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So, the season reached a dramatically traumatic end just days ago, but Hoops is sticking around to bring you the very best Tweets of the Week.

Warren Little

So, the season reached a dramatically traumatic end just days ago, but Hoops sticking around to bring you the very best Tweets of the Week.

We begin with a funny tweet from the official Southampton Twitter.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/StevenWoodgate">@StevenWoodgate</a> We don’t talk about that night around here, Steven. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23saintsfc&amp;src=hash">#saintsfc</a></p>&mdash; Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/SouthamptonFC/statuses/461777793601511424">May 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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And pre-Burnley, with Alfie showing quick reactions off the pitch as well as on.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Proper striker&#39;s instinct from <a href="https://twitter.com/A1F1E9">@A1F1E9</a>, he was asked by press about his 11 Premier League goals last season, and he said, &quot;It was 12.&quot;</p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/statuses/461837975882858496">May 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Pog. (NB: May be a joke. May.)

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Big f**king Russian! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ReadingFC&amp;src=hash">#ReadingFC</a> <a href="http://t.co/7VDsHb2x7W">pic.twitter.com/7VDsHb2x7W</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC News (@ReadingFC__News) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC__News/statuses/461905818745860096">May 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Missing full back Shaun Cummings is having gas issues.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>So fuming. <a href="https://twitter.com/BritishGas">@BritishGas</a> came to my property without me knowing and took a meter reading. Is that allowed? Should I leave them </p>&mdash; Shaun Cummings (@s_cummings89) <a href="https://twitter.com/s_cummings89/statuses/461922025481994241">May 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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2012/13 accounts are in, and Reading managed to bag a debt of £38m.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Accounts 12/13 are in! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ReadingFC&amp;src=hash">#ReadingFC</a> net debt put at £38m (QPR £177m!). More here <a href="http://t.co/c6WLLPmbwc">http://t.co/c6WLLPmbwc</a></p>&mdash; Steve Morris (@106points) <a href="https://twitter.com/106points/statuses/461935001479946241">May 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Brighton couldn't possibly have a secondary motive, could they?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Revenge on Reading? Remember 2003 being at Grimsby when <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23bhafc&amp;src=hash">#bhafc</a> were relegated and needed the Royals to get a result at Stoke. They lost 1-0.</p>&mdash; Andy Naylor (@AndyNaylorArgus) <a href="https://twitter.com/AndyNaylorArgus/statuses/462536104911319040">May 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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#BerkshireNeymar wins Player of the Season!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Obita wins POTS. Gunter second, Williams third <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/462548055724933120">May 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>CONFIRMED! Your Player of the Season for 2013-14 is Jordan Obita!!! Superb season for our Academy product! Congratulations <a href="https://twitter.com/JordanObita">@JordanObita</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/statuses/462549262883389440">May 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Thankyou so much everyone who voted me player of the season so delighted! Absolutely gutted about the result ..proud of the lads and staff</p>&mdash; Jordan Obita (@JordanObita) <a href="https://twitter.com/JordanObita/statuses/462618610067054592">May 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>And all the fans today ..atmosphere was fantastic <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ReadingFc&amp;src=hash">#ReadingFc</a></p>&mdash; Jordan Obita (@JordanObita) <a href="https://twitter.com/JordanObita/statuses/462618769723240448">May 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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READING ARE INTO THE PLAYO—oh... my... word.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>That&#39;s it. All over at Brighton, they have snuck into the play-offs in the dying seconds. Our season is over</p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/statuses/462580059375558656">May 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Gutted for Reading. Brave effort. Burnley last game was tough.Brighton into play offs.</p>&mdash; John Salako (@JohnSalako) <a href="https://twitter.com/JohnSalako/statuses/462590641399410688">May 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The boys gave everything they could but just weren&#39;t enough to get us to that next stage!Important we stay positive and go again next season</p>&mdash; Aaron Tshibola (@AaronTshibola) <a href="https://twitter.com/AaronTshibola/statuses/462602651138805760">May 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Thanks everyone for the support. Today U guys were brilliant plus all at <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC">@readingfc</a> I feel heartbroken but we&#39;ll be back. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23LoveMyTeam&amp;src=hash">#LoveMyTeam</a> ❤️</p>&mdash; Garath McCleary (@gmccleary12) <a href="https://twitter.com/gmccleary12/statuses/462608425802010624">May 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Absolutely gutted. Thanks for all your support this season. We will be back <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC">@ReadingFC</a> ❤️⚽️</p>&mdash; Jake Taylor (@jaketaylor25) <a href="https://twitter.com/jaketaylor25/statuses/462610183597080576">May 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Absolutely gutted for everyone at the football club! So close... Next season we will come back better and stronger! Thanks for your support!</p>&mdash; Alex McCarthy (@Alex_Macca23) <a href="https://twitter.com/Alex_Macca23/statuses/462613578877767681">May 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Thanks everyone for there support over the season , wish I could have played more of a part ! Done… <a href="http://t.co/budBFlYepE">http://t.co/budBFlYepE</a></p>&mdash; adam federici (@federici32) <a href="https://twitter.com/federici32/statuses/462621748463423489">May 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Afternoon Football world &#10;Gutted for Reading &amp; delighted for Billy Ayre&#39;s Tangerine Army <a href="http://t.co/fbgFtBQgrr">pic.twitter.com/fbgFtBQgrr</a></p>&mdash; Dylan Kerr (@legend3) <a href="https://twitter.com/legend3/statuses/462863143920599040">May 4, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The squad applaud in unison to salute player of the season <a href="https://twitter.com/JordanObita">@JordanObita</a> <a href="http://t.co/9dchdSFyTJ">pic.twitter.com/9dchdSFyTJ</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/statuses/463313712070537217">May 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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*FALSE PITCH INVASION KLAXON*

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Pitch invasion at the Mad Stad as a false rumour goes round that Forest have equalised, comical scenes <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/462580059917000704">May 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23readingfc&amp;src=hash">#readingfc</a>&#39;s season summed up by a pitch invasion for coming seventh.... <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23facepalm&amp;src=hash">#facepalm</a></p>&mdash; The Tilehurst End (@TheTilehurstEnd) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheTilehurstEnd/statuses/462580932034461696">May 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Now this was a DOELPUNT (that's my new jam).

