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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

The Tanner Report: Fulham 2 Sheffield Wednesday 0 (Caraboa Cup)

This match, streamed on the Caraboa website last night, was hardly compelling viewing but instructive in its own way. In particular the powerful and pacy Antonee Robinson, acquired from Wigan, looked a more than credible alternative for the smaller Joe Bryan who holds the left back position. Keeper [...]

September 24, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Leeds 4 Fulham 3

With no points and seven goals conceded you might have thought I would feel dejected but not a bit of it. It’s early days but there is a spirit in Scott Parker’s side that was lacking 18 months ago. When we went 4-1 down I received a text from our cycling correspondent Guy Danaway that I [...]

September 20, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 0 Arsenal 3

Twenty years ago, when Fulham were promoted under Jean Tigana, we were comprehensively beaten 3-1 by Arsenal: yesterday it was 3-0 but the difference in class was just as palpable. Two years ago we lost 0-5 at home. I was not that dejected, not least as I predicted the result in a text to an [...]

September 13, 2020 // 0 Comments

Fulham’s chances and others

Under the headline “Fulham look weakest team in the league” The Racing Post predicted Fulham would finish bottom. Another statistic I read was 57% of teams promoted in the play-offs get relegated first time as Fulham did two seasons ago. Scott Parker and Vice Chairman Tony Khan who is in charge [...]

September 9, 2020 // 0 Comments

New season fixtures

The release of the the fixtures yesterday for season 2020/21 is always a highlight though at this stage you can only pencil these in as tv will make their choice. Fulham open with an enticing game v Arsenal at Craven Cottage and it’s likely to be televised. The choice – dilemma might be a [...]

August 21, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 2 Brentford 1

Any report must start and end with Scott Parker whose game management was superb. He confused Brentford pre-match by keeping alive the possibility of playing Alex Mitrovic. His post-match interview indicated that he could play at most for 10 minutes. He set up Fulham to nullify the vaunted [...]

August 5, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Tanner report: Fulham 1 Cardiff 2

It was squeaky bum time as Fulham held onto the 2 goal lead they took to the Cottage to reach the play-off final against neighbours Brentford next Tuesday. I had to go back to a game against Lincoln in 1982 which was decisive for promotion from the old third division to recall being so nervous. The [...]

July 31, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Cardiff 0 Fulham 2

Alex Mitrovic has scored 26 of Fulham’s 64 goals this term and is top scorer in the Championship. So when it was announced that he would not be playing because of a minor hamstring injury I was most concerned then I remembered that in the 5 games in his absence we have won 4 and drawn one. His [...]

July 28, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Wigan 1 Fulham 1

At one stage last night if Fulham had scored a second goal we would have overhauled both Brentford and WBA to achieve automatic promotion but were curiously passive so to do. There was no downside for Fulham but Wigan’s loss meant their relegation unless they can convince a court that the [...]

July 23, 2020 // 0 Comments

Fulham supporters chew the cud

Three of us Fulham supporters met for lunch yesterday. Some supporters, notably of the big boys, like to talk of their team regardless of the company but generally Fulham ones will only do so in the company of their fellow fans. The immediate issue was whether Fulham would achieve automatic [...]

July 21, 2020 // 0 Comments

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