Talking about the WC..etc...

PhilE

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At home (Hounslow), falling over a lot and probably soiling myself. :)

I turned 1 during the tournament.
 

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I wasn't even alive for Italia '90!

This is the best England has ever been in my lifetime.
 

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Home in Cranford. Went to the Quarter Final vs. Argentina with my mum. Saw Rattin sent off and Geoff Hurst's winner was at our end. Everyone went nuts. Watched the final on TV in black and white - only saw it in colour when the film "Goal" was released shortly after.
 

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I was 12 in 1966. Was in the car driving to Devon on holiday, trying to listen to the final on a crappy car radio until my dad switched it off. Never did see the game properly until the Goal film came out later in the year. Dad took me because he was feeling guilty about not letting me listen.
 

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Born 4 days after the Final......
 

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I was 11 and watched it at home in Hanwell on a small black and white TV. Spent that summer playing football in the park as did everyone, jumpers for goalposts.
 

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Just remembered that on the night of the semi-final v Portugal I fell over playing football in the street and had to go to hospital to get my knee stitched up. Got to Casualty about 6.45 and was home in time for 7.30 kickoff as the doctor was as keen to watch the game as I was.
 

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I was 12 in 1966. Was in the car driving to Devon on holiday, trying to listen to the final on a crappy car radio until my dad switched it off. Never did see the game properly until the Goal film came out later in the year. Dad took me because he was feeling guilty about not letting me listen.

You were allowed to drive at 12? That's so cool lol lol
 

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At a park in Whitton to get me out the way as I was 2. Murray Park? Remember vividly when we lost the WC in 1970 though. Such a turning point that moment when Alf took Bobby Charlton and Martin Peters off...My dad and uncles shouting no at the tv... the rest is history.
 

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I was 23 in 1966 and went to the opening game against uraguay. A boring 0-0 draw. Spent the final over time pacing the street because I couldn't bear to watch. My dad came rushing out to tell me that we scored to make it 3-2. Came back in to see the Jeff Hurst winner. Oh happy days.
 

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Saw the semi-final, against Portugal, live. Bobby Charlton with two rockets and a penalty reply from Portgugal, if my memory serves me right. But watched the final at home on b/w tv.
 

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I was about to be five years old. Would have been at home in Dewsbury but have no recollection. Must ask my mum. My dad told the tale that he had been busy with something or other and arrived late at the pub. No big screen obviously, so he's forgiven for leaping in the air and screaming with joy as the side with white shirts banged in the first goal as he arrived. The regulars were less impressed and nearly lynched him.
 

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3 years old when we won the World Cup, so blissfully unaware of our finest hour.

Same here. I'm told I watched the final, but I remember nothing of it. Like bee good, I certainly well remember us losing the 1970 QF though!
 

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Back to 2018 - with "B" and "V" sounding the same in Spanish, every time they go to video replay it sounds like the Spanish commentators are saying "they're checking it in the bar"'.

Makes me chortle every time..
 

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Remember vividly when we lost the WC in 1970 though. Such a turning point that moment when Alf took Bobby Charlton and Martin Peters off...My dad and uncles shouting no at the tv... the rest is history.

Out on their feet though weren’t they? Not only the heat & altitude but quite a few had food poisoning IIRC. Lots of dubious goings on in the America’s then. Remember Bobby Moore & the trumped up jewellery theft? Columbia pre-WC friendly wasn’t it?
 
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