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

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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

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

After following a fellow Blue along the M57 with the number plate Y4 EFC, I was slightly nervous after 80 minutes that I was going to have to write something playing on a Shakespearean (William, not Craig) tone of Whyfore Everton; a lacklustre if intriguing first half only fuelled this anxiety. But this didn't turn … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Crystal Palace (H) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Leicester (A) Game

There really is nowhere else to start..... I was going to talk about Lucas Digne, however you pronounce his surname, I was going to talk about "Corner to Everton", I was going to talk about sexy Bernard, and I will, but they'll all have to wait. Gylfi Sigurdsson has had to endure a fair bit … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Leicester (A) Game