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Winning team, winning melodies: Euro 2020 and terrace anthems

From Sweet Caroline to Southgate You’re the One, England supporters’ songs have a less macho feel these daysAs the sun sets on a sensational Euro 2020, the din ringing in our ears has a different tone from usual. Chants emanating from Wembley, pubs and…

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Winning team, winning melodies: Euro 2020 and terrace anthems

From Sweet Caroline to Southgate You’re the One, England supporters’ songs have a less macho feel these daysAs the sun sets on a sensational Euro 2020, the din ringing in our ears has a different tone from usual. Chants emanating from Wembley, pubs and…

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Never stopped me dreaming: how Euro 96 illuminated our world

Twenty-five years ago, when football last came home, the Euros captured the hope and spirit of the time. Is there any chance this year’s tournament can do the same? A quarter of a century on and history repeats itself. England are hosting the Euros, pl…

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Never stopped me dreaming: how Euro 96 illuminated our world

Twenty-five years ago, when football last came home, the Euros captured the hope and spirit of the time. Is there any chance this year’s tournament can do the same? A quarter of a century on and history repeats itself. England are hosting the Euros, pl…

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No expense spared as England prepares for World Cup

From private jets to M&S waistcoats, open mosques to closed supermarkets, football fever grips the nationMad dashEngland fans are taking trains, planes and automobiles – often at exorbitant cost – in a desperate bid to get to Russia in time to see …

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‘It’s coming home’: the meaning behind the Three Lions lyrics

An old football refrain echoes through the streets of England as the 1996 song roars againAs many of us laid our heads to rest on Saturday night with windows wide open to offset the effects of the relentless summer heatwave, the distant call of England…

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The Lightning Seeds’ Ian Broudie: ‘People didn’t know what was on the England badge before Three Lions’

The Lightning Seeds singer on revitalising the Liverpool music scene, Mark E Smith’s magic beer-procuring ability and why he’ll never write another football song Continue reading…

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Poll: Lily or Keith which World Cup song by an Allen is best?

Lily Allen has debuted an unofficial World Cup song, Bass Like Home, but how does it compare to father Keith Allen’s efforts? Continue reading…