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Walters retirement, Rice’s initiation song, and Spurs new stadium – Tweets of the Week

The funniest and best football-related tweets from the week gone by, featuring the retirement of one of football’s nice guys, Spurs new ground, Declan Rice, a sexagenarian Dave Beasant, and nineties Soviet CGI effects.

With no domestic football to keep us busy, this week’s tweets have more of an international flavour to them than usual.

Jon Walters retired from football this week at the age of 35.

The Irish international, who has struggled with an Achilles injury in recent months, was never the most talented of players, but he won the hearts of supporters for every team he played with his indomitable fighting spirit and, dare I say, pashun.

Even the teams he played against showed their appreciation for Walters.

Truly, one of the most likable figures in football.

Another player with injury problems of late is trying everything he can to get back onto the pitch…

Wonder if we could make a One Good Leg XI. Bellerin would actually get a game away from Arsenal then.

Meanwhile at Brexit:

Anyone else incredibly relieved Alan Pardew is no longer in the Premier League? Or football in general?

Football match or water polo?

Soviet television had the jump on Sky Sports in 1990.

A great photo from the 1982 World Cup in Spain. 

Dave Beasant has not aged well. 

We finally got a look at Tottenham’s new stadium this week.

Looks like Spurs will actually move into their home ground before the end of the season.

Declan Rice loves a bit of Irish trad.

We couldn’t let this week go without another mention of the West Ham midfielder, only the second footballer to have played for both England and the Republic of Ireland at senior level.

Read: Why there’s no need to lose the head over Declan Rice’s IRA gaffe

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