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The golfing weekend/ Ryder Cup

After a lucklustre Masters I was pleased to be back on track with a winner, Jon Rahm, in the Spanish Open and a couple of places in the Heritage, Bryson DeChambeau  and Patrick Cantlay. This was won after a play-off by the Japanese Sotoshi Kodario. I’m a big fan of Jon Rahm but so are others [...]

April 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 1 Brentford 1

However much you rationalise Brentford’s 94th minute equaliser it still hurts … a lot. Brentford deserved a draw. In the first half they may have had a goal ruled offside and a penalty when Stefan Johansen’s arms were well above his shoulders to charge down a free kick; the visitors [...]

April 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner report; Fulham 1 Reading 0

Fulham for the first time this season moved up to second and automatic promotion place. Play-offs are now guaranteed but with 4 games to go we have every chance of the automatic berth. The next two matches are derbies againat Brentford and Millwall. The latter still have play-off ambitions. The [...]

April 11, 2018 // 0 Comments


I have always found cleaners an odd breed, supposedly  providing a service but in reality imposing their own foibles on your household. French cleaners are no different, worse in fact. I have engaged a cleaning agency that offers a but not the cleaner twice a week as I have yet to have the same [...]

April 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Masters

The pre-Masters story and money may have been on Tiger for his 15th major but it was one time Patrick Reed that will be wearing the green jacket tonight. He played solid golf over 4 rounds and displayed that gritty competitive edge we know so well from Ryder Cup duels to hold off the challenge of [...]

April 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

Dolce Vita Confidential /Shaun Levy

I very much enjoyed this affectionately appreciation of Cinecitta, the great rise and contribution to world cinema by Italy, which is also known as “Hollywood on the Tiber.” I am a huge fan of Italian cinema and the book is a worthy addition to my film library. Yet it is more than just a film [...]

April 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

Lunch at Blue Beach

Sometimes – often actually – the simple pleasures in life are the best. Yesterday I met Sebastian, a former soldier who decided to make a new life for himself in Nice, and who always has been helpful in advising on Niocis matters. He is our man on the ground and my pleasure to invite [...]

April 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report

In the great days of George Best, Bobby Charlton and Denis Law, it was said that Manchester United only played well when unsung hero Paddy Crerand in midfield did. Supporters of every club will tell you of the player that does the work for others. At Fulham at the moment on our 18-match run without [...]

April 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

a la Colthard

Walking through the Cours Salaya market we were invited to sign a petition in favour of the stall holders and against the restaurants. When the market closes at 2.00pm their area is jet-washed and the restaurants spread into it. My sympathy is with the market and for what it’s worth duly [...]

April 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

St John Passion/ Bach

I must admit I am no fan of Church choral music. Perhaps it’s my own religion or perhaps it’s the discomfort of a church. However as it was a Good Friday I was happy to muck in with the National Rust team in a visit to the Bach oratorio St John Passion at the Nice Opera House. This time I was [...]

April 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

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