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

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

If ever there was a more joyous Zero to Hero transformation than Oumar Niasse, currently our favourite Senegalese as Gueye seems a bit AWOL, than I'm all ears. As it were. And this picture says it all. After a goal that was on the list of 'Poachers', or 'Gift', or even 'Lucky', but one made … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Crystal Palace (A) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Watford (H) Game

Funny old game football. Two thirds of the game is done, we're 0-2 at home, and on past form, most likely to succumb to another two goals before the ground empties in the 82nd minute, but barely two minutes later, we're back in it, the ground is buzzing not moaning, and Everton are on the … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Watford (H) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Arsenal (H) Game

Timing. Who' s going to read this garbage now? No one normally does, and certainly not now you can focus on the new Quiz Game: "Name That Manager". I'll come to that later. No amount of drama at Goodison yesterday could beat Niasse's last minute goal, let's give the lad some credit for chasing down … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Arsenal (H) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Brighton (A) Game

Oh dear. I could vent my spleen more fully and forcefully, but I'd be a bit late to that particular party, and you've probably all said it far more eloquently than I could. Well, when I say "eloquent"..... Let's dwell, albeit briefly, on what could be considered positives from a trip to the South Coast. … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Brighton (A) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Burnley (H) Game

You'll be wondering if I was so hacked off at a dismal home defeat, on the back of an equally abject home performance against the might of Apollon Limassol, that I wasn't going to bother writing OV this time around. You don't get off that easily, but if you've had enough 'Everton' during the International … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Burnley (H) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Bournemouth (H) Game

Sorry it's late; I have no valid excuse, apart from getting married yesterday! Slightly briefer OV as a result, my attentions need to be elsewhere..... What can you say? It has to be Oumar Niasse doesn't it, and I doubt I can say much that hasn't been said. I was pretty fed up and not … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Bournemouth (H) Game