England-mad dad covers every inch of house in flags – and says it’s coming home

An England super-fan has just covered the final inch of his house in England flags ahead of the final of the Euros – and he reckons football is coming home.

Paul Bibby, 55, has been covering his home in England flags since the start of the competition and completed his decorations with one final flag ahead of Sunday's final.

Carer Paul has strung up 22 individual St George's Crosses plus dozens more on bunting outside his semi-detached home in Chelmsford, Essex.

Fanatic Paul, who has also installed an inflatable mascot, predicted a 2-1 win for England on Sunday.

He said: "After the year we've had, I wanted to do something to put a smile on people's faces.

"I've been decorating my house for special occasions for the past ten years but I wanted this year to be special, so I've done even more than I would normally.

"I'd say it's been a success – you can't even see the front of the house for all the flags.

"I'm very patriotic and I like to stay positive, but I really do think it's coming home this year. Italy are a good team, but so are we.

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"I'd say it'll be a good game too – I predict a score of 2-1 to us.

"I think it's our time so why not put up some decorations to celebrate?"

Paul lives with wife Linda Cummings, 58, and son Aaron Bibby, 33, and is well-known in his local area for his spectacular decorations.

England booked their place in the final, and a meeting with Italy, after seeing off Denmark in a dramatic game on Wednesday.

Gareth Southgate's men ran out 2-1 victors after a late penalty sunk the Danes.

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