Ahh Twitter….. I still sometimes wonder what the point of it is, but it can’t be ignored as it’s serious stuff these days and reaches millions of people at the touch of a button.
That’s an awful lot of potential reach at the end of your fingertips!
Celebrities use it to keep in touch with us mere mortals without having to actually get dirty and meet us in person. News channels break news instantly while businesses reach out to consumers offering them deals and engaging with customers. Even footballers have started using it more and more, some wisely, some not so wisely. There are a few people who seem to milk it though. It’s like a drug to them and they get high off the attention. They are the Twitter Twatterers of NUFC.
You know what I’m on about right? They are the people who claim to have inside knowledge of transfer dealings and general goings on at Newcastle. They are wrong, and have been proven to be wrong the vast majority of the time, but people still listen to them. Here are my top three.
@toonmania1892 – Personally I’ve not seen this one on action although it was recommended for my 5hit-list by a few people. Toonmania is currently adamant that we are about to witness a flurry of transfer activity at Newcastle United that includes Jose Enrique staying at St James’ Park. I’ll not be rushing to the bookies just yet…
@ChrisyYatesITV – Emmanuel Adebayor and Gael Clichy were seriously under consideration by Newcastle, and Charles N’Zogbia entered contract talks with us back on June 18th according to this ITV correspondent. ITV have since confirmed that he does not actually correspond for them at all. Funny that eh? Listen to him at your peril as he talks absolute crap. He now claims that his account has been hacked for months and that only his newest tweets are his own.
And saving the “best” until last. The man who started it all off for me….
@cwarr07 – Recently been made to look like an arsehole by Joey Barton, and then by numerous other people, the man behind the moniker is prone to making some bold claims. To his credit he got one or two right, but he has got so many more wrong that it looks as though he fluked the ones he called right. I’ll probably be blocked for daring to go against him as that seems the standard practice if he doesn’t like the heat, but for me he is the #1 Twitter twat when it comes to NUFC.
Now cover your eyes and ears if you don;t like swearing, but here is the disclaimer: DO NOT FOLLOW ANY OF THESE AS THEY ARE FULL OF SHITE!
If you want to follow some gossip, because we all love a bit of gossip now and then, then take a peek at @MsiDouglas as he knows more about what is going on than any of them and doesn’t make outlandish claims that he can’t back up. Of course, don’t forget to follow us here at @nufcblogcouk if you aren’t already doing so.
As for the top three, treat them like a firework – hold them at arms length!