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

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Spurs (A) Game

Sorry it's late, but was away on a short break, plus I found it hard to muster much enthusiasm to write about a game which we never looked like anything other than cannon-fodder. Altogether a feeling of deja-vu from earlier in the season, before the arrival of the alleged Large Messiah, who needs to come … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Spurs (A) Game

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

That was another grisly tale of what might have been. United apparently vulnerable, but allowed the time and space to eventually pick us apart, even if it did take two excellent shots from outside the area to beat the excellent Pickford. He really is a rather special 'keeper, and his full length dive to keep … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Man Utd (H) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Bournemouth (A) Game

It had to come to an end at some stage, and you could bet your bottom dollar, it would be against Bournemouth, struggling in and around the relegation berth, and to a faintly unlucky goal to boot. The only crumb of comfort was a sweet goal for our favourite Senegalese, favourite unless it's the other … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Bournemouth (A) Game