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Second jab

Yesterday, later than most, I had my second jab at the Brighton Racecourse. My first was on February 18 and I was getting a tad worried that I had received no notification about the second. The theme of this week’s Rust is speak to a human and I called the Racecourse hotline. The recorded message [...]

May 14, 2021 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 0 Burnley 2.

So we had the last rites last night at Craven Cottage with Burnley easily disposing of Fulham with 2 goals late in the first half. There were three distinct phases to our season. In the first, it was clear the promoted team was not good enough for the Premier, especially the defence; in the second, [...]

May 11, 2021 // 0 Comments

Garrick Higgo – a new golfing star

The name Garrick Higgo might mean little to you but it soon will. The 21 year old South African has now won two European tour events in the Canarian swing of the Tour when he won the Tenerife open by 6 strokes from the equally exotically-named Aussie Maverck Antcliff. Previously he had won in Grand [...]

May 10, 2021 // 0 Comments

The greed of the Super Golf League

The Saudi-backed Super Golf League of 40-odd professionals contesting 18 events bears more than a superficial resemblance to football’s European Super League. Of course golf clubs are in the bag not sporting superpowers but nonetheless some of the proposed participators have had their success in [...]

May 8, 2021 // 0 Comments

It’s complicated (as they say) …

Being the Rust’s contributing editor on the sport of pugilism, I cannot not claim for myself the privilege of being a particular fan of football. However, it seems to me that one of the ironies highlighted by the recent “attempted breakaway” ESL debacle at the pinnacle of European [...]

May 4, 2021 // 0 Comments

Roger Alton/fan power

One of my favourite sporting columns is that of Roger Alton, the former editor of The Observer, in The Spectator. The Spectator has long had a sporting contribution from the more cerebral enthusiast whose view counters the popular grain. Below are Roger Alton’s comments  in this week’s [...]

May 3, 2021 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Chelsea 2 Fulham 0

No surprises here. Chelsea maintained their almost invincible record against us at Stamford Bridge. I can remember being in deep cover in a stand when we last won there and that was 1976. Even a few years ago, if a team played a semi-final against Real Madrid, there was a fair bet they would be [...]

May 2, 2021 // 0 Comments

Sussex CCC and Brighton HAFC

The availability of – and access to – watching county matches on the stream service of their websites has proved a great success particularly in lockdown. Yesterday I enjoyed the key game between Lancashire and Sussex. Due to problems with the Hove pitch the match had to be moved a few [...]

May 1, 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 ESL – how it was reported

It’s an interesting and in its own way instructive if not informative process to review that reporting of the rise and immediate fall of the ESL. No one broke the story as a scoop and few bothered with the detail when the project emerged. There was a clue as neither Real Madrid nor UEFA seemed [...]

April 27, 2021 // 0 Comments

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