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    The Chieftain has loads of impact. Its a good un!

    The Chieftain has loads of impact. Its a good un!
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    Anything by Sir William Walton (born in Oldham)...

    Anything by Sir William Walton (born in Oldham) or Manchester tale.
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    Via B&R!!! I was lucky enough to be the one to...

    Via B&R!!! I was lucky enough to be the one to take over from Matt.
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    If one of us has left foden's to be replaced by...

    If one of us has left foden's to be replaced by one of the gents from Dyke, then its news to me.
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    Not every player moves for money. Alot just do it...

    Not every player moves for money. Alot just do it for the prestige of playing for the bands.
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    I promise you Ben that it is genuinely the main...

    I promise you Ben that it is genuinely the main reason. i think you make some great points and I think you have hit the nail on the head.
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    Neither do I sometimes but thanks. And thats the...

    Neither do I sometimes but thanks. And thats the point I have been trying to get at all along. With everything that we do, with all the travel and all the personal expense when do people think we...
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    Correct! And yes we do.

    Correct! And yes we do.
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    Yes it was for them. But again I ask, how many...

    Yes it was for them. But again I ask, how many times are they out either performing around the country or travelling to contests? From what I gather although banding is on a high in Norway there are...
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    I have PM'ed you.

    I have PM'ed you.
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    And your point is what Dave? I am consistantly...

    And your point is what Dave? I am consistantly doing 100 miles or more to gigs. I dont get chance to go home from work on a band night and do 60 miles plus. Do you want a full break down???

    I know...
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    Of course you did. Did you also forget to quote...

    Of course you did. Did you also forget to quote that they had been away for a whole week in the run up to the contest? That was their choice. But as I said in an earlier post, how many contests do...
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    I will tell you a little about commitment. What...

    I will tell you a little about commitment. What did you do at the weekend James? BBQ? Beer garden? I left the house at 9am Saturday morning to do a gig in truro on Saturday night. Then left truro at...
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    I wondered when this would get thrown up. Thats a...

    I wondered when this would get thrown up. Thats a fair commitment by the players and I'm not dissing it. It's just from our point of view that we already pay out a fortune and do more than enough...
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    Well and truly!!! ;-)

    Well and truly!!! ;-)
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    Loving it Bob although I may struggle to fit the...

    Loving it Bob although I may struggle to fit the band into my front room!!!
    Not liking the fact your suggesting I'm a lazy sod though!!!
    ;-)
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    We ain't all that seems to suggest that some...

    We ain't all that seems to suggest that some people think otherwise.
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    No one is pretending that bands else where are...

    No one is pretending that bands else where are getting better. However to say that our top bands are not a match and wouldn't give them a run or their money is imo deluded. And wearing rose tinted...
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    Maybe, maybe not. Again that's an opinion and one...

    Maybe, maybe not. Again that's an opinion and one that should be respected. I do believe that our top bands are still a pull for the continental crowd (having experienced it myself in Belgium, Italy...
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    Without proof we can't say for sure however_ I'm...

    Without proof we can't say for sure however_ I'm sure there are those who will enter knowing they will not win it, potentially take a scalp or two and getting ranking points as well. Let's take an...
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    It's ok. Don't forget we are not the only ones in...

    It's ok. Don't forget we are not the only ones in this situation. Grimey, woodfalls, Hepworth, fairey , Leyland and countless others are all in a similar position.
    As for the rehearsal rooms, most...
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    This is your opinion and you are entitled to it....

    This is your opinion and you are entitled to it. However (and this maybe controversial) but British and especially English banding does not and will not need the Europeans like they need us.
    The...
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    It's ok Dave. It's a Shame I do seem to be the...

    It's ok Dave. It's a Shame I do seem to be the only one venting an opinion from experiance and as a result my argument seems to be one sided. I used a ball park figure. I imagine that we would use...
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    That's not guaranteed though is it. Look what...

    That's not guaranteed though is it. Look what happened in Scotland recently. I think it wad the band that finished 4th that in the end went to represent the Scots. Nothing is certain.
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    If the contest was scrapped and we were invited...

    If the contest was scrapped and we were invited by virtue of being National champion's then I'm sure that the band would think long and hard about accepting. Had we been asked to go Perth as the...
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