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A sign of our times

Someone commented to me a fortnight or so ago that the Rust is losing both its edge and relevance. “How so?” I asked. The unabashed response that latterly it had been progressively developing into a one-eyed reactionary organ, no doubt because our contributors are uniformly ancient and [...]

August 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

Brighton 3 Manchester Utd 2

It proved an excellent week for Sussex sport with 3 wins for the Sussex Sharks and consummated by Brighton HAFC’s first win in the Premier and second over Manchester Utd. It was a thoroughly deserved victory and one for team spirit over expensive but fragile egos. Jose Mourinho rails publicly [...]

August 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Spurs 3 Fulham 1

You can rest assured that if a player has to break a duck – in Harry Kane’s case scoring in August – he will do so against Fulham. All week long I read and re-read the dreary statistic of his August drought and feared for us. By the time the England skipper broke his duck to make [...]

August 19, 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

Stoking the flames

Today I wish to comment upon the news from Bristol yesterday that England cricketer Ben Stokes had been found not guilty of affray after a seven-day trial and before doing so feel it necessary to begin with a few scatter-gun points. Firstly, of course, every man is innocent unless and until proven [...]

August 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

The sporting weekend

When it comes to golf coverage in the media two players  dominate: Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods. Rory has not won a Major for 4 years and I don’t think will add to his total of 4. He has blown up on the fourth round several times this year. Nor do I think Tiger will add to his 14 but he is [...]

August 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 0 Crystal Palace 2

Welcome to the Premier where if you are dominating a game it’s not enough, you need to be clinical in your finishing. Palace were, Fulham weren’t. Much was made of our new back four and keeper, none of whom started at Wembley in May, but since the words “reality check” will be used, the [...]

August 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

Rain, rain go away

I finally watched 45 minutes of play at Lords before the heavens opened and I hot-footed back to Hove for the crucial T20 blast game against Kent. I say hot-footed but once again there was a trespasser on the line at East Croydon so the Gatwick non-Express crawled pitiably and then a decision was [...]

August 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

The beginning of a bright new dawn

I don’t know about you, but I have spent the past couple of days thinking through the implications of recent media reports referenced by Rust columnists suggesting that the recent spate of forest wildfires in Portugal and California and the current all-out drought destroying the farming industry [...]

August 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

Blighted by the weather

I travelled up to London to watch the Test with Dougie Heath only to spend much of the day in the hotel room following sport. I am not the only Rust staffer to fall foul of Southern Fail. All trains from the station to London were delayed or cancelled because of an earlier trespass incident. What [...]

August 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

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