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 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 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 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