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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 future of sport – discuss

As yesterday at 11.00am we watched Sir Patrick Vallance and Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty do their Two Ronnies act scaring the heebie-jeebies out of the UK general public with their presentation on the gathering storm of a second “Covid-19” wave of infections and deaths from 10 [...]

September 22, 2020 // 0 Comments

Coming to terms with Tempus Fugit

There can scarcely be a Ruster alive who missed the big event of the weekend – the seismic, life-changing news that the BBC has axed chairperson of its iconic but safe and cuddly peak-time evening sports quiz programme A Question Of Sport (Sue Barker) and its two captains (Matt Dawson and Phil [...]

September 14, 2020 // 0 Comments

It’s a changing world we live in

Today I return to a Rust regular – the eternal wrangle over whether attending a sporting occasion in the flesh (as part of the crowd ‘on the day’) provides a superior experience to that of remaining at home and watching the same event, match or tournament on television or e.g. perhaps by live [...]

September 3, 2020 // 0 Comments

Weekend media coverage of sport

Michael Henderson, in The Times yesterday, thundered against the new look TMS. He observed that it tries too hard to be funny. He rued the absence of Christopher Martin Jenkins, I agree with Henderson the ultimate flag bearer of traditional cricket, to a certain extent. Brian Johnston laid down the [...]

August 16, 2020 // 0 Comments

Champions League & regrettable comment on TMS

I am getting used to the new normal of crowdless football and looked forward to the business end of the Champions League being televised from Benfica’s stadium. The competition has already thrown up a few surprises with the elimination of Real Madrid and Juventus. Thursday we saw a thoroughly [...]

August 14, 2020 // 0 Comments

On sport without spectators

The somewhat weird experience of watching televised sport being conducted behind locked doors and without spectators has become a leading symbol of the Covid-19 era as Governments the world over wrestle with the seemingly contradictory imperatives of protecting populations against the virus and [...]

August 3, 2020 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

One of the ironies of the post-lockdown period – when proper live sports action is still so scarce – is that one tends to spend more time than ever seeking it out on the television. For me it’s been something of a curate’s egg situation – “good in parts” – albeit that there have [...]

July 27, 2020 // 0 Comments

Coming to a sports stadium near you soon …

Yesterday’s announcement of the decision by American Football team the Washington Redskins to bow to the lunatic fringe of “woke” campaigners fighting to impose their views upon the world by dropping their ‘insulting’ second name could have widespread implications. Today – as part of [...]

July 14, 2020 // 0 Comments

Sometimes worrying things are close to home

A recurring duty in my list of ‘to dos’ in my capacity as Sports Editor – sometimes delegated to others at times of extremis, I admit – is to sweep the internet in a search for sports stories of potential interest to Rusters, with particular regard to three headings: (1) [...]

July 12, 2020 // 0 Comments

What’s in a name? Plenty … er, obviously

It’s stating the obvious to mention it, but in a 21st Century dominated as it is in cultural and campaigning circles by themes of equality, diversity, LGBT [and is it Q? – in any event, the acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning rights], anti-colonialist and [...]

July 8, 2020 // 0 Comments

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