Obstructed View – Reflections on the Southampton (H) Game

Hang on. What is this trickery Everton? Two games in to the season and the optimist's bubble hasn't burst yet! Image from ESPN A first half of pace, movement, goals only fuelled that optimism still further, and only an obstructed view could have failed to spot an appalling howler from a punch-drunk Pickford (see last … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Southampton (H) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Wolves (A) Game

I've had a whole summer to think about new themes for 38 more Obstructed Views, and yet this one came to me in flash this morning. That makes it really good. Doesn't it? Anyway, Richarlison...... Image from BBC.co.uk - thanks chaps Right, that's enough of that, what's my theme? T shirts. Yes, T shirts. As … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Wolves (A) Game

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