I almost smiled on Saturday evening. Not quite, but it was a good effort.
This near-elevation of the corners of my mouth came courtesy of the radio phone-in 6-0-6.
I tuned in just as an Everton supporter called Paul was sharing indignation at his club’s manager and their ordeal of sinking as low as ninth in the Premier League.
He was followed by Steve, a Tottenham follower, who also had misgivings about his manager after they lost a semi-final earlier in the day.
Next on the line was Gavin; a Sunderland fan.
Gavin wanted to know what Paul and Steve were whinging about.