Everton: 'Real disaster’ emerging off-field at Goodison Park

Everton are ‘losing the fans again now’ amid a torrid run of results under new manager Frank Lampard, according to journalist Dean Jones.

The Toffees are one of six sides who have never been relegated from the Premier League, although that could be about to change if they don’t address their form and quickly.

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It was a promising start to the season under the tutelage of former manager Rafael Benitez for Everton as they lost just one of their opening seven Premier League games.

However, things quickly turned sour for the Spanish tactician, and he was relieved of his duties in January after just six-and-a-half months at the helm following a run of one victory in 13 fixtures.

Lampard was announced as Benitez’s successor at the end of January and his arrival seemed to have the desired effect after Everton secured a comfortable 4-1 victory over Brentford in the FA Cup in what was his first game in charge of Everton.

But once again, Everton’s joy proved to be short-lived as the Goodison Park outfit have claimed a solitary league win since then, losing on five occasions.

Their latest defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers over the weekend left them hovering above the relegation zone on goal difference and resulted in the players being booed off the Goodison Park pitch by their own supporters.

What has Jones said about Everton?

Towards the end of Benitez’s reign, large sections of the Everton fan base started to turn against the former Liverpool boss.

Banners reading, “Benitez get out of our club” were unfurled in protest ahead of his dismissal but Lampard’s arrival appeared to initially transform the mood around the blue half of Merseyside.

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Nevertheless, that feel-good factor seems to have vanished, and the latest show of discontent from the stands has been labelled the ‘real disaster’ by Jones.

He told GiveMeSport: “I mean, you look at Everton right now, and they’re losing points, they’re losing belief, and they’re losing the fans again now as well. That’s the real disaster because it seemed like that was the one thing they had going for them.”

What next for Everton?

One crumb of comfort for Everton is the fact they have up to three games in hand on most of the teams surrounding them in the table.

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And their next fixture against Newcastle United could prove to be decisive in deciding their destination come May.

The Magpies lost their first game of 2022 last time out and Lampard will be hoping his Everton side can inflict further misery when they host them on Thursday.

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