Tricks

Move Over Neymar, Liverpool’s James Milner Performed A Never-Before-Seen Skill

Using the sole of your boot, the roll over is a simple skill performed to create space, quickly vary the direction of your passing options or to take the ball around a defender's tackle. The likes of Andres Iniesta, Cristiano Ronaldo and Eden Hazard can show you how it’s done on YouTube. 

But if you’re looking for a variant of the move, a sort of playground evolution to get people out of their seats and screaming “Holy s***! Did you see the tekkers on that young fella?”, then you’ll need to YouTube James Milner. 

That’s right, Boring James Milner. 

Watching Suarez, Messi And Neymar Warm-Up Is Like Going To The Art Gallery

We still have to wait over a week for Barcelona to return to action in the Copa del Rey against Athletic Bilbao, but the folks at Barca’s official YouTube channel have made the wait a little more bearable by sharing a video of Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar warming up.

With any other attacking trio of teammates this would most likely fall flat, but here are three of the five best players on the planet performing tricks and volleying across the field at each other.

You could certainly do worse with one minute of your time.

The Greatest Goals Of All Time Are Just Toe Pokes

You don’t ever work on your toe poke, admit it. It’s not a skill you frequently pull off after telling your mates which corner your about to put your shot in during warmups. You’d be called a child and laughed off the pitch, your ambitious toe punt looking nothing like a clean hit off the laces or a swerving effort with the instep. 

But contrary to accepted reasoning, the toe poke is actually the hallmark of a genius. Legends like Ronaldo, Romario, Ronaldinho, Andriy Shevchenko and Diego Maradona all had the infamous action down cold. 

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