Word on the Tweet: Carlton Cole thanks fans after West Ham release

The striker has had his seven-year stay in east London ended, praising the support he has had from the stands throughout, while Michael Owen hails outgoing Stoke boss Tony Pulis
In a day of departures, Carlton Cole has thanked West Ham fans after being released by the London club before Michael Owen paid tribute to Tony Pulis after the Stoke boss looks on course to leave the Britannia Stadium.

The ex-England striker has hailed Pulis’ impact at the club after keeping them in the Premier League since their promotion to English football’s top flight in 2008.

Elsewhere, Thomas Vermaelen is celebrating after securing a Champions League "play-off ticket" and Wayne Rooney celebrates the birth of his second child.

Read on for all these tweets and more in Goal’s latest offering of Word on the Tweet

"Life is filled with ups & downs today is a down but i'll be back! Carlton Cole/CFC as i have been called has left the building
"i want to thank the West Ham fans for their support especially the 1's who made the away games feel like a home 1
"i came to East London not knowing what to expect but i'm glad i did the last 7 years I've met a lot of good honest decent people"

Carlton Cole brings his seven-year stay at West Ham to a close.

"Would like to send out my best wishes to all the lads leaving us this summer. Been a pleasure to know & play with them. Good luck lads!"

Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy wishes his ex-team-mates well as the transfer merry-go-round begins.

"Thanks all for your support this season. Really pleased we have been able to secure a CL play off ticket."

Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen is thankful after seeing his side secure a top-four berth.

"Gutted about the result! Especially being 2 up at half time"

Tottenham youngster Alex Pritchard is disappointed after seeing his side lose 3-2 after leading 2-0 in the Premier League Under-21 final.

"What a mad game that was! Unbelievable comeback, credit to spurs they’re a very good side #champions"

While a member of the winning Under-21 side, Ben Amos is delighted after another Manchester United comeback.

"Our Beautiful Son Klay Anthony Rooney was born at 2.11am, Weighing 7Ib 11.1/2 oz. Both Klay and Coleen are fine..... We're all delighted!!"

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney welcomes his second son into the world.

"Absolutely gutted not to be in the Scotland squad. But I'm sure what I do next year for Leeds will have me back in there.."

Ross McCormack is hoping to regain his place in next season’s Scotland squad by playing well for Leeds.

"Enjoying the Sun and a few Coronas!"

Steven Reid is chilling away from West Brom by enjoying some time outdoors.

"Just compared and as if Shola has less body fat % than me! Madness!!!"

Sammy Ameobi quickly renews his gym membership after finding out older brother Shola is in better condition than him.

"Just heard that Tony Pulis has left Stoke. No denying he did a great job getting them to The Premier League and keeping them there."

Michael Owen looks back on Tony Pulis’ impact at Stoke City following his imminent departure from the club.

"It's a managerial merry go round in The Premier League."

The second part of an Owen double-header, this time he’s reflecting on the number of club’s changing managers.