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Alan Tanner
About Alan Tanner

After a distinguished military service in the Catering Corps, Alan Tanner did well in mufti with his chamois as a window cleaner. Sadly he had to retire after falling from the fifth floor of Danny Murphy's mock Tudor home. He spends his retirement watching and writing about his beloved Fulham whom he has supported for over 50 years. The Alan Tanner Report is sponsored by Tanner Crystal Clear Ltd, Window Cleaners to the Gentry. More Posts

The Tanner Report : Liverpool 2 Fulham 0

It was a better performance by the boys – but will it be enough to save Slavisa Jokatovic? In the first half the defensive organisation was much improved. We were unlucky to have first a goal overruled for a marginal offside after which – before the ref gave time to regroup – [...]

November 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Manchester City 2 Fulham 0

A  few years back Fulham sold a promising starlet Pat Roberts to Manchester City. Out of curiosity I went onto the City official website to see how he was greeted. It was a £8m signing, a significant figure in those days. There was no mention of him at all, the coverage being on the acquisition [...]

November 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report : Fulham 1 Arsenal 5

Fulham have now conceded 21 goals, 8 in the last 2 games, 7 in the second half of them. Once again new personnel and a new system of 3-5-2 which left a huge gap for Arsenal to exploit on our right. This was pretty much obvious but it took some time for the head coach Slavisa Jokanovic to do any [...]

October 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report : Everton 3 Fulham 0

We have yet to keep  a clean sheet and this is of concern. There are many explanations for this, the most obvious being we have never played the same back four twice. A consistent back four with two central defenders at its axis is the cornerstone of a successful team. We had such with the Roger [...]

September 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report : Fulham 1 Watford 1

You could see in a first half the away side dominated the difference between the two teams. Watford were totally unchanged in their 6 Premier games, Fulham change their starting eleven every time so we have a back four that has to be introduced to each other. For the second week running we conceded [...]

September 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Brighton 2 Fulham 2

Given the number of players who have played for both teams, and the clubs’s mutual ambition to survive in the top flight, a draw was a fitting and satisfactory result though achieved in a strange way. All of the goals conceded came after after crass errors. Two by forwards and one by the usually [...]

September 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report : Fulham 4 Burnley 2

So Fulham, after an iffy start to the season, are up and running with our first three points. Played in appalling conditions of driving rain, we produced a sparkling performance in which Andre Schurrle, Jean Michel Seri and Alex Mitrovic vied for man-of the-match. I was most impressed by Andre [...]

August 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Spurs 3 Fulham 1

You can rest assured that if a player has to break a duck – in Harry Kane’s case scoring in August – he will do so against Fulham. All week long I read and re-read the dreary statistic of his August drought and feared for us. By the time the England skipper broke his duck to make [...]

August 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 0 Crystal Palace 2

Welcome to the Premier where if you are dominating a game it’s not enough, you need to be clinical in your finishing. Palace were, Fulham weren’t. Much was made of our new back four and keeper, none of whom started at Wembley in May, but since the words “reality check” will be used, the [...]

August 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report/ After glow

Fulham fans have never been happier and it takes quite a bit to make us happy or rather to get us out of fatalist mode. Someone said that everybody loves Fulham, they are only a danger to themselves. At various points in the last few months it looked like the ‘same old, same old’ of [...]

June 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

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