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To Tweet Or Not To Tweet – That Is The Question

9:57 am, Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

We thought Twitter can be very dangerous for celebrities in general,  and footballers in particular.



And after Jose Enrique’s recent tweet plus a number of Joey Barton’s tweets that caused one or two problems, Newcastle will be meeting with all Premier League clubs shortly, to discuss the use of social media in football.

It also seems that Alan Pardew is concerned by footballers’ use of Twitter,  and  thinks that the use of  social media in general needs to be looked at closely.

This is what Alan said today:

“I think Twitter is very dangerous. You can say things when emotionally when it is probably not the best time to try and express your feelings.”

“That does not reflect well on people. A lot of players will be embarrassed by some of the stuff they put on there.”  “I am not against free speech and am all for people expressing themselves.”

“They just have to be very careful.”

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson recently said he was considering banning Twitter at the Red Devils.

And he added he didn’t understand how his players had the time to tweet all the stuff they tweet.

When I’m out to breakfast two or three times a week with one of my twin sons Paul,  he’s always  checking his phone as stuff comes in.

Maybe he gets up to 8 messages in an hour, and I ask him who was that and what do they want, and it’s invariably one of his friends  wondering what he’s doing.

As Alex said, how do people have the time for this stuff?

Comments welcome.



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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 spitfire_ // Jul 26, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    No to tw@ter… Joseph can comfirm that. Everyone rememberd what he say right after Captain Greedy was sold… and now he wanna stay.

  • 2 JohnnyBrookes // Jul 26, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    her’s a Posi post from me :) shock I know:

    But this would be an ideal 3 signings for us.

    Patrick Van Anholt
    Rodellega
    Krancjar

    I’m amazed no-one has gone in for Kranjcar, overpriced or not, he is still a class act, and wont get game time at spurs. Suits us perfectly, and will be a ready made replacement if Srfa succumbs to injury.

  • 3 ~Cheik Mate~ // Jul 26, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Van aanholt signed a 4 yr contract like less then 2 months ago…

    We do not need another centralish Midfielder, so Krancjar would be a waste of the very limited funds we have, when we need a Forward and presumably a new left back after The bulls outburts.

  • 4 quitesimple // Jul 26, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    @2

    Would take all three, Rodallega would be an excellent signing, should try and unsettle him with a cheeky bid.

  • 5 Kris // Jul 26, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    just bullshite

  • 6 Geordiedoonsooth // Jul 26, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Players should be banned from using twitter & other social networks to discuss anything about the club

  • 7 kingkev9 // Jul 26, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Just a quick message for KIDDA : do your research properly son. You berated me for saying we signed Les Ferdinand when he was 28? Check the record books you complete #ucking muppet. No point arguing with a numpty like you who doesn’t know what he is talking about. He was signed at 28 and sold at 30. Idiot.

  • 8 dave 1961 // Jul 26, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    you could not have a better person than Pardew to dictate about saying some thing they later regret, remind me was Carroll sold, did Barton get a new contract, is our squad to big, is it to small, is our squad thin on the ground, does ba have a knee problem.

  • 9 SirAlan // Jul 26, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Jose Enrique is only stating the TRUTH so now Owner (Ashley) and puppets like Pardew want to suppress it…not suprised as Lying is second nature to those people

  • 10 ronjohno // Jul 26, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Try going up to your Bosses and tell them what you think of them in private never mind public. I tried it in a job 15 years ago – dole not nice.

    Whatever his grievance Enrique should have kept it to himself. The only other thing I can see here is why Twitter gets all the blame – he could just as easily have told The Sun.
    Also think Enriques advisors have an agenda here.
    I am no fan of Ashley but no head of business gives out finacial information,plans etc until year end or Annual General Meetings etc etc
    I am getting tired of the word liars being banded about . You would think all you people out there were paragons of virtue sitting on high horses and pretending to be whiter than white.
    SO NONE OF YOU EVER TELL LIES .
    Yeah that will be right.

  • 11 Spartan // Jul 26, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    So was Pardew lying or telling the truth when he said they’d offered Enrique an excellent new contract. The club are quite happy to make untrue staements to the press but get upset when they are proven to be liars.

  • 12 Davies // Jul 26, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Ban players from using it. If you can’t ban them from using it, ban them from discussing anything related to NUFC on it. Some of the crap players post in the heat of the moment is worse than the rubbish printed in the Mail et al.

    This is the sort of thing that stirs up unrest among the already belligerent reactionaries.




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