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Leopard Creek

If you asked me to name my favourite golf course it would not be the great American ones like Augusta, Pebble Beach nor Sawgrass, nor the Scottish links St Andrews, Carnoustie, Troon nor Muirfield, nor Royal St. George’s,  nor Birkdale, but Leopard Creek in South Africa. Why? It has something [...]

November 30, 2020 // 0 Comments

Brighton 1 Liverpool 1

The furore over VAR has reached such a fever pitch that it is now the main discussion point  of a match. That Brighton deserved a draw and held arguably the best team in the world is secondary to the intervention of VAR. Managers and players seek any excuse for a below par performance which [...]

November 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

Champions League

We are now in the home strait of the Champions League qualifiers  with two more rounds in December and most of the usual suspects will proceed to the round of 16. England and Spain should have four representatives, respectively Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool  and Chelsea and [...]

November 26, 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

The Tanner Report: Fulham 2 Everton 3

After 50 years of support of this loveable but eccentric football club you might have thought they could no longer surprise me. So when last week I reported on the worst penalty I had ever seen missed you might have thought that this week I would be not reporting now on a more abject effort. I [...]

November 23, 2020 // 0 Comments

Aston Villa 1 Brighton 2

Whena Chris Hughton got the sack 18 months ago, one of the principal reasons for the decision was the dire quality of the football. No one would complain after  yesterday’s compelling game which had just about everything: 3 goals, ding-dong action, a penalty not awarded after VAR in the closing [...]

November 22, 2020 // 0 Comments

This sporting life

Amidst the endless weirdness of these strange times, it seems to me that some of the Government’s decisions within its £300 million emergency support funding for eleven UK sports seriously affected by the pandemic – as regards restrictions upon fans permitted to attend matches/events in [...]

November 20, 2020 // 0 Comments

Final day of the Masters

Dustin Johnson was a worthy wearer of the Green Jacket as he led from start to finish. Conscious that he had spurned the lead after 54 holes on 4 occasions the phlegmatic world number one must have been worried when he could feel the breathe of Cameron Smith and Sunjae Im in the opening 9 yesterday [...]

November 16, 2020 // 0 Comments

Third day of the Masters

The curious thing about the 5 co-leaders after Round Two is that they possess only two Majors between them, one each for Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas. Dustin’s only one Major  (The US open) in a career in which he has won 23 titles on the USPGA and amassed just under $60m is the strangest, [...]

November 15, 2020 // 0 Comments

Day two of the Masters

One of the emerging problems of a curtailed day is that you do not know the tourney leader till the middle of the next day. Thus Jon Rahm at -8 might well overhaul the 5 co-leaders as he has 6 more holes to play. There were two hilarious moment for me. The first  came when the always assertive [...]

November 15, 2020 // 0 Comments

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