Ramblings of a frustrated (yet positive) Blue

At times last night the frustration of watching a team clearly out of form got the better of me, as it did thousands alongside me at Goodison. Importantly the mental resolve of the team remains strong and despite playing considerably below their potential, Everton were far too strong for a very poor Queens Park Rangers … Continue reading Ramblings of a frustrated (yet positive) Blue

Obstructed View – WBA (A)

Well, that's a relief. A win and a clean sheet, but in our 4th game of the season, sets us up properly to a mean couple of weeks with Wolfsburg, Palace, Swansea and Liverpool all to follow between now and the end of the month. And of course there is little let up in early … Continue reading Obstructed View – WBA (A)

Obstructed View of Pre Season

Those that read my pieces last season, will know that non-physical attendance at games, doesn't prevent me from writing a little piece, such is the use that can be made of Sky and BT, especially when we play away. So here are my thoughts based on not watching a single pre-season game, nor any attendance … Continue reading Obstructed View of Pre Season

Ambitious Everton signal intent with record signing

Roberto Martinez and the Everton board have signalled their ambition by sanctioning the club record signing of Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku. The fee of £28m, not only shatters the clubs transfer record, which previously stood at £18m for Marouane Fellaini, but is also more, in one single transfer, than the club have ever spent in … Continue reading Ambitious Everton signal intent with record signing

Lukaku is a Toffee and there is more to come

Everton have sensationally shattered their transfer record to secure the permanent transfer of Romelu Lukaku for a rumoured fee of £25m. The Belgium international striker who spent last season on loan at Goodison Park is due at Finch Farm to complete the formalities of a 5 year contract with a weekly salary in the region … Continue reading Lukaku is a Toffee and there is more to come

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

Newcastle United 0-3 Everton – Match Report

Everton reignited their push for Champions League football with a thrilling victory at St James Park. Three brilliant goals by the Blues was far too much for Newcastle as Roberto Martinez' men made it four successive Premier League wins to move back into fifth place in the table. Martinez made two changes to the side … Continue reading Newcastle United 0-3 Everton – Match Report

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Swansea (H) Game

It is becoming a bit of a pattern. Win ugly, then lose beautiful. There must be a game soon when we win whilst playing the beautiful football of which we are more than capable, and in fact that we displayed earlier in the season, if never quite for a full 90 minutes. Maybe it will … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Swansea (H) Game

Everton 3-2 Swansea City – Match Report

Everton made it three consecutive Premier League wins with a 3-2 home win over Swansea City. Leighton Baines, Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley were on target but the Blues still finished nervously thanks to a late Swansea goal which made the game closer than it felt for much of the afternoon. This was far from … Continue reading Everton 3-2 Swansea City – Match Report

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

Yet another game we dominated in terms of possession, yet another game we threatened not to win because of the lack of a clinical and ruthless edge to our game - or is it just that we don't have the ability in that critical part of the pitch?     No-one can doubt the power … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the West Ham (H) Game