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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

‘Granite’ Grant Logan joins the Rust

SPORTS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCEMENT Despite the Rust’s extraordinary commercial success – itself a welcome testimony to the fact that those beyond the first flush of youth can still be relevant, place new ideas on the table and indeed provide insights sprung from wisdom gained down the years that [...]

September 18, 2019 // 0 Comments

Stoking the fire

It occurred to me as I rose this morning that, for good or ill, Ben Stokes’ extraordinary match-winning performance at Headingley yesterday in the third Ashes Test raises a number of talking or debating points. First up, a positive (and to be honest unexpected) personal reaction to the demeanour [...]

August 26, 2019 // 0 Comments

From behind the sofa

Sport – at elite level or below – is a funny old game, isn’t it? At its best it is probably one of the human race’s most life-enhancing and positive experiences – either to participate in or watch – and yet, after all the complexities of emotion and hype potentially involved in the [...]

August 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

Once more unto the breach

On the Rust we are honest enough to make light of our mission and indeed pay tribute where tribute is due. In recent weeks, cricket has regularly been in the headlines – in the case of the male version of the game, in the context of the epic World Cup victory and now the happily tense and [...]

August 24, 2019 // 0 Comments

A solution – advancement by simplification?

In the modern world of ‘Fake News’ and indeed ‘However loony you are, you can always find someone peddling your type of rubbish on the internet …’, hopefully not all Rusters come to their favourite organ of the media just to seek reaffirmation for their own bigoted and/or uneducated [...]

August 23, 2019 // 0 Comments

Change is always gonna come

Reflecting upon my sports-watching over the weekend, together with reviewing other developments, it occurred to me that we are currently in an era of great and far-reaching changes right across the spectrum of elite sport and – sitting on the sidelines as most of us do – we may as well prepare [...]

August 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

Sports-watch update

Spotted overnight on the worldwide media, here are some reports and articles that might be of interest to our sport-loving readers:- TRANSGENDER ATHLETES Such are the complexity and variety of the issues surrounding transgender athletes – I need only reference the competing and/or contradictory [...]

July 31, 2019 // 0 Comments

Just saying …

Overnight came there further instances of drugs use in sport, see here: Gotta be slightly careful here because there are protocols and procedures relating to ‘A’ and ‘B’ samples involved (the latter needing to be checked in order to confirm the results of the former, or indeed not) and the [...]

July 26, 2019 // 0 Comments

One more sporting overview

As regular readers of the Rust will be aware, our sports department remains ever-vigilant in its monitoring of matters of principle and integrity on behalf of fans everywhere. Here are some links to a couple of issues of the moment:   SPORTS-WATCHING So far as we’re aware Shakespeare never [...]

July 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

Sunday’s sport

Team orders v individual assertion; that is the story of F1 and this year’s Tour de France. Egan Behgal of the Ineos team could have won on Saturday but he is the domestique to team leader Geraint Thomas. Chris Froomee was the same to Bradley Wiggins and Thomas to Froome. Now its Beghal’s [...]

July 22, 2019 // 0 Comments

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