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Ticket issues

Yesterday I made my plans to go Devonshire Park Eastbourne for the tennis tournament this week. I googled Devonshire Park and was directed to Nature Valley who sponsor the tournament. Several of the days were sold out but there were a few left for the day I wanted to go. The ticket allocation had [...]

June 24, 2019 // 0 Comments

A great day of sport

With my missus off to Alton Towers with grandkids Holly and Bracken I had the run of the gaff. Armed with a chilled rose, a Rosalie Mistral, recommended and supplied by Algy for services rendered and warm enough to fire the barbecue on the back yard I settled down to burgers, sausages and coleslaw [...]

June 23, 2019 // 0 Comments

Royal Ascot

On both Wednesday and Thursday I watched on TV the horse racing at Ascot. This I did with a certain degree of sad nostalgia as Ladies Day (Thursday) was one of our few regular family outings. My father, a conscientious doctor, would do his morning surgery which made for a late start. My mother, [...]

June 21, 2019 // 0 Comments

Weekend sport

US Open winner Gary Woodland was not on anyone’s radar: his big-hitting game did not seem suited to a course where accuracy is all. Will Woodland “do a Koepka” and become a multiple Open winner after his first, or will be the fifteenth golfer with just one US Major win? Post-Tiger [...]

June 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

Reviewing the US Open

Perhaps because our sports editor believes our readers have had enough already of the barrage on women’s football (though I entirely sympathise that the coverage is disproportionate) I was asked to preview the US Open beginning today at Pebble Beach. My guru Jeremy Chapman picked his winners [...]

June 13, 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

What’s possible – and what is not

One of the Rust’s regular topics returned to the top table this week with Tom Hollingworth’s piece yesterday on the ‘woke’ BBC’s slavish craven politically-correct devotion to the promotion of women in sport presumably under the guise of ‘equality of opportunity’. Inevitably, this [...]

June 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

Speaking as it is

One of the joys of working and writing for the Rust is you can speak your mind without being hauled into the editor’s office or being mauled on social media. Thus I make no apology for saying that I have not watched one moment of the Women’s Football World Cup. I will not do so until [...]

June 10, 2019 // 0 Comments

Now and then

It is an axiom of life that one man’s – or indeed woman’s – meat is another’s poison. One might say this state of affairs makes the world go around – how boring might it be if was not the case? A while back one of my father’s carers, who in a former life had been deputy headmaster of [...]

June 9, 2019 // 0 Comments

Can you count on Konta?

Watching Johanna Konta’s two set defeat yesterday on the side court to Czech Marketa Vondrousova, I wondered if Konta would be in that great line of British never-quite-made- its. On the male line, there was Bobby Wilson, Mike Sangster, Taylor, Cox and Tim Henman. My great aunt Gladys, a [...]

June 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

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