Word on the Tweet: Rio questions 'Golden Generation'

The former England captain slams an era who won nothing and raises questions on the future of the national team, whilst Suarez has once again aroused discussion
England's recent 1-1 draw with the Republic of Ireland has led Rio Ferdinand to question the past and future of the national team and call for changes.

The decision Luis Suarez took in announcing his intention to leave Liverpool has also caused controversy within the world of Twitter with one player accusing him of lacking class.

Meanwhile, a Chelsea legend thanks fans for their support with his latest career move whilst a transfer-shy manager is making moves for the new season. All of this and more in Friday's edition of Word on the Tweet...

"So called 'Golden generation' obviously wasn't 'golden'because we won nothing! Great players don't always make great teams."
Manchester United defender and former England international Rio Ferdinand (pictured right) comments on the recent performances of the national team following England's draw with Ireland.

"'last 10yrs when have England played consistently well? A coaching strategy for our young teams/kids needs to be implemented to see change"
...and he continues his debate on England by suggesting a greater coaching system is introduced to develop young players. When can we start using Germany as a model?

"Luis Suarez wants to leave Liverpool. Nice reward for a club that rightly or wrongly stuck steadfastly behind him."
Gary Lineker sticks the knife into the back of Suarez (pictured below) after the player announced his desire to leave Anfield this summer. Perhaps he should have bitten him instead?

"So the club stuck by him even when he was in the wrong and now he wants out? Classy that, Suarez.
Derby's England U-21 international midfielder Will Hughes gives a lower-league perspective on the Suarez situation.

"Season finally over. 0-0. Away at Denmark with 10 men in this heat is not something u want for ur last game. Good effort well done lads"
Everton's young defender Shane Duffy is pleased with the effort of Ireland Under-21's in their friendly fixture against Denmark. Ten men for a friendly? If you're wondering, it was Sean McGinty who was red-carded with a tackle in the second-half. Perhaps the notoriety of being the last player to be released by Sir Alex Ferguson is all too much?

"Harry just came over with Phil. Got some targets for next season which scouting team has found. Rebuilding has started"
QPR owner Tony Fernandes has revealed Harry Redknapp has already drawn up a list of targets for the summer. No doubt there will still be the usual flurry of last minute deals for Harry, though.

"Finished. Any1 want their garden done???? Done ask me! Bobby #hassel"
Leeds United striker Ross McCormack keeps us updated on the progress of his lawn with this his third tweet on the subject. He obviously prefers running on grass to cutting it himself.

"Off to northern Ireland for a few weeks in order to finish my Uefa B licence an start the A. Looking forward to the hard graft..."
There's no rest for the wicked as QPR's forgotten man Joey Barton sacrifices the start of his summer to continue his coaching badges.

"Thanks for all the support everyone"
Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink sends out a message of thanks for the support he has received from his followers after it was announced he was leaving his coaching role at Nottingham Forest to become manager of Royal Antwerp.