Obstructed View – Reflections on the Southampton (H) Game

Missing: shaggy haired goal-scoring midfielder, last seen 5 rows back in the Lower Gwladys followed by chest thumping badge appreciation. There you go. That's the highlight. I couldn't help but wonder how Everton TV would fill their 20 minute highlights slot on Saturday night, well at least apart from a brief dissection of the goal … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Southampton (H) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Huddersfield (A) Game

Come on Crombie, crank it up for just a few more games, two to go after this snore-fest to be precise. OK, not that dull a game, but hardly one to get the pulses racing. We'll feature Idrissa Gueye scoring, just because of the novelty value..... Good goal it was too. However, the photo, courtesy … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Huddersfield (A) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Newcastle (H) Game

Just for completeness really, because I can't think of any new perspective, 3 days on, from another meandering decline to the end of the season. We won,  we were barely engaged, but neither were Newcastle, and we had a little bit of fortune with Gayle missing a really good chance, and 'saved' by an outstanding … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Newcastle (H) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Swansea (A) Game

Depressingly predictable performance, and the only surprise is that we squeaked a point out of a lacklustre display that had CBA written all over it. The crossbar may still be swaying at the Liberty as Coleman's shot from about 3 yards out was too well hit on the stretch when a scuff was the order … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Swansea (A) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Liverpool (H) Game

After the last 120 minutes of Premier League football, we're 1-0 up against City/Liverpool.  If I was Allardyce, you'd hammer me for that. And rightly so. It a meaningless stat, given City had taken their foot off the gas, if not our throat, and Liverpool made enough changes for it to be considered a 'weakened … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Liverpool (H) Game

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

If ever a photo summed up the contrasting fortunes of these two teams, it's this: I'll come back to it shortly. Hands up the Evertonian that expected us to win. Anyone? Probably not. Hands up the Evertonian that hoped, rather than expected, that we'd get stuck in and give it a good old go; after … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Man City (H) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Stoke (A) Game

Sometimes things just drop in to your lap. As soon as I heard Cenk Tosun describe them as "my lads" that was the image I wanted to feature. Of course, his translation from his native tongue is a bit liberal in this sense, we all know what he meant, but it's nice to hear something … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Stoke (A) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Brighton (H) Game

Calling BBC Radio Merseyside, "Jim" said he thought he'd been to a different game to everyone else. He said we were one notch above abysmal in the first half, but we came flying out of the traps in the second half. He said our first goal was lucky (don't think he mentioned the excellence of … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Brighton (H) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Burnley (A) Game

I've been looking forward to writing about Everton without having to use the word "woeful". After an improved-but-way-off perfect first half, I thought that time had come. How silly of me. How long have I supported Everton? 5 Minutes? No, 51 years this May....I should know better. A positive report on Tosun's first proper run … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Burnley (A) Game

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