The distance between a pat on the back and a kick up the....

Lovely line by David Walsh yesterday in The Times:

'Eddie Jones reminded Ireland that the distance between a pat on the back and a kick on the backside is very short indeed.'

Always worth reminding ourselves of this, especially when things are going well but also when they are not.

That's one of the wonderful things about sport - there is very little permanence, things can change very quickly and the rise, fall and rise again comes and goes in the blink of an eye. 

So if we're sitting smugly in the aftermath of success, beware, a kick up the arse is just around the corner!