Well, would you look at that. If you tweet #ClarkeOut often enough, it actually happens! ... Okay, that may not be strictly true. But it sure looks like it.
Oh, would you look at that! Brian McDermott is now the best odds to be in as next Reading manager. You can bet your bottom dollar Twitter is divided over that one.
All in this edition of Tweets of the Week.
Speculation really began when Sir Steve was spotted at the Mad Stad.
Look who's here tonight? Let the rampant speculation and nostalgia begin ;) pic.twitter.com/1i4tbndqCn— The Tilehurst End (@TheTilehurstEnd) December 3, 2015
All hail. pic.twitter.com/oHcCoD67nz— Jonny Williams (@jonnafon) December 3, 2015
Frustration for the QPR game.
This reading game is so frustrating why are they not using vyrda's pace simple ball and he's in on 4 occasions so far— Troy Deeney (@T_Deeney) December 3, 2015
Keeper— Troy Deeney (@T_Deeney) December 3, 2015
Al-Habsi's howler consigned Clarke to his final defeat as Reading manager.
CLUB STATEMENT: The board of Reading Football Club have this morning relieved Manager Steve Clarke of his duties. https://t.co/6dVdmzyCYT— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) December 4, 2015
Can't thank the gaffer & Kevin keen enough for the faith & believe they showed in me ! Wishing them all the best for the future— Nick blackman (@nblackman89) December 4, 2015
A cynical view: Clarke can now go to Fulham without them paying #Readingfc anything - *and* he gets compensation too! Ker-ching!— Jon Keen (@urzz1871) December 4, 2015
Pearson was the early favourite.
Challenge accepted. https://t.co/xat4KWPMh9— Jacob South Klein (@JacobSouthKlein) December 4, 2015
McDermott rumours begin.
Dave Kitson: "It's a no brainer. There is absolutely no reason why Brian McDermott couldn't take that job again." pic.twitter.com/WUuGn5esw4— Talk Reading (@TalkReading) December 5, 2015
Dom Samuel's tweet got retweeted by The Bieb himself. Wowzers.
Justin Bieber album is— Doms (@DominicSamuel9) December 5, 2015
GOAL!!! Bishop's Stortford 1-2 Basingstoke (Hyam 90+4 mins)— BASINGSTOKE TOWN FC (@BASINGSTOKE_FC) December 5, 2015
Tanners's got skills. Creepy skills.
Come on Bournemouth ⚽️— Craig Tanner (@CraigTanner27) December 5, 2015
As I just tweeted they scored love that Muzza!!— Craig Tanner (@CraigTanner27) December 5, 2015
I must have physic powers #spooky— Craig Tanner (@CraigTanner27) December 5, 2015
This may be even creepier.
Here we go...
Don't tease me with Dennis Bergkamp then give me Brian McDermott again @ReadingFC that's not okay.— Archie (@ArchieKeen19) December 6, 2015
Rehiring McDermott would be like hooking up with an ex. Might have some good memories but it ended for a reason. Never go back. #readingfc— Matthew (@maffff) December 7, 2015
I love Brian McDermott, everything he ever did for the club! He is not, however, the man to take us forward in my opinion #readingfc— Chris Ramsell (@chris_ramsell) December 6, 2015
Twitter was full of predictions this week.
Imagine if we get O*ford tonight....... (Jokes we'll get huddersfield away no doubt) #readingfc— Jacob Potter (@pott95) December 7, 2015
Garcia among the McDermott.
Oscar Garcia being described as a contender for the Reading vacancy by a well-placed media contact in Barcelona this evening.— Brian Owen (@Brian__Owen) December 7, 2015
Barcelona manager, anyone?
(Almost) weekly dose of nostalgia.
Brian edges closer.
Expecting Brian McDermott to be named as the new #readingfc boss at some point today.— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) December 9, 2015
Plus for the love of Kebe, could you see many other managers going out and having a beer with fans after promotion?! https://t.co/sT8FkSpwpc— The Tilehurst End (@TheTilehurstEnd) December 9, 2015
And a play-off final, one title win and two FA Cup Q/F's is a pretty impressive record. #readingfc— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) December 9, 2015
I hardly think that not succeeding at Leeds under Massimo Cellino should be used as a stick with which to beat McDermott either. #readingfc— George Flood (@GeorgeFlood24) December 9, 2015
We were disposable to Clarke. McDermott on the other hand will devote everything to this club he cares so passionately about. #readingfc— Phil Rushton (@PhilTheRush) December 9, 2015
Brian McDermott is set to return to Reading as the club's new manager. He looks ready for business already. pic.twitter.com/uRwPosmrAm— Paddy Power (@paddypower) December 9, 2015
Good luck Brian McDermott back at Reading, will always have my respect! Hopefully he gets a good reception from #lufc fans!— TomMellor (@MellorFootball) December 9, 2015
That's your lot.
Watch, McDermott won't sign now.