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 Stoke (A) Game

Sometimes things just drop in to your lap. As soon as I heard Cenk Tosun describe them as "my lads" that was the image I wanted to feature. Of course, his translation from his native tongue is a bit liberal in this sense, we all know what he meant, but it's nice to hear something … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Stoke (A) 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 Crystal Palace (H) Game

Are we all smiling again now? No? Still booing? Get a grip if you are. If there are two players out there with better smiles than these two, let me know please. Davies seems to spend his life laughing, smiling, ripping Snods (see Everton TV), being ripped (Chicken Lad), and trying like hard to be … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Crystal Palace (H) 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 Leicester (H) Game

From the sun-drenched warmth of the Upper Gwladys, gazing down on poor old @terry_smith and friends in the Paddock, temporarily being doused with a passing shower, I suddenly noticed something. He's got a 'bob'. I'm referring to Tom, not Terry (chances eh Terry?). My Dad, despite being a Blackburn fan for all his life, and … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Leicester (H) 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