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16 reasons Euro ’96 was the greatest month in history

It's 21 years this summer since the best period in the country's history

1 Football really did come home

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Four pack of Fosters, Snickers branded hats, sticker album in a plastic bag.

It. Had. The. Lot.

2 “Three Lions on a shirt”

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“Juuuules Rimet still gleaaaaaming…”

3 *That* beer garden weather… all summer

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We aren’t actually sure if it was actually sunny the whole time, but it certainly felt like that.

4 Gazza… just Gazza

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No words necessary.

5 Terry Venables – England’s best manager since Sir Alf Ramsey?

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I mean, he’s better than Roy isn’t he?

6 Stuart Pearce’s reaction to scoring a penalty against Spain

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And he did all that wearing Mitre boots. What a hero.

7 Mick Hucknall’s awful ‘We’re In This Together’

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All that money, still couldn’t buy a better fitting suit.

8 Stefan Kuntz…

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Again, no words necessary.

9 Barry Davies’ commentaries

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Soothing to the soul in the most intense atmosphere imaginable.

10 BBQs at your parent’s house

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But not with British beefburgers. Thanks, BSE!

11 Uri Geller claiming he moved the ball for Gary McAllister’s penalty miss

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Peak 90s.

12 Karel Poborsky’s chip

Still absolutely brilliant, despite the 15 ricochets he enjoyed en route to goal.

13 David Seaman’s kit – the Refresher…

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Cult classic, not bestseller.

14 Panini bantering Peter Beardsley after he didn’t make the squad

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Tim Flowers playing up top according to them, too.

15 Oasis was the soundtrack of the summer

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… and still is, to many people.

16 *That* Holland match

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Less said about what happened after the better, eh?

Oh, the past.


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