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TOTW: Adkins Sacked, Clarke Hired

In a week where the Royals have lost 6-1 to Birmingham, Adkins has departed and Clarke has been appointed, there has been an overflow of tweets that could feature.

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We start way back before any of the week's major events occurred, with this fella who won our annual Savile Rogue partnership to win a beautiful scarf.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Big thanks to <a href="https://twitter.com/TheTilehurstEnd">@TheTilehurstEnd</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/SavileRogue">@SavileRogue</a> for the scarf I won! <a href="http://t.co/zAve6YXo0W">pic.twitter.com/zAve6YXo0W</a></p>&mdash; daniel. (@danhall1999) <a href="https://twitter.com/danhall1999/status/543074401382838272">December 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Craig had his priorities straight whilst watching the BBC Music Awards.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>God I hope Sir John isn&#39;t there. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/palomafaith?src=hash">#palomafaith</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BBCMusicAwards?src=hash">#BBCMusicAwards</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/readingfc?src=hash">#readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Craig (@Craigo1871) <a href="https://twitter.com/Craigo1871/status/543155421687865345">December 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Glen Little confuses everyone with his lyrical tweetings.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p> it&#39;s my birthday it&#39;s my birthday </p>&mdash; Glen Little (@GlenLittle07) <a href="https://twitter.com/GlenLittle07/status/543159221366571008">December 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Thanks for the birthday wishes but it&#39;s not my birthday it&#39;s the lyrics from a song </p>&mdash; Glen Little (@GlenLittle07) <a href="https://twitter.com/GlenLittle07/status/543162035803267072">December 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Meanwhile our Co-Chairwoman likes to chill out with a game of Candy Crush.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Not now Sasima, not now. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/readingfc?src=hash">#readingfc</a> <a href="http://t.co/MpyBv6HBtJ">pic.twitter.com/MpyBv6HBtJ</a></p>&mdash; Talk Reading (@TalkReading) <a href="https://twitter.com/TalkReading/status/543821613767331840">December 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Nigel Adkins logs on to say this, hours before he's sacked.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Good morning Yes bad result on Sat. Read your messages reflecting over weekend. Embracing challenge to turn it around. WE can do it together</p>&mdash; Nigel Adkins (@TheNigelAdkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheNigelAdkins/status/544389578468368384">December 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Even Samrit seems to have known about his departure... Or so it seemed.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>A little bit of rumour milling from Samrit <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/readingfc?src=hash">#readingfc</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/adkinsout?src=hash">#adkinsout</a> <a href="http://t.co/6pRunsmAHV">pic.twitter.com/6pRunsmAHV</a></p>&mdash; Mike (@mikerzr) <a href="https://twitter.com/mikerzr/status/544442389423992832">December 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Samrit&#39;s post on Facebook yesterday related to Michael Murcy leaving Police United. NOT to do with Adkins <a href="http://t.co/Y5UgQhuViy">http://t.co/Y5UgQhuViy</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/readingfc?src=hash">#readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Jonathan Low (@jonathanl50) <a href="https://twitter.com/jonathanl50/status/544828278759231488">December 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Aaand that's that.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Club Statement: Nigel Adkins <a href="http://t.co/lBYuIPwcxI">http://t.co/lBYuIPwcxI</a> <a href="http://t.co/QPIlorUVSd">pic.twitter.com/QPIlorUVSd</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/status/544551964814876673">December 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Adkins goes just one day short of Brendan Rodgers’ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/readingfc?src=hash">#readingfc</a> sacking 5-years-ago tomorrow</p>&mdash; Jonny Fordham (@JonnyFordham) <a href="https://twitter.com/JonnyFordham/status/544553781200187392">December 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Regardless if this is the right decision or not, think all <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/readingfc?src=hash">#readingfc</a> fans should be grateful for Adkins loyalty to the club over the summer</p>&mdash; lalo cardenas (@lalincardenas) <a href="https://twitter.com/lalincardenas/status/544552854699397120">December 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Personally like to wish <a href="https://twitter.com/TheNigelAdkins">@TheNigelAdkins</a> well for the future. Decent bloke, right club totally wrong time. Best of luck in the future.</p>&mdash; The Tilehurst End (@TheTilehurstEnd) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheTilehurstEnd/status/544554699371085824">December 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>We all know the job he took wasn&#39;t the job he got. He tried his best. Thanks Nige. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/readingfc?src=hash">#readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Footballparky (@Footballparky) <a href="https://twitter.com/Footballparky/status/544554968741867521">December 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Adkins won 29, drew 20 and lost 31 of his 80 games in charge <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/readingfc?src=hash">#readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Jonathan Low (@jonathanl50) <a href="https://twitter.com/jonathanl50/status/544555362125635584">December 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Rodgers on getting sacked 5 years ago today by Reading: &quot;It was the making of me. Gave me the chance to reflect and become better.&quot;</p>&mdash; James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) <a href="https://twitter.com/JamesPearceEcho/status/544818539421782016">December 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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You can see more reaction in our Players & Social Media Reactions piece on the website.

