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Sometimes worrying things are close to home

A recurring duty in my list of ‘to dos’ in my capacity as Sports Editor – sometimes delegated to others at times of extremis, I admit – is to sweep the internet in a search for sports stories of potential interest to Rusters, with particular regard to three headings: (1) [...]

July 12, 2020 // 0 Comments

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

Brighton 1 Liverpool 3

Brighton have now lost successively at the Amex to Manchester United and Liverpool. Against Liverpool last night the Seagulls were 2 down within 9 minutes and I feared the worst. In fact Brighton rallied, Leandro Trossard pulled one back before half time but a late Salah goal put the game beyond [...]

July 9, 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

What’s in a name? Plenty … er, obviously

It’s stating the obvious to mention it, but in a 21st Century dominated as it is in cultural and campaigning circles by themes of equality, diversity, LGBT [and is it Q? – in any event, the acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning rights], anti-colonialist and [...]

July 8, 2020 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

Bryson DeChambeau comfortably won the Rocket Mortgage US PGA event held in Detroit, seeing off the challenge of 21 year old Matt Wolff. DeChambeau intrigues and divides the golf community. On one hand the “mad scientist” – or the “incredible bulk” as he now calls himself – [...]

July 6, 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

My sporting week

My tactic of betting against the favourite in football – on the basis that empty stands equalise the odds – did not pay as I lost out on the victories of Leeds, Wolves and Lazio over Fiorentina. At the time of writing my man Victor Novlund looks like to have every chance of an each-way [...]

June 29, 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

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