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Brighton 1 Manchester City 4

Before this match I jotted down the City midfield : Phil Foden Kevin De Bruyne Mahrez Gundoyan Fernandinho Silva Jack Grealish I must have left someone out. It was Rodri. So when I heard we had guests and my wife suggested a later start for dinner so I might go to the Amex I replied that I would [...]

October 24, 2021 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard/Rockwater

Readers will recall my wariness of restaurants with great views. The Rockwater is one such and where I lunched yesterday. It is situated on the esplanade at Hove and from our window table we could see the breakers. Yet the whole restaurant experience was unsatisfying. There did not seem to be [...]

October 22, 2021 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 2 Cardiff 0

This was a necessary and satisfactory win though not an inspiring one. Necessary as Scott Parker’s Bournemouth were beginning to pull away at the top of the Championship after their victory at Stoke. With WBA and Coventry losing Fulham go clear second. The game will be remembered for the [...]

October 21, 2021 // 0 Comments

Greens out of their depth

It is ironic – though Brighton and Hove residents would probably use another word – that Brighton’s Green Council cannot resolve the binmens’ strike. So the saviours of the planet, after 11 days of non-collection, have to see piles of rubbish bags in the street. As in most [...]

October 20, 2021 // 0 Comments

The face of things to come

Call me an old-fashioned, out of touch, curmudgeon if you will – as a Ruster, I guess it comes with the territory – but sometimes the antics of politicians the world over drive me to distraction. Three articles featuring on the website of the Daily Mail overnight struck me as highlighting [...]

October 20, 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

English Premiership in a strange place at the moment

This morning I read with interest Tom Hollingworth’s excellent review of his weekend of sports-watching and venture with some nervousness a comment or two upon the Premiership rugby match between Bath and Saracens yesterday which I also happened to watch on television. Many rugby union fans hold [...]

October 18, 2021 // 0 Comments

A visit and then a disagreement

A couple of days ago, three weeks into the occupation of our new house on the south coast, we received our first (semi-formal) visit from friends rather than family. In typing “(semi-formal)” and “friends” in the above context I was referring obliquely to the fact that, having never [...]

October 17, 2021 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 4 QPR 1

I’m preparing this report with one eye on Brentford v Chelsea. Time was when the West London bragging rights were contested by QPR and Chelsea and in the last 20 years Fulham and Chelsea yet never Brentford but – fair play to the Bees – they deserved promotion and have started well in [...]

October 16, 2021 // 0 Comments

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