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Age and pills

Some might say that when a columnist has to resort to ‘linking’ Rust readers to way-out stories on the Daily Mail website that he or she has gone beyond scraping the barrel, but today I couldn’t possibly comment. According to doctors, medical specialists, friends and indeed carers, the fact [...]

November 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

An exceptional athlete can challenge sporting perceptions

As the Ashes series cranks up Down Under, a comment today upon the exceptional innings of 213 not out by Australia’s Ellyse Perry in the recent women’s Ashes series Test match (the series comprising a series of ODIs, T20 games and a single Test match – taken together, decided by [...]

November 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Another fine mess sport has got itself into

Here’s the latest development in elite gymnastics, yet another Olympic sport at which the British administrative authorities seems to have got themselves in a major pickle – see here for the relevant Martha Kelner article, as appears today upon the website of – THE GUARDIAN Major [...]

November 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Another medical finding

I couldn’t resist this one, spotted upon the website of The Independent overnight. Apparently, researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre Institute have discovered, men are ten times more likely to die of a heart attack whilst having sex than women – the scores are that in men 1% of [...]

November 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Quins win but I didn’t see any of it

Sunday 12th November 2017: Anglo-Welsh Cup, Round 2: Pool 2: Harlequins v Worcester Warriors at the Stoop, kick off 3.00pm: Result: Harlequins 45 Worcester Warriors 37. League standings – Pool 2 Harlequins now second on 10 points, Pool 3 Worcester Warriors now second on 2 points. Let me tell [...]

November 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

A damp squib at Twickenham

And so rugby union’s Northern Hemisphere annual autumn international season has begun with the ‘old’ Five Nations teams all in a state of transition ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup rapidly coming into view over the horizon. Here’s my snapshot. Wales are currently trying to blood new [...]

November 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Reflections upon a trip

Yesterday was essentially a ‘travel day’, i.e. my return home from Palma via Gatwick Airport. After a fairly crowded schedule spent shadowing my son Barry for 48 hours, it began with me having a light hotel breakfast, checking out and then strolling down the hill to the main drag opposite the [...]

November 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Palma – Day 2

Yesterday’s weather was variable – dull with intermittent rain overnight up until about 11.00am, followed by bright sunshine for six hours, then dull again until about 10.00pm when the heavens opened for a monsoon-like downpour. From 6.00pm the temperature began to get progressively [...]

November 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Arrival in Palma

Yesterday I flew from Gatwick North Terminal on the 0710 hours Easyjet flight to Palma Mallorca to spend a couple of days with my son Barry who lives and works in the marine industry on the island. The outward journey was unremarkable save for a bout of sneezing that I suffered about 45 minutes [...]

November 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Farewell to a Canadian sporting giant

About a decade ago, on the back of a golfing tour of Ireland in 2004, I went off to Canada to see some relatives and pals for ten days. My hosts in Toronto took me one day to the Rogers Center, home of the Blue Jays the city’s baseball team that plays in the American League, Eastern Division. [...]

November 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

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