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Venue Vede Vince

Nowadays maximising the revenues of a sports stadium is vital – not just in sport but theatre too. This has attracted bad publicity as the high prices of tickets have been cited at Fulham, Chelsea and popular West End theatrical productions. It’s a slightly skewed argument as the top price [...]

March 25, 2024 // 0 Comments

Harlequins 45 Ulster 19

For the second week running Quins trounced their British opposition in the Investec Cup and are now assured a home game in the next round. Louis  Lynagh scored two tries which was ironic as he only played because of  a late injury to Cameron necessitated a reshuffle with Nick David going into the [...]

January 21, 2024 // 0 Comments

Smith v Farrell

There was an interesting debate in The Sunday Times at the weekend between Stephen Jones and Stuart Barnes on Marcus Smith. Jones is no fan and doubts whether Smith should ever be selected for England, whilst Barnes is. It’s no longer such an live issue as, with Farrell reportedly in negotiations [...]

January 9, 2024 // 0 Comments

Olive Kitteridge (HBO)

It’s always an interesting discussion as to whether the book – or the film of it – is better. I reviewed Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Stroud on this website in May 2017. It’s a collection of short stories set in Maine which won the writer the Pulitzer Prize. The HBO film version [...]

November 3, 2023 // 0 Comments

Sunday TV sport

Sunday I watched some 7 hours of sport on tv. Rather than report on the event itself I thought I might comment on its coverage. First up was the encounter between Newcastle United and Fulham, one of three involving the top six of the Premier over the weekend, which perhaps surprisingly includes [...]

January 16, 2023 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend.

The two hot favourites to win the Farmers at Torrey Pines San Diego and the DP event in Dubai – Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy – were off the pace and Luke List and Victor Novland emerged as winners. Jon Rahm had two poor final rounds. He now has a Major but doubts still remain about his [...]

January 31, 2022 // 0 Comments

A sporting issue that is not going to go away

From time to time this organ has covered developments on the ‘live’ issue of instances of diagnosed dementia (both the ‘early onset’ type and generally) in elite sportsmen and women and the extent to which it has potentially been directly or indirectly caused by their [...]

November 4, 2021 // 0 Comments

Sunday Sport

There was an eclectic choice this Sunday which I started with the American football showpiece at the New Tottenham Hotspur stadium between Jacksonville  Jaguars and Miami Dolphins. The Jags won this 23-20 with two late field goals. The problem particularly for the BBC that broadcast it is that the [...]

October 18, 2021 // 0 Comments

Women and Sport (continued)

As regular Rusters will be aware, despite being an old-fashioned Neanderthal born in the 1950s, I like to demonstrate my continuing relevance to younger generations by monitoring and occasionally featuring on this organ bulletins from the brave new “woke” world as the “Monstrous [...]

April 28, 2021 // 0 Comments

Sporting weekend

I delayed my post to report on the Super Bowl Tampa Bay victory in the early hours of Monday. To both my surprise and loss though no expert on American football, Tom Brady won his seventh Superbowl ring aged 43 for the Tampa Bay Buccs. However it was his team that bottled up Patrick Mahames, Tyreek [...]

February 9, 2021 // 0 Comments

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