Yo. I’m Hoops, and this is the
much-anticipated surprising return of Tweets of the Week. If you’re unfamiliar with the format, allow me to explain.
I spend a lot of my time on Twitter. I like tweets. I put them in this column and add a little commentary. You read, then go about your life as if you have not. And so on.
Anyway, enough blabbering, here are some of the best Reading-related tweets of 2020 so far.
Incredible effort from the guys who walked from Madejski Stadium to Craven Cottage in aid of men's mental health @WalkAndTalkMMH— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) January 1, 2020
Fair ruddy play to these guys. I can hardly walk 20 minutes round the block without needing a sit down and a Kit Kat.
January 1, 2020
This was all our faces when we were watching The Royals over the Christmas period.
If any children are reading: this is Tiger Woods and he’s amazed he’s managed to open a bottle of champagne.
Mark Bowen “I felt sorry for their full-back, 1v1 against Ejaria”— Erik O (@Orrgarde) January 1, 2020
Ovie Ejaria absolutely ripped apart the opposition in our New Year’s Day game against Fulham. Bowen knew it. Look at that face. The scamp.
Looks like they’re celebrating with some random pensioner from the crowd, not Charlie Adam.— Sibs (@SibsMUFC) January 1, 2020
Who, by the way, is 10 months younger than Cristiano Ronaldo. https://t.co/a0CSs6SD25
Any cheer you were feeling after a strong 2-1 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage might have been dampened by this grumpy troll.
Don’t worry about me. Water of a ducks back. Had it all my life. Do the talking on the pitch— Charlie Adam (@Charlie26Adam) January 2, 2020
Then Scottish Pirlo tweeted this and we all felt much better.
https://t.co/ebArF1dxlW pic.twitter.com/ujL4k6rwXq— charlie (@dingcharlie_) January 2, 2020
"The pictures are horrific! I was getting trolled!"@Charlie26Adam addresses THAT unfortunate picture that got Twitter talking after his goal yesterday - he blames @Chrisgunter16— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) January 2, 2020
⚽️ https://t.co/4JYRWN68fg#bbcfootball pic.twitter.com/7FfseIyKJ8
https://t.co/K409PVErpB pic.twitter.com/ognWuqleVE— The Tilehurst End (@TheTilehurstEnd) January 2, 2020
Prove them wrong.
Hows about this for safe-hands from @ReadingFC's Rafael Cabral...— Sporting Life Football (@SportingLifeFC) January 2, 2020
❌ Mitrovic = denied.
❌ Knockaert = denied.
❌ Decordova-Reid = denied.
The goalkeeper's heroics helped Reading to their first victory on New Year's Day since 2007!#ReadingFC #Royals pic.twitter.com/3iPkrnULop
Cabral’s heroics at Fulham earned him a shoutout on a Twitter account with a blue tick that wasn’t @ReadingFC. Check him out.
3 assists in 2 games.— Talk Reading (@TalkReading) January 2, 2020
Tyler the Creator ♂️ #readingfc pic.twitter.com/eiTinb7rHq
Tyler Blackett is basically Roberto Carlos 2.0.
Top 4 playmakers in Europe right now #readingfc pic.twitter.com/EVd2OE3Pwu— Imran Escőbar (@razor5edge) January 1, 2020
Three years ago me and @pringle82 didn’t know each other and were stuck in the same bit of traffic on the way to a @ReadingFC game. We’re now engaged and travel up to watch #readingfc games together, it’s a small old World ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/CLkWOLlM59— Becky Collins (@BeckyCollins7) January 2, 2020
I demand Netflix make a movie out of this. Sign my petition, etc.
Why travel to Spain to watch Messi when you can travel to Reading to watch Ejaria? #readingfc— m (@micahrfc19) January 2, 2020
Not sure if Tweets of the Week or just an excuse to get a lot of Ejaria propaganda out to a wider circle...
