Swanny’s World of Sport - Bale is carrying plodders

Gareth Bale celebrates scoring for Wales.
Gareth Bale celebrates scoring for Wales.
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It will be great to see Gareth Bale at the next Euros. All the best players deserve to perform on the biggest stage.

It’s just a shame that he will be dragging plodding journeymen like Chris Gunter, Joe Ledley and Hal Robson-Kanu with him.

Their presence in France just proves what a horribly bloated competition it will be.


The one-day games between England and New Zealand have been fun, but I’d swap them all for a third Test match between the nations. Test matches have become far more entertaining in recent seasons and yet they still act as a warm-up act for slogging contests.

A better balance needs to be struck.