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The Tanner Report ; Fulham 2 Barnsley 1

Watching this with a Fulham pal abroad on Fulham tv was something of a first for me. It was commentated by Gentleman Jin McGullion and his co-analyst Jamie Reid, who are both unremittingly partisan. The transmission went down about 6 times, crucially in the last minutes, but generally the picture was clear.

Fulham won our third game in succession all by the margin of one goal. This was no more convincing than  the previous two. It was the same old, same old: Ryan Sessegnon too withdrawn at left back to be effective, the absence of a big striker to convert the chances, a jittery defence that failed to deal with a cross on the left. There were positives: Stefan Johnasen was involved in everything but the price for this was the dropping of Ollie Norwood, Ryan Fredericks’s over lapping runs, a good strike from Floyd Ayite and a lively performance from Sheri Ojo whose intended cross floated past Barnsley keeper Davies for the winner. If we can buy a left back next month, a centre back and a forward that address these weaknesses then we are maybe in with a play-off chance. The team is not as good as last year’s at the moment. We have Lucas Piazon to return but will the  owner be able to refuse £25m-plus for Ryan Sessegnon?

Alan Tanner
About Alan Tanner

After a distinguished military service in the Catering Corps, Alan Tanner did well in mufti with his chamois as a window cleaner. Sadly he had to retire after falling from the fifth floor of Danny Murphy's mock Tudor home. He spends his retirement watching and writing about his beloved Fulham whom he has supported for over 50 years. The Alan Tanner Report is sponsored by Tanner Crystal Clear Ltd, Window Cleaners to the Gentry. More Posts