Word on the Tweet: Birthday boy Lineker is all smiles and Kompany talks politics

Elsewhere in the Twittersphere, Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney finally get their hands on a World Cup trophy and Jamie O'Hara turns up to work without his wallet
Ahead of what is sure to be another pulsating weekend of football up and down the country, our favourite players have been busy preparing themselves in the best way possible: tweeting to their heart's content.

Gary Lineker - among others - celebrates a birthday to remember, while Vincent Kompany and Stan Collymore get political in Friday's edition of Word on the Tweet.

"What a night, what a party, what a hangover, what a wife."

Match of the Day host Gary Lineker revels in his birthday celebrations as the former England marskman turns 52. Quite frankly, WOTT is jealous. But happy birthday anyway Gary!

"I mean seriously. Foreign militias invade and plunder. Multinationals don't pay any tax. You wonder why the country can't function? #DRC"

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany shows hints of life after football as a politician, sharing his views on the current situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

 "Me Giggsy + @WayneRooney in the gym with the Rugby League World Cup trophy! Kinda heavy load that!"

Rio Ferdinand is finally able to post a picture of himself with a World Cup trophy to the Twittersphere - only it's not quite the one he, Wayne Rooney or Ryan Giggs would have dreamed of.

"The greatest son in the world is 7 today but we'll celebrate for 3 days... #family."

A Frenchman, a footballer, but a father foremost. Chelsea winger Florent Malouda celebrates his son's seventh birthday. Will we see the little man turn out in his nation's colours a few years down the line?

"I'm going for @andresiniesta8 and Vicente del Bosque ... I think both really deserve it for individual & team achievements! #awards"

Former Valencia and Middlesbrough midfielder Gaizka Mendieta refuses his right to plead the fifth amendment and goes all out to reveal his choices for this year's player and coach of the year awards.

values Mendieta's choices, but wonders if anyone can really look past Messi or Ronaldo for the prestigious player award.

"Thought an enquiry with an eminently qualified Leveson at its head was there to come to a conclusion not dismissed by the PM."

A prominent member of the media himself, TalkSPORT's Stan Collymore wades in on the Leveson debate to dismiss the notion that David Cameron should have absolute rule on the matter.

"Thanks 2 all my peeps and fans for the Bday wishes today! Bless."

AC Milan midfielder Nigel De Jong takes time out of his special day to thank those who wished him a happy birthday and remind us that Lineker and co. aren't the only ones with something to celebrate.

"My personality is who I am. My attitude depends on who you are."

Ravel Morrison delivers a lesson in life for all of his followers. Could this shed light on his Manchester United departure?


"Bad morning come to work without my wallet and realise I have no petrol sitting in station waiting for rog to come and bail me out beasssst."

Wolverhampton midfielder Jamie O'Hara chooses to publicize a humiliating morning. At least he has someone to come and save him.

"Good morning people. Just finish breakfast already and now go for training.tomorrow another game. We have to win that one. Have a good day."

Liverpool full-back Jose Enrique emphasises the importance of his side's upcoming clash with Southampton and offers his followers his best wishes.

"Been on this coach since 11.30 & were not even halfway yet KMT! If this Geezer drives any slower I'm GETTING OFF loll!!! Drivingmissdaisy.

DJ Campbell, on loan at Ipswich, reveals his displeasure for long journies. KMT indeed.