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The glorious uncertainties of sport and business

One of the developing themes in our coverage human activities is the extent to which the popularity of different elite sports affects their participants’ careers, short or long, and either boosts or hinders their projected future development. Not to place too fine a point upon it, many of the [...]

February 13, 2020 // 0 Comments

Then and now … and then some

For those of generations after mine – and indeed my own to the extent that memories may be fading – one of Britain’s light-entertainment stars of yester-year was proud Yorkshireman Wilfred Pickles (1904-1978). Pickles’ signature radio programme Have A Go graced the BBC airwaves from 1947 to [...]

October 13, 2019 // 0 Comments

Goodwood Revival

Yesterday I was invited to Goodwood Revival. Speaking to one Ruster staffer who lives locally to Goodwood and a friend who resides in Petworth who had both attended the event, they stressed how everyone there and the organisers really entered into the spirit by dressing up and attention to period [...]

September 14, 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

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

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

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