World Cup football stories. 1966 England Reminiscences

England 4 : 2 Germany In 1966, Will missed the World Cup final to attend a wedding. What a sacrifice since the wedding was between two people Will didn't know: the father of the friend of Will's girlfriend was getting married for the 2nd time. He remembers arguing outside the church in Wymering, Portsmouth and receiving a kick on the leg for his troubles. Watching the re-run on the Sunday was no compensation despite England's victory. Dave Foley was in the Royal Navy in 1966 and was onboard a British warship at anchor off Gibraltar when the 1966 World Cup took place. They watched the match in their mess on a small black and white TV set. A major problem was poor reception so one sailor at a time had to hang with his arm through the port hole to hold a makeshift aerial. As Germany equalised, in the final minutes of proper time, Dave dropped the aerial into the sea thus plunging the TV into a snow storm. It took several minutes before they could rig up an alternative aerial and watch the extra time.
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