Date: 7th February 2020 at 8:00pm
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Some Everton fans have been reacting on social media after Toffees icon Duncan Ferguson slammed the Football Association for introducing a winter break.

The English top-flight introduced a mid-season break in fixtures for the first time this season that sees each team given a weekend off in February, after Premier League sides agreed to its introduction back in June 2018.

Everton are one of eight teams to be playing on the first week of the break, with Carlo Ancelotti’s Blues hosting Crystal Palace in the early Saturday lunchtime kick-off.

The move to introduce a winter break was instigated by the FA in a bid to help England succeed at future World Cups and European Championships, as they long felt a mid-season break would help players regain fitness.

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Ferguson, though, disagrees vigorously with the idea of halting the Premier League season as it means fans ultimately miss out.

“I don’t like it because the fans can’t go away,” Ferguson said to Football Daily.

“For me, I enjoy the football and have a great lifestyle, but the fans can’t go on holiday.

“The fans are missing out – so I don’t agree with it.”

Ancelotti has stated that he will be using the winter break to give his players four or five days off following the Palace match, but has demanded that the squad return to Finch Farm and not jet off on holiday.

Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to Ferguson’s comments…

In other Everton news, the club face paying £30m to sign a rumoured target in the summer after seeing offers rejected in January.

 

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