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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

On sport without spectators

The somewhat weird experience of watching televised sport being conducted behind locked doors and without spectators has become a leading symbol of the Covid-19 era as Governments the world over wrestle with the seemingly contradictory imperatives of protecting populations against the virus and [...]

August 3, 2020 // 0 Comments

Back to the future!

Now that we have metaphorically “sent the Sports department home”, the Rust can continue the development of our campaign to take regular readers into the future by providing comprehensive coverage of the world of E-Sport – let it never be said again that this organ is behind the [...]

March 23, 2020 // 0 Comments

Let’s get serious about where all this is going!

With some trepidation because I am steeping into dark waters today – if Tom H. and his crew on the Rust’s sports team will permit me –  but I’ve suddenly come to realisation that I’m sure will also have occurred to some of our astute readers about the position to which elite sport [...]

March 22, 2020 // 0 Comments

The glorious uncertainties of sport and business

One of the developing themes in our coverage human activities is the extent to which the popularity of different elite sports affects their participants’ careers, short or long, and either boosts or hinders their projected future development. Not to place too fine a point upon it, many of the [...]

February 13, 2020 // 0 Comments

Then and now … and then some

For those of generations after mine – and indeed my own to the extent that memories may be fading – one of Britain’s light-entertainment stars of yester-year was proud Yorkshireman Wilfred Pickles (1904-1978). Pickles’ signature radio programme Have A Go graced the BBC airwaves from 1947 to [...]

October 13, 2019 // 0 Comments

Goodwood Revival

Yesterday I was invited to Goodwood Revival. Speaking to one Ruster staffer who lives locally to Goodwood and a friend who resides in Petworth who had both attended the event, they stressed how everyone there and the organisers really entered into the spirit by dressing up and attention to period [...]

September 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

Where logic and theory come to grief

For some time now we on the Rust have been reviewing the status and quality of women’s sport – something we shall continue to do – in the context of both the 21st Century’s obsession with political correctness (and its supplementary accessories, not least equality of opportunity, equal pay, [...]

July 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

Royal Ascot

On both Wednesday and Thursday I watched on TV the horse racing at Ascot. This I did with a certain degree of sad nostalgia as Ladies Day (Thursday) was one of our few regular family outings. My father, a conscientious doctor, would do his morning surgery which made for a late start. My mother, [...]

June 21, 2019 // 0 Comments

Now and then

It is an axiom of life that one man’s – or indeed woman’s – meat is another’s poison. One might say this state of affairs makes the world go around – how boring might it be if was not the case? A while back one of my father’s carers, who in a former life had been deputy headmaster of [...]

June 9, 2019 // 0 Comments

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