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All about nothing

We are all different – some might suggest that is what makes the world go around. Whether we are ginger-haired, white, black, mixed-race, bald, short-sighted, disabled in some way, excessively tall or short, male, female, transgender, ‘identifying today as some gender we weren’t yesterday’, [...]

August 13, 2019 // 0 Comments

The art of flogging a dead horse

From time to time on the Rust sports pages we feature one or two recurring themes that interest us – to wit: (1) a hard (not to say unremitting and absolute) line upon the use of performance-enhancing drugs by individual athletes and the managers, agents, ne’er-do-wells (or even [...]

March 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

Female tennis issues

I recently blogged on this organ on the subject of the French Open tennis authorities declaring that in future it would not be acceptable for Serena Williams to wear a cat suit on court during their tournament. Overnight I spotted this piece by Susie Mesure criticising the attitude of the French [...]

August 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

Every little helps …

This far in, I’m sure there are few Rusters – or indeed leading world sporting bodies – left unaware of our hardline stance on performing-enhancing drugs and indeed anyone (sorry Christine Ohuruogu, lovely lady no doubt, who retired from athletics last month) ever found to have [...]

July 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

A new kid on the block next season

In the context of rugby union’s rapidly-approaching end of the Premiership year – even though the final-knockings of the disaster that has been London Irish’s unfortunate season back in the top flight have yet to take place – let us today congratulate Bristol Rugby on its winning of the [...]

April 17, 2018 // 0 Comments


We have to admit that last night’s announcement came as something of surprise because we had wished to keep our involvement – borne of a recent National Rust board-level decision that the Rust should endeavour to take its position as one of the world’s most-visited websites to a whole new [...]

February 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Still going … but aren’t we all?

On Monday, having seen various positive or better newspaper arts reviews of the new Ryan Adams CD Prisoner, I went onto the Amazon website and bought myself a copy – which duly arrived yesterday. Adams and I have a little bit of history. He was originally in a band called Whiskeytown that [...]

February 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Who dares sometimes wins

Despite my general antipathy towards technology over time I am pleased to report that I have mastered the rudiments of being able to record television programmes before they are aired – or alternatively go back and watch those I have missed via a ‘catch up’ facility –  on my cable TV [...]

February 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

One way of passing an afternoon I suppose

Saturday 7th January 2017: Aviva Premiership Round 13: Harlequins v Sale Sharks at the Stoop, kick-off 1500 hours: Result – Harlequins 29 Sale Sharks 26. Harlequins now 7th in the league table on 32 points, level with Leicester Tigers who have a game in hand, and 6 points behind Bath Rugby in 4th [...]

January 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

Day Two in Mallorca

The weather out here in Palma resembles a balmy mid-September UK during daylight, becoming significantly colder once the sun goes down about 6.00pm. Day Two began about 10.00am when my son Barry came to pick me up and take me to his industrial unit about 15 miles out of town, the hub of his [...]

December 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

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