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The Tanner Report: Fulham 0 Aston Villa 3

Where does Head Coach Scott Parker go from here? Fulham have lost their first three games each by a margin of 3 goals. The first against Arsenal was justifiable but the next two – against Leeds and last night Aston Villa – were defeats against sides likely to be in the bottom half of [...]

September 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

Brighton 2 Manchester United 3

The Seagulls can count themseves unlucky to lose this one. Leandro Trossard struck the frame of the United goal three times and the VAR decision that Neil Maupay handled the ball led to a winning United penalty after the final whistle. Still, the Seagulls, who have played well in every game this [...]

September 27, 2020 // 0 Comments

My not-so sporting weekend (so far)

Come the weekend and no doubt like many sport (but not betting) obsessed Brits yesterday I set my cable television controls for the Sky and BT channels – and, to be fair, also for the BBC1’s Football Focus with  Dan Walker – in search of something entertaining and/or diverting to watch. [...]

September 27, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 2 Sheffield Wednesday 0 (Caraboa Cup)

This match, streamed on the Caraboa website last night, was hardly compelling viewing but instructive in its own way. In particular the powerful and pacy Antonee Robinson, acquired from Wigan, looked a more than credible alternative for the smaller Joe Bryan who holds the left back position. Keeper [...]

September 24, 2020 // 0 Comments

The future of sport – discuss

As yesterday at 11.00am we watched Sir Patrick Vallance and Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty do their Two Ronnies act scaring the heebie-jeebies out of the UK general public with their presentation on the gathering storm of a second “Covid-19” wave of infections and deaths from 10 [...]

September 22, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Leeds 4 Fulham 3

With no points and seven goals conceded you might have thought I would feel dejected but not a bit of it. It’s early days but there is a spirit in Scott Parker’s side that was lacking 18 months ago. When we went 4-1 down I received a text from our cycling correspondent Guy Danaway that I [...]

September 20, 2020 // 0 Comments

Sussex sport week

It’s hardly been a great week so far for Sussex sport. On Monday the Sharks lost in the T20 to Essex Eagles, a side unlikely to qualify from the Southern Division (Kent, Middlesex, Surrey, Hampshire, Essex and ourselves). That Monday night Brighton lost 1-3 to Chelsea. We dominated possession [...]

September 17, 2020 // 0 Comments

England white ball – top of the world

In the 50-odd years I have been following and covering sport the England international side has let itself and supporters down competitively. In international football tournaments we fail to beat the big boys, often as not losing in the quarter finals on penalties. In Rugby World Cups we produce [...]

September 14, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 0 Arsenal 3

Twenty years ago, when Fulham were promoted under Jean Tigana, we were comprehensively beaten 3-1 by Arsenal: yesterday it was 3-0 but the difference in class was just as palpable. Two years ago we lost 0-5 at home. I was not that dejected, not least as I predicted the result in a text to an [...]

September 13, 2020 // 0 Comments

Fulham’s chances and others

Under the headline “Fulham look weakest team in the league” The Racing Post predicted Fulham would finish bottom. Another statistic I read was 57% of teams promoted in the play-offs get relegated first time as Fulham did two seasons ago. Scott Parker and Vice Chairman Tony Khan who is in charge [...]

September 9, 2020 // 0 Comments

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