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FOOTIE TWEETS: Ferdinand's testimonial, Barton praises QPR, Wilshere revels in Ashes triumph

The end of the pre-season ahead of the 2013/14 Premier League campaign is upon us and players from around England are preparing for its commencement.

Well, not all of them are with some, including Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, looking forward to other events prior to season kick-off.

The former England defender was getting all pumped up for his testimonial at Old Trafford against Sevilla on Friday, August 9.

Meanwhile, West Ham United's Andy Carroll was working hard on his fitness ahead of the new season.

Manchester City summer signing Fernandinho was grateful to the Shakhtar Donetsk fans for being voted the best Brazilian player in his former clubs history. Translation: thanks to all the fans!! 8 years dedicated to this club!

Joey Barton had some positive words to stay about QPR after they beat Exeter City 2-0 in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night.

Whilst Norwich City new boy Ricky van Wolfswinkel revelled in his scoring Carrow Road debut in a 1-1 friendly draw with Real Sociedad.

As new teammate Martin Olsson gave his fitness levels a bit of a workout in Friday's 2-2 draw with Sporting Braga.

New Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was thrilled to make his first Anfield appearances in skipper Steven Gerrard's testimonial last weekend.

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien was excited to be back blogging for the Blues as well as taking on former club Real Madrid in the Guinness International Champions Cup final in Miami.

Chelsea youngster Lucas Piazon shared his positive outlook on life.

Another Chelsea, David Luiz wanted us to get up close and personal with him.

Norwich City new boy Gary Hooper was happy to see former club Celtic make it to the Champions League play-off qualifier.

Man United keeper Anders Lindegaard made it known his thoughts on the French…

And Arsenal's Jack Wilshere was thrilled to see England's cricket team keep the famous Ashes urn in the country despite a third test draw with Australia.

Andrew Slevison
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