west ham are pretty appalling at the moment.
these london clubs that aren't any good seem to be a captive audience for players who are drawn to the nightlife in london but aren't good enough to play for chelsea or arsenal. so no wonder.
part of what makes the so-called "premier" league so...
the true standard is that which is most used, not that which claims to be the standard. raising the spectre of W3C is a red herring, really.
the choice is so simple - go with the flow or go with the minority. each has its advantages and adherents. noone can claim that either is inherently...
no chance. the best-paid brass players in the world earn a pittance really considering their skill and dedication. doing it for the money is not something you often hear in brass band circles, retainer/travel expenses paid or otherwise.
i've often thought that the life of a professional...
what if the band only rehearses a few times per year?
what if some genuine players only attend 40% of rehearsals?
what if the player pulls out of one of his bands at the last minute?
what if bands lie about who attended what rehearsal?
its a tricky one - i doubt there is any ideal solution. the situation even differs across areas. one of the interesting issues locally is that of bands consisting mostly of pro players from outside the movement - who are even more difficult to regulate than mercenaries within it.