Obstructed View – Reflections On Where We Are, And Farewell to OV

If you've been concentrating, or are even bothered, you may have noticed that there hasn't been an Obstructed View for a while. In fact, nothing since the Burnley game, just after Christmas. This will be my last OV as I've decided I've very little new to say, and I'm not finding it easy to keep … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections On Where We Are, And Farewell to OV

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Obstructed View – Reflections on the Burnley (A) Game

Ok, own up, who had aggregate 7-7 over two games? No one will be pleased with the 7 conceded, but at least the 7 scored have been 'good' goals, not scrappy in-off-your-bum-or-your-knee goals. That said, there's much we can learn from the two games, although this particular pile of written drivel is focused on the … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Burnley (A) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Spurs (H) Game

I've started so I'll finish. Ross Crombie PS If you were expecting a long dissection of yesterday's thrashing, you've come to the wrong blog. I genuinely thought we'd win yesterday, our much touted abysmal record against the so called Top 6, and of late, against Spurs in particular, has to come to an end eventually, … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Spurs (H) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Watford (H) Game

Probably the most undeserved draw I've seen us get at Goodison. Digne's majestic free kick in the last throes of an otherwise insipid performance can not be used to gloss over a pretty dire second half performance from the Blues. Watford were what we expected. They were feisty, direct when they needed to be, pacy … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Watford (H) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Newcastle (H) Game

There are two key indicators that it's nearly Christmas: my Instagram feed is full of people showing off their Christmas trees (sorry, very boring); and oppo fans start singing 'Feed the Scousers' (sorry, incredibly boring.....might have been funny for self-deprecation a while back , but Liverpool now ranks 11th in Cities across the UK in … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Newcastle (H) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Liverpool (A) Game

Blimey, Andre Gomes. It's official. The Devil is an RS fan. So is God, and just about any other deity you care to name, follow, or vaguely know about. If, like me, you're not a follower of anything like that, thenLady Luck is on their side too. Unbelievably, still. Is that me being bitter? Probably. … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Liverpool (A) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Cardiff (H) Game

"sé þig seinna" Thanks Sky (for once). This was a game that fell under the heading "Attritional". It also made an appearance under "Awful", and "Glad I drove up from the Midlands to watch that rubbish", and fleetingly got a mention under "Wow". The very few wow moments, such as they were, tended to be … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Cardiff (H) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Chelsea (A) Game

It's a measure of how far we've come that I don't want to go down the "I'll settle for that" road to celebrate a 0-0 at Chelsea. What I'd rather do is to say that if that were a City, a United or a Spurs result, we'd be saying how they'd "done a job" on … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Chelsea (A) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Brighton (H) Game

I hope I see Seamus Coleman's Angry Man antics in many more games this season. This image is just the welling up of the rage-release as he makes his way to the widest outpost of the Lower Gwladys (and actually in front of the Family Enclosure) to fully vent his spleen..... Now, let's be honest, … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Brighton (H) Game

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

If only there were a memorable phrase, perhaps in a continental European language, even in French, that sums up having seen it all before. It wasn't, at last, that seen-it-all-before subservient Everton turning up with an inferiority complex the size of the queues to get on the trams back in to Manchester city centre after … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Man Utd (A) Game