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TOTW: Club banter, Bolton smashed and former Royals love-in

What a week it's been! Here on The Tilehurst End, Hoops brings you the very best of this week's tweets.

Mark Thompson

We'll start off with some pre-match banter between the Bolton and Reading twitter accounts...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/OfficialBWFC">@OfficialBWFC</a> Sadly we have to give you that one! Our best response is 3 goals in 6 minutes in the Premier League :) <a href="http://t.co/IkKgToobqR">pic.twitter.com/IkKgToobqR</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/statuses/424145023597166592">January 17, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/OfficialBWFC">@OfficialBWFC</a> Yeah....well...our Dad&#39;s bigger than your Dad....<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23readingfc&amp;src=hash">#readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/statuses/424193618883014656">January 17, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Skip to the best bit...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>FULL TIME!!!! That&#39;s it. Finishes 7-1 to <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23readingfc&amp;src=hash">#readingfc</a>. Surely one of the most remarkable games in the stadium&#39;s history!</p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/statuses/424585487504773120">January 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The scorers once again: Le Fondre (3), Pogrebnyak, Gorkss, Akpan, Blackman <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23readingfc&amp;src=hash">#readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/statuses/424585785321332738">January 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>All light-hearted at full time - and fair play to both <a href="https://twitter.com/OfficialBWFC">@OfficialBWFC</a> and their supporters. Great football banter! <a href="http://t.co/G0VX3bsKLd">pic.twitter.com/G0VX3bsKLd</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/statuses/424588184949780480">January 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC">@ReadingFC</a> Hugs?</p>&mdash; Bolton Wanderers FC (@OfficialBWFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/OfficialBWFC/statuses/424683197482684416">January 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Couldn&#39;t of really picked a worse time to try and be funny <a href="https://twitter.com/OfficialBWFC">@OfficialBWFC</a></p>&mdash; Adam Vine (@viney_bwfc) <a href="https://twitter.com/viney_bwfc/statuses/424686790235406336">January 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Vernon Kay is left less than amused by the result.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Oh BWFC....😭</p>&mdash; Vernon Kay (@OfficialVernonK) <a href="https://twitter.com/OfficialVernonK/statuses/424570823484379136">January 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Smiles all round.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Big shout to <a href="https://twitter.com/gmccleary12">@gmccleary12</a> today. Was superb again. Every player I spoke to after paid tribute to him. 12 assists now <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/424610103258398720">January 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/A1F1E9">@A1F1E9</a> U keep scoring making me look good. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ALFgauranteesgoals&amp;src=hash">#ALFgauranteesgoals</a> u gave Pav the penalty though which has to be highlighted. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23teamplayer&amp;src=hash">#teamplayer</a> 😘😍</p>&mdash; Garath McCleary (@gmccleary12) <a href="https://twitter.com/gmccleary12/statuses/424622229729869824">January 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Thanks everyone for the congratulations messages!!! Fans were amazing today! Ovation was incredible! 🙏🙏 team performance was immense <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Urz&amp;src=hash">#Urz</a></p>&mdash; Adam Le Fondre (@A1F1E9) <a href="https://twitter.com/A1F1E9/statuses/424610135496228864">January 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Thank you <a href="https://twitter.com/gmccleary12">@gmccleary12</a> best winger in the league 🔥🔥🔥🔥😘😘😘😘❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️</p>&mdash; Adam Le Fondre (@A1F1E9) <a href="https://twitter.com/A1F1E9/statuses/424610276923940864">January 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/A1F1E9">@A1F1E9</a> I thought they were clapping for me to come on ☺️ just joking! Well done mate 🔥</p>&mdash; Jake Taylor (@jaketaylor25) <a href="https://twitter.com/jaketaylor25/statuses/424610492993503232">January 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Danny Guthrie spotted in the crowd.