Gutted at first - esp if we go out to Croatia - but looking back afterwards I'll be pleased about the performances (on the whole), the progress the team has made (rapidly) the journey and, most importantly, the fun it's been. I really can't remember having as much fun watching England in any tournament as this one (and I remember quite a few by now) and combined with the great weather we've had its all been a really positive experience. As a Villa fan, football has largely been a source of misery for me for quite a few years now (and looks like being so with probably worse to come for the foreseeable future) so it's been great to actually feel some joy from supporting a team again. And it's especially gratifying that the man mainly responsible for that is someone who was one of our best and most popular players, Gareth Southgate, who's been impeccable in every way. (And thanks also to Sam Allardyce for being a greedy fool and the journos who exposed him, without whom non of this would have happened - you know it). Before the tournament I totally expected England to get out of their group (it was obviously a very kind draw - inc the way the games fell) and I thought they could possibly make the QF. And after that, everything's a bonus. As it is for any team - these days nobody should realistically expect to go further than that, and if you do expect to then you're either an arrogant fool or a German - better luck next time meine freunden! (not really).