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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 1 Luton O

When in the season you play a team is key. Luton are just promoted, lost their first three games and – angered that Garth Crooks in midweek predicted their relegation by Xmas – brought many and raucous supporters. Fulham are regarded as soft, the sort of game from which you might come [...]

September 17, 2023 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: a good week

This week Fulham earned a highly creditable point at the Emirates over high-flying Arsenal and on Tuesday deposited Spurs out of the Caribou Cup. After losing at home to Brentford there was some trepidation over the next two Premiership fixtures – namely Arsenal and Manchester City away. [...]

September 1, 2023 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Arsenal 2 Fulham 2

I clean the windows of a successful Fulham-supporting economist who, like many of that ilk, does like his projections and predictions. However football is not an exact science. After Brentford beat (and beat up) Fulham last week few gave us any chance at the Emirates against high-flying Arsenal. [...]

August 27, 2023 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Drawing a line in the sand

The Alex Mitrovic saga is now thankfully over with the Serb hitman taking Saudi lucre. He has served Fulham well but you feel he has served himself better. One of the reasons for the popularity of the Lionesses is they seem devoid of the greed of the modern day male footballer. One of the [...]

August 21, 2023 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report : Manchester United 2 Fulham 1

Fulham lost a cup tie to Manchester Utd in a game in which Fulham received 3 cards. For shoving the referee Chris Kavanagh, Alex Mitrovic was banned for 8 games. In this game Mitrovic was at the heart of the match-defining incident, this time after Fulham had taken the lead through a Kenny Teté [...]

May 29, 2023 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Southampton 0 Fulham 2

Fulham’s defeat of the Saints consigned the latter to the Championship after 11 years in the Premiership. It also sets us on course for our record number of Premiership points and wins. All in all it caps a fine season with 2 games to go. The 8-match ban of Alex Mitrovic and injuries to Tim [...]

May 14, 2023 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Liverpool 1 Fulham 0

Fulham have now lost 7 of their last 9 games but this does not tell the whole story as the performances have been competent and the results tight. Last night it took a penalty awarded by the feckless Stuart Attwell – a weak referee – which would not have been awarded outside Anfield to [...]

May 4, 2023 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 1 Manchester City 2

For an hour of this game only inspired goalkeeping by Bernd Leno of Fulham prevented a bigger defeat but by the end, with only a one goal margin, City had to close the game out to get the points. Fulham can therefore draw satisfaction from their performance against arguably the best team on the [...]

May 1, 2023 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 2 Leeds 1

Fulham’s third victory over Leeds this season was a tad unconvincing. There definitely is an air of complacency as the key target of staying up has been achieved coupled with the absence of Alex Mitrovic. One might also add a gutless Leeds side whose performance reminded me of many in [...]

April 23, 2023 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report : Everton 1 Fulham 3

There was a certain irony as well as immense satisfaction after Fulham’s away win at Goodson Park. Irony as not so long ago Fulham head coach Marco Silva was sacked by Everton and spoke of seismic club problems at that time. Silva is back at Fulham who have never flirted with relegation whilst [...]

April 16, 2023 // 0 Comments

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