Morgan Schneiderlin and Kevin Mirallas were omitted from Everton’s match-day squad against Watford on Sunday after walking out of a training session 24 hours earlier according to various reports including the guardian, Sky Sports and the telegraph.

Chris Bascombe reports the “the pair were sent home from training on the eve of the Premier League fixture after refusing to apply themselves in a session led by club legend Duncan Ferguson” and “Ferguson was unhappy with the two players’ lack of effort, and upon suggesting the pair either shape or not bother, it appears they took the latter option and returned to the dressing room.”

They were then told to vacate the USM Finch Farm training ground, with Unsworth taking appropriate action.

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get 20/30m for him from a West Ham in Jan and buy someone else

That's exactly what Man Utd were saying when they flogged him to us.


If Fat Sam is to become our next manager at least he will stop players stealing a living from the club, that will be his job.

Or he could tell them to change agents to his and guarentee them first team football if they do that

Member ———————————————————————————————————————————————– Everton winger Kevin Mirallas has apologised for "not being able to cope" with his "frustration" – but denied he was dropped for showing a "lack of commitment" in training. Reports have suggested Mirallas and team-mate Morgan Schneiderlin were sent home from training after their attitude was questioned by coaching staff. However, both players have said that is not why they were left out of the squad who beat Watford 3-2 on Sunday – with Mirallas calling it a "manager decision". Everton have not appointed a permanent manager after sacking Ronald Koeman last month. David Unsworth is in temporary… Read more »

Sounds to me like they were both told they weren't starting and reacted badly, leading to them being jibbed for the rest of the session and being dropped from the squad.


Schneiderlin on Monday refuted the suggestion he was sent home and insisted he remains fully committed to the club.

He wrote on Twitter: "I have seen press stories today about me 'being sent away from training.' The stories are not true.

"I am fully committed to Everton and will continue to work hard for the club and the fans in training and on the pitch."