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Toffees Teasers: the 2015-16 season

15 questions on another of the Blues’ recent campaigns to ease your quarantine boredom

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The 2015-16 season proved Roberto Martinez’s third and final in charge of Everton
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With the suspension of Premier League football indefinitely amid the coronavirus pandemic, it will be some time before Everton, or indeed many teams, are back in action.

For every weekend that this suspension lasts, we’re doing a quiz on each Everton season, going back one year at a time. This week, it’s the 2015-16 campaign, which marked Roberto Martinez’s third and final year at the Goodison Park helm.

So whether it’s to cure the self-isolation boredom and blues, or just to test your knowledge about you much remember Martinez’s final bow, here’s 15 questions to sink your teeth into:

(Correct answers found at bottom of page, so make sure to keep a note of all of your answers before then)


Questions

  1. Costing £9.5 million, who was Everton’s most expensive summer signing in 2015?

A. Ramiro Funes Mori

B. Gerard Deulofeu

C. Tom Cleverley

D. Aaron Lennon

2. Everton lost 2-1 to Villarreal at Goodison in August 2015 in a testimonial match for which former player?

A. Leon Osman

B. Tim Howard

C. Tony Hibbert

D. Duncan Ferguson

3. Chelsea made a number of unsuccessful bids for Everton’s John Stones during the 2015 summer transfer window, causing the player to hand in a transfer request. What was reportedly their highest offer?

A. £30 million

B. £38 million

C. £41 million

D. £44 million

4. Shortly after the window shut, Everton beat Chelsea 3-1 at Goodison. Who netted a hat-trick for the Blues that day?

A. Romelu Lukaku

B. Kevin Mirallas

C. Arouna Koné

D. Steven Naismith

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5. Brendan Rodgers was sacked as Liverpool manager hours after the Merseyside derby at Goodison in October 2015. What was the score that day?

A. 2-1 to Everton

B. 1-0 to Everton

C. 1-1

D. 1-0 to Liverpool

6. What did Everton’s 3-3 draws at both Bournemouth and Chelsea have in common?

A. Martinez called both performances ‘phenomenal’

B. Everton conceded injury-time equalisers after also going 3-2 up in injury-time

C. Romelu Lukaku didn’t score in either

D. Both Bournemouth and Chelsea had players sent off

7. Everton lost their League Cup semi-final 4-3 on aggregate to Manchester City in January 2016. Which City player got away with taking the ball out of play in the build-up to a goal in the second leg?

A. Raheem Sterling

B. Kevin de Bruyne

C. David Silva

D. Sergio Aguero

8. How much did Everton pay for striker Oumar Niasse during the January 2016 transfer window?

A. £5.5 million

B. £9.5 million

C. £13.5 million

D. £17.5 million

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9. Who was sent off twice for Everton in 2015-16?

A. Phil Jagielka

B. Kevin Mirallas

C. Muhamed Besic

D. James McCarthy

10. Which player was made to apologise by Martinez for suggesting Everton had ‘no chemistry’ as a team in April 2016?

A. Leon Osman

B. Ross Barkley

C. Seamus Coleman

D. Leighton Baines

11. Everton lost another semi-final that season, this time in the FA Cup to Manchester United in April 2016. Which of these teams did they NOT beat en route to the FA Cup semis?

A. Carlisle

B. Barnsley

C. Dagenham & Redbridge

D. Bournemouth

12. Martinez was sacked by Everton in May 2016. Which manager inflicted his final defeat on him?

A. Sam Allardyce

B. Ronald Koeman

C. Jurgen Klopp

D. Claudio Ranieri

Everton v A.F.C. Bournemouth - Premier League Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images

13. Who took charge for the final game of the season following Martinez’s sacking, a 3-0 win over Norwich City?

A. Duncan Ferguson

B. Graeme Jones

C. Kevin Sheedy

D. David Unsworth

14. Who was named Everton’s player of the season for 2015-16?

A. Gareth Barry

B. Romelu Lukaku

C. Ross Barkley

D. Leighton Baines

15. How many players made Everton first team debuts in 2015-16?

A. 4

B. 6

C. 8

D. 10


Answers

  1. A (Ramiro Funes Mori)
  2. D (Duncan Ferguson)
  3. B (£38 million)
  4. D (Steven Naismith)
  5. C (1-1)
  6. B (Everton conceded injury-time equalisers after also going 3-2 up in injury-time)
  7. A (Raheem Sterling)
  8. C (£13.5 million)
  9. B (Kevin Mirallas)
  10. D (Leighton Baines)
  11. B (Barnsley)
  12. A (Sam Allardyce)
  13. D (David Unsworth)
  14. A (Gareth Barry)
  15. C (8 players - Rodriguez, Connolly, Davies, Kenny, Pennington, Niasse, Cleverley, Funes Mori)

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