When the announcement came that there would be a new album I felt vaguely cheated, but mostly concerned that the recording would detract from the band's not inconsiderable legacy.
Far too nice a person to spear a member of the press, he relies instead on a tried and tested combination of down-to-earth good humour, genuine enthusiasm and not inconsiderable charm to get him through press sessions unscathed.
As if being confronted by such ruthless professionalism wasn't bad enough, the Preston players had the additional challenge of playing against Penny-pit Park's not inconsiderable gradient in the first half.
Besides the most important fact that all these people are still driving around and living with their families for hopefully a normal span of natural life, the actuarial value of around 70 million euros also saved is not inconsiderable .
And, of course, he has invested a not inconsiderable amount of time and money.
Well, yes, except that 99 per cent of all students and a not inconsiderable percentage of adults are wearing the same silly and small spectacle frames in 2004.
This adds up to a not inconsiderable amount of money.
A big niche in the case of the Caledonian Challenge, with 1300 people, most of them walkers, tackling the not inconsiderable , and far from straightforward, 54 miles between Fort William and Loch Lomond.
I don't necessarily view them as future superstars, but it's nice to know we have a couple of home-grown artists of not inconsiderable talent.
But those predictions may yet prove inaccurate given the challenger's strength of character and not inconsiderable size of heart.