Blog – The Toe Poke

While professional football constitutes the perfect job for many, there are some pro players who use their newfound fortune to bankroll the extra-curricular projects that they’ve always dreamed of doing. Here we look at some of the most interesting labours of love adopted by pros as sidelines to their hectic sporting day job.
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Having brought and end to his professional football career two years ago, Raul Meireles has been keeping himself busy since by co-owning and running a fashion boutique in northern Portugal with his wife. However, the 35-year-old came barrelling back onto television screens over the weekend with a dramatic performance in the inaugural episode of the
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United return means more people have to learn to say his name. Manchester United’s appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim manager raises some immediate questions about how the relatively inexperienced Norwegian will cope with being in charge of one of the world’s biggest clubs. It also raises another, perhaps even
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Manchester United’s announcement that they’d hired Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was gazumped by Norway’s Prime Minister. Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg has explained how she prematurely broke the news of Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s appointment as Manchester United’s caretaker manager several hours before the club issued the formal announcement. Solberg congratulated her fellow Norwegian on landing the
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Diego Maradona’s shirt is still in remarkably good condition after all these years. Football fans seeking a exceptional, unique and slightly sweat-infused (this was long before ‘moisture-wicking’) piece of the game’s folklore will be offered the chance to buy one of Diego Maradona’s old Napoli shirts next week. This isn’t just any old Maradona shirt
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Vicente del Bosque losing his iconic moustache got us wondering: which Premier League boss would look best with his famous facial hair? We have reached a most significant point in the annals of football history. After over four decades spent in each other’s company, Vicente del Bosque has parted company with his wonderful moustache. The
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