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.
MORE TESTS, LESS SLOGGING
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.