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The Fulham midfielder turns 30, and gets a cracking present from the missus, while Jay Bothroyd is all safety first and Stuart Holden spreads some Christmas cheer

Christmas is just around the corner, but presents are already being dished out as Steve Sidwell and Michael Owen celebrate their birthdays on Friday.

The now 30-year-old Fulham midfielder and 33-year-old Stoke striker have been revelling in gifts and well wishes from their families, friends and followers.

Elsewhere, Joleon Lescott tells the jokes, Benoit Assou-Ekotto wants a warmer clime and Jose Enrique eats breakfast in Word on the Tweet.

"Thank you @KrysySidwellx for my 30th b'day present. Still in shock and speechless. Didn't have a clue #1wife xxxx"
It's Steve Sidwell up first, and jsut look at what he got for htting the big 3-0! ->.

"Happy birthday the ginger iniesta @sjsidwell have a good one stealth! Your my boy blue!!! "

On-loan Hull City goalkeeper David Stockdale has some very flattering words for his Fulham club-mate.


"Best joke I've heard to come out of a Christmas cracker yet. What's furry and minty? A Polo Bear. #CrackerJokes"
Christmas is a-coming, so Joleon Lescott dons his paper hat and makes us groan with his funnies.


"Good morning people. Having breakfast in my house and then go to training ground for some treatment. Have a good day "
WOTT wonders where Jose Enrique usually has his breakfast, the driveway? Maybe the Post Office?


"Wow, thanks everyone for all of your Birthday messages. Very kind. 33 today. About to go downstairs to open my presents! #bigkid"
Don't forget about little Michael Owen! Can you believe he's 33?! Seems like only yesterday he was scoring against Argentina and had actual working hamstrings.


"Be careful of the black ice , drive slow"
Stay safe kids. Jay Bothroyd said so.


"This Saturday before the Botlon match, Holden's Heroes will be at Middlebrook collecting gently used clothes and non-perishable food items!"
WOTT always suspected Stuart Holden was a thoroughly lovely chap, and, after sharing information about his Christmas charity, we're happy to find out that he really is!


"Soooooooooo cooooollllldddd lol "
How does a man with as much hair as Benoit Assou-Ekotto get cold at all?!


"Home to chill with cuppa before getting kids from school #feetup"
That's a nice, normal Friday afternoon there for Liam '£20 notes for bog roll' Ridgewell.


"Funny day at training today....pity the weather didn't reflect our mood! #gloomy"
It's all LOLs at Manchester United, even some rain, a busted eye and Nemanja Vidic's return to fitness (meaning he might be out of the team pretty sharpish) can't dampen Rio Ferdinand's spirits.

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