Battlers and bottlers of the week

Battlers – Denmark. The Great Danes were supposed to stand by and watch while the Dutch masters ran rings around them in their opening game of the Euros. Instead they battled their way to a great victory….lots of character, lots of Viking fighting spirit – van Persie and the Dutch looked shellshocked. Cartoon illustration showing Irish leprechaun and Danish Viking Copyright battlersandbottlers.com

Bottlers – Ireland. The fighting Irish lost the plot in their game against Croatia. Their fantastic defensive record was left in tatters during their error ridden display on their biggest night for 10 years. They let down their magnificent fans who sang their hearts out while their team fluffed their lines and bottled their big moment.

What a great start to the Euros it has been! Already we’ve seen shocks and drama with almost every game so far being a cracker. Long may it continue. Check out our cartoon of Harry Redknapp watching the action from his armchair instead of the England dugout as most expected.

Also, wander down memory lane and take a look around at some of the greatest players and managers and classic matches the game has produced over the years.

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