Blog – The Toe Poke

Liverpool stars prepare for Bayern Munich clash by getting stuck in elevator

19/02/2019

ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop delves into Bayern Munich’s continued struggles in the Bundesliga and feels it’ll be more of the same against Liverpool in the Champions League. Manuel Neuer speaks exclusively to ESPN FC about the occasion of playing at Anfield against Liverpool and how he expects Jurgen Klopp’s side to play. Relive the top […]

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Patrice Evra Thierry Henry and Didier Drogba enjoy NBA All Star Weekend

17/02/2019

Game respect game! You never have to wait too long for Patrice Evra’s latest adventure and the most recent edition has seen the former Manchester United and Juventus full-back head stateside to take in the festivities of NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte, NC. And what’s more, Evra had fellow Premier League legends Thierry Henry and […]

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Neymar hops to give mascots high-fives before PSG-Bordeaux match

11/02/2019

Neymar still has some time before returning to the pitch, but the Paris Saint-Germain star is still finding ways to keep himself involved — at least with the mascots. The Brazil international, currently out with a broken┬ámetatarsal in his right foot, gave high-fives to all the youngsters ahead of PSG’s home match against Bordeaux on […]

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Lionel Messi attends Cirque du Soleil performance inspired by his career

05/02/2019

Lionel Messi scored for the seventh-straight La Liga match as Barcelona defeated 10-man Girona 2-0. With Lionel Messi and some of his Barcelona teammates in attendance, Cirque du Soleil has presented its production inspired by the Argentina great. Guests were given red-carpet treatment on Thursday as producers showed details about “Messi10,” the production that Barcelona […]

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Neymar parties hard with Alves Mbappe for 27th birthday despite being on crutches

05/02/2019

Neymar was not going to let a little thing like being on crutches stop him throwing a huge 27th birthday party in Paris. Just as he’s done for the past few years, Neymar threw himself a lavish party in Paris to celebrate his birthday on Monday night. The Paris Saint-Germain star actually turned 27 on […]

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Arsenal match or music video? Mkhitaryan among stars hit by fog in Premier League 2 game

05/02/2019

Arsenal’s fog-bound Premier League 2 game against West Ham produced some hauntingly stunning images. Arsenal were in Premier League 2 action against West Ham on Monday night, only for the match to be abandoned at half-time due to weather conditions for which “adverse” is an understatement. The Gunners went in 3-0 up at the break […]

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Jose Mourinhos year goes from bad to worse as fall at Russian hockey game goes viral

04/02/2019

Jose Mourinho just can’t catch a break at the moment on-or off-the pitch. The misfortune just seems to be stacking up for Jose Mourinho as the Portuguese manager to struggle in the wake of losing one of the most prestigious managerial jobs in world football. Indeed, the former Manchester United boss bit the dust in […]

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Crouch sausages Zlatan burger Pirlo sandwich When players are immortalised in meat

04/02/2019

One of English football’s most popular personalities, Peter Crouch has been well and truly welcomed by the people of Burnley after joining the club on transfer deadline day. Ahead of his debut on Saturday, fans took care to warn Crouch by placing a sign on a low bridge in the town, with the spindly striker […]

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Ex Man United Real Madrid striker Ruud van Nistelrooy models mash up shirt

01/02/2019

Ruud van Nistelrooy has had his 19-year professional career encapsulated in a unique “mash-up” shirt. The retired Dutch striker was presented with the jersey by designers “Blood In Blood Out”, who specialise in making artfully spliced football shirts. Van Nistelrooy’s custom version is constructed from swatches of all seven clubs he represented over the course […]

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Pique’s dress sense mocked by Barcelona teammate Kevin-Prince Boateng

01/02/2019

He may have only been at Barcelona a week or two, but Kevin-Prince Boateng has already settled in at Camp Nou. So much so that the journeyman midfielder — whose 10 previous clubs include Tottenham, Dortmund and AC Milan but more recently Las Palmas, Eintracht Frankfurt and Sassuolo — feels comfortable mocking his new teammates’ […]

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When Man United’s Paul Pogba met Liverpoool’s Mo Salah

31/01/2019

There was a time not very long ago that a Manchester United player wouldn’t have contemplated posing for a photo alongside an enemy of the Liverpool persuasion, and vice-versa. However, it would appear relations between the two clubs have thawed to the point that Paul Pogba feels comfortable sharing a couple of selfies with his […]

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Jose Mourinho said he’d be retired by 55 years old. Now that he’s 56 what else might he do instead?

