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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

On the other hand – and indeed side of the Pond …

I’m bound to say that if we in the UK have had some weird political times since the 2016 EU Referendum, they’re nothing compared to what the United States of America has been going through since Donald Trump was elected President. “As any fule no” – to quote the legendary Nigel [...]

February 6, 2020 // 0 Comments

It Ain’t Right …

It’s funny how the modern world operates sometimes – I’m thinking of such recent phenomena as the ‘diversity’ row over at the recent BAFTA awards which even Prince William felt necessary to complain about, even though he’s President of the ruddy organisation. As an oldie, what strikes [...]

February 5, 2020 // 0 Comments

Contrary to what you might think …

Good morning everyone! I’m not sure whether it’s a case of ‘What goes around, comes around’ or, alternatively perhaps, a product of something specifically to do with my encroaching senility and accompanying embracing of the joys of being gradually relieved of my responsibilities for [...]

February 2, 2020 // 0 Comments

Towards the sunny uplands?

My views upon Brexit are well-known to Rust stalwarts, so out of respect for them I shan’t rehearse them again here: furthermore I am sure that those with an interest in the subject amongst the average 23,481 new readers we gain per week [source: Bolton Research, January 2020] will work them out [...]

February 1, 2020 // 0 Comments

Sometimes it comes to this

I once heard an interview in which the learned guest offered the statement “If you ask forty-two economists their view, you’ll get forty-two different answers”. Arguably – if you’re anywhere as cynical as I am – the logical extension of this dictum is the assumption that, if just [...]

January 26, 2020 // 0 Comments

How the world goes around

As I begin today’s post I need to declare an interest – I do not believe in God. That registered, I would also like to add that I do not consider myself to be anti-religion per se, say in the style of Professor Richard Hawkins who delights in crusading (to use a word) against those who [...]

January 24, 2020 // 0 Comments

The importance of realism

Let us be blunt – despite all its special camaraderie and virtuous trappings rugby union is no different to any other sport at the highest elite level. Without donning the rose-tinted glasses, down through its illustrious amateur history those who played the game, and its many fans, wallowed in a [...]

January 23, 2020 // 0 Comments

Back to the future, maybe

This organ used to pride itself on its unique and contrary, slightly left-field ‘oldie’ takes on aspects of modern living. Indeed this was the central theme our board’s USP when pitching for the US$1.6 billion funding injection in the fall of 2016 that took us into exclusive league of [...]

January 22, 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

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