the bench, young Academy graduate striker Dominic Samuel is named amongst the substitutes in place of the injured Pogrebnyak <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23readingfc">#readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/status/277413275342340096" data-datetime="2012-12-08T14:04:13+00:00">December 8, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Let the negativity fester...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>We really need a win today. Lose and we could be cut adrift at the bottom of the table. Massive game. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23readingfc">#readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Dan Tanner (@DesignsDan) <a href="https://twitter.com/DesignsDan/status/277425514778603521" data-datetime="2012-12-08T14:52:51+00:00">December 8, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-in-reply-to="277439882861895680"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/maffff">maffff</a> this is textbook last season reading for me, soaking up pressure hopefully danger from set pieces and quick counters</p>&mdash; Stephen Dakin (@stephendakin9) <a href="https://twitter.com/stephendakin9/status/277440161015541760" data-datetime="2012-12-08T15:51:03+00:00">December 8, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Relegation party! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23readingfc">#readingfc</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23negativity">#negativity</a></p>&mdash; Jessica Charman (@jesscharman) <a href="https://twitter.com/jesscharman/status/277447159891230720" data-datetime="2012-12-08T16:18:52+00:00">December 8, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Love to know how many <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23readingfc">#readingfc</a> fans are confident about staying up? You can only be positivefor so long..</p>&mdash; Scott Sandover (@ScottSandover) <a href="https://twitter.com/ScottSandover/status/277447570077405184" data-datetime="2012-12-08T16:20:30+00:00">December 8, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Oh here we bloody go again, lets put McAnuff in the middle when you've got Guthrie on the bench <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23nowords">#nowords</a></p>&mdash; TheTilehurstEnd (@TheTilehurstEnd) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheTilehurstEnd/status/277448951316234240" data-datetime="2012-12-08T16:25:59+00:00">December 8, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23readingfc">#readingfc</a> absolutely clueless. Another lacklustre performance, can't defend, can't pass, can't score, no creativity, absolute shite!!</p>&mdash; Dom(@doms_hand1871) <a href="https://twitter.com/doms_hand1871/status/277455104519585792" data-datetime="2012-12-08T16:50:26+00:00">December 8, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Wait! Some positivity! (Sorta.)

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I've found a <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23ReadingFC">#ReadingFC</a> positive: by this time next year, we'll have more than one league win. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Championship">#Championship</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23URZ">#URZ</a></p>&mdash; Brian Lawton (@MrBLawton) <a href="https://twitter.com/MrBLawton/status/277457914380296192" data-datetime="2012-12-08T17:01:36+00:00">December 8, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Premier League Survival - 29 points from 23 games is still achievable but things need to change fast! @<a href="https://twitter.com/readingfc">readingfc</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23readingfc">#readingfc</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23urzzz">#urzzz</a></p>&mdash; JAMES (@B3rt1e) <a href="https://twitter.com/B3rt1e/status/277474402843652096" data-datetime="2012-12-08T18:07:07+00:00">December 8, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Forgotten man Danny Guthrie gets in on the negativity.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>So disappointed and disheartened</p>&mdash; danny guthrie (@dannyguthrie20) <a href="https://twitter.com/dannyguthrie20/status/277465861286137857" data-datetime="2012-12-08T17:33:11+00:00">December 8, 2012</a></blockquote>

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McDermott is questioned...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I'm yet to hear BM say "We want to stay up" - @<a href="https://twitter.com/timdellor">timdellor</a> is right he doesn't seem to get the seriousness of the situation we are in!!!</p>&mdash; Jordan Norris (@Jordynorr1s) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jordynorr1s/status/277470963522736129" data-datetime="2012-12-08T17:53:27+00:00">December 8, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Asked Brian McDermott whether <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23readingfc">#readingfc</a> could stay up: "Time will tell", was his response. Hardly a ringing endorsement for his players.</p>&mdash; Nabil Hassan (@NabilHassan79) <a href="https://twitter.com/NabilHassan79/status/277500310036037633" data-datetime="2012-12-08T19:50:04+00:00">December 8, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Whoops, Danny Guthrie, disgusted with the Southampton result, changes his Twitter bio to remove the #readingfc relation.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>LOL! So @<a href="https://twitter.com/dannyguthrie20">dannyguthrie20</a> had the fans on his side there for all of about 45 minutes til that Bio change! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23whoops">#whoops</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23readingfc">#readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Brian Davis (@BrianDavisSFG) <a href="https://twitter.com/BrianDavisSFG/status/277473059521302528" data-datetime="2012-12-08T18:01:47+00:00">December 8, 2012</a></blockquote>

