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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

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

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

Against all odds – but that’s sport I suppose

Sunday 5th November: Anglo-Welsh Cup 2017/2018: Pool 2 (Exeter Chiefs, Harlequins, Sale Sharks, Dragons); Round 1: Saracens v Harlequins at Allianz Park, kick-off 3.00pm: Result – Saracens 29, Harlequins 30. Harlequins now second in Pool 2, behind Exeter Chiefs, on 5 points (4 for a win and 1 [...]

November 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

What goes around, comes around – or does it?

No wonder all these ‘Snowflake’ Millennials get confused about life and how it works. A few years back [what am I saying? 10? 15? 20? – when you’re as old as I am time slips by so fast it’s hard to tell when was what …] all kids were encouraged to go to university. It was practically [...]

November 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

A brief encounter

Never mind Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey or the MPs sex scandals – Ingolby has still got it! Yesterday afternoon I waddled up the hill to my local gymnasium, situated at the back of a pair of rather upmarket hotels, intent upon nothing more than blowing a few cobwebs away and getting the blood [...]

November 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Treading a careful line

My post today springs from my reaction upon reading a report penned by Roisin O’Conner that appears on the website today of – THE INDEPENDENT (I feel should begin by declaring my inadequate qualifications for my position as occasional Rust musical correspondent. The fact is that, [...]

November 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Why does it ALWAYS happen to me?

What did I tell you? This morning I walked into my local high street in order to get some cash from a ‘hole in the wall’ outside my branch of Nat West Bank shortly before 9.00am. This accomplished, I was walking back home when I passed the M & S store. Remembering that I had run out [...]

November 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report : Fulham 0 Bristol City 2

After this home defeat Stefan Jokatovic might well be following stats guru Craig Kline out of the club. I remember seeing this same type of performance – or lack of it- at the last home game of Mickey Adams’ reign when he was replaced by Ray Wilkins and Kevin Keegan.  Although  Ryan [...]

November 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

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