Tweets of the Weekend: Premier League opening day special

Featuring contributions from Gary Lineker, Kevin Bridges, Nicolle Begovic, USA Soccer Guy and many more.

Plan B
Plan B makes Eagles bow (as in Crystal Palace debut, not that he forces birds of prey to kneel before him)

Tweets of the Weekend! Premier League opening day special! Stick that in your face and read it!

Take it away, various football types…

Shock Debut of the Weekend

Plan B, Crystal Palace

Liked the look of Plan B for Palace after they conceded – hopefully the approach they take forward. Spurs solid rather than spectacular.

— DAVID JONES (@DavidJonesSky) August 18, 2013

Arsenal Fan of the Weekend

Swiss Ramble

Congratulations to Arsenal for managing my expectations down to a level where I'm neither angry nor surprised.

— Swiss Ramble (@SwissRamble) August 17, 2013

Hyperbole of the Weekend


This referee is history’s greatest monster

— arseblog (@arseblog) August 17, 2013

Comic Subtlety of the Week

Kevin Bridges, comedian

Arsenal fans going mental… First game of the season, the new signings will take time to bed in, relax man.

— Kevin Bridges (@kevinbridges86) August 17, 2013

Stadium Announcer of the Weekend


The stadium announcer at Stamford Bridge declares "I'm looking forward to introducing this manager more than the last one …"

— Oliver Kay (@OliverKayTimes) August 18, 2013

Stadium Announcer of the Weekend II

West Ham’s

West Ham PA announcer after reading out the Arsenal result: "It's almost worth not being top of the league for that score, isn't it?"

— Nick Szczepanik (@NickSzczepanik) August 17, 2013

Stadium DJ of the Weekend


Should I Stay or Should I Go by The Clash playing at Anfield. At least someone at #LFC has a sense of humour #Suarez

— Richard Buxton (@Richard_Buxton_) August 17, 2013

Volcano of the Weekend

Upton Park

Billy Bonds picking up his lifetime achievement award – Upton Park has litterally errupted pic.twitter.com/yprhUYd1iF

— Ian Abrahams (@BroadcastMoose) August 17, 2013

Jermaine PedantJermaine Pedant says… See me.

WAG of the Weekend

Nicolle Begovic

So proud of @asmir1! Well done! Great performance. pic.twitter.com/h2SDWhXjYH

— Nicolle Begovic (@Nicolle_Begovic) August 17, 2013

Incidentally, this was retweeted by Edin Džeko.

Former Manchester City player and chairman had this somewhat contestable take on it…

Great opening game! The PL is back. How can you give the losing teams goalkeeper the Man of the Match?!!! Bizarre!

— Franny Lee (@FrannyLee7) August 17, 2013

Parody Account of the Weekend

USA Soccer Guy

If ever a franchise sounded ready for soccer, it's Stoked City. They play the Liver Ducks real soon. #EPLOpeningDay

— Soccer Guy (@usasoccerguy) August 17, 2013

Superlative of the Weekend

Jonathan Liew, The Telegraph, for “spookily excellent”

BT Sport's coverage of Liverpool v Stoke has been spookily excellent so far

— Jonathan Liew (@jonathanliew) August 17, 2013

Creepily fantastic stuff, Jonathan!

Self-Deprecation of the Weekend

Plymouth Argyle

Makes a change to hear a team other thatn #pafc get jeered when they leave the pitch #pafc

— Plymouth Argyle FC (@Only1Argyle) August 17, 2013

Honesty of the Weekend

Ellis Harrison, Bristol Rovers

Sorry for people who paid to watch me today.. I was shit..!

— Ellis Harrison (@EllisHarrison1) August 17, 2013

Conflict of Interests of the Weekend

Byron Lawrence, Ipswich Town

Mignolet and walters both in my sun dream team.. Wasn't sure if I wanted that pen to go in or not

— Byron Lawrence (@ByronLawrence) August 17, 2013

Fair Warning of the Weekend

Tyrone Mings, Ipswich Town

Footballs back, drakes album, FIFA and GTA out in September … Gonna be a lonely Autumn for you females

— Tyrone Mings (@tyronemings1) August 17, 2013

Attentiveness of the Weekend

David Cotterill, Doncaster Rovers

Sky I'm sure this is Valencia and not zaha by the way! #messedup pic.twitter.com/zN5b0COGK0

— David Cotterill (@cotterill_david) August 17, 2013

‘In the Wars’ of the Weekend

Blair Adams, Coventry City

Look like ive done 3 rounds with @lee_mould #warwounds pic.twitter.com/o8JTrWRnxV

— Blair Adams (@blair_adams) August 17, 2013

Critique of the Weekend

John Oster, ex-Everton, Reading and Sunderland

Poleon for Leeds quick,strong,direct. But also brain dead,clumsy,no awareness #canthaveitall

— John Oster (@johnnyost) August 17, 2013

Love Thy Neighbour of the Weekend

Bruce Dyer, ex-Barnsley

Who would you rather lose BFC fans Leeds or @swfc ??

— Bruce Dyer (@Bruce10Dyer) August 17, 2013

Put-Down of the Weekend

Gary Lineker, Match of the Day to Alan Sugar, The Apprentice

MOTD's running order this season, after constant griping, will be alphabetical order.

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 17, 2013

@GaryLineker RT: MOTD's running order this season, after constant griping, will be alphabetical order……@piersmorgan A is first: Arsenal

— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) August 17, 2013

@Lord_Sugar @piersmorgan Very impressed by your knowledge of the alphabet.

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 17, 2013

Obsequiousness of the Weekend

Oliver Holt, Mirror

Enjoyed MOTD last night. @GaryLineker quality as always and Danny Murphy a good addition. Him and Shearer right about second Villa pen

— Oliver Holt (@OllieHolt22) August 18, 2013

Rascal of the Weekend

Guy Butters, ex-Brighton and Hove Albion, Gillingham, Portsmouth and Tottenham Hotspur

Couldn't resist tampering with this still of Justin Edinburgh #JaWohlMeinHerr pic.twitter.com/tjynTZKaqx

— Guy Butters (@GuyButters) August 18, 2013

Tune in on Friday for our Tweets of the Week!