Obstructed View – Reflections on the Arsenal (A) Game

If you want a laugh, a friend of mine, a Gooner admittedly, thinks Koscielny’s red card was harsh. Hilarious (not that Valencia thought so, or when Gabriel could also have seen Red for his chopping action in the second half). Anyway, that’s about the only thing that we can smile about after a limp defeat […]

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Obstructed View – Reflections on the Swansea (A) Game

Once more, an Everton season splutters as it nears the finishing line. In a gutless, effortless defeat in South Wales, the memories of Leicester or Sunderland away last season came all too clearly to mind. Frankly, I find it hard to muster up the strength to write much after that debacle, for two reasons: I’m […]

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Obstructed View – Reflections on the Chelsea (H) Game

Only another 3 Obstructed Views to go after this one. Keep going, keep going…. At 63 minutes I turned to my son, and said “whatever happens from this point on, we’ve played really well for over an hour and held the Champions Elect. They’ve only had a couple of chances, and so have we.” Just […]

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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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