A pause please. A brief contemplation of a time when all is well. The fleeting moment when the scenery glimpsed through the car window matches the music on the stereo and becomes a personal video. You see, we are top of the league. Who?
Well in 1967 I started supporting West Bromwich Albion and, as of lunchtime today, their early kick-off and victory over third placed Charlton took them above Watford, perhaps only momentarily, to top.
In 2000, unable to get to many West Brom games because of their constantly-changing start times and comparative popularity, I started attending the newly reformed Leamington FC. They are top of their league.
Moving to Nailsea in 2006 I felt that occasional visits to my local team were in order. Nailsea United FC are top of their league. Three teams; three tops. Top that.