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SportsSeptember 11, 2015

Back of the ‘Net: Austin Powers and Chill – the Week in Premier League Twitter


The international break is a special time on Premier League Twitter. Lots of joyful plane and bus selfies as players disperse around the world and catch up with their countrymen, tempered by the grim spectacle of the non-internationals left behind to fend for themselves.

Easily the saddest tweet of the week from Jermain Defoe. At least new Crystal Palace striker Connor Wickham was using his time off productively.

Probably the biggest story of the international break was Wayne Rooney netting an 84th minute penalty against Switzerland to break Bobby Charlton’s England goalscoring record. The Manchester United legend celebrated on Twitter with a timeless there/their mix-up.

It’s fine. Just leave it.

Dear Die Hard

Some great, great fan engagement for the Maze Runner franchise from Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge.

Ryan Bennett, the Premier League’s leading TV critic

Norwich City centre back Ryan Bennett is a footballer after our own hearts, watching an awful lot of TV over the international break. He loves a bit of Grand Designs and passive aggressively watching Austin Powers.

There was quite a bit of Premier League heat for First Dates – Ashley Young was all over it as well. Suspect it would probably pair very nicely with a cheeky Nando’s – stay tuned for an exclusive Spinoff experiential investigation.

Premier League Dad of the Week

Heartwarming stuff from Manchester City hard man and proud dad Vincent Kompany. Genuinely very cool to see a Premier League player supporting his club’s Women’s team.

Come on, you Nerds

Really lovely pic. Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen shamelessly outing himself and his teammates as a massive robber-fearing, long-road-building nerds.

Fancy a cheeky Audi?

Aston Villa youngster Lewis Kinsella is moving up in the world and no longer needs this old piece of crap Audi A5 convertible. Pop it on Birmingham Gumtree while you’re at it imo.

Premier League Doppelganger of the Week

Congratulations to Newcastle United and England U17 representative on his outstanding resemblance to New Zealand television presenter Dominic Bowden.

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