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Where we are all going

Yesterday I witnessed on television an item about the official unveiling of a statue in Parliament Square of – no doubt a great lady – the Suffragette Millie Fawcett who thereby became the first female ever to be so honoured. Many thousands were present on this memorable occasion and, on the [...]

April 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

Golfing weekend

I am indebted to Maudie Watson, ladies captain at Andover Golf Club, who drew my  attention to my omission of Tyrell Hatton in my list of European Ryder Cup contenders. Another key golfer wrote himself in for the automatic section consideration when Alex Levy won the Trophee Hassan in Morocco. [...]

April 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

Those were the days

Now here’s a mainstream sporting article we on the Rust can all relate to – see here for Richard William’s piece on two of sport’s broadcasting greats – THE [...]

April 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

Nice 1 Montpellier 0

Yesterday I went to the Allianz Riviera stadium to watch Nice v Montpellier and rather wish I had not. The stadium, like the Allianz arena of Bayern Munich, is out of town and not that accessible. I did some homework at the club boutique in central Nice in Place Massena and was given a helpful card [...]

April 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

A truly memorable night of live televised British boxing

Yesterday I went to bed at 6.30pm, awoke again at 8.15pm, and decided to come downstairs and watch some television. Let me explain that: I’d been up since 1.00am and had not found the opportunity to have my usual late morning or early afternoon nap – how I managed to stay awake until after [...]

April 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Millwall 0 Fulham 3

Fulham had a stern examination at Millwall, unbeaten since November, but passed it with flying colours. It was a shaky start when Millwall’s crosses tested a Fulham defence that is not always dominant aerially. I was impressed by Millwall. They play a physical game but not without skill. In [...]

April 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

What’s happening in sport …

Today I am going to provide links to three sports articles of potential interest spotted as I trawled the UK’s national newspapers overnight: We have featured one of rugby’s – and indeed all contact sports’ – key ‘health & welfare’ issues, i.e. head [...]

April 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

Brighton 1 Spurs 1

Brighton achieved the one valuable point last night in a hard-fought game that should mean Premier status next season. Much has been made of the run-in that numbers Manchester City away, Manchester United at home and Liverpool away, but by then the position should be clearer. West Bromwich are [...]

April 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

Whatever floats your boat?

Religion … political correctness … freedom of expression … faith … enlightened thinking … each to their own … progressive ‘modern’ attitudes … simply straightforward basic human rights … ‘I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it’ [...]

April 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

A new kid on the block next season

In the context of rugby union’s rapidly-approaching end of the Premiership year – even though the final-knockings of the disaster that has been London Irish’s unfortunate season back in the top flight have yet to take place – let us today congratulate Bristol Rugby on its winning of the [...]

April 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

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