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The Tanner Report

We now have lost 4 out of our 6 home games. Time was when we lost that number all season. Jol will no doubt have his excuses accept responsibility and in the same breath blame us fans for booing Bryan Ruiz and not getting behind the team. Fulham’s record is marginally better than Shahid [...]

November 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

England 0 Chile 2

One of the best experts on South American football is your Tim Vickery. As Fiorentina have so many South American players we are regularly in contact. Tim is a great admirer of Chilean football for its fluidity. So it was no surprise to either of us that they beat England comfortably . At [...]

November 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report

The appointment of Rene Meulensteen will come as a great source of relief. For 2 years Fulham have been drifting but not under any real danger of relegation. This year the form has been little short of a relegation team. You never know as a supporter what goes on in the training ground or in the [...]

November 15, 2013 // 1 Comment

FILE ON FIORENTINA

I was in London for a couple of days meeting up with the Executives of BT sport. Britain is one of the most insular of soccer nations with little coverage of the European Leagues so I question whether BT bagging of the Champions and Europa League rights will be the same driver as the Premier [...]

November 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

THE TANNER REPORT

The body language of Marin Jol, arms crossed, head lowered is one of a man shortly to go the gallows. We are now in international fortnight when lack of incident will only lead to more intense press speculation on his future at Fulham . I do not feel sorry for him: he is well paid, will get a fat [...]

November 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

FIORENTINA’S SEASON SO FAR

The Italian word ‘casino’ does not mean gambling house, but a brothel ,more commonly chaos as in “che casino ” – what a mess. It is a good a word to describe Fiorentina, a club which is always in some form of confusion. Perhaps it has some something to do with the [...]

November 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

FOOTBALL PROGRAMMES

In the last Fulham programme for the visit of Manchester United we read Brede Hangeland embodies the transformation of the club in recent seasons. It’s that type of Pravdaesque doublespeak that make fanzines popular. Since 2009 when Fulham reached the Europa League Final beating Juventus and [...]

November 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

FOOTBALL: PLAYER LOYALTY

We asked our 2 football correspondents to consider this issue . ALAN TANNER One of the reasons why Fulham are where they are is the lack of commitment to the cause from the likes of Berbatov, Ruiz and Taarabt. Under the blessed Roy Hodgson, the forwards chased down the opposition back four but [...]

November 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

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