How many times have we all explained the ranking tables for our sections in terms of the football league? I've lost count myself. And that set me thinking. Has anyone noticed how certain bands seem to bear an uncanny resemblance to certain football clubs? Allow me to illustrate with "The big four." YBS – Manchester United Usually better in Europe than domestically, recently had sponsorship issues, leader likes things very definitely his way, which is often very different to how others envisage it, but cetainly does the business. Black Dyke – Liverpool Glory years of all-conquering dominance now behind them, still a force to be reckoned with. Very strong at the back. Brighouse & Rastrick – Chelsea Financially affluent, mainly due to one eccentric man but also large media exposure. Rather traditional sometimes. Performances always end the same way. Grimethorpe Colliery – Arsenal Top class showboaters who are always popular with an audience, with strong seam of quality throughout the team. Always well turned-out, but successful European forays a rarity. Anyone any others? Give me a bit of time and I might think of one for my lot as well! PS: Please let's all use this as a bit of fun and not sideswipe at enyone else's bands. If in doubt, stick to your own band!