FootballJOE Photoshop Challenge Top 10: David Marshall
The results are in
The idea is simple. We take a photo from an important moment in a game of football, cut out the key figure(s) involved and ask the Twitter masses to do use their imagination and photo editing skills to do the rest.
On Monday, we chose poor old David Marshall, desperately scrambling back to his goal in an unsuccessful attempt to stop Patrik Schick scoring the longest range goal in European Championship history.
Honestly, we were a little taken aback by the sheer volume of responses we had to the initial tweet. It made this - choosing our favourite 10 - all the more challenging as a result.
With that in mind, please keep in mind that these are only our favourite 10 replies, and that there are many, many more brilliant / ridiculous alternatives in the replies to this tweet:
Poor David Marshall is becoming a meme.
Here, let us make your life easier. Show us what you've got in the replies pic.twitter.com/hXvy0ZVlJC
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) June 14, 2021
So, here we are then. Our top 10 - in no particular order.
David Marshall the Australian cricketer, by @ajay_chambers
Cricket fans will instantly recognise this as the immediate aftermath of Allan Donald's run-out in the 1999 World Cup semi-final between Australia and South Africa. But look again. Someone else has joined in the Aussie celebrations.
— Adam Chambers (@ajay_chambers) June 14, 2021
David Marshall taken down outta nowhere, by @eddie_roche
Those who know even the slightest thing about wrestling will be able to spot that this is Marshall being taken down by Randy Orton and his trademark finisher. Those who don't will probably still be able to recall that this became a meme in itself not so long ago.
— Eddie Roche (@eddie_roche) June 14, 2021
David Marshall as E.T, by @danieljrajaiah
Look, the thing with this is it's up to you how much effort you want to put in. Very often, the most eye-catching replies are those that have taken minimal effort. Alternatively, some go all out, and make entire film posters - such as this by @danieljrajaiah, who has imagined Marshall starring as the key figure in a Steven Spielberg classic and mocked up an entire poster. He certainly was a long way from home...
— Daniel J. Rajaiah (@danieljrajaiah) June 14, 2021
Marshall Law, by @MagicStick
Bonus points for the pun. @MagicStick has the Scotland goalkeeper leaping the barriers in an attempt to storm the U.S Capitol building.
Marshall Law. pic.twitter.com/21LpklWj3K
— Mario Jaconelli 🏴 (@magicmariouk) June 14, 2021
David Marshall as Mufasa (RIP), by @warrenjonhughes
See? This is the beauty of this nonsense. Nobody - nobody but @warrenjonhughes, that is - looked at that picture of David Marshall and thought 'yeah, I imagine him clinging to the edge of a canyon in a much-loved Disney classic, about to be sent tumbling down a cliff face to be trampled to death by a stampede of wildebeest'. Beautiful stuff.
— WarrenJonHughes (@warrenjonhughes) June 14, 2021
David Marshall kicking Bishop Brennan in the arse, by @JosephPBrenner5
An iconic scene in Father Ted, now featuring David Marshall. Incredible stuff. Absolutely incredible.
— Joseph P. Brenner (@JosephPBrenner5) June 14, 2021
David Marshall replaced Eric Cantona, by @benjenkers
Staying within the realms of football, @benjenkers has replaced Eric Cantona with Marshall for the Frenchman's infamous kung fu kick on a Crystal Palace supporter. We look forward to the seagulls-trawler presser.
— Gaz Whitworth (@Gazwhit1980) June 15, 2021
David Marshall has a go at formation skydiving, by @CamDouglas2
This one works a little too well. David Marshall gets involved in a bit of formation skydiving. No parachute, but we're sure he'll be fine for England on Friday.
— Cam Douglas (@CamDouglas2) June 14, 2021
David Marshall in Scooby Doo, by @alexmolloy
Being so far from his goal-line? He'd have gotten away with it if it wasn't for that pesky Schick.
— Alex Molloy (@alexmolloy) June 14, 2021
David Marshall getting cold feet at the altar, by @_PadreMaronno2
That poor bride. David Marshall not only couldn't go through with it, he even sprinted away from her. She just wanted answers, Dave.
— Padre Maronno (@_PadreMaronno2) June 14, 2021