Football Tweets of the Weekend: Pearson, Ba, Owen, Ferdinand, Ginola and more!

Sir Alex Ferguson statue
Ferguson intends to watch over Moyes in this sort of stance (Image: Seanpaune)

“What a weekend of football!”

“Was it? Must have slipped my notice.”

“Wigan Athletic beat Manchester City in the FA Cup final!”

“Really? Cripes, I didn’t see that one coming.”

“Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes won their last home games as managers of Manchester United and Everton respectively!”

“Good for them. It’ll be interesting to see how that all pans out.”

“And Watford reached the playoff final in the most dramatic circumstances imaginable!”

“Wow. Do you have a video round-up of all this that you can show me?”

“No! That’s the exclusive copyright of the Premier League!”



“No, that’s okay. Is there anything else?”

“Well, there is Football Burp’s Football Tweets of the Weekend!”

“It’ll have to do.”

“Kill all humans!”

“What was that?”



Colin Murray

BREAKING NEWS: National Rail say all Wigan fans will have no probs getting back tonight from london as they will all be floating home #facup

— Colin Murray (@ColinMurray) May 11, 2013

Sympathy of the Weekend

Danny Baker

See TV still doesn’t really get football. There should be a red button option that goes to a camera JUST on the Man City supporters.

— Danny Baker (@prodnose) May 11, 2013

Mildly Humorous Exchange of the Weekend

Robbie Fowler and David James, ex-Liverpool

“@robbie9fowler: Last 3 managers to win Fa cup all called Roberto…Can’to waito to beo ao managero”Roberto Fowler for Everton??

— David James (@jamosfoundation) May 11, 2013

Contrasting Opinions of the Weekend

Michael Owen, Stoke City and Jaydon Gibbs, brother of Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs

I don’t care who you support, if Ferguson’s departing speech didn’t leave a lump in your throat I don’t know what will. Absolute legend.

— michael owen (@themichaelowen) May 12, 2013

Didnt understand a word Fergie said. Waffle.

— Jaydon Gibbs (@Jaydon_P_Gibbs) May 12, 2013

Drawn Parallel of the Weekend

Cédric Evina, Charlton Athletic

Leicester defo hate French men taking penalties for them in the play offs hahahaha

— Cédric Evina (@ceddyevina) May 12, 2013

Lest we forget…

Namesake of the Weekend

Nigel Pearson, Sky Sports and talkSPORT

Well that could be the end for me at Leicester.

— Nigel Pearson (@nigelpearson) May 12, 2013

Arf! of the Weekend

Darren Fletcher, BBC 5 Live

Touching tribute by referee Michael Oliver to Fergie in the Watford v Leicester game playing an additional 10 minutes

— Darren Fletcher (@DFletcherSport) May 12, 2013

“He Didn’t Design That Himself, Did He?” of the Weekend

Demba Ba, Chelsea


— Demba Ba (@dembabafoot) May 11, 2013

Making Friends of the Weekend

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

I see the HorsePunchers avoided relegation…

— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) May 12, 2013

Laying Down the Law of the Weekend

Marvin Morgan, ex-Shrewsbury Town

People need to understand I don’t give out freebies. Even the ” Blue Ticks ” be paying

— Marvin Morgan (@MarvinNMorgan) May 10, 2013

Newcastle Through and Through of the Weekend

Robbie Elliott, ex-Newcastle United

I actually still dream about what it would be like for #nufc to actually win a trophy and I even wake up with a hangover #cantevenimagine

— robbie elliott (@robbieelliott3) May 11, 2013

Grammatical Discontinuity of the Weekend

Rio Ferdinand, Manchester United

Bridcutt best player on the pitch tonight, disciplined, efficient + tenacity.

— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) May 10, 2013

Jermaine PedantJermaine Pedant says… In future, please commit to either all adjectives or all nouns when assessing someone or something.

Either of the following would be permissible:

“Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Liam Bridcutt is disciplined, efficient and tenacious.”

“Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Liam Bridcutt counts discipline, efficiency and tenacity amongst his traits.”

Congratulations on your winning goal against Swansea. Please mention my availability to your new manager.

Typo of the Weekend

Ahmad Benali, Brescia

Congratulations to Wigan, played like soldiers and McManoman was top draw

— Ahmad Benali (@AhmadBenali) May 11, 2013

Chris Tarrant, Man O Man


Artistic Spirit of the Weekend

Michael Duberry, ex-Chelsea and Oxford United

Check out my sausage sandwich, with the ketchup put on so artfully in The shape of a M! Haha #TeamRedSauce twitter.com/Original_Dubes…

— Michael Duberry (@Original_Dubes) May 11, 2013

Summary Justice of the Weekend

Jernade Meade, Arsenal

I had to punch up my brother quick, he thought it was ok to fart up in my bed!

— Jernade Meade (@Jernade_R_Meade) May 11, 2013

Curious Turn of Phrase of the Weekend

Gary Madine, Sheffield Wednesday

What a game!! Zola was absolutely eating canvas!

— Gary Madine (@GaryMadine9) May 12, 2013

Embattled Clown of the Weekend

Billy Bodin, Torquay United

People pie me for fun @gwrona just witnessed pure custard!!

— Billy Bodin (@BillyBodin9) May 12, 2013

Embattled Clown of the Weekend II

Callum Robinson, Aston Villa

I actually get mad when people pie me ! I hate rude people #chewoffit #kmt

— Callum Robinson (@CallumRobinson7) May 11, 2013

Talent Scout of the Weekend

Jonny Court, Hibernian

Anyone see the Watford physio! Makes the Chelsea one look like a dog #rubdown #groinplease

— Jonny Court (@JonnyCourt1) May 12, 2013

Kissed Collymore of the Weekend

Andy Morrison, ex-Manchester City and Plymouth Argyle

For the younger fans in the Green Man that don’t remember Andy Morrison,he looks like Brock Lesnar only scarier twitter.com/Kevinhorlock6/…

— Kevin Horlock (@Kevinhorlock6) May 10, 2013

@kevinhorlock6 that his him….had some battles with him kid !!!!! Ask him bout putting his tongue down stan collymore throat at fulham

— geoff horsfield (@geoffhorsfield1) May 10, 2013

Beg Pardon? of the Weekend

This guy

Depart pour Lyon.du retard a la gare.Ce soir match a me pas manquer

— David Ginola (@DavidGinolaCeze) May 12, 2013

@davidginolaceze did you just call me a retard??

— Phil Cross (@crossy_phil) May 12, 2013

Optimism of the Weekend

Danny Baker

Starting to get vague panic that football is ending for the summer. The good news: Because of World Cup, from August it goes on for 2 years!

— Danny Baker (@prodnose) May 12, 2013

All-Round Tweet of the Weekend

Jack Mills, Oxford City

If your girlfriend does this she’s a keeper twitter.com/JackMills36/st…

— Jack Mills (@JackMills36) May 12, 2013

Tune in on Friday for our Football Tweets of the Week!