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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 2 Cardiff 0

Fulham achieved a play-off place with an assured victory over Cardiff last night. Cardiff with their physical style and seeking to secure a play-off position are tough opponents. They won the early exchanges when Fulham were sloppy but gradually the home side prised control and did not relinquish [...]

July 11, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Nottingham Forest 0 Fulham 1

Many years ago, after George Best had once again gone AWOL, I went to Stamford Bridge to see Manchester United in his absence beat Chelsea 2-1. A lad called Alan Gowling within a exceptionally thin face and a gangling stride scored a brace. That proved his golden career moment as he never really [...]

July 8, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report; Fulham 1 Birmingham 0

It looked like another bad day at the Craven Cottage office heading for our first home goalless draw in many years then Josh Onomah popped up in the final embers of extra time to score the winner. Without top scorer Alex Mitrovic red-carded retrospectively and not available till next Friday’s [...]

July 5, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: QPR 1 Fulham 2

Fulham’s victory at Loftus Road last night was more necessary than convincing. In the first minute we fans and Fulham were one-down after once again failing to deal with a cross and Jordan Hugill too easily out jumping Tim Read to head home for QPR. Alex Mitrovic had been suspended [...]

July 1, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Leeds 3 Fulham 0

Over my 50 years of support of Fulham I have seen many an away game which Fulham dominated only to lose and this was another of them. In the first half we had 65% of possession and plenty of chances but went in at half time a goal down. The Fulham defence played poorly. We conceded too much space [...]

June 28, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 0 Brentford 2

I had the privilege of cleaning the windows of my 70s FA Cup run hero John Mitchell. Twenty years on we watched  a game together in the grim early 90s. “The problem with this side as opposed to ours,” observed Mitch “is there are not enough players on whom you can rely.” I will spare [...]

June 21, 2020 // 0 Comments

Ten years on

Ten years ago to the month – if not the day – Fulham pulled off one of the greatest feats in the club’s history by reaching the final of the Europa League played at Hamburg against Atletico Madrid. I remember at the start of that epic campaign chatting to manager Roy Hodgson after I [...]

May 14, 2020 // 0 Comments

Bill Muddyman RIP

Last night I learned of the passing of a key figure in the boardoom in the last 43 years – Bill Muddyman. In the 1980s Fulham Chairman David Bulstrode and his property company Marler Estates who owned the club sought to merge us with QPR into  Fulham Park  Rangers. Fulham would be very much [...]

May 7, 2020 // 0 Comments

George Best

George Best In the week I watched a full length documentary on George Best and was sent this clip above showcasing his wondrous dribbling skills. Undoubtedly one of the all time greats, it’s sometimes forgotten he signed for Fulham and made his debut on September 4th 1976 at home to Bristol [...]

April 5, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: DVD season on 2009/10

Whilst many of my Fulham pals watched on Sky Sports Fulham’s EFL games this season, yesterday I went back 10 years in time to celebrate Fulham’s most successful season in which we finished 12th in the Premier and reached our first ever European final. Roy Hodgson proved another inspired [...]

March 30, 2020 // 0 Comments

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