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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

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

Sussex sport evaluated.

Every Friday I speak to a friend who holds a senior position in Sussex CCC. Like most including me his sporting support extends to the Albion who have started the resumption well. No such good news for cricket when Boris Johnson dispatched all hopes of a speedy resumption with a Viv Richards-style [...]

June 27, 2020 // 0 Comments

Roy Keane and punditry

I share Tom Hollingworth’s admiration for Jonathan Liew as one of more original and wittier sportswriters but unlike Llew I certainly had a view about Roy Keane’s rant at half-time in the Spurs v Manchester United game. As with many of the games since resumption behind closed doors the first [...]

June 24, 2020 // 0 Comments

Football is indeed back but not necessarily as we know it, Perkins

Following the resumption of football’s Premier – and other – league seasons there has been much discussion of how playing in empty seasons due to the current post-lockdown restrictions has impacted teams, back-room staff, broadcasters and the game generally. Opinions are somewhat [...]

June 23, 2020 // 0 Comments

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