The nation stopped singing ‘It’s coming home’ at just gone 9.30pm on Wednesday 11 July. The post-match analysis began. Yet what is it that was so great about the collective dreaming prior to that moment, despite the loss? It was the positivity and mood lift that it bred. People were genuinely in a good elevated mood. People came together, felt positive, inspired and looked to the future.
It’s not just football. Think back to when you were asked as a child what you wanted for Christmas. There’s every possibility you pushed the boundaries with your response.