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Tweets of the Week: Having not had one since December 13, there are a lot of tweets to get through. Hoops gives it a go.

The Pog seems to be hitting some kind of form
The Pog seems to be hitting some kind of form
Bryn Lennon

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and everything else! It's been a while since our last Tweets of the Week, so let's get on with it.

Brian's tactics go under the microscope.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-in-reply-to="279273143955251200"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/royalhoops">royalhoops</a> Pretty sure the 4-4-2-whatever-happens storyline was done to death in Mike Bassett England Manager. Someone send Brian the DVD</p>&mdash; Dave Stevens (@shakefon) <a href="https://twitter.com/shakefon/status/279273412143239169" data-datetime="2012-12-13T17:15:44+00:00">December 13, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Commentator: "Well I don't know what Brian McDermott is writing down there..." His resignation letter with any luck <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23readingfc">#readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Dave Stevens (@shakefon) <a href="https://twitter.com/shakefon/status/280773518587723776" data-datetime="2012-12-17T20:36:38+00:00">December 17, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Whilst McDermott is also backed.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/royalhoops">royalhoops</a> Trust in McD; he's an intelligent manager and I say bring on the second half the season! Let's see if he can conjure up another</p>&mdash; Conor Watson (@conORRRR) <a href="https://twitter.com/conORRRR/status/279282084785315840" data-datetime="2012-12-13T17:50:12+00:00">December 13, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Oh, Brian's lost the dressing room.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-in-reply-to="279307557623980032"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/maffff">maffff</a> @<a href="https://twitter.com/tomprospect">tomprospect</a> Don't forget Federici as well. Plus Shorey blasting his team mates along with Tabb as well. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Teamspirit">#Teamspirit</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Readingfc">#Readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Alex Everson (@Readingfanman) <a href="https://twitter.com/Readingfanman/status/279319123211739136" data-datetime="2012-12-13T20:17:23+00:00">December 13, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I can live with a lack of quality but not a lack of effort....McDermott has clearly lost the dressing room, something is very very wrong.</p>&mdash; Daniel Chandler (@DanielWChandler) <a href="https://twitter.com/DanielWChandler/status/280775557497634816" data-datetime="2012-12-17T20:44:44+00:00">December 17, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Shorey, one of the Players of the Season until Harte's return to the side, was statistically brilliant.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Nicky Shorey: Has averaged more accurate crosses per game (3.5) than any other player with 2+ apps in Europe's top 5 leagues this season</p>&mdash; WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) <a href="https://twitter.com/WhoScored/status/279525456473116673" data-datetime="2012-12-14T09:57:16+00:00">December 14, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Whereas Reading, on the whole, were not.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Reading v Arsenal: fewest passes (4823) v most passes (9221) in PL <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23differenttake">#differenttake</a></p>&mdash; Alison Bender (@alibendertv) <a href="https://twitter.com/alibendertv/status/279577684944756737" data-datetime="2012-12-14T13:24:49+00:00">December 14, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>306 - Reading have now faced more shots at goal than any other side in the top five European leagues this season. Leaky.</p>&mdash; OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) <a href="https://twitter.com/OptaJoe/status/280785359091138563" data-datetime="2012-12-17T21:23:41+00:00">December 17, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Oh, and Reading were bottom of the league. For a while.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>We are bottom! Thoroughly deserved lads, well done! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Readingfc">#Readingfc</a></p>&mdash; яєвєccα ♥ (@_Rebecca_Louise) <a href="https://twitter.com/_Rebecca_Louise/status/279996504859607040" data-datetime="2012-12-15T17:09:03+00:00">December 15, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Brian McDermott hit his third anniversary as Reading manager. The official site big him up.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>In 1095 days he's taken <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23readingfc">#readingfc</a> to 2 FA Cup quarter finals, a playoff final and a Championship title! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23readingfc">#readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/status/280249914473185281" data-datetime="2012-12-16T09:56:01+00:00">December 16, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Brian's win percentage in English football is ahead of hugely respected names such as Alan Pardew, Harry Redknapp and David Moyes <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23readingfc">#readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/status/280250166118846466" data-datetime="2012-12-16T09:57:01+00:00">December 16, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Whilst Sean Morrison shows us that contrary to popular belief that he is a machine, he is in fact human.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>U lay any type of edible food on Jess ennis's abs I'm licking it clean off! Kind of love you a little bit a lot jess! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23bodofdoom">#bodofdoom</a></p>&mdash; sean morrison (@seanmorrison_91) <a href="https://twitter.com/seanmorrison_91/status/280420148500893696" data-datetime="2012-12-16T21:12:28+00:00">December 16, 2012</a></blockquote>