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January looms, and Royals fans everywhere have everything crossed that McDermott can bring out a few miracle signings.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Brian McDermott on transfer window: "We're always looking for new players, we have a scouting system &amp; we'll see what happens in January."</p>&mdash; Nabil Hassan (@NabilHassan79) <a href="https://twitter.com/NabilHassan79/status/277486802435190784" data-datetime="2012-12-08T18:56:23+00:00">December 8, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23readingfc">#readingfc</a> join case to sign cash strapped Osasuna's French Defensive midfielder<a href="http://t.co/SxRR93jv" title="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2246671/Aston-Villa-Newcastle-Reading-keen-Osasunas-Raoul-Loe.html">dailymail.co.uk/sport/football…</a></p>&mdash; Paul (@Royaltypoints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Royaltypoints/status/278867641924452354" data-datetime="2012-12-12T14:23:21+00:00">December 12, 2012</a></blockquote>

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That's right fella, stick your neck out and support McDermott. Good on you.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I really rate Madejski, done so much for the club. Great support for McDermott. That's what we need to turn our season around <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23readingfc">#readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Matt Hicks (@MattHicks51) <a href="https://twitter.com/MattHicks51/status/278115642207502336" data-datetime="2012-12-10T12:35:10+00:00">December 10, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Ah. This is... Distressing.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>9 - Reading’s total of nine points from 15 games is five fewer than at this stage in 2007-08 when they were relegated. Mire.</p>&mdash; OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) <a href="https://twitter.com/OptaJoe/status/278465893535723522" data-datetime="2012-12-11T11:46:57+00:00">December 11, 2012</a></blockquote>

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The bench at Sunderland was horrendous, with even Brynaldo managing to get on.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>If he wasn't on loan I'd much rather have D'Ath on the bench than Gunnarsson tbqh <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23ReadingFC">#ReadingFC</a></p>&mdash; Simeon F.W. Pickup (@BucksRoyal) <a href="https://twitter.com/BucksRoyal/status/278576434518315008" data-datetime="2012-12-11T19:06:12+00:00">December 11, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>If Guthrie isn't injured then WHAT THE FUCK is going on?</p>&mdash; Ashley Oram (@ashlaar62) <a href="https://twitter.com/ashlaar62/status/278576591297208320" data-datetime="2012-12-11T19:06:49+00:00">December 11, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Can see Guthrie handing in a transfer request <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23ReadingFC">#ReadingFC</a></p>&mdash; Jack Simpson (@jacksimpson1996) <a href="https://twitter.com/jacksimpson1996/status/278576681860599808" data-datetime="2012-12-11T19:07:11+00:00">December 11, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Off with his head!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Confidence has gone, no passion..No PL quality..Tactics are poor. I will be surprised if McDermott is our manager come Monday.</p>&mdash; Andrew(@TheWearing) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheWearing/status/278598358485065728" data-datetime="2012-12-11T20:33:19+00:00">December 11, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-in-reply-to="278578466843156480"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/royalhoops">royalhoops</a> I'm trying really hard to not jump on the Brian-bashing bandwagon, but it's starting to get difficult.</p>&mdash; Darren Wright (@DarrenW_86) <a href="https://twitter.com/DarrenW_86/status/278578759760748544" data-datetime="2012-12-11T19:15:26+00:00">December 11, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Way out of his depth, win lose or draw tonight he must go.</p>&mdash; Steve Guscott (@SteveG1871) <a href="https://twitter.com/SteveG1871/status/278580163904675840" data-datetime="2012-12-11T19:21:01+00:00">December 11, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Something needs to change, playing style, manager, players, SOMETHING! long balls, BM and CM all a problem, safety slipping away<a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23readingfc">#readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Taylor Cornish (@T_Cornish) <a href="https://twitter.com/T_Cornish/status/278628599521738752" data-datetime="2012-12-11T22:33:29+00:00">December 11, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Excuses, excuses...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>LOL, <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23SSN">#SSN</a> reporter at the game just said "southern" teams sometimes can't acclimatise.... <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23anyexcusewilldo">#anyexcusewilldo</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23softsoutherners">#softsoutherners</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23readingfc">#readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Ryan Swann (@RSwanny) <a href="https://twitter.com/RSwanny/status/278589577659301890" data-datetime="2012-12-11T19:58:25+00:00">December 11, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>McCarthy, Gunter, Mariappa, Morrison, Robson-Kanu, Guthrie, Jem, Kebe, Roberts &amp; Pog. That's a almost a whole team that have been injured.</p>&mdash; TheTilehurstEnd (@TheTilehurstEnd) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheTilehurstEnd/status/278750840871845888" data-datetime="2012-12-12T06:39:14+00:00">December 12, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Oh look, a positive chant!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>We're not Real Madrid. We're not Ipswich Town. We've been shit all season and that's why we're going down!!<a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23readingfc">#readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Luke Massey (@Luke_Massey) <a href="https://twitter.com/Luke_Massey/status/278592287230021634" data-datetime="2012-12-11T20:09:11+00:00">December 11, 2012</a></blockquote>

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(I lied.)

