I am sorry but I am stopping reader comments for a few days, in order to have a serious think about whether I really want to continue with them.

This blog exists to inform and entertain, to help fans understand the sport. Unfortunately, there are too many people out there who do not understand what a blog is; who default to abuse when they do not agree with a point or when I do not express myself as well as I might; or who simply get a kick out of being rude. I asked only for comments to be made in a sensible fashion and that they contribute to a proper discussion, but it seems that this is not possible. Negative and foul-mouthed people drain the energy and enthusiasm and while I believe that discussion is a good thing, I need to think about how best to deal with this as I am no longer enjoying the exchange of views.

I will post items as I always have but, for now, you cannot comment.