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    It's on that list now!

    It's on that list now!
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    A fair few listed here...

    A fair few listed here
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    After years of calling for it, I'd be sad if Odin...

    After years of calling for it, I'd be sad if Odin was chosen as the champ section piece in a year when I was not in the section. But excellent shouts there. Also the also recently-deceased RSA.
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    It killed the 1st section in 1997. Did a...

    It killed the 1st section in 1997.

    Did a pretty decent job of sorting out the bands, but there were some car crashes. Do we make art or sport? If sport, about the right level for 1st section. If...
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    And two. The best of luck going forward with...

    And two. The best of luck going forward with this, Nev. Very difficult stuff.
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    Thanks for all you've done, John. Blimey, it's...

    Thanks for all you've done, John. Blimey, it's been a long time. And welcome, Jeff. You're doing great work in reviving this place.

    I think making the site mobile-accessible will result in a large...
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    Checking back, the news sources (e.g. 4BR last...

    Checking back, the news sources (e.g. 4BR last week) say that they "had played an unregistered player". There have certainly been a few bands at the areas in the last couple of years that have had...
  8. Thread: Whit Friday

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    Unless a band happened to be putting on a...

    Unless a band happened to be putting on a Halloween concert... Hmm...
  9. Sat 11th July: Joint summer concert with Kidlington and Bletchington bands

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    To feature sets from Kidlington Concert Brass (championship section), Bletchington Silver Band, and Bletchington Juniors, finishing with massed bands. Under 12s get free entry! Come listen to...
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    David, a band with a famously big youth scheme...

    David, a band with a famously big youth scheme (you'll know who I mean) a few miles down the road made identical approaches to their local schools about 15 years ago, meeting with exactly the same...
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    Horn is definitely a more natural change of...

    Horn is definitely a more natural change of mouthpiece for a cornet player. There's something of a break point in the mouthpiece spectrum between horn and baritone; I tend to think of horn...
  12. Poll: He's also done well against India and Sri Lanka....

    He's also done well against India and Sri Lanka. This is the first noticeable blip in his test career.
  13. Poll: I set you up for that one... Not a good...

    I set you up for that one...

    Not a good candidate for other reasons, as discussed at length here above and generally all over the place. But kudos for getting back to the topic. We'd all love a...
  14. Poll: Ballance shouldn't be concerned about his place -...

    Ballance shouldn't be concerned about his place - he's done poorly in this series, but it was only a few weeks ago that he put together successive innings in the Caribbean of 122, 77 and 81*. Given...
  15. Poll: Not wonderful, eh?

    Not wonderful, eh?
  16. Thread: Whit Friday

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    That's just a normal Saturday night in Banbury in...

    That's just a normal Saturday night in Banbury in the second picture...
  17. Poll: So that test all turned out fine. Cook all of a...

    So that test all turned out fine. Cook all of a sudden looking happier at the crease, and who needs Pietersen to bish-bash-bosh when you have an excitingly new young talent in Ben Stokes already...
  18. Happens every year. Sometimes more join than...

    Happens every year. Sometimes more join than leave; sometimes it's the other way round. Some stick around for long periods, others dip their toes then go elsewhere.

    Since the rise of Facebook...
  19. Thread: Whit Friday

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    I'll be out with the Tartan Massif. Two bass...

    I'll be out with the Tartan Massif. Two bass trombones this year, oh dear...

    BBC Weather seems to be predicting that the Tameside circuit will get soaked later in the evening, but Saddleworth will...
  20. Poll: The problem England are having with Cook reminds...

    The problem England are having with Cook reminds me of the problem Australia had with Mark Taylor in the late 90s - with the definite differences that the Australian team of that period were...
  21. Poll: Trying not to be tripped up by my defective irony...

    Trying not to be tripped up by my defective irony filter again here... So I'll go for the safe reply option...

    Tendulkar I wouldn't put in the same bracket of player type as Pietersen - and he...
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    Well, he can't displace any of the three in front of him on either short-term or long-term batting averages... Neither form nor class are on his side here. And as I keep banging on, at nearly 35,...
  23. Poll: Gary Ballance isn't included in that list - it...

    Gary Ballance isn't included in that list - it has a minimum cut-off of 20 innings, and he's played 19 so far. But he would top it as things currently stand.

    So 2 of the 3 players (as DS2014...
  24. Poll: Complete the project while biting my tongue. Then...

    Complete the project while biting my tongue. Then do what I could to make sure that I wasn't asked to work with them again. That's interpreting "didn't like" as "have a personality clash with"...
  25. Poll: Hey, that was irony / sarcasm / satire; spotted...

    Hey, that was irony / sarcasm / satire; spotted it first time. I'm on fire today!
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