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To be sick of this 'it's coming home' nonsense

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autumn57565 Wed 04-Jul-18 19:47:12

It's not coming home. Who ever said England is home? It makes us look idiotic to the rest of the world. Someone on the radio said they really believe England is going to win this year. The rest of the world must be pissing themselves looking at England cheering over such a mediocre team and having such delusions of grandeur.

It also seems to make people behave like hooligans. I've seen some crazy driving before the matches start, and people were making noise until the early hours last night.

It's just a game! We never get this excited about the olympics, Wimbledon or even Rugby.

eggcellent Wed 04-Jul-18 19:48:10

It's a joke from a TV show

Sparklingbrook Wed 04-Jul-18 19:49:43

There's nothing like thinking positive. grin grin

Loads of people get excited by the Olympics/Rugby/Wimbledon. They are all 'games' too.

it will all be finished in a week or so and you can then complain about something else...

GetTheeToAShrubbery Wed 04-Jul-18 19:51:21

Yawn. God forbid anyone has any fun.

We got hugely excited by the Olympics. In fact that’s the last time I remember such a feelgood factor.

Squatternutbosh Wed 04-Jul-18 19:52:35

YABVU. Stop being so fucking miserable.

MrsMotherHen Wed 04-Jul-18 19:52:42

yes YABU Its good fun and thats from a football hater

Sparklingbrook Wed 04-Jul-18 19:53:06

The threads on MN for the opening of the Olympics here were brilliant!

ilovesooty Wed 04-Jul-18 19:53:11

Nothing like another miserable whinging thread about the World Cup. It's not as if there are other threads you could have posted on... hang on... hmm

Fattymcfaterson Wed 04-Jul-18 19:53:54

The rest of the world must be pissing themselves looking at England cheering over such a mediocre team and having such delusions of grandeur

What? The rest of the world who ARE NOT in the final 8....🤔

autumn57565 Wed 04-Jul-18 19:55:44

People were not in pubs crowding round the TV watching the Olympics and shouting about medals until 3am.

Tutlefru Wed 04-Jul-18 19:55:50


It will soon be over...

MeYouWye Wed 04-Jul-18 19:56:39

Someone needs their Snickers? grin

autumn57565 Wed 04-Jul-18 19:57:08

I'm not saying people can't be excited, but why do they keep saying 'it's coming home?' it's silly

Notonthestairs Wed 04-Jul-18 19:57:51

I agree that it is unlikely that football will come home. However it's a bit of fun and perhaps we need a good dollop of that before we get knocked out and switch to supporting our second teams (France).

ThistleAmore Wed 04-Jul-18 19:58:16

And ironically, Scotland is the home of international football - the first ever international association game was played in Glasgow in 1872 (I know this because my greatx5 - I think? - grandfather was a member of the squad).

Coolaschmoola Wed 04-Jul-18 19:58:56

Because football as we know it today was invented here - so England is the 'home' of football.

I thought everyone knew that? Ditto rugby and cricket.

SaucyJack Wed 04-Jul-18 19:58:57

I'm sure the rest of the world actually has more interesting things to do with its time than scrutinise UK media coverage of the English football team.

ReadingRiot Wed 04-Jul-18 19:58:58

It's just a saying but it's not nonsense. England is the birthplace of football, i. e. Home

GrumbleBumble Wed 04-Jul-18 19:59:43

Ummmm England is the "home" of football because it's where the game was invented hmm

Battleax Wed 04-Jul-18 20:00:00

It's not coming home. Who ever said England is home?

Erm confused

England is home to the England team.

So the ambition is to bring Jules home.

Can’t see the issue there at all. Am heartily sick of the song now, though. It was good in 96 for a while.

Tomselleckhaskindeyes Wed 04-Jul-18 20:00:21

Erm because they are bringing it home. Just like my little boy brought home his cub of the year trophy?

user546425732 Wed 04-Jul-18 20:00:35

It's from this from 12 years ago and a TV show too I believe.

The80sweregreat Wed 04-Jul-18 20:00:39

It’s a song lyric plus England invented abd made the rules for football - I just see it as ‘coming back to the place football originated from’
It’s a national and global sport bigger than any other team sport ( even rugby!)
They have to get past Sweden first though.

MoonFaced Wed 04-Jul-18 20:00:51

I'm with you, OP. The whole "it's coming home" rubbish happens every time the England football team play in the World Cup/euros. There's being optimistic and then there's being in denial. I can't wait for the football to be over. Bah humbug.

Lockheart Wed 04-Jul-18 20:01:18

I’ve got to admit, I find “footballs coming home” a bit of an odd expression.

Football hasn’t gone anywhere - it’s the most popular and most played sport in the country.

England also didn’t invent football, which was in existence for centuries in one form or another in various countries. The best you can say is that modern football is usually played to rules which first emerged in 19th c Europe. “Home” could be a huge number of places.

I will be watching with much excitement on Saturday, but I still say “footballs coming home” is completely nonsensical. grin

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