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TOTW: The Christmas Period

Catch up on all the best tweets from the past three weeks, as Reading fans, players and staff have been immersing themselves in the Twittersphere.

Thumbs up from Madejski: but is all rosy?
Thumbs up from Madejski: but is all rosy?
Clive Mason

Christmas was approaching, so of course it's time for some dress-up.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Oh what fun it is to see Reading win away! <a href="http://t.co/3ZhVI8xsuw">pic.twitter.com/3ZhVI8xsuw</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/statuses/411971312417251328">December 14, 2013</a></blockquote>

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A waterlogged pitch ruins the U21 game. Sad youngster face.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>“<a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC">@ReadingFC</a>: Under 21s Update: Tonight&#39;s U21s clash with West Ham at the Camrose has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch” gutted 😡</p>&mdash; Aaron Kuhl (@Aaron_Kuhl) <a href="https://twitter.com/Aaron_Kuhl/statuses/412561798030954496">December 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Can&#39;t believe the games been called off against west ham tonight 😢</p>&mdash; Niall Keown (@Niallkeown) <a href="https://twitter.com/Niallkeown/statuses/412561822542495744">December 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Morro is in rehab. Fingers crossed.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Knee is healing very well 😅🙌☺️...keep going with rehab ! Hopefully be outside running at new year !</p>&mdash; sean morrison (@seanmorrison_91) <a href="https://twitter.com/seanmorrison_91/statuses/412895324236431360">December 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Only 4 clubs have hooped shirts. #unique

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TuesdayTrivia&amp;src=hash">#TuesdayTrivia</a> answer: 4 clubs have hooped home shirts - well done if you got them. <a href="https://twitter.com/JamesWhaling">@JamesWhaling</a> takes the win! <a href="http://t.co/Atuy9ujSkC">pic.twitter.com/Atuy9ujSkC</a></p>&mdash; The Football League (@football_league) <a href="https://twitter.com/football_league/statuses/412967023748988929">December 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Oh, the memories.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Elm Park <a href="http://t.co/s0T1vxTgKP">http://t.co/s0T1vxTgKP</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/statuses/413067775511629824">December 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

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January looms.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>It&#39;s nearly January-which means its that time of year again..yep,he&#39;s been spotted outside the stadium <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23readingfc&amp;src=hash">#readingfc</a> <a href="http://t.co/jG9qSTgVAl">pic.twitter.com/jG9qSTgVAl</a></p>&mdash; Carl (@RFCNeville) <a href="https://twitter.com/RFCNeville/statuses/413248897662730241">December 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Fordham be trollin'. (Or, one of his chums was.)

