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About Tom Hollingworth

Tom Hollingsworth is a former deputy sports editor of the Daily Express. For many years he worked in a sports agency, representing mainly football players and motor racing drivers. Tom holds a private pilot’s licence and flying is his principal recreation. More Posts

The Sporting Weekend

The amount of sport operating in a different time band required a sleep adjustment. I went to bed early on Saturday and was awake at 1.00am for the NFL play-off game between Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens with one eye on the Sony Open at Hawaii. I was still in the land of the conscious at [...]

January 18, 2021 // 0 Comments

Las Vegas Raiders 25 Miami Dolphins 26/American football

As far as I know American Football has never been covered on the Rust. When I was on the Express Sport Desk I got this gig only because I had a relative with a condo in Fort Lauderdale and watched the Miami Dolphins in the old Joe Robbie Stadium twice. Like many I followed the Channel 4 coverage in [...]

December 28, 2020 // 0 Comments

Sport and drugs – a slight and unhappy update

On the Rust – taking the view as we do that the sanctity of a “level playing field” is absolute when it comes to sporting contests – we maintain a clear and unforgiving attitude towards the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport in order to cheat and therefore gain victory, whether [...]

December 27, 2020 // 0 Comments

Everything including sport has its risks

According to a swift google-research I conducted just now it was in a book first published in 1996 entitled Life and How to Survive It co-written with his therapist Robin Skynner that John Cleese penned the quote “life is a terminal disease and it is sexually-transmitted”. Slightly awkward – [...]

December 10, 2020 // 0 Comments

This sporting life

Amidst the endless weirdness of these strange times, it seems to me that some of the Government’s decisions within its £300 million emergency support funding for eleven UK sports seriously affected by the pandemic – as regards restrictions upon fans permitted to attend matches/events in [...]

November 20, 2020 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

The best sport I watched this weekend was by chance the Tri Nation’s rugby international in which Australia beat New Zealand 24-22. I was surprised to see a crowd of over 30,000 in the Brisbane stadium which made me think how much they add to the spectacle. Brisbane has a significant nunber of [...]

November 9, 2020 // 0 Comments

Pause for reflection

Yesterday for my sins I spent time at my computer with Good Morning Britain – ITV’s early morning magazine show – on this occasion featuring its supposed ‘box-office couple’ presenters Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, providing ‘moving wallpaper’ accompaniment in the background. By [...]

November 3, 2020 // 0 Comments

Giving praise where it’s due

I am no particular fan of BT Sport football coverage. Jake Humphreys, their number two presenter, does not float my boat – nor their chief one, Gary Lineker. However I have always liked James Richardson who hosts a show on Champions League night.  Richardson cut his teeth on Channel 4 in the [...]

October 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

Real Madrid 2 Shakhtar Donetsk 3

Last night I had a serendipitous moment. It was 6-30 pm. I was neither hungry nor fancied a sundowner. It was one of those pandemic moments when it was necessary to while away the time. So I switched on the telly and the channel was BT Sport. They were showing Real Madrid v Shakhtar Donetsk. Given [...]

October 22, 2020 // 0 Comments

Sporting interviews

There are three types of sporting interviews – those that promote a book, those that promote themselves and those that choose to reveal. The Times yesterday had examples of each. Jamie Redknapp is bringing about a book this week. Aged 47,  it is about his career. It’s familiar stuff [...]

October 4, 2020 // 0 Comments

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