What now for Scotland after World Cup exit?
I hope this World Cup gives Scottish rugby the kick up the **** it needs.
It was Ireland's failure in the Aussie World Cup that paved the way for their current success. They said "never again", and so should Scotland.
I got up during the night with that terrible cramping feeling in my stomach. For all I care you could have called me Johnsky Beattievsky as I was supporting Georgia.
After a cup of tea, and early in the second half, it dawned on me, and every other Scottish rugby fan watching, that Scotland were on their way home from New Zealand.
Only you and I know how that felt.
And that means you have to analyse and ask questions as to why this has happened so early in the competition for the first time ever. Oh there have been some squeaks, but this time we didn't make the quarter finals.
So, do we have the right coaches, players and set-up?
Where do Scotland go from their disappointing World Cup exit?
Let's start at the last point. It is my sincere belief that Scotland is a tier one rugby playing country by way of status and membership of the Six Nations and I believe that competition gives us an advantage over the likes of Georgia.
Our playing numbers and national "buy in" and now our performances have all contributed to the fact that we are ninth in the IRB world rankings and so don't deserve to be in the last eight.
It was interesting that Sean Fitzpatrick said on telly that Richie Dixon had no need to come back to Scotland and would, probably, rather finish off the coaching job he started in Georgia.
We have the same elite level, top down-funded set-up as Ireland and Wales, and the southern hemisphere nations. But where we have 38,000 registered players the Irish have 153,000 and the Welsh 51,000.
We have to make sure that our base level of playing numbers doesn't start to make us a second class nation. We have to fight for our right to be in the Six Nations. This World Cup will have diminished our influence.
In other words, our structure probably doesn't have the inherent strength needed.
The second thing to discuss is player pool. Do we have a strong enough group of players?
It's hard because I know many of them, but when you fail you have to accept responsibility.
I think we have some good players - the Lamonts, Max Evans, Hines at his peak, Richie Gray in the future and perhaps a couple of others might force their way into the fifteens of other World Cup teams.
But we are weak in key areas. Our scrummage won't dominate another world class team.
The number 10 jersey is key and although Ruaridh Jackson is coming of age he is inexperienced and Dan Parks, while brilliant on his day, does not have all the pieces to his game needed to dominate in modern rugby.
Our back row isn't the complete unit that, say, the Irish three of Ferris, O'Brien and Heaslip provide.
Our midfielders are one thing or another. We have great crash ball men who perhaps don't have the defensive skills, or smaller and skilled players without the power.
And lastly, to coaching. I heard a psychologist tell an audience on Friday that how someone performs is 30% natural and 70% environmental.
The environment and skills passed on by coaches probably, therefore, make up more than half of a team's asset value.
Andy Robinson has a contract until 2015 so perhaps that's not up for discussion but I think we have to examine what's happening.
The players love him. He could talk about rugby all day and night. He cares. He studies and he has knowledge, a fire burning inside him and that smiling face belies the truth - he's a scary and respected coach.
Robinson should stay.
But I think there are lessons to be learned about areas that he is in charge of too. In defence - other teams are more physical and destructive, and at breakdown - other teams are more choreographed. In the shape of the game, other teams look organised, and in attack - crucially, we are not breaking teams down.
Robinson and his coaches need to have a long, frank look at what has happened and evolve.
I hope we have an honest review of what happened in this World Cup.