Patrick Collins giving deserved praise a couple of weeks ago.
The list of Conservative Sports Ministers is uninspiring. While Labour have had the odd dud, the Tories have given us a whole parade of cyphers.
But Hugh Robertson was better than that. Bright, diligent and determined, he helped deliver the incomparable London Olympics, fought for their legacy and battled the philistine attempts of Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, to destroy sport in schools.
After confronting the challenges for almost a decade, in government and opposition, he has been reshuffled. We wish him well, because English sport has been sturdily served by Hugh Robertson.
The new minister is Helen Grant, who I gather is a rising star. No idea how she'll turn out, but promising that someone like her has been chosen. I guess Cameron genuinely wishes sport well.