By Chris Wright
We’ve all been there. Blitzing through your pocket money week after week in the desperate attempt to complete your football stick book, only to give up weeks later with five or six elusive stickers (Darren f**king Caskey, from hell’s heart I stab at thee!) proving elusive.
Instead of putting themselves through that kind of heartache again, a chap named Alex (who confesses that his artistic talents stretch as far as being able to draw a “quite good” Homer Simpson) and his other half Sian (who has an A Level in Art, no less!) have forgone the official stickers and have simply set about filling their Panini World Cup sticker album with drawings of the players.
Calling themselves Panini Cheapskates, their handiwork really is rather charming…
Wayne Rooney looking ever so slightly like Nicolas Cage, there!
The best bit? They even make their own shinies…
If you’d like to keep tabs on their progress, you can follow the Panini Cheapskates on Twitter @CheapPanini