But that was what was in the back of my mind
, and I have no doubt the Lord knew it."
And in the back of my mind
was the sense of all the huge unknown and hidden forces Londonward.
I pushed this incident to the back of my mind
until a few days ago when a friend recounted an incident that happened to a young woman in Nairobi recently.
"Leeds are at the back of my mind
right now if I'm honest," he said.
"But I always felt because we had gone past deadline day (and) we hadn't a striker, so it was always in the back of my mind
if we could bring Victor in.
"We're so concentrated on the game, on trying to get the victory and a good performance, that kind of goes right to the back of my mind
"I have had it in the back of my mind
that I would be a very good queen" - Elizabeth Hurley (pictured), who is to play Queen Helena in the TV series The Royals.
"It was in the back of my mind
whether I should celebrate or not but I know what Hughesy's like and he would always have told me to keep jumping and keep doing what I do," he said.
"But the results that come for me, in the back of my mind
I expected them because I've put so much time and effort in.
"It's in the back of my mind
about whether it would go again.
At the back of my mind
, I know I am battling in contention to make my Test debut in the Ashes, which is as big as it comes, but when I'm bowling I've got to put everything else to the back of my mind
and get the basics right just as if I was playing for Warwickshire.
"But I just pushed it to the back of my mind
and said 'she's going to have to win this'."
The Potters boss said: "I've always got this thing in the back of my mind
that when people say, 'Oh, he's made changes, he's been brilliant'.
" I had it in the back of my mind
that I was guilty of not rotating the strike and thereby putting undue pressure on Mithun Manhas in the last match.
All thoughts of retirement are in the back of my mind
," the Daily Mail quoted Ferguson, as saying.