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And also a little crazy.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>If bradley wiggs doesn't win this I'm gonna choke slam myself through the coffee table! Coolest dude ever! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23flameysideburns">#flameysideburns</a></p>&mdash; sean morrison (@seanmorrison_91) <a href="https://twitter.com/seanmorrison_91/status/280434690488410112" data-datetime="2012-12-16T22:10:15+00:00">December 16, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Meanwhile, people are drawing pics of the #cerealquest defender.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/seanmorrison_91">seanmorrison_91</a> RT for this pic i drew of you??? <a href="http://t.co/VoVjv62O" title="http://yfrog.com/od2owvfxj">yfrog.com/od2owvfxj</a></p>&mdash; patrick (@PatrickHull10) <a href="https://twitter.com/PatrickHull10/status/280686140086956032" data-datetime="2012-12-17T14:49:25+00:00">December 17, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/seanmorrison_91">seanmorrison_91</a> RT for this pic we drew of you? <a href="http://t.co/7L5e3EZ9" title="http://twitter.com/MirrorFootball/status/280688426699862016/photo/1">twitter.com/MirrorFootball…</a></p>&mdash; MirrorFootball (@MirrorFootball) <a href="https://twitter.com/MirrorFootball/status/280688426699862016" data-datetime="2012-12-17T14:58:31+00:00">December 17, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/seanmorrison_91">seanmorrison_91</a> Hi Sean. Please RT this picture I did of you. You're my fave player btw (after Sal Bibbo) <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23readingfc">#readingfc</a> <a href="http://t.co/antTyrnp" title="http://twitter.com/Royal_Kingsley/status/280696914771591168/photo/1">twitter.com/Royal_Kingsley…</a></p>&mdash; Royal_Kingsley(@Royal_Kingsley) <a href="https://twitter.com/Royal_Kingsley/status/280696914771591168" data-datetime="2012-12-17T15:32:14+00:00">December 17, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Chanting banter.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>At the Madejski. Arsenal fans sing: '4-0 &amp; you fucked it up', Reading fans respond: 'Bradford &amp; you fucked it up” Banter.</p>&mdash; Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys) <a href="https://twitter.com/FootballFunnys/status/280766701484777472" data-datetime="2012-12-17T20:09:32+00:00">December 17, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Reading were the brunt of some jokes following the Arsenal thrashing.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Watching Reading play football is like watching my Nan trying to play FIFA.</p>&mdash; Mario Balotelli (@MarioBaloltelli) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarioBaloltelli/status/280780115204517889" data-datetime="2012-12-17T21:02:50+00:00">December 17, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>A giant Viagra pill would have trouble keeping <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Readingfc">#Readingfc</a> up. Although it would help with the rogering we get each week.</p>&mdash; Niall P (@N1ALLP) <a href="https://twitter.com/N1ALLP/status/280810062069501953" data-datetime="2012-12-17T23:01:50+00:00">December 17, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Positivity slips.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I was so optimistic at the start of the season. Silly old me !</p>&mdash; Arron Dempsey (@ArronDempers) <a href="https://twitter.com/ArronDempers/status/280806244107825152" data-datetime="2012-12-17T22:46:40+00:00">December 17, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>A lot of fans forget that this will still be the 3rd most successful season in the clubs history in terms of league position <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23readingfc">#readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Erik Orrgarde (@Orrgarde) <a href="https://twitter.com/Orrgarde/status/280807042095136768" data-datetime="2012-12-17T22:49:50+00:00">December 17, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>A man in front of me when boos started 'Shut up. We shouldn't even be here so enjoy it while we are.' And I couldn't agree more <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23readingfc">#readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Tom Hearn (@hearn161) <a href="https://twitter.com/hearn161/status/281007380441993216" data-datetime="2012-12-18T12:05:55+00:00">December 18, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Dear Leigertwood, learn to pass, Regards, Reading Fans.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Pecking order for <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23readingfc">#readingfc</a> midfield on Sat: Bryn &gt; Guthrie &gt; an injured Karacan &gt; James Harper &gt; Andy Hughes &gt; me &gt; nobody &gt; Leigertwood.</p>&mdash; Matt Williams (@mattwilliams100) <a href="https://twitter.com/mattwilliams100/status/280810477880238080" data-datetime="2012-12-17T23:03:29+00:00">December 17, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Whilst Gary Neville shines with some defensive analysis on Sky Sports.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Gary Neville: 'I'm getting bored pointing out Reading's defensive errors' Ouch!</p>&mdash; Michael Wade (@mikewadeESPN) <a href="https://twitter.com/mikewadeESPN/status/281012366362169344" data-datetime="2012-12-18T12:25:43+00:00">December 18, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Think Reading fans owe @<a href="https://twitter.com/gnev2">gnev2</a> a thank you, 1 goal conceded in the last 3 games since his analysis on the defence issues . <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23readingfc">#readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Stuart (@StuartFenton17) <a href="https://twitter.com/StuartFenton17/status/285070460742430721" data-datetime="2012-12-29T17:11:08+00:00">December 29, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Jimmy Kebe, he might not talk much but when he does he does it good.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/jkebe">jkebe</a> attacks AZ and asks him " I think he has the money ....Where is the money ? " <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23readingfc">#readingfc</a><a href="http://t.co/53VUFUB9" title="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pb3JyWH2cXU">youtube.com/watch?v=pb3JyW…</a></p>&mdash; Paul (@Royaltypoints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Royaltypoints/status/281023936555257856" data-datetime="2012-12-18T13:11:42+00:00">December 18, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>He says what he wants, he says what he waaaaaaants, he's Jimmy Kebe, he says what he wants... Thank god someone's honest! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23readingfc">#readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Lea (@leannekelly86) <a href="https://twitter.com/leannekelly86/status/281034448823283713" data-datetime="2012-12-18T13:53:28+00:00">December 18, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Meanwhile, Pog has hit... the target. Yes, he's scored.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>So I asked Pogrebnyak to talk me through his goal "Collins gave me the ball, I scored" <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23succinct">#succinct</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23readingfc">#readingfc</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23whufc">#whufc</a></p>&mdash; Jacqui Oatley (@JacquiOatley) <a href="https://twitter.com/JacquiOatley/status/285077016808673281" data-datetime="2012-12-29T17:37:11+00:00">December 29, 2012</a></blockquote>

