Obstructed View – Arsenal (H)

A view of this game 'partially' obscured by 1640 miles and a hop, skip and a jump over the channel, an erratic and probably illegal live feed, and the dulcet tones of a TalkSport tune-in app live commentary that frequently froze, made a refreshing change from my normal pillar getting in the way in the … Continue reading Obstructed View – Arsenal (H)


Kiss My Badge, Mikel

Our regular Obstructed View columnist Ross Crombie gives his view on the booing of Mikel Arteta during last weekends win over Arsenal. Keep an eye out over the next couple of days for a pro-Arteta article.  This could have been called 'hero to zero' as I reflect on the booing of one-time idol of Goodison, … Continue reading Kiss My Badge, Mikel

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Arsenal (H) Game

Breathtaking. I hardly know where to start. As I write this from Gatwick South Car Park after a 5hr drive from Goodison, and with another 2.5hrs to drive home to Nottingham, by rights I should be exhausted. But I'm still as high as a kite, and only one coffee stop has helped - it's all … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Arsenal (H) Game

Everton 3-0 Arsenal

Everton were at their brilliant best as they beat Arsenal 3-0 to record a sixth successive league win and in the process move one point behind the Gunners in the race for the final Champions League place. This resilient and at times brilliant performance will have made Arsene Wenger and the rest of the Premier … Continue reading Everton 3-0 Arsenal

100% Belief in Roberto

I have been relatively quiet on here for a couple of months now. My silence hasn't been through a disinterest in the Blues, if anything it has been the total opposite. Throughout a difficult spell where we lost away at Liverpool, Spurs, Chelsea and exited the cup at Arsenal I retained by belief in Roberto's … Continue reading 100% Belief in Roberto

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Arsenal FA Cup Game

If there is anyone ‘up there’ who is monitoring what it is like to be an Everton fan, then ok, you’ve had your fun, now please let an array of good things happen please. We don’t, of course, have a divine right to win the league or to win a cup competition, but if there … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Arsenal FA Cup Game

Arsenal 1-1 Everton – Player Ratings

St Dom-index Player Ratings for the Arsenal vs. Everton game on Sunday 8th December 2013. Tim Howard - 8 Seamus Coleman - 7.5 Phil Jagielka - 8 Sylvain Distin - 7 Bryan Oviedo - 7 Kevin Mirallas - 7.5 James McCarthy - 8.5 Ross Barkley - 9 Gareth Barry - 8 Steven Pienaar - 7 Romelu … Continue reading Arsenal 1-1 Everton – Player Ratings

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Arsenal Game

A weekend, ironically, in London, meant I missed the game, so once more my view is obstructed this week by Sky coverage, and not my trusty pillar. I watched the game 'as live' without even a hint of either the score or the manner of the performance, and so imagine my astonishment when watching MOTD2 … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Arsenal Game

A look back at past wins over Arsenal (including classic footage)

As we look forward to Everton's visit to Arsenal on Sunday we remember two famous away victories over the Gunners. Everton have a poor record away at Arsenal but in the Championship winning season of 1986-87 and under Joe Royle in 1995-96 the Blues left North London victorious. As Everton pushed for a second title in … Continue reading A look back at past wins over Arsenal (including classic footage)

Arsenal vs Everton – Match Preview

For the second game in succession the Blues travel away from home in search of victory at one of English football’s premier teams. Everton, under Roberto Martinez made a giant leap in correcting years of under achievement on Wednesday night, with a crucial three points at Old Trafford and he has again promised to send … Continue reading Arsenal vs Everton – Match Preview