Word on the Tweet: Wisdom tries cannibalism as age catches up with Rio Ferdinand

After another weekend of extraordinary footballing action, players past and present have taken to Twitterto express their views on almost everything but the beautiful game.

Jonjo Shelvey reveals a startling secret about Liverpool’s youth academy, whilst Joleon Lescott threatens to get the boys on Phil Neville ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton & Manchester City.

All that, and more, in Monday’s edition of Word on the Tweet…

“‘@LFCrookster: @shelveyJ @andrewisdom47x Jonjo what does Andre eat? He’s built like a tank, mental.’ People”

Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey reveals the secret to the Reds’ recent spate of gifted young players at Anfield.

“@tomclevz23 + Welbz just told me they were 7 + 5yrs old when I made my debut for West Ham….didn’t know whether to laugh or cry! #Vintage ! “

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand (pictured, right) realises his age when his younger team-mates give him a bit of stick.

“Currently in comet getting a Hoover on the cheap as they’re closing down #bargain”

“So what if I play football .. Don’t stop me from buying things on the cheap . Relax yourselves.”

Shelvey makes it clear that just because footballers earn millions of pounds, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t feeling the pinch of recession, too. We feel for you boys, we really do.  

“Wow!! The rain is so heavy that when I took my car back after training I thought someone proper cleaned it. #carwashweather “

Louis Saha of Sunderland continues in the same money-saving vein. Take note, Jonjo!

“@nurisahin05 @jose3enrique3 Kardes I still want to no why Jose didn’t wear a tshirt today??? #mediumisnotyoursizeJose #tiiiiiiggghhhtttttttt “

Brad Jones and Nuri Sahin mock Liverpool team-mate Jose Enrique for wearing a skin-tight shirt to training.

“I can’t believe how much England struggles with heavy rain. The roads come to a stand still. Other countries get rain for a month and cope “

Sunderland defender Titus Bramble paves the way for a future career at the Environment Agency with his insightful opinion on England’s recent floods.


“‘@JoleonLescott: @fizzer18 ha, sounds like Nev. You coming the game on Sat.’ Yes mate watch ur back in the tunnel!!!!”

“@fizzer18 hahaha. What a clown you are, think I might bring my 2 boys down to ruff you up. Oldest would be as big as you now.”

Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott and former Everton team-mate Phil Neville exchange threats ahead of the sides’ clash on Saturday. Easy boys, handbags down.

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