Date: 29th November 2019 at 6:00pm
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Many Everton fans have been reacting on social media after our Head of Nutrition Lloyd Parker cited a comment from Yerry Mina on jam roly polys, while speaking with The Athletic.

Executive Performance Chef Tom Kenton and Parker are two of the men responsible for ensuring the players get the food they need in order to perform at their best, and offer the squad the best nutrition for recovery after a match.

Head of Performance Bruno Mendes joins the pair at every home and away fixture to offer the needed supervision, as Kenton and Parker prepare bespoke meals pre and post-game on-site, rather than relying on food provided by a hotel.

Having a congested fixture schedule, like we face throughout December, can cause club staff members like Kenton, Parker and Mendes problems, as they must ensure the players are still taking on the needed meals for their preparation and recovery.

Parker has cited one instance where they served the squad jam roly poly after a game, and how Mina later reacted when the dessert was not on the menu.

“We had three games in a week once, and we served jam roly poly at the hotel,” Parker noted. “Yerry said: ‘oh my god, this is the best thing ever!’ Next weekend, we put crumble out and Yerry said: ‘My friend, where has the roly poly gone?!'”

Mina joined the club from FC Barcelona in 2018 for £27.19million, and has made a total of 29 appearances for the Toffees, scoring once.

How would you rate Mina's season so far?

Best player in the team

Best player in the team

Much improved from 2018/19

Much improved from 2018/19

Still needs to improve

Still needs to improve

Absolutely awful

Absolutely awful

Injuries affected his maiden term heavily, but the Colombia star has been a mainstay of Marco Silva’s plans this season having only sat out one Premier League game from a possible 13 so far.

Here are some of the reactions offered to Parker’s recollection of Mina’s comment…

 

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