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    July 23rd 1966 England v Argentina at Wembley and my brother getting married. I was 16 years old (as was the bride) and best man so there was no way out. I remember everyone finding an excuse to go out to the car park at the reception so that they could listen on the car radio. Antonio Rattin stands out as someone who kept bending the refs ear until he had no choice but to send him off. To beat the dirty cheating South Americans was massive and the rest is history.

    ......and my brother and his wife are still together 52 years later. Wouldn't it be great to do the unthinkable once again.

    Anyone else else got memories from that great tournament.?

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      . Wouldn't it be great to do the unthinkable once again.
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      The one and only thing that l can remember was playing with my toy cars with my friend Patrick, whilst the final was on tv. I know l learned one or two swear words from his dad when West Germany scored their added time equaliser, and then seeing him dance around the room when Geoff Hurst banged in our fourth goal late in extra time..

      Priceless stuff. I was ten by the way.
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      July 23rd 1966 England v Argentina at Wembley and my brother getting married. I was 16 years old (as was the bride) and best man so there was no way out. I remember everyone finding an excuse to go out to the car park at the reception so that they could listen on the car radio. Antonio Rattin stands out as someone who kept bending the refs ear until he had no choice but to send him off. To beat the dirty cheating South Americans was massive and the rest is history.

      ......and my brother and his wife are still together 52 years later. Wouldn't it be great to do the unthinkable once again.

      Anyone else else got memories from that great tournament.?
      No memories as that was the day I was born.
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      I remember watching the tournament with my Grandad. Missed the quarter final game against Argentina as I was at Withdean Stadium with my fellow members of the 1st Lancing Cubs re-enacting the Relief of Mafeking! (We were part of Colonel Mahon's relief column). They announced the score and we all threw our caps into the air and cheered.

      The final was great, the only problem being that we now thought that this was always going to be the case. It had taken us 16 years since we'd first entered the World Cup, but finally the natural order had asserted itself and we were in our rightful place as World Champions. Never again would we struggle in competitive internationals.

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      I’d just got into football the year before (1965) and watched my first Albion match. From there on in I used to buy all the football mags, cut out newspaper football reports, collected programmes and anything and everything to do with football. So when the 1966 World Cup came around I had every souvenir going. I did a scrapbook with every match report. I watched just about every game on TV, and then . . . . was offered a ticket for the final itself, for £10 and behind the royal box. I just couldn’t afford it. Something I’ve regretted all my life.
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      I’d just got into football the year before (1965) and watched my first Albion match. From there on in I used to buy all the football mags, cut out newspaper football reports, collected programmes and anything and everything to do with football. So when the 1966 World Cup came around I had every souvenir going. I did a scrapbook with every match report. I watched just about every game on TV, and then . . . . was offered a ticket for the final itself, for £10 and behind the royal box. I just couldn’t afford it. Something I’ve regretted all my life.
      I think I’m right in saying, the Final didn’t sell out.
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      My memory of the final, is watching it on a small, black and white telly, that packed up after about 60 minutes, and having to bike about 2 miles on my own,to my mates house in the nearest village to watch the rest of it. I was just 7.
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