There’ll be a lot of crowing about this result from certain quarters, and I don’t blame them. We really blew that, could you retire the phrase wigs off after that? Case to be made.
But fuck it, nothing takes away from the whole. It’s been an incredible summer to support the England team, and tonight doesn’t change that. Think we all have a tendency to put too much importance on winning stuff in football, which is understandable in the club game, but in international football where there’s an element of the gloriously random about it, you’ve just got to enjoy what you can. For all these years of underachievement all we’ve really wanted is a bit of fun and something to get behind, and the fact we haven’t won the thing won’t take away from how great Tunisia, Panama (6!), Colombia and Sweden were.
It’ll go back to normal eventually no doubt, but this has felt special. Cheers lads.