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About Tom Hollingworth

Tom Hollingsworth is a former deputy sports editor of the Daily Express. For many years he worked in a sports agency, representing mainly football players and motor racing drivers. Tom holds a private pilot’s licence and flying is his principal recreation. More Posts

Reflections of a couch potato

Yesterday I spent most of the day watching golf and soccer on the tv. I started in the early hours with the CT Cup in Nine Bridges, Jeju Island, South Korea – a USPGA Tour event but part of the South East Asia swing. I have never been to South Korea but over the last year or so have had a few [...]

October 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

The future of the sporting world

In a rare moment of contemplation beyond my sporting remit yesterday I spent an idle hour considering the future of the world. My musings covered such minor issues as the general rush of technological advancement, the global media village, instant gratification, the incessant commercialisation of [...]

October 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

Peter Brackley

I was so upset to learn of the passing of Peter Brackley aged 67 last night. You would not call him old school as a commentator – he commented on Channel 4’s innovatory Football Italia – but he belonged to a previous non Premier league era. Always a Brighton fanatic he contributed an [...]

October 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

Reflections upon a desperate night in Las Vegas

In the early hours of Sunday morning – well, about 0520am to be specific – I tuned into BT Sport’s live coverage of the UFC (mixed martial arts) lightweight world title bout in Las Vegas between the unbeaten incumbent Khabib Nurmagomedov and brash ‘baddest man on the planet’ Colin [...]

October 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

Weekend sporting impressions

With personal commitments over the weekend preventing me from prolonged periods in front of the television, I was unable to wallow in sport quite as much as originally intended and so was reduced to keeping touch with such events as I did via snatches of TV/radio broadcasts together with the [...]

October 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

A missed opportunity … or were the gods just against it?

Yesterday, on the back of my Rust piece about Danny Cipriani on Saturday, I made a point of watching the Gallagher Premiership match between Saracens and Gloucester at Allianz Park – broadcast live on BT Sport – specifically to see DC’s match-up against Owen Farrell, who on the day was [...]

September 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

Some things are inevitable

England head coach Eddie Jones is no stranger to controversy – some might say he thrives upon it – but even he must be puzzled by this week’s furore in the press and social media about his non-selection of the mercurial Danny Cipriani for his early England training squad in advance of this [...]

September 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

Would you ‘Adam and Eve’ it?

Here’s another example of political-correctness gone mad. Today I spotted on the website of The Guardian an opinion piece by Chitra Ramaswamy claiming that Serena Williams being banned from wearing a black cat-suit like garment at the next French Open is an example of unacceptable [...]

August 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

A sign of our times

Someone commented to me a fortnight or so ago that the Rust is losing both its edge and relevance. “How so?” I asked. The unabashed response that latterly it had been progressively developing into a one-eyed reactionary organ, no doubt because our contributors are uniformly ancient and [...]

August 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

Jack Russell

Yesterday I went with Alice Mansfield to meet Jack Russell whose work was being exhibited at a well-known gallery in St James London. I already knew quite a bit about Jack as England wicketkeeper but wanted an art expert’s view on the quality of his artistic output. Jack was the same [...]

August 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

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