Ashley Giles left for Australia and Lions duties a satisfied man on Sunday.
The list of grand slam hopefuls who have flown too close to the sun and fallen to earth is long and distinguished but England's supporters are running short of reasons to be pessimistic.
Bookies favourite Daniel Day-Lewis duly surged to glory at tonight's Academy Awards, picking up the best actor prize for his performance in Lincoln.
The weather is hardly inspiring us to consider beach-weather. And granted, excess winter podge looks it’s absolute ghastliest in winter. But as this season’s swimwear hits the shops, your choices are at their best now. Wait until the warm weather actually hits and you’ll be left with a picked-over selection.
The Torino defender has been linked with a £15 million switch to Arsenal this summer, and could be a fine purchase for Arsene Wenger’s side.