One week away and a heavyweight friendly today, the season is almost upon us. It sounds from the OS as if Big Sam is being told the team to pick. The money men assure us that Parker, Cole, Green, Nolan and Barerra will all feature - and so they should!
If things stay as they are, we should be strong enough to storm the division. I guess my starting 11 for Cardiff would read like this:
Faubert, Tomkins, Reid, Ilunga
Barerra Noble Taylor
The frightening thing about that team is that there is no place for Collison! We would still have a bench reading: Stech, Spence, Collison, Piquionne & Sears! And then, of course, Faye, Stanislas and an exciting crop of kids in reserve. And Hines and O'Brien.
That should be enough to storm the division surely?