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>OK Tweeps, it&#39;s confession time. I&#39;ve finally had enough of Reading. Who should I support instead? I&#39;m leaning towards Arsenal. Thoughts?</p>&mdash; Jonny Fordham (@JonnyFordham) <a href="https://twitter.com/JonnyFordham/statuses/413652629269405697">December 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Hahaha - seems I left my Twitter account logged on - I will find the culprit - clearly a Gooner. . . .</p>&mdash; Jonny Fordham (@JonnyFordham) <a href="https://twitter.com/JonnyFordham/statuses/413659394144882690">December 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Morrison. In with the cool kids.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>S/O <a href="https://twitter.com/seanmorrison_91">@seanmorrison_91</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HopeAkpan">@HopeAkpan</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/NathanByrne_">@NathanByrne_</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/s_cummings89">@s_cummings89</a> coming down to the <a href="https://twitter.com/FRESHEGOKIDLTD">@FRESHEGOKIDLTD</a> Xmas Party 👊 <a href="http://t.co/cgP1hY8i9T">pic.twitter.com/cgP1hY8i9T</a></p>&mdash; Marvin Morgan (@MarvinNMorgan) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarvinNMorgan/statuses/413676942890913792">December 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Just how are Martin and Niall related?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>“<a href="https://twitter.com/rustyroyale">@rustyroyale</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/martinkeown5">@martinkeown5</a> any on the pitch similarities between <a href="https://twitter.com/Niallkeown">@Niallkeown</a> &amp; yourself?” He&#39;s a lot better looking and quicker than me!</p>&mdash; Martin Keown (@martinkeown5) <a href="https://twitter.com/martinkeown5/statuses/413682555200995328">December 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Ah, Christmas puns.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC">@ReadingFC</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/football_league">@football_league</a> Pavel EggNognyak <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23FestiveFootballers&amp;src=hash">#FestiveFootballers</a></p>&mdash; Jon Benham (@jonb102) <a href="https://twitter.com/jonb102/statuses/414003881321177088">December 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Le Fondre (we'll come to him), tweets a cartoon. Yep. Really.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>“<a href="https://twitter.com/LuFundrePls">@LuFundrePls</a>: Y r yu impersenayting me? <a href="https://twitter.com/A1F1E9">@A1F1E9</a>”because it seems like the cool thing to do</p>&mdash; Adam Le Fondre (@A1F1E9) <a href="https://twitter.com/A1F1E9/statuses/415044484226101248">December 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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O MAN!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sir John Madejski says <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23readingfc&amp;src=hash">#readingfc</a> are close to new investment - as formal talks with potential new owners continue: <a href="http://t.co/it3Ve1OIU3">http://t.co/it3Ve1OIU3</a></p>&mdash; Nabil Hassan (@NabilHassan79) <a href="https://twitter.com/NabilHassan79/statuses/415066771465334785">December 23, 2013</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/RoyalHoops">@RoyalHoops</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/royalgrumpy">@royalgrumpy</a> Did someone say Sultan? <a href="http://t.co/TKRsMJgOcd">pic.twitter.com/TKRsMJgOcd</a></p>&mdash; Robin Hinton (@RobinDHinton) <a href="https://twitter.com/RobinDHinton/statuses/416654254263107584">December 27, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/RobinDHinton">@RobinDHinton</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/RoyalHoops">@RoyalHoops</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/royalgrumpy">@royalgrumpy</a> haha! I would love him to look anything like this! Riding into Reading on an Elephant.</p>&mdash; Louie Burton (@readingfc4life) <a href="https://twitter.com/readingfc4life/statuses/416655378609623040">December 27, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Another game called off.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Fuming the games off again!!</p>&mdash; Craig Tanner (@CraigTanner27) <a href="https://twitter.com/CraigTanner27/statuses/415106651088506880">December 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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A fan tweets exactly what we're all thinking, hoping and praying for.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Dad just goes to me; &#39;So do you want a Rich Oman or Rich Russian..?&#39; My response; &#39;I just want my club back.&#39; <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Soppy&amp;src=hash">#Soppy</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ReadingFC&amp;src=hash">#ReadingFC</a></p>&mdash; Pippa Rouse (@PippaRouse) <a href="https://twitter.com/PippaRouse/statuses/415227531370201088">December 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Is ex-Royal Dave Kitson The Secret Footballer?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Have Danish TV exposed Dave Kitson as The Secret Footballer <a href="https://twitter.com/TSF">@TSF</a>? It certainly looks like it... <a href="http://t.co/H3jgcfacMk">http://t.co/H3jgcfacMk</a></p>&mdash; Metro Sport (@Metro_Sport) <a href="https://twitter.com/Metro_Sport/statuses/415435162672173056">December 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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McCleary mucks in on the booing debate.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/charles_watts">@charles_watts</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/JClear_1871">@JClear_1871</a> so I wonder does that negative approach help us as a team? As reading fc fans &amp; players 3pts is what we want</p>&mdash; Garath McCleary (@gmccleary12) <a href="https://twitter.com/gmccleary12/statuses/415470663026376704">December 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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The Leicester game was interrupted with floodlights being cut.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The King no Power Stadium. I&#39;ll get my coat <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/416226249019625472">December 26, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The fans are all getting their phones out to mimic floodlights. &quot;Get your phones out for the lads&quot; Genius. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ReadingFC&amp;src=hash">#ReadingFC</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23LCFC&amp;src=hash">#LCFC</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC News (@ReadingFC__News) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC__News/statuses/416229379908182016">December 26, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&quot;Get your torches out&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23lcfc&amp;src=hash">#lcfc</a> vs <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23readingfc&amp;src=hash">#readingfc</a> with no floodlights. <a href="http://t.co/CjKex7mUW0">pic.twitter.com/CjKex7mUW0</a></p>&mdash; Jon Keen (@urzz1871) <a href="https://twitter.com/urzz1871/statuses/416229862249365504">December 26, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>So our season has descended into praying for a power cut..... <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Buildevolvecutthepower&amp;src=hash">#Buildevolvecutthepower</a></p>&mdash; TheTilehurstEnd (@TheTilehurstEnd) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheTilehurstEnd/statuses/416231724239290369">December 26, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&#39;King power&#39;, &#39;power cut&#39;, &#39;<a href="https://twitter.com/charles_watts">@charles_watts</a> - &#39;watts&#39;, &#39;current score&#39;. Too many electricity related things here...</p>&mdash; Andrew Savory (@adsavory) <a href="https://twitter.com/adsavory/statuses/416233851737083904">December 26, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>This time of year, surely someone should call &#39;Elf and Safety about danger to fans in emergency if lights not properly restored? <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ReadingFC&amp;src=hash">#ReadingFC</a></p>&mdash; Reading-Guide.co.uk (@ReadingGuide) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingGuide/statuses/416235602602774531">December 26, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23lcfc&amp;src=hash">#lcfc</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23powercut&amp;src=hash">#powercut</a> <a href="http://t.co/Q1s9BO1ajD">pic.twitter.com/Q1s9BO1ajD</a></p>&mdash; Gav Carter (@gavcarter90) <a href="https://twitter.com/gavcarter90/statuses/416237032550432769">December 26, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Parody Madejski reveals a telling heatmap of Adam Le Fondre.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Adam Le Fondre heat map from this season <a href="http://t.co/PIfRORNKuC">pic.twitter.com/PIfRORNKuC</a></p>&mdash; John Madejski (@NotJohnMadejski) <a href="https://twitter.com/NotJohnMadejski/statuses/416625543527014400">December 27, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Was Simon Church our secret saviour all along?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Anyone noticed since Simon Church has left the club its all gone down hill. Coincidence? I think not. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23readingfc&amp;src=hash">#readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Jamie Hodder (@Jamie_Hodder21) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jamie_Hodder21/statuses/417346935985831936">December 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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What do we want? This! When? Now!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>In this order. Change the owners, give Adkins the funds he requires to build HIS team &amp; understand transition. It&#39;s not difficult to grasp.</p>&mdash; Richard. B (@west4street) <a href="https://twitter.com/west4street/statuses/417346960463785984">December 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Former Royal has a giggle.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>“<a href="https://twitter.com/tmale10">@tmale10</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/kevwatson74">@kevwatson74</a> Where do you see Reading finishing this season?”&#10;&#10;At home to Burnley 😉</p>&mdash; Kevin Watson (@kevwatson74) <a href="https://twitter.com/kevwatson74/statuses/417997152858935296">December 31, 2013</a></blockquote>

