10 pictures that sum up Everton's disappointing 2015/16 season

New Everton investor Farhad Moshiri in the stands

The 2015/16 season proved to be a highly disappointing one for Everton.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez

The 2015/16 season proved to be a hugely disappointing one for Everton, and also one of momentous change at the club as Farhad Moshiri became a major shareholder. 

A disappointing year before had seen them finish 11th in the table, which, despite a good showing in the Europa League, was widely regarded as a poor campaign from them.

The summer transfer window did not offer much hope, with Gerard Deulofeu, Tom Cleverley and Ramiro Funes Mori the only major arrivals in a relatively quiet summer for the Toffees.

And a 2-2 draw start against newly promoted Watford did little to suggest that they were in for a strong season either.

That was how it proved to be, as Roberto Martinez’s side failed to pick up any momentum across the year to seriously push for the top half of the table.

Instead they finished 11th in the league once again, which ended up costing the Spaniard his job at Goodison Park.

Here are some of the best pictures from Everton's 2015/16 season:

Ross Barkley celebrates scoring the third goal for EvertonRoss Barkley celebrates scoring the third goal for Everton in the 3-0 win over Southampton

Everton's Steven Naismith celebrates scoring their first goal in the 3-1 win over Chelsea.Everton's Steven Naismith celebrates scoring their first goal in the 3-1 win over Chelsea

General view during a minutes applause in memory of former Everton manager Howard KendallGeneral view during a minutes applause in memory of former Everton manager Howard Kendall

Arouna Kone celebrates scoring the fifth goal for Everton in the 6-2 win over SunderlandArouna Kone celebrates scoring the fifth goal for Everton in the 6-2 win over Sunderland

Everton's Romelu Lukaku looks dejectedEverton's Romelu Lukaku looks dejected in 4-3 loss to Stoke City

 

Everton's Ross Barkley looks dejected at the end of the Capital One cup semi final loss to Manchester CityEverton's Ross Barkley looks dejected at the end of the Capital One cup semi final loss to Manchester City

Everton fans look dejectedEverton fans look dejected during a 1-0 home loss to West Brom

New Everton investor Farhad Moshiri in the standsNew Everton investor Farhad Moshiri in the stands in March

Everton fans with a banner regarding Everton manager Roberto MartinezEverton fans call for Roberto Martinez to be sacked 

Everton's Tim Howard during the lap of honour at the end of the matchEverton's Tim Howard during the lap of honour as he leaves Goodison Park to return to the MLS

 

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