'It's coming home' memes: All the best memes as England bid to reach World Cup final for first time since 1966
If the World Cup were awarded to the country with the best memes, England would have already emerged victorious.
Creative fans have doctored scenes from a host of films and TV shows to turn them into patriotic ‘it’s coming home’ memes.
The three words from Baddiel and Skinner’s inescapable hit are now closer than ever to becoming a reality as Gareth Southgate’s side prepare to face Croatia for a place in the World Cup final.
Excitement in the country has reached fever pitch after a comfortable victory over Sweden set up the Three Lions’ first World Cup semi-final in 28 years – with a first final since 1966 now on offer.
Everything from Friends to the Matrix and The RAF flypast to Vladimir Putin’s piano playing has been given the ‘it’s coming home’ meme treatment.
The Standard has picked out the best memes going viral in the hours before the semi-final.
The RAF centenary flypast
— Billy Cove (@CoveBilly) July 10, 2018
Well this has just won it all. The end. pic.twitter.com/bW4Xbit8bl
— Gazza 🏴 (@GazzaArsenal) July 10, 2018
Good Will Hunting
— Carly Adno (@CarlyAdno226) July 8, 2018
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
Barry Taylor demonstrates his tap dancing technique to '96' classic 'Three Lions' (It's Coming Home) preparing for England's clash against Croatia in the World Cup semi-finals on Wednesday 11th July 2018. #EnglandvCroatia#ENG#ENGCRO#ItsCominHome#itsComingHomepic.twitter.com/rr2fr7DgaU
— Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (@aufwiedpet) July 11, 2018
The Tube gets involved
The Story of ‘It’ really is quite Epic, but it’s time for ‘It’ to come home. #ItsComingHome#englandVcroatia#WorldCup#Russia2018@allontheboard#ThreeLions@England@FIFAWorldCup#ENGCRO#ItsComingHome#England#Football#ENG#wednesdaywisdom#WorldCupRussia2018#allontheboardpic.twitter.com/gzGkbSMosu
— All on the board (@allontheboard) July 11, 2018
Oh wow 😂😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/rozxSn8blS
— It's Coming Home 🏴🏴 (@ShaunyLong) July 5, 2018
The Shawshank Redemption
— Andrew Samms 👊🏾 (@sammsy) July 2, 2018
Vladimir Putin gets involved
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOE_UK) July 4, 2018
Kane orders a taxi
— Kierran Fletcher🍩 (@KIERRANNN) July 3, 2018
— Jermaine Jenas (@jjenas8) July 4, 2018
Only Fools and Horses
— Patrick Alexander 🍊 (@i_padawan) July 5, 2018
— ITS COMING HOME 🏴 (@JasperBeck) July 5, 2018
The Queen shows her true colours
— Robert Jobson (@theroyaleditor) July 5, 2018
— Martyn (@Martyn1988) July 4, 2018
Back to the Future
— Fiona Potigny (@fionapotigny) July 3, 2018
— Jon Salinger (@jonsalinger1973) July 3, 2018
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) July 4, 2018
Match of the Day
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) July 3, 2018
Lingard's not coming home yet
No mum, I’m not coming home. It’s... pic.twitter.com/VdFHVoEfTI
— Jesse Lingard (@JesseLingard) July 3, 2018
Planet of the Apes
— Terry Mac (@YidTel) June 27, 2018
Baddiel and Skinner still believe
It’s just about still coming home. pic.twitter.com/NCwuVW9aCi
— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) July 3, 2018