Obstructed View – Reflections on the Crystal Palace (H) Game

Are we all smiling again now? No? Still booing? Get a grip if you are. If there are two players out there with better smiles than these two, let me know please. Davies seems to spend his life laughing, smiling, ripping Snods (see Everton TV), being ripped (Chicken Lad), and trying like hard to be … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Crystal Palace (H) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Arsenal (A) Game

I'm half tempted to simply cut and paste the blog from our 2-5 home defeat by this same opposition. That farce at home was the trigger to a change in Manager. It's conceivable that Allardyce's fate was similarly sealed after yesterday, although maybe not immediately. After a heartening win and improved performance, the moderate high … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Arsenal (A) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Leicester (H) Game

From the sun-drenched warmth of the Upper Gwladys, gazing down on poor old @terry_smith and friends in the Paddock, temporarily being doused with a passing shower, I suddenly noticed something. He's got a 'bob'. I'm referring to Tom, not Terry (chances eh Terry?). My Dad, despite being a Blackburn fan for all his life, and … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Leicester (H) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the WBA (H) Game

I drive 110 miles to watch a home game, and then 110 miles home again, and it really bothers me that I then have to negotiate so much dog crap as I walk to the ground clasping my pie and chips [regular readers will know where this paragraph is leading, so feel free to skip … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the WBA (H) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Spurs (A) Game

Sorry it's late, but was away on a short break, plus I found it hard to muster much enthusiasm to write about a game which we never looked like anything other than cannon-fodder. Altogether a feeling of deja-vu from earlier in the season, before the arrival of the alleged Large Messiah, who needs to come … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Spurs (A) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Man Utd (H) Game

That was another grisly tale of what might have been. United apparently vulnerable, but allowed the time and space to eventually pick us apart, even if it did take two excellent shots from outside the area to beat the excellent Pickford. He really is a rather special 'keeper, and his full length dive to keep … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Man Utd (H) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Bournemouth (A) Game

It had to come to an end at some stage, and you could bet your bottom dollar, it would be against Bournemouth, struggling in and around the relegation berth, and to a faintly unlucky goal to boot. The only crumb of comfort was a sweet goal for our favourite Senegalese, favourite unless it's the other … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Bournemouth (A) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the WBA (A) Game

A game unlikely to go in to the annals of history with anything other than a reference to the scoreline. If you change 'that' word to just the one 'n' then it would be a fair reflection not just of the quality of the game overall, but the Everton performance within it. The game is … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the WBA (A) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Chelsea (H) Game

Happy Christmas! Happy and Healthy 2018 as well. Anyway, Jordan Pickford. And Bobby Madley. But let's start with our superb 'keeper. Our lovable Mackem from Washington Tyne and Wear, is a fantastic acquisition. His pinpoint passing with that side on hoof to a waiting Calvert-Lewin seems temporarily to have left him, but in return we've … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Chelsea (H) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Swansea (H) Game

Judging by his facial expression, Gylfi is a little bit scared of Tom. And who wouldn't be? Could be worse, he could have been set on by all the Everton Tyros..... Jon Moss looking all the 'tutting parent' here, or the teacher about to put someone in detention, but is spoilt for choice, so put's … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Swansea (H) Game