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West Ham 1 Brighton 1

The Seagulls maintained their unbeaten record against the Hammers in their second consecutive draw. They left it rather late – and had only 10 players on the pitch – when Neil Maupay atoned for previous misses by equalising with a spectacular overhead kick. West Ham had taken an early [...]

December 2, 2021 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Preston NE 1 Fulham 1

This was our second successive draw and a lacklustre performance. After taking a first half lead when defender Tim Ream converted Jean Michel Seri’s free kick from close in we gradually lost our grip on the game. Preston’s equaliser came after two handballs assisted the ball in to the net but [...]

November 28, 2021 // 0 Comments

THE TANNER REPORT: Fulham 0 Derby County 0

I do not normally begin my report by praising the opposition but in this case it’s warranted. Derby’s response to a 21 point deduction that consigned them to the bottom of the Championship was to take 4 points from Bournemouth and ourselves at the other end of the table. This draw was [...]

November 25, 2021 // 0 Comments

View from abroad: Fiorentina 4 Milan 3/Clermont Ferrand 1 Nice 2

Once again we saw an exciting spectacular – this time between la Viola and serie a leaders Milan. Fiorentina were at one stage leading 3-0 but Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a hat trick for the Rossoneri and we were hanging on. Star striker 21 year old Vlahavic has a reputed £80m price tag. There [...]

November 22, 2021 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 4 Barnsley 1

Having had to endure the journey from hell from the coast I deserved this sparkling performance. First class became cattle class as all the seats were taken by disgruntled passengers in a train of few carriages that became standing room only- so much for any social distancing. Clapham Junction, the [...]

November 21, 2021 // 0 Comments

Thoughts on the autumn internationals

I watched both games yesterday – Ireland beating the All Blacks and England overcoming Australia. The first game was covered on Channel 4. The commentator was Miles Harrison but I missed his normal sidekick Stuart Barnes. The All Blacks were ring-rusty and short of the high standards that one [...]

November 14, 2021 // 0 Comments

A cricket charity lunch

Yesterday as a guest I attended a cricketing lunch at a seafront hotel to raise money for a community charity run by Sussex CCC. The guest of honour was Glenn Hoddle. I have been attending such lunches for over 30 years and the format has little changed. For me the main drawback is the length of [...]

November 13, 2021 // 0 Comments

Fiorentina file: Juventus 1 Fiorentina 0

It’s bad enough to lose to arch enemy Juventus but to do so in the 91st minute to a goal from ex-Viola Juan Caudrado is what you English say is the biscotti … I have followed the argument in the Rust whether a coach/manager makes a difference. In Fiorentina’s case the appointment of [...]

November 8, 2021 // 0 Comments

Brighton 1 Newcastle 1

This dreadful match was a rude awakening for the Seagulls after their impressive draw at Anfield last week. We started well but it took VAR to make the referee David Coote after 24 minutes reconsider the challenge on Leo Trossard by Kieran Clark and award a penalty which Trossard converted  to [...]

November 7, 2021 // 0 Comments

A sporting issue that is not going to go away

From time to time this organ has covered developments on the ‘live’ issue of instances of diagnosed dementia (both the ‘early onset’ type and generally) in elite sportsmen and women and the extent to which it has potentially been directly or indirectly caused by their [...]

November 4, 2021 // 0 Comments

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