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The Tanner Report: Derby 1 Fulham 0

So Fulham’s play-off jinx of no win in 7 games continues but all is not lost. Derby have to defend a one goal lead away from home and I doubt if they can go another 90 minutes without stopping us from scoring. The temptation for Gary Rowlett’s men will be to defend and niggle but the two-fold [...]

May 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

More Sussex sport

One of the fears initially that Brighton HAFC might get relegated was a tough run-in featuring Manchester United, Manchester City – whom they play tonight and Liverpool away. However it was apparent that unless there was total meltdown the Seagulls would be safe long before then. We no longer [...]

May 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Birmingham 3 Fulham 1

Over the 50 years I have supported Fulham the one thing I could rely on is that Fulham would let you down: 2 cup finals, 1983 – when we missed out on promotion at the final game at Derby – whom we now face in the play-offs and now, when a win at Birmingham would have been sufficient we [...]

May 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

A surfeit of Brighton sport

Yesterday I went first to Hove Cricket Ground and then the Amex where Brighton secured their status in the top flight. County cricket has rather slipped under the sporting radar with atrocious weather preventing any result then a draw. The big stars are in India for the  IPL. I hear the players [...]

May 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

I’m adopting King Canute’s approach

Today I am prompted to resume my occasional role as chief Rust correspondent on the onward march of gender equality by two developments. First among these was the recent taking over of Radio Five Live, hitherto the haven of those of us who primary waking hours’ interest is dominated by news and [...]

May 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

Visiting the past misty eyed

I often have a very early morning swim in the local gym. Invariably in the pool are 3 old jossers one of whom Michael I’m on chatty terms normally conversing about football. The other two,  John and Ian are also football fans supporting Burnley and Arsenal respectively. Yesterday for the first [...]

April 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 2 Sunderland 1

After yet another sterile first half in which Sunderland deservedly took the lead, we rallied with a goal just before half-time and then scored a winner from a header from the prolific Mitrovic. So we are now in second place with Cardiff at Hull today. Both Matt Targett and Tom Cairney came off [...]

April 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Champions League

Given that Roma recovered from a 3 goal deficit to beat Barcelona last round and Juventus very nearly did, it’s certainly not ‘job done’. Bayern have come in for flak for their somewhat sterile performance against Real Madrid but few have commented that they went into the game without [...]

April 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

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

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