But again, what exactly is the relevance? We didn't play Belgium in the knockout stages. My entire point is that A. I don't think we've truly achieved anything or have anything to be particularly oh so proud of by having simply met expectations by beating sides weaker than ourselves (that is the expectation in all of football) on route to the semi-finals and B. I'm extremely disappointed and frustrated by how appallingly we played in that semi-final once we finally met a side of some/similar quality. Any teams outside of those that we came up against and any past failings have zero relevance. I'm not aiming all of this entirely or directly at you, but I just find the amount of OTT positivity and "pride" about simply the fact that we made it to the semi-finals to be lacking in genuine perspective. It seems tonight's abject performance is actually almost being entirely overlooked ignored by many who are just "so proud of the lads", which I just find bizzarre.