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Everton's pre-season friendly in Scotland is postponed due to a waterlogged pitch (yes, in July), while Newcastle United embark on a rather extreme team bonding session

As we move into the heart of pre-season, the fixtures start to come thick and fast. Well, they would do, if they weren't postponed for waterlogged pitches. In July.

Meanwhile, some teams are taking advantage of conditions by indulging in some extreme sports, while there have been some plane crazy developments in the far east.

All this and more in today's Word on the Tweet...

"It always seems impossible,till its done"...happy bday MADIBA (nelson mandela)!!was a big honour to meet u..."

Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng is one of many offering birthday congratulations to former South Africa prime-minister Nelson Mandela.

"Just finished White water rafting. Best part was going down without the boat. Funniest Tiote trying to Hang on to everybody. #team-bonding"

Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul reveals that Cheikh Tiote hasn't exactly taken to water like, well, a duck to water.

"Pitch inspection 12.30pm come on its July!"

Everton captain Phil Neville revealed his hopes of getting the match on against Dundee United...

"Tonight game is canceled and moved to tomorrow night... Fingers crossed the rain will stop by then"

But Sylvain Distin is the bearer of bad news for Toffees fans.

"Fox's down here walk around the street like cats... ### your meant to be scared of humans"

Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker lets us know that foxes aren't messing about these days...

"Heading down south this morning, off to watch the New Batman later #Excited."

While Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott gets an early viewing of this summer's biggest blockbuster (other than Euro 2012, of course).

"How i scored that goal against Man U?: Ran up to ball, closed my eyes and smashed it as hard as i could, hoping for the best #endedwell"

John Arne Riise is reliving his glory days at Liverpool. Could that really be the truth....?

"Nah, years of practise how to strike it perfectly, and using the body so all the power is used the right way #practisealwaysworks"

Lies! They were all lies! Riise lets us know that it does take hard work to be a footballer. Darn.

"Where's our plane? This must be it !!"

Well now, THAT (pictured above) is lavish. QPR striker Jay Bothroyd and his team-mates will be travelling in style from now on.