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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

Ten years on

Ten years ago to the month – if not the day – Fulham pulled off one of the greatest feats in the club’s history by reaching the final of the Europa League played at Hamburg against Atletico Madrid. I remember at the start of that epic campaign chatting to manager Roy Hodgson after I [...]

May 14, 2020 // 0 Comments

Bill Muddyman RIP

Last night I learned of the passing of a key figure in the boardoom in the last 43 years – Bill Muddyman. In the 1980s Fulham Chairman David Bulstrode and his property company Marler Estates who owned the club sought to merge us with QPR into  Fulham Park  Rangers. Fulham would be very much [...]

May 7, 2020 // 0 Comments

George Best

George Best In the week I watched a full length documentary on George Best and was sent this clip above showcasing his wondrous dribbling skills. Undoubtedly one of the all time greats, it’s sometimes forgotten he signed for Fulham and made his debut on September 4th 1976 at home to Bristol [...]

April 5, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: DVD season on 2009/10

Whilst many of my Fulham pals watched on Sky Sports Fulham’s EFL games this season, yesterday I went back 10 years in time to celebrate Fulham’s most successful season in which we finished 12th in the Premier and reached our first ever European final. Roy Hodgson proved another inspired [...]

March 30, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Bristol City 1 Fulham 1

It was probably a fair reflection that the points were shared but both Bristol City and Fulham could have done with the three. The goal that Fulham conceded was typical of many as the ball should have been cleared. Fulham showed heart and intent especially Tom Cairney who had a magnificent game. He [...]

March 8, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 1 Swansea 0, and social media.

Alex Mitrovic was not having a good game against Swansea. Three chances which he would have normally converted went astray before he muffed a penalty in the 87th minute. Oh well another 3 points lost. Then Abou Kamara in the final minute crossed and there  was Mitro to head home. That is a true [...]

February 28, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Derby 1 Fulham 1

Scott Parker likes to ring the changes. So after the debacle of Barnsley out went Steven Sessegnon, Kevin McDonald and Ivan Cavaleiro. Josh Onomah was injured. Thank goodness keeper Marek Rodak, who was responsible for all three Barnsley goals, avoided the cull as he produced two all important [...]

February 22, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 0 Barnsley 3

Fulhamish was the old telegram address of Fulham FC but has passed into lore to mean typical, inconsistent and capricious. The word was used before the Millwall game when a friend emailed a group of us fans saying it would be so Fulhamish to lose this one. In fact we drew despite a linesman who, [...]

February 16, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Blackburn 0 Fulham 1

To achieve automatic promotion you have to grind out results which Fulham have been doing and Leeds and WBA have not. We have won by the odd goal at Birmingham, Hull and Swansea in recent months and repeated this yesterday at Ewood Park. These type of clubs are not easy to beat. Blackburn last [...]

February 9, 2020 // 0 Comments

TheTanner Report: Fulham 3 Huddersfield 2

Fulham scored three wonderful goals in the first thirty minutes, then conceded two and in the end had keeper Marek Rodak to thank for a series of fine saves. Bobby Decordova-Reid controlled a long cross-field pass on his chest then set off on a run that reminded me of the famous Archie Gemmill goal [...]

February 2, 2020 // 0 Comments

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