Twitter has quickly become football’s favourite form of social media, many of the world’s greatest players are regular Tweeters and give shout outs to supporters post games. It has been a great link for fans to catch the latest news on transfer deadline day, we can also see exactly what pundits and players have to say, the good the bad and the Barton.
Of course Twitter can be a double edged sword, Gus Poyet famously found out he’d lost his post as Brighton Manager while live on air with the BBC. Some players have been fined for outbursts while at other clubs social media is simply outlawed by stricter managers. And then there’s Joey Barton.
But finding the best Twitter accounts to follow can be a tricky task so here at StagWeb HQ we have put together our World Cup Squad of the best Football Twitter accounts to keep you in touch with all the latest news from Brazil 2014.
If you’re a fan we recommend you check out;
Official Twitter feed for MOTD.
Perhaps the home of English football coverage. Latest news on games and everything football related.
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) May 12, 2014
“Football, a few seconds at a time”
Bite-size videos and commentary. A brilliant footie fix on the go.
“…because simply scoring a penalty would be too easy.” http://t.co/RTlC3xbIqs
— Football Vines (@Footy_Vines)
Humorous but wholehearted, polished but readable, substantial but accessible, it’s football’s most insightful brand – with added F.U.N.
Their won description sums them up rather nicely.
— FourFourTwo (@FourFourTwo) May 22, 2014
“My players have top quality, exceptional character & an outstanding attitude.”
Some might say he’s a bit ‘mental’ (Spurs fans we’re looking at you here) but this spoof account could well be run by Glen Hoddle
Have I made a decision yet on dinner? No. But I am active in the market. If I find a dinner of exceptional quality, I will eat it.
— Wenger Knows Best (@wengerknowsbest) May 23, 2014
“Official Soccer AM Twitter.”
It’s the official Soccer AM Twitter – does what is says on the tin.
Who’s going to produce that AGGUUUEEERRROOOOOOOOO moment today?
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) May 11, 2014
Bearded Geunius doesn’t give a description but he has gained a massive following with incisive and well reasoned football commentary on all aspects of the game.
Like most of you, I wouldn’t trust Woodward with a shopping list in Lidl.
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius)
Football skills, tricks and GOLAZOs. The beautiful game at its best.
Top skills and showboating vines from around the world.
Ryan Giggs will always be remembered for this!… http://t.co/nYrFL54JL5
— Football Showboats (@ShowboatVines)
A Steven Gerrard own goal right now would break the internet.
— Match of the Dave (@MatchOfTheDave) May 5, 2014
Once kicked a ball about. Now talk about kicking a ball about. Still flogging spuds.
Was one of England’s greatest players so you can’t ignore his thoughts on the game. Plus he’s bloody funny to boot!
There is nowt, nowt quite like football.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 24, 2014
The official Twitter page for Opta Sports’ football coverage
Solid stats on every aspect of the game. Seriously addicitive stuff for footie stattos and nerds.
162 – Ryan Giggs has recorded the most assists in @premierleague history (162). Assistant.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 19, 2014
The one & the original, accept no imposters. Bringing you all the best jokes, pictures and facts.
The lighter side of the game in Twitter form. Memes and gags that take no prisoners.
David Luiz arrives in Paris for his medical.
— Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys)
Currently the QPR manager, either until we get relegated or something better comes along.
Brilliant spoof account of the man who would be England manager (if it wasn’t for the pesky rascals at the (FA).
Sandra asked what time West Ham kicked off tonight. I said about every 10 minutes..!
— Harry Redknapp (@hazza_redknapp) January 8, 2014
Writer for Football365, Sky Sports and others. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another pundit we’d urge you to check out, top stuff from a true fan of the beautiful game.
Romelu Lukaku turned 21 a fortnight ago. He’s just scored his 82nd career goal. Decent effort.
— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) May 26, 2014
Great football theory and links for serious fans of the beautiful game.
* Selfie klaxon* Eden Hazard with his Belgium team mates. Some talent right there. pic.twitter.com/sWVUEIANAJ
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 27, 2014
Adam Hurrey’s analysis of the language of football
More light hearted football banter and great game updates.
These Wembley final jester hats should be sold with a warning that you may be seen crying on camera in it a couple of hours later.
— Football Clichés (@FootballCliches) May 24, 2014
Football feature writer for Sky Sports.
Adam Bate, despite the fact that he’s a Leeds fan (just kidding) he has a great deal to say about the game and it’s well worth reading.
Gary Neville on my flight in business. Chris Waddle in economy. Still can’t find room for flair players at highest level in this country…
— Adam Bate (@ghostgoal) May 25, 2014
Panic at the Isco.
— Matthew Stanger (@MatthewStanger) May 24, 2014
The Official Twitter Account of Michael Owen
Just like Gary Linekar but without the crisp adverts.
10 European Cups for Real Madrid. What a club.
— michael owen (@themichaelowen) May 24, 2014
Breathing fire over the wheat fields of the beautiful game. This is a parody account; in NO way related to Sam Adams, Sam Neill, Sam Allardyce or Sam Fox.
Totally irreverent but hilariously funny. Certailny one to follow but not for feinthearted footy fans.
Steve Bruce will be hurting right now but comfort eating won’t help. A naked snap of my chiselled frame will give him the strength he needs.
— notBigSam (@TheBig_Sam) May 17, 2014
Small minds can’t comprehend big spirits. To be great, you have to be willing to be mocked, hated and misunderstood. Stay strong.
Football tweeting legend!!!
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) May 24, 2014