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Sat Jun 14, 2014, 03:20 AM

10. England v Italy tonight!

Just to get any World Cup loving lounge lizards who have a soft spot for England, in the mood. Here is the England song for the World Cup in 1990. One of the very few soccer inspired songs to be any good! (relatively speaking).

'Arrivederci, It's one on one!'

And the quite extraordinary rap by John Barnes towards the end. They don't make football songs quite like that anymore.




And, of course, we have 'Three Lions'. Skinner, Baddiel and the Lightning Seeds sang of 'thirty years of hurt,' it's hard to believe that it is now 48 years of hurt! It sums up the pessimism surrounding this England campaign, but the underlying hope that a fan can never really shift. I know they won't win it. I know they will probably disappoint like they usually do. But, deep down, there is still that little voice.....

As John Cleese said in 'Clockwise': "It's not the despair. I can take the despair. It's the hope I can't stand."



Good luck England, and good luck to any nations that DUers might be pulling for.



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