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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

A sporting cornucopia

I settled down at 6.00pm for a plethora of tv sporting choices: the USPGA, the fourth ODI between England and Pakistan and the EFL play-off semi final between Charlton and Doncaster. The US PGA at Beth Page is becoming a procession for Brooks Koepka. This might well please Pargie but I do prefer a [...]

May 18, 2019 // 0 Comments

The Championship Play-offs

I was not always a fan of the Championship play-offs as a team finishing third has no real advantage over the team in sixth whom they meet in the semi-finals. A few years ago Brighton finished 15 points better than Sheffield Wednesday but still lost to them in the semis. However, I have been won [...]

May 16, 2019 // 0 Comments

Vincent Kompany – hurrah

I was so delighted when the 30 yard strike from Vincent Kompany proved to be the winner for his Manchester City against Leicester City and has given them one firm hand on the Premier trophy. I’m not a closet supporter fan of City though I have the fondest memories of the Joe Mercer/Malcolm [...]

May 7, 2019 // 0 Comments

Weekend (so far) sporting review

Having settled in for a weekend to be spent (well, whaddya know?) largely watching televised sport, there seem to be a number of interesting issues buzzing at the moment and so I thought I’d bring Rusters up to speed with my impressions upon some of them as follows:-   RUGBY UNION With our [...]

May 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

In the cause of equality

Please pardon me for tapping this out – and if I confess at the outset to being an old-fashioned out of touch dinosaur I’m sure Rusters won’t be surprised – but, as someone who believes that human beings are basically born male or female, I’m quietly content with the outcome of the Court [...]

May 3, 2019 // 0 Comments

Sometimes, perhaps, there’s no real right or wrong

A couple of weeks or so ago on the Rust I referenced the spot of bother that Aussie rugby great Israel Folau had got himself into for repeating his fundamentalist Christian beliefs in public and then being vilified variously by Rugby Australia, former and current players around the world and also [...]

May 1, 2019 // 0 Comments

Getting to the nub of it

It will not have escaped sport-loving Rusters that the Easter weekend was loaded to the gills with action across the board – I shall just cite in evidence the fact that the business ends of football’s European Champions and Europa Leagues are in full sway and the English Premiership and [...]

April 23, 2019 // 0 Comments

Great sporting occasions I have slept through

Falling asleep on my comfy sofa for the final quarter of that classic encounter between Manchester City v Spurs reminded me of one of the great personalities I have met in my sporting life Morris Lazar. Morris invariably fell asleep during a boxing bout prompting his autobiography Great Fights I [...]

April 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

Heralding the real start of spring

Lovers of all sports will turn an admiring and/envious eye towards the annual publication of the Wisden – cricket’s Bible from practically year dot of the game as the 19th and 20th Centuries knew it – and so today we provide a link to Vic Marks’ appreciation of the yellow [...]

April 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

Celebrating Olympique Marseille

Yesterday I took an Uber and the driver soon made me aware he was a football fan, as he had an OGC Nice red and black pennant hanging from his rear view mirror. After expressing his surprise at the amount Fulham paid for Nice players le Marchand and Jean Michel Seri, he moved the conversation on to [...]

April 10, 2019 // 0 Comments

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