Why English soccer fans chant 'It's coming home'

10 July, 2018, 14:07 | Author: Ethel Goodwin
  • GETTYSkinner and Baddiel sang the 1996 England anthem with the Lightning Seeds

"It's coming home, it's coming home" - England's 1996 soccer anthem is making its way back up the music charts this week as fans fantasise about World Cup victory in Russian Federation.

"The biggest thing about it is there's always euphoria over England and sometimes it's misplaced and sometimes it's over the top and being a Scot, or an Irishman or a Welshman that can rankle with you a little bit".

Baddiel was impressed by the move, tweeting: "How brilliant".

Speaking on his Absolute Radio show on Saturday morning, Skinner said: "When I was nine years old, I was sat in my living room in a council house in the West Midlands".

Knowing their guests would want to watch the match, the couple phoned their venue, Northamptonshire County Cricket ground and asked if they'd have a TV available for the game.

"So it can happen, trust me, I am an eyewitness".

Since it first topped the charts 22 years ago, the song become the soundtrack for England fans at a string of global tournaments, including this year's World Cup.




"To Gareth Southgate and the England football team for reaching the World Cup semi-finals".

We only have to look back to the last worldwide tournament to see evidence in this; the Three Lions rode into the 2016 Euros on a 10-game undefeated winning streak throughout their qualifiers and many in English media were backing them to have a real chance of bringing home their first global trophy in over 50 years.

Dubbing "Three Lions" over absolutely every movie ever made has proved to be a popular theme. "Come on England! W".

"This is a big moment and the whole country & more are behind our guys..." Our boys in Russian Federation are doing us so proud.

Serious passion on display, well done lads. I took this as a bad omen. "So, I said to him right let's get it booked in today and I'll do it".

Former EastEnders star Harry Reid posted about both the World Cup game and Pride London, taking place on the same day.

England face Sweden at 3pm.

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