The international football team ranked nine in the world are not very good are they?
If results had gone their way over the past week Bales, sorry Wales, could even have been as high as second.
Clearly You-Guv have been commisioned to work out the FIFA rankings.
Bales are a boring, class-free team with one glorious exception. They have scored nine goals in eight qualifying games in one of the easiest groups ever assembled.
They beat mighty Andorra 2-1 in their opening match and they’ve been scrambling wins against modest opposition ever since.
I’m delighted that Gareth Bale will play on a big international stage for the first time.
The rest will be exposed as the journeymen players they are.