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TOTW: Barton Ball Tickle, Half Way Line Shots and more

Not a bad week, not a great week, but a mediocre week for the Royals. Tweets of the Week, however, is as incredible as always.

Ben Hoskins

So, who remembers this lad? Our left back in 1913.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/OldRoyalsStuff">@OldRoyalsStuff</a> my great grandad George Horler who played left back for Reading in 1913 <a href="http://t.co/nLiDUx6VnM">pic.twitter.com/nLiDUx6VnM</a></p>&mdash; Mrs Axy (@AmzVP) <a href="https://twitter.com/AmzVP/statuses/398394644746477568">November 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Zonal Marking himself remembers something 'glorious'. Here at Tweets of the Week we're not convinced.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Reading v QPR on Sat. Remember when they played, knowing they&#39;d both be relegated with a draw, and the game finished 0-0? Glorious stuff.</p>&mdash; Michael Cox (@Zonal_Marking) <a href="https://twitter.com/Zonal_Marking/statuses/398506587561537536">November 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Pierce Sweeney thinks he's the hottest thing since sliced Channing Tatum.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Id say Channing Tatum&#39;s personality is 10/10...I beat him in looks he&#39;s probably an 8/10, I&#39;m 9/10... 😂😂😂</p>&mdash; Pierce Sweeney (@PierceSweeney1) <a href="https://twitter.com/PierceSweeney1/statuses/398558215493132288">November 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Redknapp salutes the Royals.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>HR: They will be bang there. Nigel has done a good job. <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC">@ReadingFC</a> is a real good football club and they will be in the promotion race.</p>&mdash; QPR FC (@OfficialQPR) <a href="https://twitter.com/OfficialQPR/statuses/398753127941545984">November 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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... And then the Royals and the Hoops salute the fallen.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>On Saturday, together, Reading Football Club and <a href="https://twitter.com/OfficialQPR">@OfficialQPR</a> will remember - <a href="http://t.co/y23aeiQ5ZP">http://t.co/y23aeiQ5ZP</a> <a href="http://t.co/176vcppPEZ">pic.twitter.com/176vcppPEZ</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/statuses/398757135774785537">November 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Impeccably observed silence for <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23RemembranceDay&amp;src=hash">#RemembranceDay</a> well done <a href="https://twitter.com/OfficialQPR">@OfficialQPR</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC">@ReadingFC</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23REAvsQPR&amp;src=hash">#REAvsQPR</a></p>&mdash; Akshay (@TheAkshayVara) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheAkshayVara/statuses/399148579844939777">November 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Inevitably the game was all about Barton. Oh, and McCleary.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Awesome! Joey Barton getting argy bargy with The Pog and coming off much worse. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23likerunningintoAfridgefreezer&amp;src=hash">#likerunningintoAfridgefreezer</a>!!</p>&mdash; Chez (@Starbuck999) <a href="https://twitter.com/Starbuck999/statuses/399160811413078017">November 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>What a great strike, McCleary picks the ball up 30 yards out and fires one into the bottom corner. Great goal <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23readingfc&amp;src=hash">#readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Charles Watts (@charles_watts) <a href="https://twitter.com/charles_watts/statuses/399168992985616384">November 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>YOU&#39;RE NOT FIT TO WEAR THE HOOOPS</p>&mdash; Daniel Jones (@Jones1871) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jones1871/statuses/399169125223649280">November 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Great strike from McCleary. If Barton had backed off any more he&#39;d have been buying hot dogs in the south stand. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23readingfc&amp;src=hash">#readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Stuart Roach (@Stuart_Roach) <a href="https://twitter.com/Stuart_Roach/statuses/399169354124001280">November 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>PHOTO: <a href="https://twitter.com/gmccleary12">@gmccleary12</a> celebrates scoring with a shirt for his newborn Macie Rose <a href="http://t.co/MTK77S8yio">pic.twitter.com/MTK77S8yio</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/statuses/399171041747947521">November 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Gunter!! Let it hit you man!! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23readingfc&amp;src=hash">#readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Jordo (@Jordo79) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jordo79/statuses/399172995891339264">November 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Good point. On another day. Could have been 3. Their keeper was outstanding. Get well soon amigo <a href="https://twitter.com/alefaurlin">@alefaurlin</a> <a href="http://t.co/Mt5aW7rCjC">pic.twitter.com/Mt5aW7rCjC</a></p>&mdash; Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) <a href="https://twitter.com/Joey7Barton/statuses/399197429620539393">November 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Outrage! ... Weird... Humorous... Hilarious!