Everton started the day in eighth and finished in eighth, but it was a terrible end to a disappointing season as they lost 3-1 to West Ham, and fans were fuming after another poor display from defender Michael Keane.
The 25-year-old centre back was one of the country’s brightest prospects when Everton bought him for £26million from Burnley last summer.
But it hasn’t worked out at all for him at Goodison and he must be wondering what went wrong as his chances of making it to the World Cup finals have gone up in smoke.
Back to Everton though, and the season started off badly and improved, although manager Sam Allardyce won’t find many Everton fans to thank him.
And probably rightly so. Everton fans deserve better football for the amount of money the owners have spent on the team, and we imagine that Allardyce won’t be the man tasked with getting it right this summer.
Keane was one of the biggest culprits this afternoon as Everton faced another under-performing team at the London Stadium.
West Ham came out of this battle with the points but both sets of fans know they’ve got a lot of work to do in the summer to stand any chance of getting to where they think they should be – in Europe.
Meanwhile, here are the best reactions from frustrated Everton fans to another poor Keane performance in blue:
Just watched the 2nd goal back. Keane is a terrible, terrible defender. We need to get rid of him in the summer also.
— Thomas Cheetham (@Cheets28) May 13, 2018
We’ve spoken about Keane loads. No more. Get rid and take a loss
— Keano (@keeneyefc) May 13, 2018
@Everton @TheBlueRoomEFC we paid 30 million for a sunday league player in keane. Shocking buy! Isnt up to anywhere near standard……. oh and hurry up get rid of the abomination we currently have as a manger!!!
— BigJaco (@bigjaco2010) May 13, 2018
Keane terrible, but what was Pickford doing. Been so good all season but at fault for that goal
— The Happy Welshman (@ghevans1958) May 13, 2018
— Royle Bloo Merzey (@RBMersey) May 13, 2018
Put Keane on the need to sell list along with: Mori, Sandro, Klassen, Williams, Mirallas, Schneiderlin, Martina #efc
— TheBanksOfTheMersey (@MichaelEFC_1878) May 13, 2018
Wow…just wow…. Steve Walsh got it dreadfully wrong with Michael Keane. Clear to see he just doesn’t have the ability, positioning, or pace to play at this level. Unbelievable. #EFC
— TX Bill (@GOT_TXBill) May 13, 2018
Michael Keane is an enigma. Not sure what #EFC will do with him next season, seeing as it seems he needs his hand held 24/7 to perform even remotely adequately.
Failed experiment, perhaps?
— Elliott Cuff (@CuffWrites) May 13, 2018
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