It's Coming Home: David Baddiel & Frank Skinner Watched The England World Cup Match Together Last Night

All together now...

"It's coming home, it's coming home, it's coming...Football's coming home..."

Everyone seems to know the score - we've seen it all before: except, no, we haven't.

Literally none of us had seen England win a penalty shootout at the World Cup until last night and, frankly, even the morning after, it's still astounding to just about every one of us.

England fans are not conditioned to success, let alone penalty shootout success, and that's kind of why "Football's Coming Home" chimes so well with the national mindset. While some nations have songs that are bombastic, England's is one that goes in hard on ridiculous optimism.

Nobody knows this more than the brains behind "Three Lions", TV stalwarts and 90s legends David Baddiel and Frank Skinner.

You might think that every LAD and their dog tweeting you with videos of them singing a song that you wrote 22 years ago might become a bit much, but for Baddiel and Skinner, there is no such feeling.

What's more, they're still mates and even watched the game together last night, posting a celebratory selfie after the game - of course, captioned with "It's just about still coming home."

People love them still, by the looks of it, because they have retweeted the image some 26,000 times and liked it almost 100,000 times at the time of writing.

David Baddiel had already posted his support via the song, tweeting a link to the track before the game with the message "People have been sending me versions of it all day. So fuck it. Come on England!"

The silent partner in the trio - though probably most important, seen as he actually wrote the bloody thing - is Ian Broudie, the Scouse lead singer of The Lightning Seeds. He also chimed in.

Broudie tweeted "It's Still Coming!!! :soccer::soccer:" as a retweet of the original Baddiel and Skinner tweet, reminding people that, yes, it is coming home and, yes, Ian Broudie is still a thing. Well, sort of.

There was little mention, given the dramatic draw and late Colombian goal, of the best song ever written about football, so I'll give it a mention here: google "England 2 Colombia 0" by Kirsty MacColl and find yourself with 3 minutes and 59 seconds of pure vitriol, and feel just how the Colombians feel this morning.

Featured Image Credit: Three Lions

Mike Wood

Mike Meehall Wood is a freelance journalist and translator. He writes for LADbible, VICE and countless sports publications, focusing on rugby league, football and boxing. He is a graduate of Leeds University and maintains a fizzy pop obsession. Contact Mike at [email protected]

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