October, not that we really need reminding, was something of a traumatic month for Everton Football Club.
We saw four massively underwhelming performances and results bring about the termination of Ronald Koemans’ contract and the elevation of U23s manager David Unsworth on an interim basis to try and steady the first team ship.
As with August and September, another six games were played and with Koeman in charge, we endured four, three limp losses and a listless, last-gasp penalty draw away at Brighton. At short notice under David Unsworth, games five and six for the month saw a loss and exit from the Carabao Cup against Chelsea, and a very disappointing performance in the 2-0 loss at Leicester City.
So to the votes cast by the membership of GrandOldTeam.com and somewhat understandably on the back of the results and performances, October saw a lower than normal number of votes cast. The single biggest game vote came after the home loss to Burnley with the lowest following Leicester away last weekend.
Only three players appeared in all six games, Jordan Pickford, Tom Davies and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, while twenty-three was again the total number of players who saw first team action including a return from injury for James McCarthy and an impressive debut for Beni Baningime at Chelsea.
Four players won individual matches, Oumar Niasse, Nikola Vlasic each with one, with two games apiece for both Jordan Pickford and Beni Baningime.
Again, we’d like to stress that your votes really do count and would encourage you to vote as quickly as possible due to the compressed nature of the fixture list this season, polls will/may only be open for a few days due to the next game coming very quickly afterwards.
And so to the result and as is customary… in reverse order and third place, congratulations go to Beni Baningime.
In second place and for the second month running was Nikola Vlasic.
And the GOT Player of the Month for October with 24% of the votes cast is…