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Pushing the envelope

Many years ago – I reckon in the mid 1970s – Wales were leading the All Blacks when New Zealand lock Andy Haden was seemingly fouled in a line out. Wales were penalised and the All Blacks took a crucial late lead. Later Haden confessed that this was a rehearsed ploy. I tell the story as [...]

December 15, 2021 // 0 Comments

My TV sporting weekend

I’m not the biggest fan of Formula One, regarding it as no more than a sponsored procession and lacking that essential ingredient of sport – ebb and flow. However, the publicity got the better of me and at 1.00 pm for the final Grand Prix at Abu Dhabi  I was tuned into Radio 5 and Channel [...]

December 13, 2021 // 0 Comments

Goodwood Revival 2021

Yesterday I was invited to Goodwood Revival, a celebration of classic car motor racing on the Goodwood circuit. The event is a  sell-out as it attracts a global audience, most of whom are in 1930s and 40s dress. Military uniform and overalls are most popular with the men, pleated dresses and [...]

September 20, 2021 // 0 Comments

The treading of a dangerous line

One of the downsides of being a senior citizen – besides straightforward “invisibility” as far as other generations are concerned – is that often one can see “the bleedin’ obvious” when others cannot and yet nobody will believe or take any notice of you when you point out this benefit [...]

August 31, 2021 // 0 Comments

Sport comes back to earth and carries on

At the twin risks of ignoring the advice “If you cannot say something positive, say nothing” and straying from subjects I know anything about, today I have chosen to post today upon sporting matters. AMERICAN FOOTBALL (SUPER BOWL 55) I’m afraid that – in keeping with its other major [...]

February 9, 2021 // 0 Comments

Pause for reflection

Yesterday for my sins I spent time at my computer with Good Morning Britain – ITV’s early morning magazine show – on this occasion featuring its supposed ‘box-office couple’ presenters Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, providing ‘moving wallpaper’ accompaniment in the background. By [...]

November 3, 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

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

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