Both the Belgian and Morgan Schneiderlin were said to have been ordered to leave Finch Farm by David Unsworth after disrupting a training session and were subsequently left out of the squad that faced Watford on Sunday.
Schneiderlin denied being sent away from training in a social media post yesterday and Mirallas has now issued a similar statement on Instagram where he does acknowledge acting out of frustration at not being selected for the first-team squad for a second match running.
“I have to restore the truth after some articles in the media,” he said. “I was not excluded [from] the squad due to a lack of commitment during training. [T]his was a manager decision and I was frustrated as I am fully committed [to] Everton since arriving in 2012 and I can't accept our actual ranking (in the Premier League).
“I apologize to the president and owner, my team mates and the manager for not being able to cope at that moment with my frustration.”
Like Schneiderlin, Mirallas has struggled for consistency this season and has been overlooked by David Unsworth since being substituted at half-time at Leicester the weekend before last.
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1 Posted 07/11/2017 at 16:08:54
2 Posted 07/11/2017 at 16:20:19
3 Posted 07/11/2017 at 16:37:45
4 Posted 07/11/2017 at 16:41:30
It's no coincidence that apart from Niasse, the other three have been shit this season. Disharmony in the ranks is never a good sign for a football team. Move them all on and get a team that can gel both on the pitch and off.
5 Posted 07/11/2017 at 16:44:07
Of course if it really is a clique and they separate themselves from the rest of the guys, then that needs to be stamped out.
6 Posted 07/11/2017 at 16:44:52
Crying shame that this lad will never realise the potential or ability he has. Should have been shown the door last season. Total passenger these days.
7 Posted 07/11/2017 at 16:46:02
Has pace and a serious goal threat, areas we have been woefully short in this season. He must have been chomping at the bit every week to get selected given the poor form of nearly everybody else, only to be disappointed each time.
8 Posted 07/11/2017 at 16:51:17
Let's be honest Mirallas has not been anywhere near the player who first came to Everton, for a long time now. This hasn't just happened overnight.
Getting back to the first point, if you believe Kevin's version, he has by implication, put Schneiderlin's integrity in doubt, in the hope of vindicating himself.
Personally, I will reiterate what I said the other day, it wouldn't bother me if neither ever played for us again.
They are supposedly grown men, and not kids, and should know better, especially as senior players, they are not setting any model for the younger players to emulate.
11 Posted 07/11/2017 at 16:56:59
12 Posted 07/11/2017 at 17:11:28
I don't care who comes in or who leaves the club. If we end up with a committed group that get what it means to wear the shirt.
Us the fans would gladly work for nothing if we thought we could improve our position. No one involved in the playing staff are asked to do that .it's about time they were all reminded of their responsibilities.
13 Posted 07/11/2017 at 17:31:28
14 Posted 07/11/2017 at 17:39:27
16 Posted 07/11/2017 at 18:07:17
17 Posted 07/11/2017 at 18:08:48
Schneiderlin, I don't care about. In my opinion, we have better players in Gueye, Davis and the new kids Beni. Sell him, unfortunately with a lose. I know this is the wrong thread, but we need a striker, what about a cheeky bid for Martial at Man Utd? He is very annoyed at being on the bench, he is young and does look good when he plays. What do others think?
18 Posted 07/11/2017 at 18:11:21
19 Posted 07/11/2017 at 18:22:52
20 Posted 07/11/2017 at 18:30:08
21 Posted 07/11/2017 at 18:36:29
22 Posted 07/11/2017 at 18:49:30
I think thats because all four speak French.
23 Posted 07/11/2017 at 19:02:19
24 Posted 07/11/2017 at 19:07:35
Get shut, with other deadwood over-the-hill players and move on.
25 Posted 07/11/2017 at 19:08:23
He is a moaning millionaire who is wasting his talent. He'd win a sulking talent competition with the other toss pot Schnedy pants coming a close second. It's no wonder United wanted shot of the knobhead. Sell em both.
They should be made to watch video tapes of themselves sat on the bench giggling like a pair of naughty kids and asked the question "What is so bloody funny about being benched?"
Wasters, the pair of them.
26 Posted 07/11/2017 at 19:11:09
It's you, Kev, not me; time I think we didn't see each other anymore. . It's not working out out, is it?
27 Posted 07/11/2017 at 19:19:12
For a long time, players don't know what to do in the different parts of the pitch. They don't know what other players are going to do. There appears to be little planning in the various phases of the game and apart from hoofing the ball to Calvert-Lewin or another 'receiver' no coherent system.
If there is a training ground that produces a worse end result than Finch Farm in the premier league I cannot see it. Even the direst of teams like West Brom have a recognisable system. Everton do not and have not for a long time.
28 Posted 07/11/2017 at 19:22:35
29 Posted 07/11/2017 at 19:31:37
Not good enough give me a Cahill every time over players like Mirallas.
30 Posted 07/11/2017 at 19:53:47
Does anyone know? Get rid.
31 Posted 07/11/2017 at 20:16:57
Had anyone heard a good thing about him on or off the pitch in the last three years?
32 Posted 07/11/2017 at 20:52:14
33 Posted 07/11/2017 at 20:58:42
Good that he had apologised but it feels a bit hollow to me. Too little too late get shut in January, give Jim away if needs be.
