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The Tanner Report

One of the interesting aspects of Fulham’s meltdown (1 point in 7 games) is how the club deals with it. I still get offers of match day hospitality etc. There seems to ba parallel universe in which 2 relegations in 2 seasons are not part of the stratosphere. Traditionally the program was the [...]

September 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

Sussex sport update

I said to Alan Tanner that we two have much in common: no points, relegation positions but at least you have scored a goal. I did not go Birmingham where the Seagulls lost 1-0 but by all accounts we were pretty dire. Sami Hyppia has got in two midfielders Teixeira from his old stomping ground [...]

August 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Brighton 2 Cheltenham 0

Firstly a brief introduction. My name is Ivan Conway and I live in Hove actually, where I retired after a modicum of success in business. I was thrilled when editor Miles Piper and sports editor Tom Hollingworth invited me to contribute for the National Rust on Brighton games. I have supported [...]

August 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard; Murrays Chichester

As dear old Bob Tickler made it abundantly clear he was not staying in Brighton, we killed two birds with one stone when he invited me to the Chichester Festival Theatre for a matinee performance of Miss Julie and Black Comedy and I wanted to check out the local restaurants for my Sussex Guide: [...]

August 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

Daphne du Maurier’s inspirations

I went on a tour of Fowey as the guide is an acknowledged expert on Daphne du Maurier. We passed the pub which featured in My Cousin Rachel. On a sparkling day the harbour glowed with marine life. Here in June 1932 Daphne and her husband Boy Browning took his boat up stream to be married and [...]

July 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Image v reality

One of the interesting aspects of both Rolf Harris and Jimmy Savile is the divergence between the public image and the actual personality. I have watched Rolf  Harris all my life and he came over as blokey, affable, endearing. Yet my memory is troubled by his compering of the Eurovision song [...]

July 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report

One of the greatest qualities of Fulham fans is their sense of humour.  One such example was texted to me yesterday. ” Have we hired as manager the only German that has not seen the Great Escape?” Magath’s selection policy continues to baffle. In addition to Cawley Woodrow, he [...]

March 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Old Ship

The Old Ship is the oldest hotel in Brighton. In 1559 there are records of an inn on the site  known as the Shippe, the Hampshares, Brighhelmstone.  In 1650 it was renamed  the  Old Ship when  the New  Ship was built opposite  (now Hotel du Vin). In 1651 King Charles II  fled  the country [...]

February 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

Rehashing the Ashes

As your new cricket correspondent I would like to come up with something new on the debacle. The best I can do is to highlight two areas which have in my view attracted insufficient attention: captaincy and support. Over the past 25 years there has been ample evidence of our best cricketers broken [...]

January 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

The FA Cup

Sporting fixtures go up and down in prestige and popularity. None more so than the FA Cup. It was once the jewel of the sporting calendar, the last game of the season, and one of a handful of televised games. The proliferation of televised games is a significant reason for its decline. With modern [...]

January 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

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