End-of-Season Awards night postponed

, 12 May, 14comments  |  Jump to most recent
Everton have announced that the club's awards gala to mark the end of the season has been postponed following the departure of Roberto Martinez.

The club followed their confirmation that the Catalan will be leaving his post with immediate effect by advising supporters that the End of Season Awards night at St George's Hall will no longer be taking place.

A club statement read:

Following the departure of Roberto Martinez, the Club's End of Season Awards, due to be held at St George's Hall tonight, has been postponed.

Roberto has shown great commitment and dignity throughout his time at Everton and the Club feels it should reciprocate by rescheduling the event. The Club hopes that those due to attend would agree that the planned celebration would be inappropriate in the circumstances.

We appreciate that many people will be disappointed but we hope there will also be an understanding of why this decision was taken.

The Club will invite all who had planned to attend to an event before the start of next season at which players and Club officials will also be in attendance.

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The Club will contact all guests as soon as possible and will provide rearranged details as soon as they become known.

Food from the event is being donated by Everton in the Community to the Whitechapel Centre, Spellow Lane Church and St Luke's Church.


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Peter Mills
1 Posted 12/05/2016 at 17:00:53
No, I do not agree it would have been inappropriate to proceed. What I do consider to be inappropriate is letting people down at 4.45pm when many have travelled long distances to attend. You clowns.
Damian Wilde
2 Posted 12/05/2016 at 17:20:41
Jim Bennings
3 Posted 12/05/2016 at 17:45:20
To be honest it's a waste of time anyway, I mean awards night?

What awards?

Nobody has really deserved Player of the Year, Lukaku will get it but really they should remember he only performed for half a season, he's gone missing since February the Chelsea Cup game aside.

Jim Hardin
4 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:15:28
Maybe they couldn't get the trophies for the new awards in time. Could be a delay in deciding what to put on the Alcaraz award for defender of the year. A figure doing a Cruyff turn, or the same with his hands up looking around because he lost his man again? The winner is . . . John Stones.

Danny Broderick
5 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:36:45
We shouldn't be having an awards ceremony. Cancel it, don't postpone it!
Paul Ellam
6 Posted 12/05/2016 at 20:54:58
The correct decision.
Hopefully the Board will be concentrating on more important things like bringing in the right manager, the right players and doing it soon!
Peter Carpenter
7 Posted 12/05/2016 at 21:09:27
Well, Roberto was getting most of the awards; most baffling team selection, silliest post-match statement, worst substitution........ I could go on. So it had to be postponed.
Dave Ganley
8 Posted 12/05/2016 at 21:22:07
Quite right too....nobody at the club deserve any kind of recognition for this shambles of a season
Colin Glassar
9 Posted 12/05/2016 at 21:24:16
What happens to all the scoff? I hope they give it to the homeless and it doesn't end up in BK's fridge.
Peter Carpenter
11 Posted 12/05/2016 at 21:32:57
They've sent it back to Aldi.
Colin Glassar
12 Posted 12/05/2016 at 21:42:05
Aldi? If BPB was buying he probably bought it in Netto
Michael Kenrick
14 Posted 12/05/2016 at 23:20:14
Assuming the vast majority of those attending, having had to work with the lunatic for the last months or years in and increasingly hostile and unproductive atmosphere would be over the moon, I can only assume that, reading between the lines, the euphoric atmosphere of celebration that he as finally gone would have been simply too much for Blubbery Bill to stand.


Peter Gorman
15 Posted 13/05/2016 at 09:51:22
Well, yes, "the planned celebration would be inappropriate in the circumstances", but not because they finally found the balls to sack Martinez a day before the event, but because there is absolutely nothing to award and celebrate outside of the youth teams.

And on that note, cancelling the event is just stupid as Pete Mills said. I bet enough people took time off and made plans to attend (family of young players etc.) and they've been let down by a club desperate to keep the sheen of honesty and dignity which it really isn't entitled to. Pathetic really.

Steve Carse
16 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:21:38
That no one actually warrants an award is hardly the point. Plans had been made; money spent by the club; players transported half way across the globe; attendees made travel and accommodation arrangements etc etc. To have cancelled is an absolute disgrace.

The decision to sack Martinez had surely been made after if not before the Leicester fiasco. The result of the Sunderland game would never have altered that decision. So why choose yesterday, the day of the function, to sack him? As to leaving the decision surrounding the evening until less than 4 hours before the start......................only Everton.

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