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Brighton confirm Fabian Huerzerler as Head Coach

First a few facts courtesy of the Argus Brighton football reporter Brian Owen. Huerzeler is the youngest Premier boss in Brighton’s history at 31 ( Charlie Webb was aged 28 when appointed in 1919) Heuzzeler younger than Lewis Dunk and Pascal Groß, and the formation of the Premier League in [...]

June 18, 2024 // 0 Comments

US Open

Having backed Bryson DeChambeau I must have been one of the few Britons not rooting for Rory McIlroy in the US Open. It was the stuff of great golf. Two guys fighting it out “mano v mano” like the epic struggles between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson in Turnberry in 1976 (“The Duel [...]

June 17, 2024 // 0 Comments

Farleys Farm House (second visit)

Last Friday I arranged to take two friends, D & His wife L, – whose main home is Petworth – to Farleys, the home of surrealist painter Roland Penrose who founded the Institute of Contemporary Arts and Lee Miller, sometime Vogue cover model, international photographer and innovative [...]

June 16, 2024 // 0 Comments

Carmen/ Glyndebourne

In the 10 years since I have been going regularly to Glyndebourne, first as an associate member and now a full one, the place, experience and productions have all changed significantly. The most significant change is the relaxation of the dress code: one visitor for Carmen last Wednesday was [...]

June 14, 2024 // 0 Comments

The US Open

With the Euros and T20 World Cup centre stage, the US Open has slipped under the radar. Yet they say it is the tourney that the Pros like to win. It begins at Pinehurst today, a demanding par 70 course which Martin Kaymer destroyed 10 years ago. In researching and deciding my staking plan, I [...]

June 13, 2024 // 0 Comments

Best Barbados XI

Mike Atherton is my favourite cricket writer and his column in The Times is a must read. In Tuesday’s edition – rather than stretch out England’s poor performance at the Kensington Oval last Saturday – he composed a well-crafted piece on Barbados, arguing that few places can [...]

June 12, 2024 // 0 Comments

Sussex sport on the march

Sussex Sharks sit atop their Southern Division Vitality Blast whilst the County Club top the second division of the Championship. Over last weekend the Sharks won away at the Oval over “moneybags” Surrey and then beat up Gloucestershire in Bristol. The County side have beaten Yorkshire, [...]

June 10, 2024 // 0 Comments

Shape of Things/Pallant Gallery Chichester

Once again the Pallant has come up trumps with its latest exhibition showcasing still life. In the past they have resuscitated the reputations of an artist (e.g. John Minton and Glyn Philpott) but this time a genre – still life. For many years still life was below history, portraiture and [...]

June 5, 2024 // 0 Comments

Berlin/PBS documentary

My TV channel of choice for evening viewing is PBS America for its outstanding documentaries. This was the second part of a documentary on Berlin the city. In World War Two the Red Army was the first to Berlin and subjected what citizens were left – mainly children and women – to [...]

June 4, 2024 // 0 Comments

Sharks triumph & Seagulls still to appoint.

Whisper it softly to Duggie Heath, but I’m beginning to warm to T20 cricket. Last week, in the “red ball” championship, Middlesex and Sussex played out a bore draw in which neither side had a second innings. In contrast, the T20 Vitality Blast match between Sussex Sharks and [...]

June 1, 2024 // 0 Comments

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