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

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

It's all a bit raw isn't it? Another defeat, on paper at least it looks like a thrashing, and 4-0 could hardly be anything else, but it doesn't tell the story of this fascinating match, nor the Everton hyperbole that has followed amongst the fan base afterwards. I was one of those after the limp, … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Man Utd (A) Game

Starting XI vs Atalanta (A)

Ronald Koeman has demanded a response from his players and promised to go on the attack as Everton travel to Italy for the start of the Europa League group stage. We fully expect Wayne Rooney to start in attack with Gylfi Sigurdsson in the number 10 role. Dominic Calvert-Lewin did enough at the weekend to … Continue reading Starting XI vs Atalanta (A)

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Spurs (H) Game

Is it me or is our Great Leader beginning to look a little forlorn? He has the look of a Martinez about him, and perhaps with good reason. A little bit too much Rabbit-In-The-Headlights for me. OK, some disclaimers to start. We have a newly assembled squad, some of whom are new to the Prem, … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Spurs (H) Game

Everton 0-3 Spurs – Player ratings

Everton slumped to a very disappointing defeat as they were simply outclassed by a very impressive Tottenham side. Ronald Koeman was out thought by his opposite number in a game when Everton could very easily have lost by 5 or 6 goals. Player ratings are listed below. Jordan Pickford ⭐️⭐️ (all ratings out of five) … Continue reading Everton 0-3 Spurs – Player ratings

Starting Line-up – Spurs (H)

Ronald Koeman has confirmed that Wayne Rooney will put his recent off-field troubles behind him to take his place in the Everton team for the home game against Tottenham. The Blues will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing display at Stamford Bridge last time out, with Everton looking to take advantage of Tottenham's … Continue reading Starting Line-up – Spurs (H)

Can Everton get striker deal over the line?

The transfer window has been a huge positive. Pickford, Keane, Klaassen, Sigurdsson, Rooney and Sandro all signed, with the exception of the Icelandic international, quickly and efficiently. The departure of Romelu Lukaku has however placed a question mark on the overall success of Everton's transfer business, with Steve Walsh and the Goodison board so far … Continue reading Can Everton get striker deal over the line?

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Chelsea (A) Game

There are times when a defeat assumes even more significance than the norm. If you've read some 'analysts' on twitter, you'd be forgiven for thinking yesterday's defeat was one of those. In my humble opinion, it wasn't. Let's be clear, we were awful. We hardly mustered any shots on target, some might say none, we … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Chelsea (A) Game

Starting Line up – Chelsea (a)

Everton travel to Stamford Bridge for the third game in a week, looking to continue the unbeaten start to the season against last year's Champions. Koeman will assess the freshness of his players before naming his side, but with a number of injuries his options remain limited. We fully expect Everton to start with a … Continue reading Starting Line up – Chelsea (a)

Player ratings – Hajduk Split (a)

Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a wonder goal to smooth Everton's passage into the group stage of the Europa League. In a difficult atmosphere, the Blues had to come from behind to draw 1-1 with Hajduk Split and secure a 3-1 aggregate victory. Player ratings are listed below. Jordan Pickford ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (all ratings out of five) A … Continue reading Player ratings – Hajduk Split (a)