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Not just a matter of self-identification

Many of those who contribute to this organ take pride in the Rust‘s long and healthy record of pointing out both the oddities and absurdities of modern 21st Century “woke”, politically-correct, “Let’s invent new groupings of supposedly disadvantaged put-upon minorities [...]

December 3, 2021 // 0 Comments

A hard life-lesson

It is about this time of year that I traditionally begin my latest annual fitness campaign and earlier this week I opted to visit a physiotherapist in advance for a “look-see” session and perhaps some advice. I cannot shy away from part of my motivation for this move: both my thirty-something [...]

September 17, 2021 // 0 Comments

Olympic coverage

Like my colleagues on the Rust I find the back drop of empty seats in the stadiums a distinct turn off. In the week of track and field I miss the winning athlete draped in the national flag going over to supporters. I am also less than impressed by the BBC coverage. The BBC has so few sporting [...]

August 3, 2021 // 0 Comments

It’s about everything – and nothing …

As I begin my post today, reflecting upon some of the issues thrown up by the Olympics currently belatedly taking place in Tokyo, I’m conscious that I’m sailing gingerly into choppy and potentially hazardous waters and also simultaneously at significant risk of losing my thread or even [...]

August 3, 2021 // 0 Comments

Can we believe what we see?

This isn’t exactly rocket science, but occasionally every man (or woman) jack of us gets reminded that – for the human race generally – either things are never quite what they seem to be and/or (alternatively) sometimes they can be exactly what each of us want them to be, simply because [...]

July 28, 2021 // 0 Comments

A ball of considerable confusion

It’s difficult to avoid the impression that – in what (nobody needs reminding) has been something of a strange a disconcerting world these past eighteen months – the “crazy” factor has recently gone up several notches in the UK as both world sport – not least football, [...]

July 9, 2021 // 0 Comments

Female sports issues (continued)

Sometimes it’s best to stand back and let superior/professional journalists have the floor … At the risk that it may only be a matter of a few hours before The Guardian website “cuts off” access to articles on its website, here’s an excellent piece by Tanya Aldred on [...]

June 23, 2021 // 0 Comments

Confusion grows as time goes by

In terms of the fundamental conflict between what has made the human race tick since pre-history (not least naked common sense) on the one hand – and the fashionable crackpot ‘woke’ concerns increasingly being taken up by campaigning members of what is known as ‘Generation Z’ [...]

May 16, 2021 // 0 Comments

The physicality of female sport (a postscript)

Earlier this month I posted on this august organ a piece listing some of the physiological differences between men and women (The physicality of female sport – 11th March 2021) and discussing how, in modern sport – attended as it is by the strains of extreme training and strength and [...]

March 19, 2021 // 0 Comments

Sport as it was may be back on the horizon

Amidst the details of the Prime Minister’s cautious, once and for all, “road map” out of Lockdown 3 announced yesterday, UK sports fans, clubs and players/athletes will have taken particular interest in the 17th May and 21st June milestones within it applying to the potential return of crowds [...]

February 23, 2021 // 0 Comments

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