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Gareth McCleary&#39;s stunning volley for Reading! <a href="https://t.co/oToAeHHf0r">https://t.co/oToAeHHf0r</a></p>&mdash; The SPORT Bible (@TSBible) <a href="https://twitter.com/TSBible/statuses/462583053664411649">May 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Drenthe hits back at criticism. Yeeeesh.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>So, as an angry Reading fan I put an angry comment on Royston Drenthe&#39;s photo, and this happened...maybe a bit mad: <a href="http://t.co/8vujIGHZtt">pic.twitter.com/8vujIGHZtt</a></p>&mdash; Jack Redding (@jack_redding) <a href="https://twitter.com/jack_redding/statuses/462618238544007168">May 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Club doc retires.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Nice moment yesterday, retiring club doctor Geoff Williams leads teams out, he&#39;s given 32 years&#39; service to the club. <a href="http://t.co/OeeGtS1Y9q">pic.twitter.com/OeeGtS1Y9q</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/statuses/462928320313573377">May 4, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Youngster joins up with U17 squad.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>1st match for <a href="https://twitter.com/ScottishFA">@ScottishFA</a> U17 in Malta is fast approaching. Zac Jules looks ahead to <a href="https://twitter.com/UEFAcom">@UEFAcom</a> U17Champs. <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC">@ReadingFC</a> <a href="http://t.co/MfURl3MamE">pic.twitter.com/MfURl3MamE</a></p>&mdash; Sammy Turner (@SammySNSPix) <a href="https://twitter.com/SammySNSPix/statuses/463698836569866240">May 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Bridgey's contract runs out, he retires.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Former West Ham, Chelsea, Man C, Soton, Brighton &amp; England defender Wayne Bridge has announced his retirement <a href="http://t.co/NaXIYuVMy0">pic.twitter.com/NaXIYuVMy0</a></p>&mdash; Ian Abrahams (@BroadcastMoose) <a href="https://twitter.com/BroadcastMoose/statuses/463719732558827520">May 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Released.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>QUOTES: Reaction from Nigel Adkins &amp; Nick Hammond to the departures <a href="http://t.co/Yvr2gtmVz4">pic.twitter.com/Yvr2gtmVz4</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/statuses/463720671357321216">May 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Gutted seeing Jobi, ledge, kas, Stuey and Bridgey leave! Absolute pleasure playing alongside them and will be missed by us all! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23legends&amp;src=hash">#legends</a></p>&mdash; Jem Paul Karacan (@JemKaracan4) <a href="https://twitter.com/JemKaracan4/statuses/463725691721498624">May 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Club confirm conversations are ongoing with Michael Hector and Jake Taylor in terms of the duo staying at the club - <a href="http://t.co/aF8OLQCwNu">http://t.co/aF8OLQCwNu</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/statuses/463722788248121344">May 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jobi, Ledge and Gorkss gave us some damn good memories between the three of them. Sad to see them go. Passion wise we couldnt ask for more</p>&mdash; Paul Cripps (@RoyalCrippsy) <a href="https://twitter.com/RoyalCrippsy/statuses/463722822981132288">May 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Good riddance to the worst <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ReadingFC&amp;src=hash">#ReadingFC</a> captain in years!!!</p>&mdash; Jamie Harden (@MrCompo) <a href="https://twitter.com/MrCompo/statuses/463768099834298369">May 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Gunter's heartfelt message.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Just wanted to tweet to say a couple of things( seeing as I don&#39;t often enough ha) Firstly to thank you for the msgs and those who voted 1/3</p>&mdash; Chris Gunter (@Chrisgunter16) <a href="https://twitter.com/Chrisgunter16/statuses/463777700675870721">May 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>for me player of the year.glad Jordan won he had a brilliant season.It&#39;s been a horrible few days,we will be back next season though and 2/3</p>&mdash; Chris Gunter (@Chrisgunter16) <a href="https://twitter.com/Chrisgunter16/statuses/463777799929868288">May 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>use this feeling to make sure we don&#39;t have it again. Thanks for the support this season.Have a great summer, see you next season. Gunts 3/3</p>&mdash; Chris Gunter (@Chrisgunter16) <a href="https://twitter.com/Chrisgunter16/statuses/463777902056968193">May 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Little responds to the racism fine that hit the news this week.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>10 grand that&#39;s 1 expensive banana</p>&mdash; Glen Little (@GlenLittle07) <a href="https://twitter.com/GlenLittle07/statuses/464031153339760640">May 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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At least the Royals claimed some silverware, right?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The Royals are delighted to have been awarded the <a href="https://twitter.com/football_league">@football_league</a> Family Excellence Award for the 2013/14 season <a href="http://t.co/Wozx5DpJsh">http://t.co/Wozx5DpJsh</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/statuses/464340854925455360">May 8, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I&#39;m proud of our club being family friendly it meant I could take my 5mth old to her 1st game on Saturday <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC">@ReadingFC</a> <a href="http://t.co/qzocgOBq3E">pic.twitter.com/qzocgOBq3E</a></p>&mdash; BinnsFirth (@BinnsFirth) <a href="https://twitter.com/BinnsFirth/statuses/464362887818260480">May 8, 2014</a></blockquote>

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