In our club, Philly ‘Dulux’ Murphy wasn’t a painter but rather he wore two coats when it was really cold, and Barry ‘Cosy’ Lyons’s moniker is a contraction of the original “tea cosy”, a no-brainer given the confluence of his first and surname. Then, sometimes the provenance is disputed, as with Billy ‘50’ Gallagher.

Billy is one of life’s know-it-alls, though much of the expertise is self-bestowed. If you have a black dog, he’ll have a blacker one – a few of us are waiting for him to diagnose himself with COVID-20 soon. No amount of empirical evidence can inject humility into his over-confidence, though we did all enjoy the night of the club’s centenary dinner in 2001.