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

Possibly the worst game of football this season, by either side, and between any two PL teams. Even worse than West Brom vs Stoke. I wonder why? Some thought that the players’ minds may have been on their summer of fun on the beaches of Britain (they’ll holiday in Britain, right?), that joyous feeling of […]

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Obstructed View – Reflections on the Burnley (H) Game

I reckon that was one of our worst 3-1 wins ever. A drab first half, enlivened only by our own defensive frailties, and watching Vokes try to move through the gears away from the last man, only to find he’s a Toyota Prius with a 0-60 speed that you could outrun in your slippers after […]

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Obstructed View – Reflections on the Leicester City (H) Game

A Review that will, unlike someone else allegedly, pull no punches…..ffs, just when you think you’ve seen everything, you watch some tit throw a punch at your star midfielder, and if you’re reading this and assume I’m talking about Robert Huth pulling one out of his locker, no, it’s some lovely chap after one too […]

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

Ah, bless him, it happens so infrequently, poor old Jags still doesn’t really know how to celebrate. But coming a few days after his glum face looked out at us from our TV screens, Phil Jagielka was all smiles after toe-ing in a goal that will forever mark him out as an Everton legend. A […]

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Obstructed View – Reflections on the Liverpool (A) Game

It will be broken, honest, this baffling trail of defeat and winless gloom that confounds the optimism of ‘it’s going to be this year isn’t it’, but then seemingly never is. But this record that no-one in Blue wants, will be changed, just because eventually, records are broken. But based on what we saw yesterday, […]

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Obstructed View – Reflections on the Hull (H) Game

Great news everyone! If Ronald Koeman decides to chuck in his Everton towel, our new Manager was sitting two rows behind me yesterday in the UG. Chances are you won’t have heard OF him, but those around certainly HEARD him. Everything was wrong, from the team line up, to the way we played, to the […]

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Obstructed View – Reflections on the U23s Game vs Derby U23s (A)

Well, this is new! An U23s report from your intrepid, but let’s face it for this fixture, almost local reporter. A quick schlep down the A52 from Nottingham takes you to Pride Park, or whatever sponsor-ridden name it is these days, a modern but actually rather good stadium, packed to the rafters with a capacity […]

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

“Well, yes, we will always score”, says our Manager to the BBC Microphone-Wielder. Get your money on 0-0 against Hull. Once again Ronald Koeman proves that he’s a better manager than the legion of Everton supporters who grumbled and who predicted portents of doom come 3pm – 5pm, because the manager had picked Gareth Barry […]

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Obstructed View – Reflections on the Spurs (A) Game

It turns out we’re not any good, in fact we’re rubbish. That’s the polite version. But the sentiment is the same if you buy in to what the footballing experts had to say on social media after, at worst, a chastening defeat to one of the best two sides in the Premier League. We’re not […]

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Obstructed View – Reflections on the Sunderland (H) Game

Despite shaving on the morning of the game, putting my left sock on first, and not drinking my first brew of the day from my Everton mug, a potential banana skin game was, in the end, a very routine 3 points and a comfortable 2-0 win. Good job Lukaku hadn’t heard about my many changes […]

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