Everton's players are keeping their fitness up with individualised training programmes and some of them have been getting creative with their free time while the club remains in lockdown due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Finch Farm has been closed for the past few days and is expected to remain so for the foreseeable future as the number of Covid-19 infections continue to rise in the United Kingdom, surpassing the 2,500 mark today.
Richarlison has been keeping his followers entertained with clips of him playing football in his garden and singing his own terrace chant while washing his hands for the recommended duration!
While Uefa and Europe's leagues have targeted 30th of June as the date by which all remaining fixtures will be completed, the Premier League remains in a wait-and-see posture as the 4th of April date by which time they hoped to resume games approaches.
Most experts believe it is inconceivable that matches will be able to resume in just a fortnight's time but in the interim, the Blues' players are keeping in shape in their home gyms.
"It is a strange and difficult situation but we tried to react immediately,” Francesco Mauri, the Everton's Head of Physical Conditioning,” said on evertonfc.com. “We decided to prepare a programme where the players have different training sessions for one week, but they can repeat those routines during subsequent weeks.
“We used our technology to send a programme with videos and descriptions of activities to the players. The training is focused on aerobic conditioning, strength and mobility.
“Our goal is to avoid loss of physical condition and some of the exercises are centred on injury prevention.
“We have given them their usual gym programmes added to aerobic work they can do at home with a bike or treadmill, or in a safe outside space.
“The players follow individual gym programmes during the season, so the work they are doing is a continuation of that.
“We have not given them any football-specific training for now and everything they are doing is as safe as possible in terms of avoiding injury.
“Motivation is never an issue and there is some novelty for the players, they are at home and in their own gyms, so that benefits us in the short-term."
Some of the players have been entertaining their followers on social media, with André Gomes taking the cake so far with his hilarious channeling of Tom Hanks in Castaway, while Richarlison exhibited exemplary hand-washing technique while singing his own terrace chant.
Others just wanted to pass on their good wishes during the enforced shutdown and isolation:
This is one of the funniest things I've seen in a while:— Próxima Jornada (@ProximaJornada1) March 18, 2020
André Gomes channeling his inner Tom Hanks and acting out his own version of the movie Castaway.
( 🎥 André Gomes via IG)
He feels how we all feel.. pic.twitter.com/0OWWsreoC2
Stay safe from big Dunc pic.twitter.com/ZeO6zV22Or— Everton FPF (@EFCFPF) March 18, 2020
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1 Posted 18/03/2020 at 23:17:09
I enjoyed the Richarlison story more.
Ritually washing his hands for the requisite minimum 20 seconds whilst singing one of his terrace songs, which the club site discreetly describes as:
'Hes Brazilian, he only cost £50 million,
We think hes flippin brilliant,
To his credit, I think you can hear Richarlison singing the tune more akin to the truer version where the flippin' word gets substituted with a more earthy Scouse 'F' word.
Watch it on this page:
2 Posted 19/03/2020 at 00:33:54
This site will be a comfort to many with time on their hands and our club is important to us.
3 Posted 19/03/2020 at 03:16:22
4 Posted 19/03/2020 at 07:34:52
I know there is going to be murder in my own house, once our own footy starts, and it wont be long before the kids are requesting I get a camera, to stop all the cheating, I just wonder what Jon Moss, is doing to keep fit?
5 Posted 19/03/2020 at 07:49:31
6 Posted 19/03/2020 at 11:16:37
I was devastated to hear that some poor premier league Players have contracts running out On 30/06/2020, sky sports were very concerned about them and whether their £100,000 a week contract would be extended to see out the season.
As a small business owner myself, I simply cant even begin to imagine how tough it is for those players, I will have to offer them free boiler installations if any of them are struggling to heat the house.
7 Posted 19/03/2020 at 11:58:55
8 Posted 19/03/2020 at 13:23:59
9 Posted 19/03/2020 at 13:36:51
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11 Posted 19/03/2020 at 13:55:39
I think there was a 2 month shut down due to the severe winter. The was no widespread use of under soil heating. Braziers were tried but the icy conditions were the winners.
I think (from memory) the season ended in mid May, with 4-1 home win against Fulham and a hat trick for Roy Vernon, followed by the Championship Trophy
12 Posted 19/03/2020 at 22:52:58
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16 Posted 25/03/2020 at 14:51:52
17 Posted 25/03/2020 at 15:43:56
Also, it is Vincent Van Gogh's Birthday next Monday - -as I am sure you all know -- and nothing will stop me doing something on his birthday - - - see this link:
- - Link
18 Posted 25/03/2020 at 16:34:36
Take care of yourself in your isolation.
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