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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: Arsenal 1 Fulham 1

To concede a goal late in the 7th minute of extra time is gut-wrenching but, when it costs you the final lifeline of survival, doubly so. Had we won we would have closed the gap on Burnley with a game against them. However a dismal start, and a recent run of poor form and results have really made [...]

April 19, 2021 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report : Fulham 0 Wolves 1

It’s looking gloomy now with 6 games left.  Six.  More victories than Fulham have achieved all season. Four more than the two home wins against both over the teams below us WBA and Sheffield United. Fulham did not deserve a win last night. Only a highly debatable chalking off of a goal as [...]

April 10, 2021 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Aston Villa 3 Fulham 1

In a preview of this match in The Racing Post a quote from Michael Corleone in Godfather III was cited: “I thought I was out but I’m right back in …” A few weeks ago Fulham had beaten Everton and Liverpool away and looked likely to overtake Newcastle but now – after successive [...]

April 5, 2021 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 1 Leeds 2

This was a game Fulham had to win but did not and in interview after the defeat Head Coach Scott Parker admitted that was deserved. Leeds are a fit hard working side that pressed Fulham right to the final whistle. We had neither our normal composure nor rock-like defence of recent months. Only [...]

March 20, 2021 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 0 Manchester City 3

Manchester City administered Fulham’s biggest defeat since Scott Parker overhauled the side. No real surprise as before the game City led the Premiership by 14 points and are favourites to win the Champions League. They could afford to leave Kevin De Bruyne, Alex Foden, Riyad  Mahrez, KyleWalker [...]

March 14, 2021 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Liverpool 0 Fulham 1

No doubt about it this victory will long be remembered as one of the great ones. It was as decisive as it was necessary. We are still in the relegation zone but we have momentum, self-belief and a mean defence. There were so many heroes  in a white shirt but I’m going to start with a man in a [...]

March 8, 2021 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 0 Tottenham 1

Points not praise are the keywords. Once again Fulham produced a performance to admire but not 3 crucial points. We started well, lost our grip of the game and, despite a second half in which we took the game to Spurs, ended up the losers and still in the relegation zone. Some fans will be [...]

March 5, 2021 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Crystal Palace 0 Fulham 0

The way you view this result depends on whether you are a glass half-full or half-empty Fulham fan. The half-empty one might say that this was 3 points lost – that a draw and 1 point is no longer good enough, we have a tough cycle of games ahead – and once again superiority was not [...]

March 1, 2021 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 1 Sheffield Utd 0

There are some games – and this was one – where the result is vital and the means of achieving it secondary. Fulham simply had to beat Sheffield Utd to have any chance of avoiding relegation. There was a perceptive article in The Times arguing that relegation may not be dire, citing [...]

February 21, 2021 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Burnley 1 Fulham 1

Normally a point at Burnley on a wet Wednesday night would be satisfactory but not when you need a win to survive. It was all the more annoying as we took the lead – albeit luckily – when from a corner the ball struck Ola Aina’s chest to score. Burnley equalised almost immediately. [...]

February 18, 2021 // 0 Comments

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