This being Remembrance Sunday, I thought I’d just write a brief message in remembrance of those who have laid down their lives for our others through two World Wars, the Falklands’ War, the Gulf War, in Iraq and Afghanistan and many other conflicts.

Too often in sport the word hero is bandied around to describe the latest overpaid egocentric figure who might have scored a goal or realised some seemingly great achievement. The armed forces are our real heroes. We should never forget that.