In footballing terms
the word bottler refers to a player who initially plays well but makes a huge mistake
or lets the team down when it really matters. i.e missing
a penalty, missing
an easy chance, losing your temper and getting sent
You can also
refer to football teams as bottlers. For example
Aston Villa are well known as bottlers because they seem
to always be in good form
at the beginning of the season but towards the end they lose this form
and end up missing
out on Champions League football, despite looking like
they could be the best side in the premiership at the beginning of the season.
Eugene Dadi is such a bottler, what
an awful penalty that was.
Liverpool are such bottlers this