My life as a fanboy, Part 94.
As a teenager, I wore button badges for punk bands bought from adverts in New Musical Express. You could buy the same badges for ten pence less from adverts in Sounds but Sounds wasn't quite as sexy. I should have sold my original copy of "I'm in Love with Margaret Thatcher" by The Notsensibles a few years ago when it made the hit parade.
Whenever Team Ensign (or whatever they were called at the time) raced, or when a privateer entered an Ensign, I was on their side. Off the top of my head, I think that Walsall is the second most northerly point of manufacture of WDC racing cars.
As a fanboy, I rank 9/10 for taste and 1/10 for success. I learned at an early age that I am a rubbish fanboy.
As a non-fanboy, I can say to Michael: you are absolutely right, Lewis didn't score enough points. As a non-fanboy, I could say to Ron Dennis: you made a right pickle of that season, you lost a world championship three times in a season?