So, England didn’t win the World Cup. We dared to dream but couldn’t quite fight our way into the final. It would have been our second only final and we all know what happened at that one! Disappointed we may feel, but when England started this campaign, there really were no expectations at all. The fact that this young squad raised our expectations and hopes so far in the space of a few short weeks must be commended. Here’s to 2022! Let’s just imagine though, for a moment, that England had won the World Cup. What would happen?
We would undoubtedly have seen more street parties than the nation has ever witnessed. Jubilees and royal weddings aside, more people would be inspired by football success no doubt. Bunting, five-a-side football games, picnics, buffets, inflatable bouncy castles and chocolate fountains would be quickly organised, and neighbourhoods would come out, come together and enjoy some wonderful patriotic festivities. It would be the perfect time for Mobile Bar Hire Cheltenham from https://www.wearethemoversandshakers.com/mobile-bar-hire-gloucestershire/. The councils of the land would be inundated with applications to close roads!
Think of the immense boost to the economy an England World Cup would have given. Supermarkets would sell out of party food, beer and flags in record time. Sportswear firms would have to work around the clock to meet the demand for the new England shirt, which would of course display two stars now instead of just one!
Open Bus Parade
The players would be paraded through the capital like heroes, bringing the city to a standstill as hundreds of thousands gathered to welcome their triumphant return.
A petition had already reached parliament asking for the Monday after the final to be made a bank holiday if England had won the World Cup. We like to imagine that Teresa May would have declared this day a bank holiday to allow the celebrations to continue and those with sore heads to at least have a lie in! It might have been a good way to increase her popularity during this troubled time of Brexit negotiations.
Surge in Youth Football
Youth clubs the length and breadth of the land would be inundated by parents wanting to sign up their sons and daughters. Children everywhere, enthused by their team’s success would be going absolutely footy mad, joining teams and causing a national shortage in children’s football kit and boots.
Big international clubs would be making approaches to sign up our lads for phenomenal fees. Previously little-known players would be thrust into the media spotlight, achieving global fame and suddenly finding themselves with very lucrative advertising deals and becoming the ‘face’ of some brand.
We could stop harping back to 1966 and maybe someone would write us a new England football song, so we could stop singing ‘It’s Coming Home’ and sing ‘It Came Home’ instead!