The few hundred who made the journey made a fair bit of noise. Good on them.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Reading away support in fine voice tonight</p>&mdash; Phil Reader (@PhilBert1871) <a href="https://twitter.com/PhilBert1871/status/278592656844664833" data-datetime="2012-12-11T20:10:40+00:00">December 11, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Good noise from our fans.</p>&mdash; Hazza C (@HarrietRFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/HarrietRFC/status/278592747882049537" data-datetime="2012-12-11T20:11:01+00:00">December 11, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Ah, Sw*ndon. At least we're better than Sw*ndon. Right?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>RT @<a href="https://twitter.com/readingfc">readingfc</a>: Hunt shields the ball and tees up Tabb who... Fuck it, even we agree this is shit. Probably best if you go support Swindon.</p>&mdash; Tokyo Sex Whale (@Tokyo_Sex_Whale) <a href="https://twitter.com/Tokyo_Sex_Whale/status/278595405275611136" data-datetime="2012-12-11T20:21:35+00:00">December 11, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Reading aren't a team to watch sober anymore.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Anybody who intends on watching the remaining <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23readingfc">#readingfc</a> games sober this season deserves a pride of Britain award</p>&mdash; Ryan Rolfe (@Ryanrolfe1988) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ryanrolfe1988/status/278598120483459073" data-datetime="2012-12-11T20:32:22+00:00">December 11, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Good half from <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23safc">#safc</a>. Took command, attacked with pace, great finishes. Reading rather pathetic! Sorry @<a href="https://twitter.com/jonnyfordham">jonnyfordham</a></p>&mdash; Simon Bird (@simonbirdmirror) <a href="https://twitter.com/simonbirdmirror/status/278600294563184640" data-datetime="2012-12-11T20:41:01+00:00">December 11, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Let's not forget we are playing a rubbish team lacking in confidence. Holy crap this is bad.</p>&mdash; Steve Morris (@106points) <a href="https://twitter.com/106points/status/278600617189060609" data-datetime="2012-12-11T20:42:17+00:00">December 11, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Has anyone taken the time to think about McDermott's feelings?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>You've got to remember (and what most people don't even know) McDermott's been at the club for a decade, it's killing him to see us fail.</p>&mdash; Ben Faulkner (@gnomioo) <a href="https://twitter.com/gnomioo/status/278625765791256576" data-datetime="2012-12-11T22:22:13+00:00">December 11, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Let's start a new hashtag... #DannyDrama.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Sky sources: Reading have fined Danny Guthrie two weeks' wages for refusing to travel to Sunderland. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23SSN">#SSN</a></p>&mdash; Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/SkySportsNews/status/278916858172817408" data-datetime="2012-12-12T17:38:55+00:00">December 12, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-in-reply-to="278581032746352642"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/readingfc__news">readingfc__news</a> rubbish. Guthrie is at home on Xbox live....injured.</p>&mdash; Alex Luke (@Dr_Exodus) <a href="https://twitter.com/Dr_Exodus/status/278583546401148928" data-datetime="2012-12-11T19:34:27+00:00">December 11, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Danny Guthrie's head ain't right perhaps trying getting a real job where u don't get paidif u don't turn up like the rest of us</p>&mdash; Johnny Hunt (@Huntyroyal) <a href="https://twitter.com/Huntyroyal/status/278626801062907904" data-datetime="2012-12-11T22:26:20+00:00">December 11, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>To all those slating Guthrie, I would say wait until you heard the full story not a 1 minute interview from an under pressure manager.</p>&mdash; Steve Guscott (@SteveG1871) <a href="https://twitter.com/SteveG1871/status/278801906799869952" data-datetime="2012-12-12T10:02:09+00:00">December 12, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes. - Winston Churchill</p>&mdash; danny guthrie (@dannyguthrie20) <a href="https://twitter.com/dannyguthrie20/status/278965737362710528" data-datetime="2012-12-12T20:53:09+00:00">December 12, 2012</a></blockquote>

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We'll try to end on a positive. Former Royals favourite Phil Parkinson pulled off a miracle against Arsenal. Maybe we could ask him to talk to Brian...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Fair play Bradford, gotta love Parky!!</p>&mdash; Dom(@doms_hand1871) <a href="https://twitter.com/doms_hand1871/status/278626455217389569" data-datetime="2012-12-11T22:24:58+00:00">December 11, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>League Two Bradford knock Premier League Arsenal out of the Capital One Cup on penalties. Bradford in the semi-final - superb achievement.</p>&mdash; Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) <a href="https://twitter.com/philmcnulty/status/278626503116353537" data-datetime="2012-12-11T22:25:09+00:00">December 11, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Time to become a Bradford fan I think!</p>&mdash; Megan Douglas (@MeganDouglasx) <a href="https://twitter.com/MeganDouglasx/status/278626787691470848" data-datetime="2012-12-11T22:26:17+00:00">December 11, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Reading players, take a look at Bradford. Not the best players but they've bags of effort, desire, no fear and pride in their shirt/club!</p>&mdash; Richard Langley (@simply_langers) <a href="https://twitter.com/simply_langers/status/278626960530350080" data-datetime="2012-12-11T22:26:58+00:00">December 11, 2012</a></blockquote>

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