By George Overhill

9th Nov, 2022 | 10:40am

talkSPORT host who ripped Frank Lampard mocks Everton fan after Bournemouth defeat

Andy Goldstein responded sarcastically to an Everton fan after the 4-1 defeat to Bournemouth, having criticised Frank Lampard in the build up.

The talkSPORT host had claimed that the Toffees fans are no longer happy with the manager due to recent form in a discussion with Darren Bent on Tuesday (8 November).

After a much-changed Everton side were thrashed on the south coast later in the evening to crash out of the Carabao Cup with a whimper he doubled down.

Bent had stuck up for Lampard and criticised the recruitment, but Goldstein used the same line that had been used against the Chelsea legend during last year’s struggles, saying: “This is going to sound horrible right? He took over Chelsea when they were fourth, they finished fourth. He took over Derby when they were sixth, and they brought so many players in, they finished sixth.

“He took over Everton when they were 16th, and they’re 16th. You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to work out there’s been no progression whatsoever.”

One fan had been unhappy with Goldstein’s criticism without considering the context of the situation, but on Twitter on Wednesday morning (9 November) he responded mockingly alongside a laughing emoji with: “Sorry. Bournemouth 4-1 Everton. Better?”

Slipping

Every time Lampard goes through a rough patch criticism tends to generate far quicker than it does with other managers.

But off the back of a poor defeat at home to Leicester and a toothless draw at Fulham the cup defeat does look bad.

Whether the Toffees had a genuine chance to win the trophy is up for debate considering how it had been dominated by the likes of Manchester City in recent years, but fans are never going to accept being knocked out in such a fashion.

The league form is ultimately the most important, and while the table is so congested currently most sides are no more than a result or two in either direction from either a crisis or a recovery.

However, the atmosphere does feel like it has taken a turn, and Lampard was clearly furious with his fringe players for performing so poorly at the Vitality with his criticism after the final whistle.

There were a number of parallels with the 4-0 FA Cup defeat at Crystal Palace on 20 March last season, where a potentially morale-boosting cup run came to a dismal end, with the manager infamously questioning the players’ fortitude after that game as well.

It is hard to deny that there has been an improvement between last season and this, but another defeat in the Premier League version of the Bournemouth double-header at the weekend will put a much more concerning slant on the situation for the duration of the World Cup break.