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New Year, new signings!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I am seeing that Reading may be close to signing Sporting Lisbon centre half Daniel Carriço. The 24 year-old is versatile - can also play DM</p>&mdash; Pedro Pinto (@pedrocnn) <a href="https://twitter.com/pedrocnn/status/285742635329679360" data-datetime="2012-12-31T13:42:07+00:00">December 31, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Wow, Reading have signed Daniel Carrico. 24, good player!</p>&mdash; Andre Mitrovski (@AaronLennon10) <a href="https://twitter.com/AaronLennon10/status/285813801000001536" data-datetime="2012-12-31T18:24:54+00:00">December 31, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>We've agreed to sign the CAPTAIN of SPORTING LISBON?! Amazing!!! Welcome to <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23readingfc">#readingfc</a> Daniel Carrico</p>&mdash; Tom Light (@TomLightRFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/TomLightRFC/status/285815139511455744" data-datetime="2012-12-31T18:30:14+00:00">December 31, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>When Anton told McDermott we needed 'Hope' to stay in the Premier League this season, I think he misunderstood! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23readingfc">#readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Dominique Gilbert (@dom_gilbert) <a href="https://twitter.com/dom_gilbert/status/288627316995805184" data-datetime="2013-01-08T12:44:49+00:00">January 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Signing off with Morro, there's a birthday cake picture. With some man love.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>People asking about the cake on this marvellous day! Heeere we are!! Me and @<a href="https://twitter.com/jemkaracan4">jemkaracan4</a> ... jems a bit skinny <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23manlove">#manlove</a> <a href="http://t.co/ZcB8h5nG" title="http://twitter.com/seanmorrison_91/status/288692293114949632/photo/1">twitter.com/seanmorrison_9…</a></p>&mdash; sean morrison (@seanmorrison_91) <a href="https://twitter.com/seanmorrison_91/status/288692293114949632" data-datetime="2013-01-08T17:03:01+00:00">January 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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