Congratulations to Andre Burley who makes his debut for #ReadingFC and becomes the 5️⃣4️⃣th Academy graduate to debut #REAvBLP pic.twitter.com/x2VJ7phMsL— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) January 4, 2020
Eamonn Dolan would be so proud. ❤
Oh mate. Don't do a Panenka when you play in League One. #readingfc— Greg Double (@Dubstep1988) January 4, 2020
Rules to doing a Panenka penalty:
- Just don’t.
You either fail and look a twit. Or succeed and look an arrogant arse.
Big fan of #blackpoolfc boss Simon Grayson branding his player a "knobhead" for putting his panenka penalty onto the bar at #readingfc . God bless the #FACup pic.twitter.com/1nqwiuS5L9— Fearless In Devotion (@fearlessidzine) January 4, 2020
@ReadingFC you better have @Charlie26Adam playing on his homecoming to @BlackpoolFC or we riot https://t.co/QBe6Sb7EuM— Ben Nossiter (@nossiter_) January 4, 2020
Who’s looking forward to the Blackpool Riots of 2020? A day for the history books.
❄️ Cool as you like finish from @DannyNamaso— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) January 5, 2020
Classy goal to equal the scoreline#REAvBLP pic.twitter.com/9kKD2GVZDL
Shame the boy’s joining Wolves in January, innit?
Goals this decade:— K (@RFCKT_) January 1, 2020
Charlie Adam: 1 #readingfc pic.twitter.com/95RXBHHgmC
Submitted without comment.
Death,— RFC Latest (@RFCLatest) January 1, 2020
Ovie Ejaria embarrassing defenders.
Some things are inevitable.#readingfc pic.twitter.com/4F9K3zCJMa
See previous caption for Ejaria-related tweet. ♂️
I’m not one to overreact to a couple of half decent performances, but it’s going to be such a thrill to watch this team lift the Champions League trophy at Wembley in 3 years time. #readingfc— Royal Kingsley (@Kingsley_Royal) January 1, 2020
I’ve pre-booked my tickets.
He’s still got it! #readingfc https://t.co/lgvoHw7wOq— Matt (@MattJoy96) January 5, 2020
Curo’ll still be scoring goals for fun in his 50s.
No more talking to be done. Let’s go ⚪️ @Official_BRFC https://t.co/Q9sT2jn7yk— josh barrett (@10Joshbarrett) January 7, 2020
His family and friends aren’t going to like spending time around Josh now he’s chosen to live life as a mute.
A player @AliMaxwell_ was so excited about he once wrote 2,000 words on him, joining @GeorgeElek’s beloved Yellows - oh yes https://t.co/D0enaEw33a— Not The Top 20 Pod (@NTT20Pod) January 8, 2020
*xf*rd United are basically a Reading FC cast-off club now.
Interesting how many of the current Oxford team have been at Reading. Baptiste, Dickie and Fosu particularly all made at Reading, let go without ceremony and likey to make #oufc millions. pic.twitter.com/CbgHJLTOGD— George Elek (@GeorgeElek) January 8, 2020
I'm not too sure they'll make Oxford millions personally— Andrew Savory (@adsavory) January 8, 2020
For most of the players mentioned (with the exception of an aging Mackie, who was only on loan at Reading, & possibly Kelly) their ceiling is probably League 1, and millions won't be thrown around at that level #readingfc https://t.co/W0ohkM6wUn
Seven Championship clubs charging away fans more than any Premier League side.— The Athletic UK (@TheAthleticUK) January 9, 2020
The third-best attended league in Europe is in danger of being left behind as away fans are charged high prices.
More from @mjshrimper.
#TwentysPlenty https://t.co/8LaUi9UZWT— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) January 9, 2020
And more clubs need to follow suit. Sort it out, @MostOfTheChampionship.
The busy Christmas spell? @ReadingFC completed it.— Sky Bet (@SkyBet) January 9, 2020
A Mark Bowen masterclass saw the #Royals march up the @SkyBetChamp ladder in style. pic.twitter.com/AZpM4h9Mh7
Please don’t win it!
There is a very real curse and we could do without it, TYVM.
A’ite, I’m about done here.
Until next week.