The funniest and best football-related tweets from an absolutely mental week, featuring Glenn Hoddle, John Aldridge and Brian Kerr losing their minds, Marcelo Bielsa’s secret motivational trick, West Brom’s Twitter account on fleek, and Glenn Murray’s role in the impending apocalypse.
It’s been quite a week of football. Beginning with Manchester United being held to a draw by Huddersfield Town in the Premier League and ending with four teams in two European finals, we have been truly spoiled these past seven days.
Everywhere you looked, English teams were winning so much they got sick of winning.
What a season. An all English Champions League final. An all English Europa League final. An all English Super Cup. And let's not forget that it's an all English FA Cup final as well. And we had an all English Carabao Cup final.
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) May 9, 2019
A week that could only be explained thusly:
— Tottenham Hotspur (@Spurs_ES) May 8, 2019
But no one will be able to explain this to me:
John Aldridge doesn’t so much commentate as make guttural noises into a microphone.
That had nothing on Glenn Hoddle though, who was almost sent back to hospital by Rio Ferdinand’s gesticulations.
He whacked me 😂😂 I think the term is, scenes! 😎 https://t.co/aDgzqSryDY
— Glenn Hoddle (@GlennHoddle) May 9, 2019
On Irish television there was less performative wailing form the pundits, but no less excitement when Spurs staged their comeback against Ajax.
YOU NEED TO WATCH THIS.
Brian Kerr reacts to:
◼️ Spurs making it 2-2.
◼️ Spurs' 95th minute winner.
— Virgin Media Sport (@VMSportIE) May 8, 2019
Not everyone was as happy as Brian Kerr to see Spurs win though.
"Dear Mr UEFA, there are too many English teams in the Champions League final nowadays. Please eliminate Spurs. P.S. I am not a bitter Arsenal fan." pic.twitter.com/TmESBHniCQ
— Ireland Simpsons Fans (@iresimpsonsfans) May 8, 2019
This Tottenham is going to be having a long conversation with his wife when he gets home:
This Tottenham fan cracks us up! Apologising to his wife ahead of the Champions League final & claiming he may even rob a bank to get there 🤣 pic.twitter.com/ttShWHRBff
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) May 9, 2019
And now two legends of the game will face off in Madrid…
If you told me back in 2016 that one of the men in this photo would be a Champions League winner within three years I'd have wanted to know just how much Barcelona paid for Jack Colback. pic.twitter.com/QemIxwocNV
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) May 8, 2019
… in the Peter Crouch Derby.
cruyff final this, cruyff final that, shut the fuck up pic.twitter.com/VNHCrDxuRt
— laura (@lauraw97_) May 8, 2019
Elsewhere, Hector Bellerin might be having a bad season with injury, but he’s still very excited about Arsenal making the Europa League final.
ACTUALLY DONT STOP IT MATE https://t.co/88RMzbY28U
— Héctor Bellerín (@HectorBellerin) May 9, 2019
But now we have to look ahead to the final day of the Premier League…
When Glenn Murray scores his stoppage time equaliser against City pic.twitter.com/9zBmcI5VQS
— Si Lloyd (@SmnLlyd5) May 10, 2019
The proper stuff got underway on Saturday though with the playoffs, where Marcelo Bielsa was encouraging his Leeds United players ahead of the first leg against West Brom.
Marcelo Bielsa's management style is a big mood tbh pic.twitter.com/TC7grWI5bt
— Jon Mackenzie (@Jon_Mackenzie) May 9, 2019
We usually hate club banter, but this was actually not cringe-inducing from West Brom.
We haven't seen Anfield scenes like that since this day back in 2015. 👀😏
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) May 8, 2019
And they followed it up with this absolute doozy of a burn on Stoke City after the Potters tried to troll Albion after their 1-0 defeat to Leeds.
A few reasons why it was wise to delete this tweet 🙃
1) You finished 16th.
2) We beat you twice this year.
3) You finished 25 points behind us.
4) Your season was over in Feb.
5) 46 games. Just 45 goals.
6) Again. You finished 16th.
Get back to the beach 🏖 pic.twitter.com/aN7H245Ogy
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) May 11, 2019
Meanwhile, in the Greatest League in the World.
The42 published this brilliant mini-documentary about the man who sells programmes at St. Patrick’s Athletic’s games.
In Richmond Park there is a small portakabin nestled in the corner between the Main Stand and the West Stand.
The man inside, Pat O'Callaghan, has been selling progammes in Inchicore since the 80s, and has collected football memorabilia from around the world spanning decades. pic.twitter.com/yXULKXPhcI
— The42.ie (@The42_ie) May 11, 2019