Obstructed View – Leicester (A)

I don't look at other fan's reactions to their team's trials and tribulations on twitter, but if there is a set of fans that makes a draw seem like the Dawning of the Apocalypse like Everton's then I'd be very surprised. And probably made worse by a lad scoring for Spurs in the last minute … Continue reading Obstructed View – Leicester (A)

Is Canales already an Evertonian?

Everton have today been linked with a sensational move for highly rated Spanish youngster, Sergio Canales. The Valencia midfield man has found himself out of favour at the Mestella and a number of clubs in Spain are reportedly chasing the signature of the former Racing Santander and Real Madrid player,but it is the apparent interest … Continue reading Is Canales already an Evertonian?

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

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Stoke game

Well, that was rubbish! What do we think we are doing, beating a side comprehensively like that, no hint ever of losing the game? Not even a 3-0 lead squeezed back to a 3-2 for a nervous last 15 minutes; not even dominating a game and missing a hatful of chances only to get mugged … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Stoke 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

Blue Match Review: Everton 2-1 Hull City

St Dom-index Tim Howard-7 Seamus Coleman-7 Sylvain Distin-6 Phil Jagielka-7.5 Leighton Baines-6.5 Kevin Mirallas-7.5 James McCarthy-8.5 Leon Osman-7 Ross Barkley-6.5 Gareth Barry-7 Romelu Lukaku-7 Used Subs Steven Naismith- N/A Steven Pienaar-7.5 Arouna Kone-5.5 Blue Match Review Another win, however unconvincing it may have been a win is a win, and we are slowly getting our … Continue reading Blue Match Review: Everton 2-1 Hull City

Blue Weekly: Reflections on the Martinez era

International weeks allow time for reflection and with Everton under new management it has provided the perfect opportunity to look back at the first 7 league matches of the Roberto Martinez reign. Expectations have undoubtedly grown, with the style and approach to football incredibly refreshing. The first three games brought a slight disappointment, with three … Continue reading Blue Weekly: Reflections on the Martinez era

Is Leighton Baines less effective without Steven Pienaar?

With the poorly timed international break upon us, there is literally nothing better to do this week other than crack open the old chestnut about the pairing of Leighton Baines and Steven Pienaar. It is probably far too early in the season to be making any real reflections about anything, but when there is no … Continue reading Is Leighton Baines less effective without Steven Pienaar?

Why Victor Moses would be the signing of the summer

Everton have been linked with a number of Wigan Athletic players past and present since the appointment of Roberto Martinez, but one name more than any other has the potential to be Everton's signing of the summer. Victor Moses only joined Chelsea last summer and although he failed to hold down a regular starting position, he … Continue reading Why Victor Moses would be the signing of the summer