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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/ 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

Ticket office travails

The Fulham ticket office was for years manned by Sandra whom everybody knew, loved and trusted. Whenever there was a big game and tickets were an issue it was a case of “Get onto Sandra”. She was the type to be chosen as employee of the year as she knew her business and was more than helpful in [...]

May 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 2 Derby 0

It’s been a long and bumpy journey. At various points on it we doubted whether we would get to the end of it, not least last Friday when we lost the first leg and the talk was ceaseless of Fulham’s play-off jinx. However we are going to Wembley for the first time in 43 years for one of the [...]

May 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Derby 1 Fulham 0

So Fulham’s play-off jinx of no win in 7 games continues but all is not lost. Derby have to defend a one goal lead away from home and I doubt if they can go another 90 minutes without stopping us from scoring. The temptation for Gary Rowlett’s men will be to defend and niggle but the two-fold [...]

May 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Birmingham 3 Fulham 1

Over the 50 years I have supported Fulham the one thing I could rely on is that Fulham would let you down: 2 cup finals, 1983 – when we missed out on promotion at the final game at Derby – whom we now face in the play-offs and now, when a win at Birmingham would have been sufficient we [...]

May 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 2 Sunderland 1

After yet another sterile first half in which Sunderland deservedly took the lead, we rallied with a goal just before half-time and then scored a winner from a header from the prolific Mitrovic. So we are now in second place with Cardiff at Hull today. Both Matt Targett and Tom Cairney came off [...]

April 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 1 Brentford 1

However much you rationalise Brentford’s 94th minute equaliser it still hurts … a lot. Brentford deserved a draw. In the first half they may have had a goal ruled offside and a penalty when Stefan Johansen’s arms were well above his shoulders to charge down a free kick; the visitors [...]

April 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner report; Fulham 1 Reading 0

Fulham for the first time this season moved up to second and automatic promotion place. Play-offs are now guaranteed but with 4 games to go we have every chance of the automatic berth. The next two matches are derbies againat Brentford and Millwall. The latter still have play-off ambitions. The [...]

April 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report

In the great days of George Best, Bobby Charlton and Denis Law, it was said that Manchester United only played well when unsung hero Paddy Crerand in midfield did. Supporters of every club will tell you of the player that does the work for others. At Fulham at the moment on our 18-match run without [...]

April 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Norwich 0 Fulham 2

Fulham had a comfortable enough win over Norwich but the seven point gap to overhaul Cardiff for an automatic place seems too much. Still, we can only win our games and it’s 17 matches since we lost one. Norwich in mid-table had little to play for. They threatened on occasion but their [...]

March 31, 2018 // 0 Comments

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