Obstructed View – Reflections on the Chelsea (A) Game

It's a measure of how far we've come that I don't want to go down the "I'll settle for that" road to celebrate a 0-0 at Chelsea. What I'd rather do is to say that if that were a City, a United or a Spurs result, we'd be saying how they'd "done a job" on … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Chelsea (A) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Brighton (H) Game

I hope I see Seamus Coleman's Angry Man antics in many more games this season. This image is just the welling up of the rage-release as he makes his way to the widest outpost of the Lower Gwladys (and actually in front of the Family Enclosure) to fully vent his spleen..... Now, let's be honest, … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Brighton (H) Game

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

If only there were a memorable phrase, perhaps in a continental European language, even in French, that sums up having seen it all before. It wasn't, at last, that seen-it-all-before subservient Everton turning up with an inferiority complex the size of the queues to get on the trams back in to Manchester city centre after … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Man Utd (A) Game

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

After following a fellow Blue along the M57 with the number plate Y4 EFC, I was slightly nervous after 80 minutes that I was going to have to write something playing on a Shakespearean (William, not Craig) tone of Whyfore Everton; a lacklustre if intriguing first half only fuelled this anxiety. But this didn't turn … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Crystal Palace (H) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Leicester (A) Game

There really is nowhere else to start..... I was going to talk about Lucas Digne, however you pronounce his surname, I was going to talk about "Corner to Everton", I was going to talk about sexy Bernard, and I will, but they'll all have to wait. Gylfi Sigurdsson has had to endure a fair bit … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Leicester (A) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Fulham (H) Game

As I walked towards the ground, the A50 and M6 hadn't managed to suck out all the spare time I'd got, so the Walton Village Chippy got a visit, and a tray of chips with steak pie atop was to remain my focus for the last 400m walk to Goodison. My focus was on my … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Fulham (H) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Arsenal (A) Game

It's hard to be philosophical in defeat, even if the opposition included a Sokratis (Socrates, Sokratis, Tomato, Tomato.....oh never mind), but today is that day. An appalling run away in the Premier League to the Sky 6, since December 2013, as their graphic showed us (with some glee I thought), means we've now gone 29 … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Arsenal (A) Game

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

Utterly, utterly predictable, and all the more depressing because of it. When the media focus on the 'West Ham never win at Goodison' narrative, then you know almost for certain that we won't win. A draw perhaps. Oh. A defeat. And apart from about 2 minutes either side of half time (yes, really), we never … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the West Ham (H) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Huddersfield (H) Game

Mmmm. Not quite what I'd hoped for at my first trip back up the M6 to Goodison, and I'm not talking about the seemingly endless works to build us a "SMART" motorway. Doesn't seem very clever at the moment, I must say. Photo: Ian McNichol And of course the 90 minutes was none too clever … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Huddersfield (H) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Bournemouth (A) Game

Sorry this is late, I've been horizontal for 24 hours or so, and not the "tired and emotional" sort. A back spasm has laid me low, literally, not ideal when you've a fascinating (?) blog to write, or indeed when you've got a 14 month old Granddaughter to look after whilst the parents of same … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Bournemouth (A) Game