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The Tanner Report : Fulham 3 Sheffield United 0

Fulham were in cruise control last night in disposing of Sheffield United in one of the finest performances of football we have witnessed since the Jean Tigana era. In the second half – and allow this long suffering fan his moment of exaggeration – it might have been Barcelona or [...]

March 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

Brighton 2 Arsenal 1

The  BBC computer predicts that 37 points will be enough to survive and if so Brighton only need one more win. Yesterday in an enthralling match the spirit of the Seagulls over-powered a directionless Arsenal team full of skilful individuals but no esprit de corps. This was epitomised by the [...]

March 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Derby 0 Fulham 2

The Fulham winning machine rolls on with 10 wins in the last 13 games and key victories over rivals Aston Villa, Wolves and Derby. Ryan Sessegnon has attracted much attention with his recent goal surge, picking up the young player and EFL best player award last week, but credit is due to others [...]

March 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

Marvin got it so right

[Today I am straying beyond the safe and narrow path of my rugby union remit of the Rust and into unchartered and perhaps random and unconnected waters – and so I begin by begging my readers to bear with me on the journey.] Marvin Gaye, shot dead by his own father on 1st April 1984, the day [...]

March 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

Chatting about Mourinho

I always enjoy our Rust football get-togethers with the various perspectives and indeed learn more than reading the soccer press who seem more obsessed with sensationalism than forensic consideration of the issue of football. Before a Fulham game we all gathered in a trattoria – Stefano [...]

February 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

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

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