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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

My sporting weekend (from the rear-view mirror)

My sporting weekend began with me deliberately ‘passing’ on the opportunity to watch both Saturday’s Six Nations rugby matches because I was engaged in a wide variety of domestic matters – a move partly inspired by my experience of finding the sport increasingly boring and mundane as the [...]

February 25, 2020 // 0 Comments

Refereeing and sportsmanship

I was struck by on aspect of the vibrant Six Nations international between Wales and France, namely the acceptance of a key decision. The Welsh were attacking strongly in the final quarter, pressing back France and a try seemed on the cards. Referee Matthew Carley  had to decide whether an [...]

February 23, 2020 // 0 Comments

The glorious uncertainties of sport and business

One of the developing themes in our coverage human activities is the extent to which the popularity of different elite sports affects their participants’ careers, short or long, and either boosts or hinders their projected future development. Not to place too fine a point upon it, many of the [...]

February 13, 2020 // 0 Comments

A sporting conundrum

There’s one thing I’d wish to assure regular Rusters who might be labouring under a misapprehension on the point – and that is that we don’t just sit around all day in our ‘virtual editorial offices’ actively trying to dream up new subjects upon which to begin serial debates or [...]

February 9, 2020 // 0 Comments

Another Moses who came down from the mountain …

Ed Moses, now 64, is indisputably one of the all-time greats of track and field – and also one of my favourite sporting heroes partly because of his extraordinary achievements and partly because of his physique and personality. A quite different character to Muhammad Ali, perhaps the all-time [...]

February 7, 2020 // 0 Comments

The tribulations of switching careers

Though his success in both his careers – footballer and TV host/presenter – is undeniable, I have never personally warmed to Gary Linker. Well, save for the time he made those gestures – caught vividly on the TV cameras – to England manager Bobby Robson on the bench during the 4th July [...]

January 28, 2020 // 0 Comments

Test coverage

Once upon a time in the good old days of TMS, lengthy breaks in play were greeted with pleasure as the team could sustain a discussion on all matters cricket for hours on end. The modern broadcaster cannot so they have to pad out with replays of interviews, of the match and/or any other match. [...]

January 20, 2020 // 0 Comments

I suppose you could (just) make it up

Following Sandra McDonnell’s piece in the Rust touching upon the Saracens scandal engulfing rugby’s English Premiership, here is a link to a piece by Robert Kitson that appears today upon the website of – THE [...]

January 18, 2020 // 0 Comments

Of mice and supermen

As we enter the full-on festive season bombarded in the media by informed choices of 2019’s highlights in every walk of life and salutes to those high-achieving or notable individuals “who left us” during the past twelve months, today I wanted to pen few words upon one of the latter. Reading [...]

December 21, 2019 // 0 Comments

Let us go forward into a brave new world

… And, yes, it’s welcome back to what some openly refer to as “Misogynists’ Corner” – viz. the sports pages of the Rust. Yesterday my papers and the media were full of the brilliant performance of one Farron Sherrock who made history of sorts by becoming the first woman to beat a man [...]

December 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

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