Twitter has bee getting taken over by sport for some time now, and we've previously discussed the connection between live sports events and Twitter:


With Twitter starting to push further into the Australian market, here's a look at ten of the AFL's best players to follow:

Scott Pendlebury – @SP_10

The silky Collingwood midfielder is a good follow on Twitter, generally putting forth good topics of discussion from all over the sporting landscape.

Jobe Watson – @JobeWatson

Essendon captain and Brownlow Medalist, Watson regularly engages with fans and friends on Twitter. Great way to show a side of your personality that the fans sometimes don't get to see.

Patrick Dangerfield

Crows speedster Patrick Dangerfield is as cheeky off-field as he is ferocious on-field. A bit of banter is never too far away from Danger's feed.

Ted Richards

Newly-crown AFL premier and All-Australian, Sydney's Ted Richards seems to fancy himself as a funny man, regularly serving up some comedy such as this belter. He also links to his blog, The Richards Report, that appears on the Swans' website throughout the season.

Jack Riewoldt

Richmond's Jack Riewoldt has the personality that all the truly great forwards possess: Confidence, aggression and a touch of cheek. He delivers it all on Twitter, too.

Gary Ablett Jr.

Suns captain Gary Ablett Jr. is another who gives fans a look into his life off the field. Good interaction with fans from the Brownlow Medalist.

Nic Naitanui

If the dreadlocks and on-field pizzazz weren't a dead giveaway, Nic Naitanui is a pretty rad dude. Pretty active on Twitter and good at interacting with followers like most players on this list.

Marc Murphy

Carlton's Marc Murphy is one of the best AFL players in terms of replying to fans and being actively engaged. A quick look at his feed will show that he might triple Carlton's membership base at the rate he is retweeting.

Robert Murphy

If you enjoy Bob Murphy on AFL 360, you'll enjoy his work on Twitter.

Brock McLean

Forget the controversy that surrounded Brock earlier this year with his misguided Twitter use. McLean has some genuinely good banter on Twitter.  He just need to clean up the language and forget about the trolls.