It's official - this blog likes David Flatman.
Not only is he, in this blog's humble opinion, the best loosehead prop currently available to England, he is also the complete anecdote to the usual anodyne, cliché-ridden, ghost-written player columns regularly to be found in the national newspapers.
No platitudes, no banalities and no spin, Flatman's articles in The Independent are witty, insightful and bordering on Clarkson-esque.
Here are a couple of recent examples:
Having a baby beats facing the All Blacks
Scrumthings not right
Flatman for England!