Obstructed View – Reflections on Oviedo (and the Stevenage Game)

Mud pie of a pitch, blah blah, downpour before the game blah blah, strong wind blah blah, banana skin blah blah, Mirallas man of the match, well, perhaps not so blah blah in the circumstances given his best mate was on the way to hospital at the time. Writing about a game of football after … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on Oviedo (and the Stevenage Game)

West Brom 1-1 Everton – Player Ratings

Alex Jones is back with his player ratings for the ultimately disappointing performance against West Brom. One player who clearly upset Alex is Romelu Lukaku, with the big Belgium coming in for a little bit of criticism. Do you agree, or will the Blues and Lukaku bounce back over the next fortnight with big games … Continue reading West Brom 1-1 Everton – Player Ratings

Obstructed View – Reflections on the West Brom Game

Landing at 6pm at Birmingham Airport after a long weekend away, meant that if I turned right out of the terminal car park I could have been at the Hawthorns just in time for the match. Luckily for me, I didn't have a ticket, otherwise I might have 90+ minutes of my life owed to … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the West Brom Game

Everton 2-0 Norwich City – Player Ratings

St Dom-index Player Ratings for the Everton vs Norwich City game on Saturday 11th January 2014. Alex Jones is back with his match ratings and puts Gareth Barry forward as man of the match. Several others played well, including Howard, Baines and Mirallas. Do you agree with Alex's choice as man of the match? Tim … Continue reading Everton 2-0 Norwich City – Player Ratings

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Norwich Game

One of the great things about sitting down to watch an Everton home game, is that - hopefully - the players do things that cause you to stand up to see what's going to happen. I love that mini clap of thunder as the Gwladys Street seats ping back, and we all arch our necks … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Norwich Game

Everton 2-1 Southampton – Player Ratings

St Dom-index Player Ratings for the Everton vs Southampton game on Sunday 29th December 2013. Joel Robles - 7 Looked nervous but overall a good performance. I still think that Howard is currently a better goalkeeper but it is good to know that when Howard isn't available we have a more than able keeper like … Continue reading Everton 2-1 Southampton – Player Ratings

Everton 4-1Fulham – Player Ratings

St Dom-index Player Ratings for the Everton vs. Fulham game on Saturday 14th December 2013. Tim Howard - 8 Seamus Coleman - 9 Sylvain Distin - 7 Phil Jagielka - 7 Bryan Oviedo - 7.5 Steven Pienaar - 8 Gareth Barry - 7 Ross Barkley - 8 Leon Osman - 8 Gerard Deulofeu - 7 Romelu Lukaku … Continue reading Everton 4-1Fulham – Player Ratings

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Fulham Game

I'm always a bit wary when I read statistics.... "Everton unbeaten at Goodison Park in the League in 2013". "Everton have only lost one game all season". And most worrying of the lot - "Fulham have never won at Goodison Park". It's as if these stats only come out just as records of their type … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Fulham Game

Everton 3-3 Liverpool – Player Ratings

St Dom-index Player Ratings for the Everton vs Liverpool game on Saturday 23rd November 2013. Tim Howard-6.5 Leighton Baines-7 Sylvain Distin -8 Phil Jagielka-8 Seamus Coleman-7 Kevin Mirallas-7.5 Gareth Barry-7 James McCarthy-7.5 Ross Barkley-7.5 Steven Pienaar-9 Romelu Lukaku-7 Substitutes Gerard Deulofeu-7 John Stones-N/A Leon Osman-N/A The Blue Match Review The stage was set for a win, the … Continue reading Everton 3-3 Liverpool – Player Ratings

Kevin Mirallas – is the Belgium Everton’s best signing of the last 2 years

In August 2012, Everton purchased Belgian international winger Kevin Mirallas from Greek side Olympiakos for £6 million after he impressed in the Greek league with 20 goals in 25 games during the previous season. The signing of Mirallas was made in order to address Everton's problem of a lack of pace and the tricky right … Continue reading Kevin Mirallas – is the Belgium Everton’s best signing of the last 2 years