How not to do Social Media: Leeds United fans aren’t too happy with their club’s Twitter account

A little more than an hour remained on Deadline Day when Leeds United’s Twitter account sent out a tweet teasing their fans that more deals were set to be done by the club.

The Championship club got their fans all worked up, expecting some new additions to a squad hoping to secure a much higher finish than the previous season.

The first deal to come through saw Leeds striker Matt Smith complete a move to Fulham. Not exactly what the Elland Road faithful were hoping for. But there had to be at least one inbound player, right? RIGHT?

Nope. Two minutes before the transfer window closed, Leeds announced another departure. Well, maybe a post-deadline announcement was imminent?

Wrong again.

We can’t repeat them here, but the responses to Leeds’ final tweet give you a colorful picture of how the fans feel about staying up for an extra hour or so just to see two players sold. Not many will ever trust the @LUFC account again.


The perils of being a reporter on Deadline Day

On Deadline Day, almost anything can happen. A good rule of thumb is to expect the unexpected. But we’re not sure if Sky Sports reporter Gary Cotterill saw this one coming while reporting outside of West Ham’s grounds…

Cotterill actually did quite well to keep his cool during the silly-string attack. He may want to prepare for another wave of string as the Hammers have signed Pablo Armero on loan from Napoli.

(H/T SB Nation)


Premier League fans strike again during Sky Sports deadline day coverage

Transfer Deadline Day excites us with shocking last-minute signings and an endless supply of outrageous rumors that dominate our Twitter feeds. But the best part of all the madness? That would be fans sabotaging Sky Sports live reports.

As is tradition, an army of Sky Sports News reporters have been stationed at club grounds across England and beyond for the coverage of the closing of the transfer window, and, as always, Premier League fans have relished the opportunity to make a mockery of themselves on live television.

We’ll update you as soon as more and more of these videos inevitably come to light. Come on everyone, surely we can do better than the two fans mimicking Joe Hart’s famous underpants dance?!

To provide some inspiration, let’s recall this all-time classic from this year’s winter transfer window:


Arsenal chase Sneijder in deadline deal


It is one of the most exciting times for fans around the world, soccer’s transfer deadline day looms. There are lots of rumors in today’s newspapers as teams scramble to get last minute deals over the line. Arsenal are a club struggling to do deals and from the outside, look to be in the market for some panic buys. Today they have been linked with attacking midfielder Wesley Sneijder from Galatasaray, whom would add much needed quality and depth to the attack.

For this rumor and the rest of the day’s transfer gossip, click here.


De Gea must prove worth at United


What has Stoke City signing Jack Butland got to do with the future of Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea? Plenty, if the papers are to be believed. Butland is a potential England international in the making, but only wants first-team football, so that’s why he’s been loaned back to Birmingham. Yes, yes, yes, but what about De Gea? Well the story is that Man United will make a move for Stoke’s Asmir Begovic in the summer if De Gea continues his error-strewn ways at Old Trafford. Check out the rest of the rumors the day after the night before by clicking here.