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50 Football Folk To Follow On Twitter

27/04/2012 11:58 | Updated 26 August 2012

Football and Twitter is a concoction as lethal as Bart shaking Homer's can of Duff beer on April Fools' Day.

Players have gotten into trouble for homophobic comments and threatening fans. One tweeter was sentenced to jail for racially insulting Fabrice Muamba shortly after his collapse, and others have recently been exposed as Ched Evans sympathisers after he was imprisoned for raping a 19-year-old woman.

Away from the darker side of the Twittersphere, there is an acerbic streak of supporters who, although separated by success, are united by their idealism in football returning to a better place.

So here is a list of 50 must-follow footballing folk on Twitter and some of their finest 140 character-max efforts...

@The_Paris_Angel
Witty Manchester City match-goer who likes Gary Neville. As a pundit.

@andresred
Football finance expert. An essential follow in the current climate.

@honigstein
A funny, yet erudite, German. Wunderbar!

@KayLMurray
Teesside lass done good bringing you all the info on Real Madrid.

@andybrassell
European football expert informing you of what you won't have seen.

@georgina_turner
Passionate and knowledgeable writer with a hankering for nostalgia.

@david_conn
Renowned investigative journalist in football.

@barcastuff
Incessant updates on all things Blaugrana.

@LaureJames
French-speaking Norn Iron football queen.

@JPBIndy
One of the best young emerging journalists.

@TheFCF
Football anarchists spawned from the fanzine culture.

@acjimbo
Football Italia god.

@MiguelDelaney
Spanish-Irish expert on many things more than Spanish and Irish football.

@James_Dart
YouTube guru. If you need it, he will find it.

@TheSquareBall
Looking on the bright side of life as a Leeds fan.

@MarinaHyde
A sane voice amidst the knee-jerkers of 21st century football.

@JamesDallESPN
Assertive writer and football idealist.

@RedIssue
Cutting satirists.

@SlideShowsSteve
Long-suffering Evertonian who is fed up of David Moyes.

@sportingintel
Exposing football's murky side.

@BeardedGenius
Photoshopping genius.

@herzogschild
Loquacious Dylan-lover who loathes Michael Owen.

@sidlowe
One of the finest Spanish football writers.

@TonyEvansTimes
Championing football's simpler times of the past.

@DoronSalomon
Youth football authority extraordinaire.

@Yids
Influential Spurs blogger with a wry view on all things Lilywhite.

@DarrenArsenal1
Honest Arsenal follower with his finger on the pulse.

@wengerknowsbest
If Le Prof was on Twitter.

Think Steve Fleming from The Thick of It, only on a madder scale.

@OliverKayTimes
Brilliant broadsheet scribe.

@lee_ryder
A northern soul on the Tyne.

@tomEurosport
Self-deprecating Arsenal fan.

@SamWallaceIndy
Scourge of Clive Allen and his handshake fascination.

@BeyondthePitch
Excellent football podcast from the US.

@TheMilanGuy
Committed Rossonera and expert on Italian football.

LaLigaLoca
Englishman in Spain on La Liga beat.

@WSC_magazine
Still going strong, still essential.

@DannyLast
Responsible for the superb European Football Weekends blog.

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