Date: 8th February 2012 at 3:28pm
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Alex McLeish was frustrated and disappointed following the Newcastle game, he’s now watched it back again and he’s angry and annoyed.

After watching the game again in more detail Alex is very clear on what we are doing wrong in defence and whilst he says we have to start defending ugly to get the basics right (most would argue our defence is already playing ugly and that’s the problem) it’s obvious he wants more effort from the players when we lose the ball.

Speaking to the Official Site Eck said.

‘I’m more annoyed and angry than anything else now. We played ever so well in parts of the game, yet we conceded such soft goals again. Whether it’s sloppiness with defenders or we’re just going through one of those spells where everything falls to the opposition?’

A season long spell?

‘We don’t close down a throw in, something as simple as a throw in! We have got to be prepared to die to stop balls coming in from the sides. We have let too many of them in this season and it was a problem last season aswell. All I can do is keep working on it, it’s frustrating.’

He also less than subtly hints that the 5 internationals at the back need to start showing why they are internationals.

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