34 Posted 07/11/2017 at 21:00:52
35 Posted 07/11/2017 at 21:07:51
36 Posted 07/11/2017 at 21:28:56
37 Posted 07/11/2017 at 21:34:58
38 Posted 07/11/2017 at 22:04:19
If we had a few other better forwards, I think he could be a super player... but we don't. There's such a lack of movement in our forward players; he tries too much.
Another who makes bad decisions but if we could get him, Lookman, Calvert-Lewin and Rooney playing as a unit, with pace and movement, a few give-and-goes running forward, then it could be the start of something.
Unfortunately they all tend to stand and wait for the ball rather than drag defenders away... Calvert-Lewin probably being the exception and a little Kane-esque.
40 Posted 07/11/2017 at 22:25:00
41 Posted 07/11/2017 at 22:59:54
Schneiderlin is playing very poorly, making bad choices and a rest would give him chance to sort himself out. As for Kev, he reminds me of Arnautovic, lots of ability but greedy, and rather wasteful. Perhaps Kev should be used at centre forward where he can shoot at will, as on the wing we all know he is going to cut inside and try a shot.
I wonder how many of these incidents simply never reach our ears?
42 Posted 07/11/2017 at 23:28:31
43 Posted 07/11/2017 at 23:29:15
Any established centre forward will improve our team. One or both of Benteke and Slimani will do a job for us.
44 Posted 07/11/2017 at 23:31:05
45 Posted 07/11/2017 at 00:03:39
Schneiderlin, on the other hand, came into the team as a big name signing and has been an automatic pick ever since. He was reasonable last season, but has been pretty poor most of this season. He either needs to shape up or ship out.
47 Posted 08/11/2017 at 04:42:22
Then against Chelsea and Leicester he played well, but Unsy took him off when he was playing well. But the way he reacted was totally wrong. It's a World Cup year, probably his last chance so he wants to play more.
Schneiderlein is an an accident waiting to happen every game, many of his mistakes this season have been as good as own goals. Let's hope he improves or else sell him in January along with Williams and bring a center back and enter forward.
We got enough players in midfield with Beni, Davies, Besic, Mccarthy, Davies, Klassen, Sigurdsson and Rooney.
48 Posted 08/11/2017 at 07:29:32
49 Posted 08/11/2017 at 10:36:34
50 Posted 08/11/2017 at 13:32:32
51 Posted 08/11/2017 at 13:44:46
Maybe if there's a decent system in place and Mirallas gets more games (more than others who aren't playing as well as him), he won't be frustrated.
52 Posted 08/11/2017 at 14:27:40
We have plenty of young kids coming through who are easily as good as these two (or will be).Schneiderlin is one of the top earners at Everton ffs !.
53 Posted 08/11/2017 at 17:35:06
Or Holgate, he is good on the ball, quick and would also be able to help the defence.
54 Posted 08/11/2017 at 17:43:27
So let's 'get rid' of all our best players. A really good strategy!?
55 Posted 08/11/2017 at 20:02:19
56 Posted 08/11/2017 at 20:25:37
57 Posted 08/11/2017 at 20:31:17
58 Posted 08/11/2017 at 20:32:09
59 Posted 08/11/2017 at 21:01:27
60 Posted 08/11/2017 at 21:11:09
Jonjo Kenny will be a great right back,cash in on Holgate as Funes Mori will be back soon (hopefully).
61 Posted 08/11/2017 at 21:12:11
I also take into account that wingers tend to be inconsistent in general, the thing is that Mirallas is either a red card waiting to happen, throws his toys or simply disappears somewhere. I think he has had more than enough time to show his worth.
62 Posted 08/11/2017 at 00:10:16
Mirallas "does" the following based upon his time here. Kev gives you goals and assists. He gives you width and pace on the left or right. He gives you a player the defense has to account for by keeping their fullback closer to home and by shading a midfielder over to help out. He gives you decent ball skills to attack and get beyond defenders. He gives you decent crosses and no fear at going into the box. He also tracks back to help out on defense more.
If he gets pissed at being subbed and at not playing, then good. I wish we had a few more like that, instead of a few who seem to be either going through the motions, or who run around the pitch demanding the ball instead of displaying discipline and trust in their teammates (initials W.R.)
Here is what we haven't heard from him off the field the last three years. No police, or infidelity issues. No embarrassing headlines for the club like being knocked out in a club, driving someone else's car while under the influence, running into a bicyclist while drink driving, and no domestic violence issues. As far as I am aware, he doesn't snub the fans or give them attitude. He takes part in EFC community events. What else do you want?
For those criticizing him for laughing during the game. Watch any set of players who are in the stands or seats not part of the 18 and you will see they all laugh at times. They are human. The subs on the bench do it too. It is an isolated moment or two over 90 plus minutes. Even managers and coaching staff will do it.
Besides, no one knows what they were laughing at do they? It could have been something said to the 4th official, a comment yelled from the stands, a coach, or anything or nothing. Stop assuming the worst just because you want to.
63 Posted 09/11/2017 at 01:09:49
From what I've seen neither do I.
64 Posted 09/11/2017 at 01:21:57
65 Posted 09/11/2017 at 01:28:54
66 Posted 09/11/2017 at 14:35:23
I agree that getting pissed off when subbed or not playing isnt a bad thing but throwing your toys out particularly in our current predicament is not acceptable. I fully expect to hear him wanting a move again, I think we can and should expect better.
Yes, there are other players who do not seem to act professionally off the pitch either and that also needs addressing.
Only my opinion though and fully respect yours.
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