Anyway, Everton fans are planning to walk out on 27 minutes – at least I think they are.  The actual command on social media read, “Show your feet and leave your seat.”   They might all go to the bar of course – and indeed I think that is what the organisers have in mind, with the gangs returning after half time.

Of course demanding a new manager is but one of the two standard newspaper-led approaches to rekindling success.  The other approach is the alternative way of writing articles without research – spending money on players.   And Everton have done that spending over £500m in the last five years.

Fans really need to be wary of simplistic solutions to complex problems.  That’s what the journalists are for.