How rude.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Surprised at Reading sacking Adkins, partly because I didn’t know he was their manager and partly because I’d forgotten Reading existed.</p>&mdash; Ally Moncrieff (@AllorNothingMag) <a href="https://twitter.com/AllorNothingMag/status/544555625523728384">December 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Terrible, just terrible.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Nigel will be Sadkins this Christmas. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/readingfc?src=hash">#readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Jacob South Klein (@JacobSouthKlein) <a href="https://twitter.com/JacobSouthKlein/status/544555625766993920">December 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Adkins logs back in to say ta-ra.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Thank you to everyone for your support in my time at Reading FC especially Andy Crosby + Dean Wilkins.</p>&mdash; Nigel Adkins (@TheNigelAdkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheNigelAdkins/status/544560579994988545">December 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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His departure all wrapped up in one nice tweet by GetReading reporter Charles Watts.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sad to see Nigel go. A good man with incredible work ethic. But poor form, poor displays and poor attendances made it inevitable. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/readingfc?src=hash">#readingfc</a></p>&mdash; Charles Watts (@charles_watts) <a href="https://twitter.com/charles_watts/status/544568454658142208">December 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Meanwhile, the odds had Jimmy Kebe as a potential new manager for the club. Seriously.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>This is not a joke. <a href="http://t.co/9KV9SKkS7f">http://t.co/9KV9SKkS7f</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/readingfc?src=hash">#readingfc</a> <a href="http://t.co/tKR9PmRgTV">pic.twitter.com/tKR9PmRgTV</a></p>&mdash; The Tilehurst End (@TheTilehurstEnd) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheTilehurstEnd/status/544623118221053952">December 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Turns out that didn't happen, as we got Steve Clarke!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Steve Clarke will be confirmed as the next <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/readingfc?src=hash">#readingfc</a> manager.</p>&mdash; Charles Watts (@charles_watts) <a href="https://twitter.com/charles_watts/status/544829303448666112">December 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Former West Brom boss Steve Clarke set to be named <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Readingfc?src=hash">#Readingfc</a> manager. Story up online <a href="https://twitter.com/BBCSport">@BBCSport</a> soon.</p>&mdash; Nabil Hassan (@NabilHassan79) <a href="https://twitter.com/NabilHassan79/status/544830453510053890">December 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>My initial thought is Steve Clarke feels more of an natural fit. Managers with a downbeat manner seem to work better for us. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ReadingFC?src=hash">#ReadingFC</a></p>&mdash; Radio210 (@Royaltypoints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Royaltypoints/status/544835680116150272">December 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Wishing our former head coach Steve Clarke all the best in his new role as manager at <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC">@ReadingFC</a></p>&mdash; West Bromwich Albion (@WBAFCofficial) <a href="https://twitter.com/WBAFCofficial/status/544878538927931393">December 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Your reactions have already been covered by The Tilehurst End, so rather than repeat ourselves why not head this way to read more.

Non-league club banter.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>TudorBrook can confirm that there has been no interest in manager Steve Aston for the Reading FC position</p>&mdash; AFC TudorBrook (@TudorBrook) <a href="https://twitter.com/TudorBrook/status/544842536536506368">December 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Does Clarkey know what he's got himself into?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>When Steve Clarke sees Blackman, and HRK training tomorrow morning and realises what he has to work with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/readingfc?src=hash">#readingfc</a> <a href="http://t.co/UKpmViXqas">pic.twitter.com/UKpmViXqas</a></p>&mdash; Pipey (@matt11p) <a href="https://twitter.com/matt11p/status/544882487311491072">December 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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I like it.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Like this from Steve Clarke: &quot;I&#39;ve got nothing to prove, my time at West Brom was successful. Since I&#39;ve left things have not improved.&quot;</p>&mdash; Nabil Hassan (@NabilHassan79) <a href="https://twitter.com/NabilHassan79/status/544884076960702464">December 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Times change, pal.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>4 years ago Steve Clarke was making LFC&#39;s defence one of the best in England while Rodgers was still the joke who nearly relegated Reading.</p>&mdash; Smalls Maclean (@BiggyBiggyBigot) <a href="https://twitter.com/BiggyBiggyBigot/status/544891414531043328">December 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Paddy Power are at it again, the jesters.

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Superman himself has had a daughter.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Massive congratulations to a true friend of mine <a href="https://twitter.com/Ibsonko">@Ibsonko</a> on the birth of his new baby girl. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Superman?src=hash">#Superman</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Love?src=hash">#Love</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Family?src=hash">#Family</a></p>&mdash; Simon Cox (@SCoxy31Real) <a href="https://twitter.com/SCoxy31Real/status/545165150257688576">December 17, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Meanwhile Mick Gooding shows class is permanent.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Micky Gooding hasn&#39;t lost it. Drop of the shoulder and he&#39;s waltzed passed me down a busy milk aisle in Sainsbury&#39;s just now.</p>&mdash; Matt Smith (@RustyRoyal) <a href="https://twitter.com/RustyRoyal/status/545191401001336832">December 17, 2014</a></blockquote>

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RIP Reading Post; it was a blast.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>On this day of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheLastPost?src=hash">#TheLastPost</a>, we&#39;d like to thank the <a href="https://twitter.com/getreading">@getreading</a> team; and <a href="https://twitter.com/Alan_Bunce">@Alan_Bunce</a> in particular for his support when we first launched.</p>&mdash; Old Royals Stuff (@OldRoyalsStuff) <a href="https://twitter.com/OldRoyalsStuff/status/545232523794874368">December 17, 2014</a></blockquote>

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We don't know what the hasthag #huskyseagulls means, but we like it.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Loving the support from the other side of the world all the way from jervis bay !! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/aussieroyals?src=hash">#aussieroyals</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/huskyseagulls?src=hash">#huskyseagulls</a> <a href="http://t.co/iBHB6iwPJW">pic.twitter.com/iBHB6iwPJW</a></p>&mdash; adam federici (@federici32) <a href="https://twitter.com/federici32/status/545301480757288961">December 17, 2014</a></blockquote>

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That's that. Bye.