Come on England! The Mercury cheers on Gareth Southgate and his team

PUBLISHED: 11:11 11 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:50 11 July 2018

The Great Yarmouth reporting team cheer on England
Picture: Yasmin Cunningham

The Great Yarmouth reporting team cheer on England Picture: Yasmin Cunningham


Come on England!

The England flag flown from the town hall
Picture: Andrew FitchettThe England flag flown from the town hall Picture: Andrew Fitchett

That is the message from The Great Yarmouth Mercury reporting team as they managed to get their hands on the World Cup ahead of tonight’s semi-final between England and Croatia.

Editor Andrew Fitchett and reporters Anthony Carroll, Jacob Massey and Liz Coates proudly donned Gareth Southgate-style waistcoats as they posed with a World Cup replica kindly donated by Legends and Memorabilia in Victoria Arcade.

Mr Fitchett said: “We are all cheering on Southgate’s boys and I hope Harry Kane is on target tonight. Come on England.”

The waistcoats were purchased from charity shops in the town and there is still a chance that some will be available as World Cup fever sweeps the town.

The build-up to tonight’s semi-final, the first England have been in since 1990, has seen Great Yarmouth Borough Council again raise the England flag at the town hall.

David Wiles, communications and media manager at the council, said: “We’re all very much rooting for England tonight – and as a symbol for the borough’s support for Gareth Southgate’s team, we’ve been flying the St George’s flag proudly outside of the Town Hall on all England World Cup games. Come on England!”

The council has also postponed a development control committee meeting tonight and re-scheduled it for next week.

Poundland in the town has also sold out of England flags and the Hippodrome has also cancelled a performance of its summer show tonight.

Tonight the Mercury will be covering the game from the King’s Arms in Northgate Street. Follow us on our Facebook page, Twitter account @GYMercury and

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