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World Cup and US Open Preview

Generally I am given the review slot on a Monday but today I am wearing an unfamiliar hat as I preview the World Cup and US Open in golf which both start tomorrow. Always looking for value, in the World Cup I am attracted to Uruguay at 30-1. They are in Group A comprising Russia, Saudi Arabia and [...]

June 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

It’s not over yet, but it could be …

First things first – a hearty salute to Scotland, who impressively defeated Canada 48-10 in Edmonton in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Meanwhile the traditional travails of France, England and Ireland upon their annual summer pilgrimages to the Southern Hemisphere continue in what is now [...]

June 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

Swimming against the tide

Someone else will have to determine whether true Rusters are old-fashioned, out of touch, fuddy-duddies who want the world to stop spinning so that they can get off, or whether from time to time we have rational and worthy points to make about the way the world is developing. However, if being [...]

June 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

Sporting ironies

It is indeed ironic with the World Cup and Tour de France looming up that England could be supplying the winner for France’s premier sport and competition and that France has a much better team in football, our national sport. Pargie and I reckon at 13-2 France offers the best value Their [...]

June 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

Salute to a female tennis icon

In the modern era where proactive political-correctness reigns and we’re all forced to view/listen to – and agree with – ‘equal’ coverage of female sport, worry ourselves silly about the fact there’s no woman in the world’s top 100 earners and generally [...]

June 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report/ After glow

Fulham fans have never been happier and it takes quite a bit to make us happy or rather to get us out of fatalist mode. Someone said that everybody loves Fulham, they are only a danger to themselves. At various points in the last few months it looked like the ‘same old, same old’ of [...]

June 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

The art of flogging a dead horse

I think I write for the many who contribute to this organ when I begin my post today by stressing that our antipathy to performance-enhancing drug-taking among sportsmen and sportswomen is semi-absolute – by which I mean that one must always allow for the scintilla of of a possibility that [...]

May 31, 2018 // 0 Comments

A Sporting Lunch

Yesterday I had a lunch with three sporting pals, one a sportswriter. The sportswriter observed that the football World Cup Schedule in Qatar in November and December 2022, the coolest months, would require the rearrangement of 13 Premier games if the team is in the Champions League and he could [...]

May 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

The sporting weekend

When Stefan Johansen of Fulham moved in to shoot after Fulham went one up I stood up jubilantly. This was not because I wanted Fulham to win – though I did – but Alan predicted Fulham 2-0 with Johansen to score which was my bet. His shot went over the bar. Never mind. For the second [...]

May 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

Well done Chris (possibly)

Yesterday Chris Froome completed a memorable feat by becoming only the seventh cyclist in history to win the Giro d’Italia (the first ‘Brit’ to do so) , the Tour de France (4 wins) and the La Vuelta trio and only the third – after Eddie Merckx (1973) and Bernard Hinault [...]

May 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

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