Tweets of the Week: Mourinho backlash, Shelvey exploits, Del Piero meltdown and more!

By Jonny Abrams

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Alessandro Del Piero, prominent amongst our tweets of the week
Del Piero… Nostalgia junkie (Image: James Adams)

Our tweets of the week have arrived, and what a week it’s been! Mourinho’s Chelsea done gone lost at home to Basel, Jonjo Shelvey turned in the most confusing performance ever…

…and Italy legend Alessandro Del Piero went travelling back in time. All this and a relatively decent amount more in our tweets of the week!

Take it away, various football-related figures…

Extra Letter of the Week


Mourinho – Special Once

— MUFC_blog (@mufc_blog) September 18, 2013

Solemn Vow of the Week

Barney Ronay, Guardian

I've taken a solemn vow to spend the rest of my life writing articles about whether Chelsea are in crisis or not http://t.co/pOOeQY4Lqr

— Barney Ronay (@barneyronay) September 19, 2013

Twisted Logic of the Week

Rodney Marsh, ex-Fulham, Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers

When Native American Indians leave their tribe, they never return. It's bad luck for the tribe. #mourinho?

— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) September 19, 2013

Chelsea aren’t a Native American tribe, Rodney.

Man of the Match of the Week

Jonjo Shelvey, Swansea City

Only one 'man of the match' in this game! Jonjo Shelvey has been the best player for both teams.

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 16, 2013

#Shelvey has been everywhere. He's had more touches in this game tonight than Jack Rodwell's had in his entire career.

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 16, 2013

Shelvey has had a hand in all four goals (at both ends). He can't get the match ball but they should give him the air from it in a balloon.

— Danny Baker (@prodnose) September 16, 2013

Weird-Looking Apology of the Week

Jonjo Shelvey, Swansea City

Swansea's Jonjo Shelvey apologises after handing goals to Liverpool http://t.co/dMqDVe51jO via @guardian

— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) September 17, 2013

Breakdown of the Week

Jonjo Shelvey, Swansea City

Jonjo Shelvey comes over all emotional after letting his #Swansea team mates down against #Liverpool. pic.twitter.com/TS6PoOE69Q #LFC #SCFC

— V2 Football (@v2Football) September 17, 2013

Strange Thing to Say of the Week

Davie Provan, Sky Sports

"Whatever age he lives to, he's been the story of the match so far." Bit of a non-sequitur there from Davie.

— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) September 16, 2013

@MiguelDelaney Was he suggesting that Shelvey is having such a bad night that he might actually die here?

— Iain Macintosh (@iainmacintosh) September 16, 2013

Acid Trip of the Week

Betfair Poker

Rooney scores! He removes his headband to reveal a third eye. "I HAVE PERCEPTION BEYOND ORDINARY SIGHT!" he bellows at the wind.

— Betfair Poker (@Betfairpoker) September 17, 2013

Gibberish of the Week

Jordan Graham, Aston Villa

Cristiano Ronaldo hatrick goal is goal of the night. 2 steps, cuts inbetween 2 dons, push with left then left foot top bins. Yeah talk to me

— Jordan Graham (@jordandakid) September 17, 2013

ZING! of the Week

Old Trafford's atmosphere is more dead than Rooney's hair transplant.

— Daniela Alex (@hanidani) September 17, 2013

Ungodliness of the Week

Leyton Orient’s 100% start to the season

@LukeEdwardsTele Something is profoundly wrong in the universe, Luke. You know and I know it. Orient being good isn't right. It's unGodly.

— Iain Macintosh (@iainmacintosh) September 17, 2013

“Describe Yourself in Three Words” of the Week

Bernie Slaven, ex-Middlesbrough

Frustrating , Frustrating, Frustrating.

