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Twitter Tatter

August 22, 2009


So I was browsing through my Twitter, and as there’s a lot of Football on this weekend, all the pros are tweeting their hearts out. Here’s just a little view of what they’re getting up to.

I’ll start with Alecko Eskandarian, the LA Galaxy forward.
alecko11Headed to the HDC to watch the WPS Final, LA vs NJ. My prediction? 2-1 NJ and my twin sis Heather O’reilly will be WPS Finals MVP.

There are more abbreviations in there than a list of the World’s most famous charities! Prizes for knowing what he’s actually talking about (except Katie for obvious reasons).

Next up is Stuart Holden, USMNT player, revealing his generosity to fans to a Twitter friend.
stuholden22RT @keikamara: FOR 4 GAME TICKETS…WHAT DID I DO WHEN I SCORED MY 1st GOAL FOR THE DYNAMO? 1st complete answer wins my box seat BLESS.

Think I wanna get myself to one of his games!

Holden in the action again here, exchanging pleasantries with close mate Jozy Altidore.
stuholden22@JozyAltidore17 how did the debut go ? Congrats on the win bruv!

And Altidore’s reply.
JozyAltidore17@stuholden22 it was sick my man I loved every second can’t wait for the next game

Nice to know the dude’s enjoying life over here. S’not all doom and gloom afterall!

Finally, Giuseppe Rossi treats us to an insight as to what life as a professional Footballer is really like.
GiuRo22heyyy…took a dip in the pool cuz its sooo hot now…gonna be watching soccer games the whole weekend..good one tonite – milan vs. siena.

I’m sure they work hard reaaaally.


11 Comments leave one →
  1. August 22, 2009 8:43 pm

    Headed to the HDC to watch the WPS Final, LA vs NJ. My prediction? 2-1 NJ and my twin sis Heather O’reilly will be WPS Finals MVP

    HDC = Home Depot Center
    WPS = Women’s Professional Soccer
    LA = Los Angeles
    NJ = New Jersey
    MVP = Most Valuable Player

    What do I get for prizes?!

  2. George permalink
    August 22, 2009 8:45 pm

    Niceeeee one! ;-).
    Well if we ever have a global meet up, i’ll buy you a pint. And yes i will get served.

  3. August 22, 2009 9:07 pm

    Aww Jozy seems like such a nice kid.
    Stuart Holden always makes me laugh. He’s a little bit fraternity, a little bit Jonas brother. If I were 10 years younger I’d probably think his frosted tips were the truth.

    The American guys seem like a tightknit group. I’m fascinated to know about a day in the life of a footballer. Pre-match meals, how much sleep the night before a match….mundane things but pre-twitter things we didn’t know about.

  4. George permalink
    August 22, 2009 9:15 pm

    The American guys seem much more intelligent than the English blokes. I like it. You get the likes of Rio who can’t spell ‘and’ if they tried, but these guys seem genuine good blokes.

    All hail USMNT!

    • August 22, 2009 10:24 pm

      Maybe it’s to do with the fact that most of the American men played at university. So they may not have been selected for enrollment based on academic achievement, but they’re still bound to pick something up while stuck in 4 years of higher education. The best schools for football here typically are also pretty tough academically.
      I think the British football programme typically sees lads come in at 13 and 14 and their paths are kind of laid out for them.

      You’ll catch a lot of misuse of “your” vs “you’re” and to/too in tweets so I wouldn’t hold my breath for any future Pulitzers from ex USMNT but they’re a good lot.

      Rio has a clever sense of humor at times. A lot of the English guys do. They probably just missed out on a challenging education.

      Sorry, though, man for man USMNT have above and beyond the fittest squad. USA are STACKED!

      • August 22, 2009 10:33 pm

        And also, unlike American college football where you’ll see the graduation rate of players extremely low, “soccer” players typically all graduate. Football stars are notoriously spoiled and not expected to actually complete the work of their courses and drop out after their final season ends in the winter and before graduation in May or June. “Soccer” doesn’t bring the millions in revenue into Universities here so the boys aren’t allowed to get away with bloody murder.

      • August 23, 2009 8:56 am

        LOL so true Katie. How many NFL players have gotten away with shooting, stabbings and drunk driving homicide? Crazy world. But just look at Stevie-G walking out of court in England though after beating up that guy “with boxer speed and accuracy”. Complete opposite world.

      • August 23, 2009 3:06 pm

        I was watching NCAA football with my brother once and a statistic popped up like “Southern Conference 25%” and he said that meant only 25% of seniors graduate. Something like that. Shocking!

  5. August 23, 2009 7:37 pm

    before i found the USMNT guys on twitter, my favourite footballers’ tweets came from the stoke city boys but they didnt last long though -less than a month.


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