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

Obstructed View – Reflections on the WBA (A) Game

A game unlikely to go in to the annals of history with anything other than a reference to the scoreline. If you change 'that' word to just the one 'n' then it would be a fair reflection not just of the quality of the game overall, but the Everton performance within it. The game is … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the WBA (A) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Chelsea (H) Game

Happy Christmas! Happy and Healthy 2018 as well. Anyway, Jordan Pickford. And Bobby Madley. But let's start with our superb 'keeper. Our lovable Mackem from Washington Tyne and Wear, is a fantastic acquisition. His pinpoint passing with that side on hoof to a waiting Calvert-Lewin seems temporarily to have left him, but in return we've … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Chelsea (H) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Swansea (H) Game

Judging by his facial expression, Gylfi is a little bit scared of Tom. And who wouldn't be? Could be worse, he could have been set on by all the Everton Tyros..... Jon Moss looking all the 'tutting parent' here, or the teacher about to put someone in detention, but is spoilt for choice, so put's … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Swansea (H) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Newcastle (A) Game

I'm tired of posting photos of Wayne Rooney on here, but if he 'forces' me to do it by sheer weight of goals, I guess I'll put up with it. He's 5ft 5in (or 1.65m for the metrically minded amongst you), but Aaron Lennon rose majestically to head the ball towards goal from Calvert-Lewin's pinpoint … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Newcastle (A) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Liverpool (A) Game

"There's a penalty at Anfield". Those of you unable to go, or unable to sit at home like me in front of a roaring radiator, or unable to listen on the radio, may have been glued to some kind of irregular media update service that will have taunted you with 'Penalty!' and you'd just have … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Liverpool (A) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Huddersfield (H) Game

What has Allardyce brought to Everton? Shape. [Insert your own jokes here] Actually, the shape deployed against the Terriers from one of the more attractive parts of Yorkshire (they've got a Sculpture Park and all sorts), was no different to the set up for West Ham, which we are all led to believe was the … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Huddersfield (H) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the West Ham (H) Game

The cynics amongst you (can't be many of those in the Everton fan base, surely?) might trot out a version of "You Only Sing When You're Winning", as Obstructed View returns after a petulant author refused to write anything after the Southampton debacle. Or after Leicester. The truth is, I couldn't find it within me … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the West Ham (H) Game