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They do sometimes come back

Back in the day I was in a group of pals who followed the sport of professional boxing with something like zeal, regularly watched such boxing as appeared on television and sometimes even went to live promotions at the Royal Albert Hall, York Hall and Bethnal Green etc. – we are talking here of [...]

September 13, 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

The art of embracing the new

Sometimes in life you have to try and keep a sense of proportion. For some months now, from the side-lines, I’ve been following the Rust sports department’s campaigns seeking to condemn drugs cheats absolutely and point out the absurdities inherent in the PC-backed thrust to get elite female [...]

August 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

Another day goes by

Scenes from family life, part 17: Last Sunday after lunch I sat in front of the television with my aged father and others to watch the England rugby team’s international friendly match with Wales, one of those ‘try-out’ games leading up to the Rugby World Cup which begins next month in Japan. [...]

August 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

Gay Pride weekend in Brighton

I have mixed feelings about Gay Pride weekend – known as “ Pride” down here. On one hand, I believe that every person has the right to pursue their sexual orientation free of prejudice victimisation and mocking. On the other hand, 120,000 visitors descend on our city for a weekend of [...]

August 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

Getting through the day

Part of the trouble with monitoring the world’s media for matters impacting upon or potentially affecting those of us over a certain age can, of course, be the occasional confusion or puzzlement the practice can induce. Recently I have come across a couple of items which hopefully may be of [...]

August 4, 2019 // 0 Comments

Maximising sporting potential

We have all heard of the famous “10,000 hours rule” – the theory that anyone with serious ambition can transform themselves into a competent practitioner of virtually any skill or activity if they apply themselves to it with enough dedication and repetition. The theory is grounded in every [...]

July 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

Where logic and theory come to grief

For some time now we on the Rust have been reviewing the status and quality of women’s sport – something we shall continue to do – in the context of both the 21st Century’s obsession with political correctness (and its supplementary accessories, not least equality of opportunity, equal pay, [...]

July 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

A chicken comes home to roost

Today I return to the subject of the Women’s football World Cup. There is always the possibility that, if you try to run before you can walk you’ll occasionally trip yourself up and reveal to the world the true state of your product. As happened yesterday – see here for a report upon the game [...]

June 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

Jason Bowyer

I was shocked to learn, in reading the brochure of the forthcoming New English Exhibition, a group of which he was once President and founded its Drawing School, of the death of Jason Bowyer. I knew Jason for most of his life and his oil painting of Walberswick is hanging on my wall as I write [...]

May 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

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