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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

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

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

Diary of a sports couch potato

Yesterday was a fest of couch sports watching. I started with the ‘Made in Denmark’ – a European tour golf event which Bernd Wiesberger the Austrian slugger won. The European tour is rather like the Championship in football, a secondary tournament which any of 50 can win. The Finn [...]

May 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

Sporting greatness

An interesting discussion and one worthy of this organ’s debate is what exactly constitutes sporting greatness? Or, put another way, does a sportsman have to win major honours to be considered “ great”? In my sport of golf Luke Donald and Lee Westwood were at the pinnacle of golf but neither [...]

May 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

A sporting cornucopia

I settled down at 6.00pm for a plethora of tv sporting choices: the USPGA, the fourth ODI between England and Pakistan and the EFL play-off semi final between Charlton and Doncaster. The US PGA at Beth Page is becoming a procession for Brooks Koepka. This might well please Pargie but I do prefer a [...]

May 18, 2019 // 0 Comments

The 2019 Masters

The victory of Tiger Woods would not have pleased the bookies. The blanket media coverage of him and Rory McIlroy generates a lot of popular betting which belies their recent Majors form. Woods though has had a good start to the year. I was on Francesco Molinari. I believe the occasion got to him. [...]

April 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

It’s normally John Pargiter that gets to review the sporting weekend and (bless him) boast about his betting coups, so apologies to him and our readers … Amongst the semi-finals of the FA Cup, Grand National and Boat Race the opening of the cricket county championship passed almost [...]

April 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

On the Casey

I was delighted that Paul Casey, such a pleasant but underrated golfer successfully defended the Valspar at Copperhead not least because I had backed him at 25-1. With Jason Kokrak finishing in the top ten this was a good weekend for me. Casey is 41 now, looks trim and usually features high up the [...]

March 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

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