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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

TheTanner Report: Charlton 0 Fulham 0

One of the factors in the Great Debate of attendance versus TV-watching is ease of travel. I watched this bore draw from the comfort of my sofa on the Skysport red button. I certainly would not have wanted to make a 3 hour journey home in the cold from Charlton. As it was, I was in bed by 10. [...]

January 23, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report : one nil to the Fulham

Two months ago, you would not ever have thought that Fulham would win 3 matches on the bounce 1-0. Yet last night’s victory achieved precisely that. The difference has been six foot five defender Michael Hector, a loanee from Chelsea, is very much a commanding presence in the back four. Alfie [...]

January 18, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Hull 0 Fulham 1

This ground out away win was exactly what we or any aspiring promotion side needs. There were few opportunities either way but with the tall Michael Hector at the heart of the Fulham defence we looked more solid and less prone to silly error. We went into the game with Tom Cairney, Harry Arter, [...]

January 12, 2020 // 0 Comments

The TannerReport: Fulham 2 Aston Villa 1 ( FA CUP)

There is no doubt that the FA Cup has lost much of its lustre but – aside from its traditions as the oldest football competition – it gives a boost to clubs not competing for honours in the final phase of the season. Clubs like Aston Villa who are in the relegation zone and have a [...]

January 5, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report : Fulham 1 Reading 2

4 points out of 9 over the festive period is not a productive haul and one the Cottagers may rue with the tough matches scheduled for March/April/May. We now have lost 4 games at home. Scott Parker, diligent as he is, does not seem to produce consistency of result. He has not been helped by an [...]

January 2, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 1 Stoke 0

I watched this game with Bob Tickler’s godson in Craven Cottage itself. I don’t like the word “iconic”, but it’s an accurate description of a pavilion unique in football. It started its life as Anne Boleyn’s hunting lodge in Bishop’s Park, was the place where Lord Lytton wrote [...]

December 30, 2019 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report/ Luton 3 Fulham 3

This game was a product of the festive season with 3 giveaway goals, 2 from Fulham. In the cycle of 8 key games we never conceded more than 2 so it’s entirely Fulhamish to concede 3 to a side struggling at the bottom. Our defensive lapses are the most  important reason why we occupy a play off [...]

December 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 2 Leeds 1

My first call of the day was from an excited John Pagiter. Pargie said Leeds were evens and he intended to back against them. I agreed. Last week Leeds were 3 up against Cardiff who clawed it back to 3-3. Last season Leeds faltered in the second half of the season, over-training was attributed. As [...]

December 22, 2019 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Preston NE 2 Fulham 1

I  would like Scott Parker to succeed, I really would. He is part of that distinguished tradition of ex-players becoming successful managers – Bill Dodgin Junior, Malcolm MacDonald and Chris Coleman in my supporting years. He has good footballing values and is diligent but humble. He gets on [...]

December 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 1 Bristol City 2

Fulham did not deserve anything from this game but some poor refereeing deprived us from sharing the spoils. The cardinal selection and tactical error made was to play Josh Onomah, the loanee from Spurs, just behind Alex Mitrovic. To play in that position you have to be slight, quick and with [...]

December 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

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