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Hmm, Danny Guthrie has let himself go a bit while he&#39;s been injured? <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ReadingFC&amp;src=hash">#ReadingFC</a> <a href="http://t.co/ejXrrooKuo">pic.twitter.com/ejXrrooKuo</a></p>&mdash; Charles Watts (@charles_watts) <a href="https://twitter.com/charles_watts/statuses/424649326216761344">January 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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In all the furore, it was easy to miss Big Hec making his debut... Not Oxford City, those eagle-eyed lads.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Former City loanee Michael Hector made his senior debut for <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC">@ReadingFC</a> on Saturday! Congratulations! <a href="https://twitter.com/Big_Hec35">@Big_Hec35</a> <a href="http://t.co/bKVzFfx22d">pic.twitter.com/bKVzFfx22d</a></p>&mdash; Oxford City FC (@OxCityFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/OxCityFC/statuses/425201082810527744">January 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Worked hard to get this 1st appearance 👊 who would have expected this 4 years ago ❤️⚽️ 🙌 <a href="http://t.co/joRYZ1DlKG">http://t.co/joRYZ1DlKG</a></p>&mdash; Michael Hector (@Big_Hec35) <a href="https://twitter.com/Big_Hec35/statuses/425689839217180672">January 21, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Alfie shows his charitable side.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/CBUKauction">@CBUKauction</a> I will give you my hattrick shirt signed from this weekend</p>&mdash; Adam Le Fondre (@A1F1E9) <a href="https://twitter.com/A1F1E9/statuses/425204701249150976">January 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Matthew Mills. That is all.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Thought some of you might enjoy this picture of a certain glum Bolton player from Saturday <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ReadingFC&amp;src=hash">#ReadingFC</a> <a href="http://t.co/dhCFAYysPV">pic.twitter.com/dhCFAYysPV</a></p>&mdash; Charles Watts (@charles_watts) <a href="https://twitter.com/charles_watts/statuses/425260605457453056">January 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Should really have KSI doing his thing for this, but I'll give it a go... Adam Le Fondre is in form!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>LE FONDRE stats: ST 74 OVR, 77 PAC, 76 SHO, 61 PAS, 70 DRI, 45 DEF, 68 HEA <a href="http://t.co/eetQOHsZxd">http://t.co/eetQOHsZxd</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/A1F1E9">@A1F1E9</a> <a href="http://t.co/5YM4BwK6rE">pic.twitter.com/5YM4BwK6rE</a></p>&mdash; EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) <a href="https://twitter.com/EASPORTSFIFA/statuses/426010501618085889">January 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Whilst United lost on penalties, the Royals' youngsters showed they CAN take a penalty as they beat Crewe and move into the next round of the FA Youth Cup.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Congratulations to <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC">@ReadingFC</a> U18&#39;s on their win in the FA youth cup! On to the next one <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Winners&amp;src=hash">#Winners</a></p>&mdash; Hal Robson-Kanu (@RobsonKanu) <a href="https://twitter.com/RobsonKanu/statuses/426119581204512768">January 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Where's De La Cruz now, I hear you ask. Look no further:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Ex-Aston Villa player Ulises de la Cruz is now a member of the PAIS alliance political party in Ecuador. <a href="http://t.co/OKM0SKMlcX">pic.twitter.com/OKM0SKMlcX</a></p>&mdash; where are they now ? (@FinishedPlayers) <a href="https://twitter.com/FinishedPlayers/statuses/426461923815600128">January 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Former Royals Wally Downes (coach) and Ibrahima Sonko (is Superman) show some man love.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/wal10">@wal10</a> owe all to u . Thank u for txt . I do play a bit more tho now haha u never told me I cld do that hahaha bless 1 love</p>&mdash; Ibrahima Sonko (@Ibsonko) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ibsonko/statuses/426639436315893760">January 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/Ibsonko">@Ibsonko</a> it wasn&#39;t to be encouraged!! &quot;eliminate the opportunity of the opposition scoring at the earliest available moment&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23bootitnheadit&amp;src=hash">#bootitnheadit</a></p>&mdash; wally downes (@wal10) <a href="https://twitter.com/wal10/statuses/426657695160991745">January 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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One Royals youngster passed his driving test. Let's hope he's not a Bieber fan.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/Big_Hec35">@Big_Hec35</a> don&#39;t remember staling bro 👀😳</p>&mdash; Germaine Ofori (@GermaineOfori) <a href="https://twitter.com/GermaineOfori/statuses/426726424712843264">January 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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