Billy Davies once again felt the need to criticise his Nottingham Forest players after they lost Tuesday's relegation six-pointer to Watford 2-1.
Since arriving at the City Ground just over two months ago, the former Preston and Derby County manager has slated his team on several occasions, and he was once again on the warpath after the Vicarage Road setback.
"We just didn't compete," he bemoaned. "When you come to places like Watford, you have to play in a certain way.
"We warned the players beforehand that this was a relegation battle. This game was going to be played in a certain manner. We told the players that, and it was.
"Unfortunately, I don't think we played the game in the manner that we should have, throughout the side.
"We know we have a lot of work to do. We'll keep grinding away and working - and we know we have a scrap between now and the end of the season."