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England Has A Sore Head After Celebrating Win Over Sweden

England Has A Sore Head After Celebrating Win Over Sweden

So, how is your head today? After England beat Sweden 2 - 0 yesterday to reach their first World Cup semi-final for 28 years, the whole country seems to have been out on the drink yesterday.

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Whilst this is obviously a good thing, particularly if you own a bar (though probably not if you work in one) there have been incidents of the occasional roaster getting absolutely out of control and taking things too far.

Whether it be falling off a double decker bus and crashing through a bus stop, standing on and wrecking an ambulance (seriously, guys?) or wandering around the city centre covered in blood being followed about by the tactical aid unit, some of these folks give ordinary fans a bad name - but it wasn't all about that.

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Credit: PA

Up and down the country fans were surfing a huge wave of positivity as they basked in the sunshine, drank a couple of beers (and, obviously, chucked the vast majority of it into the air)

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Huge parties were staged in Nottingham, Leeds, London, and Newcastle to enjoy the quarter final, and some of the scenes have been genuinely heart-warming to see.

It can be a bit grim in England a lot of the time - Lord knows this winter that has just gone has been a tough one - but when the sun shines, and everyone has something to get behind, it's not so bad after all, is it?

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Credit: PA

Gareth Southgate's boys go again on Wednesday against Croatia and everyone will no doubt be in full beer throwing, 'Don't Take Me Home' singing, mode once again.

Bring on the Thursday hangover.

If England reach the final you'd have to imagine that the whole country will shut down for the foreseeable future.

It has also now been announced that Manchester is coming to the party - there has been an agreement reached with a sponsor who is going to pay for the security around a big screen in the city's Castlefield Bowl.

As long as the weather holds (spoiler alert: it will) then we can expect to see some 'absolute scenes' coming out of there if England can get across the line.

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Credit: PA

Whatever happens, it's worth remembering the good things about this. The expectation, the feeling that they could go all the way, the acceptable levels of public drunkenness.

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Credit: PA

If it does, indeed, end up coming home, then the wave of positivity will roll on.

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Topics: Football, World Cup 2018, England, World Cup, Sweden, Russia

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

 

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