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The Tanner Report: Fulham 2 Wolves 0

Not even the most pessimistic of Fulham fans – of  which there are many-could find much fault in this performance as Fulham beat the league leaders. They might say that Wolves were lacking their best player Neves bought for £15m but you could see they are  a well drilled side with no [...]

February 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Bristol City 1 Fulham 1

Ostensibly a draw at Ashton Gate against fellow play off contenders Bristol City was a point won, not lost, but I was disappointed from the moment the team was announced. Incredibly, no Ryan Fredericks – arguably our most effective player all season – and no Tomas Kalsa to deal with the [...]

February 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 2 Aston Villa 0

Even Fulham’s biggest half empty of the glass – even quarter – pessimist must have been satisfied that Fulham, by beating Villa coming into the game on the back of 7 successive wins and 7 points ahead of us in 2nd place, were reined in and tethered. Fulham can now not just be [...]

February 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

Juventus 2 Spurs 2

There is nothing quite like an encounter between major European clubs and last night’s tie lived up to its billing. Pargie called to say The Racing Post predicted a draw. Juventus might have a formidable home record but they have a long injury list and their renowned defence is growing old. [...]

February 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

TheTanner Report: Bolton 1 Fulham 1

Fifteen minutes before kick off, in response to a message from my friend who took me to my first game, I predicted the score at 1-1  This was based on the score line at Craven Cottage, the difficulty Fulham have against more robust opposition and Bolton’s improving form under Phil Parkinson. [...]

February 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

Fiorentina file: Fiorentina 0 Juventus 2

Last night was the big one, the visit of Juve. The hatred goes back to 1982 when both teams were mano and mano going for the title. Juve were awarded a penalty at Catanzaro converted by Liam Brady but Fiorentina were refused one at roughly the same time at Cagliari. “Better second than a [...]

February 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

Seagulls see goals

Whilst Manchester City with their 13 point lead are turning the Premier race into a procession there is much excitement in the lower half where 7 points separate 10 teams. Two of them Brighton and West Ham met at the Amex and the Seagulls emerged as clear winners 3-1. Unified under a pragmatic [...]

February 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

Something not quite right?

This short post is merely an unimportant observation upon the controversy surrounding Phil Neville’s recent appointment as the manager of the England women’s football team. The furore has been over two issues: firstly, whether or not his ‘celebrity’ as a former [...]

January 31, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Barnsley 1 Fulham 3

Fulham are now in the play-off positions but we seasoned Cottage watchers whose glass is half empty still have concerns. True we have on our last 3 games but victory against Middlesbrough was undeserved and in the other two – versus Ipswich and Barnsley – Fulham were trailing until a [...]

January 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

Brighton 0 Chelsea 4

When Pargie called in the morning asking me whether he should lay Chelsea at 8-11 I advised not. Ok, they are not in good form of late and went into the match without Morata, Pedro, Fabregas, Drinkwater, Cahill and Courtois but these big Premier sides have deep squads and pockets. It was Willan and [...]

January 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

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