Follow Pool’s leader as he joins Twitter

Charlie Adam celebrates scoring for Blackpool
Charlie Adam celebrates scoring for Blackpool
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WANT to know what the Seasiders skipper gets up to on his day off or his thoughts on the latest Champions League tie?

Tens of thousands of fans are now finding out after Blackpool FC’s Charlie Adam became the latest Premier League player to enter the world of Twitter.

Pool’s captain joined the popular micro-blogging website on Sunday and – after a welcome from Manchester United and England star Rio Ferdinand (pictured below) – is already streaking towards an impressive 50,000 followers.

Ferdinand, who boasts over 863,000 Twitter followers, was one of the first to encourage Adam on Twitter, posting: “Please welcome @Charlie26Adam to the Twitterverse nicely please... a lovely paintbrush left footer! I’m here if u need me fella.”

Adam’s first tweet read: “Hello guys I’m new to this, thought I’d have a go. Let’s see where it takes us.”

So far the 25-year-old – who described his first day on Twitter as “unbelievable” – has been using his messages to keep fans updated on his day-to-day activities, from a trip to the zoo and a game of golf on Easter Monday to Tuesday’s training session and a relaxing evening in front of the TV watching Manchester United versus Schalke.

He has used the site to comment on the match, telling fans on Tuesday night “Schalke goalie is on fire”.

Adam isn’t the first Blackpool player to join Twitter, but so far he is proving the most popular.

DJ Campbell has around 16,000 followers, while young winger Matt Phillips has 1,400 and Jason Euell – currently on loan at Doncaster Rovers – has just under 3,000.

Adam’s debut on the micro-blogging site came just days after Manchester United and England star Wayne Rooney caused a stir by joining Twitter.

Rooney first logged on on Saturday and already has nearly 300,000 followers. But all of Blackpool’s players are faring better than Manchester United player Darron Gibson. The Republic of Ireland international was also welcomed by Ferdinand after setting up his account on Easter Monday, but the midfielder lasted just two hours before deleting his account. It has been claimed he quit after receiving a barrage of abuse from fans.

You can follow Charlie Adam @charlie26adam.