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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: Fulham 2 QPR 2

It was the annual dinner last night at the Hydra Hotel Eastbourne of the Chamois Society, the Federation of British Window Cleaners of which I am regional social secretary and I had to miss out on the trip to Craven Cottage and watch the game broadcast on SKY. Given the cold I was secretly pleased [...]

March 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Preston 1 Fulham 2

Fulham extended their winning run of 16 points out of 18 – all against teams in the top ten – with another win but this was the most hard-fought and least-deserved of them all. Still, we have to credit a defence that stuck to their job – Dennis Odoi replacing the injured Tomas [...]

March 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report : Fulham 3 Sheffield United 0

Fulham were in cruise control last night in disposing of Sheffield United in one of the finest performances of football we have witnessed since the Jean Tigana era. In the second half – and allow this long suffering fan his moment of exaggeration – it might have been Barcelona or [...]

March 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Derby 0 Fulham 2

The Fulham winning machine rolls on with 10 wins in the last 13 games and key victories over rivals Aston Villa, Wolves and Derby. Ryan Sessegnon has attracted much attention with his recent goal surge, picking up the young player and EFL best player award last week, but credit is due to others [...]

March 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 2 Wolves 0

Not even the most pessimistic of Fulham fans – of which there are many – could find much fault in this performance as Fulham beat the league leaders. They might say that Wolves were lacking their best player Neves, bought for £15m, but you could see they are a well-drilled side with no [...]

February 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Bristol City 1 Fulham 1

Ostensibly a draw at Ashton Gate against fellow play off contenders Bristol City was a point won, not lost, but I was disappointed from the moment the team was announced. Incredibly, no Ryan Fredericks – arguably our most effective player all season – and no Tomas Kalsa to deal with the [...]

February 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 2 Aston Villa 0

Even Fulham’s biggest half empty of the glass – even quarter – pessimist must have been satisfied that Fulham, by beating Villa coming into the game on the back of 7 successive wins and 7 points ahead of us in 2nd place, were reined in and tethered. Fulham can now not just be [...]

February 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

TheTanner Report: Bolton 1 Fulham 1

Fifteen minutes before kick off, in response to a message from my friend who took me to my first game, I predicted the score at 1-1  This was based on the score line at Craven Cottage, the difficulty Fulham have against more robust opposition and Bolton’s improving form under Phil Parkinson. [...]

February 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Barnsley 1 Fulham 3

Fulham are now in the play-off positions but we seasoned Cottage watchers whose glass is half empty still have concerns. True we have on our last 3 games but victory against Middlesbrough was undeserved and in the other two – versus Ipswich and Barnsley – Fulham were trailing until a [...]

January 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 6 Burton 0

I was going to title this “What do I know?” as when the line up was announced and I saw Cairney and Kamara were on the bench I feared another repeat of the dreary 1-1 draw of last season. Instead in a terrific  team performance we defeated Burton 6-0. The injury list has lessened (only [...]

January 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

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