Not such a great effort!

Bayern Munich supporters hold up a homemade replica of the Champions League trophy as they gather on the streets of Munich, Germany. Not as refined an effort as our Dutch friends below!! (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Improvisation!

These Dutch fans showed some rather impressive improvisation in making thir own replica European Championship trophy. Although the shape is a bit bloated and the finer details added in felt marker (!), it was nonetheless a valiant effort. Pity the Dutch team couldn't match that effort on the pitch!

More Microscopic Genius!

TINY UEFA CUP ON HALF A POPPY SEED! Vladimir Aniskin is one of the few people in the world who can create microscopic artworks so tiny they fit on half a poppy seed. The 33-year-old scientist, who works at the Syberian branch of the Russian Academy of Science, in Tyumen, has been practicing microminiature art since 1998, and devotes several months to completing a single piece. Over the years, he has learned to work in between heartbeats, which gives him about half a second to do a controlled movement before his hand shakes. “While working I hold my creation in my fingers. Even one’s heartbeat disturbs such minute work, so particularly delicate work has to be done between heartbeats.” Vladimi

Chelsea Cup Damage "Accidental"

Chelsea are confident damage to a replica Champions League trophy was accidental. Members of night-shift security staff posed with the European Cup, similar to that won by the Blues in Munich last month, at Stamford Bridge for personal photographs, during which time one of the handles came away. Chelsea had been passing the trophy around departments during the week for the 400-strong staff to have photos taken. The club have conducted an internal investigation, with reports suggesting staff had been suspended over the course of that process, and now consider the matter closed. A club spokesman said: "The trophy was accidentally damaged while pictures were being taken. "It was minor damage

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