— Bernie Slaven (@bernieslaven) September 17, 2013

Sophisticate of the Week

James McArthur, Wigan Athletic

Geordie shore is back. Watch people getting pissed and make a fool of themselves. #goodtv

— James Mcarthur (@jamesmcarthur16) September 17, 2013

Riposte of the Week

James McClean, Wigan Athletic

Lunch finished chill now before pre match lookin forward to the night #wafc #europe p.s the sunderland fans sending me "charming" mesgs…..

— James McClean (@JMcC_23) September 19, 2013

….break your legs means goodluck so a suppose thanks :) dont be sad and pathetic worry about your own team

— James McClean (@JMcC_23) September 19, 2013

Good Question of the Week

Bradley Johnson, Norwich City

Why (unlike dog owners) don't horse riders have to pick up "their" horses when they do it in the road or on the path?

— Bradley Johnson (@Bradley4Johnson) September 19, 2013

Good Answer of the Week

This guy

@Bradley4Johnson Dog poo contains bacteria and other pathogens whereas horse poo doesn't

— Gareth Dean (@grdean) September 19, 2013

Weirdo of the Week

Alessandro Del Piero, Sydney FC

19/09/1993,8:40:alarm clock goes off in Villar. No other thoughts but match: today there's Juve-Reggiana,I'll be on the bench. Now breakfast

— Alessandro Del Piero (@delpieroale) September 19, 2013

19/9/93,10.45 am.Meeting with Mr.G.Agnelli in his residence in Villar is postponed. He is busy for the visit in Torino of Raissa Gorbaciova.

— Alessandro Del Piero (@delpieroale) September 19, 2013

19/9/1993, 11.30 am I'm calling home: "Mom, dad happy wedding anniversary! We'll speak after the match…" #ADP10+10

— Alessandro Del Piero (@delpieroale) September 19, 2013

19/9/1993, 12 pm: lunch and then leaving for Torino. Trapattoni give the team composition…

— Alessandro Del Piero (@delpieroale) September 19, 2013

in offense will play Ravanelli, Baggio and Moeller. I will wear the jersey n.16

— Alessandro Del Piero (@delpieroale) September 19, 2013

19/9/93, 2.20 pm: the bus is almost arrived at the Delle Alpi Stadium. Knowing that I will find my jersey in the locker room it excites me.

— Alessandro Del Piero (@delpieroale) September 19, 2013

19/9/93,h.15 Team @AC_Reggiana1919:Sardini Torrisi Zanutta Accardi Sgarbossa De Agostini Morello Scienza Ekstroem Picasso Padovano.#Adp10+10

— Alessandro Del Piero (@delpieroale) September 19, 2013

19/9/93,4pm: Juve-Reggiana, kickoff. I'm sitting on the bleachers, it's already a great achievement.Hoping for my moment to come…#Adp10+10

— Alessandro Del Piero (@delpieroale) September 19, 2013

19/9/93, 5.35pm: Juve-Reggiana, after the goal of Ravanelli and Moeller, at 32' Roberto Baggio scored a goal. The match is saved #adp10+10

— Alessandro Del Piero (@delpieroale) September 19, 2013

5.38 pm: Trapattoni is looking at me, yes his really looking at me…he is asking me to enter the field…

— Alessandro Del Piero (@delpieroale) September 19, 2013

5:38…My moment is arrived: Ravanelli is coming out, I'm getting in. Debut in Torino. #adp10+10

— Alessandro Del Piero (@delpieroale) September 19, 2013

5.40 pm: Di Livio his getting forward, his crossing is for me. I let the ball cross over, I'm looking the goal area, left foot. GOALLLLLL!

— Alessandro Del Piero (@delpieroale) September 19, 2013


— Alessandro Del Piero (@delpieroale) September 19, 2013

5.50 pm: Juventus-Reggiana 4-0: Ravanelli, Moeller, Baggio, Del Piero. My story has started, twenty years ago. #Adp10+10 #OneLove

— Alessandro Del Piero (@delpieroale) September 19, 2013

Those were our tweets of the week, just for you. Tune in on Monday for our tweets of the weekend!