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I was there

Well, akshully I was in a pub in Bootham, York, when our boys beat Germany 50 years ago. And believe it or not there was a telly, very small, b & w but a telly nevertheless. A group of maybe 20 enthusiasts huddled round it and cheered for England.

Tonite, they meet again. In colour. Without Kenneth Wolstenholme (sp?). Not really a friendly. See you there.

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  1. March 26, 2016 at 10:20 am

    How often have your lot beaten Germany since?

  2. March 26, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Er, I refer you to my expert colleagues. Never? 😡

  3. March 26, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Wiki reckons:
    Total matches 29
    Wins 12 each
    Biggest win E 5 G 1 in 2001
    😀

  4. Four-eyed English Genius
    March 26, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Not being a girly ball fan (although in 1966 soccer was a proper game) I was working at my student vacation job as a salesman in the local Halfords branch. Hardly anyone came in but we did tune the car radio demonstration module into the radio commentary.

  5. March 26, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    That’s a brave admission from a rugger chap! 😜

  6. March 26, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    One of the darkest days for football. A goal given that didn’t cross the line then a pitch invasion before the final whistle. They should have been banned for 50 years.

    You’re all waiting for a smiley thing. You’re not getting one.

  7. March 27, 2016 at 5:41 am

    We won, we won! Naehnaehnahnaehnaeh!

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