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Hoops returns with the best of the tweets from the past week... And a bit.

Richard Heathcote

We start way back with *shudder* Brentford.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>There has never been a <a href="https://twitter.com/football_league">@football_league</a> 0-0 between The Bees and <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC">@ReadingFC</a> at Griffin Park in 38 meetings <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/temptingfate?src=hash">#temptingfate</a></p>&mdash; Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/BrentfordFC/status/518003852885241856">October 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Brentford away. Throwback to say the least. <a href="http://t.co/ivDz3s3bCm">pic.twitter.com/ivDz3s3bCm</a></p>&mdash; Rory O&#39;Sullivan (@angleontheblue) <a href="https://twitter.com/angleontheblue/status/518403024851841024">October 4, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>If you&#39;re looking for dramatic middle aged men, look no further than the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/readingfc?src=hash">#readingfc</a> hashtag after we&#39;ve lost a game.</p>&mdash; Zac Williams-Smith (@imnotasian1994) <a href="https://twitter.com/imnotasian1994/status/518431026553815041">October 4, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Gunter LAD.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Whatever the result today, this has to be one of the pics of the season <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/readingfc?src=hash">#readingfc</a> <a href="http://t.co/P9oLyUgRyJ">pic.twitter.com/P9oLyUgRyJ</a></p>&mdash; Charles Watts (@charles_watts) <a href="https://twitter.com/charles_watts/status/518509427109134337">October 4, 2014</a></blockquote>

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The official Twitter whacks out some exciting McCleary YouTube countdown stuff. We here at TTE Towers were #buzzing.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Three... <a href="http://t.co/9cdyMlZdi4">http://t.co/9cdyMlZdi4</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/status/518058293025964033">October 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Two... <a href="http://t.co/nWmSf58CvO">http://t.co/nWmSf58CvO</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/status/518058759420014593">October 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>One...<a href="http://t.co/aq281WQYoa">http://t.co/aq281WQYoa</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/status/518059213340176384">October 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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BUZZ!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>We are delighted to announce that <a href="https://twitter.com/gmccleary12">@gmccleary12</a> has signed a new contract with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/readingfc?src=hash">#readingfc</a> <a href="http://t.co/ay88TOgjh5">http://t.co/ay88TOgjh5</a> <a href="http://t.co/WmfUa9g6Lc">pic.twitter.com/WmfUa9g6Lc</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/status/518059638089342976">October 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Buzzing having signed my new deal. Can&#39;t wait to get back into training and contributing to the season which shouldn&#39;t be too long now......</p>&mdash; Garath McCleary (@gmccleary12) <a href="https://twitter.com/gmccleary12/status/518102189961936896">October 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Sentiments echoed.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Happy that GMac signs a new contract but doing that took the piss... <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/readingfc?src=hash">#readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Churchy (@churchy_97) <a href="https://twitter.com/churchy_97/status/518059863575117824">October 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Reading youngster and Reading legend both unite in enjoying Mourinho's comments.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&quot;If it&#39;s not red it&#39;s an orange.&quot; Mourinho&#39;s too funny The guy is hilarious!!!</p>&mdash; Dan Lincoln (@Dan1lincoln) <a href="https://twitter.com/Dan1lincoln/status/518879158546755586">October 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>If it&#39;s not red it&#39;s an orange <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/mourinho?src=hash">#mourinho</a></p>&mdash; Glen Little (@GlenLittle07) <a href="https://twitter.com/GlenLittle07/status/518879509719031808">October 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Former Reading manager has joined Arsenal.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Brian McDermott signs three-year deal with Arsenal <a href="http://t.co/yejYSMOgj6">http://t.co/yejYSMOgj6</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/readingfc?src=hash">#readingfc</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/afc?src=hash">#afc</a> <a href="http://t.co/OlYhfBtm6t">pic.twitter.com/OlYhfBtm6t</a></p>&mdash; Charles Watts (@charles_watts) <a href="https://twitter.com/charles_watts/status/519048925333168128">October 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Aaron Kuhl whacked out the emojis.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Winter is on its ways ❄️⛄️ </p>&mdash; Aaron Kuhl (@Aaron_Kuhl) <a href="https://twitter.com/Aaron_Kuhl/status/519068619775692801">October 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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PETR CECH READING BANTER OHMYWORDNOWAY

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/Mclorypls">@Mclorypls</a> do you mean the game I didn&#39;t play?</p>&mdash; Petr Cech (@PetrCech) <a href="https://twitter.com/PetrCech/status/519096330493652992">October 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Cringe. Cringecringecringe. CRINGE.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Rumour has it Pavel uses these oven gloves when baking his weekly quiche <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/greatrussianbakeoff?src=hash">#greatrussianbakeoff</a> <a href="http://t.co/sItDuTeqsG">http://t.co/sItDuTeqsG</a> <a href="http://t.co/6E78EegukK">pic.twitter.com/6E78EegukK</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/status/519468852951154688">October 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Kev Watson shifts into coaching.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Been a long while since I left but delighted to be asked to rejoin <a href="https://twitter.com/ColU_Official">@ColU_Official</a> coaching in their academy set up on a part time basis. </p>&mdash; Kevin Watson (@kevwatson74) <a href="https://twitter.com/kevwatson74/status/519492480384122880">October 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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ENGLAND BANTER. Yes Blakey.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Playing against waiters bankers accountants and office workers this could be 2 or 3 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/England?src=hash">#England</a></p>&mdash; Glen Little (@GlenLittle07) <a href="https://twitter.com/GlenLittle07/status/520284765300473856">October 9, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Nostalgia. Sigh.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Today is eleven years to the day that the Royals appointed this man as their new manager <a href="http://t.co/o10fY7LXRQ">pic.twitter.com/o10fY7LXRQ</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/status/520091305385664512">October 9, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/nickyforster200">@nickyforster200</a> what the heck is on <a href="https://twitter.com/willow1871">@willow1871</a>&#39;s chin? Bring it back for Movember? <a href="http://t.co/zaaNgGjvYU">pic.twitter.com/zaaNgGjvYU</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/status/520683071650430976">October 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/nickyforster200">@nickyforster200</a> <a href="http://t.co/pIWw47M3lY">pic.twitter.com/pIWw47M3lY</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/status/520683229586923522">October 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/nickyforster200">@nickyforster200</a> last one with <a href="https://twitter.com/GraemeMurty">@GraemeMurty</a>! sleep well! and thanks as always for everything in a Reading shirt <a href="http://t.co/ZPsAdb5Muc">pic.twitter.com/ZPsAdb5Muc</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/status/520683481387765760">October 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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