The best and funniest football-related tweets of the week, featuring the start of the new Premier League season, how Spurs got around image rights, the worst player reveal video of all time, and Hector Bellerin’s bizarre accent.
Ah, it’s good to have football back after a whole summer without it. Well, if you discount the international tournaments, like the Women’s World Cup, the Copa America and the Afcon. And Major League Soccer, Chinese Super League, League of Ireland, or any other domestic football scene that takes place in the summer. You know, apart from all of those, the football is back.
We’re talking, of course, about the Premier League, the sporting juggernaut that will soon subsume us all not before long. The turnstiles are back open to welcome match-going fans and the television companies that have fuelled the insatiable appetite of the English football supporter is back in full swing, ready to take your hard-earned money for the sake of a few hours of overpaid athletes kicking a ball around a field.
Don’t you just love that it’s back?! I won’t be watching much of it though. I’ll just be sitting here reading you all tweet about the football as you watch it. I live vicariously through you, dear reader.
The Premier League is back! Every club can finally put their well-laid plans into action.
Some teams enjoyed the opening weekend more than others.
Liverpool holding Norwich’s head in the toilet and screaming “WELCOME TO HIGH SCHOOL NERD” you hate to see it smh
— Aaron West (@oeste) August 9, 2019
How do we know they’re not though?
Mad that Adrian and Alisson are Liverpool's two senior goalkeepers and not just a couple from Doncaster that your parents befriended on that holiday to Mallorca when you were a kid.
— Si Lloyd (@SmnLlyd5) August 9, 2019
The transfer window is closed — sorry, SLAMMED SHUT — and I for one cannot wait to see Spurs’ latest recruit in action.
Tottenham couldn’t compete with the signings Newcastle were able to make on Deadline Day, though.
Imagine waking up from a 3 month coma to this picture https://t.co/7zpA8M4Z6M
— Pete (@pete_quinn1) August 8, 2019
It’s hard to believe Crystal Palace actually put this out into the world.
Crystal Palace just deleted this announcement video 😂 https://t.co/6PHIgjFQho
— Elliot Hackney (@ElliotHackney) August 7, 2019
This is how low Manchester United have fallen — getting roasted by a pizza chain on Twitter.
Hi @ManUtd does Ed still want this table booked under 'big name signing' or shall we cancel that one as well?
— Pizza Hut Restaurants (@pizzahutuk) August 8, 2019
The transfer market
Have Everton really spent more on Walcott and Iwobi than we did to sign Salah and Mané? pic.twitter.com/D6mZTSxeW9
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) August 8, 2019
Get you a man who talks about social issues with a Spanish Cockney accent.
Thank you to @bbcsport_david for asking me questions which usually football journalists don't! https://t.co/m0xmafZxzT
— Héctor Bellerín (@HectorBellerin) August 8, 2019
Ask stupid questions, get stupid answers.
At a guess I'd say they are cancelled, Gary. https://t.co/aaKXd2HLpI
— Deluded Brendan (@DeludedBrendan) August 7, 2019
The timing of this gave me a warm fuzzy feeling inside.
why is this so satisfying pic.twitter.com/c9DeeKWP1E
— Aaron West (@oeste) August 6, 2019
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