FootballJOE Photoshop Challenge #1: David Marshall lobbed by Patrik Schick 11 months ago

FootballJOE Photoshop Challenge #1: David Marshall lobbed by Patrik Schick

As always, the replies are absolutely incredible

David Marshall is a hero. Without his penalty save in Belgrade, Scotland wouldn't have secured their place at Euro 2020 - ending their 23-year wait for a major tournament appearance in the process.


Cruelly, the sight of Marshall scrambling backwards in an unsuccessful attempt to stop Patrik Schick's Goal of the Tournament contender, turned out to be one of the defining images of a frustrating tournament opener for Scotland on Monday.

The goal - Schick's second of the afternoon - ended the scoring in the Czechs' 2-0 win at Hampden Park. Was it Marshall's fault? Should he have been closer to his goal? Was he just the victim of an outrageous piece of ingenuity? Whichever way you slice it, the pictures of his desperate attempts to stop the goal quickly became meme-material, right up there with the Pique-Mbappe shirt tug.

First came this, which is unfettered genius:


Then, with a little prompting from ourselves, came plenty more...


As always with this sort of thing, we were amazed at the creativity and variety in the responses.

Be it much-loved films by Steven Spielberg...


... or Disney



He'd have gotten away with it if it only for that pesky Schick

Others imagined Marshall in other sporting events


Or even iconic moments from his own sport

There were lots of Mario references

Others drew inspiration from other well-known memes


There were also plenty more, too

You get the idea.

Fantastically childish stuff, but hopefully it helps lift the mood a little on an otherwise miserable afternoon for Scotland, who will now turn their attentions to Friday night's game with England at Wembley.