Friday, 13 May 2016

Top 4 on Friday - Twitter trolls

Top 4 on Friday is back. It's a light-hearted rundown of anything Tottenham, England or football related and may involve going off at severe tangents if a subject matter is hard to come by. 

This week looks at the Top 4 Twitter trollings involving Spurs players, staff or otherwise, who have either come out with an absolute gem to leave a rival looking silly - or just ended up with egg on their faces. 

4. Dier and Dele Alli

The morning after the night before for Spurs ace Dele Alli. We had just honked Stoke 4-0 at the Britannia in mid-April to close the gap on Leicester at the top. Harry Kane and Alli scored two apiece but the 20-year-old midfielder was guilty of one of the misses of the season. 

Played into the clear, Alli rounded keeper Shay Given, straightened up, adjusted his body towards an open goal and planted his shot against the foot of the post - before collapsed in a crumpled and red-faced heap on the turf. 

He made up for it by scoring a worldie volley later on but good mate Eric Dier was not going to let him forget it that easily and greeted him in the morning with a video of the miss on his Twitter account - because that's what friends are for!

3. @SpursOfficial get sunk by Bayern Munich

Tottenham hold a little-advertised record that has stood since the double-winning year of 1960-61 - 11 victories in a row to start a domestic season is the most ever across Europe's top five leagues (I can only presume that means England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany).

Well, Pep Guardiola's Bayern racked up ten at the start of this season but drew with Eintract Frankfurt at the end of October to end their hopes - and our official Twitter account could not resist a bit of a dig.

Nice, touch, but it was nothing compared to the Bavarians' response, putting us firmly in our place and reopening the wounds of 2012, when Chelsea's Champions League final win over Bayern cost us a Champions League spot. When did the Germans develop a decent s
sense of humour?

2. Vardy hits back at Kane

Another one from this season's run-in after Harry and was a sitting duck Kane had posted an Instagram pic of four lions on the prowl as a cheeky nod to say "we're coming for you!"

But needless to say, as our title challenge faded Kane was a sitting duck. And hours before our 2-2 draw with Chelsea handed Leicester the title, Vardy tweeted a frame from the Lion King as bad-guy Scar is clinging on for dear life before falling to his demise.

1. #AskJackWilshere

Simply the best trolling episode we have seen - ever.  And it happened this week. Arsenal's Jack Wilshere had agreed to do a fans Q&A session on Twitter for ESPN. But when the time came, the questions were not what he expected as Spurs fans and others weighed in to absolutely crucify the injury-prone midfielder.

You can see the carnage for yourself on Twitter with the hashtag #AskJackWilshere

But the pick of the comedy insults included "Are you getting enough vitamin D in Dele Alli's shadow?", "where will you be watching the Euros?", "Has your career as an NHS patient been hampered by having to play the odd football match?".

But best of all was "Have you ever been involved in an accident that was not your fault?" 

Maybe time to concentrate on the football, Jack?

Check back next week for more Top 4 on Friday. 

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