Whats to congratulate - three people have been granted a position, but for all one knows these people could be well-known favoured names who were shoe-horned in regardless of who applied.
These things are as democratic as a North Korean election - that's why I never bothered applying myself.
With respect, Adey, I'm more than happy with a top tennis tipper and Miss MTF. But we'll judge by results.
I agree that perhaps the names of the unsuccessful candidates could be published for greater transparency.