It seems this topic should be addressed since every contest Black Dyke has entered and not won in the past two and one half years must be due to either a conspiracy or poor adjudication, right? Granted the band has been playing very well as of late, but how many of you are willing to admit that when you here them at a contest, the sight of Peter Roberts, Roger Webster, Dave Thornton, Brett Baker on the ends of the rows and Nick Childs in front, the nice slick uniforms and storied tradition, might just possibly (however so slightly) bias what you are hearing to like it just a little more than if you couldn't see them like the adjudicators. What I'm referring to is the same bias that allows you to always believe your footie side should've gotten the penalty they deserved and that the referees are obviously favouring the other side, or that your own band wuz robbed at the contest you were it. It can be very difficult to be impartial even if one tries, no? I am willing to admit, when I like a band or support them I can be a bit biased against other bands if I know who's playing. Anybody else willing to 'fess up?