I recall the euphoria after England's 2003 RWC triumph. Much was made of the driven, detailed, no-stone-unturned, total-positivity methods of Sir Woodward of Woodward. I like to watch rugby, but am too small and cowardly ever to have been much of a player. I have nephews who play to a high level and have great respect for those who play the game. So... Sir Woodward of Woodward got a knighthood for winning a world cup against several nations of which perhaps four had a fair chance of winning the final. It was a great thing he did, but rugby is hardly football. To make the World Cup, countries like Russia, Namibia and Romania are included... giving awat 150 or more points before being dumped out at the group stage. I take nothing away from Rugby, but a World Sport it is not. Woodward's boys, for all their flair and courage, won the equivalent of the 6-nations with three S Hemi sides glued on. So... Brailsford. He has done a Sir Woodward of Woodward to UK cycling and has (admittedly with big money) build a most excellent pro-cycling team at Sky. His athletes have already won billions (literally) of medals and his boys are likely to get Bwiggins to the Chompsie Lissay in Yellow. There is a fair possibility that his boys and girls will also do reasonably well in London. Lots of talk of Sir Wiggins and Lord Manx of Missile, but if we're going to throw gongs around isn't Brailsford near the front of the queue? Discuss.