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RUGBY WORLD CUP As Japan braces itself for super-typhoon Hagabis and sympathy undoubtedly ought to be extended to everyone affected by its arrival including those fans who have travelled half way around the world and booked hotels and tickets for matches which now will not take place, plus those [...]

October 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report : Fulham 2 Charlton 2

In an entertaining derby Fulham once again failed to beat their peers thereby supporting my view that Fulham look a formidable side but only against inferior opposition like Millwall and Reading. Recently promoted Charlton, under the stewardship of Lee Bowyer, could not be classified as inferior [...]

October 6, 2019 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Reading 1 Fulham 4

Let’s not get too carried away. Reading were a poor side even without being reduced to 10 men for the majority of this match. Fulham looked best this season against another poor side Millwall. We failed to beat neither Nottingham Forest nor WBA who are above us. We can say that the Parker [...]

October 2, 2019 // 0 Comments

Fiorentina file: Milan 1 Fiorentina 3

I see it as my role to report on my beloved Viola but I appreciate many readers prefer a more general update on Serie A. So I will begin by saying this is the worst Milan side I have ever seen. In the Berlusconi era, Milan fielded Gullit, Rijkaard, Van Basten, Baresi, Maldini, Donadoni, Shevchenko [...]

September 30, 2019 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report; Fulham 2 Wigan 0

After three draws the Cottagers got back to their winning ways with this 2-0 home victory. It was not a wholly convincing performance but the great thing after 3 successive 1-1 draws was that at 1-0 with Wigan pressing Fulham scored a second. Most home games I meet pals at Locale an Italian [...]

September 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

Sports topics

Here’s a brief fly-by of my pick of the sporting issues and stories that caught my eye over the weekend: ROWING Multi-gold medallist James Cracknell undoubtedly ranks as one of the all-time great British rowers, not only resembling a purpose-built Greek god but also possessing every champion’s [...]

September 23, 2019 // 0 Comments

Morris Keston

I was saddened to learn recently of the passing of Morris Keston, Spurs fan supreme. He is mentioned in not all together flattering terms in one of the best books written on football The Glory Game by Hunter Davies, a fly-on-the-dressing-room-wall account of the Spurs’ season of 1971/2. He is [...]

September 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

Fiorentina 0 Juventus 0

Like OGC Nice we have a new billionaire owner one Rocco Commisso who made his fortune (7 billion Euros estimate) in American media and TV. He is not of Florence but wanted to acquire a Serie A team. When you have a rich owner you cannot just complete in the market but also offer sufficient solid [...]

September 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

Brighton 1 Burnley 1

The jury is not so much out but close to a decision on Graham Potter. No one could understand the dropping of Shane Duffy, player of the year last season, and whilst our play is more attractive on the eye it has not corrected disastrous home form – 8 games without a win. We dominated against [...]

September 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

Remind you of anyone?

When times get tough and every news bulletin seems to bring details of new chaotic developments to your living room that out-do those of the day before, the average UK citizen could be forgiven for thinking that the world has gone plumb loco. Boris Johnson became Prime Minister on 24th July – not [...]

September 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

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