Everton supporters were left drowning their sorrows in the Transfer Tavern once again on Thursday after seeing the Toffees lose 2-1 at home to Lyon in the Europa League, a result which leaves them close to a European exit.
Ronald Koeman’s men went into their clash with the French giants at Goodison Park having picked up just one point from their opening two group stage games, and fell behind early on when Mason Holgate clumsily fouled Marcal in the penalty area, allowing Nabil Fekir to convert the resulting spot-kick. And although the hosts did equalise through Ashley Williams in the second half, they were to be denied a point when Bertrand Traore cleverly beat Jordan Pickford at his near post with 15 minutes of the game remaining.
And defeat, their sixth of the campaign in all competitions and first at Goodison Park, seriously increases the pressure on under-fire manager Koeman, who now faces an enormous clash against Arsenal on Sunday in a bid to try and end their poor run of form, and indeed win over several of our resident Evertonians, many of whom are unconvinced by the Dutchman.
And the former Southampton boss took to Twitter in the aftermath of yesterday’s game, with his attentions very much on Sunday’s clash against the Gunners.
— Ronald Koeman (@RonaldKoeman) October 19, 2017
The Toffees are 16th in the Premier League table and have won just two of their opening eight league matches, but could well be in the bottom three by the time they kick off against Arsene Wenger’s side this weekend.
And many Everton supporters have since responded emphatically to Koeman’s tweet, with several calling for the Dutchman’s sacking…
Ronald no-clue man!
— geenagee (@geenabee18) October 19, 2017
O god Ron. Are you really that silly to take to Twitter. Stay off it and make a dignified exit and donate the pay off to local good causes.
— lonesome blue (@lonesomeblue1) October 19, 2017
Best to stay off Twitter at the moment mate.
— LoveEvertonForum (@LuvEvertonForum) October 19, 2017
Call it a day ronald this is worse than roberto at least we had a style
— oumar niasse (@Ronsbluearmy) October 19, 2017
Or do the honourable thing and admit when you are beaten. Can’t see this changing. Time to walk away.
— Craig (@ctayts) October 19, 2017
Fraud please resign
— UpTheBlues (@TheToffee1878) October 19, 2017
It’s not good enough Ron and things aren’t getting better. It may be time to do the decent thing and walk away.
— Daniel Tatarsky (@GrassRootsMgr) October 20, 2017
If you have any decency you would resign and walk away ,, you have lost the dressing room and the fans ,, no one trusts you ,,, 4-3-3 #out
— paul davies (@pdavies3006) October 19, 2017
Sounding like Martinez
— Graeme Ford (@graemeford) October 19, 2017