Not since the 1971-72 league season has there been such a topsy-turvy table, the leadership changing almost on a daily basis.
In ’72 it was Derby’s Rams under Clough and Taylor who edged Division 1 from the Scousers, Stoke and City (yes, we existed before 2008).
In 2021 Derby sits unproudly atop the Covid league, edging out a belligerent Barnsley (hey, that’s near me) and Rotherham (oh).
Even North West Leicestershire (aka Coalville) had a day on top this week, but I was too busy helping James move house to revisit the Stamford & Warrington.
South Derbyshire is home to prestigious schools, unspoilt Bass pubs and the National Forest.
But you’ll know it best for the Art Deco garage at Woodville (top), which would look good in my garden.
I rarely visit this part of the world these days; that’s Life After Football territory, but on my last trip to The Swad (as locals don’t call it) I was struck by both the beer quality and how much industry that was.
Far be it from me to attempt to explain why Covid rates persist (albeit at much lower levels than a month ago) in the Midlands and South Yorkshire, but it’s hard to work from home when you’re a panel beater, tyre fitter or brewer.
Still, the cases and hospitalisations keep falling. Long may that continue.