The Everton fans are feeling downbeat in the Transfer Tavern due to their side’s failure to build a cup run across any of the three available competitions they featured in this season.
Tonight sees the return of Europa League football to our screens with just one English team left in the competition at the last-32 stage. Of course, Everton qualified for the group stages of the competition this year, but unfortunately they failed to gather any momentum in Europe during their managerial crisis which characterised the first 3 months of their season.
The Toffees European campaign was bitterly disappointing as they managed to muster up just 4 points from their 6 fixtures, and they were twice humbled by an Atalanta side who currently sit in 8th place in Serie A.
Domestically, Sam Allardyce has dragged Everton out of a hole and more or less secured their Premier League status for another season, but he failed to lead his side into the 4th round of the FA Cup against their Merseyside rivals Liverpool at the beginning of January.
Everton’s exit from both the Europa League and the FA Cup has handed them a two week break from football before they travel to face Watford a week on Saturday, so the club have taken the opportunity to take a short mid-season break in Dubai.
The Dubai visit has been well documented by the club on Twitter, and it’s fair to say the fans are far from happy with the luxurious trip their players are receiving as a consequence of failing to progress in the aforementioned cup competitions this season.
Here’s what the supporters have had to say about their squad’s trip to Dubai on Twitter…
Good for yous!! I’d rather yous were in the cup!!
— Laurence Mackey (@Lmacefc) February 14, 2018
Football cliché no 7632865321
— Red Hook (@crosbybend) February 14, 2018
Makes you wonder if these players enjoy failure.. a long trip to Eastern Europe in the cold or warm Dubai???
And still get the same wages..
— paul ev (@pagrev) February 15, 2018
You have to feel for some of our everton players , expected to live on 300 grand a month , cope with the demand of running round 90 mins a week , and now of to Dubai for some well earned sun and team bonding , dont no how they cope
— Mark Smith (@MarkSmithbsm) February 14, 2018
a well deserved break?
— James (@ohyesitreallyis) February 14, 2018
Now most people get a bit shirty when privileged people get rewarded for failure, “Warm Weather Training” in Dubai @Everton , Sam on “The Gravy Train”.
— @StephenDavid60 (@SteD1960) February 13, 2018
So Everton are knocked out of every competition and the Rewards are a Dubai warm weather training camp absolute disgrace to the fans
— abbot55 (@abbot551) February 13, 2018