Category: Blog – The Toe Poke

Stephane Bahoken makes Neymar bow picture his Twitter profile

It has been a tough week for Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar. Having been criticised for a quiet performance in the 3-1 defeat away at Real Madrid in the Champions League last Wednesday, he was then trolled by Spanish side Leganes and now Strasbourg’s former St Mirren loanee Stephane Bahoken has stuck the […]

Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio shaves friend’s header after scoring vs. Betis

Real Madrid star Marco Asensio has made good on his goal celebration during Sunday’s 5-3 La Liga win at Real Betis by shaving the head of a mate. After heading in the opening goal at the Benito Villamarin, Asensio ran his hand over his hair in a gesture that he […]

PSG star Neymar trolled by Leganes ahead of Real Madrid fixture

La Liga club Leganes have trolled Paris Saint-Germain attacker Neymar with a typically smart poster for Wednesday evening’s hosting of Real Madrid. Neymar and PSG were in the Spanish capital last week for a Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie at the Bernabeu, which Zinedine Zidane’s side won 3-1 […]

Gladbach’s cabbage-patch pitch shocks Borussia Dortmund

Borussia-Park’s pitch has seen better days. Borussia Dortmund got more than they bargained for when they made the trip to take on Borussia Monchengladbach on Sunday — a pitch that was more suited to a cabbage patch or a farmer’s field than football. The surface at Gladbach’s Borussia-Park home almost looked […]

Chelsea’s Antonio Conte given Man United shirt ‘as present from Mourinho’

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was presented with a Manchester United shirt by a prankster at a press conference claiming it was from Jose Mourinho. LONDON — Antonio Conte was the victim of a surreal prank in his Friday news conference when an Italian man posing as a journalist presented him […]

Liverpool star Sadio Mane reveals Jamie Carragher inspiration

Sadio Mane has revealed a timely interjection from a Liverpool legend was enough to spur him on to score three goals in Wednesday night’s 5-0 thrashing of Porto in the Champions League. The Senegal winger managed to get his name on the scoresheet early as the Reds went in 2-0 […]

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo puts in some target practice

With a headline Champions League tie against PSG to prepare for, Cristiano Ronaldo devised a target practice drill at home to help hone his accuracy. With three-month-old baby daughter Georgina bouncing away beside him, the Real Madrid superstar passed the time by attempting to bounce an entire bag of plastic […]

Man United ace Alexis Sanchez once ran 8km after forgetting car keys

ESPN FC’s Craig Burley rates the latest transfer rumours as Manchester United plan an overhaul. While some Arsenal fans might beg to differ, Alexis Sanchez is generally regarded as a hard-working kind of fellow. While the Manchester United new boy’s willingness to graft is rarely called into question, an anecdote […]

‘Wenger Out’ reaches Winter Olympics as Swiss speedskater is eliminated

It didn’t take long for the “Wenger Out” campaign to make it to the Winter Olympics. Or at least, that’s the conclusion Arsenal fans have drawn after Swiss speedskater Livio Wenger failed to advance in the men’s 1,500-metre race in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The image of the disappointed athlete with […]

Manchester United ace Marcus Rashford reveals fearsome family dog

Marcus Rashford has added to Manchester United’s ever-growing squad of pet dogs by announcing the arrival of his new puppy, Saint. The striker shared a photo of his new canine companion on social media, ready for action and fully swathed in his very own United shirt. Meet our new puppy […]

WATCH: Man United players celebrate Pancake Day

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Ostersunds’ ‘warm’ welcome for Arsenal ahead of Europa League clash

Ostersunds have laid on a special Swedish welcome for Arsenal ahead of the Europa League last-32 clash between the two sides this Thursday evening. Indeed, the club posted a message on social media to announce they are now fully prepared for Gunners’ imminent arrival, along with a couple of photos […]

Valentine’s Day or PSG v.s Real Madrid? French rail company helps you decide

It’s a classic Valentine’s Day dilemma: deciding whether your love of the beautiful game is more than that for your beautiful partner. And it’s never easy to explain why you always choose watching football with your friends… So to help out Paris Saint-Germain fans caught between a rock and a […]

Non-league side Black Country Rangers score Barcelona-esque goal

Malvern Town and Black Country Rangers extended their impressive unbeaten runs to 15 and 12 matches respectively when the two sides drew in the West Midlands League last Saturday afternoon. The top-of-the-table clash was also notable for a truly exceptional goal scored by Rangers to rescue a point in the […]

Paris Saint-Germain’s lavish celebrations for Neymar’s birthday

What do you give somebody who has everything for their 26th birthday? Something that money cannot buy, of course. Money is no object for Paris Saint-Germain and the French giants pushed the boat out for Brazilian superstar Neymar on Monday. Joyeux anniversaire @neymarjr ! ✨ #Ney26 pic.twitter.com/2GUwCPAbii — PSG Officiel […]

Cristiano Ronaldo turns 33 33 reasons to love or hate him

To celebrate Cristiano Ronaldo’s 32nd birthday, FATV has found a fine volley he scored vs. Southampton in the FA Cup. Editor’s note: This piece has been updated since Feb. 5, 2015, when ESPN FC celebrated Ronaldo’s 30th birthday. He turned 33 on Monday. If you’re like me, you have a […]

Real Madrid Santiago Bernabeu under snow after rare storm hits

Real Madrid welcomed a different kind of blanco to the Santiago Bernabeu on Monday. A snowstorm that moved across Madrid covered much of the city in the fluffy white stuff, shutting down a runway at the main airport, cancelling train services and causing delays on the motorways. The stadium, of […]

Diego Maradona blacks out Sergio Aguero face in family photo

Diego Maradona has inadvertently proved that his ongoing rift with former son-in-law Sergio Aguero shows no signs of being healed in the near future. Matias Morla, the lawyer for the Argentine legend, shared a seemingly innocuous photo on social media — only for eagle-eyed followers to pounce on a small […]

PSG and Brazil star Neymar celebrates 26th birthday with lavish party in Paris

Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil superstar Neymar celebrated his 26th birthday in Paris on Sunday with a glitzy bash mixing teammates, friends, family and other various VIPs. Held at Pavilion Cambon in the French capital’s first arrondissement and close to Place Vendome, PSG teammates Edinson Cavani, captain Thiago Silva, Kylian Mbappe, […]

David Beckham to miss Real Madrid vs. PSG for Valentine’s date with Victoria

David Beckham and his wife Victoria together during Paris Fashion Week. David Beckham says he will not be attending next week’s Champions League meeting of his former sides Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain — as he has other Valentine’s night plans with wife Victoria. Beckham spent four years at the […]