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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

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 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

Brighton 0 Aston Villa 0

Brighton had the better chances but found Villa keeper Emilio Martinez in defiant form. We are now unbeaten in 6 games and  have a 11 point cushion over Fulham with a superior goal difference. With the two remaining games in February against bitter rivals Crystal Palace next Monday and then WBA we [...]

February 14, 2021 // 0 Comments

Sporting weekend

I delayed my post to report on the Super Bowl Tampa Bay victory in the early hours of Monday. To both my surprise and loss though no expert on American football, Tom Brady won his seventh Superbowl ring aged 43 for the Tampa Bay Buccs. However it was his team that bottled up Patrick Mahames, Tyreek [...]

February 9, 2021 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 0 West Ham 0

I used to clean the windows of a doctor who told me that – in issuing a bulletin – there is a state known as unlikely … being worse than serious but less than grave. I cannot think of a better term to describe Fulham’s position than unlikely.    We are now 8 points adrift [...]

February 7, 2021 // 0 Comments

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