the country is experiencing what might prove to be a once-in-a-generation event.

The England football team with as likeable a group of players and as popular a manager as we have probably ever had are on the verge of reaching the World Cup final.

And the reaction from the public has been fantastic.

Players who were not expected to muster more than an obligatory second round exit are performing to more than the sum of their parts.

We have a charming manager who is elegantly redeeming himself after his own personal disaster at Euro 96.

And, for the most part, the public are behaving in the exact way they should.

People are spilling out onto the streets to dance and sing.

But we have to be careful we do not go too far.

The behaviour of most people on Head Street at the weekend was fine.

But a small pocket of idiots thinking it is acceptable to clamber on top of a bus shelter, damage it and dive off towards the concrete below cannot be condoned.

If anyone was to be seriously injured or worse during the celebrations - or commiserations - in the next few days it would put a serious black mark on what has been a remarkable and enjoyable few weeks.

Hopefully everyone can get behind the boys, roar them on and be inspired by this great sporting triumph.

What we don’t want is fools spoiling football’s journey home for everyone else who wants to celebrate.