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FOOTIE TWEETS: Barton says youth system is modern 'genocide', Mignolet has a 'good' hair day and Young welcomes Mata

Chelsea's Atletico Madrid loanee Thibaut Courtois was enjoying some down time with his teammates.

West Bromwich Albion young gun Saido Berahino was working hard on his development this week.

Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o was giving some time back to the community with the Make a Wish Foundation.

Cardiff City and Chile midfielder Gary Medel was sending his best to crocked Monaco and Colombia ace Radamel Falcao.

Translation: I wish you all the best in your recovery

Ashley Young was loving playing alongside Manchester United's new signing Juan Mata after their 2-0 victory over Cardiff City in the week.

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has won a few extra fans over this season.

West Brom skipper Chris Brunt could only apologise for blasting the ball at a supporter after the 4-3 West Midlands derby loss to Aston Villa on Wednesday.

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane was proud to show off his new Nike boots.

Madrid defender Marcelo wished a happy 25th birthday to teammate Tommy Mejias on Thursday.

Injured Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho was over the moon to watch his teammates hammer Everton in the Merseyside derby on Tuesday.

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho needed a midweek pick-me-up.

Norwich City striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel was thinking of fellow Dutchman Luuk de Jong after he made the move from Borussia Monchengladbach to Newcastle United.

Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet was doing a bit of extra promo work on the side…

Mignolet's teammate Daniel Agger must've stumbled upon an old picture of him trying out a different vocation.

Christian Benteke was buzzing after scoring the winner in Villa's derby win over the Baggies.

Arsenal ace Mesut Ozil just posted a photo…on Wednesday

Jerome Boateng revelled in Bayern Munich's 2-1 win over Stuttgart during the week which came courtesy of Thiago Alcantara's late goal.

And our favourite, Joey Barton, gives us an insight into his thoughts regarding England's youth academy system.

Andrew Slevison
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