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    Valiant effort, great to finally get 4 wins in a tournament. Southgate has done a brilliant job. The first eleven plus Rashford stepped up the plate and performed. English pride restored. A young team, so there's more to come. I hope there's a fresh wave of players coming, so we start to get a brilliant bench of subs.

    But a fair ending. After a good first 30 minutes tonight, we allowed decent at best players such as Lovren and Vida to boss us with a relentless high press. Which elminated Kane, Alli, Lingard and Sterling from the match for lengthy spells. The excellent Pickford was left punting the ball up 30 or 40 times to Lovren & co who, licking their lips, regained easy possession.

    Teams that win the WC (rather than Euros ..... Greece) are always special, one of the two best teams on the planet at that moment in time. England and Croatia aren't, so fortunately/unfortunately the French have it in the bag.

    On another positive, we'll stop hearing wally non-sports reporters asking all and sundry "It's coming home, isn't it?". This got cringeworthy in the end.

    Still a great summer and we have the PL Albion to look forward to.

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      It’s coming home has never meant the Facebook generation adoptment that it became in this tourno. It initially meant we were hosting a tournement in 96 and to me it just means everyone getting behind England. Some great memories created from a young side and the nation all together as one supporting the team - football came home this summer to me, a long serving loyal England fan as we all should be. Well done lads.
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      All the idiots with their waistcoats and singing 'It's coming home' despite never having seen a match before can go do one now
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      My only frustration was the idiot pundits at half time who seemed to think Croatia were a rubbish team and were almost talking about how we would fair against France.

      Anyone with any footballing nouse knew they would come back once they had their game sorted. England did well not to lose in normal time but seemed to find it difficult to keep shape once the high press really kicked in.

      I'd like to have seen them progress but, in all honesty, I think Mpape and co may have embarrassed us. England would merely have been the lion's bait.

      They've done well, all credit, it's how they kick on that will be most interesting.
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      It’s coming home has never meant the Facebook generation adoptment that it became in this tourno. It initially meant we were hosting a tournement in 96 and to me it just means everyone getting behind England. Some great memories created from a young side and the nation all together as one supporting the team - football cake home this summer to me, a long serving loyal England fan as we all should be. Well done lads.
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      The it's coming home generation, have these pricks ever watched England in a World Cup before, failure after failure after failure.

      Lesson for the newbies, It isn't coming home ever!!
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      The it's coming home generation, have these pricks ever watched England in a World Cup before, failure after failure after failure.

      Lesson for the newbies, It isn't coming home ever!!
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      Lesson for the newbies, It isn't coming home ever!!
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      oh that word was t w a t, mr neilbard, if you wondering. It always makes me happy when I know that I'm happier than other people, like yourself
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      Lesson for the newbies, It isn't coming home ever!!
      Nope, because it never left. Other countries just wanted us to share it out. That's why you were watching tonight. Good 'innit ?
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      oh that word was t w a t, mr neilbard, if you wondering. It always makes me happy when I know that I'm happier than other people, like yourself
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