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The Tanner Report: Crystal Palace 0 Fulham 0

The way you view this result depends on whether you are a glass half-full or half-empty Fulham fan.

The half-empty one might say that this was 3 points lost – that a draw and 1 point is no longer good enough, we have a tough cycle of games ahead – and once again superiority was not converted to a win.

The half-full white will counter this by the fact we are still in the game and our unbeaten run continues, as does another clean sheet of our mean defence and we have acquitted ourselves well against the teams above us.

No one for Fulham stood out but none played badly. It would be good to see Ruben Loftus-Cheek add to his tally of one goal and more cutting-edge in the final third.

I would not like to predict whether Fulham will stay up or not.

Sensibly Scott Parker concentrates on his team.

Next weekend Newcastle play WBA.

Sam Allardyce, manager of WBA, will insist his team fight to the end making this a tough encounter but Newcastle’s penultimate game before playing us on the final day is against Sheffield United who may well be doomed by then.

I thought Liverpool, whom we play next Sunday, would have one eye on the Champions League but they hold a 2-0 aggregate after beating RB Leipzig away.

We still have to play Manchester City, Chelsea, Leicester City, Arsenal and Spurs this Thursday but draws achieved with Liverpool, Tottenham away and wins at Leicester and Everton mean we have nothing to fear.

About Alan Tanner

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