Gus Poyet is playing the blame game.
The Sunderland manager has directed his fury at the club's fans, the atmosphere around the Stadium of Light, the media and Bradford City's pitch for their troubles of late, but someone needs to remind him of his quotes only a month ago.
After Sunderland signed Jermain Defoe, Poyet stated that there was no longer any room for excuses, but he seems to have rather contradicted himself.
“I am telling you there are no excuses now,” he said back in January to the Guardian. “I am responsible, so whatever happens from this point onwards is down to me. I cannot say one thing one day and then change when it suits me. I don’t like excuses but I know every now and then something comes out of me and can sound like excuses. Now I hope there are no more."
Poyet has faced the wrath of Sunderland supporters, but his lack of accountability is starting to become the most frustrating facet of his leadership.
Although results and performances would have put him under pressure, whatever he was saying in the media, Poyet is doing himself few favours by failing to take any of the blame for their poor form.
At the end of the day, it is his tactics and selection choices which he needs to look at if he is wanting to change Sunderland's results.
There is little impact that the media or the supporters of the club can make on the pitch and his failure to take responsibility for his own errors could well cost him his job soon.