"They've got to react (the Newcastle players). We
expected that at half time but they didn't really react, so the ball's in
their court. They've got to run around, they've got to have a good attitude,
they've got to tackle, because Sheffield United certainly did that.
"We knew they'd be physical, strong and committed, and that's exactly
what they were.
"Swansea will pass the ball around on Monday, and we like to pass the
ball around, but there's still major parts of the game that you have to do,
and at the moment - and certainly not on Thursday - we didn't do them. It's
something they've got to resolve.
"That was a poor performance - there's no point trying to be nice about
it. It was really poor.
"I have no doubt that there was effort in there, but in terms of quality,
there wasn't a lot. I don't know what it was, and I didn't expect it,
"In terms of preparation, they haven't done much physically since (the
Brighton game on Monday) so for me, there's no excuse. The best team won.
"It's impossible to put a finger on it. It looks easy from the side, but
we couldn't pass the ball ten yards. I wouldn't have thought anybody other
than Sadio (Haidara) has come out with much credit.
"We're very up and down at the minute, but the good thing for us is the
fact that we've got Swansea on Monday, and we'll have to turn around very
quickly and get ready for that. They have to realise how important it