Word on the Tweet: Barton reveals his soft side for Hazel Irvine, whilst Rio looks ahead

Elsewhere, Scott Sinclair declares his affection for Wembley, Peter Odemwingie has worries about a teammate and Jermaine Pennant gets his villains confused with his left-backs.
With a heady cocktail of pre-season, the Olympic Games, potential transfers and the weather, Twitter is a footballer's paradise on days like these.

WOTT takes a look at just what some of our favourites have been saying:

"Every time I turn the telly on, all I see is Hazel Irvine. She's on the news now. She's good at it as well, the news that is!"

The man who made signing for QPR cool, before becoming Twitter's footballing philosopher, Joey Barton shows his soft spot for the BBC anchor.

"3weeks today and our season starts vs Everton....buzzing! Training in rainy Manchester today... #shock"

Rio Ferdinand is already looking forward to the new Premier League season, but the big talking point is that there's rain in Manchester!!

"But I hope for Liverpool that agger stays as he's important player!!"

Yossi Benayoun echoes the sentiments of Liverpool fans everywhere after rumours of a Manchester City offer for the Danish defender.

"My search for Tchoyi has just ended as I heard his name on tv during a female handball match between korea and denmark. #missingfriend"

Peter Odemwingie is worried about his West Brom teammate.. But seriously, has anyone seen Somen Tchoyi (right) since May, or do we need to start putting up 'Wanted' posters?

"Toerist #London"

It's poor spelling that's hindered Ryan Babel throughout his career, it really is.

"I love wembley"

When you score with your first touch, why sugarcoat it? Team GB's Scott Sinclair tells it how it is.

"Another double training session done. Enjoyed it but tired now! #nopainnogain #Everton"

Good to see David Moyes working hard his Everton boys - We don't want pre-season being too easy after all, do we Johnny Heitinga?

"3 hour bus trip up to Newcastle!! Going to be a long few hours! Brazil Wednesday no biggy !!! #longgg"

When he says "#longgg," is New Zealand striker Chris Wood talking about the bus trip, or what it's going to be like chasing the ball against the Selecao?

And Finally:

"Batman was deeeeeecent!!!! That baines chap was a beast"

Jermane Pennant gets his superhero villains and Everton left-backs mixed up - don't think he'll be looking forward to his trip to Goodison Park this season though.