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That's a good team we're missing through injury.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>SIDELINED: Ten players unavailable today: Bridge, Morrison, Gorkss, Baird, Leigertwood, Karacan, Obita, McAnuff, Robson-Kanu and Roberts</p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/statuses/418382088081903616">January 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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#ClubInCrisis

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Reading are quickly becoming a bit of a crisis club.</p>&mdash; Christopher Lash (@rightbankwarsaw) <a href="https://twitter.com/rightbankwarsaw/statuses/418408318173200384">January 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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As well as the issues on the pitch, it appears we now have striker issues, too.

First up, Le Fondre.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Le Fondre: &quot;I was meant to get a deal in February last year and that has been put on the back burner for nearly a year now&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23readingfc&amp;src=hash">#readingfc</a> (1/2)</p>&mdash; Charles Watts (@charles_watts) <a href="https://twitter.com/charles_watts/statuses/418441046494674944">January 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Le Fondre: &quot;So I think the writing is on the wall for me if I read between the lines&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23readingfc&amp;src=hash">#readingfc</a> (2/2)</p>&mdash; Charles Watts (@charles_watts) <a href="https://twitter.com/charles_watts/statuses/418441222244429824">January 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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. . . And Billy Sharp doesn't sound like he'll be coming back.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Thanks to everybody at reading football club,fans,staff and especially players great set of lads.⚽👍</p>&mdash; billy sharp (@billysharp10) <a href="https://twitter.com/billysharp10/statuses/418501854012923904">January 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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