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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: Arsenal 4 Fulham 1

Although Arsenal ran out easy winners, we had two chances to score before Arsenal did – both falling to Ryan Sessegnon who muffed them even though they fell on his more reliable left foot. Arsenal scored first with the now familiar sight of the opposition scorer having as much time and space [...]

January 2, 2019 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 1 Huddersfield 0

Bob Tickler’s godson Jamie was mascot and will remember this game for the right and wrong reasons. The right? He met and was photographed with the team, led them out hand in hand with his favourite player Tom Cairney, shook hands with the opposition, his name was on the scoreboard … an [...]

December 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 1 Wolves 1

No doubt it we are a meaner, better organised team under Claudio Ranieri – evidenced by only conceding one goal in the last two games. However 2 draws and 2 points may not be enough if that continues, even in a league where a final low level of points for survival is predicted, possibly as [...]

December 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Newcastle 0 Fulham 0

A goalless draw is rarely an occasion to celebrate but it is when it’s your first clean sheet of the season so we were all delighted that the boys returned from Newcastle with a point and no goals conceded. Not that our defence was totally secure. In coming out for a cross that was clearly Alfie [...]

December 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report : Fulham 0 West Ham 2

If Fulham carry on conceding 2 goals a game relegation is assured. To win a match we would have to score 3 but that is hard if not impossible. Usually we concede in the first quarter of a game after an error – normally it’s Seri losing possession or Dennis Odoi not doing the necessary. [...]

December 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Manchester United 4 Fulham 1

I wonder what Fulham owner Shahid Khan is thinking right now. Fulham are still propping up the league, have conceded 40 goals and £55million of talent in midfield in Anguissa and Seri failed to make much impact. He may be consoled by the tightness at the bottom (5 points separate the bottom 7 [...]

December 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 3 Southampton 2

Superficially you might conclude that little had changed. We conceded a sloppy goal early doors. Except for Seri coming in for the injured Anguissa, the team that fared well in the first half against Liverpool was selected. However, poring over the entrails the ‘little steps’ referred to by new [...]

November 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

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In my Fulham room hangs a picture of our Day of Days, May 26 2018 when we won the play-off final against Aston Villa. A jubilant Slavisa Jokatovic holds aloft the trophy with a rare smile. 6 months on he has been sacked. He will go down in posterity as one of the great Fulham ‘gaffers’. After 6 [...]

November 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

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

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