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Weekend (so far) sporting review

Having settled in for a weekend to be spent (well, whaddya know?) largely watching televised sport, there seem to be a number of interesting issues buzzing at the moment and so I thought I’d bring Rusters up to speed with my impressions upon some of them as follows:-   RUGBY UNION With our [...]

May 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

Getting to the nub of it

It will not have escaped sport-loving Rusters that the Easter weekend was loaded to the gills with action across the board – I shall just cite in evidence the fact that the business ends of football’s European Champions and Europa Leagues are in full sway and the English Premiership and [...]

April 23, 2019 // 0 Comments

A coming man perhaps

Boxing scribe Steve Bunce can be something of an acquired taste – Buncey is what it says on the tin, a knowledgeable Brit with a knockabout persona – but, as his contributions to Sky Sports and Radio Five Live testify, a man who knows his stuff. Here’s his analysis of last [...]

March 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

An evening of televised sport

Yesterday was bathed in warm sunshine – one might suggest surprisingly so given the time of year – and locals and tourists came out in their droves in my part of the metropolis to enjoy the spring-like conditions. Having decided at the outset to spend my late afternoon and evening watching [...]

February 24, 2019 // 0 Comments

Hugh McIlvanney – The Master – RIP

The news came overnight that Hugh McIlvanney had died at the age of 84. Without doubt he ranks among the all-time great sport journalists, not just those produced in the UK but anywhere in the world. Like many others I shall wait for the obituaries that will record, sum up and assess his career [...]

January 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

Good entertainment with a result that stank

Having duly paid my £19.99 to BT Box Office in order to watch the Wilder v Fury match, for which the first bell sounded at approximately 4.45am UK time in Los Angeles, I am now sitting in my home drawing room frustrated and exasperated  – as so often one is with professional boxing – [...]

December 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

From here it’s downhill all the way

On the sports desk of the Rust we regularly feature pieces about the ‘way things work’ (both political and realpolitik), corruption, oddities and commercial drivers of world sporting/administrative bodies, so I need make no apologies for referring our readers to a compelling piece by [...]

November 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

A brutal end to a rainy night

Last night I watched the Anthony Joshua versus Alexander Povertkin world heavyweight championship clash at Wembley Stadium on pay-per-view for the princely sum of £20.95 via (I think it was) Sky Sports Box Office. This was a spur of the moment decision on my part prompted by a variety of things. I [...]

September 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

The way it’s going even as you sleep …

These days – some three years into the life of this great organ of the internet – it is sometimes worthwhile reminding ourselves of the speed at which the world is moving ever onwards into an uncertain future as we oldies fight our continuing and losing battle to keep up. [When I paused for a [...]

August 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

At least I didn’t have to pay for it!

There is no doubt that professional boxing is enjoying a revival in the UK but sometimes it doesn’t help itself. Last night, for example, Carl Frampton (a former world featherweight champion) – seeking to emulate the sold-out stadium successes of Anthony Joshua – successfully defended his WBO [...]

August 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

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