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Then And Now

A few weeks ago a fellow Rust columnist name-checked a British television channel called Talking Pictures TV, founded in 2015, which broadcasts free-to-air vintage films and television programmes and – as I understand it – can be seen via Freeview, Sky and Virgin Media (though I may be [...]

April 30, 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

The 2021 women’s Six Nations begins

This weekend the new slimmed-down version of the Women’s Six Nations rugby union tournament began –  the nations split into two groups of three and then the winners of each group to contest the final – with as much of a publicity splash as it could muster, featuring the theory that [...]

April 4, 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

When “equality for all” hits the iceberg

It may be fundamentally inappropriate and/or facile to discuss the Covid-19 pandemic in quasi-wartime terms so I apologise in advance to any Ruster who may be offended by me doing so today. However, it seems to me that with the benefit of hindsight – amidst the snowstorm of incoming competing [...]

February 12, 2021 // 0 Comments

Keeping a perspective

As most Rusters will be only too well aware, we oldies often have to make difficult decisions in order to negotiate a careful balancing act between – on the one hand – expressing our bewilderment that the young seem to delight in disregarding or overturning all we know and can teach them about [...]

November 27, 2020 // 0 Comments

On Women And Sport

I’m risking the wrath of female Rusters everywhere – never mind our esteemed lady columnists who, it may be said here without fear of  contradiction, are more than capable of looking after themselves in matters of opinion – but my theme for today is a push-back against the fashionable modern [...]

November 25, 2020 // 0 Comments

Better than I could say it, perhaps – or better from her than me?

I’m not proud – I’m always happy to admit inferiority when I see and accept it! From time to time on the pages of this organ I have waxed lyrical about the ridiculous aspects of  the “womens’ equal pay” campaign as exhibited inside organisations such at the [...]

November 14, 2020 // 0 Comments

My not-so sporting weekend (so far)

Come the weekend and no doubt like many sport (but not betting) obsessed Brits yesterday I set my cable television controls for the Sky and BT channels – and, to be fair, also for the BBC1’s Football Focus with  Dan Walker – in search of something entertaining and/or diverting to watch. [...]

September 27, 2020 // 0 Comments

Some complex issues aren’t solved by simple solutions

Nobody would claim that rape is not a heinous and abhorrent crime. In principle it carries with it many complex and varied potentially unpleasant and worrying issues including breaches of fundamental human rights, coercion, denial of the right to give sexual consent (or not), degradation, the [...]

July 18, 2020 // 0 Comments

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