27/01/2019

Is this the year Mourinho actually hangs it up? We doubt it but he did say he’d be finished by 55… Many moons ago, Jose Mourinho was asked whether he intended to amass 1,000 games in management shortly after Sir Alex Ferguson had passed that particular milestone with Manchester United. The then-Chelsea coach responded that […]

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Busted! Liverpool’s Wijnaldum catches man tweeting about him on flight

25/01/2019

Be careful if you’re tweeting about Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum — he might be right behind you. Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum was in the right place at the right time to “bust” a fellow passenger who had spotted him aboard a plane. Wijnaldum shared a short Instagram story in which he secretly rumbled the man as […]

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Higuain trolled after Chelsea move by AC Milan fans via medium of chocolate memes

24/01/2019

Chelsea’s announcement of Gonzalo Higuain’s loan deal was met with memes featuring a particular brand of chocolate bar. When Gonzalo Higuain completed his loan move to Chelsea on Wednesday evening, the news was accompanied by a flurry of confusing Nutella-themed memes being posted on social media. For the uninitiated, the joke stems back a couple […]

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Man United charity auction: Solskjaer’s watch raises twice as much as Mourinho’s

23/01/2019

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to put his predecessor at Manchester United, Jose Mournho, in the shade. The entire Manchester United squad assembled at Old Trafford on Tuesday night for the club’s Unicef charity dinner and auction. The evening was a black-tie affair, with the players and their manager dressing up to the nines for the […]

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Huddersfield’s new boss Jan Siewert announced by doppelganger Martin from Wakefield

21/01/2019

Huddersfield lost 3-0 at home to Man City on Sunday without a manager in the dugout, following David Wagner’s departure last week. By all accounts Jan Siewert, head coach of Borussia Dortmund’s second string, was being lined up by the Terriers to step into Wagner’s wake. And word quickly spread that Siewart was in the […]

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Are you Huddersfield’s potential new boss Jan Siewert? ‘No. I’m Martin from Wakefield.’

21/01/2019

Huddersfield lost 3-0 at home to Man City on Sunday without a manager in the dugout, following David Wagner’s departure last week. It would appear that Jan Siewert, head coach of Borussia Dortmund’s second string, is the man being lined up by the Terriers to step into Wagner’s wake. And word quickly spread that Siewart […]

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Liverpool’s James Milner sent off by his former teacher now referee Jon Moss

21/01/2019

Mohamed Salah scored twice, including his 50th Premier League goal, to help Liverpool hold off Crystal Palace in a back-and-forth match at Anfield. Little did we know when referee Jon Moss issued James Milner with a red card during Liverpool’s win over Crystal Palace that the pair had a history that extended far back beyond […]

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Paul Pogba’s card game on a train with Man United teammates goes viral

21/01/2019

Paul Pogba ended up shocking a soccer fan halfway around the world after taking a photo with the fan’s parents. What if your parents ended up spending a train journey with mega-famous soccer stars but had no idea who they were? Well, what follows is a beguiling yarn spun on Twitter by Nate Patrick, a […]

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Atlas Messi based Instagram joke backfires as rival fans roast the long suffering Mexican club

18/01/2019

Lionel Messi followed Atlas on Twitter on Thursday but don’t expect to see Messi in Liga MX anytime soon. Long-suffering fans of Liga MX club Atlas have not seen their team win a first-division title since 1951, but the Guadalajara institution achieved something on Thursday that no other Mexican club can boast: Lionel Messi followed […]

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