Alan Pardew: "If we get to January and we're in a vulnerable position, where we are now or lower, then we're going to need to have a little bit more thought about how we're going to go forward.
"We're talking about West Ham putting a big puncture in our season.
"If we'd have won that game, we'd have been in the top six.
"Then we had massive blows before Swansea with Papiss Cisse being withdrawn and Yohan Cabaye's injury. I'm not going to get too down about it at the minute.
"I still believe in this side.
"I still believe it's a very good side when I put it out there.
"But the guys who are in and around the squad need to step up now and prove they're good enough."
Source: Newcastle United Mad