Yup you only have to look back a year on this site and most England fans were predicting a semi-final berth as minimum expectations. Winners as an outside bet. We'd beaten Australia twice in two years and Wales too. The idea we wouldn't get out our group was going to be a shock event (and it was). Even though most fans were mortified at the decision to drop Ford at the 11th hour and play a backline of Farrell/Barrit/Burgess general feeling even amongst Wales fans was due to their injuries England would still the match. Obviously that didn't turn out to be the case but I think was quite clear poor management of the entire world cup campaign was the reason why rather than use not having the players to compete.