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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 0 Manchester City 4

There is no disgrace in losing to Manchester City even though it was a thumping defeat containing only one Fulham attempt on goal. Nor should this defeat disguise the fact that Fulham have had a creditable season in which we reached the semi-finals of the Carabou Cup, beat Spurs, Arsenal and [...]

May 13, 2024 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 1 Liverpool 3

The difference between teams like Fulham is the bench. Liverpool could bring on – and did – Mo Salah and Darwin Nunez as game changers. Fulham have no such advantage. It was not a high octane game and there was not much to choose between either side until Trent Alexander Arnold floated [...]

April 22, 2024 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report : West Ham 0 Fulham 2

Fulham achieved their first double of the season – and third away win – at the London Stadium on Sunday. The victory removed all doubts that the team was coasting and thinking more about forthcoming holidays than points. It must nonetheless be inevitable that any team in mid-table like [...]

April 16, 2024 // 0 Comments

Great Adventure/Tony Banks

This is an account of the Mohammed al Fayed era, which defined the modern Fulham, by a Fulham-supporting journo. It is diligent with interviews with al Fayed’s Director of Communications, Michael Cole, and most of the key personalities of that rollercoaster ride. It’s neither ‘”warts [...]

April 1, 2024 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 3 Spurs 0

Normally when Fulham beat one of the big boys the story is more about the latter’s defeat than the Fulham victory but this time the press were unequivocal in their Fulham praise, as epitomised by the Telegraph line: “Spurs were not just defeated. They were thumped.” From first to last [...]

March 18, 2024 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report : Fulham 3 Brighton. 0

Brighton have never beaten Fulham in the Premiership and never looked like doing so yesterday. Rodrigo Muniz continued his good form with a superb diving header making it 5 goals in 5 games. His link up play was good too and it finally looks like Fulham have found a replacement for Alex Mitrovic. [...]

March 3, 2024 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Manchester United 1 Fulham 2

Next month I’m speaking at a Fulham gathering on the happiest moments of my 57 years of support. I will refer to the 3-1 victory at Old Trafford in 2003 under Chris Coleman when Sir Alex Ferguson and his United team were in their pomp. Since then we have seen the rise of their City light blue [...]

February 26, 2024 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 3 Bournemouth 1

They say form is transient, class is permanent. In the case of the Fulham strikers, who have been misfiring all season, I would add confidence and availability. Raul Jimenez, who went 32 games without a goal, rediscovered his touch with 3 in 4 games. Armando Broja came in on loan and, after an [...]

February 11, 2024 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 0 Everton 0

This entertaining goalless draw came as no surprise as Sean Dyche’s sides are always tough to beat and Fulham cannot score. We did indeed put 10 past West Ham and Nottingham Forest, but have managed only 1 goal in the next 4 games. We play good football on 2/3rds of the pitch but there is no end [...]

January 31, 2024 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report : Fulham 1 Liverpool 1

This was a decent, spirited  performance by Fulham but not one that could reverse the 2-1 first leg deficit and halt the Liverpool juggernaut. Bernd Leno, who has been the epitome of reliability as Fulham’s keeper, got a weak hand to Diaz’s shot which gave Liverpool the lead. Fulham’s best [...]

January 25, 2024 // 0 Comments

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