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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

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

Thomas Le Roi

It’s something of an irony that football is the British national sport and the World  Cup was won by France whose national sport is cycling and their marquee event Le Tour De France is going to be won by a Briton. In many ways it’s been an unsavoury tour of loutish behaviour by fans and [...]

July 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

The fine art of sporting fairness

Here in the sports department on The Rust we try to move with the times and stay fixed in the moment (and/or even the future) but there are occasions when – yes, even in this post-Trump false reality – one’s mind harps back with wistful nostalgia to the wacky 1961 Leslie Bricusse and [...]

July 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

A viewer’s view

We coach potatoes have our likes and dislikes when it comes to commentators and analysts. I sometimes wonder that one of the reasons why the Rust advocates no attendance as it saves sending out the chief sports correspondent, normally one of the highest paid on the paper, possessed of a creative [...]

July 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

World Cup update

It’s been an unpredictable World Cup. Italy and Holland never made it, the countries that dominated in recent years – Brazil, Germany and Spain – all eliminated, no African country in the quarters, no South American country left. Pouring over the entrails I can foresee a France v [...]

July 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

World Cup update

Much of the build up to England’s game v Belgium was spent on the debate on whether either side would try to win given they were both already promoted from the group and second place offered seemingly the best route to the Final since it avoids France and Brazil. It was one of those surreal [...]

June 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

World Cup coverage

As we approach the business end of the competition who is winning the television battle? The BBC always has the advantage of no adverts.They have gone for their stalwarts of Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer, the grumpy Mark Lawrenson with more than a nod to the female lobby. ITV are using the excellent [...]

June 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

Swimming against the tide

Someone else will have to determine whether true Rusters are old-fashioned, out of touch, fuddy-duddies who want the world to stop spinning so that they can get off, or whether from time to time we have rational and worthy points to make about the way the world is developing. However, if being [...]

June 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

Sporting ironies

It is indeed ironic with the World Cup and Tour de France looming up that England could be supplying the winner for France’s premier sport and competition and that France has a much better team in football, our national sport. Pargie and I reckon at 13-2 France offers the best value Their [...]

June 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

Salute to a female tennis icon

In the modern era where proactive political-correctness reigns and we’re all forced to view/listen to – and agree with – ‘equal’ coverage of female sport, worry ourselves silly about the fact there’s no woman in the world’s top 100 earners and generally [...]

June 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

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