I remember back in 1966 when my Dad and I were ready to toast England’s victory over West Germany in the World Cup final at Wembley.
We had already poured the vodkas at our Chapel House residence and were all ready to toast England’s success with our boys ahead 2-1.
And then Wolfgang Weber equalized in the 89th minute.
What – hey – it was a handball ref!!
It took two more goals from Geoff Hurst in extra time to make it 4-2 for England and our first World Cup win.
Kieran Trippier scores after 5 minutes
And with England doing so well this year in Russia it looked possible we could win another one.
It was a real pity last night that England were beaten 2-1 by Croatia after extra time.
A great goal from the excellent Kieran Tripper after just 5 minutes put us on track.
But mid-way through the second half England seemed to lack concentration.
Croatia came at us, and we let in a really poor equalizer and then a goal in extra time was it – again a lack of concentration at the back.
Croatia seemed to have so much space on their right wing.
To a large extent, it was a lack of experience of this young England side that finally did us in – but they did fabulously well in Russia.
They will get a hero’s welcome when they return to England and will deserve it.
These new players have put England back on the football map again, and they can only get better and more experienced too.
Things look good for England for the future.
Unexpected but great displays from our England team and the players showed strong mental strength and courage in games too.
And new heroes in the team like Jordan Pickford, Kieran Trippier, and Harry Maguire – to name just three.
They have minimal International experience, but that will change.
Well done lads – you made us all proud!!!