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After 45 minutes, with Fulham two up, Kit Symons must have felt that the job was his permanently but Derby went on to score 5 goals in 21 minutes and his grip on the position was loosened. I hear that the decision will not be rushed. That way the pressure on Kit to win remains whilst the new owner can assure fans he is doing his due diligence and listening to his five wise men who do not apparently speak with one voice. For the second time this season Derby have thrashed us and although we played a side of kids they rested a few too.

In fact the two goal lead slightly flattered Fulham as both goals from Dembele came from hapless defending presenting the young striker with the opportunities. In the second half we had great difficulty in coping with the pace and skill of Stephen Dawkins. No Fulham defence with Shaun Hutcheson at the heart of it has looked secure whilst Hoogland might be effective going forward but he is never tight enough on his marker defensively.

If the resting of players results in at least one point at Wigan, who won at Derby last Saturday, then Kit will be vindicated but his fourth defeat will surely protract the appointment for another week of deliberation.

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After a distinguished military service in the Catering Corps, Alan Tanner did well in mufti with his chamois as a window cleaner. Sadly he had to retire after falling from the fifth floor of Danny Murphy's mock Tudor home. He spends his retirement watching and writing about his beloved Fulham whom he has supported for over 50 years. The Alan Tanner Report is sponsored by Tanner Crystal Clear Ltd, Window Cleaners to the Gentry. More Posts