Walsall player-boss Paul Merson has finally lost patience after the Saddlers' under-achievements on their travels remained unchecked at Valley Parade.
Admittedly, Wednesday night's 2-0 defeat to Bradford City was only Walsall's second in nine games overall. But it was the sixth away league defeat out of their last seven matches.
Merson reckoned it was a poor enough display to suggest that it is time he used the January transfer window to not only bring new blood in but ship a few players out.
"There will be changes," promised Merson. "Not just for the Blackpool game on Saturday but beyond.
"Last season I had to bring in six players to get us back on track and it looks like I'll have to do the same. I need to bring people in - and shift some out.
"All we ask of players at this club is that they work hard and go out and show how much they want to be professional footballers every time they go out on the pitch.
"We've got too many who are happy to hang around in mid-table, to play well one game then not reproduce it in the next. It just wasn't good enough.
"The fans had paid their money and probably left work early to see the game and had to endure that. I'm devastated for them.
"And I'm not accepting it. I was embarrassed and very, very disappointed by that performance."
One player Merson is already resigned to losing is Jorge Leit?o, who has just three games left before he returns to Portugal next month. Tomorrow's match will be his last home game at Bescot. But even the fans' favourite was not spared the Merson wrath.
"Jorge has been a fantastic servant to this club," said Merson. "Different class.
"He is going home soon and I've done him a massive favour by letting him do that, so he's only got three games left for Walsall and I hope he goes out in style because that was the worst I've seen him play for a long, long time."
It may still be too soon for Merson to return himself to face Blackpool after his long spell out with an Achilles problem while Danny Fox remains a doubt.
But the Saddlers should have Matty Fryatt back in contention tomorrow. The 14-goal top scorer missed the Bradford defeat after his girl-friend gave birth in the early hours on Wednesday morning. Julian Bennett hopes to shrug off a stomach bug.