Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

The Detroit Lions and the Three Lions: Drawing inspiration

The Detroit Lions and the Three Lions: Drawing inspiration

The Lightning Seeds' Ian Broudie with Frank Skinner and David Baddiel. The latest JOE World Cup Minipod hosted by Dion Fanning and Paddy McKenna is here.

"It was not the outcome we wanted and as painful as it is right now, I'm sure we will learn an very bad lot from last night's game".

If it's finally happening for England, could we dare hope that it could soon finally be happening for Detroit?

"I have to say, for the first time this is an England team that for the first time have played with some level of composure and control in games, it has been high quality, and good watching them".

Southgate added: "You learn from situations in life and you are stronger for these moments and of course when I look at where we are in a tournament, I am proud of the way the players have played".

Meanwhile, England manager Gareth Southgate has admitted he couldn't listen to Three Lions for 20 years.

England supporters at home and in Russian Federation got behind Southgate's men, reviving the Euro 96 anthem 'Three Lions (Football's Coming Home)'.

England manager Gareth Southgate. Whether they were ravaging an IKEA store or filling the streets of Clapham, in south London, in one case crashing through a glass bus shelter, you can hear it in the background: "it's coming home, it's coming, football's coming home".

After France beat Belgium 1-0 in Saint-Petersburg on Tuesday night to book their place in the World Cup final, the attention now turns to the other semi-final as England take on Croatia.

"I would just walk out of the room, it is an anthem and has followed the team for a long time but involved some hard moments as well".

Meanwhile, Three Lions is set to score a UK No.1 this week, 22 years on from when it was originally released.

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