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A sporting day in front of the tv

My sport watch would have started in the morning if it would have been the fourth day of the test.   I agree with Duggie  Heath that the ramifications for test cricket with pitches prepared resulting in only 2 days play would be severe.   Scyld Berry in the Telegraph argued that nothing will [...]

February 28, 2021 // 0 Comments

A sporting life

The news of Tiger Wood’s serious car accident in California yesterday has been dominating the world’s news media outlets since it happened and will have saddened many – and not just golfing and sports fans. At this stage – before the investigations are completed and the facts established [...]

February 24, 2021 // 0 Comments

Brighton HAFC 1 Crystal Palace 2

How can a team have 25 attempts at goal and the opposition – your most bitter rivals –  just 3, plus 75% of the possession and still lose ? Ask Brighton for that is what happened last night. In a dull first half Crystal Palace scored the only goal with a clever back heel from Mateta. [...]

February 23, 2021 // 0 Comments

Sport as it was may be back on the horizon

Amidst the details of the Prime Minister’s cautious, once and for all, “road map” out of Lockdown 3 announced yesterday, UK sports fans, clubs and players/athletes will have taken particular interest in the 17th May and 21st June milestones within it applying to the potential return of crowds [...]

February 23, 2021 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

In the US PGA Genesis Invitational event at the Riviera Club in California Max Homa won in a play-off with Tony Finau. Max Homa is a young tyro whilst Tony Finau has been around a long time without ever  winning a major.  Not many punters backed either. I was on Patrick Cantlay, Mark Leishman, [...]

February 22, 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

The world keeps going forward in time

A question category that comes with the territory of being a member of the human race – springing from its abilities to rationalise, acquire and then pass on knowledge to its future descendants – is “What if?” Henry Ford may have dismissed history as “bunk” – and arguably to an [...]

February 18, 2021 // 0 Comments

Thoughts on the Second Test

The reports will surely headline the manner of England’s defeat (317 runs), a dusty spinning wicket that was already deteriorating on day two, Ravi Ashwin scoring a century and taking 8 wickets or the decision of Mooen Ali to miss the final two Tests but I’m going to feature in today’s [...]

February 17, 2021 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Everton 0 Fulham 2

Finally Fulham turned a superior performance into a deserved victory and 3 points. There were many positives – the performances of the two full backs Tete and Aina, the industry of Harrison Reed, the vibrant Ade Lookman – but most heartening was the two goals of latest loan signing Josh [...]

February 15, 2021 // 0 Comments

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