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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

Djokovic wins at Melbourne

Of the four Majors my favourite is at the Rod Laver Arena arena at Melbourne, Australia’s premier sporting city. I don’t like the flummery of Wimbledon with cameras going to see which celeb is in the Royal Box; Roland-Garros is elegant but Rafa Nadal always rules on clay; and the American [...]

February 3, 2020 // 0 Comments

They do sometimes come back

Back in the day I was in a group of pals who followed the sport of professional boxing with something like zeal, regularly watched such boxing as appeared on television and sometimes even went to live promotions at the Royal Albert Hall, York Hall and Bethnal Green etc. – we are talking here of [...]

September 13, 2019 // 0 Comments

Sport, money and television

“There’s nowt so queer as folk …” is (and I’ve just looked this up) an old idiom from either Yorkshire or Lancashire and probably comes from the same stable as “There’s always someone worse off than yerself …”. Be that as it may, I was reminded of it overnight as I saw a report in [...]

July 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

Sporting weekend ( so far)

After my win on Joe Rahm at the Irish Open I came under pressure from the missus to replace the rust heap literally on its last broken legs that is our barbecue. I relented on the basis that it involved a speedy trip to the local supermarket for a like for like replacement. Unfortunately they were [...]

July 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

Wednesday’s sport

To the many benefits that Abbie summarised in favour of TV watching I would add the capacity to watch several sports on one day rather then being committed to the one you attend. Yesterday was a case in point when I watched the conclusion on the reserve day of New Zealand v India, the men ‘s [...]

July 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

Second Tuesday thoughts

Yesterday afternoon, no doubt like many who had time and opportunity, I settled down in front of the television to watch the BBC’s live coverage of Wimbledon – specifically, by flicking back and forth between BBC1 and BBC2, the Women’s quarter-finals between Elina Svitolina and Karolina [...]

July 10, 2019 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

It could have been a welcome double if Bryson de Chambeaud had won the USPGA 3M, as I had already cashed in on Joe Rahm who had triumphed at the Irish Open. I  fact “the mad scientist” blew it, finishing second. Still it was a welcome boost to my confidence and bank account. With the [...]

July 8, 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

Business end of Wimbledon

My husband Paul and I watched Johana Konta beat Sloane Stephens to be that rare lesser spotted specimen, a British woman in the second week. I debated whether to put British in inverted commas as she holds three passports – Australian, Hungarian and British. Phil and I don’t agree on [...]

July 7, 2019 // 0 Comments

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