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World Cup early review

I have not had the chance as yet for a proper conflab with Pargie but I know he is big on France for value as in his view they combine top league experience with the likes of Koscielny, Lloris, Giroud, Schmeidelin, Cabaye, Pogba and Payet, Veraine of Real Madrid and Griezmann of Atletico allied to [...]

December 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Brighton 1 Liverpool 5

Whilst it did not happen in gritty performances against Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United, we were going to catch one eventually and we did yesterday when we were the whipping boys. My neighbour said a fair score would have been 8-5. Liverpool took a 2-0 lead into the half-time [...]

December 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Brighton 0 Crystal Palace 0

The one game that Brigton supporters were relishing was the so called A23 Derby with Crystal Palace. Portsmouth is nearer but a series of incidents have intensified the rivalry 37 miles distant between Brighton and Palace to hate pitch. It all started with a cup replay in November 1976 at Stamford [...]

November 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Fiorentina file: Lazio 1 Fiorentina 1

I always look for an angle that might interest our readers and today’s is the video replay now in constant use in in serie a. Both Alan Tanner and Ivan Conway were incensed by referees not awarding penalties in their team’s games v Derby and Stoke. Yesterday in the Olimpico Fiorentina [...]

November 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report / Fulham 1 Millwall 0

Fulham recorded their first home win since September and only their second of the season in a hard fought game in bitter cold by the Thames. To the extent any football was played it came from Fulham with our pleasing passing game but it had little end product and the more direst robust style from [...]

November 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Sheffield United 4 Fulham 5

Last season Fulham did the double over Newcastle United, out played Brighton for 178 of the 180 minutes  and put 9 past Huddersfield so to beat Sheffield United was no surprise … except that the team is not performing as well as last season. Ryan Sessegnon, who has been disappointing of [...]

November 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Brighton draw again and Sussex CCC appoint

Everyone down here could not be more delighted with Brighton’s start but we should have beaten Everton and Southampton in our last two home games. So when Pargie called for a prediction against Stoke I advised him to put his tenner on a draw. The beginnings of cold dissuaded me from taking on [...]

November 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

The decline of the Azzurri

Italy’s defeat to a deflected goal by Sweden in the first leg of a play-off last Friday raises the distinct possibility that the Azzurri may not qualify for a World Cup for the first time since 1958. Italy won the World Cup in 2006 and performed well in the Euros of 2016 so why the decline? [...]

November 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Swansea 0 Brighton 1

After this away win, the second such in row, Brighton are in eighth place. Carry on like this and we will be in the Europa League. The fans are grounded enough to confine their hopes to the speedy amassing of 40 points, 25 to go. Next Monday week after the international break – yet another [...]

November 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Wolves 2 Fulham 0

Same old, same old. No Plan B. Fulham have been worked out: play a high press game, stopping the flow of passing out of defence, and Fulham’s rhythm is fatally disrupted. In the absence of Tom Cairney there is no one controlling the midfield. In the absence of Scott Malone and Sone Oluko we [...]

November 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

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