IS THERE anyone at Everton who is not on the brink?
Boss Frank Lampard is on the brink of the sack.
Frank Lampard is battling to keep his job as Everton managerGetty
Owner Farhad Moshiri is on the brink of hiring a fifth manager in as many years.
And the suffering Toffees fans are on the brink of giving up hope they will avoid relegation.
They have gone eight Premier League games without a win — losing six.
The latest — a 2-0 defeat away to fellow strugglers West Ham — leaves them joint bottom, only in 19th thanks to a marginally better goal difference than Southampton.
The most frightening thing for Everton fans is that those in charge are both devoid of answers.
There seemed to be a mini post-match competition between Lampard, Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright: Who could utter the most obvious or useless phrase?
Lampard went with: “The solutions aren’t easy.”
Kenwright said: “We’ve just got to start winning.”
Moshiri then admitted Lampard’s future is “not my decision” to make.
Everton supporters are fed up to the back teeth with the ineptness that sees their club free-falling towards the Championship.
Don’t forget, this is a club that was last relegated in 1951.
The new £500million stadium could be welcoming lower league sides when it opens at Bramley Dock next year.
And the civil war between the fans and board has seen death threats, vandalism and Goodison sit-in protests.
Banners in the packed-out away end at the London Stadium on Saturday summed it all up, from “A board full of liars” to one that read “To hell with Kenwright and Moshiri too”.
For once, Moshiri had full sight of these, attending his first Everton game since October 2021.
It was an appearance that has thrown up more questions than answers.
GOODISON IN BAD WAY
Was he there to gaze over Lampard’s flailing side in the flesh before making his decision on whether to swing the axe?
The irony is that due to their financial restraints, it would be cheaper not to sack him.
But fans would argue the cost of relegation would be far greater.
And who would take on this circus of a potential career-ending job anyway?
There are those that point to Sean Dyche, a man who knows a thing or two about survival.
He has made clear his desperation to prove himself at a top club after overachieving with Burnley, but Everton are barely in that category anymore.
Lampard has his critics but there are not many coaches who could do better with this current squad.
Richarlison was never replaced. Dominic Calvert-Lewin is injury prone. Seamus Coleman’s legs went years ago.
And this motley crew are now expected to perform miracles in their next two league games against leaders Arsenal and Mersey foes Liverpool.
Lampard said: “We are trying to rebuild. That doesn’t mean you start climbing the stairs straight away. It means you have to dig in.”
For now, he is digging in his fingernails to keep hold of his job, as is the club to their top-flight status.
PAOwner Farhad Moshiri (second left) and chairman Bill Kenwright (right) were in the stands at West Ham[/caption]
ReutersFans in the away end showed their anger towards the club’s hierarchy[/caption]