Toe-kicking in Football


#1

how come this is frowned on? i remember in school, you used to get vicious power in shots by just letting rip with your toes and seeing where it went. especially if you were wearing steel toe-caps. fuck that using the front of your foot nonsense.


#2

Cause it hurts your toesy woesys


#3

Just to confirm, this is universally known as the TOE-BUNG, right, not the toe-kick or anything else?


#4

we had another phrase but i’m not sure how it’s spelt. toe-boanting or something like that. idk


#5

Toe poke?


#6

that seems to be the accepted term but ‘poke’ doesn’t do justice to the kind of power you could get using the technique.


#7

Toe-punt, surely/Shirley.


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#8

Aye, that’s fair


#9

Another vote for toe punt here, Clive and Shirley.


#10

It’s a toe punt or a toe poke and it’s nigh on impossible to get any accuracy.

Look at these though:
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#11

#bringingitback


#12

the endorsements for those boots are incredible.

"Ray Parlour -Former Arsenal, Middlesbrough, Hull City. During his Arsenal career he was nicknamed “The Romford Pelé”

Don’t remember Parlour ever being called that.


#13

can confirm romford pele is legit


#14

Harry Ballsack keeping up to date on quality sports journalism.


#15

I seem to remember that nickname, also. I may be confusing him with Steve Davis, mind.


#16

Designed by Peter Serafinowicz?


#17

Toe punt is different from toe poke I reckon. Punt is obviously booting it as hard as you can, toe poke is like a poacher’s finish past the keeper/an actual useful skill.

Or is it not worth discussing the difference, probably isn’t


#18

no this is good, this is exactly why i refused to use ‘toe-poke’ in the OP. i’d have to take issue with you though: either both are skills or both aren’t.


#19

good way to get power when you’re being crowded out, or get a shot away quicker than the keeper can react. definitely a legit technique.


#20

Suppose so, but I’d associate punts with people that can’t play football at school or something whereas pokes I associate with absolute legends like Inzaghi