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11 minutes ago, Deathray said:

Wow. Just bloody wow.

 

First semi-final in a major international tournament for 22 years.

 

First semi-final in a World Cup for 28 years.

 

Hands up if you don't remember either of those! *puts hand up* 

 

Great England team. Heroes in the making. Bloody incredible. :party: :party::party: :biggrin:

I suspect you are happy Deathers!

 

Not born until after the 1966 WC.

 

1970 - no recollection, too young.

 

1974 - vague recollection, more into my Doctor Who and Bay City Rollers....

 

1978 - on the march with Ally's Army....remember like it was yesterday.

 

And so on and so on....watched every one since, even those Scotland or England didn't qualify for.

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1 hour ago, Deathray said:

Wow. Just bloody wow.

 

First semi-final in a major international tournament for 22 years.

 

First semi-final in a World Cup for 28 years.

 

Hands up if you don't remember either of those! *puts hand up* 

 

Great England team. Heroes in the making. Bloody incredible. :party: :party::party: :biggrin:

 

*hand stays down*

 

I have some indelible memories. 

I did enjoy France 98 as I spent a lot of time in France then.

 

 

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Honestly, I loathe and detest football on a day-to-day basis and when I'm King/PM I'll almost certainly ban it on a national level, but these fuckers are borderline getting me into it. I'm shouting at the telly like a cunt, I'm going to the pub with mates purely on the basis of watching the football, I'm even idly commenting on strategy despite knowing shit all about the wretched game; it's turning me into a 'lad' (yes, a lamentable term) for fuck sake, for the first time in my equally wretched 22 years. I'm even commenting on the England team in the first person "we're", etc., exhibiting behaviour I've berated all my life. But this team of gormless pricks kicking a ball about are enkindling my interest and support where normally I'd give it less time of day than literally anything else on this planet. It's absolutely remarkable. I'm a football hater that's now joining in with drunken afternoon renditions of Skinner, Baddiel and the Lightning Seeds. High praise indeed for Southgate and his team of said gormless pricks :D So yes, great England team. Give Gareth Southgate and Jordan Pickford et al (bar Sterling) a knighthood.

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Question to the Angles as I genuinely avoid the song.

 

Do youz change the lyrics every two years?

 

 "30 years of hurt".

 

 

Became

 

32

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Etc

 

 

Seems a Jonah to me.....

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2 minutes ago, charon said:

Question to the Angles as I genuinely avoid the song.

 

Do youz change the lyrics every two years?

 

 "30 years of hurt".

 

 

Became

 

32

34

36

38

40

42

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50

 

Etc

 

 

Seems a Jonah to me.....

I hate the fucking song now, have done for years.

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15 minutes ago, charon said:

Question to the Angles as I genuinely avoid the song.

 

Do youz change the lyrics every two years?

 

 "30 years of hurt".

 

 

Became

 

32

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

 

Etc

 

 

Seems a Jonah to me.....

 

Nah. I just go along with the other fucking idiots that bawl through the now factually incorrect, utterly reprehensible three minutes of out-of-tune drivel that two utterly loathsome 'comedians' and a bland 90s band tried to sing 22 years ago.

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22 minutes ago, charon said:

Question to the Angles as I genuinely avoid the song.

 

Do youz change the lyrics every two years?

 

 "30 years of hurt".

 

 

Became

 

32

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

 

Etc

 

 

Seems a Jonah to me.....

 

There's never been unanimous agreement on this. I heard 30 years of hurt in 2006 as well as forty years of hurt and I heard fifty years of hurt in 2016 as well as thirty years of hurt, depends who's leading it. It tends to just be left as thirty in any year that doesn't end with a 6 though as fifty two years or forty eight years etc don't scan so well in the tune. 

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The song's genius, but it was only meant to refer to Euro 96 which was the first (and only) international football tournament hosted by England since 1966.

That's what "Football's coming home" meant, together with the idea that football ('soccer' if you must) was invented in England.

'Thirty years of hurt' is a great line because of the assonance, which can't be replicated by any other number.

 

So it's no longer strictly relevant, but it caught the imagination like no other footy song before or since, so I'm afraid you're all stuck with it.

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Boooom for the Motherland. 1 up.

 

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I've not been this worried over a semi since Broke Back Mountain :blink:

 

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* toastie, International fitba was invented in Glasgow....

Patrick I think.

0-0.

 

 

Ooooh, 1-1.

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Aye Scotland went 8-1 up in international football at the very start (ie us v English). It's all been downhill since.

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5 minutes ago, msc said:

Aye Scotland went 8-1 up in international football at the very start (ie us v English). It's all been downhill since.

 

Don't go there, charon will drag out that fake international world cup system that has Scotland at the top of the tree.... mainly down to the otherwise pointless British Home Championship

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Hush child, hush.....

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It's the Unofficial Football World championship. and its currently being defended in this match as Croatia are the "linear" champs. (They won it off Denmark last game, who beat Peru, who held it for a year...etc etc)

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The link is a couple of pages back....

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2 minutes ago, charon said:

The link is a couple of pages back....

 

Yeah but your a scot, and whining on about your favourite subjects for hours is just a national past-time, along with day-drinking and frying mars bars.

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Looks like Croatia v Russia is going to extra time, hopefully pens as well. The more knackered their players are the better.

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I don't touch Mars bars.

 

 

Out of interest, it was when I went to the Shire for 96 , that Marathon bars changed the name.

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2 minutes ago, charon said:

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I don't touch Mars bars.

 

 

Out of interest, it was when I went to the Shire for 96 , that Marathon bars changed the name.

Yeah, fucking foreign bastards!!

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37 minutes ago, Deathray said:

 

Yeah but your a scot, and whining on about your favourite subjects for hours is just a national past-time, along with day-drinking and frying mars bars.

 

Hey, not only is it you're, but I'm not a Scot and yet day-drinking and fried Mars Bars are fine with me :P

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Snickers is it now?

 

 

Not bought one since.

 

 

Like Ajax going whatever shite it is in Europe. Cif?

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3 minutes ago, The Quim Reaper said:

 

Hey, not only is it you're, but I'm not a Scot and yet day-drinking and fried Mars Bars are fine with me :P

 

Yeah but your from Essex so the rest of England doesn't lay claim to your type either, we just tolerate you. Might as well be a foreign country with all the TOWIE types!

 

I'll excuse the day drinking as a survival mechanism for living in Essex and the fried mars as you're TOWIE style mother and father didn't know how to cook properly so that's what you got.

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Actually...is whining about the Scots (capital S) not equally as bad?

 

And isn't pastime one word?

 

:lol:

 

(Sorry Deathers, couldn't resist...)

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3 minutes ago, Deathray said:

 

Yeah but your from Essex so the rest of England doesn't lay claim to your type either, we just tolerate you. Might as well be a foreign country with all the TOWIE types!

 

I'll excuse the day drinking as a survival mechanism for living in Essex and the fried mars as you're TOWIE style mother and father didn't know how to cook properly so that's what you got.

Utter myth. They are a shithouse TV creation, monsters that only exist on the fringes of real Essex which, to be fair, is pretty fucking grim nowdays.

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Toastie be along in a minute to whip him down :D

 

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