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Brighton 1 West Ham 0

West Ham are not the first team you think of as relegation candidates but nonetheless one which Brighton would seek to beat at home which we narrowly did. After playing Manchester City and Spurs we now have an easier run with only Chelsea of the big boys at home on December 15th. Brighton scored in [...]

October 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Some things and people are just beyond the Pale

As has been my wont for over thirty years – along with others of a similar bent – I played in an informal annual golf tournament yesterday. The participants are an eclectic bunch. Some have been pals for all this time, some are friends of regulars picked up at some point along the way and [...]

October 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Ryder Cup review

It was a great result for Europe and for me but why did the USA do so badly? Preparation, selection and performance were all faulty. It is significant that the American with most wins (4) Justin Thomas was the only one to play the course at the French Open. I recall at the time wondering why Tiger [...]

October 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

Weekend sporting impressions

With personal commitments over the weekend preventing me from prolonged periods in front of the television, I was unable to wallow in sport quite as much as originally intended and so was reduced to keeping touch with such events as I did via snatches of TV/radio broadcasts together with the [...]

October 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report : Everton 3 Fulham 0

We have yet to keep  a clean sheet and this is of concern. There are many explanations for this, the most obvious being we have never played the same back four twice. A consistent back four with two central defenders at its axis is the cornerstone of a successful team. We had such with the Roger [...]

September 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

The first day

I spent the whole of the day watching the four-balls and foursomes in what proved a satisfactory start for Europe. The rationale behind the pairings appeared to be to match experience with a debutant. My view is that it is  better to rely on traditionally tried and tested successful pairings like [...]

September 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

Back on the treadmill

Last week I began – for the umpteenth time – a new fitness campaign. As I have blogged previously, now rapidly approaching my eighth decade, I am of the vintage that used to play sports simply because I enjoyed them, on top of which the joyous inner benefit of feeling relatively fit came as a [...]

September 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

Let battle commence

The phoney war is over, the first pairings selected and in my case the bets laid. My guru Jeremy Chapman advises a tie or one point win either way  (14.5/13.5) with wagers on Joe Rahm as top debutant and Francesco Molinari and Webb Simpson as top European and American respectively. The rationale [...]

September 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

The female cause rumbles on

On this organ we sometimes debate the complicated ground occupied by the stark binary issue of whether we’re either (1) out of touch with the 21st Century world and therefore should justifiably be treated as irrelevant simply because of our supposedly ‘old-fashioned’ views and the stage of [...]

September 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

Way to go, Joe!

Today I am breaking this season’s duck as the Rust’s correspondent upon all things to do with Harlequins FC in response to the overnight new that loose-head prop Joe Marler has announced his retirement from international rugby with immediate effect in order to spend more time with his young [...]

September 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

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