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Nice 1 Montpellier 0

Yesterday I went to the Allianz Riviera stadium to watch Nice v Montpellier and rather wish I had not. The stadium, like the Allianz arena of Bayern Munich, is out of town and not that accessible. I did some homework at the club boutique in central Nice in Place Massena and was given a helpful card [...]

April 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Millwall 0 Fulham 3

Fulham had a stern examination at Millwall, unbeaten since November, but passed it with flying colours. It was a shaky start when Millwall’s crosses tested a Fulham defence that is not always dominant aerially. I was impressed by Millwall. They play a physical game but not without skill. In [...]

April 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Brighton 1 Spurs 1

Brighton achieved the one valuable point last night in a hard-fought game that should mean Premier status next season. Much has been made of the run-in that numbers Manchester City away, Manchester United at home and Liverpool away, but by then the position should be clearer. West Bromwich are [...]

April 18, 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

Fiorentina file: Udinese 0 Fiorentina 2

Alan Tanner’s Fulham is not the only Rust team to enjoy a winning run. Fiorentina have gone 7 games without defeat and won the last 5. The remarkable thing is that this has been achieved since March 13th when our captain and heartbeat Davide Astori ‘s own heart ceased to function on [...]

April 5, 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

A worthy man remembered – then and now

Sometimes life and historical research combine to throw up seemingly puzzling or even random media attention and/or ‘issues of the moment’. Take the current splash of publicity surrounding the remarkable tale of the splendid Walter Tull – the black or, to be specific, half-black [...]

March 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 2 QPR 2

It was the annual dinner last night at the Hydra Hotel Eastbourne of the Chamois Society, the Federation of British Window Cleaners of which I am regional social secretary and I had to miss out on the trip to Craven Cottage and watch the game broadcast on SKY. Given the cold I was secretly pleased [...]

March 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Allianz Arena

Yesterday I made the tour of the Allianz Arena home of Bayern Munich. It’s a fifteen-minute drive from the centre of the motorway near the main BMW sales office. You see what looks like a giant padded football from distance. Our guide explained that the facade is composed of 4,756 unique panels [...]

March 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

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