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The Tanner Report: Manchester United 4 Fulham 1

I wonder what Fulham owner Shahid Khan is thinking right now. Fulham are still propping up the league, have conceded 40 goals and £55million of talent in midfield in Anguissa and Seri failed to make much impact. He may be consoled by the tightness at the bottom (5 points separate the bottom 7 [...]

December 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 1 Leicester 1

There is no doubt that perfomance has improved under Claudio Ranieri: 4 points have been achieved under him whist Slavisa Jokatovic only managed 5 in many more games. We deserved to beat Leicester but, if you do not take your chances, you can blame no one but yourself. I was disappointed that [...]

December 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Brighton 3 Crystal Palace 1

If Fiorentina v Juventus is Stefano’s game of the season this is indubitably ours.It is not about local bragging rights as Selhurst Park is 50 miles away, but a number of controversial decisions – normally in Palace’s favour over the last 20 years – has created a fierce rivalry. The [...]

December 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

Fiorentina File: Fiorentina 0 Juventus 3

For us Viola fans this was the big one. We have always thought that a penalty denied to us at Cagliari and one awarded to Juventus at Catanzaro presented them with the 1981 Scudetto: we hated the sale of Roberto Baggio to them and more recently the young talent Federico Bernardeschi. Sadly for the [...]

December 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

The art of kicking a dead horse

Yesterday afternoon, somewhat at a loose end and suffering from the effects of the first of my annual ‘two colds per winter’, by chance I realised that Southampton were hosting Manchester United in football’s Premiership and switched to BT Sport’s live coverage (commentary by Darren [...]

December 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 3 Southampton 2

Superficially you might conclude that little had changed. We conceded a sloppy goal early doors. Except for Seri coming in for the injured Anguissa, the team that fared well in the first half against Liverpool was selected. However, poring over the entrails the ‘little steps’ referred to by new [...]

November 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report

In my Fulham room hangs a picture of our Day of Days, May 26 2018 when we won the play-off final against Aston Villa. A jubilant Slavisa Jokatovic holds aloft the trophy with a rare smile. 6 months on he has been sacked. He will go down in posterity as one of the great Fulham ‘gaffers’. After 6 [...]

November 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report : Liverpool 2 Fulham 0

It was a better performance by the boys – but will it be enough to save Slavisa Jokatovic? In the first half the defensive organisation was much improved. We were unlucky to have first a goal overruled for a marginal offside after which – before the ref gave time to regroup – [...]

November 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

I don’t BELIEVE it

We learned today that Wayne Rooney – who retired from international football before the World Cup – is to return to the England set-up as captain for a one-off friendly match against the USA at Wembley. This is a total travesty in my humble opinion. International squads should surely [...]

November 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

My golfing weekend

Although I was on eventual runner-up Li Haotong, third round leader by 3 shots, I was delighted Justin Rose defended his Turkish Airline  trophy successfully yesterday evening. If there is any sense or justice Justin Rose will surely make the final six for BBC Sports Personality of the Year. [...]

November 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

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