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Joey Barton being Joey Barton! <a href="http://t.co/LSeN2RH3S1">pic.twitter.com/LSeN2RH3S1</a></p>&mdash; TheSPORTBible (@TSBible) <a href="https://twitter.com/TSBible/statuses/399261614404169728">November 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>From before:&#10;&#10;As Danny Guthrie was injured on the floor, Joey Barton stood on his balls and wiggled his boot [Vine] <a href="http://t.co/UYZKYS5O2S">http://t.co/UYZKYS5O2S</a></p>&mdash; 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) <a href="https://twitter.com/101greatgoals/statuses/399314581740216321">November 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>For all the nuggets fretting over the ball massage I gave Guth. Needn&#39;t worry I&#39;ve check in with his misses, they are still in tact!</p>&mdash; Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) <a href="https://twitter.com/Joey7Barton/statuses/399507649576058880">November 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>We were just having a little fun, enjoying ourselves so too speak. Him probably more than me. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23balltickle&amp;src=hash">#balltickle</a></p>&mdash; Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) <a href="https://twitter.com/Joey7Barton/statuses/399508901135388673">November 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Big Hec didn't quite have the same week he had last week.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Wake up disappointed with that result and are second half performance and this pic sums up the ref👌great support👊 <a href="http://t.co/yhzWAF9ihp">pic.twitter.com/yhzWAF9ihp</a></p>&mdash; Michael Hector (@Big_Hec35) <a href="https://twitter.com/Big_Hec35/statuses/399473663474683904">November 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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THINK OF THE GOALS.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/A1F1E9">@A1F1E9</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/billysharp10">@billysharp10</a> sharing a thought before the game! So lucky to get this close haha ;) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC">@ReadingFC</a> 🇬🇧🇬🇧 <a href="http://t.co/A7u4sM3K7t">pic.twitter.com/A7u4sM3K7t</a></p>&mdash; Yasmin Browne (@YasminNatashaB) <a href="https://twitter.com/YasminNatashaB/statuses/399625884761870336">November 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Youngster D'Ath is baffled by Eminem's Rap God.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>How does he rap that quickly, got me baffled</p>&mdash; Lawson D&#39;Ath (@lawsondath92) <a href="https://twitter.com/lawsondath92/statuses/399665671988342784">November 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Halfway line shot bants.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>LOL who gassed <a href="https://twitter.com/TariqeFosu">@TariqeFosu</a> to shoot from halfway line 😂😂 my bro</p>&mdash; KBC (@Kurtis_Benji) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kurtis_Benji/statuses/400025122234318849">November 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/TariqeFosu">@TariqeFosu</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Kurtis_Benji">@Kurtis_Benji</a> I was in the same game , he shot and I was like..... <a href="http://t.co/ii9y98Uq4P">pic.twitter.com/ii9y98Uq4P</a></p>&mdash; Liam Kelly⚽ (@L_Kelly95) <a href="https://twitter.com/L_Kelly95/statuses/400026933737422848">November 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Youngster in Australia trained with none other than William Gallas. Wowza.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>First session with William Gallas today! Was quality, the guy&#39;s a legend <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23gallas&amp;src=hash">#gallas</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23perthgloryfc&amp;src=hash">#perthgloryfc</a></p>&mdash; Ryan Edwards (@redwards45) <a href="https://twitter.com/redwards45/statuses/400146234196779008">November 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Another loanee, Nick Arnold, had something to say before his team played Sw*nd*n.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>And I&#39;m sure a few of you wouldn&#39;t mind seeing us do Swindon over ;)</p>&mdash; Nick Arnold (@narnold10) <a href="https://twitter.com/narnold10/statuses/400251350195642368">November 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Gozie makes a loan move.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Good luck to <a href="https://twitter.com/gozie_ugwu9">@gozie_ugwu9</a>, who has joined Shrewsbury Town on a youth loan deal - full details: <a href="http://t.co/LcM6EfrDW5">http://t.co/LcM6EfrDW5</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/statuses/400980972872540161">November 14, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Gunter gets an unwanted wake up call.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC">@ReadingFC</a> this notification woke up me this morning .....😠 good stat though..</p>&mdash; Chris Gunter (@Chrisgunter16) <a href="https://twitter.com/Chrisgunter16/statuses/400987503429443584">November 14, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Gunnarsson returns! (Temporarily.)

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Gunnarsson is in town to do some coaching classes. Heads back to Iceland tomorrow to watch their big World Cup qualifier <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23readingfc&amp;src=hash">#readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Charles Watts (@charles_watts) <a href="https://twitter.com/charles_watts/statuses/401002243970699264">November 14, 2013</a></blockquote>

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