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The best “it’s coming home” tweets ahead of England’s last-16 clash with Colombia

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“It’s coming home” tweets are the order of the day as England prepare to face Colombia in tonight’s Round of 16 game at the Spartak Stadium.

The phrase of course comes from the immortal Euro ’96 song “Three Lions”, written by Ian Broudie of The Lightning Seeds along with Frank Skinner and David Baddiel.

Although belief is growing among Three Lions fans, Colombia will provide a stern test with a quarter-final against Switzerland or Sweden at stake.

Given England have failed to win a major tournament knockout match for twelve years, these tweets are peppered with no little irony.

Now enjoy the best “it’s coming home” tweets and jokes:

2018-1966= 52

5+2=7

7 = number of games it will take to win the World Cup.

IT'S COMING HOME LADS! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/gyJEkauTAC

— Not Match of the Day (@NOT_MOTD) June 24, 2018

IT’S COMING HOME! pic.twitter.com/sI1DWBykpI

— Sunday League Footy (@SundayChants) June 23, 2018

Just took 93yr Mum to breakfast, she’s registered blind. In a very loud voice she said, “It’s coming home.” A cheer went up from waiting diners

— Tim (@sockformation) June 24, 2018

on the train, a couple and their 1yr old sat opposite. The baby starts making a noise, the dad says to everyone “ssshhhh please be quiet”
The mum says “he’s gonna say his first words!” Everyone is silent and the baby says “it’s coming home” the whole train erupts into song

— ben armson (@barmson) June 24, 2018

[phonecall from wife]

Wife: I'm staying at my sisters. You're obsessed with the World Cup. I'm not coming home until it's over.

Me: …

Wife: …

Me: do you know what IS coming home Laura?

[phone goes dead]

— Dan (@ehdannyboy) June 24, 2018

Popped out on my bike this morning, man drives past with an #England flag out his window. A thumbs up from me, and a beep of the horn in return from him.

It's at that moment, we both knew that it's coming home #ENGPAN #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/2VR60w7M3T

— Dan Tracey (@dantracey1983) June 24, 2018

My boyfriend is becoming single if he texts me saying “it’s coming home” one more time

— Paris (@parissss98) June 24, 2018

people who ridiculed me for thinking ed miliband could become prime minister are now chanting 'it's coming home'

— hammy. (@iamhamesh) June 24, 2018

What do you mean??? I genuinely can’t wait for Chelsea to win the World Cup xx It’s definitely coming home 😤😤 https://t.co/PdJwhnWH8u

— don (@lolzdonz) June 25, 2018

https://twitter.com/PaulScarratt/status/1011285455474749440

Even Maradona knows it’s coming home! 😂 pic.twitter.com/H7qiEekjzV

— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) June 27, 2018

It’s coming home 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

— Creegan (@CreeganSTX) June 27, 2018

1966:
Real Madrid win the European Cup
Burnley qualify for Europe
Man City win the league
Chelsea finish 5th
England win World Cup

2018:
Real Madrid win the Champions League
Burnley qualify for Europe
Man City win the league
Chelsea finish 5th

IT’S COMING HOME

— Anthony Dominic Duff (@anthonydduff) June 27, 2018

For fuck sake dropped my alphabetti spaghetti pic.twitter.com/saNcfwpCCk

— Joey Brack (@Joey_Brack) June 20, 2018

Just Hold On It’s Coming Home pic.twitter.com/HBgtB15F2P

— HAJÎ (@charlie_haji) June 28, 2018

calling in sick to watch england, legend https://t.co/svlzAQU0bY

— wilson🇵🇹 (@ActuallyKadoh) June 28, 2018

Football has texted you to say it's coming home then stopped off for five pints

— Esther Webber (@estwebber) June 28, 2018

When you ask football when it's coming home. https://t.co/OaH1OEAUTl

— Joey Mills (@joeythehoss) June 30, 2018

Football went out to buy a pack of cigarettes in 1966 and we still think it's coming home

— come mierda (@phagogenesis) July 1, 2018

Spooky or what:

Andy Murray didn’t play Wimbledon in 1966

Andy Murray's not playing Wimbledon in 2018

It's coming home…

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿😃

— Michael Hamilton (@NLAHamilton) July 2, 2018

And it’s coming home

— #ItsComingHome (@Daws___) July 1, 2018

Me throughout this entire World Cup: "It's coming home!"

Me 24 hours before our first knockout game: #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/DfHkikAPkr

— Ellis – AwayDays (@ellis_platten) July 2, 2018

I refuse to even entertain the notion that it’s not coming home, if it doesn’t come home it’s because you talked it down.

— It’s C⚽️ming H⚽️me (@BrendonHope) July 3, 2018

This just happened. It’s definetly coming home #ENGCOL pic.twitter.com/KI13F8zchg

— Adam Cox (@topmycake) July 3, 2018

Good morning to everyone except the people who think it's not coming home…

— Dream Team (@dreamteamfc) July 3, 2018

Final 24 hours of it's coming home banter 😭

— Liam Myers (@liammyers44) July 2, 2018

On the 30th July, England won 4-2 in the 8th World Cup Final. The year was 1966.

30 x 4 = 120
120 / 2 = 60
60 – 8 = 52
52 + 1966 = 2018

It’s coming home lads 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

— ⚒ Jack Himself ⚒ (@jackgambardella) July 2, 2018

John 3:16

It’s coming home

— Jesus H Christ (@ThatBloke_Jesus) July 2, 2018

1966: Palace didn’t win anything

2018: Palace didn’t win anything

It’s coming home, lads! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

— HLTCO (@HLTCO) July 2, 2018

“I’m sure something’s happening today”

*checks watch*

“Ah, yes, it’s coming home”

— Rob Temple (@RobTemple101) July 3, 2018

I walked out my front door this morning to this roundabout, can only have been done by the football Gods, it's a sign, it's coming home 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿👏🏻 #ICH #WorldCup #ENGCOL #ENG pic.twitter.com/dxbXKao0MQ

— Nick Jordan (@nickjamesjordan) July 3, 2018

Is it acceptable to end all work emails today with 'It's coming home' rather than 'Many thanks' or 'All the best'? #ENGCOL

— Tom Harvey (@TSHarvey91) July 3, 2018