How Norfolk's football fans are partying ahead of Euro 2020 Final

Ian Odgers, of Dereham, is watching the Euro 2020 final at Wembley - pictured is his arrival

Ian Odgers, of Dereham, is watching the Euro 2020 final at Wembley - pictured is his arrival - Credit: IAN ODGERS

Hundreds of football fanatics have travelled from Norfolk down to the big smoke in preparation for tonight’s game.

One group boarded the train early this morning and started the celebrations early.

Gavin Caney, David Goodman, Joel Wille, Phil Goodman, Steve Girdlestone, and Andy Prior, all from West Norfolk, also attended a previous match.

Mr Caney said: “We all went to the game against Denmark but today feels different. We’re more excited than nervous. It feels like a moment in time.  

“We got off the train at King’s Cross to be greeted by hundreds of people singing. The reality hasn’t sunk in that England is in a major final - and that we’re going.  

Fans from west Norfolk preparing for the big Euro 2020 final

Left to right - Fans from west Norfolk preparing for the big Euro 2020 final - David Goodman, Joel Wille, Gavin Caney, Phil Goodman, Steve Girdlestone, Andy Prior. - Credit: SUPPLIED

“We’re just getting some valuable drinks in to stay calm before the storm at Wembley Way from about 5pm.

“It’s emotional already and I expect it’ll only get even more teary later.” 

Ian Odgers, of Dereham, is watching the Euro 2020 final at Wembley

Ian Odgers, of Dereham, is watching the Euro 2020 final at Wembley - Credit: IAN ODGERS

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Ian Mitton, of Norfolk, said there were tens of thousands of fans currently at Wembley Way, outside the stadium.

"Many have been here since 9am," he said, "and many have arrived without tickets just so they can say that they have been here on this momentous day.

"There's a crazy positive vibe here and everyone is singing and drinking.

"You can't even begin to imagine the atmosphere."

Mr Mitton added that he hoped the mood would stay positive long after the match.

And closer to home, residents and staff from Woodspring House care home in Fakenham have been celebrating in style by dressing up for the day, waving flags, and having a sing-song to traditional footy tunes.

Residents and staff from Woodspring House care home in Fakenham celebrating in style

Residents and staff from Woodspring House care home in Fakenham celebrating in style - Credit: WOODSPRING HOUSE

Residents and staff from Woodspring House care home in Fakenham celebrating in style

Residents and staff from Woodspring House care home in Fakenham celebrating in style - Credit: WOODSPRING HOUSE

Residents and staff from Woodspring House care home in Fakenham celebrating in style

Residents and staff from Woodspring House care home in Fakenham celebrating in style - Credit: WOODSPRING HOUSE

And in The Railway Tavern, Dereham, fans are having a blast in the run-up to the match.

The Railway Tavern landlord, Paul Sandford, ahead of the Euro 2020 final

The Railway Tavern landlord, Paul Sandford, ahead of the Euro 2020 final - Credit: ARCHANT

Excitement at The Railway Tavern in Dereham ahead of the Euro 2020 final

Excitement at The Railway Tavern in Dereham ahead of the Euro 2020 final - Credit: ARCHANT

Excitement at The Railway Tavern in Dereham ahead of the Euro 2020 final

Excitement at The Railway Tavern in Dereham ahead of the Euro 2020 final - Credit: ARCHANT

Excitement at The Railway Tavern in Dereham ahead of the Euro 2020 final

Excitement at The Railway Tavern in Dereham ahead of the Euro 2020 final - Credit: ARCHANT

Excitement at The Railway Tavern in Dereham ahead of the Euro 2020 final

Excitement at The Railway Tavern in Dereham ahead of the Euro 2020 final - Credit: ARCHANT

Excitement at The Railway Tavern in Dereham ahead of the Euro 2020 final

Excitement at The Railway Tavern in Dereham ahead of the Euro 2020 final - Credit: ARCHANT

Excitement at The Railway Tavern in Dereham ahead of the Euro 2020 final

Excitement at The Railway Tavern in Dereham ahead of the Euro 2020 final - Credit: ARCHANT

Excitement at The Railway Tavern in Dereham ahead of the Euro 2020 final

Excitement at The Railway Tavern in Dereham ahead of the Euro 2020 final - Credit: ARCHANT

Excitement at The Railway Tavern in Dereham ahead of the Euro 2020 final

Excitement at The Railway Tavern in Dereham ahead of the Euro 2020 final - Credit: ARCHANT

Excitement at The Railway Tavern in Dereham ahead of the Euro 2020 final

Excitement at The Railway Tavern in Dereham ahead of the Euro 2020 final - Credit: ARCHANT

Celebrations at The Railway Tavern in Dereham

Celebrations at The Railway Tavern in Dereham - Credit: ARCHANT

- If you are a Norfolk fan attending today's match in Wembley, then we would love to hear from you! Send your photos and videos, with your name, age, and address, with a few words about the atmosphere to reporter donna-louise.bishop@archant.co.uk or via @edp24 or @donnaloubishop on Twitter or Facebook.

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